We go bee-hind the scenes of an opera about bees! Why alien life might not be as common as we hope, the future of feminism, religion & criminality, weird Popes and outrage at the death of Google Reader.
Bee Opera by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Lucy Yeomans, Mark Brown and Kelvin Thomson) Life Isn’t Everywhere by Kash Farooq (ft Prof Charles Cockell) Feminism Debate by James O’Malley (ft Helen Lewis) Religion and Criminality by Salim Fadhley (ft Volkan Topalli) Most Unlikely Popes by Chris Chapman Free Doesn’t Mean Permanent by Georgia Gale Grant The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two The amazing image above is by Stuart Taylor
Oh Deary (1:55) by Cory Hazlehurst Space Archaeology (9:39) by Kash Farooq (ft Sarah Parcak) Janet Heimlich Interview (22:22) by Liz Lutgendorff Pope In Review (36:09) by Alex Fitch Post-Francis Nursing (46:57) by Dave White The Rise & Fall of Blackberry (53:27) by Sean Slater The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
This week we look find out how prophecy predicts the Pope’s resignation could signal the destruction of Rome, we reflect on the Pope’s use of Twitter, discover when 4G phones are going to happen – and if the networks are going to continue to rip us off, as well as hear about how school kids are standing up for LGBT people. And more!
Papal Prophecies (2:15) by Chris Chapman Blessed Are The Cheesemakers (7:23) by Mat Greenfield High School Shootings & Terrorists (12:10) by Salim Fadhley (ft Adam Lankford) Bad Valentines PR (21:04) by Marsh The Science of Persuasion (27:32) ft Marcus Brigstocke! 4G Auction (35:16) by Sean Slater LGBT Groups in Schools (43:00) by Adam Knowles (ft Adam Castle) Stand Up For Darwin (52:44) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Nick Doody, Kate Smurthwaite, Dean Burnett and more!) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
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Faster Than Light Neutrinos (1:53) by Kash Farooq (ft Ben Still) Lawrence Krauss Interview (12:18) by Liz Lutgendorff BCE-Gate (25:00) by Dave Cross Pope in Germany (30:41) by Sven Rudloff Spontaneous Human Combustion (39:03) by Sean Ellis Protesting (46:15) by Nick Boorer Reflective Learning (51:55) by Drew Rae Architecture (58:03) by Andrew Gould The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
DFID and the Pope (2:18) by Jon Treadway (ft Naomi Phillips) Darwin Day Lecture (6:24) by Jon Treadway (ft Richard Dawkins & Armand Leroi) Geek Manifesto (9:48) by James O’Malley (ft Mark Henderson) Pentecostal Boot Camp (21:08) by Salim Fadhley (ft Tyler Bowden) Risk Management (30:54) by Drew Rae & David Couch
Protest the Pope (0:58) by James O’Malley (ft Dr Ben Goldacre and Johann Hari, briefly) Equal Marriage (21:49) by Alex Foster Phone Hacking Scandal (31:01) by Darren O’Mahoney (ft Prof Brian Cathcart) Trolling Masterclass (39:21) by Salim Fadhley (ft Paul Day)
Here’s our recording of the speeches from the Protest The Pope rally yesterday outside Downing Street in full. It was kindly recorded by Liz, and is completely unedited (so we can get this up as soon as possible), so your mileage may vary. Speakers include Andrew Copson, British Humanist Association Chief Executive, Terry Sanderson, President of the National Secular Society, Dr Ben Goldacre, Independent columnist Johann Hari and many more.
We’ll have interviews and stuff with some of the people who made up the crowd of 20,000 on Friday’s show. This raw recording will <b>not</b> be available on the normal Pod Delusion feed – so you’ll have to listen to it here!
To celebrate the show’s first birthday, we recorded this episode LIVE at Skeptics in the Pub, London – so it’s a bit longer than usual, but still follows the same format and is hopefully just as entertainment. There was a brief Q&A session after each speaker – we cut those for time reasons, though you can find them below.
Also below is Sean Ellis’s report on the audience reaction to the live event – you can hear that below.
The Papal Visit
by Jon Treadway (ft Naomi Phillips from the British Humanist Association) – 0:03:14
Future Trends In Alternative Medicine
by Liz Lutgendorff – 0:14:35
The Integrated Restaurant
by Sean Ellis – 0:23:18
by Martin Robbins – 0:30:19
Gay Blood Donation
by Alex Foster – 0:42:29
Why I’m Not A Skeptic
by Will Howells – 0:50:15
The Twat In The Hat
by Crispian Jago – 1:00:08
Carmen and John’s Music
by Carmen D’Cruz and John Gregson – 1:06:32
Milton Mermikides doing sound effects, playing music and stings throughout.
MC James O’Malley was in da house.
Thanks to Sid Rodrigues and everyone at London SITP for hosting us.
DVD Extra style content:
What did the people there think? by Sean Ellis
What did you think of the live format? Please post in the comments below as we’d love to hear your thoughts.
Old Wives Med by Andrew West (ft Dr Evan Harris!) Science Cuts by Jenny Rohn Hawking’s God by Matthew Green Protest Protest The Pope by Tom Morris Miracles by Drew Rae (read by David Couch)
Guest Edited by Liz Lutgendorff
Pod Delusion Live
14th September, 7pm, The Monarch pub, Camden (London).
London for Secular Europe Protest (1:02) by James O’Malley (ft Peter Tatchell & EHF President David Pollock) Secularist of the Year (7:25) by Craig Lucas Camp Quest (16:55) by Crispian Jago Prince Charles & Royal Privilege (21:48) by Dave Cole Save The Rhinos for Douglas Adams (27:17) by Jon Treadway