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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.
June 15th, 2011
Episode 177 of 305 episodes
As the international skeptical community gears up for another seasonof conferences presented by established groups like The SkepticsSociety's Science Symposium, The James Randi Educational Foundation'sAmazing Meeting, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry's CSICon, anew generation of skeptics are also finding the critical thinkingmovement in their own back yards at local meet ups called Skepticamps,which are community driven, informal "un-conferences" borne from thedesire for people to share and learn in an open environment.This week on Skepticality, Derek and Swoopy report from AtlantaSkepticamp 2011 and share one of this year's Skepticamp talks bySkeptic History contributor Tim Farley appropriately entitled "Don'tStart a Blog or Podcast", on the topic of how to handle the vastamount of skeptical content created by blogs and podcasts, and how tostand out if you decide you do decide to jump into the fray.