Saturday, August 27, 2011

Episode 45 - Biblical Floods

Due to the wrath of a god, Trevor had to battle floods and an unstable Internet connection to join us for this week's episode, so be grateful. We discuss Wacky Jacqui having the painters in, David Mabus' arrest and psychological evaluation and social media's involvment in the riots. We also manage to cram in some of the usual features.

Download it here.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Episode 44 - My Own Personal Jesus

Trevor is back from sunny Saundersfoot to help us entertain you. This week we showcase two new features, we get an insight into what John does with his free time (argues with people on the Internet), get Trev's belated opinion on the riots, talk about how lucky Trev was to find Jesus on holiday and we're fotunate enough to get the usual Catholic stories.

Monday, August 15, 2011

New Stuff

Good news listeners: new features are being added to the podcast! We're always happy to receive constructive feedback and this is driving our experimentation with new ideas and features.

One of our new features is based on polling listeners and other random people on social media to get their opinion on specific stories and ethical/philosophical questions for us to discuss. This weeks (very) short survey is available for people to take part in. We'll then analyse the results and speculate wildly for comedic purposes

Also, John is confident he's solved the Skype problems that have dogged us from the beginning. The only way to know for sure is to use it to take listener calls. You can be on the show by adding think.rant to your contacts and then sending us a message. We'll then call you back and you'll be able to vent live! If you're shy then you can always just email us or tweet @thinkrant and send us whatever coherent thoughts you have.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Episode 43 - No Wild Speculation

In the latest episode, available to download here, we refrain from knee-jerk uninformed analysis and unfounded speculation about the riots, although we still have plenty to say about the events and the underlying racism and bigotry that has surfaced.

We also find time to briefly discuss some science stories and steal a feature from another podcast to make up for an absence of Guess The Year.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Knuckle Dragging Barbarians Want To Reinstate Capital Punishment

Just when my opinion of the UK population could not get any lower, it appears that there now exists a petition for the reinstatement of the death penalty which has attracted over 100,000 signatures. This tells me that at least 0.16% of the UK population are knuckle-dragging barbarians, but luckily for us they're in the minority. These are probably the same people that got their news from the News of The World.

I'm sure this will be another topic for discussion on tonight's podcast, but I suggest you also stay up to watch tonight's Newsnight (or set your recorder) so you can see who comes out of the woodwork to back the idea of a return to the bronze-age. If they manage to drag Peter Hitchens from under the bridge he trolls then it'll be worth watching, although the missus won't be happy with having to clean all the spit off the telly in the morning.

In the meantime you can go and sign the counter petition (thanks to Ian Scott for bringing that to my attention).

Monday, August 1, 2011

Something To Look Forward To!

This week we're going to be joined by Ashley Pryce of the Edinburgh Skeptics.

We'll be covering all the important news stories from the last week. In addition, Steven and I are hoping to present our critique of The Code, a BBC programme featuring the rockstar mathematician Marcus du Sautoy (@MarcusduSautoy). You may want to check it out on iPlayer. Also, apologies for abuse of the "rockstar" meme.