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TheESP – Ep. #345 – Turbo Cancer?

TheESP – Ep. #345 – Turbo Cancer?

- don't listen to the fish and chips physician
This week we have several things to get through before the actual show - the Swedish Skeptics at the international book fair in Gothenburg, the ...
TheESP – Ep. #344 – Krajewski. Cardinal Krajewski

TheESP – Ep. #344 – Krajewski. Cardinal Krajewski

- Frankie has found his own 007!
This week we reveal further plans about our travels and about Skepticamp at QED. We also have listener feedback about air quality in planes regarding last week's ...
TheESP – Ep. #343 – King of Homeopathy

TheESP – Ep. #343 – King of Homeopathy

- but at least the bees were informed of the death of their queen
We're back from ESC in Vienna! Thanks to all who came up and said hi to us, that was ...
TheESP – Ep. #342 – Does the Earth move for you too?

TheESP – Ep. #342 – Does the Earth move for you too?

- a carnival of Cardinals says it's permitted
This week we are packing our bags for the ESC Vienna - hope to see you there! But we also have plans for QED - ...
TheESP – Ep. #341 – Fake or real

TheESP – Ep. #341 – Fake or real

- and Francis flips the bird
András is back and we chat about next week's upcoming European Skeptics' Congress in Vienna - the ESC, and we're looking forward to go! Mikhail Gorbachev died ...
TheESP – Ep. #340 – Ivermectin is a cult

TheESP – Ep. #340 – Ivermectin is a cult

- speaking of cults, Mother Teresa wasn't much of a saint
Turns out the "hunger stone" found in Elbe is not a photo from this year. It's almost like you cannot trust the ...
TheESP – Ep. #339 – Papal bull through the ages

TheESP – Ep. #339 – Papal bull through the ages

- nepotism, bribes and orgies in the Vatican!
We start the episode with some listener feedback that led us to look a bit deeper into Mindfulness and find that it's worse than we ...
TheESP – Ep. #338 – Religion is big business

TheESP – Ep. #338 – Religion is big business

- a look into the Vatican's hidden finances
We start by revisiting last week's sad news about Dr Kellermayr and explore the reactions of other skeptical activists. In TWISH we learn about Peter ...
TheESP – Ep. #337 – Chief Franciscus

TheESP – Ep. #337 – Chief Franciscus

- also, climate change is a 'total meltdown'
More confusion regarding the collaboration between Roscosmos and NASA, Tantra is back on the menu and (on a not so skeptical note) today marks the ...
TheESP – Ep. #336 – From the mouths of children

TheESP – Ep. #336 – From the mouths of children

  - student writes bill for UK Parliament re climate change education
This week we mention that Eurovision will be held in UK next year, that Steven Pinker makes clear that ESP is not real ...
TheESP – Ep. #335 – Looking forward to QED 2020!

TheESP – Ep. #335 – Looking forward to QED 2020!

  - with special guests Alice and Marsh
This week we have celebrity company in the form of Alice Howarth and Michael "Marsh" Marshall of Skeptics with a K fame! Before they tell all about ...
TheESP – Ep. #334 – Space is for science!

TheESP – Ep. #334 – Space is for science!

  - and propaganda is for petty dictators
This week we celebrate the news of the return of QED Skepticamp, courtesy the lovely SITP online team. Space is fascinating as demonstrated by the new images ...
TheESP – Ep. #333 – Burnout, depression and death threats

TheESP – Ep. #333 – Burnout, depression and death threats

  - how was your day, fellow Skeptic?
We're half-way to hell (666), but not only is Pontus back, but we also have that lovely Queen of European Skeptics Claire Klingenberg with us, so what's ...
The ESP – Ep. #332 – Frankie goes to... (Holyrood?)

The ESP – Ep. #332 – Frankie goes to… (Holyrood?)

  Nope. But he gets a Really Right! We have a rare third host today! Luna is part of this episode. Starting with sad news about the Oslo shooting, we then talk about Scotland's discussion ...
The ESP – Ep. #331 – Bullshit all around!

The ESP – Ep. #331 – Bullshit all around!

  What is humour allowed to do? Despite us still missing a cheery Hejsan Hejsan, we are back with a new episode! We talk about Nikil Mukerji (interviewed in Episode 252), who wrote a paper ...
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TheESP – Ep. #306 – Happy Hogmanay!

TheESP – Ep. #306 – Happy Hogmanay!

With Eggman at the helm, we close the year
We hear about Brian's adventures at "Scotland's most haunted hotel", hear about the passing of biologist EO Wilson and rejoice at the (so far) ...
TheESP – Ep. #305 – Merry Christmas!

TheESP – Ep. #305 – Merry Christmas!

Who was that Jesus-guy anyway?
We get into the holiday season even as Sweden, Italy and other countries implement new covid measures. In TWISH we try to sort out if and when Jesus ...
TheESP – Ep. #304 – There's an octopus in my vaccine

TheESP – Ep. #304 – There’s an octopus in my vaccine

Also, Santa is not real and Annika pokes Christmas trees
The Ockham Awards have been announced, ESA helps a Chinese rover and the Belgian Skeptics, SKEPP, finally wins against a SLAPP*) suit filed ...
TheESP – Ep. #303 – 'Armed' against the jab

TheESP – Ep. #303 – ‘Armed’ against the jab

Also, Pope Francis is a heretic
It's farewell to Jens Spahn and welcome to the new German health minister Karl Lauterbach - will he be the one to defund homeopathy? Let's hope so! ...
TheESP – Ep. #302 – Dangerous denial

TheESP – Ep. #302 – Dangerous denial

Conspiracy theories are hazardous to your health
In this episode we first reflect a little over the new governments in Germany and Sweden. Pontus had Richard Saunders (of the Skeptic Zone fame) at ...
TheESP – Ep. #301 – <br>mRNA vaccines are NOT gene therapy

TheESP – Ep. #301 –
mRNA vaccines are NOT gene therapy

We're back in the saddle for another 300!
Before we start today we reflect on the COP26 fiasco, celebrate the recent golden thin-foil hat award and the Russians' latest adventures in space. Also ...
TheESP – Ep. #300 – Special Listener Q&A

TheESP – Ep. #300 – Special Listener Q&A

And if you didn't know, Luna can be a bit of a Drongo
For six years and 300 episodes we've been doing this, and we won't stop anytime soon! In this week's special ...
TheESP – Ep. #299 – Petra Schling

TheESP – Ep. #299 – Petra Schling

“If it looks like medicine, but it has ‘supplement’ written on it, it’s fraud!”
In the episode we interview Petra Schling who is a biochemist and a teacher at the “Biochemie Zentrum” of ...
TheESP – Ep. #298 – Susan's 100 million!

TheESP – Ep. #298 – Susan’s 100 million!

Also, it's time for some #Metoo in the Vatican...
This week we catch up with the fabulous Susan Gerbic whose Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia has hit a fantastic milestone. But we also have ...
TheESP – Ep. #297 – Iris Hinneburg

TheESP – Ep. #297 – Iris Hinneburg

Which pill would you take?
We start this week with handing Pontus a Really Wrong award for something he said last week. András is back and among other things he describes his experience ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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TheESP – Ep. #152 - Year End 2018

TheESP – Ep. #152 – Year End 2018

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 of ...
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

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

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

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
TheESP – Ep. #149 – Julia Offe

TheESP – Ep. #149 – Julia Offe

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

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

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 00:05:14 This Week in ...
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

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 of ...
TheESP - Ep. #146 - Pixie Turner

TheESP – Ep. #146 – Pixie Turner

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 lifestyle ...
TheESP – Ep. #145 – Elsevier monopoly?

TheESP – Ep. #145 – Elsevier monopoly?

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

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

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 tries ...
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

Segments: Intro; GreetingsThis Week in Skepticism; News; ; Really Wrong; Quote and Farewell; Outro; Out-takes This episode is the first of its kind as it is the live recording from QED 2018 that ...
TheESP – Ep. #142 – Aron Ra

TheESP – Ep. #142 – Aron Ra

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 the ...
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

Segments: Intro; GreetingsThis Week in Skepticism; ; News; Really Wrong; Quote and Farewell; Outro; Out-takes This week we look at the history of the Ig Nobel Prize, try to find out (Spoiler alert: ...
TheESP - Ep. #140 - Massimo Polidoro and CICAP Fest 2018

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

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 Padova, ...
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

Segments: Intro; Greetings; 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 the devil for revealing all ...
TheESP - Ep. #138 - Darren McKee and Effective altruism

TheESP – Ep. #138 – Darren McKee and Effective altruism

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 why ...
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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

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

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

On this episode: Segments Intro; Greetings; Interviews; Farewell; Song; Outro Show notes: 00:00:00 INTRO music 00:00:27 Greetings 00:07:12 Interview with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky about the Pro-Truth Pledge and why it is important ...
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

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 glyphosate, ...
Episode #102 - More Superheroes!

Episode #102 – More Superheroes!

On this episode: Segments Intro; Greetings & Feedback; Interviews; Outro Show notes: 00:00:00 INTRO music 00:00:27 Greetings and Feedback Check out the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project at https://www.facebook.com/GSoWproject/ 00:09:12 Interview with Andreas ...
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

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 Belgian ...
Episode #100 - Superheroes of Skepticism

Episode #100 – Superheroes of Skepticism

On this episode: Segments Intro; Greetings & Feedback; Interviews; Outro Show notes: 00:00:00 INTRO music 00:00:34 Greetings and Feedback We jump right into the interviews 00:03:52 Interview with Gábor Hraskó 00:13:43 Interview ...
Episode #099 - Prince Charles, homeopathy and onions in your ears

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

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 who ...
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

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 Bulgaria: ...
Episode #097

Episode #097

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 Susan ...
Episode  #096

Episode #096

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 to ...
Episode #095 - QED 2017 Edition

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 ...
Episode #094

Episode #094

This episode is a post European Skeptics Congress show that features interviews with Eran Segev, president of Australian Skeptics Inc. and Martin Mahner, who runs the office of the German skeptical organisation, gwup | ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
TheESP – Ep. #328 – Erratic Boulders

TheESP – Ep. #328 – Erratic Boulders

  The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · TheESP – Ep. #328 – Erratic Boulders Frankie appoints a carnival of Cardinals András is back and tells us not how to stand on a volcano, we ...
TheESP – Ep. #323 – Péter Krekó

TheESP – Ep. #323 – Péter Krekó

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · TheESP – Ep. #323 – Péter Kréko Social Psychology and conspiracy theories In quick news the Hungarian Skeptics has announced Gábor Varga as their Flat Earth Award winner ...
TheESP – Ep. #313 – Bärbel Winkler

TheESP – Ep. #313 – Bärbel Winkler

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · TheESP – Ep. #313 – Bärbel Winkler Translating the works of Skeptical Science Bärbel Winkler is the project coordinator for the translation projects at Skeptical Science and has ...
TheESP – Ep. #312 – Charles, the Alternative Prince

TheESP – Ep. #312 – Charles, the Alternative Prince

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · TheESP Episode 312 Edzard Ernst joins us to tell all about his new book Before we get into the interview with Edzard Ernst we are a bit nostalgic ...
TheESP – Ep. #308 – Elisabeth Bik

TheESP – Ep. #308 – Elisabeth Bik

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · TheESP – Ep. #308 – Elisabeth Bik Watch out researchers! This week we have a special treat for you - we're joined by the one and only Elisabeth ...
TheESP – Ep. #299 – Petra Schling

TheESP – Ep. #299 – Petra Schling

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · TheESP Episode 299 “If it looks like medicine, but it has ‘supplement’ written on it, it’s fraud!” In the episode we interview Petra Schling who is a biochemist ...
TheESP – Ep. #298 – Susan's 100 million!

TheESP – Ep. #298 – Susan’s 100 million!

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · TheESP – Ep. #298 – Susan's 100 million! Also, it's time for some #Metoo in the Vatican... This week we catch up with the fabulous Susan Gerbic whose ...
TheESP – Ep. #297 – Iris Hinneburg

TheESP – Ep. #297 – Iris Hinneburg

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · TheESP – Ep. #297 – Iris Hinneburg Which pill would you take? We start this week with handing Pontus a Really Wrong award for something he said last ...
TheESP – Ep. #296 – Mandatory vaccination

TheESP – Ep. #296 – Mandatory vaccination

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · 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 ...
TheESP – Ep. #295 – Leo Burtscher and Climate Change

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

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · 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 ...
TheESP – Ep. #288 – Fake! with Annemarie Bon

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

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · 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 ...
TheESP – Ep. #283 – Pavel Šmejkal

TheESP – Ep. #283 – Pavel Šmejkal

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · 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 ...
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. #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. #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 ...