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Episode 208 – 11th October 2013

This week we find out about the Jesus & Mo controversy at the LSE, talk about the mathematics of The Simpsons with author Simon Singh, and discover some misconceptions about evolution with Henry Gee (spoiler: he still thinks evolution happened). We also have Chris sending a reality bullet into the heart of Assassin’s Creed’s dodgy history.



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(New!) LSE Jesus & Mo Controversy (1:59) by James O’Malley (ft Chris Moos)
Maths & The Simpsons (11:28) by James O’Malley (ft Dr Simon Singh)
Evolutionary Misconceptions (24:37) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Henry Gee)
Transparency In Science Isn’t Enough (44:08) by James O’Malley (ft Baroness Onora O’Neill & Imran Khan)
Historical Portrayals in Games (53:00) by Chris Chapman
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

Full Disclosure: We received a small fee for recording the Roberts Lecture. We included the interviews in the show (we didn’t have to) because it turned out to be really interesting!

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Episode 206 – 27th September 2013

A big show this week as we have the highlights from a controversial gender discussion involving Julie Bindel! We also speak to Joe Muto, the Fox News Mole, find out about developments in understanding motor neuron disorders, discover if the new Olympic chief will be good for human rights, and find out why ASDA and Tesco got some social media earache yesterday. PLUS: The latest on developments in multidimensional mathematics!



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Costume Controversy (1:43) by Tannice Pendegrass
The Battle Over Gender Highlights (7:20) ft Gia Milinovich, Julie Bindel, Bethany Black and Adrian Dalton
Multidimensional Maths Breakthrough (15:45) by Sean Ellis
The Fox News Mole (25:47) by James O’Malley (ft Joe Muto)
Motor Neuron Developments (42:10) by Sandra Prow (ft Rachael Dunlop)
Tokyo 2020 (53:29) by Marc Naimark
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 110 – 11th November 2011

The Daily Mail admits ‘Winterval’ is nonsense, where we’re at with reforming the libel laws and some interesting insights into talking to the dead. (Spoiler alert: you can’t do it).


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Winterval (1:45) by Dave Cross
Libel Reform Lobby (8:43) by Trish Hann
Silencing Protest (12:46) by Steven Sumpter
Necromancy (17:59) by Drew Rae
Talking to the Dead (22:21) by Sarah Angliss
Space Toys (29:27) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Craig Leff & Kevin Fong at London Science Festival)
Guerilla Skepticism (41:21) by Kylie Sturgess (ft Susan Gerbic)
Prime Numbers (50:39) by Peter Rowlett (ft Samuel Hanson)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 93 – 15th July 2011

We find out why abortion is brilliant, why maths isn’t immediately profitable but ultimately is, and about an intriguing new play about the dangers of alternative medicine. We also speak to author Mark Stevenson about his book. And much more!


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Pro-Choice Protest (1:49) by James O’Malley (ft Dr Evan Harris and Kate Smurthwaite)
James Webb Telescope (9:10) by Kash Farooq
Elevatorgate Response (13:48) by Natalie Dzerins (read by Charlotte Hooson-Sykes)
Maths & Progess (19:40) by Peter Rowlett
Alternative (27:01) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Trent Burton & Maria MacLachlan)
PowerPoint (37:22) by Simon Howard
An Optimist’s Tour of the Future (42:23) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Mark Stevenson)
Sketches by David Lovesy and Brian Too

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