On the podcast this week –

The tragedy of White Island.

The British election and a brief from Kiwi lawyer and journalist Christian Smith. And a comment on a different perspective by Niall Ferguson.

Tough on crime, why it's nonsense not to be.

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A great conversation with Dr Patrick Michaels. He is co author of a new book Scientocracy; The Tangled Web of Public Science and Public Policy.

The cover story of the October 19, 1913 Economist magazine was "How Science Goes Wrong". Not much has changed.

Feedback with Mrs Producer. Carolyn, if you prefer.

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