Fred Phelps is Dead (1:20) by Dave Landon Cole Leveson and Jagger (11:41) by James O’Malley Nasa Doom (16:34) by Liz Lutgendorff Nissan Leaf (21:40) by Salim Fadhley Big Bang Fair (26:00) by Bethany Jenkins
This week we have an exclusive clip of the fourth man on the moon (!!!), along with some more back to earth chat. We talk Golden Dawn and the rise of the Far Right in Europe with Yiannis Baboulias, missing Doctor Who episodes with Mike Hall, as well as take a critical look at a High Court decision on MMR and some claims being made by an advisor to Michael Gove. Plus we go to a Wikipedia Editathon.
Golden Dawn (1:51) by James O’Malley (ft Yiannis Baboulias) Astronaut Al Bean (18:20) by Carl Hutchinson (FT FOURTH MAN ON THE MOON, AL BEAN!) Missing Doctor Who (20:08) by Mike Hall Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon (31:45) by James O’Malley (ft Jonathan Cardy) MMR Opportunities (43:40) by Peter English Nature vs Nurture (51:11) by Mike Ward The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Kepler Retires (2:11) by Kash Farooq (ft Dr Jon Jenkins from NASA) David Attenborough’s Wrong (13:33) by Lucy Abel Post-Truth Politics (19:50) by Mark Thompson (ft Alex Marsh) Living In The Past (31:23) by Leila Johnston Taste (42:15) by Shell Grayson The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Was the internet really attacked this week? What did the big budget cuts mean for NASA? Why do Americans worship the constitution, and why is Lynx deodorant causing a right old stink? Plus highlights from our interviews at Royal Holloway Science Festival.
Internet Under Attack? (1:48) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Andy Halsall) NASA Sequestration (10:46) by Sandra Prow (ft Keith Cowing) Lynx Cause A Stink (22:38) by James O’Malley (ft Kate Arkless Gray) Constitutional Worship (32:10) by Salim Fadhley (ft Mike Seidman) Royal Holloway Highlights (42:05) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Alan Gange and Rafael Yáñez) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
A blockbuster show as we speak to Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden (HE WENT TO THE MOON!), along with psychologist Steven Pinker and new BHA President Jim Al-Khalili. The Chief Asteroid Miner at Planetary Resources explains… how to mine asteroids, and we also take a look at some crazy goings on both in Germany and closer to home.
Apollo Astronaut Al Worden Interview (2:53) by Carl Hutchinson Steven Pinker Interview (13:21) by Liz Lutgendorff Jim Al-Khalili Interview (23:43) by James O’Malley Asteroid Mining (28:12) by Kash Farooq (ft Chris Lewicki) German Quackery (41:34) by Sven Rudloff Creationists Schools in the UK (48:26) by Jonny Scaramanga
This week we speak to the deputy project scientist on NASA’s recently landed MARS CURIOSITY expedition. Amazing! We also tackle the boundary review, look into some Olympic conspiracy theories and much, much more!
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Curiosity Landing by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Joy Crisp, deputy project scientist on the Curiosity mission at NASA!) Boundary Review by Cory Hazlehurst Olympic Conspiracy by Blakeley Nixon Suffragettes by Jennifer D Kylie Sturgess Interview by Jonny Scaramanga The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
This week we find out whether the claims about “Earth 2.0” are too good to be true, catch up with the Voyager probes, and back on earth we discuss whether sharing NHS data is wise and discover the truth about H&M’s computer generated clothes models.
Kepler-22b (2:55) by Kash Farooq (ft Robert Simpson) NHS Data Sharing (13:22) by David Eastman Virtual Models at H&M (17:41) by Steven Sumpter Voyager’s Final Frontier (22:30) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Ed Stone) Corporate Responsibility (33:06) by Adam Jacobs Declining Education Standards (39:10) by Peter Rowlett Tribal Scientist (45:11) by Kylie Sturgess (ft Michael McRae) Humans Are Amazing (54:44) by Drew Rae The sketch is by David Lovesy & Brian Two The Godel Song is by Ben Jones
President Jesus (0:52) by Paul Day Exoplanets (10:06) by Kash Farooq & Dr Matt Burleigh Rodial (14:42) by Adam Cuerden Ask For Evidence (22:08) by James O’Malley (ft Sile Lane from Sense About Science) Chinese Censorship (29:50) by Nick Boorer NASA and Asteroids (37:24) by Drew Rae & David Couch Peter Atkins Interview (43:50) by Gavin Hubbard Comics Film (50:36) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dave Kellett & Fred Schroeder) The sketch was by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Secularist of the Year (3:42) by James O’Malley (ft Sophie in’t Veld) Sue Cox interview (11:27) by Liz Lutgendorff Principles of war in Libya (18:10) by Adam Jacobs The Great Stagnation (28:06) by Jon Treadway (ft Tyler Cowen) Technological Stagnation (38:07) by Pete Hague Meteorites and LIFE (45:29) by Kash Farooq Georgie Clause is coming to town (49:32) by Will Battle & James Firth (lyrics after the break)
Charity appeals at the beginning and end are by Sean Ellis & Martyn Norris.
Guest edited this week by Will Howells. Moon Bombing (0:59) by Billy Abbott Alternative Therapies (4:59) by Crispian Jago Ofsted Inspections (13:31) by Misty Norman Borlaug (20:29) by Pete Hague Future Tory Government (23:45) by Duncan Stephen