From Vancouver, it’s Radio Freethinker on CiTR 101.9 FM. This week’s items include the Andrew Wakefield/BMJ fallout, news that political views may be hard wired, RFID credit card theft, and a discussion on the appropriateness and effectiveness of corporal punishment.
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And tune in to CBC Marketplace this Friday at 8pm – look for CFI Vancouver in an episode on homeopathy!
Remember, Radio Freethinker broadcasts live on Tuesdays at 3:30 pm. You can subscribe to the show’s RSS feed here, and follow them on Facebook, too. And of course, follow their blog for more detail on the topics they cover.
Skeptically Speaking is a weekly show on CJSR 88.5 FM, based at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Last week‘s show was a repeat, due to technical problems. But it’s an excellent repeat, if you missed it the first time. It’s an interview with Barry Schwartz, psychologist and author. He contends that, although you may think you want more options, having myriad alternatives is actually making you miserable. The show also features the erudite Daniel Loxton, author and illustrator of Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be, and editor of Junior Skeptic magazine. He’ll share his take on what being a skeptic really means.
This week’s show is pre-recorded, and will look at the intersection between science and the creative arts. Desiree will speak with Lauren Redniss, author and illustrator of Radioactive, a visual narrative about the work, life and love of Marie and Pierre Curie. Art historian Jenna Marie Griffith will join to describe the historical influence of science on the visual arts. And also on the show will be Glendon Mellow, painter, illustrator, and author of the blog The Flying Trilobite, to discuss the tension between creativity and scientific accuracy.
The Conspiracy Skeptic
Wrapping up the week it’s the Conspiracy Skeptic with host Karl Mamer. The Ancient Aliens episode is a discussion of the History Channel’s program of the same name. Is this important knowledge being suppressed by an intricate conspiracy?
That’s this week’s wrap up of skeptical thinking and science advocacy.