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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
TheESP – Ep. #256 – Bring On the Vaccines

TheESP – Ep. #256 – Bring On the Vaccines

This week we start the new year with an update on the Swedish pandemic laws and recommend you check out the speech that András gave at Monterrey Skepticamp 2021. In skeptical history we ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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

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 his ...
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

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 Ernst's ...
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

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 Paul ...
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 ...
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

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 bringing ...
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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

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 on ...
Episode #106 - Brian Dunning & Science Friction

Episode #106 – Brian Dunning & Science Friction

On this episode: Segments Intro; Interview; Farewell; Science Friction promo; Outro; Out-takes Show notes: 00:00:00 INTRO music 00:00:35 Greetings 00:03:43 Interview with Brian Dunning
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Episode #060, feat. Tomasz Witkowski

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

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: ...
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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 ...
Episode #056, feat. Richard Saunders

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 ...
Episode #055

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?; Really Wrong; True or False?; Quote: Outro; Out-takes Show ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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; ...
'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 ...
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 ...
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TheESP – Ep. #125 – Pepijn van Erp

TheESP – Ep. #125 – Pepijn van Erp

On this Episode: On this episode we interview Dutch mathematician and skeptical activist Pepijn van Erp to talk about his blog, his work at Stichting Skepsis and the Dutch skeptical magazine Skepter and all the ...
TheESP - Ep. #123 - Enrico Zabeo

TheESP – Ep. #123 – Enrico Zabeo

On this Episode: This week we interviewed Italian skeptic and podcaster Enrico Zabeo, who's one of the founders and hosts of Radio CICAP, the official podcast for the Italian skeptical organisation CICAP. Please also check ...
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 be translated ...
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 movement" and ...
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 advance of ...
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 well as ...
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 https://theesp.eu/events_in_europe Segments: ...
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 naturopath ...
Episode #106 - Brian Dunning & Science Friction

Episode #106 – Brian Dunning & Science Friction

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 with lots of ...
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: 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 Tsipursky and David ...
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: One with ...
Episode #090 - feat. Claire Klingenberg

Episode #090 – feat. Claire Klingenberg

On this episode: We tell you all about the fantastic 17th European Skeptics Congress coming up in Wroclaw in less than two weeks. Our guest is Claire Klingenberg, event manager extraordinaire from Sisyfos, the Czech Skeptics' ...
Episode #088, feat. Dr Susan Blackmore

Episode #088, feat. Dr Susan Blackmore

We start our episode with Editor-in-Chief of The Skeptic magazine, Deborah Hyde, who tells us about this year's Ockham Awards that will be happening at QED: Question. Explore. Discover in October 2017, the nominations for ...
Episode #086, feat. Konrad Talmont-Kaminski

Episode #086, feat. Konrad Talmont-Kaminski

Our guest on this episode was Konrad Talmont-Kaminski, philosopher and cognitive scientist, who will be among the speakers at the European Skpetics Congress in Wroclaw in September 2018. Ha talks about his research into how ...
Episode #084, feat. Holm Gero Hümmler

Episode #084, feat. Holm Gero Hümmler

Our guest on this episode was Holm Gero Hümmler, nuclear physicist, management consultant and author of the book ‘Relativer Quantenquark’. He blogs at quantenquark.com and he is one of the speakers on the upcoming 17th ...