theESP

2020

TheESP - Ep. #241 - One Million Unanswered Prayers

TheESP – Ep. #241 – One Million Unanswered Prayers

This week we first chat about András lending his voice acting skills to a sketch in the Skeptic Zone, Pontus teases the coming release of his sci-fi novel the Dooma and ...
TheESP – Ep. #240 – SARS-CoV2 Virology w. Gábor Kemenesi

TheESP – Ep. #240 – SARS-CoV2 Virology w. Gábor Kemenesi

This week we interview Hungarian researcher and virologist Gábor Kemenesi. He is a research fellow at the Virological Research Group within the Szentágothai Research Centre of the University of Pécs in Hungary, specializing ...
TheESP – Ep. #239 – "Gossip is Worse than Covid"

TheESP – Ep. #239 – “Gossip is Worse than Covid”

This week we start off with having a quick chat with our old buddy Michael ("Marsh") Marshall regarding the relaunch of the UK magazine called the Skeptic. In this week's history segment ...
TheESP – Ep. #238 – Brian Deer and The Doctor Who Fooled the World

TheESP – Ep. #238 – Brian Deer and The Doctor Who Fooled the World

This week we interview none other than Brian Deer, the investigative journalist that spent years digging up how the discredited ex-doctor Andrew Wakefield misled the public about the safety of vaccines. We dig ...
TheESP - Ep. #237 - Plandemic II - worst movie ever

TheESP – Ep. #237 – Plandemic II – worst movie ever

This week András returns to the mothership to hear us discuss the UFO sighting in Cussac in France. Francis gets a pass this week and then we dive into the news: - ...
TheESP - Ep. #236 - Martin Moder of the Austrian Science Busters

TheESP – Ep. #236 – Martin Moder of the Austrian Science Busters

This week we interview molecular biologist, science communicator and overall cool guy Martin Moder, who is one of the Austrian Science Busters and who is also active in the Austrian Society for Critical ...
TheESP - Ep. #235 - Show Me a Real Acupuncturist

TheESP – Ep. #235 – Show Me a Real Acupuncturist

This week Brian is back(!) as András has gone missing(?) We chat again about the wonderful online events out there: you should definitely check out the Edinburgh Skeptics on the Fringe productions ...
TheESP – Ep. #234 - Lysenkoism, science and BS

TheESP – Ep. #234 – Lysenkoism, science and BS

This week we first chat about some of the great current skeptical online events, like NECSS and Skeptics in the Pub. We also enjoy the good news that the worlds largest fusion ...
TheESP - Ep. #233 - Homeomathematics

TheESP – Ep. #233 – Homeomathematics

This week starts with the wonderful news that Annika is now a full time ESP member and co-host. We couldn’t be happier! We start with a minor correction to a story from last ...
TheESP - Ep. #232 - Assisted Death

TheESP – Ep. #232 – Assisted Death

This week we welcome Annika back and first chat a bit about comets and astronomy and about some of the excellent online skeptical events there now is to follow, like the UK Skeptics ...
TheESP – Ep. #231 – How to Argue with a Racist, with Adam Rutherford

TheESP – Ep. #231 – How to Argue with a Racist, with Adam Rutherford

This week we are joined by the brilliant British geneticist, broadcaster, science journalist and author, Dr Adam Rutherford. He’s written several books of international acclaim like “Creation: The Origin of Life and the ...
TheESP – Ep. #230 – Tinfoil hats against nonsense

TheESP – Ep. #230 – Tinfoil hats against nonsense

This week Europe has lost a star in the sky and we hear about how Louis Pasteur managed to create a rabies vaccine back in 1885 (NB: he wasn’t even a medical doctor) ...
TheESP - Ep. #229 - Reality vs politics, lies and fairy tales

TheESP – Ep. #229 – Reality vs politics, lies and fairy tales

This week we can't help but mention the Polish presidential elections and Susan Gerbic's latest interview with Pontus. We commemorate Ignaz Semmelweis on his birthday before moving on to deliberating over the future ...
TheESP - Ep. #228 - Let Science Take the Lead

TheESP – Ep. #228 – Let Science Take the Lead

This week Pontus and András bring you the latest from all over Europe mixed with some history and a little bit of Poking the Pope(s). This week marks the 646th anniversary of the ...
TheESP - Ep. #227 - Thank you, Jelena!

TheESP – Ep. #227 – Thank you, Jelena!

This week we first learn about how the 1854 cholera outbreak led to advances in the knowledge about diseases and outbreaks thanks to the clever and rigorous work by the physician John Snow, ...