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TheESP – Ep. #281 – Schools of Horror

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This week we’re joined by Brian Eggo who sits in for Annika. We talk about the Edinburgh Science Festival, skeptical events and the recent ESA astronaut recruitments. In This Week in Skepticism we “celebrate” the birthday of debunked fraudster Peter Popoff and then we are horrified by the discoveries of even more unmarked graves at the Canadian Catholic Schools. We then go into this week’s news:

  • Alternative medicine is losing popularity in the pandemic
  • Manipulated video featuring Greta Thunberg
  • Scam texts about package deliveries
  • Health organisations publish free book The Vaccination Book for Everyone
  • EU Climate Law confirmed by European Parliament

We wrap up with a Really Wrong Award to everyone who tries to profit from unsubstantiated claims regarding so-called “health food”.

Enjoy!

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0:00:26 INTRO

0:00:51 GREETINGS

0:10:01 THIS WEEK IN SKEPTICISM

0:15:50 PONTUS POKES THE POPE

0:22:29 NEWS

0:48:15 REALLY WRONG

0:56:37 QUOTE AND FAREWELL

    “Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.”
    / Marcus Aurelius (26 April 121 – 17 March 180), Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher. /

0:58:09 OUTRO

0:59:24 OUT-TAKES