theESP

2019

TheESP - Ep. #187 - Antibiotic Resistance Worse Than Climate Change?

TheESP – Ep. #187 – Antibiotic Resistance Worse Than Climate Change?

This week we celebrate the birthday of the ‘Ask for Evidence’ campaign, the Pope gets stuck in an elevator and we debunk three myths about the Amazon forest fires. Counterfeit Medicine is a ...
TheESP – Ep. #186 - European Skeptics Congress 2019, part 1

TheESP – Ep. #186 – European Skeptics Congress 2019, part 1

This week it was Congress time! András and Pontus (unfortunately, no Jelena) spent a wonderful weekend in Ghent, Belgium, at the European Skeptics Congress 2019, where they had a blast! At the ESC ...
TheESP - Ep. #185 - Rain dance for the Amazon

TheESP – Ep. #185 – Rain dance for the Amazon

This week it is true that the Amazon (Amazonas? Amazonia?) is burning and glaciers are dying, but misinformation is still everywhere. Especially, meditation and rain dances will not help. Instead we should learn ...
TheESP - Ep. #184 - Not well for Pell

TheESP – Ep. #184 – Not well for Pell

This week we start by noting that the measles numbers in Serbia from last week must be nonsense (it’s much worse) and again urge you to support Retraction Watch. We then report on ...
TheESP - Ep. #183 - Free Energy, 'Flygskam' and hard numbers on Measles

TheESP – Ep. #183 – Free Energy, ‘Flygskam’ and hard numbers on Measles

This week we hear about free energy devices, about Pope Francis’ friend who stands accused of sex-abuse, and that Metro in Sweden is closing down taking with it their ‘Viral Examiner’ that has ...
TheESP – Ep. #182 – Anthroposophical Ups and Downs

TheESP – Ep. #182 – Anthroposophical Ups and Downs

This week we reflect on the current heatwave and on climate change, we give a shout-out to James Randi who turned 91 this week(!) and Pontus pokes the pope for letting his Archbishops ...
TheESP – Ep. #181 – Medical Misinformation

TheESP – Ep. #181 – Medical Misinformation

This week and from now on, you can now listen to us on Spotify too! If you do, this episode will tell you about how Lamarck, born today 275 years ago, got it ...
TheESP - Ep. #180 - Sander van der Linden on Bad News and prebunking

TheESP – Ep. #180 – Sander van der Linden on Bad News and prebunking

This week András interviewed Sander Van Der Linden, who is a social psychologist and has done extensive research into how we should approach the fight against #fakenews and the spreading of #misinformation about #climatechange, ...
TheESP - Ep. #179 - Religious Liberty?

TheESP – Ep. #179 – Religious Liberty?

This week we celebrate Britt Hermes’ lawsuit victory and that Annika got married (yay!) and urge everyone top make plans for ESC in Belgium – there’s still time to get your tickets! We ...
TheESP - Ep. #178 - Camp Quest with Andreas Kyriacou, plus IQ testing and killing science

TheESP – Ep. #178 – Camp Quest with Andreas Kyriacou, plus IQ testing and killing science

This week while Pontus is away, we talk to Andreas Kyriacou from Switzerland about Camp Quest Switzerland before moving on to other events, IQ testing and a lot more, including a German petition ...
TheESP - Ep. #177 - Monarchy is stupid!

TheESP – Ep. #177 – Monarchy is stupid!

This week Jelena discloses the location of her new place to live - and it's far away! Then we hear about how Pasteur would not have been even close to pass today’s ethical ...
TheESP - Ep. #176 - Fighting Pseudo-therapies

TheESP – Ep. #176 – Fighting Pseudo-therapies

This week we clarify the difference between a ‘skeptic’ and a ‘denier’ when it comes to climate change and plug the Rationalist International Conference (Cambridge, 27-28 July) before Jelena debunks the myth that ...
TheESP - Ep. #175 - The Brilliant Mind of Gwyneth Paltrow

TheESP – Ep. #175 – The Brilliant Mind of Gwyneth Paltrow

This week we remember Willem (‘Wim’) Betz, the iconic Belgian physician, researcher and skeptic, co-founder of SKEPP (Belgian Skeptic Organisation) and CSICOP fellow, who sadly passed away on 8 June. Pontus reports his ...
TheESP - Ep. #174 - Eating beaver

TheESP – Ep. #174 – Eating beaver

This week András sticks his neck out, announcing that he will give a talk at the upcoming CICAP Fest in Padua in September - in Italian! We then learn about Margherita Hack who ...
TheESP - Ep. #173 - The ‘Tender Pope’, Homeopathy and SkepKon interviews

TheESP – Ep. #173 – The ‘Tender Pope’, Homeopathy and SkepKon interviews

This week we catch up a bit regarding VoF (the Swedish skeptics) and talk about a new Manifesto against pseudoscientific treatments. We also get a bit nostalgic about a UK referendum about Europe ...