Journalist Paul Lewis has completed a study into the causes of the riots, and came back to Westminster Skeptics on the first anniversary of the first night of rioting, to tell us the results.
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Recorded on February 7th, Times Science Editor Mark Henderson and Westminster Skeptics President Evan Harris talk about Mark’s forthcoming book ‘The Geek Manifesto’, for which he was soliciting ideas.
Sorry the sound is a bit ropey – the recording wasn’t very good, so I’ve had to wrangle it into something audible, even if it is difficult at times.
You can hear a more succinct interview with Mark on the book on Episode 71 of the Pod Delusion.
Last night’s Westminster Skeptics discussed the Digital Economy Act with two of it’s most eminent critics – author and blogger Cory Doctorow and Labour MP Tom Watson.
Dr Brooke Magnanti, otherwise known as blogger Belle de Jour gave last night’s talk. Before becoming well-known for her blogging, Dr Brooke Magnanti worked in forensic macrobioinformaics research at the University of Sheffield. She is currently based in Bristol, specialising in developmental neurotoxicology and childhood cancer aetiology. Last night she spoke about the construction of identity.
The sound is a bit ropey for the first five minutes or so, but then dramatically improves.
The Pod Delusion is proud to be the official podcasting partner of the Westminster Skeptics. Here’s the first podcast from the meeting last week featuring Cern physicist Professor Brian Cox talking about science funding in the UK. Also featuring Nick Dusic, the director of the Campaign for Science and Engineering, and Doctor Evan Harris MP.