theESP

2024

TheESP – Ep. #435 – Evangelising in Schools

TheESP – Ep. #435 – Evangelising in Schools

Some listeners have started to join our Discord - why don't you do that do! In the news today:
  • TURKEY: Turkey revokes radio station's license for discussing Armenian genocide
  • UK: Ultra-processed food ...
TheESP – Ep. #434 – The Greatest Show on Earth

TheESP – Ep. #434 – The Greatest Show on Earth

To start out we nerd out a bit about how to say 'hello' in Hungarian, launch the new ESP Discord thread and give a shout-out to Malmö Pride where people can team up ...
TheESP – Ep. #433 – Lying Politician Liars

TheESP – Ep. #433 – Lying Politician Liars

The band is back together for the first time in months! First we mention an important (but likely depressing) new book documenting Catholic child sex abuse. In TWISH we look back at the ...
TheESP – Ep. #432 – Turning people into horses

TheESP – Ep. #432 – Turning people into horses

Annika and András talk a bit about the EP elections again, mostly reacting to listener feedback. We also mention the Belgian skeptical organisation SKEPP's Skeptical Awards and in TWISH we commemorate evolutionary biologist, ...
TheESP – Ep. #431 – SCAM under (acu)pressure

TheESP – Ep. #431 – SCAM under (acu)pressure

In Pontus' absence we talk a bit about EP elections and in TWISH we commemorate the Italian heroine of science and skepticism Margherita Hack. Then it is time to check out the news: ...
TheESP – Ep. #430 – Patron saint of the internet

TheESP – Ep. #430 – Patron saint of the internet

Pontus comes back from the European Skeptics Congress with a new title, applications to talk at Skepticamp QED is now open and Evidence Week is postponed by UK elections. In TWISH we hear ...
TheESP – Ep. #429 – Think away the long covid

TheESP – Ep. #429 – Think away the long covid

We start with some listener feedback and also worry if Neil DeGrasse Tyson and his Star Talk show are falling for some alternative medicine. On the good side Skeptical Science, led by John ...
TheESP – Ep. #428 – Mesmerised by Nonsense

TheESP – Ep. #428 – Mesmerised by Nonsense

In Pontus' absence Annika is back for a quick visit before her planned return next month. We mention the terrible assassination attempt against Slovakian prime minister Robert Fico and how it's a new ...
TheESP – Ep. #427 – Beware the Trolls!

TheESP – Ep. #427 – Beware the Trolls!

Meeting up with fellow skeptics is always a blast. We recommend reading the recent article in Skeptic UK about the history of European skepticism and ECSO - the ESC (European Skeptics Congress) is ...
TheESP – Ep. #426 – Educational Malpractice

TheESP – Ep. #426 – Educational Malpractice

Tickets for QED in Manchester (19-20 October) are now on sale and don't forget Skepticamp on the day before! If all goes to plan, both András and Pontus may be among the speakers ...
TheESP – Ep. #425 – Millions of lives saved

TheESP – Ep. #425 – Millions of lives saved

Every Swede has celebrated Valborg (Walpurgis / Walpurga) this week although no one really knows why, and András reports from Sicily on volcanic activities. In TWISH we hear about Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, ...
TheESP – Ep. #424 – Flat Earth Homeopathy

TheESP – Ep. #424 – Flat Earth Homeopathy

It is European Immunization Week! Get your boosters and jabs folks, and make you and the people around you are safe! In TWISH this week we hear about John Oliver, British comedian who ...
TheESP – Ep. #423 – Public Reiki

TheESP – Ep. #423 – Public Reiki

The report on DISC analysis and Thomas Erikson from last week generated some good feedback, it's time for the John Maddox prize again and Susan Gerbic has a new YouTube channel that you ...
TheESP – Ep. #422 – Surrounded by lies

TheESP – Ep. #422 – Surrounded by lies

A bit of a correction first, regarding earthquakes. Then we get some Vatican news with speculation about a Swedish 'papabile', plus idiotic statements about genders. In TWISH we hear about Paolo Frisi, an ...
TheESP – Ep. #421 – Wishful Thinking

TheESP – Ep. #421 – Wishful Thinking

There are two great European skeptical events to sign up for this year - European Skeptics Congress in Lyon (30 May- 2 June) and QED in Manchester (18 - 20 October) - there ...