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Episode 229 – 21st March 2014

Fred Phelps, that awful invasive Mick Jagger frontpage and NASA predicting doom… it’s going to be a cheerful show!



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Fred Phelps is Dead (1:20) by Dave Landon Cole
Leveson and Jagger (11:41) by James O’Malley
Nasa Doom (16:34) by Liz Lutgendorff
Nissan Leaf (21:40) by Salim Fadhley
Big Bang Fair (26:00) by Bethany Jenkins

The Leveson Debate – 17th January 2012

What are we to make of the Leveson Report? Is the Leveson Report a threat to public interest journalism? This was the topic of a debate hosted by the Soho Skeptics and Conway Hall.



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On the panel was:

Nick Cohen – British journalist, author and political commentator. He is a columnist for The Observer, a blogger for The Spectator, and Standpoint magazine. His most recent book You Can’t Read This Book is about free speech and censorship.

Suzanne Moore – Journalist and columnist who has written for The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The Independent and others.

Evan Harris – Former Liberal Democrat MP and currently a prominent member of the Hacked Off campaign, which is campaigning for the implementation of the Leveson recommendations.

Natalie Fenton – Co-Director of the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre. She has written a number of books including “New Media, Old Media: Journalism and Democracy in the Digital Age”

The panel was chaired by Helen Lewis, deputy editor of the New Statesman.

Episode 170 – 18th January 2013

Highlights from the Leveson debates, European secularist court victories, an atheist church, dodgy charity PR, and some burgers with horse in it.



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The Leveson Debate Highlights (1:24) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Nick Cohen, Suzanne Moore, Evan Harris, Natalie Fenton and Helen Lewis)
Secularist Court Wins (11:15) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Pavan Dhaliwal and Richy Thompson)
Sunday Assembly (26:43) by James O’Malley (ft Sanderson Jones)
Bad Charity PR (36:56) by Marsh
Django and Spaghetti Westerns (42:35) by Alex Fitch
The Death of DVD (54:17) by David Biggins
Horse Burgers (63:39) by Sean Ellis

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Episode 169 – 11th January 2013

A scientific study into internet comments, celebrating the London Underground at 150, how the BBC are regurgitating press releases, why sociobiology is mad, and find out about THE LEVESON DEBATE!



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Internet Comment Polarisation (2:00) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dominique Brossard)
Screening Vultures (14:45) by Max Davie
The Tube At 150 (19:37) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Christian Wolmar)
The BBC and Police Press Releases (31:47) by Michael Marshall
Sociobiology (41:21) by Carl Packman
Disability on TV (48:51) by Christian Hofstader (read by Tannice Pendegrass)
The Leveson Debate (54:51) by James O’Malley (ft Helen Lewis)
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 159 – 26th October 2012

Earthquake predictions, atheists and the scouts, a psychic challenge and Simon Singh explaining What Doctors Don’t Tell Him – and much more on this week’s Pod Delusion. We also speak to film maker Chris Atkins to preview the first meeting of Soho Skeptics, and find out what the BHA are doing about faith schools – and more!



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Predicting Earthquakes (2:07) by Drew Rae
Chris Atkins Interview (10:46) by James O’Malley
Scouting & Atheism (22:56) by Shaun Joynson
Psychic Challenge (31:14) by James O’Malley (ft Simon Singh, Chris French, and Kim the psychic)
A New Singh Libel Case? (48:36) by James O’Malley (ft Simon Singh, again!)
BHA Faith School Fundraiser (51:34) by James O’Malley (ft Richy Thompson)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 136 – 18th May 2012

We speak to HUGH GRANT, Tom Watson, Harriet Harman, Rich Peppiatt, Owen Jones & more at the rally for media reform, find out why the BBC isn’t biased, why Norway divorced its church and state and get the latest on Derek Acorah’s escapades.



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Media Reform (2:29) by Liz Lutgendorff & James O’Malley
(ft Hugh Grant, Tom Watson MP, Harriet Harman MP, Jacky Davis, Evan Harris, Owen Jones, Rich Peppiatt, Mary Ellen Field & Jacqui Hames)
BBC Bias? (23:02) by Cory Hazlehurst
Secular Norway (31:26) by Sean Ellis
Shareholder Revolts (38:28) by Alex Fitch
Derek Acorah (46:33) by Hayley Stevens
Word of Faith (53:20) by Jonny Scaramanga
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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