Skeptics with a K
Summary: Skeptics with a K is the podcast for science, reason and critical thinking from the Merseyside Skeptics Society. We are a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of scientific skepticism on Merseyside, around the UK and internationally.
Vaccination during pregnancy, science communication, and what happened in Las Vegas. Plus vertebrae, indirect language, matched controls, and the remake of Dynasty. Taking patients at their word, it's Skeptics with a K.
Measuring migraines, detox juices, deceiving patients, and the sodium-potassium pump. Plus fighting giraffes, denying the BRCA link, overselling research, and the latest news from QED. Remember to pick up your QED ticket right now, at qedcon.org.
Psychic telephone readings, magnetic sex toys, and cold Canadian eggs. Plus old fashioned cinemas, out-of-this-world orgasms, and Welsh baked goods. Bored of thrusting, it's Skeptics with a K.
Visceral Osteopathy Technique, sham surgery, forklift trucks, and human bagpipes. Plus car repair logic, connective tissue, and a twenty minute conversation about biscuits. Seriously. Twenty minutes. You're welcome. Get your ticket for QED 2017 now at qedcon.org.
The cancer industry, the latest on homeopathy, Big Pharma cash-cows, and role models. Plus Spider-Man, official graphs, Time Lords, and cracking gravel. Non-authoritative content from Skeptics with a K. You can take part in the consultation on NHS homeopathy prescriptions here: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/items-routinely-prescribed/consultation/intro/ Please do! And tell other people to, too!
Undermining science, rehabilitating sex offenders, and the weird power of the placebo effect. Plus floating floors, questioning archaeology, movie spoilers, and special guest Emma. If you need to skip our conversation on sex offenders, it finishes at 41:02.
Controlled demolitions, smart stickers, typical fires, and telomeres. Plus unicorn skin, wearable bollocks, fake gnus, and our local exclamations. In perfect frequency, it's Skeptics with a K.
In this special bumper episode of Skeptics with a K, we celebrate our 200th episode! Featuring crystal butt plugs, amethyst dildos, protesting racists, and learning to drive. Plus cleaning hotel rooms, water polo, electromagnetic radiation... dead cells, Yorkshire Pudding, and sausages. Sausages! Sausages.
Flip-flops, green pills, nail polish, and saline injections. Plus crystal infusions, boring lectures, gene expression, and medical students. Lacking in significance, it's Skeptics with a K. Sponsor our charity walk for MerseyAid Refugee Support at mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/merseyskeptics.
Melatonin, native advertising, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and priming biases. Plus rubber hands, cell signalling, confused voices, and destroying asteroids. Tasting the mediterranean with a fork, it's Skeptics with a K. Get your tickets for QED 2017 at qedcon.org.
Immunotherapy, cataract surgeons, Herceptin, and Henry Beecher. Plus Black Salve, transparent jeans, Death Ligands, and impersonating crickets. Using saline instead of morphine, it's Skeptics with a K.
NHS Homeopathy, hydrogen peroxide, the Charity Commission, and Vitamin C. Plus bad backs, flat rats, a visit to the mouth of Hell, and why Mike is wrong about the Placebo Effect. With seven wives, it's Skeptics with a K. For more information on the Charities Commission consultation, visit gov.uk.
Berlin, topical analgesics, psychic testing, and Breath of the Wild. Plus porn shoots, random numbers, marching for Europe, and a half drunk Alice. It's a brand new data blast from Skeptics with a K.
Travel sick dogs, inactive pacemakers, Samsung televisions, and depression. Plus ventricular outflow pressure, smart-device privacy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Siri. If you need to skip Alice's segment, it finishes at 50m 5s. For more information on the Charities Commission consultation, visit gov.uk/government/news/charity-regulator-consults-on-its-approach-to-organisations-promoting-complementary-and-alternative-medicines
Chocolate technology, Health Coaches, packing peanuts, and affiliates. Plus escape rooms, podcast appearances, youthful skin, and street evangelists. With a special diamond package, it's Skeptics with a K.