Spunout.ie (general life advice for 16-25 year olds) is it today’s Just 17?
Irish government wants working mothers using expensive childcare to quit their jobs.
Dublin Skeptics events coming up on Neil Denny on 6th April and Richard Saunders on 10th April. The Lacks family are not consulted about the use of HeLa… again!
Atheist shoes, yes we said atheist shoes. The first tablet for women, oh yes, it is fail-ful.
Commodore 64 Trivial Pursuit (video) – good times! Two-headed shark, oh yes.
New pope anyone, a small amount of papal apologetics (just a little bit).
Check out Rebecca on InKredulous Episode 19 and 19.5! And finally some reasons as to why we disappeared for most of March.
Now we are going to engage in a little shameless self promotion.
Last year myself and Finn very much enjoyed the Saturday evening entertainments at QEDcon, including the first ever “Ockhams” or Skeptic Awards. As The Skeprechauns was not long in to it’s revival we didn’t entertain the idea of being mentioned at all but this year is a different barrel of skeptical fish!
If you enjoy our podcast and think it deserves a nomination or a vote, please head to the Skeptic website (http://www.skeptic.org.uk/) and pop us into the Best Podcast catagory. Nominations close on 15th February 2013.
We will be both there in person if anyone is coming along in April – we look forward to seeing you there!
Another book about Padre Pio, and Irish people putting stickers of him on their cars.
Some fantastic photos of Knock, none of Knock Rock though! with a side discussion on the mechanics of crucifixion.
We now know our galaxy tastes of raspberries (and smells like rum).
Follow the Sarcastic Rover and Chris Hadfield on the twitters!
Gamma ray bursts hitting earth in the 8th century.
That horse meat scandal and that drink driving one too, including the Irish Examiner article and how one of nicest men is Irish media hung up on him. The Dan Carlin podcasts come highly recommended from Rebecca. Ireland to start exporting wind generated power to the UK. Fantastic article about Bad PR and Marsh’s Blog and Twitter.
New Be Reasonable Podcast from the Merseyside Skeptics Society!
And did you notice our flawless segues?
NOT Episode 33 as Becca says. Bad Becca, no biscuit!
No joke title this time. Please heed the warning at the top of the show if you find any of the topics mentioned upsetting.
We tackle the unfolding news story of the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar. Here are a few links that we mentioned or where you can find more information: Campaign website Savita’s Laws. How the case is being portrayed in her home country. The document used to assert that Ireland is the 15th safest place to give birth, it is one of the safest place without abortion to give birth based on figures that are now getting a little old. Following on from that, how concern over Irish maternal deaths it not all predicated on this one case. A brief history of birth control and abortion, including references to it as an ancient practice. Some of David-Robert’s Grimes’ articles on these topics can be found here and here. And for “balance” the pro-life organisations referenced in the show, here and here.