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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.
July 10th, 2007
Episode 73 of 299 episodes
What's with all the media hype over the latest must-have electronic device,the iPhone? This week on Skepticality, Derek and Swoopy talk toRob Walch, host of theTodayin iPhonepodcast, about the cult of Apple's newest release and ask whether if itlives up to the hype. While it seems most humans on Earth are busy looking for iPhones, theNational Academy of Sciences has published a report that states we need tostart looking for alien life with novel biochemistries.Fraser Cain and Dr. Pamela Gay, hosts of the Astronomy Cast, help Derek andSwoopy interpret the new report "The Limits of Organic Life in Planetary Systems", andwhat it means for the search for life in the universe.