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The Pod Delusion episode 153

September 20, 2012

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Statue commemorating thalidomide survivors - text reads: In memory of the dead and living, photo by Jens Schlueter

Statue commemorating thalidomide survivors – text reads: In memory of the dead and living

Episode 153: What happened when BPAS held a debate with Christian Concern? Why does Christian Wolmar want to be Mayor of London? Can celebrities be Twitter bullies? What’s the deal with the EU’s silly cookie laws? Also: Alex Fitch looks at the relationship between the media and tragedies such as Hillsborough, the Thalidomide scandal and the massacre on Utøya Island, and Trish Hann looks at the politicising of Ultrasound in the abortion debate.

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Recommended events:

Northants International Comics Expo

Set in the historic Wicksteed Leisure Park, panels include:
Storytelling – A meeting of mind with Alan Davis, Stormdogs With David Hine & Doug Braithwaite, Panel to Screen with Greg Staples, Adi Granov & Charlie Adlard, Jack Kirby Influences in modern comics with John Watson, Doug Braithwaite, Shaky Kane and Russell Payne from the Jack Kirby Museum, Erotic Art and Censorship in Comics with Melinda Gebbie, Tony Bennett and Paul Gravett, Alan Moore on How to Write Comics (plus hour long Q&A), Owning the Page with Doug Braithwaite, David Hine, Ian Churchill and Shaky Kane and Frank Bellamy a Retropect, followed by a short film with Paul Holder.

Saturday 22nd September 9.30am – 5pm / Sunday 23rd September 11am – 5pm

Steve Appleby book launch

Gosh! comics are throwing a launch party with Guardian Books on the 12th of October for Steven Appleby’s Guide to Life, a collection of the Loomus strip that’s been running in The Guardian. They’ll also have an exhibition of the original art in the lead-up to the night. All the info is over at the Gosh! blog

Starts at 7pm, free entry and drinks as always.

7pm, 12th October 2012, Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR
(Exhibition runs 28th September to 15th October)


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