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.
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!
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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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.