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We're tired of pertinent social and science news being buried by clap trap. Our podcast is here to bring you relevant, under reported current events, as well as in-depth discussions from a scientific, critical, skeptical, and humorous point of view. Derek and Swoopy are your hosts, filling your pod and your brain with skeptical insight and conversation, sometimes heated, on a plethora of topics that are ripe for critical examination. Bringing truth to podcasting, and all who choose to listen. In our travels we will tackle the beasts of pseudoscience; the paranormal, supernatural, ufo / alien encounters, mis-understood history, and overwrought legends - urban or otherwise. Our interview shows feature notable skeptics including; leading astronomy speakers, scientists, philosophy experts, and other scientific, secular, humanist, and skeptical book authors, and critical thinkers.
June 26th, 2007
Episode 72 of 298 episodes
On the last episode of Skepticality, the "Skeptical Inquirer's"own Benjamin Radford discussed new Nessie sightings and other lake monsters from his comprehensive bookon the subject. This week, Ben is back to tackle a brand new paranormalmystery from his own back yard. Almost over night, a video of a glowing, orb-like apparition at the courthouse in Santa Fe, New Mexico has soared into the media spotlight, with widespread news coverage andnearly 100,000 views on YouTube. Was itthe spirit of an infamous murderer, the ghost of a construction workerwho met his demise, or a disturbed Indian burial ground? Derek and Swoopydiscuss paranormal investigation in the age of viral video with authorBenjamin Radford, who examined the video tape and went to the site toinvestigate the mysterious Santa Fe Courthouse Ghost.