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.
Driving to Cornwall, marching through London, charging phones, and testing blood. Plus picturesque windows, false positives, microprocessors, and skeptical songs. If you want to support Britt Hermes in her legal battle, visit skeptics.com.au/britthermes.
Parole hearings, NHS homeopathy, making tea, and the Murder Bus. Plus The Last Jedi spoilers, indeterminate sentences, and procedures of limited clinical effectiveness. Milking the space cow, it’s Skeptics with a K. If you need to skip through Emma’s discussion on sex offenders, skip to 42:15.
In this special bonus episode of Skeptics with a K, Mike talks about acupuncture, Alice scoffs at five hundred people, and Marsh tries not to throw a baby out of the window. We hope you have a great Christmas break, and we’ll see you in 2018.
Flat Earthers, fluorescing aluminium, water magnets, and silicon water. Plus thought experiments, tempura brain, phoning space, and Patreon. Without a crackle on the line, it’s Skeptics with a K.
Hepatocellular Carcinoma, thieving baby macaques, aristolochic acid, and traditional healing. Plus Justice League, science communication, aloe vera, and trainers. Listening to David Bowie drinking beer, it’s Skeptics with a K.
Artificial sweeteners, risk of dementia, and more from Chiropractors. Plus Thor 3, online calendars, excitable dogs, and avoiding exercise. With 95% confidence, it’s Skeptics with a K.
Cell line contamination, coffee Smarties, confirmation bias, and the Southampton Six. Plus fire alarms, SH-SY5Y cells, cat woo, and hurling Caramacs. Growing like stink, it’s Skeptics with a K.
Herbal tampons, foreign sweets, and the effect of wireless signals on human body. Plus sperms, fentanyl, magi-cum, and a letter to the editor. Recorded live at QED 2017, it’s Skeptics with a K.
Toxic attitudes, conspiracy mongering, British prostates, and intensity modulated radiotherapy. Plus tinned ravioli, carpenters selling beef, learning to count, and sexist crocodiles. And a final call for QED from Skeptics with a K! Get your tickets for QED now at qedcon.org/tickets
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.