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Weekly skeptical podcast, interviews to make you think. Fun, non linear movies reviews that can go way off topic.

Weekly skeptical podcast, interviews to make you think. Fun, non linear movies reviews that can go way off topic.
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Weekly skeptical podcast, interviews to make you think. Fun, non linear movies reviews that can go way off topic.

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English


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#060 - “Consumed” Movie Review

2/9/2018
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Consumed – Movie Review Are we too old for all this GMO shit? Microblogganism and Cal certainly aren’t as they look at the 2016 anti-gmo drama “Consumed”. Intended as an examination of concerns over GMO’s, the film instead plays like one woman’s descent into madness. Featuring “GMO cops” whose sole job it is to drive aggressively near people, a thinly veiled mega corporation called Monsanto Clonestra. Monsanto Clonestra is one evil, evil bunch of dudes lawsuits included!. Danny Glover...

Duration:01:00:27

#059 - Why People Reject Evidence, According to Matthew Facciani

2/1/2018
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Why People Reject Evidence, According to Matthew Facciani What are some of the social and psychological factors which lead people to reject evidence that conflicts with their worldview? Joining us to tackle this and related questions is Matthew Facciani. Currently working on a PhD in sociology at the University of South Carolina, Matthew is an activist, speaker, and writer who teaches psychological statistics at USC. He received his B.A. in Psychology at Westminster College. Before...

Duration:00:55:37

#057 - Pseudoscience vs Justice with Kavin Senapathy

1/12/2018
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What is the public not understanding about GM foods that creates the significant gap between scientists and the public in how each views biotechnology? What are the science and public-policy benefits of widespread use of biotechnology in food and medicine that naysayers are not accounting for? And in what ways does embracing science and calling out fear-based myths impact justice and democracy? Joining us as a special guest on this episode to discuss these questions is author, writer, and...

Duration:01:00:58

#053 - Science of Doctor Who

10/27/2017
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What can a reincarnating Time Lord who gallivants across time and space in a 1950s-era police box whilst battling evil robots and aliens teach us about real-world science? To answer this question, Nathan, Jenn, and Cal are joined by Simon Guerrier, a documentary filmmaker, science fiction writer, and Whovian, to discuss the ideas in his book “The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who,” co-authored with astronomer Marek Kukula. In what ways does the Doctor in his various incarnations exemplify...

Duration:01:07:32

#046 - Network Review

8/18/2017
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We’re mad as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore! In this episode Nathan, Cal and Jenn review Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 dark satire “Network,” the eerily-prophetic and highly prescient story of a down-and-out television news anchor named Howard Beale whose on-air descent into madness turns him into a populist icon that millions tune in to see. But when his pro-human spirit message runs afoul the agenda of the “corporate cosmology” of the infotainment industry, “the mad prophet of the...

Duration:01:00:48

#044 - Treknology with Ethan Siegel

8/4/2017
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Captain’s Log, Stardate 11708.05. The Trolling with Logic crew welcomes aboard Dr. Ethan Siegel, an astrophysicist with expertise in cosmological perturbations. He has reported on his journeys “Beyond the Galaxy” in his book carrying that title, published two years ago. We have invited him on board to brief us on his latest research endeavor, an upcoming book entitled “Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive.” The question we are trying to answer: Are the...

Duration:01:15:15

#042 - Comics and Science with Miles Greb

7/21/2017
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On this episode, Cal and Nathan speak with special guest Miles Greb, a Seattle-based comic writer, folk singer, and advocate for science, skepticism, and atheism. He has authored science-and-skepticism-based comics in the optimistic sci-fi tradition, including “After the Gold Rush,” a series of comics chronicling the adventures of a distant future in which a 16 year-old biologist who grew up on Saturn’s moon Titan returns to a sparsely-populated Earth to find she is the last scientist. We...

Duration:01:06:10

#041 - Fake News & Post Truth with Gleb Tsipursky

7/14/2017
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Are we living in a post-truth era? What is “fake news,” and what problems does it pose to critical thinkers and reason-oriented activists? What is the alternative to “alternative facts”? In this episode, we speak with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, a consultant, speaker, and author who specializes in behavioral science and the psychology of decision-making. Dr. Tsipursky is the President of the non-profit organization Intentional Insights, dedicated to advocating for truth and reason in politics. He...

Duration:01:11:03

#040 - Chris Waston the Podunk Polymath

7/7/2017
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Chris Watson is the host of the Podunk Polymath Podcast (or Triple Po for short), a podcast “dedicated to the sentiments of a secular, sarcastic, screwed up Southern SJW and skeptic.” He joins us on this episode to talk about his show, how secular humanism as a movement can grow and move in positive directions, why we need both “firebrands” and “diplomats” in the atheist/skeptical community, and shares a little about the historical figure who inspired his podcast, the 19th century social...

Duration:00:56:08

#038 Dental Quackery with Grant Rtchey

6/4/2017
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Opening quote from “Dr. Strangelove” (Columbia Pictures, 1964) Follow Grant on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SkepticalDDS PRISM Podcast: https://twitter.com/PrismPodcast Grant Ritchey, Jr.’s writings on Science-Based Medicine: https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/auth… Grant Ritchey, Jr. on The League of Nerds podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OOs1… Like the show? Support us on patreon :- http://www.patreon.com/trollingwithlogic As always, many thanks to our patrons. Your support...

Duration:01:02:52

#037 - Science-Based Investing, Skeptical Money, and Atheism with Phil Ferguson

5/19/2017
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In this episode we welcome back Big Lundi as our Co-host alongside super sexy Nathan. The team talk Economics and sceptical money with Phil Ferguson. Phil Ferguson has been an investment advisor representative since 1996 and is the president of Polaris Financial Planning LLC. Phil is also a long time activist in the secular movement. He has been on the board of The Secular Student Alliance and Atheist Alliance International. He is an active member of many of the national organizations...

Duration:01:29:16

#036 - The Biology of Religious Belief with John Wathey

5/6/2017
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We take a look at the possible Biological component of religious experience with Dr John C Wathey John C. Wathey is a computational biologist whose research interests include evolutionary algorithms, protein folding, and the biology of nervous systems. From 1991 to 1995, he was a senior applications scientist at Biosym Technologies (now named Biovia), a company that develops molecular modeling software for the pharmaceutical industry. In 1996, he founded his own business, Wathey Research,...

Duration:01:14:30

#035 - Alien Autopsy Review

4/22/2017
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In this episode Nathan, Jenn & Cal take a look at the infamous mid-90’s documentary “Alien Autopsy - Fact or Fiction”. Produced by Fox at the height of X-Files the influenced UFO/conspiracy craze and hosted by number one himself, AKA Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek Next Generation’s Will Riker). Alien Autopsy focuses on the alleged footage of the US Army performing an autopsy on an apparent alien being, whose body was extracted from the Roswell “UFO” Crash. This documentary whilst not in...

Duration:01:13:49

#034 - Vaxxed Vs Facts with Dr David Gorski

4/8/2017
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In this episode we take a look at the now infamous “Vaxxed” documentary directed by none other than Mr Andrew Wakefield. Special guest is Dr David Gorksi David H. Gorski is an American surgical oncologist, Professor of surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and a surgical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, specializing in breast cancer surgery. He is an outspoken skeptic. He is also a critic of alternative medicine and the anti-vaccination movement....

Duration:01:01:47

#033 - Rock it’s your decision

3/27/2017
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We review the infamous christian propaganda movie “Rock It’s Your Decision” with Buck from league of Nerds. Will our straight laced white christian male hero be able to resist the horror of rock music? Buck - https://twitter.com/ThatBuckGuy Music: Kiss “God Gave Rock and Roll to You” The team: Host: Nathan @thenatheist CoHosts: Jenn : @PhotoJennBo Cal: @ZuluCal Kitch: @BioInspiration Josh, Society for Advancement of...

Duration:01:12:34

#032 - Alien Contact, Buck and Other Curious Beasts

3/12/2017
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An improvised show with Buck from league of Nerds.

Duration:00:58:04

#030 - Life After Death with Matt O’Neil

2/10/2017
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NDE’s, OBE’s, how much does a soul weigh exactly? We look at what science says about life after death with special guest Matt O’Neill. Matthew O’Neil is an activist, theologian, and teacher. He has an MA in Theology from Saint Michael’s College and is a certified Humanist chaplain and celebrant. He is the author of “What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn’t) Say About Sex” and writes for the Danthropology blog through the Patheos network. He lives in Saint Albans, Vermont. Matt’s twitter:...

Duration:01:12:10

#029 - Mission to Mars with Astronaut Abby

1/27/2017
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We talk possible missions to mars in addition to general space travel topics with special guest Abby Harrison AKA Astronaut Abby. Abigail Harrison is a girl with a dream. She aspires to be a scientist and dreams of becoming a NASA astronaut. But it doesn’t stop there–she also dreams of becoming the first astronaut to Mars. With a dreams this big, it takes setting goals and working hard each day to make them a reality. She is one step closer, having completed a once-in-a-lifetime...

Duration:01:12:44