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Episode 9 of our satirical comedy podcast. With questions on skeptical topics, and four guests answering them.
Your host is Andy Wilson (@InKredulosi) of the Merseyside Skeptics Society.
This episode is the first ever with a studio audience who came along as we recorded live at QEDcon 2011.
Appearing in this episode are
- George Hrab – Awesome podcaster of Geologic Podcast fame . @GeorgeHrab
- Dr Steven Novella – host and producer of The Skeptics Guide to the Universe. @SkepticsGuide
- Jon Ronson – Writer of The Men Who Stare At Goats and many other well known novels, and documentary film producer. @jonronson
- Michael Marshall – Blogger, podcaster and Merseyside Skeptic, “Marsh” is well known from Strange Quarks, Skeptics With a K and Righteous Indignation. @MrMMarsh
QED has been and gone, so we’re taking a week off to recover. But rather than leave you totally empty handed, we decided to put out this short interview from BBC Radio Five, featuring Marsh and a homeopath. We’ll see you for a full episode next time!
This Monday will see a very special recording of our Skeptics with a K podcast. For the first, and perhaps only time in the show’s history, we will be streaming the recording session live over the Internet.
Skeptics with a K Live is being sponsored by the QED conference (get your tickets now) who will be providing technical support on the day. Listeners will be able to hear the raw, uncut recording – as it happens – including all the grossly offensive off-colour humour which usually gets cut for reasons of taste and decency.
Not only that, you will be able to interact with the show via twitter. During the show we will be monitoring the #qedcon hashtag, so when Marsh says something outrageous about palladium you can put him right on the spot.
The show starts at 6:45pm on Monday, December 13 – at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/skeptics-with-a-k
Back in July, the 10:23 campaign were invited to work on a project with the BBC, as part of a wider documentary on homeopathy. The project involved ‘QED Vodka’ – a new, fictional, homeopathically-prepared vodka-based lifestyle drink.
Unfortunately, given the willingness of homeopaths involved in the documentary to admit to practices which were dangerous and unethical, the piece was dropped. However, all was not lost, and the footage was retrieved and edited – and ahead of an announcement this week of the 10:23 Campaign’s plans for 2011 it’s been released for your viewing pleasure.
The name of the vodka is, of course, taken from the ‘QED conference‘ – the 2 day science extravaganza which will feature as a centrepiece the 10:23 Campaign’s next major protest, details of which will be formally announced on Wednesday. Tickets are still available, and it’s not to be missed.