Chris Worfolk's Podcast



A podcast about rationalism, freethought and randomness


  • Marriage

    19/07/2013 Duration: 30min

    The institution of marriage is in a hell hole, according to some fundamental Christians at any rate. In this episode we look at gay marriage, humanist marriage and what is even the point of marriage from an atheist perspective?

  • Does religion make you happier?

    12/07/2013 Duration: 31min

    Is ignorance bliss? In this episode we look at whether being religious could actually make you happier, even if it isn't true.


    05/07/2013 Duration: 29min

    It turns out that the US government is spying on everyone - should we be surprised? In this episode we discuss PRISM, Edward Snowdon the information analyst who leaked the information to the press and is now on the run, and the recent connections to Wikileaks and Julian Assange, as well as looking at balancing privacy with state security.

  • Discrimination

    08/06/2012 Duration: 33min

    Discrimination is a big issue at the moment - especially when it comes to men and women being discriminated against in the workplace and at university. What about so called "positive" discrimination? Is all discrimination just discrimination?

  • Freedom of Expression

    01/06/2012 Duration: 35min

    Yes, we're talking about freedom of expression once again because it's always a hot topic. Should you be allowed to joke about blowing up airports on Twitter? Of course you should!

  • Profiling Terrorists

    25/05/2012 Duration: 26min

    Sam Harris recently suggested that we should only target people who look like they might be terrorists (young men, including himself), as every minute spent searching a child or an infirm senior citizen is a minute wasted by airport security. But would this approach work? No. But it's not quite as simple as no; the answer will take 26 minutes to fully explain.

  • Evolution of Religion

    15/10/2010 Duration: 33min

    Are religions currently experiencing a rapid rate of change or have they been changing at this pace throughout history?

  • Pope's Visit

    08/10/2010 Duration: 30min

    With the Pope recently having visited the UK, Chris is joined by Norman and George to discuss it (though most of the discussion focuses on their recent trip to Europe given they were out of the country when the Pope actually visited).

  • Star Trek

    05/03/2010 Duration: 30min

    Come on, it was bound to happen eventually. Which was the greatest series? Who was the best captain? (You don't even need to listen to find out who that is, because it's obviously Picard of course). All these questions and more will be answered.

  • Fitna

    26/02/2010 Duration: 30min

    With the recent controversy over Leeds University Union banning the Atheist Society's screening of Fitna, the guests discuss the film and the wider implications for freedom of speech.

  • Travel

    19/02/2010 Duration: 30min

    One of the great things about the podcast is that it covers wide ranging topics that everyone can relate to - such as travel. It's not like it was just us sat round discussing holiday plans. Now in double the bit rate too!

  • Healthcare

    11/12/2009 Duration: 30min

    Healthcare is a major voting issue in elections and has produced some interesting results in recent times and people standing up for the NHS.

  • The Right Wing

    04/12/2009 Duration: 30min

    The right wing have made significant ground in recent times with the BNP gaining two seats in the European Parliament. Is this a fleeting trend or something bigger? Are the left wing any better?

  • The Past 9 Months

    27/11/2009 Duration: 30min

    We discuss what we have been up to during the shows nine month hiatus.

  • Be Nice to Muslims Day

    20/02/2009 Duration: 31min

    In an effort to improve interfaith relations, Chris invents a new holiday.

  • The AHS

    13/02/2009 Duration: 30min

    With the press launch of the National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies arriving next Thursday, we sit down to talk a bit about what the organisation is and what it does.

  • Charles Darwin

    06/02/2009 Duration: 29min

    With Darwin Day being next Thursday the guest discuss Charles Darwin's contribution to the world, namely having such an awesome beard.

  • Recession

    30/01/2009 Duration: 31min

    With the British economy now officially in a recession, major banks and businesses failing around the world and millions out of work, the show asks the all important question. But we're not going to tell you what the question is ;).

  • Political correctness

    23/01/2009 Duration: 30min

    Having banned Christmas the evil atheists plot what else can be outlawed as not being politically correct.

  • Rationalist Week 2009

    16/01/2009 Duration: 32min

    Chris and guest discuss Rationalist Week 2009, the biggest free thinking student event of it's kind in the UK, possibly the world. The 2009 event is set to be better than ever and in between the inane banter there are occasionally bits of information about it.

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