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.
December 25th, 2012
Episode 217 of 303 episodes
It is Christmas time! Derek and Swoopy chat a small amount about Christmasfor a few seconds, then Derek interviews, Mark Forsyth, 'The Inky Fool',about his latest book 'Etymologicon'. Find out about the secret origins ofwords and phrases, such as 'shag', or the seemingly innocent 'feisty'.Mark brings the social science behind how words and languages evolve, andwants others to come and discover why we use the words we use.