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We have a roundtable style talk show that we discuss topics of the day from a critical thinking point of view. We have 15 episodes at this point.

We have a roundtable style talk show that we discuss topics of the day from a critical thinking point of view. We have 15 episodes at this point.
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We have a roundtable style talk show that we discuss topics of the day from a critical thinking point of view. We have 15 episodes at this point.

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English

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717-319-8635


Episodes

44: Shedding an old skin

7/15/2018
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Sharon and Torkel discuss following recent news stories: The Thai cave rescue was a success for science and engineering. For more go to https://spookygeology.com/thirteen-trapped-in-thailand-flooded-cave/ Polish police are searching for the answer to how a 5-meter long python snake skin ended up along a river in Poland. http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/polen-sucht-den-tigerpython-an-der-weichsel-a-1217883.html https://polandinenglish.info/38026989/writhing-terror-the-hunt-continues It sounds...

Duration:01:09:03

43: Don't be a bogan - Australia exists

7/1/2018
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This episode, Sharon has returned from trip to Australia. She and Torkel discuss what it’s like there. News items include a discussion of why some maladjusted folks think Australia doesn’t even exist. Nearby in Tasmania, a few people hold out hope that the Thylacine still exists. Meanwhile, back in the U.S., a media-hyped Montana mystery manimal is not so monstrous, Las Vegas news gives credence to a ridiculous story about a “time warp” anomaly supposedly discovered by an adamant guy with...

Duration:01:02:27

42: What the hell is that? Scientists not actually baffled.

6/3/2018
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Sharon and Torkel discuss some of the latest weird news stories including updates on the Hawaiian volcanic eruptions, families suing Alex Jones, a new claim of sonic attack in China, mysterious booms in Pennsylvania and superstition preventing treatment of victims of Ebola in Africa. The second half of the episode is an array of news events relating to cryptozoology - a two-headed carp, a new scientific expedition to collect DNA from Loch Ness, a mystery whale carcass misidentified as a...

Duration:01:08:13

Earwitness Testimony

5/20/2018
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Sharon and Torkel cover the mystery of the Salish Sea feet washing up on shore, invoking the goddess Pele in stopping lava flows in Hawaii, the non-debate about all dinosaurs being aquatic, and why you hear either Yanny or Laurel. Mystery feet https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/05/13/a-14th-human-foot-this-one-in-a-hiking-boot-washes-ashore-in-canada/ New DB Cooper story...

Duration:00:48:50

40: In Search of… credible paranormal popular media

5/6/2018
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In this episode, we feature an interview with Dr. Jeb Card covering various topics: Art Bell and paranormal culture; Megan Fox gets a TV show to re-examine history; and, when and how can we get factual but entertaining video media about weird stuff. Extras to check out: Daria O’Briain: Everyone’s opinion is equally valid? My arse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDYba0m6ztE News stories: Purple beams http://www.ibtimes.sg/purple-beam-ufos-phoenix-skies-spark-speculation-nibiru-26017...

Duration:01:33:55

39: Tabloids and Tropes

4/22/2018
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Why is January lasting until Mid-April? https://www.simplemost.com/weathermans-rant-about-cold-april-weather-viral/ https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/2018-04-16-record-cold-snow-first-half-april A raccoon is not a tiger https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Tiger-Manhattan-Raccoon-479512193.html Sandy Hook parents sue Alex Jones https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/17/603223968/sandy-hook-parents-sue-conspiracy-theorist-alex-jones-over-claim-shooting-was-fa Viral Monster...

Duration:01:02:01

38: The Danger Is Overblown

4/8/2018
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Mad Mike’s Rocket launch https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/03/25/an-amateur-rocket-maker-finally-launched-himself-off-earth-now-to-prove-its-flat/?utm_term=.15c860b9d5f5 Atacama blow up https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/28/science/atacama-mummy-chile.html https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/03/dna-proves-alien-is-actually-a-girl-so-who-was-she/556625/ Dinosaur footprints found in Skye, Scotland...

Duration:01:04:32

37: STEVE is Octarine

3/25/2018
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News Updates: Bigfoot lawsuit dismissed. https://www.sbsun.com/2018/03/20/california-womans-bigfoot-is-real-lawsuit-has-been-dismissed-for-now/ Videos from TTS not released by DOD and no records exist. http://www.theblackvault.com/casefiles/to-the-stars-academy-of-arts-science-tom-delonge-and-the-secret-dod-ufo-research-program/# http://badufos.blogspot.com/2018/03/to-stars-releases-another-video-and.html Alien mummies mix of looted body parts....

Duration:01:05:58

35: That's not how this works

2/25/2018
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Topics covered in this episode's news chat: Cuban diplomat medical study https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2673168 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2673164 https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/its-catching/201802/major-new-study-sonic-attack-is-alarmingly-inaccurate Windsor hum https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/19/world/canada/windsor-hum.html http://doubtfulnews.com/2014/05/windsor-hum-is-coming-from-zug-island-michigan-says-canadian-report/ Mysterious wind...

Duration:01:00:34

34: Credible vs the Un-credible

2/11/2018
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Fulshear Fish Fall: Interview with Paul Cropper Head to this facebook page to see the pictures and details https://www.facebook.com/groups/GroupOfFort/permalink/1833776086654219/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/GroupOfFort/permalink/1852644884767339/ Shower rat isn’t a rat or taking a shower http://www.newsweek.com/viral-shower-rat-video-not-what-we-think-starters-its-not-rat-794526 https://gizmodo.com/the-shower-rat-is-very-obviously-not-cleaning-itself-1822508231 Real pacarana...

Duration:01:02:36

32: WeirdShitology with Jeb Card

1/14/2018
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Interview with Jeb Card (Archaeological Fantasies podcast) on the US secret UFO investigation program and how it reveals a deeper connection to consciousness and a paranormal unifying theory. Links No sonic weapon: https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2018/01/09/576866154/what-harmed-u-s-diplomats-in-cuba-the-mystery-continues https://apnews.com/37deffe6a9ad408abc5a1a0277056d90/Tillerson-tells-AP-Cuba-still-risky;-FBI-doubts-sonic-attack Pentagon UFO program:...

Duration:01:31:45

31: Put some feathers on those dinosaurs

12/17/2017
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We have an update on two previous stories then we have a bit of a theme going regarding new fossil finds and the distinction between dinosaurs and birds and report on thylacine DNA and the Pope's personification of Satan ideas. See full show notes and comment at DoubtfulNews.com Buy Sharon's book "Scientifical Americans" in paperback or on Kindle.

Duration:01:09:15

30: Bear with us, Yeti again

12/3/2017
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This episode revisits the Bigfoot naming circus and discusses the latest news on the identity of the Yeti. Flat earth testing is delayed and pointless, nonetheless. We also discuss "scientism" and how the real news gets corrupted under the barrage of crazy tweets.

Duration:01:01:18

27: It's not right, it's surrealism

10/22/2017
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Jumping right into news of the same silly TV schtick being sold to audiences, what paranormal beliefs are popular with Americans today, two former rock stars now exist at the fringes, and DNA test failed a psychic who thought she was the offspring of a famous painter. Caution: Some people might find the sounds a bit annoying... maybe brain damaging.

Duration:01:00:34

25: A Spray a Day Keeps Monsters Away

9/24/2017
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We update you on some news stories and kick around the credibility factor of some new news like the latest failed "end of the world" prediction, the Hurricane Harvey mystery creature, and the "Viking Warrior Woman" DNA results. But we are truly mist-ified by these new sprays that say they do extraordinary things. We conclude with an exclusive chat between Sharon, Jeb Card, and Blake Smith about what we observed at CryptidCon 2017. Check out full show notes at doubtfulnews.com

Duration:01:27:13

22: We’re not saying they made this stuff up but…

8/13/2017
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There are a whole lot of shenanigans to call out on this episode. We have a special commentary by Jeb Card about the spooky stuff in association with Hopkinsville, Kentucky and the upcoming eclipse. Listen to get a primer for what might be popular in the media from now until then. Torkel and I discuss an update of the Seth Rich story (a Fox News manufactroversy), a fatal attempt to find a buried treasure of dubious origin, a tactic to discredit skeptics on Facebook, the framing and filming...

Duration:01:01:33

20: A Mummy Bundle of BS

7/2/2017
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Special Guest - Dr. Jeb Card News chat: 70th anniversary of Kenneth Arnold flying saucers Anonymous alien life announcement GOOPy healing stickers debunked by NASA Bullet in a Bible stories feed mistaken belief about stopping bullets Peruvian Alien Mummy hoax Full show notes available at http://doubtfulnews.com/2017/07/15-credibility-street-20-a-mummy-bundle-of-bs Music by CherryTeresa.com

Duration:01:09:34

19: Leaping to doubtful conclusions

6/18/2017
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News items discussed this week: T. Rex is not a big feathered turkey, but… here’s a lesson in bad science writing. Was there an ape swinging through the trees in La Crescenta, California? Why do people jump to extreme conclusions from so little evidence? Three new Spooky Geology posts are up: the London Hammer, dead dinosaur stew, and lakes that exhale death. Check out SpookyGeology.com The harasser and attacker in Portland was a white supremacist. What did he mean by Hail, Vineland? In...

Duration:00:54:59

18: Crystal Clear Consideration of Claims

6/4/2017
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News items discussed this week: Crystal healing at Edith Cowan Uni in Australia Electrosensitivity UK makes doubtful claims. Conspiracy claims blossomed in the media regarding the death of Seth Rich. Featured discussion: Critical thinking education with special guest Brian Dunning of Skeptoid.com. Brian talks about his new movie, Principles of Curiosity and the Three C's to follow. See entire show notes and extras at http://doubtfulnews.com/2017/06/crystal-clear-consideration-of-claims/...

Duration:01:02:22

Episode 10: Mind the Gap

2/11/2017
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Host: Sharon Hill With: Howard & Torkel Editor: Torkel Various and Sundry: Hans Rosling - In Memoriam CNN - help wanted to tackle fake news Sharon’s New Site: “Spooky Geology” Doubtful News status Group Discussion: “Beware The Slenderman” -Documentary Film Doubtful News Episode Blog Post: http://doubtfulnews.com/2017/02/15-credibility-st-10-minding-the-gap/ 15 Credibility Street is a production of Doubtful News www.DoubtfulNews.com www.SkepReview.com

Duration:00:59:07