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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.
August 3rd, 2011
Episode 181 of 299 episodes
It's safe to say that a generation of science enthusiasts were inspired and educated about the wonders of life on earth and beyond by the man best as Bill Nye "the Science Guy". In recent years, William Nye's concern about our changing planet has garnered him new monikers, like Bill Nye "the climate guy", and as Executive Director of The Plantary Society, Bill Nye "the planetary guy". This week on Skepticality, Derek and Swoopy talk with "that guy", William Nye (who recently was a featured Guest at The James Randi Educational Foundation's 2011Amazing Meeting), about the challenges facing a new generation of science educators on television and in the classroom, and his new project to promote algebra literacy entitled "Solving for X".