The Pod Delusion
Summary: 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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Sean Ellis speaks to many of the scientists who spoke at Winchester Science Festival 2014.
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.
This week Kash speaks to the author of a new novel that puts the science into science fiction, and Sal explains why daylight savings time might be unnecessary. And more!
Fred Phelps, that awful invasive Mick Jagger frontpage and NASA predicting doom… it’s going to be a cheerful show!
Withdrawing scientific papers, banned prescriptions, faith healing… and are humans to egocentric (in terms of the universe?).
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.
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!
This week we look back at some of our most interesting segments from last year – including land grabbing in the developing world, hacking planes with just a mobile phone, political apathy and neurophilosophy!
Who knew that Flying Spaghetti Monsters were controversial? We also talk space balloons with the Canadian Space Agency, Olympic Pictograms and much more!
This week we talk creationism in schools, black holes, scouting and music!
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.
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.
This week we tackle net neutrality, assisted dying, asylum seekers, aircraft safety and much more!
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!