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Episode 226 – 28th February 2014

How can you end up in court for blasphemy in France? What’s the point of banking? And why is scifi so sexist? We answer these questions and more on this week’s show!



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Blasphemy in France (1:31) by Marc Naimark
Banking Benefits (11:33) by Alex Douglas
One Web For All (21:07) by Chris Hofstader
The File (29:43) by Cory Hazlehurst
Sexist Sci-fi (37:26) by Liz Lutgendorff

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Episode 215 – 29th November 2013

This week we discover why feminism needs secularism, why personalised medicine threatens Big Pharma, and discover what on earth a human library is.



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Feminism & Secularism (1:24) by James O’Malley (ft Anne Marie Waters)
Personalised Medicine (12:58) by Adam Jacobs
Human Libraries (21:28) by Neil Denham
Noah (31:06) by Ian Bushfield
Sleazy PR (35:26) by Marsh
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 181 – 5th April 2013

We explore the phenomenon of land grabbing, investigate a fascist footballer, find out if it’s game over for Atari and discover an intriguing piece of technology that will enable the blind to see using a clever phone app. And much more!



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Land Grabbing (1:49) by Chris Fitch (ft Fred Pearce and Paolo D’Odorico)
Are Secularists Successful? (13:57) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Rob Freathy)
Atari (24:31) by Alex Fitch
Fascist Football (35:30) by Sean Slater
Amazing App (42:19) by Chris Hofstader (ft Peter Meijer)
DevPsych (50:52) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Jean Shinskey and Patrick Leman)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 176 – 1st March 2013

Is Thorium the solution? Can we expect to be taking holidays in space any time soon? How is 4G going to change the face of broadband… and can a computer write conspiracy theories?



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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

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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 141 – 22nd June 2012

We speak to the leader of the Libyan Democratic Party, find out about ecocide, and why we should cut down on the world population. We also tackle political narratives and have a deeper look into Prometheus (spoiler alert: it’s terrible).



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Libyan’s Secularists (2:00) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Ahmed Shebani)
Political Narratives (14:56) by Cory Hazlehurst
Ecocide (22:13) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Polly Higgins)
Fundies and Climate Change (32:02) by Jonny Scaramanga
Population Matters (39:16) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Roger Martin)
Prometheus and Panspermia (46:08) by Alex Fitch
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 136 – 18th May 2012

We speak to HUGH GRANT, Tom Watson, Harriet Harman, Rich Peppiatt, Owen Jones & more at the rally for media reform, find out why the BBC isn’t biased, why Norway divorced its church and state and get the latest on Derek Acorah’s escapades.



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Media Reform (2:29) by Liz Lutgendorff & James O’Malley
(ft Hugh Grant, Tom Watson MP, Harriet Harman MP, Jacky Davis, Evan Harris, Owen Jones, Rich Peppiatt, Mary Ellen Field & Jacqui Hames)
BBC Bias? (23:02) by Cory Hazlehurst
Secular Norway (31:26) by Sean Ellis
Shareholder Revolts (38:28) by Alex Fitch
Derek Acorah (46:33) by Hayley Stevens
Word of Faith (53:20) by Jonny Scaramanga
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 127 – 16th March 2012

This week we get a horrifying update on the pro-lifers anti-abortion campaign, a nice update on Queen Mary Jesus & Mo fiasco, and a cautiously optimistic update on the libel reform campaign. Plus why the NHS risk register shouldn’t be released, assisted dying and we speak to Ophelia Benson.


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NHS Risk Register (3:32) by Drew Rae
Delia Smith (9:36) by Tom Williamson
Dodgy Abortion Counselling (16:29) by James O’Malley (ft Laura Hurley & Lisa Hallgarten)
Assisted Dying (26:36) by Adam Jacobs
Libel Reform (37:03) by James O’Malley (ft Hardeep Singh & Vaughan Jones)
Queen Mary’s Sharia Rejig (45:46) by James O’Malley (ft Simon and Robert from QM Atheist Soc)
Ophelia Benson Interview (50:49) by Liz Lutgendorff
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
The recipe at the end is by Martyn Norris

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Episode 43 – 23rd July 2010


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A short history of secularism (or how to shoot your movement in the foot in 5 easy steps) (1:15) by Liz Lutgendorff
Alcoholics Anonymous (7:25) by Tania Glyde
Gold after the collapse (16:24) by Salim Fadhley
The Perfect Handshake (22:22) by Marsh

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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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