We speak to world renowned primatologist Frans de Waal about his new book, celebrate the passing of the new defamation bill and the libel laws being sorted. The science of nervous breakdowns, how Jehovah’s Witnesses have some dodgy views on domestic violence, and much more!
Libel Reform Success! (3:20) by James O’Malley (ft Mike Harris) Frans de Waal Interview (12:25) by Tessa Kendall Smart Pills (23:31) by Chris Chapman Nervous Breakdowns (28:35) by Dean Burnett Jehovah’s Witnesses & Domestic Violence (39:31) by Naomi Wilcox Cookie Stuffing (49:06) by Drew Rae Jargon (55:35) by Alex Brown
We speak to Ben Goldacre about his new book, Bad Pharma, find out what we can do now anti-choice activists are protesting again, hear what Dawkins had to say at the NSS conference, and discover the vaccine for whooping cough.
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Ben Goldacre Interview (2:10) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Ben Goldacre!) 40 Days For Life Are Back (21:30) by James O’Malley (ft Lucy Porter & Kerry J) Dawkins at the NSS Conference (26:12) by James O’Malley (ft Richard Dawkins) Nature Deficit Disorder (34:13) by Martin Saban-Smith Whooping Cough Vaccine (42:26) by Peter English Rbutr (53:08) by Kylie Sturgess (ft Shane Greenup)
This week we discover what genetic modification experiments they’re actually doing in Rothamsted – the place that anti-GM campaigners have announced they intend to trash in a few weeks time. We also speak to Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the woman who discovered pulsars – and discover the intriguing ethical dilemma behind “do not resusitate”. And more!
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Libel Reform in the Queen’s Speech (2:42) by James O’Malley (ft Sile Lane) Don’t Destroy Research (6:10) by Tracey Brown & Sile Lane (ft Toby Bruce & Huw Jones) Kony 2012 (19:05) by Michael Story Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell Interview (27:04) by Liz Lutgendorff Do Not Resusitate (36:05) by Simon Howard ACE creationism (45:38) by Jonny Scaramanga Before Watchmen (51:08) by Declan O’Riordan The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two