Tag Archives: NASA

Episode 229 – 21st March 2014

Fred Phelps, that awful invasive Mick Jagger frontpage and NASA predicting doom… it’s going to be a cheerful show!



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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

Episode 209 – 18th October 2013

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.



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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

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Episode 205 – 20th September 2013

This week: Kepler, Attenborough, Time Capsules, Taste, and Post-Truth Politics! An eclectic show!



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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

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Episode 180 – 29th March 2013

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.



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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

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Episode 179 – 22nd March 2013

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.



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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

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Episode 148 – 10th August 2012

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

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Episode 114 – 9th December 2011

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.


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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

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Episode 102 – 16th September 2011


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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

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Episode 77 – 25th March 2011



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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.

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Episode 5 – 16th October 2009


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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