We speak to a number big names this week: Dan Dennett gives us his take on Alan Turing, former government chief science advisor Sir David King teases us about what really went on behind the scenes of the Iraq war, and Ben Hammersley explains why technology makes politics difficult. We also tackle Gove’s proposed new curriculum, archiving film for the future and find out if evangelical christian women really want to go out with Jesus?
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Dan Dennett on Turing (2:10) by Deborah Hyde (ft DAN DANNETT!) Evolution: The New Classics (12:54) by Richard Dawkins Sir David King Interview (16:22) by Liz Lutgendorff Ben Hammersley Interview (26:29) by James O’Malley Gove’s Curriculum (36:41) by Rob Weeks The Digital Dilemma (45:14) by Glen Travis Jesus Is My Boyfriend (52:49) by Jonny Scaramanga (ft Kylie Sturgess) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
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New Lifeforms (3:16) by Liz Lutgendorff NICE Changes Are Good (8:14) by Simon Howard Tuition Fees Are Good (16:32) by Fred Tilley Aussie Monarchy (22:28) by Andrew Gould Lying About Santa (28:02) by Rob Weeks Strictly Come Bigoted (33:14) by Jennie Rigg
Silly Season by George Poles Music Copyright by Salim Fadhley (ft Steve Lawson) Good Science is Boring by Drew Rae Bath Skeptics by Rob Weeks Guide to a Skeptical Summer by Liz Lutgendorff Now is the Month of Maying by the BHA Choir
Ed Milliband Campaign by James O’Malley Welsh Badger Cull by Martyn Norris Excommunication by Tania Glyde Why being a skeptic sucks by Rob Weeks iPad Rebuttal by Salim Fadhley Ben Templesmith Interview by Liz Lutgendorff
Political Leaflets by Alex Foster DEAct by Sean Ellis (ft Shadow Culture Sec Jeremy Hunt!) Nick Clegg’s Fault by Reggie Is the Petition Dead? by Rob Weeks Placebo Effect Response by Reggie Clarkson’s Cock by Marsh
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