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A skeptical podcast brought to you by Some Guys in Manchester. Every week we gently take the piss out of the latest news from the fringe of science, medicine and reason.

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We're joined by returning guest Victoria Styles, a history PhD student and member of the Greater Manchester Skeptics. Vicky gets on her soapbox about ghosts and their misuse, plus we discuss the Mandela memorial translator, a court ruling which recognises Scientology  as a religion, and video games and violence. Yes! Again!

Direct download: JS_45.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:22 AM

In this episode, special guest Stephanie Gibson talks us through her favourite collected superstitions, following a soapbox on the subject last month at Manchester Skeptics in the Pub.

We also discuss some local places that Rick recently found on a list of haunted UK locations in an in-flight magazine, find out why 1980's technology is completely difficult to imagine, and learn about how the Russians planned to invade Manchester.

And as you may tell from the audio in this episode, Alex recorded his portion of the show from a dungeon. We're hoping to let him out for the next episide, but it really depends if he's on best behaviour.

Direct download: JS_44.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:28 PM

This week we're joined by Tim McGregor of the South East Skeptics Society to hear about the 'Chronically Skeptical' an on-line resource specifically intended for those with chronic (and other) illnesses and disabilities who prefer their social support network free of the mystical, the magical, the misinformed, the unproven and the dangerously deluded. We also discuss Turkish 'telepathic murders', magic Satanism, and the killing of Indian rationalist Narendra Dabholkar. 

Direct download: JS_43_corr.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:05 PM

We're joined this week by Amber Sherwood K of the Kitsap County Skeptics for her Soapbox on GMOs. We also discuss the recent Fox News interview gone wrong, Putin's Big Fish, and the new internet pornography rules that the UK government are planning to instigate. 

Direct download: JS_ep42_N.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:11 PM

This week, we're joined by Manchester Skeptics in the Pub Organiser, Geoff Whelan. Geoff is a Barrister and a former guest on the show.
We discuss organ transplants, three-person embryo formation, Christian computer games, and LIE DETECTORS (we can't keep Rick off the subject!). 
 

Direct download: JS_41.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:26 PM

In this episode we discuss insect spy drones, the extraterrestrial origins of the child of a labour councillor, and Janis has a chat with Susan Gerbic of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project.

Links for the items covered:

http://m.scotsman.com/news/odd/i-fathered-an-alien-says-labour-councillor-1-2970895

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMI7HIhKdIo&feature=youtu.be&t=20s

http://susangerbic.com/


Direct download: JS_40_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24 PM

Thiis week we are joined by Andy Lewis, from the award-winning blog "The Quackometer". We discuss Gay Scouts, bilocation, magic wands, and Andy gets on his soapbox to share his problem with Steiner-Waldorf Schools. 

Direct download: js_39_F.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:04 AM

In this episode we discuss Bees! with Dr*T from the Thinking Is Dangerous blog. Also, Psychic Sylvia Browne and Atlantis (isn't that just off the coast of Cornwall?). 

Direct download: JS_38_FF.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:26 PM

This week, we're joined by Trystan Swale of Fortean Radio as we discuss MMR, We Fucking Love Science, Handfasting, and the Boston Bombing conspiracy theories. 
 

Direct download: JS_37_2_4.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:43 AM

This week we're joined by Richard Whitworth for a bro-science soapbox. Rick doesn't talk about internet time traveller crazies, but does give us some handy microwave tips. Meanwhile Gavin looks deeper into the backlash agaisnt the Equality Symbol use on Facebook and twitter. 

 

Direct download: JS_36_L_3.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:58 AM