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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 182 – 12th April 2013

Lots of Thatcher this week – perhaps a little bit over-Thatcherated, but a long look at her legacy and the issues raised by her death. Also: 3D printing guns, submarine disasters and watching what doctors tweet.


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Thatcher’s Legacy (2:01) by Dave Cole
Thatcher’s Walkman (10:44) by Miles Taylor
Thatcher Party Packs (15:34) by Caroline Spurry
Tramp The Dirt Down (21:15) by Cory Hazlehurst
GMC Social Media (26:33) by Peter English
Printable Weapons (36:26) by Sean Ellis
USS Thresher (43:13) by Drew Rae
RHSF13 Part 3 (49:55) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dave Cohen & Enrique Lopez-Juez)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 155 – 28th September 2012

We speak to Ben Goldacre about his new book, Bad Pharma, find out what we can do now anti-choice activists are protesting again, hear what Dawkins had to say at the NSS conference, and discover the vaccine for whooping cough.



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Ben Goldacre Interview (2:10) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Ben Goldacre!)
40 Days For Life Are Back (21:30) by James O’Malley (ft Lucy Porter & Kerry J)
Dawkins at the NSS Conference (26:12) by James O’Malley (ft Richard Dawkins)
Nature Deficit Disorder (34:13) by Martin Saban-Smith
Whooping Cough Vaccine (42:26) by Peter English
Rbutr (53:08) by Kylie Sturgess (ft Shane Greenup)

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Episode 137 – 25th May 2012

A bit of a censorship special this week as we find out how awful things are in Eurovision host nation Azerbaijan, discover how over here LOCOG are clamping down on dissent and censorship of The Pirate Bay is raising some interesting questions. We also find out all about the latest rationalist theatre, investigate spiritualism and, er, look at breast implants.



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Azerbaijan and Human Rights by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Paidraig Reidy)
Space Hijackers Hijacked by James O’Malley (ft Agent Undecided)
BitTorrent and Censorship by Salim Fadhley
Festival of Spoken Nerd Tour by James O’Malley (ft Helen Arney, Matt Parker and Steve Mould)
Enlightenment Cafe by James O’Malley (ft Andy Franzkowiak)
Spiritualism by Adam Cuerdon (ft Christopher)
PIP Implants by Peter English
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 134 – 4th May 2012

This week we find out why geeks need to get more political by speaking to Mark Henderson, author of the ‘Geek Manifesto’, speak to Professor Jim Al-Khalili about his new book on paradoxes in science, discover why FRAND is no friend of free software, and go down the Ancestor’s Trail. And more!


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The Geek Manifesto (2:40) by James O’Malley (ft Mark Henderson)
Open Standards and FRAND (15:08) by Salim Fadhley (ft Glynn Moody)
Paradoxes in Science (24:20) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Jim Al-Khalili)
The Ancestor’s Trail (36:54) by James O’Malley (ft Chris Jenord)
Protest Voting (44:32) by Alex Fitch
Biobank is Good (50:34) by Peter English
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brain Two

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