TheESP – Ep. #291 – Broken System, Broken Neck



According to chiropractors, broken necks are within “good practice”.

In this episode we catch up on last weekend with Hungaro Con and SkepKon. We also mention last week’s Ig Nobel Prizes and how the ISS does not seem to agree with the Russians any more. The upcoming German election gets a mention and in This Week in Skepticism we discuss the miraculous portrait of Saint Dominic in Soriano, before briefly discussing the Pope’s latest adventures. After that we dig into the news:

  • EUROPE: Failure to follow routine vaccination schedules
  • INTERNATIONAL: Hundreds of medical journals unite to urge climate action
  • GERMANY: No, the government did not stop using COVID-vaccines
  • ICELAND: Largest carbon capture device ever built just became operational
  • ARGENTINA: German MMS salesman arrested

The General Chiropractic Council (the GCC) in the UK gets today’s prize for being Really Wrong, since they think killing a patient is “good practice”.


Segments: Intro; Greetings; This Week In Skepticism; Pontus Pokes The Pope; News; Really Wrong; Quote And Farewell; Outro; Out-Takes;
0:00:27 INTRO




  • Frankie goes to Hungary

0:17:27 NEWS



    “All that was required to measure the planet was a man with a stick and a brain. In other words, couple an intellect with some experimental apparatus and almost anything seems achievable.”
    / Simon Singh (19 September 1964 – ), British popular science author, theoretical and particle physicist /

0:42:39 OUTRO

0:43:54 OUT-TAKES

TheESP – Ep. #290 – Trypanophobia

TheESP – Ep. #290 – Trypanophobia

Fear of needles is probably a big factor in vaccine hesitancy.
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  • UK: Four Met Police officers injured in anti-vaccine protest
  • SWEDEN / GENERAL: Why people wait to get vaccinated
  • GERMANY: Two cool things ...
TheESP – Ep. #289 – Herd Immunity

TheESP – Ep. #289 – Herd Immunity

Don't take Ivermectin!
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  • Continued demonstrations against the vaccine passports
  • Researchers in UK: We probably shouldn't use the word 'Infodemic'
  • Do not take Ivermectin!
  • What exactly did Martin Luther say about life in times of plague?
  • ...
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TheESP – Ep. #288 – Fake! with Annemarie Bon

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TheESP – Ep. #287 – What's Wrong with a Little Tantra?

TheESP – Ep. #287 – What’s Wrong with a Little Tantra?

In this episode we first plug the upcoming Skeptics in the Pub Online about 9/11, Luc Montagnier is the topic This Week in Skepticism and the Pope gets poked for nepotism and corruption. Then we dig into the news:
  • Grandma directed healthcare fraud through Black Magic
  • Sixth IPCC report on climate change - we're screwed
  • July warmest month on record – ever
  • Increasing covid cases in Iceland despite high vaccination rates
  • Covid test scams
  • Society of Homeopaths withdraws from the Accredited Registers programme of the Professional Standards Authority
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