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2019

TheESP - Ep. #202 - 2019 Wasn't All Bad

TheESP – Ep. #202 – 2019 Wasn’t All Bad

This week we wrap up the year and wish all our listeners a Happy Holiday. We revisit something we got wrong about Das Goldene Brett last week and celebrate the birthday of Johannes Kepler. For ...
TheESP - Ep. #201 - HPV vaccines are safe!

TheESP – Ep. #201 – HPV vaccines are safe!

This week we start our journey towards episode 300 and first reflect on climate change with Greta Thunberg as Time Magazine's person of the year and Australia heading for a sever heatwave just in time ...
TheESP - Ep. #200 - Two hundred!

TheESP – Ep. #200 – Two hundred!

This week we celebrate our 200th episode and that we continue our journey into our fifth year! We re-unite with our first ever guest, Gábor Hraskó (president of the Hungarian Skeptics) to philosophize a little ...
TheESP - Ep. #199 – Life’s too fun!

TheESP – Ep. #199 – Life’s too fun!

This week Claire Kroulik-Klingenberg joins Jelena and Pontus for the 199th episode – we’re into our fifth year, folks! In This week in Skepticism, Jelena tells the story of how a young pre-Sherlock-Holmes Arthur Conan ...
TheESP - Ep. #198 - Jehovah’s Witnesses w Lydia Finch

TheESP – Ep. #198 – Jehovah’s Witnesses w Lydia Finch

This week we have a very interesting interview with Lydia Finch, an ex-Jehovah’s Witness turned skeptic. As a sort of a follow-up from two weeks ago, we felt we wanted to dive a little more ...
TheESP - Ep. #197 - Deadly Chiro-Practices

TheESP – Ep. #197 – Deadly Chiro-Practices

This week we welcome Brian back for an unprecedented two-weeks-in-a-row appearance and then we dive into how the Piltdown Man hoax went undetected for many years, but was revealed this week 66 years ago. Then ...
TheESP - Ep. #196 - 99.9% of All Scientists

TheESP – Ep. #196 – 99.9% of All Scientists

This week it’s the return of Brian(!) as we have sent András on a field trip to Malaysia. We celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Glasgow Skeptics and then explore signs that some bishops in ...
TheESP - Ep. #195 - EU rules on GMO are bananas

TheESP – Ep. #195 – EU rules on GMO are bananas

This week pope Francis is all talk and no show, there was a secret love affaire between a Cardinal and a Queen of Sweden in 1654 and Massimo Polidoro’s book Il Mondo Sottosopra is now ...
TheESP - Ep. #194 - Polio: Two Down, One to Go

TheESP – Ep. #194 – Polio: Two Down, One to Go

First: A big shout-out to fellow skeptics Claire and Jakub who are getting married on the day of the release of this episode! This week we learn about William Benjamin Carpenter, an early skeptic and ...
TheESP - Ep. #193 - Global Vaccination Summit w Ovidiu Covaciu

TheESP – Ep. #193 – Global Vaccination Summit w Ovidiu Covaciu

This week we have a very interesting catch up with Ovidiu Covaciu who attended the International Global Vaccination Summit organised by the European Commission and the WHO. But before that we celebrate that Jelena singlehandedly ...
TheESP - Ep. #192 - Dark Side of the Moon

TheESP – Ep. #192 – Dark Side of the Moon

This week we first have a look to see if it was really the President of Finland who said he preferred reindeer to Trump before we congratulate the Spanish Skeptics for ceasing the opportunity of ...
TheESP - Ep. #191 - No dick, no vote

TheESP – Ep. #191 – No dick, no vote

This week we declare that we’re fans of Brian Cox and we deliberate some more on the book ‘Shoot for the Moon’ by Richard Wiseman (see ep. 190) and how we can apply the lessons ...
TheESP - Ep. #190 - Richard Wiseman and Shoot for the Moon

TheESP – Ep. #190 – Richard Wiseman and Shoot for the Moon

This week we first have a brief follow-up on German Health Minister Jens Spahn’s failure do defund bogus homeopathy and how the IHN (Informationsnetzwerk Homöopathie) has published an open letter to the minister explaining why ...
TheESP - Ep. #189 - with Massimo Polidoro

TheESP – Ep. #189 – with Massimo Polidoro

This week we first hear from the fantastic Massimo Polidoro who tells all about CICAP Fest from two weeks ago. We then look forward to a new film which is a fictional tale about the ...
TheESP – Ep. #188 – European Skeptics Congress 2019, part 2

TheESP – Ep. #188 – European Skeptics Congress 2019, part 2

This week the team is all together at last! András us tells a bit about his adventures at the incredibly exiting CICAP Fest in Padua, more on this to follow next week. In the main ...
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