MICHAEL GOVE SPECIAL! But don’t let that put you off. We’ve three pieces about the education secretary including an interview with the teacher Gove attacked for using Mr Men to teach history, a look at Gove’s approach to classic literature, and a piece on how he used PR surveys to justify policy. We also have some exclusive clips from an event celebrating the reform of the libel laws featuring the likes of Dara O’Briain, Nick Cohen, Brian Cox and many more.
Mr Men History (2:36) by James O’Malley (ft Russel Tarr) Gove and Prejudice (11:44) by Sean Ellis Gove and One Poll (18:53) by Marsh Libel Reform Celebration (28:01) by Liz Lutgendoff (ft Dave Gorman, Simon Singh, Chris French, Hardeep Singh, Brian Cox, Nick Cohen, Dara O’Briain and Evan Harris) Cosmic Genome (36:48) by James O’Malley (ft Robin Ince and Trent Burton) Humanist Weddings (45:51) by Blakeley Nixon (ft Pavan Dhaliwal) Homosexuality and DSM (49:17) by Chris Chapman The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Last weekend as QEDcon 2013 in Manchester, and in addition to picking up an Editor’s Choice Award at the Ockham Awards (thanks!), we also had an hour slot in which we could showcase some interesting people talking about interesting things. Here’s a recording of that.
Lots of Thatcher this week – perhaps a little bit over-Thatcherated, but a long look at her legacy and the issues raised by her death. Also: 3D printing guns, submarine disasters and watching what doctors tweet.
Thatcher’s Legacy (2:01) by Dave Cole Thatcher’s Walkman (10:44) by Miles Taylor Thatcher Party Packs (15:34) by Caroline Spurry Tramp The Dirt Down (21:15) by Cory Hazlehurst GMC Social Media (26:33) by Peter English Printable Weapons (36:26) by Sean Ellis USS Thresher (43:13) by Drew Rae RHSF13 Part 3 (49:55) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dave Cohen & Enrique Lopez-Juez) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Space Tourism (1:53) by Sean Ellis Thorium (9:12) by Helly McGrother 4G Revolution (17:11) by Arthur Embleton Verified Facts (23:28) by Salim Fadhley (ft Laura Michet) PCC Elections Aftermath (30:39) by Cory Hazlehurst Sheriff Joe (39:11) by Tom Hodden Edinburgh SecSoc (45:09) by Sean Slater The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Pharmabate (1:55) by Trent Burton (ft Ben Goldacre & others) The Science of Persuasion (17:55) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Helen Czerski) Sir Tom Blundell Interview (28:58) by Andrew Holding Cycling & Transport Sociology (39:38) by Joe Dunkley (ft Rachel Aldred) Portable Banking (50:01) by Sean Ellis Ockhams Plug (57:56) by James O’Malley (ft Deborah Hyde)
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
Gia Milinovich on attitudes to women amongst geeks, anti-vaxxers and Cbeebies, how Captain Scarlet had hidden depth, LEDs are 50 years old, are Bitcoins the future and what were some of the worst ghosts last year? And more – it’s the first Pod Delusion of 2013!
Gia Milinovich Interview (2:00) by James O’Malley Cbeebies and Dr Ranj (12:29) by Dean Burnett Health Inequalities and the Census (21:57) by Sean Davidson Captain Scarlet and the Cold War (29:24) by Simon Howard Worst Ghosts 2012 (36:52) by Hayley Stevens Bitcoin (46:42) by Sara Passmore LEDs at 50 (51:28) by Sean Ellis Young Atheists Handbook to Schools (58:06) by James O’Malley (ft Ian Horsewell) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
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This week: ZOMBIES at the LHC, who won the first annual Good Thinking Soc Science Blog prize, we speak to sci-fi writer Jasper Fforde, who was a judge on the Royal Society’s Winton Prize, we check in with Friendly Atheist blogger Hemant Mehta about his new book, try to save the naked scientist, posit a radical idea for changing benefits and find out why Argos is powered by nanotechnology.
Science Blogging Awards (1:57) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Simon Singh, Ben Goldacre, Suzi Gage & More) The Winton Prize (17:14) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Jasper Fforde) Decay (23:35) by James O’Malley (ft Luke Thompson, Clara Nellist and Michael Mazur) Young Atheists Survival (32:23) by Salim Fadhley (ft Hemant Mehta) Universal Basic Income (40:24) by Steven Sumpter Naked Scientists (48:36) by Kat Arney Argos Conspiracy (53:46) by Sean Ellis The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
We find out if the psychics passed the Halloween test, discover how losers can win elections, and hear about a machine that can turn your thoughts into actual 3D objects. For real. Also: Self-driving cars are a problem for the future, atheist street preaching and how pathology was developed.
Psychic Test Results (2:18) by James O’Malley (ft Marsh) Can Losers Win An Election? (13:20) by Cory Hazlehurst Do We Care About Democracy? (20:10) By Eon Thinker Thing (28:120 by Sean Ellis (ft Bryan Salt) Self Driving Cars (36:12) by Salim Fadhley (ft Greg Clark) Atheist Street Preaching (45:32) by Simon Clare Murder And Pathology (53:13) by Tom Hodden The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
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