Last weekend as QEDcon 2013 in Manchester, and in addition to picking up an Editor’s Choice Award at the Ockham Awards (thanks!), we also had an hour slot in which we could showcase some interesting people talking about interesting things. Here’s a recording of that.
Internet Comment Polarisation (2:00) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dominique Brossard) Screening Vultures (14:45) by Max Davie The Tube At 150 (19:37) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Christian Wolmar) The BBC and Police Press Releases (31:47) by Michael Marshall Sociobiology (41:21) by Carl Packman Disability on TV (48:51) by Christian Hofstader (read by Tannice Pendegrass) The Leveson Debate (54:51) by James O’Malley (ft Helen Lewis) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
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This week: Why some colic treatments have been smacked down as rubbish, why we shouldn’t jump to conclusions about the Aurora shooter, why government policy could use some control trials, what happened at Winchester Science Festival, Cyborgs, Olympics, and Dinosaurs!
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Colic Treatments (2:07) by Dr*T Aurora and Autism (10:25) by Tannice Pendegrasse Test Learn Adopt (17:40) by Prateek Buch Winchester Science Festival (24:32) by Liz Lutgendorff and James O’Malley
(ft Tori Herridge, Anna Scaife, and Sheila Kanani) Cyborgs and McDonalds (39:46) by Alex Fitch Performance Enhancing Drugs (49:22) by Salim Fadhley Dinosaur Dinners (55:35) by Kash Farooq (ft Dave Hone)
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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