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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.




#057 - Pseudoscience vs Justice with Kavin Senapathy

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

#055 - Is Race Even Real? With Guy P Harrison

What is race? Where did the concept of biological races come from, and does it make any logical or scientific sense? What does the history of human migration, invention, and conquest really teach us about the role of race in shaping human civilization? Why are racial stereotypes so powerful in society, and what can we do to effectively challenge racism? In this episode, we tackle these questions with special guest Guy P. Harrison, journalist and author of the 2010 book “Race and Reality:...

Duration: 01:10:03

#053 - Science of Doctor Who

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

#052 - Mister Kent Hovind

In this episode of Trolling with Logic, the crew takes a hard look at the magical world of young-earth creationism, as envisioned by everyone’s favorite creationist Kent Hovind. Before spending the last decade in federal prison for tax fraud and evasion, Hovind was a traveling evangelist preaching creationism and attacking evolution, armed with wacky strawmen. There’s no shortage of weird and wonderful nonsense to unravel on this fascinating tour through the mind of a creationist: An Earth...

Duration: 00:59:57

#051 - Prometheus Review

In this episode, the Trolling with Logic crew reviews the 2012 sci-fi travesty “Prometheus,” aka “Erich von Däniken’s Wet Dream.” It’s the prequel to the classic sci-fi horror “Alien” franchise, but this time it’s not a wonderful Lovecraftian tale of blood, terror, entropy, and female empowerment. Instead, “Prometheus” is about an over-expository, scientifically-illiterate mess of a movie that features a spaceship full of god-botherers who don’t understand how carbon-dating works and a...

Duration: 00:47:13

#049 - Capricorn One Review

In this episode of Trolling with Logic, the team learns that the only thing better than blasting off for Mars is a high-stakes helicopter chase in a desert on Earth. Nathan, Cal, and Jenn review the 1977 action thriller “Capricorn One,” the story of three astronauts who are unwittingly recruited to participate in a government conspiracy to fake a Mars landing and who must run for their lives from government mercenaries when they refuse to play along with the ruse. It’s also the story of an...

Duration: 00:57:01

#047 - Cambrian Geology with Fred Bowyer

Be prepared, this episode of Trolling with Logic is very science-heavy. But that’s why we love it. Nathan, Cal, and Jenna are joined by none other than Jenna’s brother Fred Bowyer! Fred Bowyer studies at The University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences, where he is working in a PhD program specializing in the geochemistry of the Ediacaran Period — the period lasting from about 635 to 542 million years ago — which preceded the famous Cambrian Period. Fred provides us with an overview of...

Duration: 01:04:03

#046 - Network Review

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

#045 - Christine (2016) Review

Content Warning: In this episode there are lengthy discussions about suicide, mental illness and specifically, depression. In this episode we review the 2016 movie “Christine” and the issues arising from the film. Christine is a biographical look at the life and tragic suicide of the news reporter, Christine Chubbuck. Christine infamously shot herself live on air in 1974. Film synopsis “In Sarasota, Fla., circa 1974, an ambitious, 29-year-old reporter is relentlessly motivated to...

Duration: 01:10:27

#044 - Treknology with Ethan Siegel

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

#043 - Beware the Slenderman

In May 2014, two 12 year-old girls lured another girl their age into the woods in the town of Waukesha, Wisconsin. Their victim was stabbed multiple times but narrowly survived. What drove these two young girls to commit such an act? They were inspired by the fictional online Creepypasta character known as Slenderman, a very tall, thin, faceless, humanoid figure with tentacles. In another TwL movie review, Nathan, Cal, and Lundi discuss the chilling HBO documentary “Beware the Slenderman,”...

Duration: 01:14:48

#042 - Comics and Science with Miles Greb

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

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

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

#039 - Satanism with Magister Bill M

About the church of satan “Founded on April 30, 1966 c.e. by Anton Szandor LaVey, we are the first above-ground organization in history openly dedicated to the acceptance of Man’s true nature—that of a carnal beast, living in a cosmos that is indifferent to our existence. To us, Satan is the symbol that best suits the nature of we who are carnal by birth—people who feel no battles raging between our thoughts and feelings, we who do not embrace the concept of a soul imprisoned in a body. He...

Duration: 01:10:02

#038 Dental Quackery with Grant Rtchey

Opening quote from “Dr. Strangelove” (Columbia Pictures, 1964) Follow Grant on Twitter: PRISM Podcast: Grant Ritchey, Jr.’s writings on Science-Based Medicine:… Grant Ritchey, Jr. on The League of Nerds podcast:… Like the show? Support us on patreon :- As always, many thanks to our patrons. Your support...

Duration: 01:02:52

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

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

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

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