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TheESP – Ep. #296 – Mandatory vaccination

TheESP – Ep. #296 – Mandatory vaccination

How hard can it be to get people to do the right thing?
We start out with some exiting news about Annika's upcoming online talk, a huge milestone for Susan Gerbic and Guerrilla ...
TheESP – Ep. #295 – Leo Burtscher and Climate Change

TheESP – Ep. #295 – Leo Burtscher and Climate Change


In this episode we interview the German astronomer and climate activist, Dr. Leonard (Leo) Burtscher. Leo is a staff scientist at the observatory of Leiden University as well as active in the German ...
TheESP – Ep. #294 – Race to Space

TheESP – Ep. #294 – Race to Space

Sixty years later, Captain Kirk is finally taking off
We're happy to report that a special meeting of ESP hosts took place in Frankfurt this week. In other news, the film industry is ...
TheESP – Ep. #293 – Where the Sun Don't Shine

TheESP – Ep. #293 – Where the Sun Don’t Shine

Put it up your bum!
Are people losing their wits as covid restrictions are lifted? Elections and referendums are happening and András goes beyond spacetime in an upcoming book and this week marked ...
TheESP – Ep. #292 – Querdenker terrorists

TheESP – Ep. #292 – Querdenker terrorists

Radicalized anti-covid activists
After recent events in Germany and Italy we worry that anti-maskers now may be a terrorist threat. In This Week in Skepticism we hear about Jacob Grimm and the possibility ...
TheESP – Ep. #291 – Broken System, Broken Neck

TheESP – Ep. #291 – Broken System, Broken Neck

According to chiropractors, broken necks are within "good practice".
In this episode we catch up on last weekend with Hungaro Con and SkepKon. We also mention last week's Ig Nobel Prizes and how ...
TheESP – Ep. #290 – Trypanophobia

TheESP – Ep. #290 – Trypanophobia

Fear of needles is probably a big factor in vaccine hesitancy.
In this episode we first mention that Sweden just announced an end to Corona restrictions as per the end of this month ...
TheESP – Ep. #289 – Herd Immunity

TheESP – Ep. #289 – Herd Immunity

Don't take Ivermectin!
In this episode we first have a few events to plug: The launching of the book Fake! in Budapest, Congreso Esceptico in Spain, Skeptics in the Pub Online about 9/11 ...
TheESP – Ep. #288 – Fake! with Annemarie Bon

TheESP – Ep. #288 – Fake! with Annemarie Bon

In this episode we interview Dutch writer, science populariser and educator Annemarie Bon, who’s many works focus on helping children understand the world around us. Having started her career as a biochemical engineer, ...
TheESP – Ep. #287 – What's Wrong with a Little Tantra?

TheESP – Ep. #287 – What’s Wrong with a Little Tantra?

In this episode we first plug the upcoming Skeptics in the Pub Online about 9/11, Luc Montagnier is the topic This Week in Skepticism and the Pope gets poked for nepotism and corruption ...
One Of Those Weeks…

One Of Those Weeks…

Hi all! We're so sorry, but we missed our schedule for last week. We did record a great interview, but it just wasn't possible to get the edit done in time. We will save ...
TheESP – Ep. #286 – What Happened to Measles?

TheESP – Ep. #286 – What Happened to Measles?

In this episode we first chat about the Pegasus project and what implications it might have. We also note that the Russian Nauka module was a little trigger happy when joining with the ...
TheESP – Ep. #285 – Grow Up and Be a Skeptic!

TheESP – Ep. #285 – Grow Up and Be a Skeptic!

In this episode we note that skeptics in Germany has raised a lot of money to support victims of the floods. Formidable Dutch skeptic Frits van Dam passed away on 26 July and ...
TheESP – Ep. #284 – After the Flood

TheESP – Ep. #284 – After the Flood

In this episode we open up by discussing the terrible floods in Germany, the claims made by esoterics and how you can help. We also note that covid misinformation numbskull Sucharit Bhakdi has ...
TheESP – Ep. #283 – Pavel Šmejkal

TheESP – Ep. #283 – Pavel Šmejkal

In this week's episode we start with an update on the successful Virgin Galactic flight and congratulate Natalie Grams for getting married(!), and also comment on the Euro 2020 final won by Italy ...