InKredulous: The Pilot


This is the pilot episode of InKredulous, a new podcast from the Merseyside Skeptics Society. Taking our inspiration from the likes of Mock the Week, Have I Got News For You and The News Quiz, InKredulous is the quiz show which takes a satirical look at science and pseudoscience news. Send feedback to inkredulous@merseysideskeptics.org.uk

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  1. #1 by Derek on February 9, 2010 - 12:09

    Much, much better than “Have I got news”. Actually burst out laughing twice on my commute home surrounded by a train full of people. Damn you skeptics (*shakes fist*)!

  2. #2 by Rob on February 9, 2010 - 21:59

    Mike Adams is such a paragon; he’s got a phosphorus of 3.2 and can photo-read books at the speed of one page per second. And how many of us can claim that?

  3. #3 by Chris on February 10, 2010 - 22:54

    Rob :Mike Adams is such a paragon; he’s got a phosphorus of 3.2 and can photo-read books at the speed of one page per second. And how many of us can claim that?

    We can all claim that, just as I can claim the world was created by a flying spaghetti monster – doesn’t mean it’s true

  4. #4 by Tim on February 12, 2010 - 11:46

    Pure awesome. Hilarious, and not just because of your funny accents! All kidding aside, can’t wait until you do more of these. I always enjoy guest panel stuff, especially within the Skeptic community, and would love to see what kind of guests you guys could wrangle into your unique style. Keep it up, fellas!

  5. #5 by Rich Smith on February 12, 2010 - 13:04

    You know, having listened back I think I’d like to take back some of the stuff I said about Mike Adams – after all, my Grandad warned me never to mess with a man whose BioPhotonic scanner score was over 80,000.

  6. #6 by Andy Wilson on February 12, 2010 - 15:02

    If you’d like to submit a question to the show about a recent topic to hear the panellists’ responses, email it to inkredulous@merseysideskeptics.org.uk

    thanks

    Andy

  7. #7 by Neil on February 12, 2010 - 21:59

    Loved that! Excellent all round, except the very poor Inuit joke!

  8. #8 by Tannice on February 12, 2010 - 22:33

    I can’t find this on iTunes. Is it not available there?

  9. #9 by Colin H on February 14, 2010 - 14:37

    Not at the moment, but we’ll let people know as soon as it is.

  10. #10 by Chris Pugh on February 15, 2010 - 22:01

    Great Idea lads keep them coming!

  11. #11 by rick m on February 18, 2010 - 20:58

    very funny, just need to dilute 30 000 times to get a funny show that lasts .5 secs and makes you laugh all day.

    Marsh denialism rules just cos I hear this voice that claims to be Marsh and is EVERYWHERE doesnt mean I have to believe in it!

  12. #12 by mark on February 19, 2010 - 16:08

    Great stuff fellas. Lets have more.

  13. #13 by Chris Pugh on February 19, 2010 - 21:39

    I see no evidence for the existence of Marsh so why would I believe in Marsh?

  14. #14 by Johan Strandberg on February 26, 2010 - 10:09

    Apparently it has made it to iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/inkredulous/id357407764

  15. #15 by Johan Strandberg on February 26, 2010 - 18:50

    Great show, but I have to confess that the so called “points” awarded coupled with no contestant ever getting the answer completely wrong (unless it served the purpose of an atrocious pun) makes me a bit skeptical. Could the contest possibly have been rigged? I’m looking forward to many more shows to test my hypothesis.

    –j

    PS Since the claims of a “face on Marsh” are highly dubious, and with NASA’s recent focus on realistic (i.e., cheap) goals, I think we have to await the arrival of the Chinese exploration program for verification.

  16. #16 by justin newton on February 27, 2010 - 13:21

    really enjoyed it guys, thanks. i’m also a bit confused about the points. not that it seems to matter, really, but what are they for? are they for anything? do they count towards anything? are you really keeping track?
    i think the answers are a lot of “no” since the tally was never mentioned

  17. #17 by Sion Hughes on March 15, 2010 - 13:37

    Well I finally got the opportunity to listen to the show on my drive into work this morning and I loved it. Makes me want to be on it. I really hope you make this at least a semi-regular show, if not weekly. One thing though (and I can’t remember who said it, so I can’t name and shame them), somebody said that 10^400 was “five times larger” than 10^80. Please have them taken out behind the bike sheds and shot (10^400 is, of course 10^320 times larger than 10^80).

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