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
We speak to newly elected Green Party leader Natalie Bennett about her plans – and her views on some controversial subjects (GM, nuclear and homeopathy to name but three). We also speak to Simon Singh and Johnnie Shannon about their new ‘Good Thinking’ Society, figure out why the government bothers with reshuffles, discover why IQ tests are actually a rather scientific business, and figure out how students are cheating on their exams.
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Natalie Bennett Interview (3:08) by James O’Malley (ft new Green Party leader Natalie Bennett!) Reshuffles (26:25) by Cory Hazlehurst Good Thinking Society (34:14) by James O’Malley (ft Simon Singh and Johnnie Shannon) Cheating on Exams (41:12) by Drew Rae New Abortion Research (48:29) by Andrew Holding (ft Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya) IQ Tests (54:48) by Stuart Ritchie Who Made Your Pants? (61:38) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft BeckyPants) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
SETI RIP (2:13) by Sean Ellis Calm Down Dear (7:07) by Liz Lutgendorff Birthers (12:05) by Paul Day Voltaire Lecture (19:17) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Natalie Haynes & Polly Toynbee) Anonymous Hate Comments (31:04) by Tania Glyde Skeptical About Children (36:31) by George Poles Submarine Patents (43:31) by Salim Fadhley Group Psychology (50:45) by Dean Burnett Met Poetry (60:12) by James Firth