This week we find out if atheists are smarter than religious people, how a rational Parliament might work, and why Straight Pride UK are rather silly. We also look at the sad case of Neon Roberts, FGM in the news, the portrayal of mental health in videogames, and a brand new material.
Smart Atheists (2:11) by Tessa Kendall Privilege & Straight Pride (8:24) by Richard Firth-Godbehere Rational Parliament (16:26) by James O’Malley (ft Adam Smith) Neon Roberts (30:46) by Keir Liddle Upsalite (36:10) by Dean Burnett FGM (45:02) by Dawn Firth-Godbehere Mental Health & Videogames (52:38) by Chris Chapman The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
What could have caused the Waco explosion, how one man managed to hack and control a plane with his mobile phone, why the government’s austerity agenda may be based on a faulty Excel spreadsheet, and banging out head against a brick wall over MMR.
Waco Fire (2:36) by Kash Farooq (ft Claire Benson) Plane Hacking (13:48) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Hugo Teso) Austerity & Excel (27:04) by Keir Liddle Wakefield Still Wrong (33:57) by Tannice Pendegrass Thatcher Media Coverage (41:04) by Alex Fitch Women in Science (51:48) by Elizabeth Donnelly (ft Aysha Raza) Voyager (60:14) by Steve Dobson The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
SOPA Blackout (2:05) by Georgia Gale Grant Behind the scenes at the Wikipedia blackout (9:33) by Tom Morris Figshare (17:58) by Jon Treadway (ft Mark Hahnel) Teletubbies Scandal (27:36) by Salim Fadhley (ft Dave Thompson) The Sex Party (39:33) by Chris Huang-Lever Scotland and Tory England (45:17) by Keir Liddle A Bugs’ Life (50:16) by Adam Jacobs (ft Matt Shardlow) Videogames and Morality (60:16) by Trent Burton The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
Analogue Missions (1:45) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Prof Gordon Osinski) FOIA (12:54) by James Firth Deconversion (21:07) by Drew Rae Guides Inclusivity (28:32) by Salim Fadhley (ft Tessa Kendall) Too Many Ministers (35:39) by Cory Hazelhurst Spine Wizards (42:30) by Trish Hann Celebrity Skeptics (47:54) by Keir Liddle Secular Europe Campaign (53:42) by James O’Malley (ft Andrew Copson) QED 2010 (61:10) by James O’Malley (ft Michael Marshall) The sketches were by David Lovesy, Brian Two and Steve Clark
Cosmos Remake (1:33) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Neil Degrasse Tyson!) Mabus (17:13) by Keir Liddle Mental Health Checks (24:32) by Tannice Pendegrass Arms Trade Response (32:16) by Adam Jacobs Cycle Helmet Safety (38:53) by Drew Rae & David Couch On Skepticism… (42:23) by Tom Williamson How to land space ships on stuff (49:09) by Kash Farooq Millennium Seed Bank (53:30) by Sean Ellis Anthony Nolan Trust (59:11) by Alex Foster The sketch at the end was by David Lovesy, Brian Two, and Steve Clark
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Marcus Brigstocke Interview (1:28) by Liz Lutgendorff Smartphone Censorship (12:19) by Sean Ellis Humanist Bus Campaign (18:21) by Salim Fadhley (ft Bill Burgess) Government Attacking Disabled People (27:01) by Steven Sumpter Bone Marrow (35:02) by Keir Liddle (ft Rebecca Sedgewick from the Anthony Nolan Trust) I’m a scientist… get me out of here! (41:34) by Drew Rae (ft Dr Tom Crick) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy.