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How easily we’re influenced

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30 Sep 2014

How easily we’re influenced

The Islamic State is demonstrating how easy it is to recruit gullible people, whilst world leaders are using fear to demonstrate exactly the same thing. All of a sudden we have a war on our hands.

On this week’s Balls Radio we look at how easy it is to turn good people bad, referring to early psychology experiments with some chilling findings. 
This week’s running order:
- Psychologists show how easily we are influenced
- When do we send in the troops?
- China’s automatic sperm extractor 
- Terrorism in Australia in context
- Hey, what’s the big idea (with Brian Haverty)
o Shared paths at the Velodrome
o BYO pubs
o The next best thing since sliced bread
- John Dobbie’s UK Report
o More Tories move to the dark side
o Milliband misses the essentials
o UKIP threatens to park tanks on Labour’s lawn
o Off to war
o Dave Lee Travis charged but unapologetic
o The end of the glass milk bottle
- Climate talks
- David Campbell’s New Zealand report
o Labour party licks its wounds
o NZ’s top earner
o Maori placenames replace European ones
o Dedicated Maori seats questioned
- The rise of the Islamic State
- The rise of the small nation


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Balls Radio is like talk radio, but for thinking people. Now a short daily occurrence, Phil Dobbie offers his opinions on what's happening, in the UK and overseas: politics, social policy, economics, science, religion. Yes, it's another, slightly overweight middle-aged white man telling the world how it should be. But there's nothing alt-right about Balls Radio. And we try and have fun along the way.