This episode features Slovenian skeptics Maja, Nejc and Mark who run the monthly Ljubljana Skeptics in the Pub and the website skeptik.si.
With this week’s episode we bring you Sharon Hill’s new book ‘Scientifical Americans’ and give you more information on Radio CICAP, the new podcast out there for Italian speaking listeners.
You can also find that Skeptics in the Pub started 19 years ago and Poland now has a so-called ‘Holocaust bill’, surpressing open discussion about sensitive topics, Michael Marshall and Prof. Chris French writing about Facilitated communication on The Guardian, and you can also find out that there might be a cure for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections that medicine has struggled with lately, in the form of a herbal treatment. You’ll hear about the measles situation in the UK, a group of MMS proponents deleted on Facebook and why banning burkas is a terrible idea.
Lots of news this week, the Devil’s Footprints Legend and a new take on the Backfire Effect. Plus as usual a priest has been Really Wrong
This week we bring you some good news about Britt Hermes’ crowd funding campaign run by the Australian Skeptics, a bit of an update on LSD and what a good trip is then move on to news from Hungary, Sweden, the Ukraine, Spain and Germany with a food supplement producer being fined for false advertisement, a major anti-vaxxer and flat-earther being prosecuted for letting his own child die, measles spreading wildly both in Sweden and in the Ukraine, the launch of a project called “Science in the Parliament” in Spain, the latest issue of Escepticos out now and the first major article on the website of the German Homeopathy Information Network (run by Natalie Grams) released in English.
Well, the Pope has also become a record holder with getting our Really Wrong prize for the third time…
This week we bring you an interview with Britt Marie Hermes and Eran Segev regarding the lawsuit against Britt Marie. Britt Marie has been taken to court in Germany by US-based naturopath ‘Dr’ Colleen Huber, claiming that Britt has defamed her. This concerns statements Britt Marie made in a blog, in which she was critical of the medical and fundraising practices of the Naturopathic Cancer Society and the Nature Works Best Cancer Clinic (Huber is associated with both).
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Intro; Interview; Fundraiser promo; Farewell; Outro; Out-takes