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Skepticality:The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

News & Politics, Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences, Society & Culture

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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.

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Skepticality #072 - Mystery Hunters - Interview: David Acer (Doubting Dave)

March 4th, 2008

Episode 90 of 299 episodes

Can a kids' science and critical thinking television program beboth entertaining and informative? The award-winning Mystery Hunters,beginning its fourth season, is proving that it can. On this week'sSkepticality, Swoopy talks with David Acer—known to fans of Mystery Huntersas "Doubting Dave," the skeptical scientist who helps the junior members ofhis team (Araya Mengesha and Christina Broccolini) investigate paranormal mysteries. David is a close up magician, comedian, and actor and writer for children's educational programs includingPopular Mechanics for Kids and Prank Patrol. David shares his thoughts about how to make debunking myths entertaining, and explains why it'sdifficult to get quality kids' science programs on TV in today's climate.

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