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Episode 182 – 12th April 2013

Lots of Thatcher this week – perhaps a little bit over-Thatcherated, but a long look at her legacy and the issues raised by her death. Also: 3D printing guns, submarine disasters and watching what doctors tweet.


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Thatcher’s Legacy (2:01) by Dave Cole
Thatcher’s Walkman (10:44) by Miles Taylor
Thatcher Party Packs (15:34) by Caroline Spurry
Tramp The Dirt Down (21:15) by Cory Hazlehurst
GMC Social Media (26:33) by Peter English
Printable Weapons (36:26) by Sean Ellis
USS Thresher (43:13) by Drew Rae
RHSF13 Part 3 (49:55) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dave Cohen & Enrique Lopez-Juez)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 174 – 15th February 2013

This week we look find out how prophecy predicts the Pope’s resignation could signal the destruction of Rome, we reflect on the Pope’s use of Twitter, discover when 4G phones are going to happen – and if the networks are going to continue to rip us off, as well as hear about how school kids are standing up for LGBT people. And more!



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Papal Prophecies (2:15) by Chris Chapman
Blessed Are The Cheesemakers (7:23) by Mat Greenfield
High School Shootings & Terrorists (12:10) by Salim Fadhley (ft Adam Lankford)
Bad Valentines PR (21:04) by Marsh
The Science of Persuasion (27:32) ft Marcus Brigstocke!
4G Auction (35:16) by Sean Slater
LGBT Groups in Schools (43:00) by Adam Knowles (ft Adam Castle)
Stand Up For Darwin (52:44) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Nick Doody, Kate Smurthwaite, Dean Burnett and more!)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 162 – 16th November 2012

New Twitter prosecution rules, the National Health Action Party launch, a report on freedom of expression from Azerbaijan – it’s an eclectic show! We also speak to a man crowdfunding some scientific research, find out about fusion reactors, hear how humanists are excluded from Remembrance events and laugh at how some Americans on the right aren’t taking Obama’s re-election victory terribly well.



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More DPP Social Meeja Woe (2:06) by Matt Flaherty
National Health Action Party (12:54) by Trish Hann (ft June Hautot)
Kids & Free Expression Online (20:31) by Kate Russell
Crowdsourcing Science (30:10) by James O’Malley (ft Ethan Perlstein)
For All Who Serve (40:24) by James O’Malley (ft Chris Holden)
Fusion Reactor (49:35) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Nick Balshaw)
Crazy Obama Reactions (61:25) by Blakeley Nixon (ft the vocal stylings of Marc Silk)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 157 – 12th October 2012

When is a sick joke a criminal offence? What really happened during Pineapplegate? What should we do about the leftovers in space? And North Korea’s a bit grim, eh?



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Sick Jokes & Criminal Offence (2:30) by James Firth
Pineapplegate: The Interview (11:53) by Mat Greenfield (ft Sean Oakley)
Space Debris (19:41) by Kash Farooq (ft Dr Stu Clark)
Brogrammers (30:23) by Tom Morris
Nothing To Envy (41:35) by James O’Malley (ft Andy Glynn)
Cool Brands (53:15) by Eon
Ugly Animals (61:02) by James O’Malley (ft Dr Simon Watt)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 153 – 14th September 2012

What happened when BPAS held a debate with Christian Concern? Why does Christian Wolmar want to be Mayor of London? Can celebrities be Twitter bullies? And what’s the deal with the EU’s silly cookie laws… and more!



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BPAS Free Speech Debate (3:04) by James O’Malley (ft Ann Furedi)
Ultrasound and Abortion (7:24) by Trish Hann
Vote for Christian! (15:06) by James O’Malley (ft Christian Wolmar)
Apologies (23:20) by Alex Fitch (with thanks to Ben Cusack)
Cookie Warning Protest (35:21) by Salim Fadhley
Twitter Bullies #1 (44:53) by Tom Williamson (ft Neil Kennedy)
Twitter Bullies #2 (54:02) by Mat Greenfield
Dennett on Religion (61:28) by Deborah Hyde (ft Dan Dennett!)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Hitchmas Special – 26th December 2011

Rather than celebrate Christmas, we thought we should probably celebrate the life and work of Christopher Hitchens, who died on the 15th December. So please join us for this very Pod Delusion-type look at his life.


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Obit (0:49) by Dave Cole
Hitch and religion (8:40) by Cory Hazlehurst
Hitch the Historian (15:46) by Rich Godbehere 6:36
Post-9/11 Hitch (23:42) by Mohammed Fahad (read by Alex Foster) 5:36
Regime change? (30:03) by David Eastman 4:14
Twitter Censorship? (35:40) by Dave Cross 6:12
Tweet inserts are by Sean Ellis
Music by Milton Mermikidies

Episode 112 – 25th November 2011

This week we take a journey across time and space as we look forward to the Mars Science Lab mission, and talk about a new play that takes a look back into recent history through the medium of former Labour MP Chris Mullin’s diaries. We also speak to Marcus Chown about his new book and are scared by news of what the SOPA act could mean for the internet.


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Mars Science Lab (1:40) by Kash Farooq (ft Claire Cousins)
SOPA (9:42) by James Firth (ft Cathy Gellis)
Darknet (19:07) by Salim Fadhley (ft Hose Manuel)
Curing Cancer (26:54) by Matt Kaiser
The BBC & Open Access (33:34) by Pete Hague
Tweeting the Universe (38:32) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Marcus Chown)
A Walk On Part (47:11) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Steve Marmion, John Hodgkinson, Michael Crick, Diane Abbott and Don Foster)
Solipsism (54:57) by Sean Ellis
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Thanks to Hayley Stevens and Dave for supplying the dogs (!)

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Episode 106 – 14th October 2011

We speak to comedian Helen Keen, find out what it’s like being a skeptic in Uganda, discover if violent video games make you violent, and much more.


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Freethought in Uganda (2:06) by James O’Malley (ft James Onen)
New Ice Age? (10:40) by Andy Russell
Bletchley Park (17:21) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Sue Black)
Teen Tech (22:36) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Maggie Philbin)
40 Days of Treats (27:15) by Liz Lutgendorff & Carmen D’Cruz
Video Games & Violent Crime (33:06) by Salim Fadhley (ft Mike Ward)
Cameron & Gay Marriage (41:41) by Nick Boorer
Helen Keen Interview (49:50) by Kash Farooq
Ricky Gervais & Twitter (59:08) by Tom Williamson
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy, Brian Two and Steve Clark

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Episode 33 – 14th May 2010


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Twitter and the Election (1:38) by George Poles
What next for Evan Harris? (7:52) by James O’Malley
What next for Libel Reform? (9:37) by James O’Malley
Fair Votes Protest (12:10) by Misty
Women and the Election (16:25) by Tania Glyde
Five Live (22:56) by Simon Howard
Subsistance Farming (24:06) by Salim Fadhley

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Episode 4 – 9th October 2009


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Stories covered this week:
TAM, the Amazing Meeting Round-Up (0:57) by Crispian Jago
Skeptical Stand-Up (17:02) by Misty
The Apple Store vs The Nokia Store (24:36) by Gareth Buxton
NLP and Twitter (28:46) by Billy Abbott
Videogames Censorship (34:04) by Jim Dixon