Skeptics with a K: Episode #219

Acromial bone spurs, cancer awareness, pink beer, and adipocytes. Plus terracotta, physiotherapy, body shaming, and just air. Making you feel better without altering the underlying illness, it’s Skeptics with a K.

  1. #1 by Enigma on March 11, 2018 - 18:57

    Thank you Jill !

  2. #2 by Ian on March 25, 2018 - 12:38

    Adam Ruins Everything is a very good show, but it does sometimes fall into the pitfall of using the “popular unknowledge” as the starting point for the debunk (I would guess that comes at the time when they decide “what should we do an episode on?” – if they were to pick something and “the usual view is correct” turned out the answer in the research, then as far as the network is concerned that research time was wasted) and then looking for citations to support it as opposed to doing an actual investigation and then going off the findings. And so I’m not surprised he flopped this hard on placebos. Too bad, the “yeah, the placebo effect is bullshit” would have been an excellent story for him.

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