Skeptics with a K podcast

Skeptics with a K

Merseyside Skeptics Society

Skeptics with a K is the podcast for science, reason and critical thinking from the Merseyside Skeptics Society.

331 Episoder

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    Skeptics with a K: Episode #320

    1:02:25

    This week, Marsh examines the nature of consensus and how people can be misled by it, while Alice looks into the topical Ayurvedic skin cream ‘Dermaved’, recently withdrawn after it was found to be adulterated with steroids. Meanwhile, Mike watches Hamilton.
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    Skeptics with a K: Episode #319

    1:27:56

    Happy New Year! This episode, Mike annoys cryptocurrency fans talking about web3 and non-fungible tokens, and Marsh examines SEO-baiting ‘news’ articles and sponsored scientific studies. Meanwhile, Alice talks about her December commitment ceremony. Mixed and edited by Morgan Clarke.
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    Skeptics with a K: Episode #318

    32:36

    Mike exploits a captive Christmas audience to tell the story of the unknown actor who claims to have secretly played the lead in Doctor Who. Mixed and edited by Morgan Clarke.
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    Skeptics with a K: Episode #317

    1:38:40

    Alice and Marsh discuss what happened when they attended a raucous and public discussion on idea of Vaccine Passports. Mixed and edited by Morgan Clarke.
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    Skeptics with a K: Episode #316

    1:10:01

    Mike, Marsh and Alice are joined once again by Emma to talk about the recent decision to recall Colin Pitchfork to prison, and Marsh talks about the recent terrorist attack at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Due to the nature of Colin Pitchfork’s offences, this episode makes occasional references to murder and rape which some listeners […]
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    Skeptics with a K: Episode #315

    1:18:21

    Alice looks into Apitherapy, the practice of using bee stings for therapeutic purposes, and Marsh talks about COP26 and the ‘charitable’ lobbying efforts of climate change denial. Meanwhile Mike gets excited about the new series of Doctor Who. Mixed and edited by Morgan Clarke.
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    Skeptics with a K: Episode #314

    1:08:32

    Mike dives into a 2017 study on whether placebos require deception to work, and Alice looks at new research on the COVID-19 lateral flow tests and whether they’re better than we thought. Plus some disappointing news about QED. Mixed and edited by Morgan Clarke.
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    Skeptics with a K: Episode #313

    1:16:55

    Mike looks at a new paper from Australia which questions the power of placebo, Marsh investigates a new survey which claims half of young British people attend church every month, and Alice talks about what happened when she went in for surgery. Mixed and edited by Morgan Clarke.
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    Skeptics with a K: Episode #312

    1:17:16

    Marsh talks about the ups and downs of the regulation of chiropractors in the UK, and Mike talks about what exactly he means when he says ‘the placebo effect isn’t real’. Meanwhile, Alice gets annoyed at people being awful, and Mike visits the Covid test centre. Mixed and edited by Morgan Clarke.
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    Skeptics with a K: Episode #311

    1:21:48

    This week Alice talks about the website Healthline and their evidence review of mistletoe-based alternative therapy iscador. Meanwhile, Mike talks about ivermectin and the claims that it leaves people sterile. Mixed and edited by Morgan Clarke.

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