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.