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 5th, 2012
Episode 203 of 305 episodes
The landscape of education is changing at a pace which might be considered'warp speed'. With tools like Google and Wikipedia, along with a more techsavvy population new hurdles and challenges face professors and teachersat all levels. Computerized, online media is where many are turning forgood resources and content. This week Derek sits down with Dr. JeremyFriedberg, the founder and president of Spongelab, an online communitywhich bills itself as "A Global Science Community". This community is fullof resources, digital media, educational computer games, lesson plans andmore aimed at professors, and teachers to further enhance and help theminform and get students excited about learning the beauty of science andthe real world. Best part, all the content is free to use for anyeducator. Find out more about how one company is making sure that scienceand the real world are communicated in the most effective manner in ourmodern, cyber-enhanced world.