2020

TheESP – Ep. #255 – Happy New Year 2021!

TheESP – Ep. #255 – Happy New Year 2021!

We are extremely happy to welcome the first ever ESP Skepti-baby! Annika and her newborn girl are doing very well and they send their regards to the listeners. Whoohoo! We spend the episode to look ...
TheESP – Ep. #254 – Council for Inclusive Capitalism

TheESP – Ep. #254 – Council for Inclusive Capitalism

This week we start by recommending a German Podcast Christmas Special, we report that Sucharit Bhaktdi won the Goldene Brett award and talk about the Saturn / Jupiter planetary conjunction. Pontus reports the his book ...
TheESP – Ep. #253 – Big Dicks and Aliens

TheESP – Ep. #253 – Big Dicks and Aliens

This week we talk about that alt-med and antivaxxers have been visible on TV and how a town in Austria had to change its rather unfortunate name. We celebrate the anniversary of the Hungarian Skeptics ...
TheESP – Ep. #252 – Philosophy and Ethics w. Nikil Mukerji

TheESP – Ep. #252 – Philosophy and Ethics w. Nikil Mukerji

This week we talk to Nikil Mukerji, a German author, philosopher and skeptic. He has a position at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and academic director of philosophy, politics and economy. He studied economy, ...
TheESP - Ep.#251 - 1st of the Next 250

TheESP – Ep.#251 – 1st of the Next 250

This week we reflect a on the new vaccines that are coming. Annika sings(!) to celebrate the quiz performance of Pontus, Brian and Claire last week and then she tells us about a memorial for ...
TheESP - Ep.#250 - United Federation of Skeptical Podcasts

TheESP – Ep.#250 – United Federation of Skeptical Podcasts

This week we celebrate 250 episodes and five years on the road with the ESP. We invited all guest hosts who ever have sat in for a show and they all joined us for our ...
Live Stream of Ep. #250 - Tonight!

Live Stream of Ep. #250 – Tonight!

UPDATE! The video stream is available on our Youtube-channel! Tonight 22 November 8:00 pm CET Live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theespeu/ Last week marked the 5th anniversary of releasing the first episode of the European Skeptics ...
TheESP - Ep. #249 - Homophobic Orbán

TheESP – Ep. #249 – Homophobic Orbán

This week Pontus is a bit under the weather so András and Annika send him their "thoughts and prayers" (don't worry, he is fine). Then we mention an interesting documentary about SCAM practitioners and give ...
TheESP – Ep. #248 – Skepti-baby Alert!

TheESP – Ep. #248 – Skepti-baby Alert!

This week we first chat a bit about Trump, having covid in your family and an opportunity to talk to Swedish MPs. We also mention the Vienna terror attacks and the Hay Winter Festival. Annika ...
TheESP – Ep. #247 – Stephan Lewandowsky

TheESP – Ep. #247 – Stephan Lewandowsky

This week we talk to Stephan Lewandowsky, professor of cognitive psychology and one of the drivers behind the Debunking Handbook 2020, the recently published follow-up to the previous debunking handbook from 2011. A great resource ...
TheESP – Ep. #246 – RIP, James "the Amazing" Randi

TheESP – Ep. #246 – RIP, James “the Amazing” Randi

This week we remember James "the Amazing" Randi, a great skeptic and generous person who like no one else influenced the skeptic movement. His legacy lives on. We also reflect a bit on daylight saving ...
TheESP – Ep. #245 - Lust for Blood

TheESP – Ep. #245 – Lust for Blood

This week we notice the new I am Greta movie strangely so far is only in theaters and not online. Covid number are going up, especially in Germany where conspiracy theories are growing, but the ...
TheESP - Ep. #244 - Go Women in Science!

TheESP – Ep. #244 – Go Women in Science!

This week we start by celebrating that several women received the Nobel Prize this year. Well deserved and a good trend! We also look at the latest Global warming news delivered by Copernicus. We may ...
TheESP - Ep. #243 - Belgian Skeptics Sued!

TheESP – Ep. #243 – Belgian Skeptics Sued!

This week we start by urging you to register nominations for the Ockham Awards, handled by The Skeptic. The deadline is 31 October. That's the same date that Skepsis in the Netherlands will hold their ...
TheESP - Ep. #242 - Stefanie Handl, the Skeptic Vet

TheESP – Ep. #242 – Stefanie Handl, the Skeptic Vet

This week we interview veterinarian Dr. Stefanie Handl from Vienna, Austria. Her special fields are nutrition and diets for pets. She is a member of the “Gesellschaft für kritisches Denken” (“Society for Critical Thinking”) which ...
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