This week we talk about the John Maddox Prize, the BBC’s new show series about Greta Thunberg and about Darren Brown, born on this day in 1971. Pontus Pokes the Pope and finally we get Francis’ take on celibacy in the Amazon (or do we?), and of course the highlights from the latest sex abuse … Read more TheESP – Ep. #211 – Dinosaurs in the Garden of Eden
This week before we get into the meat of the show, we talk Corona, Greta Thunberg and look forward to Adam Rutherford’s new book, “How to Argue with a Racist”. We also have two good news for our German friends: Natalie Grams have launched her podcast “Grams’ Sprechstunde” and we have a ticket raffle for … Read more TheESP – Ep. #209 – Heart-o-puncture™
This week Brian is back again and we look forward to the new year. One thing to note about 2020 is the Ratio conference in Sofia in Bulgaria in June and that the super early bird tickets already are released. Chris French is going, so why don’t you? Then Jelena tells us a ghost story … Read more TheESP – Ep. #203 – How Much to Bribe a Pope?
This week we start our journey towards episode 300 and first reflect on climate change with Greta Thunberg as Time Magazine‘s person of the year and Australia heading for a sever heatwave just in time for Christmas. John Nevil Maskelyne, skeptic, magician (and inventor of the pay toilet) was born on 22 December 180 years … Read more TheESP – Ep. #201 – HPV vaccines are safe!
This week we declare that we’re fans of Brian Cox and we deliberate some more on the book ‘Shoot for the Moon’ by Richard Wiseman (see ep. 190) and how we can apply the lessons learned from Apollo in our skeptical endeavors. We then look into the soap opera that is the currently ongoing Synod … Read more TheESP – Ep. #191 – No dick, no vote