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Episode 203 – 6th September 2013

This week DrT puts us right on Syria, we find out why physicists like ants, hear why the IOC should do more human rights – and more!



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Chemical Weapons Sold To Syria? (2:16) by Dr*T
Space Ants! (9:26) by Kash Farooq (ft Prof Max Vasile)
The IOC and Human Rights (21:20) by Marc Naimark
Debating Religion (28:44) by Sean Slater
Z-List Dead-List (36:38) by Iszi Lawrence
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

Episode 133 – 27th April 2012

This week we speak to Robin Ince about the Voltaire Lecture, Senal Edamaruku about his debunking of a Catholic ‘miracle’, find out why elected mayors are a good idea and much more!


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Holy Redundant (2:50) by James O’Malley (ft Andrew Copson)
Sanal Edamaruku on Catholic Miracles (8:03) by Salim Fadhley
The Voltaire Lecture (20:01) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Robin Ince)
Droughts and Rain (29:20) by Duncan Geere
Elected Mayors (33:31) by Cory Hazlehurst
London’s Candidates (41:13) by Adam Jacobs
Liverpool’s Candidates (50:43) by Tom Williamson
Science Tales (57:01) by Lisa Chalkley (ft Darryl Cunningham)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brain Two

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Episode 99 – 26th August 2011


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Cosmos Remake (1:33) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Neil Degrasse Tyson!)
Mabus (17:13) by Keir Liddle
Mental Health Checks (24:32) by Tannice Pendegrass
Arms Trade Response (32:16) by Adam Jacobs
Cycle Helmet Safety (38:53) by Drew Rae & David Couch
On Skepticism… (42:23) by Tom Williamson
How to land space ships on stuff (49:09) by Kash Farooq
Millennium Seed Bank (53:30) by Sean Ellis
Anthony Nolan Trust (59:11) by Alex Foster
The sketch at the end was by David Lovesy, Brian Two, and Steve Clark

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Episode 51 – 17th September 2010 – Live Birthday Special!


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To celebrate the show’s first birthday, we recorded this episode LIVE at Skeptics in the Pub, London – so it’s a bit longer than usual, but still follows the same format and is hopefully just as entertainment. There was a brief Q&A session after each speaker – we cut those for time reasons, though you can find them below.

Also below is Sean Ellis’s report on the audience reaction to the live event – you can hear that below.

The Papal Visit
by Jon Treadway (ft Naomi Phillips from the British Humanist Association) – 0:03:14

Future Trends In Alternative Medicine
by Liz Lutgendorff – 0:14:35
Q&A:

The Integrated Restaurant
by Sean Ellis – 0:23:18
Q&A:

Culture-Bound Syndromes
by Martin Robbins – 0:30:19
Q&A:

Gay Blood Donation
by Alex Foster – 0:42:29
Q&A:

Why I’m Not A Skeptic
by Will Howells – 0:50:15
Q&A:

The Twat In The Hat
by Crispian Jago – 1:00:08

Carmen and John’s Music
by Carmen D’Cruz and John Gregson – 1:06:32

Milton Mermikides doing sound effects, playing music and stings throughout.
MC James O’Malley was in da house.

Thanks to Sid Rodrigues and everyone at London SITP for hosting us.

DVD Extra style content:

What did the people there think? by Sean Ellis

What did you think of the live format? Please post in the comments below as we’d love to hear your thoughts.

Episode 49 – 3rd September 2010


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Julian Huppert Interview by Jennie Rigg
William Hague and Stephen Hawking by Pete Hague
Labour Leadership by Robert Matthews
Skeptical Dick Taxonomy by Dean Burnett
Carey Marx Interview by Misty
Poe’s Law Homework by Salim Fadhley

Episode 45 – 6th August 2010




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Councillor John Dixon Interview by Jack of Kent
Bill Thompson Interview by Salim Fadhley
Wikileaks and philosophy by James Firth
Who are the enemy? by Drew Rae

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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 29 – 9th April 2010


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Skeptical Voter Update by Richard Wilson
Digital Economy Bill Wash-Up by Tom Morris
Voltaire Lecture Interview ft PROF BRIAN COX by Liz Lutgendorff
Who wants to cheat at Millionaire? by Mark Thompson

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Episode 20 – 5th February 2010


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Homeopathy Evidence Check (1:15) by Martin Robbins
Cherie Blair and Making the Pope pay (7:06) by James O’Malley (ft Terry Sanderson, head of the National Secular Society)
David Nutt’s new job (15:32) by Mark Thompson (ft Prof David Nutt himself!)
What is this thing? (23:58) by Rob Weeks
Evan Harris vs the Homeopaths (30:30) by Smitha Mundasad with sound effects from Milton Mermikides
Commercial Break (39:26) by Martyn Norris

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Update: Due to editorial incompetence, we had a technical problem with our Evan Harris vs the Homeopaths report. This is now fixed and working, so if you can’t hear it, simply re-download the episode