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Episode 118 – 13th January 2012

This week we talk to the man behind Jesus & Mo, read the Spartacus Report and get word from the key players in the so-called “Obscenity Trial”.


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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)

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Episode 113 – 2nd December 2011

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.


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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

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Episode 112 – 25th November 2011

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.


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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 (!)

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The Pod Delusion Live in Leicester!

A special bonus podcast to celebrate the week of our 100th programme! Recorded live at Leicester Skeptics in the Pub on August 16th.

nb: This is on the main Pod Delusion feed, so check your podcast software to make sure you also get this week’s regularly scheduled programme… episode 100!


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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

Episode 92 – 8th July 2011

This week we delve into hackgate, probably upset some feminists and figure out the best way to hang toilet paper. Now you can’t say that isn’t variety.


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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

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Episode 88 – 10th June 2011

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!


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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

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Episode 80 – 15th April 2011



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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)

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Full Interview With Sam Harris

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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 69 – 28th January 2011


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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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Episode 59 – 12th November 2010


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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

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