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Interview archive

Some of our episodes are dedicated to interviews. They are listed here to make them easier to find.
You can also see our Interview index where the interview episodes are sorted by person.

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 probably the ...
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. #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. #198 - Jehovah’s Witnesses w Lydia Finch

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

This week we have a very interesting interview with Lydia Finch, an ex-Jehovah’s Witness turned skeptic. As a sort of a follow-up from two weeks ago, we felt we wanted to dive a little more ...
TheESP - Ep. #193 - Global Vaccination Summit w Ovidiu Covaciu

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

This week we have a very interesting catch up with Ovidiu Covaciu who attended the International Global Vaccination Summit organised by the European Commission and the WHO. But before that we celebrate that Jelena singlehandedly ...
TheESP - Ep. #190 - Richard Wiseman and Shoot for the Moon

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

This week we first have a brief follow-up on German Health Minister Jens Spahn’s failure do defund bogus homeopathy and how the IHN (Informationsnetzwerk Homöopathie) has published an open letter to the minister explaining why ...
TheESP - Ep. #189 - with Massimo Polidoro

TheESP – Ep. #189 – with Massimo Polidoro

This week we first hear from the fantastic Massimo Polidoro who tells all about CICAP Fest from two weeks ago. We then look forward to a new film which is a fictional tale about the ...
TheESP - Ep. #180 - Sander van der Linden on Bad News and prebunking

TheESP – Ep. #180 – Sander van der Linden on Bad News and prebunking

This week András interviewed Sander Van Der Linden, who is a social psychologist and has done extensive research into how we should approach the fight against #fakenews and the spreading of #misinformation about #climatechange, #vaccinations and ...
TheESP - Ep. #178 - Camp Quest with Andreas Kyriacou, plus IQ testing and killing science

TheESP – Ep. #178 – Camp Quest with Andreas Kyriacou, plus IQ testing and killing science

This week while Pontus is away, we talk to Andreas Kyriacou from Switzerland about Camp Quest Switzerland before moving on to other events, IQ testing and a lot more, including a German petition to hold ...
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 EU, Rigvir ...
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 ...