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Episode 200 – 16th August 2013

This week we find out if atheists are smarter than religious people, how a rational Parliament might work, and why Straight Pride UK are rather silly. We also look at the sad case of Neon Roberts, FGM in the news, the portrayal of mental health in videogames, and a brand new material.



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Smart Atheists (2:11) by Tessa Kendall
Privilege & Straight Pride (8:24) by Richard Firth-Godbehere
Rational Parliament (16:26) by James O’Malley (ft Adam Smith)
Neon Roberts (30:46) by Keir Liddle
Upsalite (36:10) by Dean Burnett
FGM (45:02) by Dawn Firth-Godbehere
Mental Health & Videogames (52:38) by Chris Chapman
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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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 123 – 17th February 2012

This week is a bit of a secularism special – punch your fist in the air at the Rally to Defend Freedom of Expression, find out about the perils of censorship in Nick Cohen’s new book and get the accurate story on the Bideford council prayers ruling. Plus we talk about a new survey showing Christians aren’t terribly Christian, find out why Alan Turing deserves a pardon and solve the mystery of which Sherlock Holmes adaption is best.


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Rally to defend Freedom of Expression (2:40) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff
(ft Richard Dawkins, Nick Doody, Kate Smurthwaite, Rhys Morgan, Joan Smith and Anne-Marie Waters)
Nick Cohen Interview (18:10) by Liz Lutgendorff & James O’Malley
Census Christians (28:54) by James O’Malley (ft Paula Kirby)
Bideford Council (37:35) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Tessa Kendall)
Turing Pardon (45:00) by Peter Rowlett
Sherlock and Copyright (54:56) by Tom Hodden
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 109 – 4th November 2011

Where are we going to fit seven billion people? What’s the deal with ear candling? And we learn new information about the goings-on in Iran in the 70s.


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Seven Billion (1:25) by Michael Grayer
Plan C (7:50) by Prateek Buch
White Poppies (15:36) by Tessa Kendall
Non-Prophet Week (20:05) by James O’Malley (ft Jenny Bartle)
AIDS at the Science Wooseum (23:51) by Kash Farooq (as read by Alex Foster)
The Oil Kings (29:41) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Andrew Scott Cooper)
Historical Narratives (39:56) by Nick Boorer
Ear Candling (47:00) by Tom Williamson
Skeptical Purity Test (54:03) by Drew Rae
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 100 – 2nd September 2011


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Analogue Missions (1:45) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Prof Gordon Osinski)
FOIA (12:54) by James Firth
Deconversion (21:07) by Drew Rae
Guides Inclusivity (28:32) by Salim Fadhley (ft Tessa Kendall)
Too Many Ministers (35:39) by Cory Hazelhurst
Spine Wizards (42:30) by Trish Hann
Celebrity Skeptics (47:54) by Keir Liddle
Secular Europe Campaign (53:42) by James O’Malley (ft Andrew Copson)
QED 2010 (61:10) by James O’Malley (ft Michael Marshall)
The sketches were by David Lovesy, Brian Two and Steve Clark

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Episode 78 – 1st April 2011


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Gideon’s Budget (2:14) by Jon Treadway
Crossing the Italians (9:44) by Nick Boorer
The Vatican Fries Your Brain (16:10) by Tessa Kendall
Antivaxers and Paul Offit (22:18) by Dave Woodward
NHS Outcomes Framework (30:18) by Simon Howard
Dirk Gently Recommissioned (42:46) by Jon Treadway (ft Stephen Mangan and Ed Victor)
Roy Zimmerman on Ted Haggard (48:5) by Salim Fadhley
Post-credit appeal by Sean Ellis

Episode 56 – 22nd October 2010


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Science is Vital Wins (1:31) by Jenny Rohn
JREF’s UK Plans (4:58) by James O’Malley (ft DJ Grothe and James Randi)
The Nightingale Collaboration (14:52) by Sean Ellis (ft Alan Henness)
Geek Calendar Launch (21:07) by James O’Malley (ft Mike Harris and Gia Milinovich)
Conscientious Objection & the EU (28:07) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Tessa Kendall)
Faking Faith (34:28) by Salim Fadhley (ft Andrew Penman)

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