Irreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 15 – Who are we? And how did we get here?

On March 22, 2014, Jon, the two Mikes, and Erno had a chat about their backgrounds with regard to religion, science, and skepticism, and how the podcast itself came to be.

Special guest Adam Reakes, host of the Herd Mentality Podcast, joined Jon, Brandi, and Erno to talk about his show and share some good news about how the Australian Vaccination Network, a group that spreads misinformation and helps spark outbreaks of preventable diseases in Australia, faced some serious legal challenges. We also discussed how insurance covers woo-woo treatments such as chiropractic and homeopathy, and how this gives them an unearned air of legitimacy. Adam also had exciting news about a project he’s working on that every exorcist is sure to love!

The intro music for the interview is “Go” by Guineo (David Ramírez and Avelino Herrera). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Generic License. Find the original at http://guineo.atlantes.org/guineo%20-%20go.mp3.

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Irreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 14.5 – Erno’s Exorcism

Erno read part of the script for an exorcism during the show… so we decided to run with it. Enjoy this little bit of goofiness.

Irreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 14 – Get Some Exorcise!

On March 15, 2014, we called upon the power of the Great Cosmic Juju to cast out the digital demons from our show. Oh, and we also talked about exorcisms throughout history and across religions! Join us, for WE ARE MANY AND OUR NAME IS LEGION BBLUGHGAHGLAGGUHGUDHGKJDLGK

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Irreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 13 – Splenda vs. Stevia: What’s the Deal?

Handle woo with caution.

Back on March 11, Jon and Mike M. did a short mid-week episode on the science and controversy surrounding Splenda and Stevia, two popular natural sweeteners. Here’s our skeptical take on the claims made for and against both.

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Irreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 12 – Scientology part 2 – Goof the Floof

L. Ron Hubbard has goofed the floof.

March 8, 2014 saw the second half of our two-part series on Scientology. Do your KSWs and help pass a gangbang sec check! This time we talked about celebrity Scientologists, Scientology in pop culture, interesting Scientology factoids, Scientology lingo, and more!

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Irreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 11 – Scientology part 1 – Please Don’t Sue Us

L. Ron Hubbard audits a tomato.

Way back on March 1, we did our first in a two-part series on everyone’s favorite UFO cult, Scientology. Grab your e-meter, rustle up a body thetan or two, and join us as we discuss the history of the church, some of its most noteworthy scandals, its weird beliefs, and more!

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Irreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 9 – A Straw-Man Army

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Back in February, we discussed the debate between Bill Nye the Science Guy and Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis on the subject: Is Creation a Viable Model of Origins in Today’s Modern Scientific Era? The debate was… interesting. Revealing. Frustrating. Entertaining. We also discussed a “debate” between Matt Dillahunty (of The Atheist Experience and The Non-Prophets) and Ray Comfort (he of Bananaman fame) about the existence of God, in which Ray decided he wasn’t going to debate at all; a debate where Deepak Chopra wedged his foot firmly in his own mouth; and a then-upcoming almost-debate between Bill Nye and a climate change-denying congresswoman. Tune in to hear what we have to say! Don’t forget to rate and review us on iTunes or Stitcher. Send hate mail/fan mail/naughty photos to feedback@irreverentskeptics.com and we’ll talk about you on our next show!