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The Pod Delusion episode 146

July 27, 2012

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Foreground: Steve Mann, cyborg / background: McDonalds sign, Champs-Élysées

Foreground: Steve Mann, cyborg / background: McDonalds sign, Champs-Élysées

Episode 146 This week: Why some colic treatments have been smacked down as rubbish, why we shouldn’t jump to conclusions about the Aurora shooter, why government policy could use some control trials, what happened at Winchester Science Festival, and a segment on the latest news surrounding the Twitter Joke Trial featuring interviews with Paul Chambers himself, David Allen Green and John Cooper QC (Paul’s legal team), Al Murray and Louise Mensch. Plus Alex Fitch discusses McDonald’s “Cyborg hate crime” and its relevance to the Olympics, and Kas Farooq looks at Dinosaur dinners!

Visit the home of this episode, for more info on downloading.

Links: Tannice’s Autism Tour
Test Learn Adopt paper at
Dave Hone’s Ask A Biologist
Ottawa Citizen report on McDonalds’ reaction to the Steve Mann hate crime

Recommended events:

Steampunk at the Science Museum

As part of a Sci-Fi late event at The Science Museum, Alex Fitch explores the continuing fascination with Science Fiction set in the Victorian era, but still being written today, and how it has influenced literature, film and fashion, with links to the 19th Century technology on display in the Science Museum, with aural contributions by Kim Newman, Bryan Talbot, Phil and Kaja Foglio.

Wednesday 29 August, Steampunk talk taking place twice with the ‘Lates’ opening from 18:45-22:00
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
More info at:

Superheroes at the Wellcome Collection

As part of a series of talks and events tying in to the Superhuman exhibition currently on display at the Wellcome Collection, this talk is an all-action account of the muscle-bound figures gracing the pages of the Wellcome Library’s graphic novels, featuring rare issues. How extreme can anatomy become and still remain realistic? See how art, fantasy and the human body combine in exciting tales of heroes and villains.

Speaker: Stephen Lowther, Ephemera Curator, Wellcome Library


This event is FREE. Reserve your tickets 90 minutes before the start.

You can pick up your free ticket for this event from the Information Point from 17.30 on the day. Tickets are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

7pm, Thursday 30th August, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

More info at:


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