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Episode 218 – 20th December 2013 – CHRISTMAS HADTACULAR!

This week we speak to COMMANDER CHRIS HADFIELD, who recently spent six months on board the International Space Station, whilst simultaneously becoming a hero to everyone on Twitter. We find out Hadfield’s thoughts on the current on-going ISS ammonia leak, how he got involved in Robin Ince & Brian Cox’s Christmas show, what it was like meeting Stephen Hawking, and much more.

Plus back on earth we speak to a man suing the FBI because of Freedom of Information, figure out if scientists should boycott the major journals, and weigh up whether Christmas is a good thing, or a bad thing.



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COMMANDER CHRIS HADFIELD Interview (1:46) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Chris Hadfield)
Suing the FBI (31:26) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Ryan Shapiro)
Scientific Publishing (55:13) by Andrew Holding
Sochi Pride Houses (59:02) by Marc Naimark
Boo Christmas (67:38) by Chris Chapman
Yay Christmas (74:02) by Charlotte Hooson-Sykes

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Episode 149 – 17th August 2012

This week: Why should political activists learn from the hedge fund managers? Do speed cameras actually work? And is there something Orwellian about what people like us say about science? Yes. And much more!



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Coalition (3:24) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Robert Khan & Tom Salinsky)
Boycotts and Finance (11:09) by Salim Fadhley (ft Max Kaiser)
Orwell and Science (20:01) by Sean Davidson
Speed Cameras (29:48) by Drew Rae
Conspiracy (39:13) by Tom Hodden
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 139 – 8th June 2012

We balance the BBC’s horrendous Jubilee coverage with some relentlessly nasty jubilee coverage (ie: we talk reasonably about the Republic protest), we find out all about Workfare, talk about BRAINS, and discover what happened when Hayley complained about some misleading faith healing advertisements.



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Republic Protest (2:50) by James O’Malley (ft Jim Jepps and James Gray)
Workfare (17:24) by Cory Hazlehurst
Enlightenment Cafe Update (25:16) by James O’Malley
(ft Andy Franzkowiac and Claire Benson)
HOTS Faith Healing (30:44) by Hayley Stevens
Brainy Chat (41:49) by Dean Burnett (ft Barry Gibb)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 131 – 13th April 2012

Why at least some LibDems are opposed to the government’s snooping plans, open access science publishing, how to get around the ban on council prayers and much more!


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Government Snooping (2:20) by Dr Jenny Woods
Open Access Publishing (11:32) by Matt Kaiser
Brackley Council Prayers (20:20) by Alex Dutton
Protest Suicides (29:01) by Alex Fitch
Ban The Burka Response (35:56) by Clio Bellenis
Do Atheists Have It In For Christianity? (42:20) by Ed Bower
The Skeptic Song (50:10) by Blake Hutchings
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 110 – 11th November 2011

The Daily Mail admits ‘Winterval’ is nonsense, where we’re at with reforming the libel laws and some interesting insights into talking to the dead. (Spoiler alert: you can’t do it).


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Winterval (1:45) by Dave Cross
Libel Reform Lobby (8:43) by Trish Hann
Silencing Protest (12:46) by Steven Sumpter
Necromancy (17:59) by Drew Rae
Talking to the Dead (22:21) by Sarah Angliss
Space Toys (29:27) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Craig Leff & Kevin Fong at London Science Festival)
Guerilla Skepticism (41:21) by Kylie Sturgess (ft Susan Gerbic)
Prime Numbers (50:39) by Peter Rowlett (ft Samuel Hanson)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 52 – 24th September 2010


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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)

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Episode 50 – 10th September 2010



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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).

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Episode 22 – 19th February 2010


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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

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“The Pod Dilution” – A 1023 Special

Last weekend was the 1023 campaign‘s big event. We were there, so present to you this special episode. Normal service will be resumed on Friday as usual.


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Key moments:
Martin Robbins (3:00)
Carmen D’Cruz (5:45)
Evan Harris MP (11:28)
Dave Gorman (yes, that Dave Gorman) (13:33)
Simon Singh (16:09)
Countdown Speeches (19:20)
The Big Overdose (28:15)