The Pod Delusion

Episode 123 – 17th February 2012
February 17, 2012 | Author: James O’Malley
This week is a bit of a secularism special – punch your fist in the air at the Rally to Defend Freedom of Expression, find out about the perils of censorship in Nick Cohen’s new book and get the accurate story on the Bideford council prayers ruling. Plus we talk about a new survey showing Christians aren’t terribly Christian, find out why Alan Turing deserves a pardon and solve the mystery of which Sherlock Holmes adaption is best.
Full broadcast here
Direct MP3 Link
(ft Richard Dawkins, Nick Doody, Kate Smurthwaite, Rhys Morgan, Joan Smith and Anne-Marie Waters)
Nick Cohen Interview (18:10) by Liz Lutgendorff & James O’Malley
Census Christians (28:54) by James O’Malley (ft Paula Kirby)
Bideford Council (37:35) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Tessa Kendall)
Turing Pardon (45:00) by Peter Rowlett
Sherlock and Copyright (54:56) by Tom Hodden
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

Follow-Up Links

Listen to the rally to defend free expression in full here.
One Law For All
Full Nick Cohen interview:
(Check back in the morning!)
Buy Nick Cohen’s ‘You Can’t Read This Book’ here.
Full Paula Kirby Interview:

One thought on “The Pod Delusion

  1. This has not hurt the Republicans, at all. Contributions and volunteers are up.This has only dagamed the Democrats. Another Kim, there is some evidence mostly from Repubican sources that contributions and volunteers have gone up since Palin was chosen. Nothing surprising, given they would say that anyway’ and a lot of ready money runs around amongst the bible bashers and she was likely their most favoured choice.I have seen absolutely no indication of anything in your other two points. Though it is clear there a number of nervous nellys, paralysed by fear of saying anything, about this exraordinarily bad McCain choice.

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