Jesus, Mo and UCL (2:13) by James O’Malley (ft Dave, the guy behind Jesus & Mo!) Spartacus Report (9:36) by Steven Sumpter Obscenity Trial (21:10) by David Allen Green (ft Myles Jackman and Michael Peacock) Wind Farms (24:22) by Pete Hague The LHC is valuable (33:40) by Kash Farooq, Peter Silk & George Hrab Death Penalty & Assisted Dying (40:44) by Sean Ellis Christian Nightmares (47:16) by Salim Fadhley (ft Christian Nightmares guy)
This week we discover the plight of the Canadian Air & Space Museum, find out why the Venus Transit is significant and hear how a time traveler decided to come back in time… and then spend his time sat on internet messageboards.
Canadian Air & Space Museum (1:39) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Rob Godwin) Economic Woe (10:59) by Pete Hague Venus Transit Expedition (19:25) by Kash Farooq (ft Huw James) Confidence & Class (28:59) by Dean Burnett Timetravellers (39:22) by Leila Johnston Christmas Traditions (45:16) by Tom Hodden The sketch at the end was by David Lovesy, Brian Two and Steve Clark
This week we take a journey across time and space as we look forward to the Mars Science Lab mission, and talk about a new play that takes a look back into recent history through the medium of former Labour MP Chris Mullin’s diaries. We also speak to Marcus Chown about his new book and are scared by news of what the SOPA act could mean for the internet.
Mars Science Lab (1:40) by Kash Farooq (ft Claire Cousins) SOPA (9:42) by James Firth (ft Cathy Gellis) Darknet (19:07) by Salim Fadhley (ft Hose Manuel) Curing Cancer (26:54) by Matt Kaiser The BBC & Open Access (33:34) by Pete Hague Tweeting the Universe (38:32) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Marcus Chown) A Walk On Part (47:11) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Steve Marmion, John Hodgkinson, Michael Crick, Diane Abbott and Don Foster) Solipsism (54:57) by Sean Ellis The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two Thanks to Hayley Stevens and Dave for supplying the dogs (!)
Featuring… The Third University by Jennifer Jones Blasphemy Laws by Liz Lutgendorff Curing Evangelicals by Sean Ellis Eden Project Woo? by Pete Hague Comics and Representation by Andy Waterfield Teacher Training by Alex Foster Skeptical About Marriage by Johnnie Shannon Yahweh’s Last Stand by Blake Hutchings
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Phone Hacking and the PCC (2:10) by Luxmy Gopal Hacked Off Campaign (10:06) by James O’Malley (ft David Allen Green) Sovereignty Creep (16:14) by James Firth Feminism & Elevatorgate (22:42) by Pete Hague Malton Faith School (30:04) by Salim Fadhley (ft Philippa Hare) Red Tape Challenge (39:56) by Drew Rae & Tom Hodden “Gaaaay” (48:52) by Anonymous Toilet Paper (53:36) by Andrew Gould
This week we have an exclusive clip of Richard Dawkins talking about the New College of the Humanities, a brief chat with PZ Myers, and we find out why James Thomas hasn’t washed for about three weeks now. And more!
Richard Dawkins on the New College of the Humanities (1:15) by James O’Malley (ft an EXCLUSIVE clip of Dawkins talking about it) PZ Myers interview (7:53) by James O’Malley and Liz Lutgendorff Death of the Operating System (15:15) by Pete Hague What are we running out of? (20:57) By Drew Rae Germany’s lack of nuclear ambition (27:21) by Sven Rudloff Nicked: The Nick Clegg Musical (38:20) by James O’Malley and Liz Lutgendorff SmellyTweet (44:39) by James Thomas Bad PR Predictions (49:22) by Michael Marshall The sketch after the credits is by David Lovesy at TLC Creative
You wait ages for a philosopher, and then three come along at once. Following Rebecca Goldstein and AC Grayling last week, this week we speak to Sam Harris about his new book ‘The Moral Landscape’… and much, much more.
The Moral Landscape (2:42) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Sam Harris) Koran Burning (16:04) by Pete Hague Lansley’s Tenets (22:16) by Simon Howard Free Markets & Fish (31:25) by Adam Jacobs Copyright Extension (37:28) by Salim Fadhley (ft Peter Bradwell) Humanist Schools in Uganda (44:34) by James O’Malley (ft Andrew West) The Ancestor’s Trail (49:56) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Chris Jenord)
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.
Equality (2:17) by Liz Lutgendorff NHS Reform (7:30) by Adam Jacobs Betelgeuse (16:37) by Kash Farooq Delingpole (21:59) by Matt Flaherty Libertarian Skeptics (28:11) by Pete Hague Theological Debate (36:50) by Drew Rae News In Haiku (45:31) by Martyn Norris
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Twitter Joke Trial Implications (1:25) by James Firth Leo Behe Interview (6:22) by Salim Fadhley Remembrance Day (14:46) by Pete Hague Response to Pete (21:54) by Liz Lutegendorff Starwisp (26:18) by Sean Ellis Defending Big Pharma (33:09) by Adam Jacobs