Meet The Skeptics!
MTS: Meet Brian Keith Dalton (Mr. Deity)

Brian Keith Dalton is far better known as Mr. Deity, regularly depicting his own take on the stories and circumstances depicted throughout the bible in a humorous web series that has become a "must see" for anyone serious about biblical criticism. While the series itself tends not to shine a very favorable light on the stories from scripture, it has ironically been embraced even by many within the Christian community as a great starting point for discussion. During our interview we talked about his past, living in a mixed marriage (religious vs. non), the many wives of Joseph Smith, and much more.

Brian is an "Forman" (Former Morman) who now splits his time between producing new Mr. Deity episodes and public speaking engagements. You can check out his stuff on the web at any of the links below, or even watch the very first episode of Mr. Deity right here.

Facebook: Mr. Deity FB Page

YouTube Channel: Mister Deity on YouTube

Mr. Deity Website

Twitter: @MrDeity


Direct download: Meet_Brian_Dalton.m4a
Category:Science and Skepticism -- posted at: 9:39am EST

MTS: Meet Derek Bartholomaus

Derek Bartholomaus is best known as the creator and publisher of the Jenny McCarthy Body Count website. Since 2007 he has been compiling statistics to demonstrate that the anti-vaccine movement in the United States (with its figurehead Jenny McCarthy) has had a solid, measurable, negative impact in the form of an ever increasing number of preventable deaths and illnesses.

In addition to the JMBC website, Derek also has a website devoted to the Billy Meier UFO Case and another as a fun lure for unsuspecting, self deluded psychics. In our interview we spoke about these sites, his activities with the IIG, and much more.

You can follow Derek on Twitter at: @derekcbart

Websites:

www.BillyMeierUFOCase.com

www.JennyMcCarthyBodyCount.com

www.Psychic-Union.org


Direct download: Meet_Derek_Bartolomaus.m4a
Category:Science and Skepticism -- posted at: 12:00am EST

MTS: Meet Jeff Wagg

Jeff Wagg has been a recognizable name in the Skeptics community for quite some time. He worked at the JREF for several years, managing the Million Dollar Prize. He started and ran a website; IndieSkeptics.com before handing it over to Andrew Gould.

Most currently, Jeff runs a travel business known as Skeptours. While I haven't yet had the chance to attend one of these tours, I can tell you that any self respecting skeptic with an excess of cash and a spirit of adventure should absolutely check it out. Skeptical, science minded vacations head to such places as The Bermuda Triangle, The Galapagos Islands, Alaska, and the Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan.

Follow Jeff on Twitter at @JeffWagg.

Direct download: Meet_Jeff_Wagg.m4a
Category:Science and Skepticism -- posted at: 12:00am EST

MTS: Meet Sharon Hill

I'm really not quite sure how Sharon Hill handles all her different projects. She blogs on a whole bunch of different sites, investigates the (paranormal) investigators, and somehow holds down a day job as a Hydrogeologist (boy, I hope I spelled that correctly).

We talked about all that stuff, her "coming of age" as a Skeptic, interests in cryptozoology, and her Masters Degree program with the Center for Inquiry.

You can check out Sharon at any of the following:

I Doubt It 

Skeptoid

SheThought

Who Forted?

Spook Spot

Twitter: @IDoubtIt


Direct download: Meet_Sharon_Hill.m4a
Category:Science and Skepticism -- posted at: 6:39pm EST

MTS: Meet Maria Walters (Masala Skeptic)

Maria Walters is about as well travelled as they come, having lived in India, Hong Kong & Trinidad, but currently calls Atlanta "home." Also known as Masala Skeptic, Maria is a blogger for Skepchick and the first (but hopefully not the last!) Skepchick we've had on the show.

Maria and I talked about her involvement in Atlanta Skeptics, Skepchick, her support and work at spreading the importance of immunizations, life in various foreign countries, her "elevator pitch" for Skepticism, and much more. 

Check out some of Maria's writings at: http://skepchick.org/author/ottle/

OR follow her on Twitter: @masalaskeptic

Direct download: Meet_Maria_Walters.m4a
Category:Science and Skepticism -- posted at: 7:38pm EST

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