Be Reasonable is a podcast from the Merseyside Skeptics Society, with Hayley Stevens and Michael Marshall.
Each monthly interview will examine beliefs from outside of the mainstream, exploring how those views are constructed and what evidence people feel supports their case.
We believe in approaching subjects with respect and an open mind, engaging with people of differing viewpoints in an environment where debate is polite and good-natured, yet robust and intellectually rigorous.
Be Reasonable: Episode #067 – Darren Nesbitt
Marsh is joined by returning guest Darren Nesbitt, a flat earth proponent who has become a prominent figure in the anti-lockdown protests, and whose folk song “Stick Your New World Order Up Your Arse (We Are The 99%)“ became something of an anthem for the protests against COVID-19 safety measures.
Be Reasonable: Episode #066 – Gez Lamb
In the first episode of 2021, Marsh is joined by Cranial Osteopath Gez Lamb, to talk about what osteopaths do, the vitalistic energy at the heart of osteopathy, and how the osteopathic industry is regulated.
Be Reasonable: Episode #065 – Nicky Alan
This episode, Marsh is joined by Nicky Alan, a medium and former psychic detective.
Be Reasonable: Episode #064 – Paul Connett
This episode, Marsh is joined by Dr Paul Connett, a retired chemist and the head of the anti-fluoridation organisation the Fluoride Action Network.
Be Reasonable: Episode #063 – Karma Singh
This episode, Marsh is joined by Karma Singh, an author and alternative healer, to discuss the cause of disease and the nature of viruses.
Content note: this interview contains a brief reference to sexual assault, at 34m30s.
Be Reasonable: Episode #062 – Kate Birch
This episode, Marsh is joined by homeopath Kate Birch. As part of the episode, Kate asked Marsh to watch two experimental homeopathically-encoded videos. If listeners would like to try the experiment for themselves they can follow Kate’s instructions.
Watch video 1 – 1M dilution: youtube.com/watch?v=winP706eFek
Then wait for one week, noting down what you are feeling and thinking about for that week.
After one week then watch the second video: youtube.com/watch?v=T7FjJCmufhQ
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A triumph of rational thought
Couldn’t get a better podcast in terms of clarity, engaging content and respect for all beliefs. The interview elicits great insights from people who might ordinarily be hostile and dismissive. Have five stars!!!
Not your average fare
I first discovered the work done by Marsh and the MSS after seeing him at the Aus Skep Con 2014 - hosting a panel on consumer protection. When confronted by a chiro with an axe to grind, Marsh politely but firmly challenged the points raised and in a short exchange exposed the weaknesses in his arguments for any objective observer to see. This podcast is an extension of that exchange.
A wonderful podcast!
I was introduced to this podcast when I saw Michael Marshall speak at the Australian Skeptics Convention. Michael does such a wonderful job of asking the tough questions while still being polite and respectful to people. He is the exact antidote the skeptics movement needs to Richard Dawkins' arrogant, condescending and out-of-touch way of interacting.
This podcast was my favourite skeptical discovery of 2014 and i hope we see more wonderful things from Be Reasonable in 2015!
(Also Haley was lovely, it would be great if she ever came back on, but I understand that life can get in the way of these things sometimes)