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TheESP - Ep. #211 - Dinosaurs in the Garden of Eden

TheESP – Ep. #211 – Dinosaurs in the Garden of Eden

This week we talk about the John Maddox Prize, the BBC’s new show series about Greta Thunberg and about Darren Brown, born on this day in 1971. Pontus Pokes the Pope and finally we get ...

TheESP - Ep. #210 - Cranky Uncle vs Climate Change with John Cook

TheESP – Ep. #210 – Cranky Uncle vs Climate Change with John Cook

On this episode we interview Australian cognitive scientist and founder of the Skeptical Science website John Cook about his upcoming book 'Cranky Uncle vs Climate Change' that showcases typical climate science denial situations in a ...

TheESP - Ep. #209 - Heart-o-puncture™

TheESP – Ep. #209 – Heart-o-puncture™

This week before we get into the meat of the show, we talk Corona, Greta Thunberg and look forward to Adam Rutherford’s new book, “How to Argue with a Racist”. We also have two good ...

TheESP - Ep. #208 - The Nuclear Option with Iida Ruishalme

TheESP – Ep. #208 – The Nuclear Option with Iida Ruishalme

This week we interview Finnish activist Iida Ruishalme to talk about nuclear power and green energy. Iida is a biologist specialised in biomedical research, an environmentalist, a writer and a science communicator. She also a ...

TheESP - Ep. #207 - Coronavirus Misinformation

TheESP – Ep. #207 – Coronavirus Misinformation

This week we first get the record straight and correct our position on Ocean Cleanup - while we appreciate the sentiment, the whole idea is both damaging and unscientific. Two great Skeptical events are coming ...

TheESP - Ep. #206 - From Peter’s Pence to Francis’ Pants

TheESP – Ep. #206 – From Peter’s Pence to Francis’ Pants

This week we note that the Swedish Skeptics’ article from last week concerning Thomas Erikson’s nonsense personality book “Surrounded by Idiots” has gotten some attention from other skeptics, among other things Pontus was a guest ...

TheESP - Ep. #205 - Surrounded By Idiots

TheESP – Ep. #205 – Surrounded By Idiots

This week we note that at the time of recording, American-Swedish astronaut Jessica Meir is busy preparing and conducting the second ever all-female spacewalk. In history this week in 1964, Italian philosopher, author and skeptic ...

TheESP - Ep. #204 - The Fallible Pope

TheESP – Ep. #204 – The Fallible Pope

This week András is back and we start by philosophizing a bit about what a new decade really means and look forward to a few nice skeptics meetings coming up in the near future. We ...

TheESP - Ep. #203 - How Much to Bribe a Pope?

TheESP – Ep. #203 – How Much to Bribe a Pope?

This week Brian is back again and we look forward to the new year. One thing to note about 2020 is the Ratio conference in Sofia in Bulgaria in June and that the super early ...

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TheESP - Ep. #157 - Oliver Lodge, 10 years of Merseyside Skepticism and more Macchiarini

TheESP – Ep. #157 – Oliver Lodge, 10 years of Merseyside Skepticism and more Macchiarini

Become a Patron! The band is back together for a new week of skeptical reports. On this week: Oliver Lodge did not manage to prove psychics right, Pope Francis still believes in in celibacy (although ...

TheESP - Ep. #156 - Edzard Ernst, Click to Pray, deaths by pseudotherapies and vaccination news

TheESP – Ep. #156 – Edzard Ernst, Click to Pray, deaths by pseudotherapies and vaccination news

Become a Patron! This week we bring you lots news and topics from across Europe including Annika Merkelbach's interview on Skeptical Inquirer's website with Natalie Grams, whose book has just been published in English, Edzard ...

TheESP - Ep. #155 - Bacon, probiotics, the danger of acupuncture and the rise of anti-fluoridation

TheESP – Ep. #155 – Bacon, probiotics, the danger of acupuncture and the rise of anti-fluoridation

Become a Patron! This week we're back to bring you news and info about a wide range of topics including Francis Bacon and his importance in the development of #science, how the 'good pope' John ...

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

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

Become a Patron! 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 ...

TheESP - Ep. #153 - New year resolutions, dating the World and standing up for Science

TheESP – Ep. #153 – New year resolutions, dating the World and standing up for Science

Become a Patron! Two weeks into the new year, our first episode of 2019 is finally hear and we can only hope it was worth the wait. With the whole team together again, we are ...

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TheESP - Ep. #107 - Memories & predictions, LSD, disease outbreak prevention & animal brothels

TheESP – Ep. #107 – Memories & predictions, LSD, disease outbreak prevention & animal brothels

Become a Patron! This week we make predictions regarding upcoming books by Edzard Ernst, talk about the future of fact-checking, discuss the works of Peter Boghosian, remember the father of LSD Albert Hofmann, then go ...

Episode #106 - Brian Dunning & Science Friction

Episode #106 – Brian Dunning & Science Friction

Become a Patron! On this episode: This week we are happy to bring you an interview with Brian Dunning, who's been the producer and host of the massively successful Skeptoid podcast and is currently busy ...

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Episode #060, feat. Tomasz Witkowski

  On this episode we talk about the rise of the antivaccination movement in Europe and interview Polish psychologist, science writer and science educator, Tomasz Witkowski, who's the author of two very important skeptical books ...

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Episode #059

This week we are talking about whether Nutella contains a known carcinogen, how the number of autism cases is not on the rise, vaccination against chicken pox called to be made mandatory in Hungary, An ...

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Episode #058, feat. Michael Motskin (Pint of Science)

  This week we interviewed Michael Motskin, who's the co-founder and Managing Director of the international science festival, Pint of Science. Segments Intro; Greetings & Feedback; Interview with Michael Motskin; Goodbye; Out-takes Show notes: 00:00:00 ...

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Episode #057

With minor changes having taken effect in the segments of our podcast, here we are with a new episode on which we talked about an Italian psychic, Facebook taking on fake news, Science Busters releasing ...

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Episode #056, feat. Richard Saunders

  This week we interview Richard Saunders, international podcaster and skeptical activist from Australia. We also present some changes to the format of the show based on the listener survey. Segments Intro; Greetings & Feedback; Interview ...

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Episode #055

  Jelena and Pontus take over while András is off to Italy for the week. We talk about a planet that was not there, access to scientific journals, religion in the Netherlands, the new Ebola ...

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Episode #054 – Christmas

  This is a Christmas-themed episode with even a few events to talk about. Check it out! Segments Intro; Greetings & Feedback; What’s On In Europe? Show notes: 00:00:00 INTRO music 00:00:26 Greetings & feedback ...

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Episode #009, feat. Leon Korteweg

Episode #009, feat. Leon Korteweg

Featuring a short interview with Leon Korteweg, Team Leader of the Dutch group of editors in the international Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project, co-organiser of Utrecht Freethinkers in the Pub and board member of the ...

Episode #008, feat. Jay Novella

Episode #008, feat. Jay Novella

Featuring an interview with Jay Novella, co-host and producer of The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, producer and director of SGU Video Productions, and director of Marketing and Technology for The New England Skeptical Society ...

Episode #007

Episode #007

Our first episode without a long, feature interview, yet we've had so many things to talk about. Lots of skeptical events across Europe and much more. Segments: Intro; Greetings; Listener feedback; On this day; What's ...

'Events in Europe' page now live!

‘Events in Europe’ page now live!

New page now available for tracking events! We introduced a new item on our menu bar that leads you to a page equipped with a calendar that shows events known to us from across Europe, ...

Episode #006, feat. Michael Heap

Episode #006, feat. Michael Heap

Featuring an interview with Michael Heap, clinical and forensic psychologist, chairman of the Association for Skeptical Enquiry (ASkE), board member of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations (ECSO) and co-organiser of the 16th European Skeptics ...

Episode #005, feat. Diana Barbosa

Episode #005, feat. Diana Barbosa

Interview with Diana Barbosa, co-founder of ComCept, the Portuguese Skeptic Community and co-organiser of ComCeptCon as well as Skeptics in the Pub in Porto. Segments: Intro; Greetings; Listener feedback; On this day; What's on in ...

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