Episode #051

 
This time our team is joined by foreign liaison of the Czech Skeptics Club Sisyfos, Claire Klingenberg who talks about the 17th European Skeptics Congress. Then we talk events, quacks, UFOs, OpenTrialsFDA, Santa and much more. Also, our next QED-report features science educator and host of Talk Nerdy and the SGU, Cara Santa Maria.
 
Segments
Intro; Greetings & Feedback; On this day; What’s on in Europe?; What’s hot in Europe?; QED report; Really Wrong; Quote
 
Show notes:
00:00:00
INTRO music
 
00:00:26
Greetings & feedback
00:14:35
On This Day: 5th December 1952 
The Great Smog of London
00:19:23
What’s on in Europe?
00:24:43
Hot in Europe
  1. The “Viral Monitor”
  2. Don’t tell children Santa exists?
  3. Society of Homeopaths to challenge the Advertising Standards Authority
  4. Death by acupuncture in Norway
  5. UFO hoax – alien invasion of Turkey (and other places)
  6. OpenTrialsFDA finalist for the Open Science Prize
00:57:15
QED-report – Cara Santa Maria
01:14:06
Really Wrong
Chinese “healer” Xiao Hongchi charged for manslaughter in the UK
 
01:21:36
Quote
“In other studies you go as far as others have gone before you, and there is nothing more to know; but in a scientific pursuit there is continual food for discovery and wonder.
/Mary Shelley, English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein/
 
01:23:00
Outro
 
01:24:14
Out-takes

 

 

Episode #044, feat. Claus Larsen

Claus Larsen
We recorded this show at QED – Question. Explore. Discover. in Manchester, UK. Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with Claus Larsen, editor of Skeptic Report and member of Skeptica, the Danish group of skeptics.
 
 
Segments:
Introduction and greetings; Events in Europe; Interview with Claus Larsen; Outro
 
Show notes:
00:00:00
INTRO music
  
00:00:26
Introduction and greetings
00:05:06
Events in Europe
00:11:28
Interview with Claus Larsen
00:55:47
Farewell
 
00:57:43
Outro
 
00:58:58
Out-takes

Episode #012, feat. Andrew Copson

 

Andrew Copson

Featuring skeptic events in the coming week across Europe and an interview with Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association 
and President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, former director of the European Humanist Federation.
(photo used under CC-SA-3.0 licence)
 
Segments:
Intro; Greetings; Warm-up and feedback; What’s on in Europe?; Interview with Prof. Edzard Ernst; Outro
  
Show notes:
00:00:00
INTRO music
  
00:00:26
Introduction and greetings
 
00:00:54
Warm-up and feedback
00:03:03
What’s on in Europe?
00:07:05
Interview with Andrew Copson
00:44:05
Farewell
 
00:45:25
Outro
 
00:46:42
Out-takes