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TheESP – Ep. #277 – Climate Toddlers

TheESP – Ep. #277 – Climate Toddlers

This week we find out what Pontus was up to last week, we honor the passing of the great skeptic Kees de Jager and note that covid vaccination for teenagers is coming. Listener ...
TheESP – Ep. #276 – Magnetically drawn to vaccines

TheESP – Ep. #276 – Magnetically drawn to vaccines

This week we first explore the magnetic properties of covid-19 vaccines and ponder the political meltdown of Alexander Lukashenko's Belarus. Then we celebrate the first publication of Bram Stoker's Dracula, published this week ...
TheESP – Ep. #275 – Edzard Ernst Strikes Again

TheESP – Ep. #275 – Edzard Ernst Strikes Again

This week Swedish vaccinations are not too well organised, András has debated homeopaths and the Swedish Skeptics have some cool events coming up. Ranga Yogeshwar (check him out!) celebrates his birthday and then ...
TheESP – Ep. #274 – A Buffet of Vaccines

TheESP – Ep. #274 – A Buffet of Vaccines

This week we wish Annika all the best in recovering from her first vaccine shot, we learn how to properly pronounce Cardinal 'Becchiu' and hear about this week's birthday boy, Edward Jenner. Pope ...
TheESP – Ep. #273 – Monsters of the Sea

TheESP – Ep. #273 – Monsters of the Sea

This week we get to hear Marie Curie's birthname properly pronounced, curtesy of listener Max (thanks!). One more of us are getting the vaccine and so do pregnant women in Germany. We hear ...
TheESP – Ep. #272 – Flat Earth Award

TheESP – Ep. #272 – Flat Earth Award

This week we first chat a bit and celebrate that we finally have new dates for QED, the fantastic skeptical conference in Manchester, before we mark that it is 35 years this week ...
TheESP – Ep. #271 – The Harmful Episode

TheESP – Ep. #271 – The Harmful Episode

This week we first celebrate the flight of Ingenuity on Mars, the first ever powered flight on another planet. In This week in Skepticism we hear about how Pierre and Marie Curie isolated ...
TheESP – Ep. #270 – Ancient Astronauts

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 listener sent us sound files to help us with the pronunciations of ...
TheESP – Ep. #269 – Spiders from Mars

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 anniversary of founding their organization ComCept. Then we have a Covid-19 update before ...
TheESP – Ep. #268 – Papal Pay-cuts and Cheap Wine

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 history René Descartes was born this week, the pope cuts the payroll for his cardinals ...
TheESP – Ep. #267½ – Short update

TheESP – Ep. #267½ – Short update

Just a quick update to give you three extra news items:
TheESP – Ep. #267 – No rights for Turkish women

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 spelling. Pontus asks people to check out the VoF web site and András informs us ...
TheESP – Ep. #266 – Is AstraZeneca safe?

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 of the Antikythera mechanism. We look back at the birth of the Hungarian ...
TheESP – Ep. #265 – Eva Fernandez

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 the pub. Some German children's stories from the past are absolutely horrible ...
TheESP – Ep. #264 – Frankie's Faulty Finances

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 fascinated by the Mount Etna eruptions. If you want to know where to ...
TheESP - Ep. #226 - Credo, ergo sum

TheESP – Ep. #226 – Credo, ergo sum

A bit less COVID-19-heavy episode this week with the news that May 2020 saw the highest concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere ever recorded and it was also the hottest May ever. 6 ...
TheESP - Ep. #225 - Evidence of homeopathic proportions

TheESP – Ep. #225 – Evidence of homeopathic proportions

On this week's episode we celebrate the new era of commercial space flight brought about by SpaceX, then a bit of skeptical history, talking about Gérard Sède and the Priory of Sion hoax ...
TheESP - Ep. #224 - An AntivaxxiNational crisis

TheESP – Ep. #224 – An AntivaxxiNational crisis

This week Pontus and Andras try their best to keep your spirit up while talking about the saddening advent of conspiracy theories and an ever growing antivaccination sentiment. We talk about the great ...
TheESP - Ep. #223 - Conversation therapy in the time of Plandemic

TheESP – Ep. #223 – Conversation therapy in the time of Plandemic

On this week's episode we start by the funny PA of Deutsche Bahn then turn towards the story of psychic Peter Hurkos who was born on this day. The latest from the Catholic ...
TheESP - Ep. #222 - Susan Gerbic, Wikipedia & changing the world page by page

TheESP – Ep. #222 – Susan Gerbic, Wikipedia & changing the world page by page

This week our team welcomes Susan Gerbic back to the show to talk about her and Mark Edward's sting operations to reveal psychics and their techniques in conning people and why Wikipedia is ...
TheESP - Ep. #221 - Thou shalt not bleach the beach

TheESP – Ep. #221 – Thou shalt not bleach the beach

The three of us are back to bring you the latest from Europe. We're saddened by the (not so surprising) news that QED 2020 is now postponed to 2021, but whenever it is, ...
TheESP - Ep. #220 - A crazy world of COVIDcidences

TheESP – Ep. #220 – A crazy world of COVIDcidences

This week, in the absence of Jelena, Annika Harrison joins us to bring you news and curiosities from all over Europe. We start by mentioning Pontus guest-hosting The Skeptic Zone with Richard Saunders, ...
TheESP - Ep. #219 - Wining about COVID-19 (cheers!)

TheESP – Ep. #219 – Wining about COVID-19 (cheers!)

This week Deborah Hyde joins us to bring you news and interesting topics to cover with us. We start by mentioning how VoF (Sweden), the GWUP (Germany), ComCept (Portugal) and ARP-SAPC (Spain) make ...
TheESP - Ep. #218 - All Pell Breaks Loose

TheESP – Ep. #218 – All Pell Breaks Loose

This week we bring you news and topics from all over Europe again. We start by talking about the unfortunate death (probably of Covid-19) of a board member of VoF. After that we're ...
TheESP - Ep. #217 - Online skepticism vs politics and miracles

TheESP – Ep. #217 – Online skepticism vs politics and miracles

ECSO President Claire Kraulik-Klingenberg joins us for this week's episode to bring you news and topics from all over the continent. Skeptics in the Pub Online is now a thing, popping up everywhere, ...
TheESP - Ep. #216 - Look WHO's talking

TheESP – Ep. #216 – Look WHO’s talking

      This week an old friend of ours Brian Eggo from Glasgow Skeptics joins us to bring you a show packed with news, thoughts and curiousities.
We talk about how Skeptics in ...
TheESP - Ep. #215 - Snippets for the time of quarantine

TheESP – Ep. #215 – Snippets for the time of quarantine

We are bringing you a selection of topics this week, some Corona-related and some aren't: In the meantime, QED organisers ask you to hold your travel arrengements at this time... The Vatican issues ...
TheESP - Ep. #214 - Don't Panic!

TheESP – Ep. #214 – Don’t Panic!

The three of us finally reunite for yet another show featuring an update on the COVID-19 situation and the GWuP cancelling SkepKon 2020. Then, after an interview with Annabel Bligh of the Anthill ...
TheESP - Ep. #213 - Double feature - Lithuanian Skeptics plus Parlia.com

TheESP – Ep. #213 – Double feature – Lithuanian Skeptics plus Parlia.com

This week we have no less than two separate interviews, both of which we’ve been looking forward to for some time. First, we talk to Šarūnas Bačiliūnas, the founder of the rather new ...
TheESP - Ep. #212 - Corona Corona Corona

TheESP – Ep. #212 – Corona Corona Corona

This week it cannot be helped that a lot of the episode is about different aspects on the Coronavirus and Covid-19. But we also want to remind everyone about our SkepKon raffle where ...
TheESP - Ep. #172 - The Measles Disaster, Abortions and Lying Stones

TheESP – Ep. #172 – The Measles Disaster, Abortions and Lying Stones

In this week's episode we have some remarks about the EU Elections, before we hear about the Beringer hoax and his lying stones. The pope has outrageous views on abortions and thinks that ...
TheESP - Ep. #171 - Rigvir with Austra Muizniece

TheESP – Ep. #171 – Rigvir with Austra Muizniece

On this Episode: This week we welcome back Latvian activist Austra Muizniece, fearless fighter against the fake 'cancer treatment’ Rigvir. Shamelessly and corruptly approved in Latvia just two days before Latvia joined the ...
TheESP - Ep. #170 - Absence of Evidence is Evidence of Nonsense

TheESP – Ep. #170 – Absence of Evidence is Evidence of Nonsense

In this week's episode we talk about ‘kwakzalverij’, the Pope’s new Olympic ambitions (and female football team) and other papal adventures. There are steep fines coming for German vaccination dodgers and a study ...
TheESP - Ep. #169 - SkepKon Raffle, MSSX, Hitler's diaries and Papal Heresy

TheESP – Ep. #169 – SkepKon Raffle, MSSX, Hitler’s diaries and Papal Heresy

In this week's episode we announce the winner of our SkepKon raffle! We also invite you to take GapMinder's test to see how well you know the state of the world before we ...
TheESP - Ep. #168 - Vaccinations, Electric Cars and Greta Thunberg

TheESP – Ep. #168 – Vaccinations, Electric Cars and Greta Thunberg

This week we first discuss the scientific method and remember Louis Pasteur, plus we anticipate Pope Francis’ upcoming Vatican revolution. Then in the news we talk about Ukraine election results, a homeopathic remedy ...
TheESP - Ep. #167 – Notre-Dame, Measles quadruples and Hungary wants to control Facebook

TheESP – Ep. #167 – Notre-Dame, Measles quadruples and Hungary wants to control Facebook

This week we discuss the Notre-Dame fire before we celebrate this week’s icon, the Hungarian astronomer and skeptic Iván Almár. The Measles epidemic is getting even worse with the WHO showing a 300% ...
TheESP - Ep. #166 - A Black Hole, Two Popes and HPV vaccination works

TheESP – Ep. #166 – A Black Hole, Two Popes and HPV vaccination works

This week we celebrate the first picture of a black hole, Samuel Hahnemann’s birthday and the fact that we can poke two Popes in one week. HPV vaccination is shown to really work, ...
TheESP – Ep. #165 – April fools, Rigvir Scandal and Unicorn Awards

TheESP – Ep. #165 – April fools, Rigvir Scandal and Unicorn Awards

This week we talk about some great April Fools’ pranks, we look at the Vatican’s new child abuse law, mumps outbreak in Madrid, climate change models being validated in new observations. We get ...
TheESP - Ep. #164 - Annika @ SkepKon, ESC, HPV, climate change & Jehova's witnesses in schools

TheESP – Ep. #164 – Annika @ SkepKon, ESC, HPV, climate change & Jehova’s witnesses in schools

This week we welcome Annika Merkelbach from Germany back to the show to talk about the upcoming skeptical convention SkepKon, GSoW and her series of interviews on Skeptical Inquirer's website. We also talk ...
TheESP - Ep. #163 - Hitler's Pope, vaccine hesitancy, clinical trial reporting and blasphemy laws

TheESP – Ep. #163 – Hitler’s Pope, vaccine hesitancy, clinical trial reporting and blasphemy laws

In this episode: ‘This week we bring you topics and news about SkepKon in Germany and the 38th Anniversary of the premier of Quark, Italy's most famous science show hosted by Piero Angela ...
TheESP - Ep. #162 - Canali on Mars, Pell in jail and the Daily Mail gets it right

TheESP – Ep. #162 – Canali on Mars, Pell in jail and the Daily Mail gets it right

No shortage of interesting topics after two interview episodes in a row!

In this episode: ‘Canali’ on Mars (or rather not), we catch up on the Pope and especially Cardinal Pell, a huge study ...
TheESP - Ep. #161 - Pixie Turner: No need to Diet

TheESP – Ep. #161 – Pixie Turner: No need to Diet

On this Episode: We catch up with Pixie Turner who has just released "The No Need to Diet Book". She tells us all about the book, how most people has an unhealthy view ...
TheESP - Ep. #160 - Jay Novella & The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

TheESP – Ep. #160 – Jay Novella & The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe

On this Episode: This week we're joined by Jay Novella for an interview in which we talk about his new position as a full-time employee of SGU Productions, what it means for the ...
TheESP - Ep. #159 - Fake News by Orban, German court vs Heilpraktiker 1-0 & Brian Bashing the Bishop

TheESP – Ep. #159 – Fake News by Orban, German court vs Heilpraktiker 1-0 & Brian Bashing the Bishop

In the abscence of Pontus, Jelena and Andras are joined by Brian Eggo to bring you a new show full of news and interesting topics including two events coming up (SkepKon 2019 in ...
TheESP - Ep. #158 - Rosalind Franklin, Goop on Netflix and age-old drinking myth debunked

TheESP – Ep. #158 – Rosalind Franklin, Goop on Netflix and age-old drinking myth debunked

We bring you news and stories from the world of skepticism again this week, including: Rosalind Franklin's namesake rover to go to Mars to look for traces of life, Philippe de Cherisey and ...
TheESP - Ep. #122 - The Illuminati, vaccination news, exorcism, bad doctors and Factfulness

TheESP – Ep. #122 – The Illuminati, vaccination news, exorcism, bad doctors and Factfulness

Segments: Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; News; Really Right; Quote; Outro; Out-takes Show Notes: 00:00:27 Greetings
Episode #121 - Dan Katz and Cognitive Behavioral Theory

Episode #121 – Dan Katz and Cognitive Behavioral Theory

On this Episode: We talk to Swedish renowned Psychologist and Skeptic, Dan Katz. Dan specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and has a very cool book out which is on its way to ...
Episode #120 – Homeopathy Awareness Week, anniversaries, awards and Fact-checking Day

Episode #120 – Homeopathy Awareness Week, anniversaries, awards and Fact-checking Day

On this Episode: It was Homeopathy (and Chiropractic) Awareness Week, but wee had a lot of other stuff like anniversaries and awards to talk about on this episode, including 2 years of Information ...
Episode #119 - Polio, Hungarian Election, and BS Statistics

Episode #119 – Polio, Hungarian Election, and BS Statistics

On this Episode: This week Brian Eggo sits in for Jelena as we talk about Hungarian elections, a medium shocked to discover that people sometimes commit fraud, HIV deniers in Russia, Hans Rosling's ...
Episode #118 - Marko Kovic: Problems in the Skeptical Movement?

Episode #118 – Marko Kovic: Problems in the Skeptical Movement?

On this Episode: This week we talk to Marko Kovic, social science researcher and former President of the Swiss Skeptics (Skeptiker Schweiz). We discuss his recent blog post "Some problems of the skeptic ...
TheESP - Ep. #117 - Attack on our website, great minds, MMS, apitherapy and other quackeries

TheESP – Ep. #117 – Attack on our website, great minds, MMS, apitherapy and other quackeries

Segments: Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; News; Really Right; Quote; Outro; Out-takes Show Notes: 00:00:27 Greetings 00:06:40 This Week in Skepticism
Episode #116 - Diana Barbosa and the latest in Portugal

Episode #116 – Diana Barbosa and the latest in Portugal

On this Episode: Diana Barbosa is back to the show after two years to bring us up to date with skepticism related issues in Portugal. She talks about regulations regarding alternative medicine, the ...
TheESP - Ep. #115 - Books and app for skeptics, exorcism, vaccinations and INH gone international

TheESP – Ep. #115 – Books and app for skeptics, exorcism, vaccinations and INH gone international

Segments: Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; News; Really Wrong; Quote; Outro; Out-takes Show Notes: 00:00:27 Greetings
Episode #114 - Ovidiu Covaciu and vaccination in Romania

Episode #114 – Ovidiu Covaciu and vaccination in Romania

On this Episode: This week we had Ovidiu Covaciu back on the show to talk about his assessment of the situation in Romania regarding vaccinations and the spread of vaccine preventable diseases as ...
TheESP - Ep. #113 - Women in Science, measles epidemic, flat Earth and Susan Gerbic's adventures

TheESP – Ep. #113 – Women in Science, measles epidemic, flat Earth and Susan Gerbic’s adventures

Segments: Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; News; Quote; Outro; Out-takes Show Notes: 00:00:26 Greetings ...
Episode #112 - Slovenian Skeptics

Episode #112 – Slovenian Skeptics

On this Episode: This episode features Slovenian skeptics Maja, Nejc and Mark who run the monthly Ljubljana Skeptics in the Pub and the website skeptik.si. Please also check out our event page at ...
Episode #111 - Radio CICAP, Sitp & governments tackling measles, holocaust and burkas

Episode #111 – Radio CICAP, Sitp & governments tackling measles, holocaust and burkas

Segments: Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; News; Really Wrong; Quote; Outro; Out-takes Show Notes: 00:00:26 Greetings
Episode #110 - Devil's Footprints, Irish Cancer and The Backfire Effect

Episode #110 – Devil’s Footprints, Irish Cancer and The Backfire Effect

Segments: Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; News; Analysis; Really Wrong; Quote; Outro; Outtakes Show Notes: 00:00:26 Greetings 00:07:15 This ...
Episode #109 - Burzynski, measles, an anti-vaxxer in court and science in the Parliament

Episode #109 – Burzynski, measles, an anti-vaxxer in court and science in the Parliament

This week we bring you some good news about Britt Hermes' crowd funding campaign run by the Australian Skeptics, a bit of an update on LSD and what a good trip is then ...
Episode #108 – Britt Marie Hermes and Eran Segev

Episode #108 – Britt Marie Hermes and Eran Segev

On this Episode: This week we bring you an interview with Britt Marie Hermes and Eran Segev regarding the lawsuit against Britt Marie. Britt Marie has been taken to court in Germany by US-based ...
Episode #075

Episode #075

This week's episode brings you a lot of news and interesting topics from the world of skepticism across Europe. Firstly, please, consider helping Hayley Stevens raise money to help others attend QED 2017 ...
Episode #074, feat. Teddy Winroth

Episode #074, feat. Teddy Winroth

  Segments Intro; Greetings & Feedback; Interview with Teddy Winroth; Farewell; Out-takes Show notes: 00:00:00 INTRO music 00:00:31 Greetings & feedback Please, visit our 'Events in Europe' page to see what's going on across the ...
Episode #073

Episode #073

This week brings you a segment on Florence Nightingale, events across Europe and skeptical news including the latest success story of the Good Thinking Society with getting eBay to remove a dangerous product ...
Episode #072, feat. Alan Henness

Episode #072, feat. Alan Henness

  On this episode we interview Alan Henness, co-director of The Nightingale Collaboration, a UK-based group focusing on questionable claims in healthcare. Segments Intro; Greetings & Feedback; Interview with Alan Henness; Farewell; Out-takes Show notes: ...
Episode #071

Episode #071

This week brings you March for Science, a correction from Bethania Palma regarding last weeks interview, Catherine of Siena, more bad measles news in Europe, BBC and homeopathy and new fact checking tools ...
Episode #070, feat. Bethania Palma from Snopes.com

Episode #070, feat. Bethania Palma from Snopes.com

  This week’s episode is entirely dedicated to our interview with Snopes.com fact checker and journalist, Bethania Palma. We also talked about March for Science across Europe. Segments: Intro; Greetings & Feedback; Interview with ...
Episode #069

Episode #069

This week we are bringing you an episode packed with news, important events and topics from all over Europe: Autism Acceptance Month, World Homeopathy Awareness Week, poppy seeds causing false positive drug tests, ...
Episode #068, feat. Sofie Vanthournout

Episode #068, feat. Sofie Vanthournout

  The episode was almost entirely dedicated to our interview with the Director of Sense about Science EU, Sofie Vanthournout. We talked about their upcoming project, Evidence Matters EU, the expansion of the Ask ...
Episode #067

Episode #067

This week we talked about how fake news are a bit more complicated than that, Vaxxed still growing its audience, Rudolf Steiner and his anthroposophy and schools, Massimo Polidoro having a new book ...
Episode #066, feat. Hayley Stevens

Episode #066, feat. Hayley Stevens

  This week we interviewed award-winning blogger and paranormal investigator Hayley Stevens. We talked about becoming a skeptic after believing, how applying the right way of thinking and the best methods can help us ...
Episode #065

Episode #065

This week we're back with the regular segments discussing lots of different topics ranging from Chickenpox, SpaceX, Newton and Fake News to what happened #LastNightInSweden after all, how Bild is fighting falsehoods, March for ...
Episode #064, feat. Florent Martin

Episode #064, feat. Florent Martin

  This week we interviewed Florent Martin, who's one of the founders of the French organisation Observatoire Zététique that investigates unusual claims in Grenoble and all over France. Segments: Intro; Greetings & Feedback; Interview ...
Episode #063

Episode #063

On this week's episode we talk about the antivax movement and what we can do about it, then move on to talking about Derren Brown's work, whether fortune tellers will be out of ...
Episode #062, feat. Michael Marshall and Fiona O'Leary

Episode #062, feat. Michael Marshall and Fiona O’Leary

  This episode is entirely dedicated to one topic, which is the latest wrongdoings of the antivaccination campaign, namely the screenings of the pseudo-documentary "Vaxxed - From Cover-up to Catastrophy". Our guests, with whom we ...
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Episode #061

This week we are talking about well known quack and discredited doctor Andrew Wakefield and his campaign promoting 'Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe', a pseudo-documentary that promotes the false idea of vaccines causing ...
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Episode #023

On this episode, you'll find news, events and interesting topics, including trends in the perception of climate change, Prince Charles promoting quackery again and a small infant in Hungary dying of malnutrition with the ...
Episode #022, feat. Sanal Edamaruku

Episode #022, feat. Sanal Edamaruku

Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with Sanal Edamaruku, founder, president and editor of Rationalist International, author of ...
Episode #021, feat. Marit M. Simonsen

Episode #021, feat. Marit M. Simonsen

On this episode, you'll find news, events and interesting topics, along with an interview, featuring Norwegian blogger, podcaster, science educator and skeptical activist, Marit M. Simonsen, who's also the former president of the ...
Episode #020, feat. Chris Peters from Sense About Science

Episode #020, feat. Chris Peters from Sense About Science

Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with Chris Peters, the scientific affairs manager at Sense About Science, the ...
Episode #019, feat. Dr Julia Offe

Episode #019, feat. Dr Julia Offe

On this episode, you'll find news, events and interesting topics, along with an interview, featuring Dr Julia Offe, board member of the German skeptical organisation GWUP (Society for the Scientific Investigation of Parasciences), ...
Episode #018, feat. Massimo Polidoro

Episode #018, feat. Massimo Polidoro

Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with Italian psychologist, author and investigator Massimo Polidoro, who's co-founder and executive ...
Episode #017, feat. Marko Kovic

Episode #017, feat. Marko Kovic

Featuring a short interview with Marko Kovic, president of the Swiss skeptical organisation Skeptiker Schweiz. We talked about the recent developments of the status of alternative medicine in Switzerland. Segments: Intro; Greetings ...
Episode #016, feat. James "The Amaz!ng" Randi

Episode #016, feat. James “The Amaz!ng” Randi

Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with the “Face of the skeptical movement” (quote from Ray Hyman): ...
Episode #015, feat. Antonia de Oñate

Episode #015, feat. Antonia de Oñate

Featuring a short interview with Antonia de Oñate, CEO of the Spanish skeptical organisation Spanish Rational Alternative to Pseudoscience – Society for the Promotion of Critical Thinking (ARP-SAPC) Segments: Intro; Greetings & ...
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A new radio spot for TheESP is released!

We have a new radio spot out for you to listen to. We hope you'll like it:

If you think our show is worth recommending to others, please help us spread the word by sharing ...
Episode #014, feat. Prof Willem Betz

Episode #014, feat. Prof Willem Betz



Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with Belgian skeptic and co-founder of SKEPP, Professor Willem Betz ...
Episode #013, feat. Vassilena Valchanova & Liubomir Baburov

Episode #013, feat. Vassilena Valchanova & Liubomir Baburov

Featuring a short interview with Vassilena Valchanova and Liubomir Baburov, founders of the Bulgarian organisation called Ratio and organisers of Sofia Skeptics in the Pub. Segments: Intro; Greetings & Listener feedback; On this ...
Episode #012, feat. Andrew Copson

Episode #012, feat. Andrew Copson

Featuring skeptic events in the coming week across Europe and an interview with Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association and President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, former director ...
Episode #011, feat. Raffaella Vitali

Episode #011, feat. Raffaella Vitali

Featuring a short interview with Raffaella Vitali, the only Italian editor of the international Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW) project, lots of skeptic events across Europe and much more. Segments: Intro; Greetings; Listener ...
Episode #010, feat. Prof. Edzard Ernst

Episode #010, feat. Prof. Edzard Ernst

Featuring skeptic events in the coming week across Europe and an interview with Professor Edzard Ernst, researcher of complementary and alternative medicine, the first ever Professor of Complementary Medicine in the world, author of ...
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TheESP - Ep. #164 - Annika @ SkepKon, ESC, HPV, climate change & Jehova's witnesses in schools

TheESP – Ep. #164 – Annika @ SkepKon, ESC, HPV, climate change & Jehova’s witnesses in schools

This week we welcome Annika Merkelbach from Germany back to the show to talk about the upcoming skeptical convention SkepKon, GSoW and her series of interviews on Skeptical Inquirer's website. We also talk about the ...
TheESP - Ep. #161 - Pixie Turner: No need to Diet

TheESP – Ep. #161 – Pixie Turner: No need to Diet

On this Episode: We catch up with Pixie Turner who has just released "The No Need to Diet Book". She tells us all about the book, how most people has an unhealthy view on food ...
TheESP - Ep. #160 - Jay Novella & The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

TheESP – Ep. #160 – Jay Novella & The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe

On this Episode: This week we're joined by Jay Novella for an interview in which we talk about his new position as a full-time employee of SGU Productions, what it means for the movement and ...
TheESP - Ep. #154 - Parli.co with Turi Munthe

TheESP – Ep. #154 – Parli.co with Turi Munthe

On this Episode: This time with a very interesting interview with Turi Munthe (@turi), founder of Parli.co. Parli is a new web resource aiming to (yes it’s ambitious!) document all opinions in the world. Give ...
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. We talk ...
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 This week we first hear about John ...
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 choices and ...
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 American Atheists ...
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, Italy). We ...
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 it's the ...
TheESP - Ep. #136 - Jay Novella

TheESP – Ep. #136 – Jay Novella

On this Episode: QED in Manchester is drawing closer! We speak to Jay Novella of the Skeptics Guide to the Universe (the SGU) whose total cast will be there in October. Hear about what we ...
TheESP - Ep. #133 - Malek Tohme

TheESP – Ep. #133 – Malek Tohme

On this Episode: We have good news from Ukraine, when we talk to Malek Tohme, who is starting up the Ukraine Humanist, Rationalist, Skeptic Modernists in the city of L'viv! And a special shout out ...
TheESP - Ep. #131 - Edinburgh Skeptics on the Fringe

TheESP – Ep. #131 – Edinburgh Skeptics on the Fringe

On this Episode: We talk with the fabulous and twice Ockham's Award winning Edinburgh Skeptics Society! Heather Pentler and Sean Slater tell us all about the upcoming Skeptics on the Fringe when there will be ...
TheESP - EP. #129 - Amina Manzoor

TheESP – EP. #129 – Amina Manzoor

On this Episode: We talk to leading science and medical reporter Amina Manzoor at the largest Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN). Amina Manzoor fights the good fight in the media to spread an objective and ...
TheESP - Ep. #127 - Annika Merkelbach, SkepKon and GSoW

TheESP – Ep. #127 – Annika Merkelbach, SkepKon and GSoW

On this Episode: This week we interviewed Annika Merkelbach, who told us what’s new in Germany, how the greatest German skeptical convention SkepKon went and why the country need native speakers to join Guerrilla Skepticism ...