Skeptics with a K: Episode #162

Allergies, magnets, negative ions, and bad bacteria. Plus infra-red photons, ketosis, and dreamy bollocks. Drinking anything handed to us, it’s Skeptics with a K.

Have your say on the Liverpool Homeopathy consultation at www.liverpooltalkshealth.info/homeopathy. All contributions welcomed (even those outside of Liverpool: simply skip the questions that are Liverpool-specific, they are non-essential).

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InKredulous: Episode #037

Episode 37 of our satirical comedy podcast.

Your host is Andy Wilson (@InKredulosi) of the Merseyside Skeptics Society and co-organiser of QED conference.

My guests were chock full of content so this is a BUMPER episode! And look out for the Easter Egg at the end where I realigned something from the show.

Appearing this time are:

As ever, thanks for listening and for all the lovely comments.

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Have your say on NHS Homeopathy funding in Liverpool

Back in June the Good Thinking Society challenged NHS Liverpool CCG over their decision to spend over £30,000 per year on homeopathic remedies. Given that homeopathy has proven to be nothing other than placebo, Good Thinking (where I work full time as Project Director) argued that spending any money at all on this treatment was unjustifiable and possibly unlawful.

In June, NHS Liverpool CCG withdrew their funding decision and promised to re-consult on the issue. It’s now the time for supporters of evidence-based medicine to have their say, and to explain to NHS Liverpool CCG why spending money on treatments that don’t work is unacceptable.

The process is simple, and can be done via an online form: http://www.liverpooltalkshealth.info/homeopathy

After registering, the survey takes just 5 minutes to complete. If you are not a resident of Liverpool, you can still offer your views – simply skip the questions that require a Liverpool perspective.

This is a rare and genuine opportunity for the skeptical community to have our say, and to make our opinions known. If we do not speak up now, then only homeopaths will contribute to the consultation and funding will likely continue.

Please take 5 minutes to ensure the reputation of the NHS is not used to lend credibility to a system of alternative medicine that can offer no benefits to patients. Take the survey now >>

If you’d like to understand more about the consultation, the accompanying FAQs offer some insights into the issues surrounding homeopathy in Liverpool.

Once you’ve taken the survey, be sure to share it with friends and colleagues – the more support NHS Liverpool CCG gets for ending homeopathy funding, the better chance we have of helping them make this decision happen.

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Skeptics with a K: Episode #161

Listener questions, more about homeopathy, and Marsh on the TV, Plus empathy, cheese twists, losing your shit, and skeptic fatigue. Looking a shambles, it’s Skeptics with a K.

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Skeptics with a K: Episode #160

Bacon, sausages, plutonium, and HUMAN DNA. Plus sexy drivers, rude commuters, boring dieters, and insuring your shoes. With issues not related to ketchup, mustard or relish… it’s Skeptics with a K!

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InKredulous: Episode #035.5

Sometimes we have a little material that couldn’t make it to the regular episode for some reason.  Usually editorial, sometimes time and sometimes the round was funny but the questions were badly written… ahem!

So here we have a few outtakes and a spare round from the recording of episode 35, Appearing this time are:

  • Eli Bosnick of The Scathing Atheist podcast and leader of the Magnets, a secretive and sinister magic group based in New York (@elibosnick)
  • Michael Marshall (Marsh) of Skeptics With a K, Be Reasonable and The Good Thinking Society (@MrMMarsh)
  • Dr*T former blogger at Thinking Is Dangerous blog and fine guest on many podcasts (@Dr_star_T)

As ever, thanks for listening and for all the lovely comments.

Support the MSS, our work and all of our podcasts by making a monthly contribution via Patreon.

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