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George South | 20:22 UK time, Friday, 25 July 2008

This week's podcast now in the wild - you can download it here. In the show...

Can blogs change minds?
Tracking the online debate over climate change, we wondered whether blogs really have the power to persuade. Patrick Leman, a psychologist at Royal Holloway, is sceptical. More on the blog here.

DIY Broadband
Standing in for Mr Blog this week, Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones investigates a reader's claim that large chunks of the country are in 'broadband poverty' - and looks at the DIY solution being pioneered by the parishioners of Alston Moor.

Comedian Ross Noble shared his favourite bookmarks.

Show Us A Better Way
A look at the government consultation on data mashups, mentioned on last weeks show ... you can win £20,000.

Next week we'll be back in our regular slot at 5.30 after Saturday PM. The running order is empty (except for John Cleese, who'll be telling us about favourite websites) so let us know what stories we should look at, by email or on the blog. We won't pay you, though.

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