Skepticality:The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

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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.


Skepticality #092 - Numb3rs - Cheryl Heuton and Nicolas Falacci creators of Num3rs

December 16th, 2008

Episode 110 of 306 episodes

Rarely is mathematics a major plot component on Americantelevision.The exception, of course, is the current hit prime time CBStelevision drama Numb3rs. "We all use math every day: to predict weather, to tell time, to handlemoney.Math is more than formulas and equations: it’s logic. It’s rationality. It’s using your mind to solve the biggest mysteries we know." So begins every episode — astonishingly — ofone of the consistently highest rated programs in its time slot.Now in its fifth season,Numb3rshas helped pave the way for a whole new generation of science-basedprogramming on American television. This week Swoopy talks with Cheryl Heuton and NicolasFalacci (the creators and Executive Producers of Numb3rs) about the challengesof creating a fictional TV drama chock full of real science andmathematics.

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