Skeptics with a K: Episode #157

Hello Listeners. I hope you can hear me, because if you can’t we’re in trouble! In this accidental special episode of Skeptics with a K, Marsh talks about what happened when he went to see Peter Popoff in London earlier this year.

  1. #1 by Murff on September 24, 2015 - 23:34

    First off, congratulations to Mike and Nicola! Very awesome.

    Great episode, I like seeing a first hand skeptical view of the crap that happens at this kind of event…and especially with it being Popoff.

  2. #2 by Tom Williamson on September 25, 2015 - 14:35

    Sartorius B.O.A.T.

  3. #3 by Chris on September 27, 2015 - 05:31

    Congrats to the Marsh and Nicola. So the trips to Amsterdam were bachelor and bachelorette parties?

    Fortunately the accommodations we had in Amsterdam were a bit more spacious. We were too late in getting the night on a canal boat (which we confirmed by email at my brother’s flat in Copenhagen, Denmark). So we took our chances in Alfmaar, and ended up in a motel where a group of owner built 1960s era sports cars enthusiasts were staying. It was cool seeing all these cool old cars leave the parking lot in the morning.

    We understood the smallness of hubby’s grandparents house outside of Amsterdam. Sleeping together in his father’s childhood “feather bed” was a bit tortuous. Once you lay on the fluffed out feathers they are molded (or moulded) to your body shape, and you cannot move again!

    Now what we did not understand is that hubby’s cousin was in a new house, and the stairs were more skinny scary that the grandparent’s house. Plus the powder room (toilet and sink on main floor) was teeny tiny with just a wash cloth to dry hands after using the facilities. The rest of the house was just as spacious as our decadent close to city (not suburb) American home. (Our eighteen year old son was delighted to see his six year old second cousin drive his little toy cars in his soup, being very much like what he was like at that age… the same young cousin who tried to bounce up and down on the open door of the dishwasher).

    By the way, my brother does computer stuff for American embassies. He is presently in London (and the same stuff that kept us from visiting him in Havana is preventing us from visiting him there!). His US Govt. supplied housing in Denmark included a two bath flat/apartment. The bath we as guests got to use had a toilet, a tiny corner sink and a shower. The way to use the shower was to move a lever on the tiny sink, then pull the shower curtain to attempt to shield the toilet and turn on the water. The entire little room was the shower, and the curtain just kept the door dry (there is a floor drain). It was only slightly larger than the “powder room” of hubby’s Dutch cousin (and about the same size as our “powder room”).

  4. #4 by Cappy Charlie on September 29, 2015 - 13:10

    Congratulations Mike and Nicola, you’ve moistened me old cockney eyes, gawd bless you (in a non religious way). And well done for enduring hour upon hour of Popoff in the name of research.

  5. #5 by Andrew May on September 29, 2015 - 16:55

    Congrats, Marsh and Nicola. Inspiring work being done by GTS, very illuminating.

  6. #6 by Mark on November 11, 2015 - 16:05

    I know I’m late to this. I’m about 6 weeks behind with my podcasts.

    I wanted to sign up on Popoff’s website after the last podcast, but the Prayer Request page isn’t working and hasn’t been for a while now.

    The donate page still is though. I guess they’d be on the ball and get things fixed if it was the other way round.

    Anyway, good show,and keep up the good work.

  7. #7 by Seb on November 19, 2015 - 08:32

    My Supernatural-Debt-Relief Water arrived yesterday! It was every bit as good as Marsh advertised. I placed the prayer request several days after this episode, so the turnaround time was just under 50 days. I’m sorry to hear that the prayer request forms are now closed to new submissions.

  8. #8 by Seb on November 19, 2015 - 08:33

    … or should I be glad that the request forms are closed?

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