theESP

2021

TheESP – Ep. #278 – Whatever It Is, I'm Against It

TheESP – Ep. #278 – Whatever It Is, I’m Against It

This week we get a well deserved correction from listener Cyril on how to pronounce Marquis de Sade's full name and we hear about German teenagers party dangerously in secret in strange locations ...
TheESP – Ep. #277 – Climate Toddlers

TheESP – Ep. #277 – Climate Toddlers

This week we find out what Pontus was up to last week, we honor the passing of the great skeptic Kees de Jager and note that covid vaccination for teenagers is coming. Listener ...
TheESP – Ep. #276 – Magnetically drawn to vaccines

TheESP – Ep. #276 – Magnetically drawn to vaccines

This week we first explore the magnetic properties of covid-19 vaccines and ponder the political meltdown of Alexander Lukashenko's Belarus. Then we celebrate the first publication of Bram Stoker's Dracula, published this week ...
TheESP – Ep. #275 – Edzard Ernst Strikes Again

TheESP – Ep. #275 – Edzard Ernst Strikes Again

This week Swedish vaccinations are not too well organised, András has debated homeopaths and the Swedish Skeptics have some cool events coming up. Ranga Yogeshwar (check him out!) celebrates his birthday and then ...
TheESP – Ep. #274 – A Buffet of Vaccines

TheESP – Ep. #274 – A Buffet of Vaccines

This week we wish Annika all the best in recovering from her first vaccine shot, we learn how to properly pronounce Cardinal 'Becchiu' and hear about this week's birthday boy, Edward Jenner. Pope ...
TheESP – Ep. #273 – Monsters of the Sea

TheESP – Ep. #273 – Monsters of the Sea

This week we get to hear Marie Curie's birthname properly pronounced, curtesy of listener Max (thanks!). One more of us are getting the vaccine and so do pregnant women in Germany. We hear ...
TheESP – Ep. #272 – Flat Earth Award

TheESP – Ep. #272 – Flat Earth Award

This week we first chat a bit and celebrate that we finally have new dates for QED, the fantastic skeptical conference in Manchester, before we mark that it is 35 years this week ...
TheESP – Ep. #271 – The Harmful Episode

TheESP – Ep. #271 – The Harmful Episode

This week we first celebrate the flight of Ingenuity on Mars, the first ever powered flight on another planet. In This week in Skepticism we hear about how Pierre and Marie Curie isolated ...
TheESP – Ep. #270 – Ancient Astronauts

TheESP – Ep. #270 – Ancient Astronauts

This week we start by reflecting on the death of Prince Philip and just can't help mention languages again since a listener sent us sound files to help us with the pronunciations of ...
TheESP – Ep. #269 – Spiders from Mars

TheESP – Ep. #269 – Spiders from Mars

This week we first continue to ponder the strange topic of language and we congratulate the Portuguese Skeptics on the anniversary of founding their organization ComCept. Then we have a Covid-19 update before ...
TheESP – Ep. #268 – Papal Pay-cuts and Cheap Wine

TheESP – Ep. #268 – Papal Pay-cuts and Cheap Wine

This week Pontus is still mad at English spelling but we hope our listeners will forgive him. In history René Descartes was born this week, the pope cuts the payroll for his cardinals ...
TheESP – Ep. #267½ – Short update

TheESP – Ep. #267½ – Short update

Just a quick update to give you three extra news items:
TheESP – Ep. #267 – No rights for Turkish women

TheESP – Ep. #267 – No rights for Turkish women

This week we we mention the Icelandic volcanic eruptions and then a bit randomly reflect upon languages and spelling. Pontus asks people to check out the VoF web site and András informs us ...
TheESP – Ep. #266 – Is AstraZeneca safe?

TheESP – Ep. #266 – Is AstraZeneca safe?

This week we we start by checking out some science: travel faster than speed of light(?) and the wonderful 3D-model of the Antikythera mechanism. We look back at the birth of the Hungarian ...
TheESP – Ep. #265 – Eva Fernandez

TheESP – Ep. #265 – Eva Fernandez

This week we geek out some more about space, mention the demonstrations in Stockholm and the upcoming Cologne virtual skeptics in the pub. Some German children's stories from the past are absolutely horrible ...