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TheESP – Ep. #270 – Ancient Astronauts

TheESP – Ep. #270 – Ancient Astronauts

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · 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 ...

TheESP – Ep. #269 – Spiders from Mars

TheESP – Ep. #269 – Spiders from Mars

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · 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 ...

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

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

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · 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 ...

TheESP – Ep. #267½ – Short update

TheESP – Ep. #267½ – Short update

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · The ESP - Episode 267½ - Short Update Just a quick update to give you three extra news items: Darwin was a misunderstood fantasy author The famous drop ...

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

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

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · 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 ...

TheESP – Ep. #266 – Is AstraZeneca safe?

TheESP – Ep. #266 – Is AstraZeneca safe?

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · 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 ...

TheESP – Ep. #265 – Eva Fernandez

TheESP – Ep. #265 – Eva Fernandez

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · 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 ...

TheESP – Ep. #264 – Frankie's Faulty Finances

TheESP – Ep. #264 – Frankie’s Faulty Finances

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · TheESP – Ep. #264 – Frankie’s Faulty Finances This week we first marvel at the on-going Mars missions, mention Germany's need to get a new haircut and are ...

TheESP – Ep. #263 – This Podcast Cannot Be Shared

TheESP – Ep. #263 – This Podcast Cannot Be Shared

This week we geek out a bit about the landing of Perseverance on Mars, we (again) ponder the chances to become an ESA astronaut. Facebook stupidly believes Europe is a place in Australia and takes ...

TheESP – Ep. #262 – A Little Room to Cry In

TheESP – Ep. #262 – A Little Room to Cry In

This week we are happy that the Covid-19 Communication Handbook have been translated into German. A Swedish translation is underway and hopefully many more. We then celebrate Copernicus birthday before we look at the news: ...

TheESP – Ep. #261 – the COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Handbook with Philipp Schmid

TheESP – Ep. #261 – the COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Handbook with Philipp Schmid

This week we talk to Philipp Schmid about the COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Handbook. Philipp is a behavioural scientist at the Psychology and Infectious Diseases Lab at the University of Erfurt in Germany. He is also ...

TheESP – Ep. #260 – A little bit of Zeneca in my life

TheESP – Ep. #260 – A little bit of Zeneca in my life

This week we note that Martin Moder (see ep. #236) are making videos so well that anti-vaxxers want them taken down. The Swedish Skeptics has a great video up from their (English-speaking) Skeptics in the ...

TheESP – Ep. #259 – Fake Covid Certificates

TheESP – Ep. #259 – Fake Covid Certificates

This week we get nostalgic about the days when we could travel. We marvel over the fact that some people still thinks it is okay to do so, since the Swedish ski resorts report they ...

TheESP – Ep. #258 – Small Evil vs. Big Evil

TheESP – Ep. #258 – Small Evil vs. Big Evil

This week Annika has got some real nutty advice in the mail. She has also made a cameo on the Skeptic Zone, check it out!. Things are flying in the air, in Norway it was ...

TheESP – Ep. #257 – "No! YOU'RE stupid!"

TheESP – Ep. #257 – “No! YOU’RE stupid!”

This week Annika is back! We hear that Pontus apparently is the new Confounderer of the Year and that UK Skeptics in the Pub Online is back after the holidays. Check out the calendar for ...

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TheESP – Ep. #255 – Happy New Year 2021!

TheESP – Ep. #255 – Happy New Year 2021!

We are extremely happy to welcome the first ever ESP Skepti-baby! Annika and her newborn girl are doing very well and they send their regards to the listeners. Whoohoo! We spend the episode to look ...

TheESP – Ep. #254 – Council for Inclusive Capitalism

TheESP – Ep. #254 – Council for Inclusive Capitalism

This week we start by recommending a German Podcast Christmas Special, we report that Sucharit Bhaktdi won the Goldene Brett award and talk about the Saturn / Jupiter planetary conjunction. Pontus reports the his book ...

TheESP – Ep. #253 – Big Dicks and Aliens

TheESP – Ep. #253 – Big Dicks and Aliens

This week we talk about that alt-med and antivaxxers have been visible on TV and how a town in Austria had to change its rather unfortunate name. We celebrate the anniversary of the Hungarian Skeptics ...

TheESP – Ep. #252 – Philosophy and Ethics w. Nikil Mukerji

TheESP – Ep. #252 – Philosophy and Ethics w. Nikil Mukerji

This week we talk to Nikil Mukerji, a German author, philosopher and skeptic. He has a position at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and academic director of philosophy, politics and economy. He studied economy, ...

TheESP - Ep.#251 - 1st of the Next 250

TheESP – Ep.#251 – 1st of the Next 250

This week we reflect a on the new vaccines that are coming. Annika sings(!) to celebrate the quiz performance of Pontus, Brian and Claire last week and then she tells us about a memorial for ...

TheESP - Ep.#250 - United Federation of Skeptical Podcasts

TheESP – Ep.#250 – United Federation of Skeptical Podcasts

This week we celebrate 250 episodes and five years on the road with the ESP. We invited all guest hosts who ever have sat in for a show and they all joined us for our ...

Live Stream of Ep. #250 - Tonight!

Live Stream of Ep. #250 – Tonight!

UPDATE! The video stream is available on our Youtube-channel! Tonight 22 November 8:00 pm CET Live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theespeu/ Last week marked the 5th anniversary of releasing the first episode of the European Skeptics ...

TheESP - Ep. #249 - Homophobic Orbán

TheESP – Ep. #249 – Homophobic Orbán

This week Pontus is a bit under the weather so András and Annika send him their "thoughts and prayers" (don't worry, he is fine). Then we mention an interesting documentary about SCAM practitioners and give ...

TheESP – Ep. #248 – Skepti-baby Alert!

TheESP – Ep. #248 – Skepti-baby Alert!

This week we first chat a bit about Trump, having covid in your family and an opportunity to talk to Swedish MPs. We also mention the Vienna terror attacks and the Hay Winter Festival. Annika ...

TheESP – Ep. #247 – Stephan Lewandowsky

TheESP – Ep. #247 – Stephan Lewandowsky

This week we talk to Stephan Lewandowsky, professor of cognitive psychology and one of the drivers behind the Debunking Handbook 2020, the recently published follow-up to the previous debunking handbook from 2011. A great resource ...

TheESP – Ep. #246 – RIP, James "the Amazing" Randi

TheESP – Ep. #246 – RIP, James “the Amazing” Randi

This week we remember James "the Amazing" Randi, a great skeptic and generous person who like no one else influenced the skeptic movement. His legacy lives on. We also reflect a bit on daylight saving ...

TheESP – Ep. #245 - Lust for Blood

TheESP – Ep. #245 – Lust for Blood

This week we notice the new I am Greta movie strangely so far is only in theaters and not online. Covid number are going up, especially in Germany where conspiracy theories are growing, but the ...

TheESP - Ep. #244 - Go Women in Science!

TheESP – Ep. #244 – Go Women in Science!

This week we start by celebrating that several women received the Nobel Prize this year. Well deserved and a good trend! We also look at the latest Global warming news delivered by Copernicus. We may ...

TheESP - Ep. #243 - Belgian Skeptics Sued!

TheESP – Ep. #243 – Belgian Skeptics Sued!

This week we start by urging you to register nominations for the Ockham Awards, handled by The Skeptic. The deadline is 31 October. That's the same date that Skepsis in the Netherlands will hold their ...

TheESP - Ep. #242 - Stefanie Handl, the Skeptic Vet

TheESP – Ep. #242 – Stefanie Handl, the Skeptic Vet

This week we interview veterinarian Dr. Stefanie Handl from Vienna, Austria. Her special fields are nutrition and diets for pets. She is a member of the “Gesellschaft für kritisches Denken” (“Society for Critical Thinking”) which ...

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TheESP - Ep. #202 - 2019 Wasn't All Bad

TheESP – Ep. #202 – 2019 Wasn’t All Bad

This week we wrap up the year and wish all our listeners a Happy Holiday. We revisit something we got wrong about Das Goldene Brett last week and celebrate the birthday of Johannes Kepler. For ...

TheESP - Ep. #201 - HPV vaccines are safe!

TheESP – Ep. #201 – HPV vaccines are safe!

This week we start our journey towards episode 300 and first reflect on climate change with Greta Thunberg as Time Magazine's person of the year and Australia heading for a sever heatwave just in time ...

TheESP - Ep. #200 - Two hundred!

TheESP – Ep. #200 – Two hundred!

This week we celebrate our 200th episode and that we continue our journey into our fifth year! We re-unite with our first ever guest, Gábor Hraskó (president of the Hungarian Skeptics) to philosophize a little ...

TheESP - Ep. #199 – Life’s too fun!

TheESP – Ep. #199 – Life’s too fun!

This week Claire Kroulik-Klingenberg joins Jelena and Pontus for the 199th episode – we’re into our fifth year, folks! In This week in Skepticism, Jelena tells the story of how a young pre-Sherlock-Holmes Arthur Conan ...

TheESP - Ep. #198 - Jehovah’s Witnesses w Lydia Finch

TheESP – Ep. #198 – Jehovah’s Witnesses w Lydia Finch

This week we have a very interesting interview with Lydia Finch, an ex-Jehovah’s Witness turned skeptic. As a sort of a follow-up from two weeks ago, we felt we wanted to dive a little more ...

TheESP - Ep. #197 - Deadly Chiro-Practices

TheESP – Ep. #197 – Deadly Chiro-Practices

This week we welcome Brian back for an unprecedented two-weeks-in-a-row appearance and then we dive into how the Piltdown Man hoax went undetected for many years, but was revealed this week 66 years ago. Then ...

TheESP - Ep. #196 - 99.9% of All Scientists

TheESP – Ep. #196 – 99.9% of All Scientists

This week it’s the return of Brian(!) as we have sent András on a field trip to Malaysia. We celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Glasgow Skeptics and then explore signs that some bishops in ...

TheESP - Ep. #195 - EU rules on GMO are bananas

TheESP – Ep. #195 – EU rules on GMO are bananas

This week pope Francis is all talk and no show, there was a secret love affaire between a Cardinal and a Queen of Sweden in 1654 and Massimo Polidoro’s book Il Mondo Sottosopra is now ...

TheESP - Ep. #194 - Polio: Two Down, One to Go

TheESP – Ep. #194 – Polio: Two Down, One to Go

First: A big shout-out to fellow skeptics Claire and Jakub who are getting married on the day of the release of this episode! This week we learn about William Benjamin Carpenter, an early skeptic and ...

TheESP - Ep. #193 - Global Vaccination Summit w Ovidiu Covaciu

TheESP – Ep. #193 – Global Vaccination Summit w Ovidiu Covaciu

This week we have a very interesting catch up with Ovidiu Covaciu who attended the International Global Vaccination Summit organised by the European Commission and the WHO. But before that we celebrate that Jelena singlehandedly ...

TheESP - Ep. #192 - Dark Side of the Moon

TheESP – Ep. #192 – Dark Side of the Moon

This week we first have a look to see if it was really the President of Finland who said he preferred reindeer to Trump before we congratulate the Spanish Skeptics for ceasing the opportunity of ...

TheESP - Ep. #191 - No dick, no vote

TheESP – Ep. #191 – No dick, no vote

This week we declare that we’re fans of Brian Cox and we deliberate some more on the book ‘Shoot for the Moon’ by Richard Wiseman (see ep. 190) and how we can apply the lessons ...

TheESP - Ep. #190 - Richard Wiseman and Shoot for the Moon

TheESP – Ep. #190 – Richard Wiseman and Shoot for the Moon

This week we first have a brief follow-up on German Health Minister Jens Spahn’s failure do defund bogus homeopathy and how the IHN (Informationsnetzwerk Homöopathie) has published an open letter to the minister explaining why ...

TheESP - Ep. #189 - with Massimo Polidoro

TheESP – Ep. #189 – with Massimo Polidoro

This week we first hear from the fantastic Massimo Polidoro who tells all about CICAP Fest from two weeks ago. We then look forward to a new film which is a fictional tale about the ...

TheESP – Ep. #188 – European Skeptics Congress 2019, part 2

TheESP – Ep. #188 – European Skeptics Congress 2019, part 2

This week the team is all together at last! András us tells a bit about his adventures at the incredibly exiting CICAP Fest in Padua, more on this to follow next week. In the main ...

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TheESP – Ep. #152 - Year End 2018

TheESP – Ep. #152 – Year End 2018

Become a Patron! A bit of a different episode this week, released on the last day of the year to remind our listeners (and ourselves) of the most important things that happened in 2018. Lots ...

TheESP - Ep. #151 - Newton's birthday, the Pope's promise, CICAP's new chapter & Xmas in Sweden

TheESP – Ep. #151 – Newton’s birthday, the Pope’s promise, CICAP’s new chapter & Xmas in Sweden

Become a Patron! Segments:Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; Pontus Pokes the Pope; News; Skeptical Christmas Songs; Farewell and Quote; Outro; Out-takes Show Notes:00:00:00 Intro 00:00:28 Greetings 00:06:36 This Week in Skepticism Sir Isaac Newton ...

TheESP - Ep. #150 - Antivax Italian politicians, Russian homeopathy and baby acupuncture

TheESP – Ep. #150 – Antivax Italian politicians, Russian homeopathy and baby acupuncture

Become a Patron! Segments:Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; Pontus Pokes the Pope; News; Really Right; Farewell and Quote; Outro; Out-takes Show Notes:00:00:27 Intro 00:00:55 Greetings Event page for ESC 2019 Announcement of CICAP Fest ...

TheESP – Ep #149 – Julia Offe

TheESP – Ep #149 – Julia Offe

Become a Patron! On this Episode: This week Pontus and Jelena talks to German Science Communicator and Skeptic Julia Offe. Julia Offe has a PhD in molecular biology and is active within GWUP, the German ...

TheESP - Ep #148 - Antonia de Oñate, Psuedoscience and Brexit fake news

TheESP – Ep #148 – Antonia de Oñate, Psuedoscience and Brexit fake news

Become a Patron! Segments: Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; Pontus Pokes the Pope; Interview with Antonia de Oñate; News; Really Wrong; Farewell and Quote; Outro; Out-takes Show Notes: 00:00:55 Greetings This week we first ...

TheESP - Ep. #147 - Frankie eats lasagna, heroes of science comm & Spanish government fighting CAM

TheESP – Ep. #147 – Frankie eats lasagna, heroes of science comm & Spanish government fighting CAM

Become a Patron! This week our three hosts discuss a great number of things including how a delusional German physician got away with killing people, and how Pope Francis thinks right to tackle poverty. Loads ...

TheESP - Ep. #146 - Pixie Turner

TheESP – Ep. #146 – Pixie Turner

Become a Patron! On this Episode: On this week's episode Jelena and Andras interviews British biochemist, nutritionist, blogger, author and public speaker Pixie Turner, to talk about the science-based approach to healthy eating, dietary and ...

TheESP – Ep. #145 – Elsevier monopoly?

TheESP – Ep. #145 – Elsevier monopoly?

Become a Patron! András and Pontus join ranks to talk about Massimo Polidoro, Elsevier vs. open access and a film that drives Polish disapproval of the Catholic Church. Plus why people don't trust science and ...

TheESP - Ep. #144 - No Zero Tolerance for Abuse

TheESP – Ep. #144 – No Zero Tolerance for Abuse

Become a Patron! Join us to hear about Pope Francis' failing October synod, Galileo and how homeopathy is getting a really hard beating in Spain. In other news the Good Thinking Society fights Goop, EU ...

Ep. #143 - QED Live Recording with Claire Klingenberg, Brian Eggo and Jay Novella

Ep. #143 – QED Live Recording with Claire Klingenberg, Brian Eggo and Jay Novella

Become a Patron! Segments: Intro; Greetings; Clash of the Candies; This Week in Skepticism; News; Pontus Pokes the Pope; Really Wrong; Quote and Farewell; Outro; Out-takes This episode is the first of its kind as ...

TheESP – Ep. #142 – Aron Ra

TheESP – Ep. #142 – Aron Ra

Become a Patron! On this Episode: On this week's episode Jelena interviews Aron Ra - atheist activist, former president of Atheist Alliance of America, host of Ra-Men podcast. He is a current regional director of ...

TheESP - Ep. #141 - Ig Nobel Prize, Rosaries, Factfulness and the WHO making a big mistake

TheESP – Ep. #141 – Ig Nobel Prize, Rosaries, Factfulness and the WHO making a big mistake

Become a Patron! Segments: Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; Pontus Pokes the Pope; News; Really Wrong; Quote and Farewell; Outro; Out-takes This week we look at the history of the Ig Nobel Prize, try ...

TheESP - Ep. #140 - Massimo Polidoro and CICAP Fest 2018

TheESP – Ep. #140 – Massimo Polidoro and CICAP Fest 2018

Become a Patron! On this Episode: This week we welcome Massimo Polidoro back to our show. This time he tells us about how the latest edition of CICAPFest went (it was a great success in ...

TheESP - Ep. #139 - Fake Cancer Cures in Trouble and the Discoverer of Pulsars Gets Revenge

TheESP – Ep. #139 – Fake Cancer Cures in Trouble and the Discoverer of Pulsars Gets Revenge

Become a Patron! Segments: Intro; Greetings; Pontus Pokes the Pope; This Week in Skepticism; News; Really Right; Quote and Farewell; Outro; Out-takes Claire Klingenberg sits in for András on this episode where the Pope blames ...

TheESP - Ep #138 - Darren McKee and Effective altruism

TheESP – Ep #138 – Darren McKee and Effective altruism

Become a Patron! On this Episode: This week's episode features an interview that Andras recorded in Budapest with Canadian skeptic and host of The Reality Check podcast Darren McKee, who talks about Effective altruism and ...

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Episode #105 - Smallpox, fake news and the Taoiseach is a coward

Episode #105 – Smallpox, fake news and the Taoiseach is a coward

Become a Patron! In our final episode for 2017 we look back at a skeptical year in Europe. We talk about smallpox, how measles continues to spread and how a prominent skeptic becomes head of ...

Episode #104 - Pre-Holidays show with Gleb Tsipursky and David Fitzgerald

Episode #104 – Pre-Holidays show with Gleb Tsipursky and David Fitzgerald

Become a Patron! On this episode: On our pre-holidays show we welcome Jelena back after a bit of a hiatus, then Pontus corrects himself before we turn our skeptical ears towards fellow skeptics Dr. Gleb ...

Episode #103 - Vaccinations, threats over glyphosate, the John Maddox Prize & the Nobel-disease

Episode #103 – Vaccinations, threats over glyphosate, the John Maddox Prize & the Nobel-disease

Become a Patron! On this episode: We start with some corrections this week before we turn towards things like Nostradamus, vaccination rates in Romania, Peter Boghossian touring Europe, German Minister of Agriculture getting threats over ...

Episode #102 - More Superheroes!

Episode #102 – More Superheroes!

Become a Patron! On this episode: We could not possibly fit everything into epsiode #100, so here come some more interviews from those recordings: We talk to Andreas Kyriacou, Antonia de Oñate and João Monteiro! ...

Episode #101 - Belgian UFOs, the King of Germany and András goes into politics

Episode #101 – Belgian UFOs, the King of Germany and András goes into politics

Become a Patron! On this episode: The brilliant Brian Eggo ("Eggman") joins us from Glasgow as guest host and tells all about the Skeptics in the Pub movement in the world. Then we dig into ...

Episode #100 - Superheroes of Skepticism

Episode #100 – Superheroes of Skepticism

Become a Patron! On this episode: This is our 100th episode!!! To celebrate, we interviewed some of the superheroes of skepticism who have already been on the show and could accept our invitation to come ...

Episode #099 - Prince Charles, homeopathy and onions in your ears

Episode #099 – Prince Charles, homeopathy and onions in your ears

Become a Patron! On this episode: This week we talk about Massimo Polidoro’s new book, the latest Heinz Oberhummer Award and the origins of the Spanish skeptic movement, then move on to discuss Prince Charles ...

Episode #098, feat. Austra Muizniece - Rigvir scam, Exploding heads and the Higgs Boson

Episode #098, feat. Austra Muizniece – Rigvir scam, Exploding heads and the Higgs Boson

Become a Patron! On this episode: We check out Skepticism in Latvia with an interview with Austra Muizniece who talks about the Rigvir scam. We also get two shorter interviews from the Ratio Conference in ...

Episode #097

Episode #097

Become a Patron! On this episode: This week, while DenkFest and Ratio are both on, we release two interviews that Andras recorded in Zürich when they stopped there during the About Time Tour 2017 with ...

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Episode #096

Become a Patron! A massive shout-out to Richard Saunders for dedicating such a great chunk of the latest episode of The Skeptic Zone Podcast to us winning the Ockham Awards 2017. Then you can listen ...

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Episode #095 – QED 2017 Edition

This episode is a post QED show that features interviews with Rüdiger Ludwig from GWUP (German Skeptics), James Williams, Natalie Newell and Geoff Whelan. Segments Intro; Greetings & Feedback; Interviews from QED Show notes: 00:00:00 ...

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Episode #094

This episode is a post European Skeptics Congress show that features interviews with Eran Segev, president of Australian Skeptics Inc. andMartin Mahner, who runs the office of the German skeptical organisation,gwup | die skeptiker. We ...

Episode #093

Episode #093

On this episode: On this episode we have a guest: Claire Klingenberg, who was the chief organiser of ECS 2017 and is the newly elected chair of ECSO. Than we talk about Marie Stopes and ...

Episode #092

Episode #092

We are checking in from Wroclaw, where we attended the 17th European Skeptics Congress and recorded a show sitting in a hotel room together. You can listen to a couple of our short interviews recorded ...

Episode #091

Episode #091

On this episode: Before we head out to the 17th European Skeptics Congress, we bring you news from Germany, Denmark, Italy and the UK, talk about Sigmun Freud and his weird theories. We try to ...

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Episode #053

This time we talk events, quacks, Christmas, the PISA test, how skeptics sometimes get it wrong, how widespread the belief in alternative medicine is in Hungary and so much more. Segments Intro; Greetings & Feedback; ...

Episode #052

Episode #052

This is a shorter episode with no long interview, but 3 shorter ones, along with the usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week. The last run of QED reports is ...

Episode #051

Episode #051

  This time our team is joined by foreign liaison of the Czech Skeptics Club Sisyfos, Claire Klingenberg who talks about the 17th European Skeptics Congress. Then we talk events, quacks, UFOs, OpenTrialsFDA, Santa and much ...

Episode #050, feat. Britt Hermes

Episode #050, feat. Britt Hermes

Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with former naturopath Britt Hermes who recently received the 2016 Ockham's Award in ...

Episode #049

Episode #049

  On this episode, you'll find news, events and interesting topics, including Skepsis, the Norwegian skeptical organisation revitalised, the status of homeopathy in the Czech Republic, AllTrials starts TrialsTracker, an automated tool to find unpublished ...

Episode #048, feat. Prof. Chris French

Episode #048, feat. Prof. Chris French

Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with parapsychology professor Chris French. You can also listen to three short interviews (with ...

Episode #047, feat. Edinburgh Skeptics & QED

Episode #047, feat. Edinburgh Skeptics & QED

  On this episode, you'll find news, events and interesting topics, including 1023 in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria and Germany, Edzard Ernst's new book, The Golden Board 2016 Awards in Germany, unlicensed blood drug for ...

Episode #046, feat. Simon Singh

Episode #046, feat. Simon Singh

Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with science educator, author, journalist and founder of the Good Thinking Society, Simon ...

Episode 045 - QED special

Episode 045 – QED special

  This show is a special QED & Skepticamp report combined with some of the usual segments featured on odd-numbered episodes. We talked about the highlights of this wonderful festival of rationalism in Manchester, as ...

Episode #044, feat. Claus Larsen

Episode #044, feat. Claus Larsen

We recorded this show at QED - Question. Explore. Discover. in Manchester, UK. Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview ...

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Episode #042+1

On this episode, you'll find news, events and interesting topics, including QED, Rosetta, ComCept officially instituted, ECSO website launched, The Good Thinking Society winning another battle, Spanish pharmacists taking action against selling homeopathy, Swedish people ...

Episode #042, feat. Natalie Grams

Episode #042, feat. Natalie Grams

Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with ex homeopath Dr Natalie Grams, who's the founder and leader of the ...

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Episode #041

On this episode, you'll find news, events and interesting topics, including Nessie, Bayer buying Monsanto, the European Skeptics Congress Facebook page launched, as well as Paul VI’s legacy, the Good Thinking Society pushing the Charity ...

Episode #040, feat. Isil Arican

Episode #040, feat. Isil Arican

Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with skeptical blogger, podcaster and science educator Isil Arican, who's the founder of ...

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Episode #039

On this episode, you'll find news, events and interesting topics, including Mother Theresa, Susan Gerbic and GSoW, John Needham and the theory of spontaneous generation, the European Congress for Homeopathy, a new 10:23 international campaign, ...

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Episode #004, feat. Kirill Alferov

Episode #004, feat. Kirill Alferov

Interview with Kirill Alferov, founder of the Russian Skeptic Society, host of the Skeptic podcast and chief organiser of the first Skeptic Society Conference in Moscow in 2014. Segments: Intro; Listener feedback; On this day; ...

Episode #003, feat. Michael Marshall

Episode #003, feat. Michael Marshall

Interview with Michael Marshall, project director at the Good Thinking Society, co-founder of the Merseyside Skeptics Society and co-host of its official podcast, 'Skeptics with a K'. Segments: Intro; Listener feedback; What's on in Europe?; ...

Episode #002, feat. Catherine de Jong

Episode #002, feat. Catherine de Jong

Interview with the Chair of the Dutch Association Against Quackery and board member of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations (ECSO) Segments: Intro; Listener feedback; On this day; What's new in Europe?; Interview with Catherine ...

Episode #001, feat. Gábor Hraskó

Episode #001, feat. Gábor Hraskó

Interview with the Chairman of The European Council of Skeptical Organisations (ECSO) Segments: Intro; On this day; What's new in Europe; Interview with Gábor Hraskó; FAQ to Skeptics; Logical Fallacies; Really Wrong; True or False; ...