Episode #036, feat. Fiona O’Leary

Fiona O'Leary
Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with Fiona O’Leary, founder of Autistic Rights Together (ART).
Segments:
Introduction and greetings; Events in Europe; Interview with Fiona O’Leary; Outro
Show notes:
00:00:00
INTRO music
  
00:00:26
Introduction and greetings
00:06:22
Events in Europe
00:14:03
Interview with Fiona O’Leary
01:04:48
Farewell
01:07:49
Outro
 
01:09:04
Out-takes

Episode #035

 


TheESP hosts
On this episode, you’ll find news, events and interesting topics, including QED, cupping and ways to win at the Olympic Games, ART and the need to support Fiona O’Leary against the movie “Vaxxed” as well as the victims of playing Pokémon GO across the world. Also, we received a great photo from Poland showing Exorcism monthly.
 
Segments
Intro; Greetings & Feedback; On this day; What’s on in Europe?; What’s hot in Europe?; Logical Fallacies; Really Wrong; Announcements; Quote
 
Show notes:
00:00:00
INTRO music
 
00:00:26
Greetings & feedback
00:15:05
On This Day: 12th July
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, “ONE EXTRA LARGE MEDIUM
(Russian: Еле́на Петро́вна Блава́тская, Yelena Petrovna Blavatskaya; 12 August [O.S. 31 July] 1831 – 8 May 1891)
 
00:22:19
What’s on in Europe?
00:25:57

What’s Hot in Europe?

  1. Brexit vote and its effects on health regulations
  2. Three dead after treatment at alternative cancer clinic
  3. Alternative treatment didn’t work for Ansbach suicide-bomber
  4. The pope thinks schools promote gender changes to children to promote book sales
  5. Homeopathic mattresses 
  6. Facebook to get rid of click baits
00:41:03
Logical Fallacies – Post hoc ergo propter hoc
00:46:06
Really Wrong: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung for publishing an article in support of homeopathy on their science pages 
00:53:34
Announcements
00:58:17
Quote
“Progress is made by trial and failure; the failures are generally a hundred times more numerous than the successes; yet they are usually left unchronicled.”
/William Ramsay/
 
00:59:19
Outro
 
01:00:34
Out-takes
 
 

 

Episode #034, feat. Deborah Hyde

Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with folklorist and cultural anthropologist Deborah Hyde, Editor-in-chief of the UK magazine ‘The Skeptic’.
(Photo taken by Rob McDermott at QED 2014 and is used under CC BY-SA 4.0 license)
 
Segments:
Introduction and greetings; Events in Europe; Interview with Deborah Hyde; Outro
  
Show notes:
00:00:00
INTRO music
  
00:00:26
Introduction and greetings
00:07:08
Events in Europe
00:20:00
Interview with Deborah Hyde
01:01:50
Farewell
 
01:02:50
Outro
 
01:04:05
Out-takes

Episode #033, feat. Penny Lane

 

TheESP hosts
On this episode, you’ll find news, events and interesting topics, including Pokémon Go, The Good Thinking Society vs the BBC, banners to indicate retraction in scientific papers, a guy jailed for insulting the Dutch King, scapegoating and the state of exorcism across Europe. Also, we have an interview with Penny Lane, producer and filmmaker whose film ‘Nuts!’ is a must for all skeptics.
 
Segments
Intro; Greetings & Feedback; On this day; What’s on in Europe?; What’s hot in Europe?; Interview with Penny Lane; Logical Fallacies; Really Wrong; Quote
 
Show notes:
00:00:00
INTRO music
 
00:00:26
Greetings & feedback
00:08:11
On This Day: 29th July
Eduard Brückner (29 July 1862 – 20 May 1927) was a German geographer, meteorologist, glaciologist and climate scientist.
 
00:14:27
What’s on in Europe?
00:20:57
What’s Hot in Europe?
  1. The Good Thinking Society vs the BBC
  2. Makers of ‘Vaxxed’ threatening law suit against critics
  3. PubMed trying a new method to flag retractions
  4. 30 days in jail for insulting the King?
00:33:44
Interview with Penny Lane about her movie ‘Nuts’
00:54:01
Logical Fallacies – Scapegoating
00:58:28
Really Wrong: Exorcism across Europe
01:15:54
Quote
“For me, I think the greatest achievement of science is to allow humanity to realize that our world is comprehensible. Through science, rational thinking, we can understand how the universe works.”
/Jim Al-Khalili, British theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster/
 
01:16:49
Outro
 
01:18:04
Out-takes
 
 

Episode #032, feat. Brian Eggo

Brian EggiAlong with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with Brian Eggo (Eggman), leader of Glasgow Skeptics and organiser of both Glasgow Skeptics in the Pub and the skeptic conference SkeptiCaley.
(Photo by Craig Clements)
 
Segments:
Introduction and greetings; Events in Europe; Interview with Brian Eggo; Outro
  
Show notes:
00:00:00
INTRO music
  
00:00:26
Introduction and greetings
00:08:24
Events in Europe
00:16:09
Interview with Brian Eggo
00:48:18
Farewell
00:52:43
Outro
 
00:53:58
Out-takes

Episode #031

 

TheESP hosts
On this episode, you’ll find news, events and interesting topics, including Brexit, problems with science writing, British veterinarians to call for action against the use of homeopathy & the fallacy of political correctness.
 
Segments
Intro; Greetings & Feedback; On this day; What’s on in Europe?; What’s hot in Europe?; Logical Fallacies; Really Wrong; Quote
 
Show notes:
00:00:00
INTRO music
 
00:00:26
Greetings & feedback
 
00:04:01
On This Day: 15th July
The end of Spanish Inquisition (1834)
00:09:45
What’s on in Europe?
00:17:22
What’s Hot in Europe?
  1. Post Brexit problems with funding research in the UK?
  2. Evolutionary forces behind bad science?
  3. Greenpeace called for leaving GMOs alone
  4. Veterinarians in the UK calling for a ban on homeopathy in their practices
00:45:55
Logical Fallacies – Political correctness
00:55:26
Really Wrong: Shaman serves drugs in Swedish summer camp “Inner Evolution Retreat”
01:00:00
Quote
“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”
/ Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist/
 
01:01:40
Outro
 
01:02:54
Out-takes
 

 

Episode #030, feat. Linda Strand Lundberg

Linda Strand LundbergAlong with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with Linda Strand Lundberg, president of the Swedish Skeptics Association (VoF).
 
Segments:
Introduction and greetings; Events in Europe; Interview with Linda Strand Lundberg; Outro
  
Show notes:
00:00:00
INTRO music
  
00:00:27
Introduction and greetings
00:05:29
Events in Europe
00:11:00
Interview with Linda Strand Lundberg
00:44:10
Farewell
 
00:45:53
Outro
 
00:47:08
Out-takes

Episode #029

 

TheESP hosts
On this episode, you’ll find news, events and interesting topics, including Brexit, Sense About Science to open EU office, NHS Liverpool to stop funding homeopathy and Marko Kovic, president of Skeptiker Schweiz publishes an article on the concept of critical thinking. 
 
Segments
Intro; Greetings & Feedback; On this day; What’s on in Europe?; What’s hot in Europe?; Logical Fallacies; Really Wrong; True or False?; Quote
 
Show notes:
00:00:00
INTRO music
 
00:00:26
Greetings & feedback
00:15:46
On This Day: 1st July
The death of Anneliese Michel
00:23:48
What’s on in Europe?
00:30:11
What’s Hot in Europe?
  1. NHS Liverpool CCG to stop funding homeopathy
  2. A Generalised definition of critical thinking?
00:33:36
Logical Fallacies – Magical thinking
00:38:14
Really Wrong: Ancient abortion laws in Northern Ireland (challenged)
00:42:39
True or False?
  1. In the early 1900s an American charlatan (who claimed to be a doctor) claimed he could cure impotence, infertility and other sexual problems by surgically implanting goat testicles into men’s scrotum (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_R._Brinkley)
  2. In ancient Egypt the contraceptive of choice was crocodile dung. Dried dung was inserted into the vagina, the idea being that it would soften as it reached body temperature to form an impenetrable barrier (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-12540/When-crocodile-dung-contraception.html)
  3. An immunologist of university in New Deli deliberately endured more than 160 self-inflicted snake bites in a bid to become immune to venom and to develop a vaccine against snake bites.
00:53:22
Quote
“The trouble with the world is that stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt”
/Bertrand Russell, British philosopher/
 
00:54:53
Outro
 
00:56:07
Out-takes
 

Episode #028, feat. Claire Klingenberg

Claire KlingenbergAlong with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with Claire Klingenberg, foreign liaison for the Czech Skeptics’ Club Sisyfos.
 
Segments:
Introduction and greetings; Events in Europe; Interview with Claire Klingenberg; Outro
  
Show notes:
00:00:00
INTRO music
  
00:00:26
Introduction and greetings
00:04:57
Events in Europe
00:09:53
Interview with Claire Klingenberg
00:58:09
Farewell
 
00:59:39
Outro
 
01:00:52
Out-takes

Episode #027

 

TheESP hosts
On this episode, you’ll find news, events and interesting topics, including Brian Clement touring in Europe, Romanian doctors in trouble and much more.
 
Segments
Intro; Greetings & Feedback; On this day; What’s on in Europe?; What’s hot in Europe?; Logical Fallacies; Really Wrong; Quote
 
Show notes:
00:00:00
INTRO music
 
00:00:24
Greetings & feedback
00:10:34
On This Day: 17th June
Joseph of Cupertino
00:17:44
What’s on in Europe?
00:22:16
What’s Hot in Europe?
00:31:16
Logical Fallacies – Begging the question
00:34:14
Really Wrong: Brian Clement and the Hippocrates Institute for promoting quackery
00:44:56
Quote
“It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires.”
/Hilary Mary Mantel, English writer/
 
00:47:26
Outro
 
00:48:02
Out-takes