It’s time for your dose of Canadian skeptical radio and podcasting.
Last week Desiree spoke with Brian Switek where they discussed his book Written in Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature. They looked at how the fossil evidence helps our understanding of life on Earth. On Speaking Up, paleozoologist Darren Naish discussed the Science of Godzilla, his look at the hypothetical biology, anatomy and physics of the famous movie monster. Download Skeptically Speaking here.
This Friday’s discussion is pulled right out of the headlines. Medical physicist Dr. Marc MacKenzie is back to talk about the scanning equipment that’s causing a stir at U.S. airports. How do these machines actually work, and is their radiation dangerous for frequent fliers? And Dr. Brian Goldman, the host of CBC’s “White Coat, Black Art” will be on the show to discuss Dr. Paolo Zamboni’s Liberation Therapy, a treatment that is claimed to drastically reduce the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. It sounds like a great show.
- Did the FBI successfully thwart its own terrorist plot?
- What are the laws regarding polygamy in Canada?
- What are some horrible gifts for skeptics? What are some good ones? (You might also consider a book from this list)
The Reality Check
In this week’s episode, Adam looks at the mystery of number stations. Jon interview Canadian Bart Farks about the JREF, the million dollar challenge, and the Starcraft strategy guide. Finally, Elan looks skeptically at high heeled shoes.
Bonus Quasi-Canadian Content
The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe needs no introduction to this crowd. This week’s episode was recorded in Vancouver, and their entire Canadian visit was supported by CFI Vancouver and probably wouldn’t have taken place without Skeptic North supporter Fred Bremmer.
Until next week!