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Episode 216 – 6th December 2013

This week we explore why Amazon’s drones aren’t ambitious enough, how faith schools are actually discrimination based on class, how GPS works and why Burt thinks that religion is in decline.



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Pigeon Post (1:36) by Nathan Rae
Faith School Map (10:25) by James O’Malley (ft Richy Thompson)
GPS (20:08) by Kash Farooq (ft Prof David Last)
Why Religion Is In Decline (31:51) by Burt Flannery
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 201 – 23rd August 2013

This week we look into what really happened with ask.fm, give Section 28 a hostile welcome back, measure the effectiveness of charitable giving… and talk to some Bronys.



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What Really Happened With Ask.FM? (2:29) by Alex J Brown
Section 28 Returns (12:37) by Richy Thompson
Give Well (18:30) by Glen Travis
Brony Interview (24:17)eve by Alex Fitch
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 170 – 18th January 2013

Highlights from the Leveson debates, European secularist court victories, an atheist church, dodgy charity PR, and some burgers with horse in it.



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The Leveson Debate Highlights (1:24) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Nick Cohen, Suzanne Moore, Evan Harris, Natalie Fenton and Helen Lewis)
Secularist Court Wins (11:15) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Pavan Dhaliwal and Richy Thompson)
Sunday Assembly (26:43) by James O’Malley (ft Sanderson Jones)
Bad Charity PR (36:56) by Marsh
Django and Spaghetti Westerns (42:35) by Alex Fitch
The Death of DVD (54:17) by David Biggins
Horse Burgers (63:39) by Sean Ellis

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Episode 159 – 26th October 2012

Earthquake predictions, atheists and the scouts, a psychic challenge and Simon Singh explaining What Doctors Don’t Tell Him – and much more on this week’s Pod Delusion. We also speak to film maker Chris Atkins to preview the first meeting of Soho Skeptics, and find out what the BHA are doing about faith schools – and more!



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Predicting Earthquakes (2:07) by Drew Rae
Chris Atkins Interview (10:46) by James O’Malley
Scouting & Atheism (22:56) by Shaun Joynson
Psychic Challenge (31:14) by James O’Malley (ft Simon Singh, Chris French, and Kim the psychic)
A New Singh Libel Case? (48:36) by James O’Malley (ft Simon Singh, again!)
BHA Faith School Fundraiser (51:34) by James O’Malley (ft Richy Thompson)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 145 – 20th July 2012

The government approve creationist schools, we speak to Alom Shaha about the Young Atheist’s Handbook, discover why sport is a bit like the church, and much more!



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Creationist Schools Approved (2:05) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Richy Thompson)
Mooniversary (6:58) by Drew Rae
Alom Shaha Interview (12:45) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff
AC Grayling on Alom (25:22) by James O’Malley (ft AC Grayling!)
Sport is like Church (28:04) by Trent Burton
Understanding the Higgs (35:52) by Tom Williamson
The Haber Process (41:52) by Andrew Holding
Robot Woman of the Future (48:02) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Helen Keen)
Questival (52:00) by James O’Malley (ft Mike Paynter)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 103 – 23rd September 2011

Were the wrong tactics used to try to save Troy Davis? Should we debate with creationists? What’s happening on Ada Lovelace Day? And much more!


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Secular Europe March (1:26) by James O’Malley (ft Keith Porteous Wood and David Pollock)
Death Penalty (11:22) by Drew Rae
Teach Kids To Code (19:33) by Salim Fadhley (ft Emma Mulqueeney)
Ada Lovelace Day (27:44) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Suw Charman-Anderson)
Michelle Bachmann (35:57) by Adam Cuerden
Keep God Out Of Government (44:05) by James O’Malley (ft Jon Holmes)
BHA Creationism Letter (52:38) by Blakeley Nixon (ft Richy Thompson)
Debating Religion (pt 1) (58:18) by Justin Brierley
Debating Religion (pt 2) (65:40) by Richard Firth-Godbehere
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Unfortunately, the sources for Drew Rae’s report are all paywalled. Here are links to a few abstracts which give a flavour of the research he summarised.

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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 96 – 5th August 2011


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Flying Monsters 3D (1:36) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH)
Morrissey’s Comments (12:33) by Tom Williamson
Susan Greenfield’s Comments (17:46) by Martin Robbins
Madness Gone Politically Correct (23:50) by Philippa Willitts
Faith Schools (31:51) by Salim Fadhley (ft Richy Thompson)
Richard Dawkins Does Not Exist… And We Can Prove It by Liz & James (ft Charlotte Young & Mark Quinn)
Lawrence Leung Wants A Jetpack by Liz & James (ft Lawrence Leung)
The sketches at the end are by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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