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.
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
We explore the phenomenon of land grabbing, investigate a fascist footballer, find out if it’s game over for Atari and discover an intriguing piece of technology that will enable the blind to see using a clever phone app. And much more!
Land Grabbing (1:49) by Chris Fitch (ft Fred Pearce and Paolo D’Odorico) Are Secularists Successful? (13:57) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Rob Freathy) Atari (24:31) by Alex Fitch Fascist Football (35:30) by Sean Slater Amazing App (42:19) by Chris Hofstader (ft Peter Meijer) DevPsych (50:52) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Jean Shinskey and Patrick Leman) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
There might not be any faster than light neutrinos, but what can we learn from a failed experiment? Might Iran embracing science be a good thing? And what’s life like in the armed forces for a non-believer? We find out in this week’s show!
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Failed Experiments (2:26) by Drew Rae Nuclear Iran (8:41) by David Eastman AVN vs HCCC (12:23) by Andrew Gould In The Navy (17:35) by Blakeley Nixon (ft Commander John Craig) Skeptical Fairy Tales (30:50) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Stuart Taylor) Maglev Trains (40:50) by Tom Hodden Videogames as Art? (46:56) by Alex Fitch The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
SOPA Blackout (2:05) by Georgia Gale Grant Behind the scenes at the Wikipedia blackout (9:33) by Tom Morris Figshare (17:58) by Jon Treadway (ft Mark Hahnel) Teletubbies Scandal (27:36) by Salim Fadhley (ft Dave Thompson) The Sex Party (39:33) by Chris Huang-Lever Scotland and Tory England (45:17) by Keir Liddle A Bugs’ Life (50:16) by Adam Jacobs (ft Matt Shardlow) Videogames and Morality (60:16) by Trent Burton The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
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