TheESP – Ep. #282 – Stupid Ideas

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This week Annika is back making sure we don’t run out of dad-jokes, András’ travel guide work is resuming while Pontus is just playing golf (and not very well). We discuss the new development in space tourism before we get into this week in skepticism with Nicola Tesla. We hear how the pope is coming after Cardinal Becciu, how he still won’t apologies for the Canadian school scandals and how he needed to get his rear end adjusted (insert butt joke here). Then we go into the news:

  • Tricking the covid-test with orange juice
  • Promotion of pseudoscience by the UK government
  • Female Ukraine soldiers made to march in heels
  • A ruined village is for sale – no inhabitants, but a ghost
  • Warmest June in Stockholm in 265 years
  • Spanish congress on conspiracy theories on 9/11

Vladimir Putin and the Russian government get a Really Wrong for creating a culture and laws that make it impossible to show an ad depicting a family with two moms. Food company VkusVill gets a Really Right for at least trying to be rational.

Enjoy!

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0:00:26 INTRO

0:00:51 GREETINGS

0:08:55 THIS WEEK IN SKEPTICISM

0:15:21 PONTUS POKES THE POPE

0:22:38 COVID-19 UPDATE

0:30:39 NEWS

0:51:35 REALLY WRONG / REALLY RIGHT

0:56:01 QUOTE AND FAREWELL

    “The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter — for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way. He lives and labors and hopes.”
    / Nikola Tesla (10 July [O.S. 28 June] 1856 – 7 January 1943), Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist. /

0:56:56 OUTRO

0:58:11 OUT-TAKES