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Episode 163 – 23rd November 2012

Internet freedom around the world – an exclusive report from Azerbaijan, the gamification of war, Bayes Theorem, former Labour MP Chris Mullin on “A Very British Coup” 30 years on, Peter Tatchell getting arrested and some American atheists take on the American tax man. What more could you want?!



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Freedom of Tweet Around The World (2:15) by Kate Russell
Gamification of War (19:59) by David Eastman
Bayes is the Wayes (25:40) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Richard Carrier)
Chris Mullin Interview (36:17) by Cory Hazelhurst (ft Chris Mullin!)
Peter Tatchell’s Arresting Experience (49:30) by Adam Knowles and Richard Unwin (ft Peter Tatchell)
FFRF vs The IRS (57:00) by Salim Fadhley (ft Annie Laurie Gaylor)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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National Secular Society 2012 Conference Podcasts

Recorded on the 22nd September 2012, these were the speeches given at the 2012 National Secular Society conference in London. We’re still waiting for permission to broadcast from a couple of speakers but most are there!

Professor Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins is a world famous Atheist, having authored several books and popularising Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. He studies ethology which is the study of animal behaviour and evolutionary biology. Dawkins was the Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 till 2008 at Oxford University. After retiring from this position, he now travels internationally giving lectures and making documentaries to increase Atheism awareness.


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Nia Griffith MP
Nia Griffith is Member of Parliament for Llanelli, Shadow Minister for Wales and a campaigner for Lords reform. She is a firm believer in the need for the separation of church and state.


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Nick Cohen
Nick Cohen is a journalist, author, political commentator and eloquent supporter of secularism. He is a critic of the increasing role of religion in state education and of the Left’s tendency to pander to religious fundamentalists. His latest work,You Can’t Read This Book, is on freedom of expression.


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Pragna Patel
Pragna Patel is a secular campaigner, founding member of Southall Black Sisters and co-founder of Women Against Fundamentalism. In 2010 Pragna received the Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year on behalf of Southall Black Sisters.


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Peter Tatchell
Peter Tatchell has been campaigning for human rights, democracy, LGBT freedom and global justice since 1967. Through the Peter Tatchell Foundation, he campaigns for human rights in Britain and internationally. In 2012 Peter was awarded the Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year.


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Maryam Namazie
Maryam Namazie is a secular campaigner and commentator, spokesperson for the One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. In 2005 she was awarded the Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year.


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Professor Ted Cantle CBE
Ted Cantle is Professor at the Institute of Community Cohesion. His report into the northern riots of 2001 drew attention to the “segregated” ethnic and religious communities living ‘parallel’ lives. His new book confronts the failures of multiculturalism head on and establishes a new concept — interculturalism — for managing community relations in a world defined by globalization and super-diversity.


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Episode 154 – 21st September 2012

What happened at the Secular Europe Rally, is the EU silencing the BNP, what’s the deal with payday lenders and getting up close and personal with the binomial distribution. And more!



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Secular Europe Rally (2:41) by Sean Ellis (ft Peter Tatchell, Pavan Dhaliwal, Terry Sanderson & Robin Ince)
Peterson Toscano (13:13) by Adam Knowles
Ada Lovelace Day (23:25) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Suw Charman-Anderson)
Silencing the BNP (32:21) by Eon
Loansharks (43:48) by Carl Packman
Merseyside Video (53:13) by Drew Rae (Performed by Elizabeth Donnelly)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 128 – 23rd March 2012

We speak to IPCC climate scientist Michael E Mann, find out who won the Secularist of the Year award, try to build a space elevator and believe it not, have a story that’s vaguely about football. Don’t worry though – we’re not actually talking about sport.


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Secularist of the Year (2:33) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Peter Tatchell & Bideford councillor Clive Bone)
Religion in the legal system (13:410 by James O’Malley (ft David Allen Green)
How do atheists pray for someone? (19:52) by Georgia Gale Grant
The Hockey Stick & The Climate Wars (25:39) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Michael E Mann)
Space Elevators (38:24) by Sean Ellis
German Pirate Party (46:42) by Sven Rudloff
Gadget Lust (52:04) by Alex Fitch
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Secularist of the Year 2012

On Saturday 17th March, the National Secular Society‘s Secularist of the Year award (“The Irwin Prize”) was presented to human rights activist Peter Tatchell by the writer and columnist Nick Cohen. In addition, councillor Clive Bone who was at the centre of the Bideford council prayers case received a special award recognising his work.

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March & Rally for a Secular Europe

So today we were at the March & Rally for a Secular Europe in London.

The following is a Pod Delusion Extra podcast of the rally in its entirety – take a listen!


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Here’s some of the audio we posted throughout the day…

The first people were arriving:

Some right-wing secularists:

The AHS (Student Groups) Contingent:

Getting ready to set off on the march (ft National Secular Society Executive Director Keith Porteous Wood):

BHA Chief Executive Andrew Copson leading the chants as the march sets off:

The Pod Delusion’s Liz Lutgendorff starts a chant:

Chatting to David Pollock, President of the European Humanist Federation:

Drew from the Pagan Federation at the rally:

Episode 81 – 22nd April 2011


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DEAct Judicial Review (1:35) by James Firth
Local Elections Preview (8:49) by Alex Foster
Regenerating Margate (18:33) by Jon Treadway
Gay Blood Donation (27:32) by Salim Fadhley (ft Peter Tatchell)
Wikipedia & Academia (34:48) by Harriet Vickers (ft Charles Matthews)
The Christ Conundrum (40:33) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Andrew Carruth)
Atlas Shrugged (49:11) by Paul Day
BHA Conference (54:45) by James O’Malley (ft Andrew Copson)

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See the video of the guinea pigs to watch whilst listening to James Firth’s piece about the Digital Economy Act after the break (this will make sense if you listen to the show):
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Episode 61 – 26th November 2010


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Student Occupation (2:42) by James O’Malley
Michael Behe in the UK (9:48) by Craig Lucas
Equal Marriage by (16:51) Salim Fadhley (ft Peter Tatchell)
Revolutionary Treatments (25:32) by Dean Burnett
Skeptical about Football (35:15) by George Poles

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The Podsubstatiation – A Pod Delusion Relief-O-Matic Special

Last night as part of the Protest the Pope campaign, a charity gig called Relief-o-matic was organised by the British Humanist Association. I was there and excitingly, got to speak to many well known names – so I present a special edition podcast for the Protest the Pope Campaign. You can still listen to last week’s excellent episode of The Pod Delusion here.


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Guests include: Robin Ince, Ed Byrne, Ben Goldacre, Horse and Louis, Andrew Copson, Natalie Haynes, Richard Herring, Nick Doody, Peter Tatchell, Tony Hawks, The BHA Choir, Audacity Chutzpah, and Tim Minchin.

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