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February 6th, 2008
Episode 88 of 306 episodes
On this week's Skepticality, Derek talks with Dr. Phil Plait (a.k.a. "TheBad Astronomer"),Alison Smith (founder of theSkeptical Analysis of the Paranormal Society),and author Michael A. Stackpole (leader of the Arizona Skeptics)about the recent Amazing Meeting 5.5 conference on the topic of "Skepticism andActivism." These distinguished guests also reveal details of their plans for 2008, andPhil sheds some light on possible impending "Death from the Skies", thesubject of his soon-to-be-published second book.