This week we have an exclusive interview with Rufus Hound, in which he explains his reasons for standing for the National Health Action Party in the European Elections. We also find out more about the most recent Jesus & Mo controversy, why banking computers often fail – and catch up with the Festival of the Spoken Nerd ahead of their latest nationwide tour.
Why Rufus Hound Got Political (2:00) by James O’Malley (ft Rufus Hound!) Mo’ Controversy (34:06) by Matt Flaherty Banking Systems (49:00) by Morgan Phillips (ft Frances Coppola) New FOTSN Tour (62:18) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Helen Arney, Steve Mould & Matt Parker) Benefit Plug (74:34) by Neil Denny
New Twitter prosecution rules, the National Health Action Party launch, a report on freedom of expression from Azerbaijan – it’s an eclectic show! We also speak to a man crowdfunding some scientific research, find out about fusion reactors, hear how humanists are excluded from Remembrance events and laugh at how some Americans on the right aren’t taking Obama’s re-election victory terribly well.
More DPP Social Meeja Woe (2:06) by Matt Flaherty National Health Action Party (12:54) by Trish Hann (ft June Hautot) Kids & Free Expression Online (20:31) by Kate Russell Crowdsourcing Science (30:10) by James O’Malley (ft Ethan Perlstein) For All Who Serve (40:24) by James O’Malley (ft Chris Holden) Fusion Reactor (49:35) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Nick Balshaw) Crazy Obama Reactions (61:25) by Blakeley Nixon (ft the vocal stylings of Marc Silk) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two