We speak to world renowned primatologist Frans de Waal about his new book, celebrate the passing of the new defamation bill and the libel laws being sorted. The science of nervous breakdowns, how Jehovah’s Witnesses have some dodgy views on domestic violence, and much more!
Libel Reform Success! (3:20) by James O’Malley (ft Mike Harris) Frans de Waal Interview (12:25) by Tessa Kendall Smart Pills (23:31) by Chris Chapman Nervous Breakdowns (28:35) by Dean Burnett Jehovah’s Witnesses & Domestic Violence (39:31) by Naomi Wilcox Cookie Stuffing (49:06) by Drew Rae Jargon (55:35) by Alex Brown
Gia Milinovich on attitudes to women amongst geeks, anti-vaxxers and Cbeebies, how Captain Scarlet had hidden depth, LEDs are 50 years old, are Bitcoins the future and what were some of the worst ghosts last year? And more – it’s the first Pod Delusion of 2013!
Gia Milinovich Interview (2:00) by James O’Malley Cbeebies and Dr Ranj (12:29) by Dean Burnett Health Inequalities and the Census (21:57) by Sean Davidson Captain Scarlet and the Cold War (29:24) by Simon Howard Worst Ghosts 2012 (36:52) by Hayley Stevens Bitcoin (46:42) by Sara Passmore LEDs at 50 (51:28) by Sean Ellis Young Atheists Handbook to Schools (58:06) by James O’Malley (ft Ian Horsewell) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
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We speak to a number big names this week: Dan Dennett gives us his take on Alan Turing, former government chief science advisor Sir David King teases us about what really went on behind the scenes of the Iraq war, and Ben Hammersley explains why technology makes politics difficult. We also tackle Gove’s proposed new curriculum, archiving film for the future and find out if evangelical christian women really want to go out with Jesus?
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Dan Dennett on Turing (2:10) by Deborah Hyde (ft DAN DANNETT!) Evolution: The New Classics (12:54) by Richard Dawkins Sir David King Interview (16:22) by Liz Lutgendorff Ben Hammersley Interview (26:29) by James O’Malley Gove’s Curriculum (36:41) by Rob Weeks The Digital Dilemma (45:14) by Glen Travis Jesus Is My Boyfriend (52:49) by Jonny Scaramanga (ft Kylie Sturgess) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
New Douglas Adams Audio (1:51) by Jon Treadway (ft Stephen Fry, Mark Carwardine and Douglas Adams) Julian Huppert on LibDem Science Policy (11:56) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff Jesus & Mo at the LSE (23:45) by James O’Malley (ft Chris Moos) Adam Rutherford Interview (31:26) by Liz Lutgendorff Technological Progress (40:58) by Drew Rae My Little Brony (50:00) by Salim Fadhley (ft Coder Brony) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
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Technology and Riots (2:10) by Martin Robbins Crowd Control (8:08) by Dean Burnett Reading and Riots (15:20) by Frank Key Pandemrix and Narcolepsy (20:21) by Simon Howard Lords Reform (29:32) by Cory Hazelhurst Morrissey Response (35:32) by Dan Swindlehurst Electric Cars & Top Gear (40:22) by Tom Hodden Maperton Trust (48:25) by Adam Cuerden Free Beer (55:48) by Adam Jacobs The sketches are by David Lovesy and Brian Two
Cameron’s Arms Dealer Holiday (1:28) by James O’Malley (ft Anne Marie O’Reilly) Dissing Dawkins (7:39) by Drew Rae 1023 On (Medical) Trial (14:02) by Sven Rudloff No Gays At The Inn 2: The Revenge (21:58) by Nick Boorer Anti-Features (27:41) by Salim Fadhley (ft Benjamin Mako Hill) Genographic Project (35:37) by Kash Farooq Christchurch Earthquake Eyewitness (39:47) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff
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Listen to James’ full interview with Liz about her experiences in the Christchurch Earthquake after the break…
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