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April 16th, 2008
Episode 93 of 306 episodes
This week on Skepticalitywe talk to two good friends, both skeptics and podcasters making an impact in their areas of expertise. Slavko Halatyn (known to his many fans as simply "Slau") has enjoyed a richcareer as both a music producer and award-winning recording artist. Derek talks with Slau abouthis work with other artists (like skeptical favoriteGeorge Hrab), being an early adopter of podsafe music — and the linksbetween his career, his world view, and his becoming legally blind at the age of21. Author Scott Sigler sent a shot across the bow of mainstream publishingwhen, after first giving away his novel Ancestor for free as a PDF, the printedretail version then broke the Amazon.com top 10. As a result, Scott earnedhimself a seat at the table and a deal with Crown books. We talk to Scottabout his new novel Infected —released on April 1st and alreadya bestseller.