Episode 61 – Behind the Skepticism

And we’re back! Did you miss us?

In this episode we talk academia, abortion (because that’s in the news again), missions to mars, water and the charging for it.. and at the end the proper way to say goodbye.

Down but not out… yet!

Our regular listeners have probably noticed by now that myself and Finn have been struggling to get our two podcasts a month out. It’ll come as no surprise to you all that this is largely due to our studies – Finn’s dissertation is due in early September and I am submitting a progress report on my first year of research late that month too.

With these deadlines and our sanity in mind, we have decided to take a short break from recording. We aim to get back behind the mic some time in September. We hope that you can bear with us and welcome back to the internets once we emerge from the other side (the skeptical gods willing, unscathed).

Thanks so much for listening to us for this long – talk to you guys in the Autumn!

Episode 59 – The Long Night of the Skeprechauns

Everyone loves a terrestrial isopoda and we muse over a visiting bee.
Finn tells you all about the Filter Bubble and leads us to talk about the Men’s Shed Movement. Of course we talk the events in the US and the internet reverberations, #YesAllWomen and friendzoning.

Very important announcement: the Girl Against Fluoride needs a superhero costume designed! Anybody want to design a nemesis for her?

Quick chat about the European Elections here and abroad. The pro-life promise gave us a list of people not to vote for. Knee-jerk reactions in general and perceptions.

Episode 58 – An ode to the Skeprechauns

Rebecca regails us with tales from QED (Colm’s round-up). That intro video with Paul Zenon, sex and drugs (video mentioned), luring people to skepticism with honey or vinegar, fine dining and Nate Phelps (video). We muse about the recent talk at Dublin Skeptics about love on the internet. How not to generate publicity for your Summit conference and the HEA response.

Representations of people of colour in art galleries and museums, a very cool Tumblr seeks to redress this. Link to the painting in National Gallery of Ireland mentioned, The Toy-seller and the “first” obese man. World history from the 3rd century from the Chinese perspective, different views of Irish history including the Jewish community in Ireland, and the proposed expansion of the museum.