It’s Thursday, and time for your weekly update of Canadian skeptical podcasts and radio shows.
Last week was Part 2 of a special on transhumanism featuring George Dvorsky, of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and science blogger Greg Fish. Speaking Up featured Joey Haban of newly-nerfed.net on the myths and misunderstandings about deaf culture Download the episode here.
This Friday, Desiree speaks with Karl Mamer, host of The Conspiracy Skeptic, a podcast that looks at the claims and evidence behind all those conspiracy theories we keep hearing about. Speaking up will feature geneticist Josh Witten on what irrational beliefs can teach us about evolutionary theory.
Listen to Skeptically Speaking live, this Friday, August 27, at 6pm MST.
- The Tamil ship – migrants or refugees?
- An albino girl was killed and beheaded in Africa for witchcraft
- The US Court injunction over stem cell use
The Reality Check
The Reality Check is hosted by Skeptic North contributor, and Ottawa Skeptics president, Jonathan Abrams. This week’s episode looks at WiFi, BPA, and a panicked Canadian press. (For a backgrounder on Ontario’s wifi wackiness, be sure to check out Steve Thoms’ post, and the fantastic follow-up). Other topics include supposed rise in the prevalence of allergies. And the old “Mars will be as big as the moon” myth is back – and it’s discussed by the group. Subscribe to The Reality Check on iTunes or via RSS.