This week Liz speaks to internet legend Cory Doctorow about his recent Sense About Science lecture, Cory tackles apathy (if he can be bothered), a spat in the psychiatry world, and what if historians had time machines? And more!
Cory Doctorow Interview (1:53) by Liz Lutgendorff Political Apathy (20:30) by Cory Hazlehurst DSM Spat (29:34) by Max Davie ORGcon (35:44) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Peter Bradwell) Historians and Time Travel (44:23) by Victoria Stiles Nine Worlds (51:20) by James O’Malley (ft Ludi Valentine, Daniel Johnston and Erich Schultz) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Bordering On The Ridiculous (1:40) by Matt Flaherty Religious Antivaxers (12:50) by Salim Fadhley (ft Steve Novella) Circ Debate (21:29) by Marianne Baker Bradford Earthquake (32:08) by Cory Hazlehurst Synthetic Biology (43:46) by Jonny Serfaty NHS Reforms (49:45) by Max Davie Atheist Photobook Update (55:44) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Chris Johnson) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy, Brian Two and Sean McDermott
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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Jim Al-Khalili is announced as the new British Humanist Association President and we speak to the BHA’s Chief Exec about what the amazing new census numbers mean for non-religious people in the UK. It’s not so great for non-believers elsewhere though as a new report shows – and we also pick apart the Snoopers Charter, which was shot down this week by Nick Clegg. Plus a new mental health manual could have a big impact, why Northern Ireland is still flagging, and why Erasmus Darwin was awesome.
Census Results and a new BHA President (2:11) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Andrew Copson) Atheist Persecution Worldwide (9:11) by Bob Churchill Snooper’s Charter Slapdown (19:56) by Jenny Woods Mental Health Diagnosis Pronosis (29:35) by Max Davie Reviewing Peer Review (36:30) by Drew Rae Flying The Flag (42:13) by Rory Fenton (ft Brian McClinton) Erasmus Darwin (48:48) by Philip John Video Codecs (55:11) by Trent Burton