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Episode 184 – 26th April 2013

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!



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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

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Episode 168 – 4th January 2012

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!



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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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Episode 140 – 15th June 2012

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

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Episode 120 – 27th January 2012


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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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Episode 97 – 12th August 2011

This week we smash open the window of analysis and loot all of the best commentary on the London riots – as well as argue about Morrissey (again), electric cars and propose free beer for all!


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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

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Episode 73 – 25th February 2011


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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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Episode 45 – 6th August 2010



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Councillor John Dixon Interview by Jack of Kent
Bill Thompson Interview by Salim Fadhley
Wikileaks and philosophy by James Firth
Who are the enemy? by Drew Rae

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