Creationism in Schools (1:29) by Jonny Scaramanga Black Holes (9:07) by Kash Farooq (ft Prof Andrea Ghez) Atheist Scouts (16:40) by Ralph Parlour Musical Dissonance (24:06) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Neil McLachlan)
Formidable Vegetables (2:27) by James O’Malley (ft Charlie McGee) Thomas Paine (14:32) by James O’Malley (ft Ian Ruskin) Christopher Priest Interview (27:14) by Liz Lutgendorff French Disconnection (39:58) by Brian Two (ft Dave Griffith) Electric Cars (50:07) by Nathan Rae Spying (57:27) by Graham Murkett WinSciFest13 (60:26) by James O’Malley (ft Morgan Phillips) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Should the DPP consider his position now the Twitter Joke Trial is over? How can maths be used to show that those badminton players were deliberately playing badly? And does all modern music sound the same, or are we all just getting old?
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BIG EVENT in September
To celebrate the Pod Delusion’s third birthday we’re putting on a big event at Conway Hall in London on September 15th. We’re not entirely sure what it’s going to be yet but you can find out more here.
Twitter Joke Trial and the DPP (2:54) by Matt Flaherty Badminton or Goodminton (14:24) by Dan McNeil Pop Goes Bland? (23:14) by Dan Stowell and Matthias Mauch More from Winchester Science Festival (32:18) by Liz Lutgendorff and Sean Ellis Twitter Joke Trial Updates (53:40) by James O’Malley (ft Paul Chambers, David Allen Green, Al Murray and Louise Mensch MP and John Cooper QC)
So last weekend was the excellent QED Conference, and the organisers were kind enough to give us a slot to record a show in front of an audience – and excellent it was too. We’ll be uploading the full podcast shortly, but I couldn’t resist posting this video early – of Blake Hutchings performing a new song for us at the end of the show. It’s called The Skeptic Song, and as far as I’m concerned it’s essentially our skeptic anthem. You have to watch this:
To celebrate the show’s first birthday, we recorded this episode LIVE at Skeptics in the Pub, London – so it’s a bit longer than usual, but still follows the same format and is hopefully just as entertainment. There was a brief Q&A session after each speaker – we cut those for time reasons, though you can find them below.
Also below is Sean Ellis’s report on the audience reaction to the live event – you can hear that below.
The Papal Visit
by Jon Treadway (ft Naomi Phillips from the British Humanist Association) – 0:03:14
Future Trends In Alternative Medicine
by Liz Lutgendorff – 0:14:35
The Integrated Restaurant
by Sean Ellis – 0:23:18
by Martin Robbins – 0:30:19
Gay Blood Donation
by Alex Foster – 0:42:29
Why I’m Not A Skeptic
by Will Howells – 0:50:15
The Twat In The Hat
by Crispian Jago – 1:00:08
Carmen and John’s Music
by Carmen D’Cruz and John Gregson – 1:06:32
Milton Mermikides doing sound effects, playing music and stings throughout.
MC James O’Malley was in da house.
Thanks to Sid Rodrigues and everyone at London SITP for hosting us.
DVD Extra style content:
What did the people there think? by Sean Ellis
What did you think of the live format? Please post in the comments below as we’d love to hear your thoughts.
Silly Season by George Poles Music Copyright by Salim Fadhley (ft Steve Lawson) Good Science is Boring by Drew Rae Bath Skeptics by Rob Weeks Guide to a Skeptical Summer by Liz Lutgendorff Now is the Month of Maying by the BHA Choir
Digital Economy Bill (1:29) by Salim Fadhley (ft LibDem PPC Bridget Fox) Quack Cancer Treatment (8:45) by Dave Woodward Lessons from Obama (16:34) by Martyn Norris Frank Turner Talks! (25:08) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Frank Turner)
Proposition 8 Update (1:18) by Salim Fadhley YouTube Censorship (8:36) by Dave Cole Homeopathy and Python (14:24) by Crispian Jago (ft Mark Thompson) I’m Feeling Sleepy (21:17) by Sly & Reggie Robin Ince & Nerdstock (25:31) by James O’Malley (ft Robin Ince)
This week: Winterval (0:00) by James O’Malley Johnny drops a Ball (3:33) by Salim Fadhley Debunking the Nativity (8:43) by Jack of Kent The modern day Nativity (14:16) by Liz Lutgendorff Ann Summers at Christmas (18:11) by Simon Howard Christmas Number One (22:11) by Martyn Norris RIP Frosty (26:31) by George Poles