MICHAEL GOVE SPECIAL! But don’t let that put you off. We’ve three pieces about the education secretary including an interview with the teacher Gove attacked for using Mr Men to teach history, a look at Gove’s approach to classic literature, and a piece on how he used PR surveys to justify policy. We also have some exclusive clips from an event celebrating the reform of the libel laws featuring the likes of Dara O’Briain, Nick Cohen, Brian Cox and many more.
Mr Men History (2:36) by James O’Malley (ft Russel Tarr) Gove and Prejudice (11:44) by Sean Ellis Gove and One Poll (18:53) by Marsh Libel Reform Celebration (28:01) by Liz Lutgendoff (ft Dave Gorman, Simon Singh, Chris French, Hardeep Singh, Brian Cox, Nick Cohen, Dara O’Briain and Evan Harris) Cosmic Genome (36:48) by James O’Malley (ft Robin Ince and Trent Burton) Humanist Weddings (45:51) by Blakeley Nixon (ft Pavan Dhaliwal) Homosexuality and DSM (49:17) by Chris Chapman The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
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
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
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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We find out if the psychics passed the Halloween test, discover how losers can win elections, and hear about a machine that can turn your thoughts into actual 3D objects. For real. Also: Self-driving cars are a problem for the future, atheist street preaching and how pathology was developed.
Psychic Test Results (2:18) by James O’Malley (ft Marsh) Can Losers Win An Election? (13:20) by Cory Hazlehurst Do We Care About Democracy? (20:10) By Eon Thinker Thing (28:120 by Sean Ellis (ft Bryan Salt) Self Driving Cars (36:12) by Salim Fadhley (ft Greg Clark) Atheist Street Preaching (45:32) by Simon Clare Murder And Pathology (53:13) by Tom Hodden The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
This week we find out about the counter campaign to the awful Coalition For Marriage, discover how religious extremists are targeting university campuses to recruit students, find out if the government’s new alcohol advice stands up to scrutiny and reminisce about 2000AD at 25. We also come closer to answering the age-old question… are the colours we perceive the same as the colours other people do?
Coalition for Equal Marriage (2:50) by James O’Malley (ft Conor Marron) Extremism on Campus (11:48) by James O’Malley (ft Raheem Kassam) Leading Faiths (25:36) by Drew Rae Alcohol Limits (29:20) by Adam Jacobs Bad Valentines PR (37:25) by Marsh 2000AD at 35 (43:28) by Tom Hodden Lottolab (50:40) by James O’Malley (ft David Robertson) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
Net Neutrality (1:20) by Sean Ellis Equal Love Update (6:46) by Salim Fadhley (ft Prof Robert Wintemute) The Placebo Effect (14:53) by Adam Jacobs Women Having Affairs (22:53) by Marsh Mark Steel Interview (31:08) by James O’Malley
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Industrial Relations (1:42) by Drew Rae Animal Testing (7:02) by Dean Burnett Data Retention (17:09) by James Firth Catholic School Selection (22:25) by Salim Fadhley (ft James Gray) Journalism Shortcuts (30:28) by Marsh Kat Akingbade at QED (36:53) by Jon Treadway
Greg Graffin on Anarchy Evolution (1:07) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff Life Years and Drugs (12:46) by Simon Howard Letterbox Danger (20:05) by Alex Foster Bad PR – Sex on Holidays (25:58) by Marsh
David Colquhoun and the CNHC by Sean Ellis Lord Mackay’s Bible Bashing by Salim Fadhley (ft Terry Sanderson, President of the National Secular Society) Witch Children by Jourdemayne A Skeptical Tale by Drew Rae WTF is QED? by James O’Malley (ft Marsh)
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