Skeptics with a K

Skeptics with a K

Skeptics with a K is the official podcast of the Merseyside Skeptics Society. Each episode features Mike, Marsh and Alice chatting about stuff that interests them, often with a skeptical angle.

Produced by Mike Hall, presented by Mike Hall, Michael Marshall and Alice Howarth.

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InKredulous

InKredulous

InKredulous is the skeptical, satirical, comedy panel show from the Merseyside Skeptics Society. The smartest, funniest and fastest skeptics around are invited to take part… and decline. So we make do with any old idiot with a copy of Skype.

Produced and presented by Andy Wilson.

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Be Reasonable

Be Reasonable

Be Reasonable is the monthly interview show which talks to people who believe ideas contrary to the mainstream scientific and skeptical worldview. Be Reasonable is about approaching subjects with respect and an open mind, engaging with people of differing viewpoints in an environment where debate is polite and good-natured, yet robust and intellectually rigorous.

Produced and presented by Michael Marshall.

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Skeptics with a K: Episode #321

Marsh looks at the YouTube interview between former London mayoral candidate Brian Rose and the conspiracy theorist David Icke. Meanwhile Mike talks about the claim that placebos are getting more powerful, and Alice finds an unconventional use for chopsticks.

Mixed and edited by Morgan Clarke

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Be Reasonable: Episode #078 – Linda Backman

Marsh is joined by past life regression therapist Linda Backman, from The RavenHeart Center.

In this episode, we talk about what past life regression is, the benefits Linda believes it can have in helping clients process their emotional and physical issues, and whether or not it is important that past life experiences can be verified as accurate.

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Skeptics with a K: Episode #320

This week, Marsh examines the nature of consensus and how people can be misled by it, while Alice looks into the topical Ayurvedic skin cream ‘Dermaved’, recently withdrawn after it was found to be adulterated with steroids. Meanwhile, Mike watches Hamilton.

Mixed and edited by Morgan Clarke

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Skeptics with a K: Episode #319

Happy New Year! This episode, Mike annoys cryptocurrency fans talking about web3 and non-fungible tokens, and Marsh examines SEO-baiting ‘news’ articles and sponsored scientific studies. Meanwhile, Alice talks about her December commitment ceremony.

Mixed and edited by Morgan Clarke.

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Skeptics with a K: Episode #318

Mike exploits a captive Christmas audience to tell the story of the unknown actor who claims to have secretly played the lead in Doctor Who.

Mixed and edited by Morgan Clarke.

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Be Reasonable: #077 – Joy Warren

Marsh is joined by Joy Warren, from Fluoride Free Alliance UK, whose current petition to Parliament to ban water fluoridation has more than 35,000 signatures.

In this episode, we talk about what the FFAUK believe to be the dangers of fluoridation, how useful it could be to draw comparisons between fluoridated and unfluoridated populations, why dental associations might disagree with anti-fluoride activists, and Joy’s broader beliefs about public health and medicine.

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Skeptics with a K: Episode #317

Alice and Marsh discuss what happened when they attended a raucous and public discussion on idea of Vaccine Passports.

Mixed and edited by Morgan Clarke.

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Skeptics with a K: Episode #316

Mike, Marsh and Alice are joined once again by Emma to talk about the recent decision to recall Colin Pitchfork to prison, and Marsh talks about the recent terrorist attack at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

Due to the nature of Colin Pitchfork’s offences, this episode makes occasional references to murder and rape which some listeners may wish to avoid.

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Be Reasonable: Episode #076 – Stan Shepherd

Marsh is joined by Stan Shepherd, author of New Flat Earth. In this episode, we talk about Stan’s journey into flat Earth belief, why he believes most flat-earthers are wrong about the moon landing, and the Biblical basis for rejecting the spherical Earth.

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Skeptics with a K: Episode #315

Alice looks into Apitherapy, the practice of using bee stings for therapeutic purposes, and Marsh talks about COP26 and the ‘charitable’ lobbying efforts of climate change denial. Meanwhile Mike gets excited about the new series of Doctor Who.

Mixed and edited by Morgan Clarke.

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