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The Pod Delusion is a weekly news magazine podcast about interesting things. From politics, to science to culture and philosophy, it's commentary from a secular, rationalist, skeptical, somewhat lefty-liberal, sort of perspective.

The Pod Delusion is a weekly news magazine podcast about interesting things. From politics, to science to culture and philosophy, it's commentary from a secular, rationalist, skeptical, somewhat lefty-liberal, sort of perspective.
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United States

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The Pod Delusion is a weekly news magazine podcast about interesting things. From politics, to science to culture and philosophy, it's commentary from a secular, rationalist, skeptical, somewhat lefty-liberal, sort of perspective.

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English


Episodes

Science Fiction Double Feature: Infomocracy

1/3/2017
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A special preview of Liz Lutgendorff's new science fiction podcast. Find the full show and subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Duration: 00:42:49


The Pod Delusion - Summer Science Special!

8/13/2014
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Sean Ellis speaks to many of the scientists who spoke at Winchester Science Festival 2014.

Duration: 01:05:17


The Pod Delusion - Episode 231

4/3/2014
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This week we look back at some of the people who have spoken at the QED conference – including Robert Llewellyn, Helen Czerski, Nate Phelps and Adam Rutherford.

Duration: 00:56:45


The Pod Delusion - Episode 229

3/20/2014
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Fred Phelps, that awful invasive Mick Jagger frontpage and NASA predicting doom… it’s going to be a cheerful show!

Duration: 00:39:29


The Pod Delusion - Episode 228

3/13/2014
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Withdrawing scientific papers, banned prescriptions, faith healing… and are humans to egocentric (in terms of the universe?).

Duration: 00:33:19


The Pod Delusion - Episode 227

3/6/2014
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This week we look back at some of our favourite space themed reports – including interviews with NASA scientists working on Kepler and the Curiosity space rover, an interview with former Apollo astronaut Al Worden (!), and we also remember Patrick Moore.

Duration: 01:05:04


The Pod Delusion - Episode 226

2/27/2014
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How can you end up in court for blasphemy in France? What’s the point of banking? And why is scifi so sexist? We answer these questions and more on this week’s show!

Duration: 00:47:21


The Pod Delusion - Episode 224

2/13/2014
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Who knew that Flying Spaghetti Monsters were controversial? We also talk space balloons with the Canadian Space Agency, Olympic Pictograms and much more!

Duration: 00:54:33


The Pod Delusion - Episode 222

1/30/2014
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This week we have an exclusive interview with Rufus Hound, in which he explains his reasons for standing for the National Health Action Party in the European Elections. We also find out more about the most recent Jesus & Mo controversy, why banking computers often fail - and catch up with the Festival of the Spoken Nerd ahead of their latest nationwide tour.

Duration: 01:18:51


The Pod Delusion - Episode 221

1/23/2014
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This week we speak to the Project Scientist on the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, and a scientist who studies concrete – bonus points if you listen to that second piece on the Victoria Line. We also find out how the first ever PubHD night went, figure out how far away we are from hoverboards.

Duration: 01:02:51


The Pod Delusion - Episode 220

1/16/2014
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This week we tackle net neutrality, assisted dying, asylum seekers, aircraft safety and much more!

Duration: 00:48:58


The Pod Delusion - Episode 219

1/9/2014
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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!

Duration: 01:04:54


The Pod Delusion - Episode 218 - Christmas Hadtacular!

12/19/2013
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This week we speak to COMMANDER CHRIS HADFIELD, who recently spent six months on board the International Space Station, whilst simultaneously becoming a hero to everyone on Twitter. We find out Hadfield’s thoughts on the current on-going ISS ammonia leak, how he got involved in Robin Ince & Brian Cox’s Christmas show, what it was like meeting Stephen Hawking, and much more.

Duration: 01:20:04


The Pod Delusion - Episode 217

12/12/2013
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This week we look at the persecution of non-religious people around the world and how we deal with grief. Yep – it’s an upbeat show this week! We also consider MP’s pay rises, and Stu tells us how David Cameron stole his joke!

Duration: 00:47:57


The Pod Delusion - Episode 216

12/5/2013
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This week we explore why Amazon’s drones aren’t ambitious enough, how faith schools are actually discrimination based on class, how GPS works and why Burt thinks that religion is in decline.

Duration: 00:45:16


The Pod Delusion - Episode 215

11/28/2013
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This week we discover why feminism needs secularism, why personalised medicine threatens Big Pharma, and discover what on earth a human library is.

Duration: 00:45:08


The Pod Delusion - Episode 214

11/21/2013
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A big show this week as we speak to the man behind a new documentary on whales in captivity, find out why scientists should be on Question Time, from the man who running a petition about it, look at some crazy JFK conspiracy theories and much more!

Duration: 00:58:47


The Pod Delusion - Episode 213

11/14/2013
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This week we look at Tesco’s new advertising plans… whilst they look at us. We also talk about a controversial Islamic speaker on tour in the UK, the success of Sunday Assembly and find out if it’s possible to explain a PhD to lay people. We also speak to both developmental psychologist Ute Frith, and the new chair of Conway Hall… who may already be familiar to some listeners!

Duration: 00:56:03


The Pod Delusion - Episode 212

11/7/2013
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This week’s show is all about our contributors – and specifically how you can get involved! If you’re a regular listener to The Pod Delusion you’ll know that we have an open submissions policy – but how to start? This week we look back on some of our favourite segments from our regular contributors, and try to inspire you to get involved yourself!

Duration: 01:00:33


The Pod Delusion - Episode 211

10/31/2013
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This week we find out what happened at Mozfest (and speak to the director of the Mozilla foundation!), figure out the truth about pirates – as well as discover what’s going to be happening at QED and why religion became so popular.

Duration: 00:40:50

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