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Episode 219 – 10th January 2014

This week we figure out if Michael Gove was talking rubbish about the First World War (spoiler: he was!), discover if monogamy is dead, find out why science’s favourite metaphor won’t work any more… and much, much more!



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It’s Not Simple, Mr Gove (1:33) by Rich Godbehere
Origins of WWI (9:41) by Sean Slater
Is Monogamy Dead? (17:43) by Rosie Wilby
Media Law (21:42) by Alex Fitch
Dead Metaphor (32:38) by Sean Ellis
Wiki Petition (39:12) by Salim Fadhley
Zombie Stats (46:06) by Adam Jacobs
Dimensional Travel (52:17) by Nathan Rae
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 209 – 18th October 2013

This week we have an exclusive clip of the fourth man on the moon (!!!), along with some more back to earth chat. We talk Golden Dawn and the rise of the Far Right in Europe with Yiannis Baboulias, missing Doctor Who episodes with Mike Hall, as well as take a critical look at a High Court decision on MMR and some claims being made by an advisor to Michael Gove. Plus we go to a Wikipedia Editathon.



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Golden Dawn (1:51) by James O’Malley (ft Yiannis Baboulias)
Astronaut Al Bean (18:20) by Carl Hutchinson (FT FOURTH MAN ON THE MOON, AL BEAN!)
Missing Doctor Who (20:08) by Mike Hall
Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon (31:45) by James O’Malley (ft Jonathan Cardy)
MMR Opportunities (43:40) by Peter English
Nature vs Nurture (51:11) by Mike Ward
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 119 – 20th January 2012

This week we look into the SOPA blackout and more importantly, finally DISCOVER THE TRUTH about the Teletubbie Tinky Winky – plus much more!


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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

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Episode 110 – 11th November 2011

The Daily Mail admits ‘Winterval’ is nonsense, where we’re at with reforming the libel laws and some interesting insights into talking to the dead. (Spoiler alert: you can’t do it).


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Winterval (1:45) by Dave Cross
Libel Reform Lobby (8:43) by Trish Hann
Silencing Protest (12:46) by Steven Sumpter
Necromancy (17:59) by Drew Rae
Talking to the Dead (22:21) by Sarah Angliss
Space Toys (29:27) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Craig Leff & Kevin Fong at London Science Festival)
Guerilla Skepticism (41:21) by Kylie Sturgess (ft Susan Gerbic)
Prime Numbers (50:39) by Peter Rowlett (ft Samuel Hanson)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 81 – 22nd April 2011


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DEAct Judicial Review (1:35) by James Firth
Local Elections Preview (8:49) by Alex Foster
Regenerating Margate (18:33) by Jon Treadway
Gay Blood Donation (27:32) by Salim Fadhley (ft Peter Tatchell)
Wikipedia & Academia (34:48) by Harriet Vickers (ft Charles Matthews)
The Christ Conundrum (40:33) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Andrew Carruth)
Atlas Shrugged (49:11) by Paul Day
BHA Conference (54:45) by James O’Malley (ft Andrew Copson)

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See the video of the guinea pigs to watch whilst listening to James Firth’s piece about the Digital Economy Act after the break (this will make sense if you listen to the show):
Continue reading Episode 81 – 22nd April 2011

Episode 68 – 21st January 2010


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Alternative Vote (1:44) by Alex Foster
Tevatron Obituary (8:36) by Sean Ellis
Wikipedia at 10 (14:46) by Tom Morris
ECHR Libel Reform (21:26) by Gareth Winchester
Theology in Academia (29:13) by Drew Rae
Libraries (35:26) by Reggie

This week presented by Liz Lutgendorff as James has had some exciting emergency surgery.

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