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.
August 13th, 2008
Episode 101 of 306 episodes
Long-time listeners may recall thatSkepticality's very firstinterview guest was Bad Astronomy author and popular science bloggerDr. Phil Plait. This past week the James Randi EducationalFoundation (one of the leading organizations to promote critical thinkingand examination of pseudoscience) announced that The Bad Astronomer himself will be the newJREFPresident. Now, Dr. Plait returns to Skepticalityto tell Derek & Swoopynot only aboutinteresting advances in privately-funded space travel and thefuture of NASA under a new presidential administration, but also aboutexciting developments in his own career — including his new role at the JREF,changes for Bad Astronomy, and Phil's impending trips to the Galapagos andDragon*Con 2008.
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