Meet The Skeptics!

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A regular interview show with today's most prominent Skeptics and critical thinkers.

Its easy to forget that Skepticism is needed all around the world to some degree. While we may be battling the likes of John Edward and Alt Med pushers in the US, there are still witch hunts going on in some African nations. Check out my interview last year with Leo Igwe for more on that. At TAM 2014, I got to meet an individual who is instrumental in the very birth of the Skeptic movement in Russia; Kirill Alferov. Mark my words, when the Skeptics of Russia are a well known national movement 20 years from now, Kirill will …

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Since I first started paying attention to the Skeptical movement, one of my favorite podcasts has been Rationally Speaking. While many of the available shows cover a wealth of scientific topics, few really delve into the Philosophical side of things....
College Instructor by day, Quack Buster by night (and weekends), Bob Blaskiewicz has been on the front lines of the fight to expose the truth behind notorious "Doctor" Stanislaw Burzynski. To learn more about the controversy behind this clinic,...
MTS: Meet Paul Offit Aug. 16, 2014
I was really excited to sit down with Dr. Offit at NECSS 2014. I've heard so much about him over the years and was glad to have a chance to meet the man in person and record our conversation. I hope you enjoy it too! Check out Dr. Offit's website...
Today's guest is Physicist, TV Host, Activist, Presenter and all around Inspiration, Dr. Deborah Berebichez. Twitter: @Debbiebere YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thesciencebabe/videos Below is a talk that Deborah gave at NECSS...
MTS: Meet Elise Andrew June 14, 2014
At NECSS 2014, I had the chance to sit down and talk with some amazing people, not the least of whom was Elise Andrew, creator of the "I Fucking Love Science" Facebook page and Website. Her page splashed onto the internet with an impact that...
Also known as the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society, Bryan Bonner and Matthew Baxter have broken the mold of what paranormal research is all about. From talking to kids at schools and libraries to finding more earthly explanations for...
MTS: Meet Leo Igwe March 29, 2014
One of the things I love about conferences like TAM and NECSS is the sheer variety of fascinating people I have the opportunity to meet. At TAM 2013, an Australian friend came up to me to ask if I'd ever interviewed Leo Igwe. I had to...
Heather Henderson is the co-host of Ardent Atheist and Skeptically Yours podcasts. During TAM 2013 in Las Vegas, she took a few minutes to sit down with me and tell me her life story! This was special because she was literally on the move through the...
MTS: Meet Matt Donnelly Jan. 25, 2014
Matt Donnelly co-hosts Penn's Sunday School, a weekly podcast along with Penn Jillette and Michael Goudeau. Matt and I got a chance to talk about his life, how he became a part of Penn's Sunday School and the mysterious line of text that was deleted...
MTS: Meet Jim Underdown Dec. 29, 2013
I had a great time chatting with Jim Underdown at TAM 2013 in Las Vegas last summer. WOW! Talk about someone with a colerful past... At one point, we talked about Jim's experiences wrestling a live bear. Seriously. While I unfortunately could not find...
MTS: Meet Todd Robbins Nov. 24, 2013
I had the pleasure of meeting and spending some time with Todd Robbins at TAM 2013. I had first seen him when he performed the Emcee duties at NECSS 2011 and again at a Monday Night Magic show in New York city in 2013, but we hadn't yet met in …
Mathematics is often referred to as the Queen of Sciences, and for good reason. There is very little room for debate within Mathematics community as to whether or not a specific answer is correct or not. If the mathematics are sound, the answer will...
21812 A Gneiss Night Out DVD available at CDBaby.com/GeorgeHrab George Hrab & The Geologic Orchestra 21812: A Gneiss Night Out [first half of the concert] 1. The Coelacanth Sighs 2. When I Was Your Age 3. Everything Alive Will Die Someday 4....
Karen Strachan is the director of The Center for Inquiry's Camp Inquiry, a weeklong, overnight summer camp for young Skeptics ages 8 - 16. She comes to the position after a decade of leadership experience in education, science, and art. Karen and I...
MTS: Meet Simon Singh July 20, 2013
Simon Singh is a rockstar. It's pretty much that simple. Never afraid to point out that the emperor has no clothes, he has rattled quite a few cages over the years. The truth is quite simple though. He is a lover of Science and isn't afraid to follow...
MTS: Meet Steve Shives July 6, 2013
Steve Shives is a YouTuber extraordanaire. While his videos are certainly not exlusively Skeptic related, they certainly touch on a wide variety of Skeptic topics, especially with his "Five Stupid Things" series. Just beware, if you start watching,...
MTS: Meet Julia Galef June 16, 2013
Julia Galef has been on my "Must Interview" list for a while now. Not only is she the co-host of the Rationally Speaking podcast and a writer on Measure of Doubt Blog, but she is also the President and Co-founder of CFAR, the Center For Applied...
MTS: Meet Brian Wecht May 25, 2013
I met Brian in 2012 at NECSS in New York City. He had co-hosted a special "Story Collider" event that ran in conjunction with the NECSS conference. I have been an ardent fan of Story Collider ever since. When I heard that Brian was also participating...
I have always been a numbers guy and I have always enjoyed learning about how seemingly impossible coincidences probably happen all the time, often never being noticed. Jarrett Lennon Kaufman and Wendy Hughes have picked up on this aspect of critical...