This weeks show takes a look at the established and growing trend of designer drugs, both legal pharmaceuticals and illegal highs. What are the legal, societal and political issues that we face when dealing with this trend in our societies.
The problems with trying to outlaws them, the issues with rapid addiction and the possible of home made drugs.
From their birth mid way through last century to their shift from the laboratory to peoples bathrooms and barns.
Also our soap box looks at the worlds reaction to Edward Snowden and how countries that show support for him and contempt for the USA still dont offer him asylum.
And this weeks Legend or Loser, Wimbledon Winner Andy Murray!
Topic: Synthetic Life, Biological Robots. A look at the different portrayals of synthetic life in movies, from Ash in Alien to the artificial life in Blade Runner. Then we look at where we are in the development of this technology and what we can expect from it in the coming years.
Soap Box: Animal right and where to draw the line. A talk about the changing face of animal rights, from the vegans to the carnivores, where do we stand and what should we tolerate in the treatment of animals.
This weeks topic is close to home for Preston, litereally, with the Johnson Space Centre in his backyard he has been closly following the real life development of the Warp Drive project, Classification and a lack of security clearence leave us wondering how far we really are to summers on Alpha Centure.
Also a Soap Box looking at the Independent Film, Cloud Atlas, its depth, and the lack of depth of reviewers.