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Episode 197 – 26th July 2013

This week we review the PRISM scandal, discover the science of sleep, assess a new drug and fight for what’s right in women’s cycling. Then to chill out afterwards we have a game of Chess 2 – the sequel to the popular ancient boardgame, Chess!



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PRISM (2:38) by Kate Russell
Material Science (16:02) by James O’Malley (ft Mark Miodownik)
Sleepy Science (20:40) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Debra Skene)
Polypill (30:08) by Adam Jacobs & Hayley Johnson
Women’s Cycling (42:36) by Emma Shiels
Chess 2: The Sequel (50:33) by Salim Fadhley (ft Zac Burns)
Iszi Lawrence (59:17) by Iszi Lawrence
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 190 – 7th June 2013

We use SCIENCE to find out the difference between a geek and a nerd, why school admission by religion is wrong, why advertisers aren’t all out to control us and much more!



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Fair Admissions (2:01) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Prof Ted Cantle)
John Carr is Wrong (11:10) by Kate Russell
Legal Aid (15:05) by Emma McClure
Carl Heneghan Interview (21:53) by Paul Hopwood
Advertising Conspiracy (36:46) by Koen VD
Parking Mad (43:36) by Paul Orton (ft Keith Porteous-Wood)
Geeks vs Nerds (51:51) by James O’Malley (ft Burr Settles)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 165 – 7th December 2012

Is David Cameron finally right about something? Why do Bristol University Christian Union think that women should be seen and not heard? What’s the deal with the human rights act? Kate speaks to Games Workshop co-founder and fantasy gaming legend Ian Livingstone and ruminations on arthouse film following Cineworld’s takeover of PictureHouse cinemas.



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Agreeing with Cameron on Leveson (2:21) by James Firth
Bristol Christian Union Fiasco (10:58) by Jenny Bartle
Women: Seen and Not Heard? (15:49) by Nathan Rae
Human Rights Act (22:41) by Georgia Gale Grant
Ian Livingstone Interview (28:21) by Kate Russell
Geoengineering (36:40) by Drew Rae
Cineworld take PictureHouse (45:13) by Alex Fitch
Pale Blue Cafe (56:00) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Trent Burton)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 163 – 23rd November 2012

Internet freedom around the world – an exclusive report from Azerbaijan, the gamification of war, Bayes Theorem, former Labour MP Chris Mullin on “A Very British Coup” 30 years on, Peter Tatchell getting arrested and some American atheists take on the American tax man. What more could you want?!



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Freedom of Tweet Around The World (2:15) by Kate Russell
Gamification of War (19:59) by David Eastman
Bayes is the Wayes (25:40) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Richard Carrier)
Chris Mullin Interview (36:17) by Cory Hazelhurst (ft Chris Mullin!)
Peter Tatchell’s Arresting Experience (49:30) by Adam Knowles and Richard Unwin (ft Peter Tatchell)
FFRF vs The IRS (57:00) by Salim Fadhley (ft Annie Laurie Gaylor)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 162 – 16th November 2012

New Twitter prosecution rules, the National Health Action Party launch, a report on freedom of expression from Azerbaijan – it’s an eclectic show! We also speak to a man crowdfunding some scientific research, find out about fusion reactors, hear how humanists are excluded from Remembrance events and laugh at how some Americans on the right aren’t taking Obama’s re-election victory terribly well.



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More DPP Social Meeja Woe (2:06) by Matt Flaherty
National Health Action Party (12:54) by Trish Hann (ft June Hautot)
Kids & Free Expression Online (20:31) by Kate Russell
Crowdsourcing Science (30:10) by James O’Malley (ft Ethan Perlstein)
For All Who Serve (40:24) by James O’Malley (ft Chris Holden)
Fusion Reactor (49:35) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Nick Balshaw)
Crazy Obama Reactions (61:25) by Blakeley Nixon (ft the vocal stylings of Marc Silk)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 144 – 13th July 2012

What’s happening with Richard O’Dwyer, why Nature won in the libel courts, and why are the government letting creationism be taught in British schools?! Plus a novel solution for Lords Reform, LGBT characters in comics, and previewing a couple of fun Edinburgh shows!



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O’Dwyer Extradition (1:51) by Kate Russell (ft Julia O’Dwyer)
Creationism with Government Approval (13:13) by Jonny Scaramanga
Nature Libel Win (20:25) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Tim Appenzeller)
Control Theory and Lords Reform (30:41) by Sean Ellis
LGBT Characters in Comics (35:50) by Alex Fitch (ft Tim Macavoy)
Chris Coltrane Interview (46:38) by James O’Malley
Iszi Lawrence Interview (55:06) by James O’Malley
Winchester Sci Fest Plug (57:43) by James O’Malley (ft James Thomas)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 143 – 6th July 2012

Higgs Higgs Hooray! This week we celebrate the discovery of the Higgs Boson, speak to human cyborg Kevin Warwick, and find out how to get more girls into the games industry – and also why bubbles are so awesome!



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Higgs Update (2:00) by Kash Farooq (ft Jon Butterworth)
Human Cyborg (10:06) by James O’Malley (ft Kevin Warwick)
Greg Palast Response (20:41) by Drew Rae
Lords Reform Update (27:34) by Cory Hazlehurst
Girl Gamers (36:02) by Kate Russell
Bubbles! (49:28) by James O’Malley (ft Gianluca Memoli)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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