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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 ...
TheESP – Ep. #420 – Happy vikings

TheESP – Ep. #420 – Happy vikings

Who knew that Hungarian intellectuals were numerologists - András reveals all! We have a correction from last week and also reflect over the illness of Princess Kate, naturally we wish her well. In ...
TheESP – Ep. #419 – London Eye is falling down

TheESP – Ep. #419 – London Eye is falling down

Flying unicorns exist in Portugal and you can vote for your favorites on the Portuguese Skeptics' web site (COMCEPT) before 1 April. By coincidence this is also the deadline for getting the Early ...
TheESP – Ep. #418 – Fake cancer cures with Brian Eggo

TheESP – Ep. #418 – Fake cancer cures with Brian Eggo

Brian Eggo is certainly bo no stranger to this podcast. Relentless in his quest to spread the skeptical word, he is known as the main force behind the Glasgow Skeptics, one of the ...
TheESP – Ep. #417 – Mercator flattened the Earth

TheESP – Ep. #417 – Mercator flattened the Earth

We start with some listener feedback and corrections regarding Tridentinosaurus Antiquus - the origin of its name was wrong and despite what we said, it wasn't a a dinosaur. In TWISH we hear ...
TheESP – Ep. #416 – The Science of Weird shit

TheESP – Ep. #416 – The Science of Weird shit

- with Prof. Chris French! This week we have the great pleasure to interview our friend Prof. Chris French! We hear a lot about his research into the paranormal - or Anomalistic Psychology ...
TheESP – Ep. #415 – Artifact or Arti-fiction?

TheESP – Ep. #415 – Artifact or Arti-fiction?

This week we've had some feedback regarding AI - always glad to hear from our listeners! In TWISH we hear about Charles Clermont-Ganneau, famous French archeologist with a flare for spotting fake artifacts ...
TheESP – Ep. #414 – The Curse of King Tut

TheESP – Ep. #414 – The Curse of King Tut

Luna sits in for András(!) and we talk about conspiracy theories regarding the earthquake in Turkey last year, a new study about peoples worldview and in TWISH we get into the curse of ...
TheESP – Ep. #413 – Don't make up the data!

TheESP – Ep. #413 – Don’t make up the data!

King Charles III is ill and although we seldom agrees with him we still whish him a speedy recovery. Marcus Wandt, the Swedish astronaut, took time off his busy schedule and gave a ...
TheESP – Ep. #412 – Teapots in space

TheESP – Ep. #412 – Teapots in space

We start with some listener feedback and ponder the wonders of European languages before we turn to TWISH, where we hear about Bertrand Russell and his teapot. Then we go into the news: ...
TheESP – Ep. #411 – The Collaborative Library

TheESP – Ep. #411 – The Collaborative Library

- with Anja Harrison
This week we interview the fabulous Anja Harrison (no relation to any of the hosts) about a great initiative - The Collaborative Library. Having met Anja at QED last ...
TheESP – Ep. #410 – Retract homeopathy!

TheESP – Ep. #410 – Retract homeopathy!

By the time this episode comes out, Sweden hopefully has its third and latest astronaut in space! Marcus Wandt is schedule for launch on Wednesday, (nope) Thursday evening, European time. For a little ...
TheESP – Ep. #409 – Horoscope Humbug

TheESP – Ep. #409 – Horoscope Humbug

Sorry for the delay guys, but we're back! We have a host of tips for our listeners to get engaged in in the new year. In this week's TWISH we hear about the ...
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hi friends! Unfortunately we will not be able to produce a show for this week, or the next. We are very sorry for this but hope that you will all have a great holiday anyway ...