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Science and the Dark Art of Persuasion

Recorded at the Royal Institution, Helen Czerski was joined by Marcus Brigstocke, Bruce Hood, Barry Smith and Felicity Mellor to discuss what scientists should know about the dark arts of persuasion, and whether they should ever use them.


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You can also hear Helen speaking about the debate on Episode 173 of The Pod Delusion.

Episode 174 – 15th February 2013

This week we look find out how prophecy predicts the Pope’s resignation could signal the destruction of Rome, we reflect on the Pope’s use of Twitter, discover when 4G phones are going to happen – and if the networks are going to continue to rip us off, as well as hear about how school kids are standing up for LGBT people. And more!



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Papal Prophecies (2:15) by Chris Chapman
Blessed Are The Cheesemakers (7:23) by Mat Greenfield
High School Shootings & Terrorists (12:10) by Salim Fadhley (ft Adam Lankford)
Bad Valentines PR (21:04) by Marsh
The Science of Persuasion (27:32) ft Marcus Brigstocke!
4G Auction (35:16) by Sean Slater
LGBT Groups in Schools (43:00) by Adam Knowles (ft Adam Castle)
Stand Up For Darwin (52:44) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Nick Doody, Kate Smurthwaite, Dean Burnett and more!)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 90 – 24th June 2011

We speak to comedian Marcus Brigstocke about his new book ‘God Collar’ and find out how THE MAN is totally whack when it comes to recording gigs on our phones. And more!


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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.

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