This week we review the PRISM scandal, discover the science of sleep, assess a new drug and fight for what’s right in women’s cycling. Then to chill out afterwards we have a game of Chess 2 – the sequel to the popular ancient boardgame, Chess!
PRISM (2:38) by Kate Russell Material Science (16:02) by James O’Malley (ft Mark Miodownik) Sleepy Science (20:40) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Debra Skene) Polypill (30:08) by Adam Jacobs & Hayley Johnson Women’s Cycling (42:36) by Emma Shiels Chess 2: The Sequel (50:33) by Salim Fadhley (ft Zac Burns) Iszi Lawrence (59:17) by Iszi Lawrence The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
This week we find out if we’ll ever be able to get rid of our nuclear weapons, find out why chinese lanterns aren’t (necessarily) the worst thing in the world, and all about how golf still has a long way to go before it joins the 20th century. And much more!
Trident Alternatives (2:08) by James O’Malley (ft Paul Ingram) Elitist Housing (13:50) by Dawn Firth-Godbehere Recycling Fires (20:29) by Claire Benson NI Troubles (27:05) by Dr*T and Sean Ellis Skepticamp London (29:55) by James O’Malley (ft Chris Higgins) Sexism in Golf (34:42) by Sean Slater Pod People (41:53) by Chris Chapman SITP Roadshow (48:19) by Simon Clare The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Tetrapod News! (1:47) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Stephanie Pierce) Royal Destitution (14:35) by James O’Malley (ft Mary Perkins) Doping (24:18) by James O’Malley (ft Dr Mark Burnley) Neanderthal Cloning (34:50) by Kash Farooq and Peter Harrison Fracking (39:37) by Drew Rae Pharmacists and Homeopathy (46:28) by Chris Chapman Britain and the EU (53:58) by David Biggins The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
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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