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Episode 138 – 1st June 2012

We find out if the anti-GM protesters managed to smash up the GM crops experiment, what the latest on the Twitter Joke Trial is, and why the proposals for equal marriage don’t go far enough. We also have more on LOCOG’s draconian brand enforcement and discover why file sharing might not be all that bad for the music industry.



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Rothamsted Update (2:16) by James O’Malley (ft Mark Lynas)
Twitter Joke Trial Update (9:15) by Matt Flaherty
Equal Marriage Doesn’t Go Far Enough (18:35) by Naomi Phillips
Olympic Branding (24:06) by Alex Fitch
File Sharing & The Music Industry (36:40) by Salim Fadhley (ft Prof Bob Hammond)
Paul Zenon Interview (47:56) by Brian Two
Questival (56:26) by James O’Malley (ft Jenny Bartle)
Surprise (60:23) by Martin Robbins & Dean Burnett
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 107 – 21st October 2011

We speak to a Nobel Laureate and a Cabinet Minister in the same show. What’s all that about? Also: Dale Farm, Transgender in the Media, and the END OF THE WORLD.


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2011 Nobel Winner Brian Schmidt Interview (1:36) by Kash Farooq
David Willetts Roberts Lecture (13:26) by James O’Malley
Roberts Lecture Reactions (15:57) by Liz Lutgendorff
Dale Farm (25:30) by Adam Jacobs
Evangelical HIV Cures (35:29) by Naomi Phillips
Transgender and the Media (41:00) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Nathalie McDermott)
Translating Solaris (48:19) by Salim Fadhley (ft Bill Johnson)
End Of The World (Again) (57:28) by Tom Hodden
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 71 – 11th February 2011



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DFID and the Pope (2:18) by Jon Treadway (ft Naomi Phillips)
Darwin Day Lecture (6:24) by Jon Treadway (ft Richard Dawkins & Armand Leroi)
Geek Manifesto (9:48) by James O’Malley (ft Mark Henderson)
Pentecostal Boot Camp (21:08) by Salim Fadhley (ft Tyler Bowden)
Risk Management (30:54) by Drew Rae & David Couch

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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.

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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.