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Episode 223 – 7th February 2014

This week we talk creationism in schools, black holes, scouting and music!



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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)

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Episode 193 – 28th June 2013

A bit of an arts special this week – music, theatre, literature… and electric cars! We speak to author Christopher Priest, musician Charlie McGee and actor Ian Ruskin. And much more!



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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

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Episode 147 – 3rd August 2012

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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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)

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Blake Hutchings – The Skeptic Song

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:

Episode 51 – 17th September 2010 – Live Birthday Special!


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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
Q&A:

The Integrated Restaurant
by Sean Ellis – 0:23:18
Q&A:

Culture-Bound Syndromes
by Martin Robbins – 0:30:19
Q&A:

Gay Blood Donation
by Alex Foster – 0:42:29
Q&A:

Why I’m Not A Skeptic
by Will Howells – 0:50:15
Q&A:

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.

Episode 44 – 30th July 2010



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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

Episode 18 – 22nd January 2010


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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)

New themetune by Milton Mermikides.

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Episode 14th – 18th December 2009 – Winterval Special!


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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

Songs throughout by Jon Treadway and James Taylor

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