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 he is wrong not to chance the rules. You can all go sign it! We also mention the Swedish Skeptics’ (VoF) successful participation in the Gothenburg International Book Fair.
The main segment of this episode is an interview with the marvelous Richard Wiseman, where he tells all about his latest book Shoot for the Moon. András was fortunate enough to catch up with him in Edinburgh and the book tells the fascinating story about how a very young, but passionate team, came together under Apollo 11 and were instrumental in putting Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon. Richard has coined the phrase ‘Apollo Mindset’ to describe how the team spirit they developed was key in making sure that Apollo 11 was the fantastic success it was. The book also discusses how we may all learn from the Apollo program to apply a little #ApolloMindset on our own, more down-to-earth projects.
Intro; Greetings; Interview; Farewell; Outro; Out-takes
Events Calendar: https://theesp.eu/events_in_europe
The INH (Informationsnetzwerk Homöopathie) is challenging last week’s Really Wrong recipient, Jens Spahn! You should sign at: https://netzwerk-homoeopathie.info/en/offener-brief-an-gesundheitsminister-spahn-zur-fortgeltung-der-erstattung-von-homoeopathie-in-der-gkv/
Also a big shout-out the Swedish Skeptics (aka VoF) and their success at Gothenburg International Book Fair.
0:05:36 Interview with Richard Wiseman
- Richard Wiseman blog: https://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/
- Shoot for the Moon book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shoot-Moon-Richard-Wiseman/dp/1787474437/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=richard+wiseman&qid=1570084108&sr=8-1
- Richard Wiseman on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wiseman