Skeptics with a K: Episode #148

Internet time, Light Night, brain-boosting orange juice, and seminiferous tubules. Plus decapsulated testes, learning to swim, disappointing books, and two hours of pornography. Still buffering, it’s Skeptics with a K.



Skeptics with a K: Episode #147

Crystal beds, purple vibrators, yoga positions, and cock chakras. Plus Metro-Gnomes, absent islands, glitter herpes, and Ultron. Laughing and vomiting while a piano plays, it’s the multi-award-losing Skeptics with a K.




When we left off a little while ago, Reverend Popoff (or ‘Petey’ to his friends/collaborators) had sent me my miracle water and I was working out how best to respond. Just as I was doing this another letter arrived. And then another. And another.

Each of these new letters were basically the same as the previous water letter – the only difference was that these later letters contained a range of different ‘miracle’ things that I had to use. Along with, of course, further demands from God to show faith and send more ‘seed’ gifts/money to Petey…

The miracle items can generally be split down into a number of themes, and one of these gift themes was ‘oil’. Quite a lot of oil. A seeming slick of oil, in fact. For whatever purpose, it’s seems God was very keen that I was well *ahem* lubricated.

The first of these slimy letters contained ‘Holy Debt Cancelling Green Prosperity Oil’ and a long, long letter genuinely containing the phrase “A BEAUTIFUL BOX FILLED WITH MANY BEAUTIFUL MIRACLES”.


A beautiful box filled with beautiful miracles. Beautiful. (click to expand)

It seemed that Petey’s sleep had been disturbed (rather disturbingly) by me…

I am still quite shaken after seeing the vision which interrupted my sleep so intensely. I can never forget the beautiful things God let me see. I felt you so close to me

This bordering-on-creepy approach only got worse as he began to talk about what God has in store for me if I do indeed follow Petey’s instructions:

Emma, your soon-to-be climatic life is now in the very direct future and will shortly blossom forth in a meteor of unparalleled victory and splendor.

Yeah. Is it just me that finds that a bit… icky? It’s not, right? In any case, setting Petey’s questionable pick-up techniques aside, he went on to tell me that a couple of important dates were coming up for me, where blessings would be poured upon me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Be Reasonable: Episode #028 – Bogdan Ziarko

Joining Marsh this month is Bogdan Ziarko – a faith healer and exorcist. You can find out more about Bogdan’s work at



Skeptics with a K: Episode #146

Ethnic emoji, money for homeopathy, character encoding, and sexist behaviour.  Plus alien heads, visiting London, and unconscious bias. And QED is almost here… eek!

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The QED Skeptics in the Pub forum – topics wanted!

At every QED there has been a Skeptics in the Pub Forum – an open forum to discuss issues around the starting, running and expanding of a local Skeptics in the Pub group.

Whether you are a current organiser looking to share your successes, or want tips on how to expand, or are looking to set up a new group in your hometown, this is the place to be.

This year the forum will be moderated by:

  • Ian Scott – Ian is the founder of Glasgow Skeptics, who in 2014 hosted the largest public debate on Scottish independence of any non-aligned organisation. Ian is also the Acting Chief Executive of the Humanist Society Scotland, and Events Manager at the British Humanist Association.
  • Kash Farooq – Kash is an organiser of Nottingham Skeptics in the Pub and the co-founder of the popular PubhD network.
  • Alice Howarth – Alice is a PhD cancer researcher, co-host of the Skeptics with a K podcast and Secretary of the Merseyside Skeptics Society.

The forum will mainly be an open Q&A session, but if you have any topic that you’d particularly like to be covered, please leave a comment below and we’ll try to make sure it’s included during the discussion.

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