Canada Speaks: This Week in Skepticism

The Face on Mars...or is it?

It’s time for the weekly roundup of Canadian skeptical podcasts.

Conspiracy Skeptic

Guest Stuart Robbins joins host Karl Mamer to talk about Richard C. Hoagland, the face on Mars, and other NASA conspiracies. Download the episode here.

The Reality Check

In this week’s episode: Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare? Elan looks at the relationship between money and happiness. And Adam looks at claims that dust mites can double the mass of your mattress. Download this weeks’ show here.

Radio Freethinker

Radio Freethinker’s episode #91 is up, and you can download it here. In this episode: A Canadian Archbishop faces child molestation charges; “Fox News North” gets the green light; A father loses custody of his children for being a non-believer; and the relationship between stress and maternal infanticide. There’s also an interview with Jennifer McCreight, author of the blog Blag Hag, discussing women and skepticism.
Radio Freethinker broadcasts live on Tuesdays on CiTR 101.9 FM at 3:30 pm Pacific time. You can subscribe to the show’s RSS feed here, and follow them on Facebook, too.

Skeptically Speaking

Last week Desiree spoke with Jennifer Ouellette, author of The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse. Speaking Up featured an excellent interview with the impressive hip-hop science advocate Baba Brinkman about his new project, The Rap Guide to Human Nature.

On Friday night, science writer Brian Switek will be on the show to discuss his new book Written in Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature. They will take a detailed look at the fossil evidence, to learn about the evolution of life on Earth, and our evolving understanding of how the process works. And on Speaking Up,  palaeozoologist Darren Naish discusses the Science of Godzilla, his look at the hypothetical biology, anatomy and physics of the famous movie monster.

Until next week!

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