This week we find out what happened at Mozfest (and speak to the director of the Mozilla foundation!), figure out the truth about pirates – as well as discover what’s going to be happening at QED and why religion became so popular.
Mozfest (1:40) by Julie Gould (ft Mark Surman & Kaitlin Thaney) Pirates (12:48) by Chris Chapman QED Plug (19:20) by James O’Malley (ft Marsh) History of Religion (27:35) by James O’Malley (ft Matthew Kneale) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
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
UN Reform (2:25) by James O’Malley (ft Sir Jeremy Greenstock) Twitter Joke Trial Appeal (12:36) by Carl Gardner (ft David Allen Green) Moon Bases (16:56) by Alex Fitch Women’s History Month (25:53) by Jessica Metheringham-Owlett Filibustering (30:41) by Craig Lucas (ft Christopher Chope) Challenge Sally (38:40) by Tom Williamson (ft Michael Marshall) Electric Lullaby (47:15) by Sarah Angliss
Analogue Missions (1:45) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Prof Gordon Osinski) FOIA (12:54) by James Firth Deconversion (21:07) by Drew Rae Guides Inclusivity (28:32) by Salim Fadhley (ft Tessa Kendall) Too Many Ministers (35:39) by Cory Hazelhurst Spine Wizards (42:30) by Trish Hann Celebrity Skeptics (47:54) by Keir Liddle Secular Europe Campaign (53:42) by James O’Malley (ft Andrew Copson) QED 2010 (61:10) by James O’Malley (ft Michael Marshall) The sketches were by David Lovesy, Brian Two and Steve Clark
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Medicinal Magic Mushrooms (1:49) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Roland Griffiths) Johann Harigate (11:51) by Dean Burnett Bishops in the Lords (21:23) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Chris Bryant) NHS Changes (25:45) by Adam Jacobs Creationist Geology (32:59) by Salim Fadhley (ft Stephen Newton from NSCE) Fragile Social Networks (42:42) by Steven Sumpter Bad PR Results (48:14) by Michael Marshall Smellytweet Update (58:26) by James Thomas The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
This week we have an exclusive clip of Richard Dawkins talking about the New College of the Humanities, a brief chat with PZ Myers, and we find out why James Thomas hasn’t washed for about three weeks now. And more!
Richard Dawkins on the New College of the Humanities (1:15) by James O’Malley (ft an EXCLUSIVE clip of Dawkins talking about it) PZ Myers interview (7:53) by James O’Malley and Liz Lutgendorff Death of the Operating System (15:15) by Pete Hague What are we running out of? (20:57) By Drew Rae Germany’s lack of nuclear ambition (27:21) by Sven Rudloff Nicked: The Nick Clegg Musical (38:20) by James O’Malley and Liz Lutgendorff SmellyTweet (44:39) by James Thomas Bad PR Predictions (49:22) by Michael Marshall The sketch after the credits is by David Lovesy at TLC Creative
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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