This episode is entirely dedicated to one topic, which is the latest wrongdoings of the antivaccination campaign, namely the screenings of the pseudo-documentary “Vaxxed – From Cover-up to Catastrophy”.
Our guests, with whom we discussed this issue were Michael Marshall, project director at the Good Thinking Society and activist Fiona O’Leary, founder of Autistic Rights Together.
Intro; Greetings & Feedback; Interview with Michael Marshall; Interview with Fiona O’Leary; Farewell; Out-takes
Photo taken by Maksymilian Sielicki and is used under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licence.
On this episode we talk about the rise of the antivaccination movement in Europe and interview Polish psychologist, science writer and science educator, Tomasz Witkowski, who’s the author of two very important skeptical books on psychology: ‘Psychology Gone Wrong: The Dark Sides of Science and Therapy’ and ‘Psychology Led Astray: Cargo Cult in Science and Therapy’. He is also one of the founders of the Polish Skeptic Club and a member of the organising committee of the 17th European Skeptics Congress that will be held in Wroclaw, Poland in September 2017.
Intro; Greetings & Feedback; Interview with Tomasz Witkowski; Farewell; Out-takes
With minor changes having taken effect in the segments of our podcast, here we are with a new episode on which we talked about an Italian psychic, Facebook taking on fake news, Science Busters releasing the video featuring James Randi, Wikipedia vs Acupuncturist, Swedish skeptical awards announced and Retraction Watch having had a great year!
If you’re interested in the events happening across Europe, please visit our calendar page.
Intro; Greetings & Feedback; This Week in Skepticism; Skeptical News; Logical Fallacy; Really Wrong; Quote
Show notes: 00:00:00 INTRO music
00:00:36 Greetings & feedback
00:05:22 This Week in Skepticism
21st January 1854 – Eusapia Palladino, Italian spiritualist physical medium.
“The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter — for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way. He lives and labors and hopes.”
/Nikola Tesla – Serbian-American inventor, engineer/
“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.”
This time our team is joined by foreign liaison of the Czech Skeptics Club Sisyfos, Claire Klingenberg who talks about the 17th European Skeptics Congress. Then we talk events, quacks, UFOs, OpenTrialsFDA, Santa and much more. Also, our next QED-report features science educator and host of Talk Nerdy and the SGU, Cara Santa Maria.
Segments Intro; Greetings & Feedback; On this day; What’s on in Europe?; What’s hot in Europe?; QED report; Really Wrong; Quote
We recorded this show at QED – Question. Explore. Discover. in Manchester, UK. Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with Claus Larsen, editor of Skeptic Report and member of Skeptica, the Danish group of skeptics.
Segments: Introduction and greetings; Events in Europe; Interview with Claus Larsen; Outro
Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with ex homeopath Dr Natalie Grams, who’s the founder and leader of the Homeopathy Information Network in Germany.
Segments: Introduction and greetings; Events in Europe; Interview with Natalie Grams; Outro