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Episode 197 – 26th July 2013

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!



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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

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Episode 196 – 19th July 2013

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!



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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

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Episode 171 – 25th January 2013

How scientists got tetrapods wrong, who’s trying to save the Royal Institution, how doping in sport works, should we clone neanderthals and what the frack is wrong with fracking? And more!



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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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Episode 145 – 20th July 2012

The government approve creationist schools, we speak to Alom Shaha about the Young Atheist’s Handbook, discover why sport is a bit like the church, and much more!



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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

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