This week we go in depth on Syria, looking at an academic study on whether interventions are effective, and the reasons why chemical weapons are viewed as so unpleasant. We also talk about the black death and the Sochi Olympics gay rights controversy. Because y’know, we’re keeping it light this week.
Do Interventions Work? (2:34) by James O’Malley (ft Prof Reed Wood) Chemical Weapons Prohibition (17:00) by Drew Rae Why Are Chemical Weapons Disgusting? (25:27) by Rich Godbehere The Black Death Is Back (34:46) by James O’Malley (ft Alison Atkin) Sochi Boycott? (49:00) by Marc Naimark The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two The amazing logo for this week’s show is by Stuart Taylor
There might not be any faster than light neutrinos, but what can we learn from a failed experiment? Might Iran embracing science be a good thing? And what’s life like in the armed forces for a non-believer? We find out in this week’s show!
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Failed Experiments (2:26) by Drew Rae Nuclear Iran (8:41) by David Eastman AVN vs HCCC (12:23) by Andrew Gould In The Navy (17:35) by Blakeley Nixon (ft Commander John Craig) Skeptical Fairy Tales (30:50) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Stuart Taylor) Maglev Trains (40:50) by Tom Hodden Videogames as Art? (46:56) by Alex Fitch The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two