This Is Rad!

This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie sit down with comedian Luke Jensen (from the "What Did We Learn?" podcast) to discuss scientific skepticismā€¦ or do they? Luke talks about growing up Lutheran and how becoming a skeptic led to his current path in comedy. They discuss the importance of having a skeptical mind and debunking falsities through science, as learned from the Amazing James Randiā€¦ as well as the insufferable nature of skeptics. Other topics include the dangers of confirmation bias, body image (because tangents), and Matt reminisces about once "helping" his friend with a jellyfish sting at the beach.

Weekly Rads: How sanitary is it to wash a handkerchief?, The Cadillac Tramps, Yogurtland's new fruit purees

Raddendums: The Amazing James Randi, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Adam Ruins Everything, Harry Houdini, Uri Geller, An Honest Liar, Skepticon, The Amazing Meeting, The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe, Michio Kaku, Penn Jillette, Skeptic magazine, Carl Sagan's "The Demon-Haunted World," James Randi's "Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions"

Direct download: 138_Scientific_Skepticism_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
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