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.
September 25th, 2007
Episode 78 of 305 episodes
It seems for any particular social or interest group, there is a convention—including skepticism. The danger is that niche meetings may speak best to those who have already heard the message. For over a decade, Dragon*Con has been integrating factual science and space programming withscience fiction material from popularliterature, film, television and gaming, such asStar Warsand StarTrek. Thisyear, Derek and Swoopy workedalongside the directors ofDragon*Con's Space and Science programs to bring a contingent of notableskeptics to the world's largest culture convention. On this episode, Jeff Wagg, general manager of the James Randi EducationalFoundation and musician, author and skeptic George Hrab share their Dragon*Con experiences, and discuss how skeptics can promote theirviews at conventions to help the skeptical movement find abroader audience.