Meet The Skeptics!

I was really excited to sit down with Dr. Offit at NECSS 2014. I've heard so much about him over the years and was glad to have a chance to meet the man in person and record our conversation. I hope you enjoy it too!

Check out Dr. Offit's website at: www.Paul-Offit.com

Follow him on Twitter: @DrPaulOffit

And here's Dr. Offit on the Colbert Report.

Direct download: Meet_Paul_Offit.mp3
Category:Science and Skepticism -- posted at: 2:30 PM

Today's guest is Physicist, TV Host, Activist, Presenter and all around Inspiration, Dr. Deborah Berebichez. 

Twitter: @Debbiebere

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thesciencebabe/videos

Below is a talk that Deborah gave at NECSS 2013. 

Direct download: Meet_Deborah_Berebichez.mp3
Category:Science and Skepticism -- posted at: 1:05 PM

At NECSS 2014, I had the chance to sit down and talk with some amazing people, not the least of whom was Elise Andrew, creator of the "I Fucking Love Science" Facebook page and Website. Her page splashed onto the internet with an impact that nobody could have ever imagined.

I was thrilled to sit down with Elise to learn the story behind all the excitement!

Direct download: Meet_Elise_Andrew.mp3
Category:Science and Skepticism -- posted at: 1:52 PM

Also known as the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society, Bryan Bonner and Matthew Baxter have broken the mold of what paranormal research is all about. From talking to kids at schools and libraries to finding more earthly explanations for strange phenomena, these two have been appying rationality to a normally irrational field for the past 15 years. 

Leran more about Bryan and Baxter at their website: www.BryanandBaxter.com

 

Direct download: Meet_Bryan_and_Baxter.mp3
Category:Science and Skepticism -- posted at: 5:15 PM

One of the things I love about conferences like TAM and NECSS is the sheer variety of fascinating people I have the opportunity to meet. At TAM 2013, an Australian friend came up to me to ask if I'd ever interviewed Leo Igwe. I had to confess that I wasn't familiar with who Leo was. After she explained, I knew I had to get him on my show.

Leo is an incredibly personable, nice man. I enjoyed getting to know him and I'm sure you will too.

 

Direct download: Meet_Leo_Igwe.mp3
Category:Science and Skepticism -- posted at: 5:48 PM

Heather Henderson is the co-host of Ardent Atheist and Skeptically Yours podcasts. During TAM 2013 in Las Vegas, she took a few minutes to sit down with me and tell me her life story! This was special because she was literally on the move through the entire conference, taping episodes of her own shows, performing as a part of Penn Jillette's No God Band, and just mingling with us mortals. I was surprised that she stayed awake through the whole interview but I definitely enjoyed getting to know her better. I hope you do too.

Follow Heather on Twitter: @HeatherHenderso

OR Check her out in the video below!

Direct download: Meet_Heather_Henderson.m4a
Category:Science and Skepticism -- posted at: 1:00 PM

Matt Donnelly co-hosts Penn's Sunday School, a weekly podcast along with Penn Jillette and Michael Goudeau.

Matt and I got a chance to talk about his life, how he became a part of Penn's Sunday School and the mysterious line of text that was deleted from a life-changing email before it was sent...

Follow Matt on Twitter: @SweetMattyD

And check out this video of Matt joining with Penn and Goudeau back before he was an official member of the cast!

Direct download: Meet_Matt_Donnelly.mp3
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I had a great time chatting with Jim Underdown at TAM 2013 in Las Vegas last summer. WOW! Talk about someone with a colerful past...

At one point, we talked about Jim's experiences wrestling a live bear. Seriously. While I unfortunately could not find video of that event, I did find video of an equally frustrating match as seen below.

You can find Jim at the IIG West Website: http://www.iigwest.com/ or the CFI West Website: http://www.cfiwest.org/

Direct download: Meet_Jim_Underdown.mp3
Category:Science and Skepticism -- posted at: 3:40 PM

I had the pleasure of meeting and spending some time with Todd Robbins at TAM 2013. I had first seen him when he performed the Emcee duties at NECSS 2011 and again at a Monday Night Magic show in New York city in 2013, but we hadn't yet met in person. I was very pleased that he was more than happy to sit down and chat for almost an hour as I let my recorder run!

You can learn much more about Todd by watching his movie American Carny, or just by checking out his website at www.ToddRobbins.com. Make sure to follow him on Twitter too! @ToddRobbins

Later in the conference, I got to see Todd perform a portion of his live show as the headliner during the "Magic, Mayhem and Mentalism" Show. My 12 year old son spent most of the show with his eyes squeezed shut and his face buried in his hands. Just watch the short video clip below to understand why.

Direct download: Meet_Todd_Robbins.mp3
Category:Science and Skepticism -- posted at: 5:07 PM

Mathematics is often referred to as the Queen of Sciences, and for good reason. There is very little room for debate within Mathematics community as to whether or not a specific answer is correct or not. If the mathematics are sound, the answer will be correct. It's a refuge that most of us only wish was available in other aspects of our lives.

Even so, the answers that Mathematics provides are very often extremely counterintuitive, which give this specific discipline the wonderful characteristic of being able to change minds far more often than other areas of science. John Allen Paulos has spent a portion of his career pointing out how a better understanding of Mathematics can change the way we think for the better.

Find Books by John Allen Paulos

Follow John on Twitter - @JohnAllenPaulos

Direct download: Meet_John_Allen_Paulos.mp3
Category:Science and Skepticism -- posted at: 8:16 PM

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