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The aim with Blokeology is to explore the evidence in all sorts of areas that will improve our health, fitness, and life in general. I’m shooting at a warm healthy skepticism that helps to pierce through hokum and flannel but does it in a way that is respectful and inclusive.
My name is Dr Euan Lawson and I've been a doctor for over 20 years. I tackle plenty of health-related topics but I'm keen to dig into a wide variety of sciences and disciplines that underpin anything that affects our lives.

Blokeology Dr Euan Lawson

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The aim with Blokeology is to explore the evidence in all sorts of areas that will improve our health, fitness, and life in general. I’m shooting at a warm healthy skepticism that helps to pierce through hokum and flannel but does it in a way that is respectful and inclusive.
My name is Dr Euan Lawson and I've been a doctor for over 20 years. I tackle plenty of health-related topics but I'm keen to dig into a wide variety of sciences and disciplines that underpin anything that affects our lives.

    Update for September 2019

    Update for September 2019

    Just a very brief word to let you know that I'm taking a break. See you in 2020!

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    Episode 060: Dr Alice Howarth on cancer and skepticism

    Episode 060: Dr Alice Howarth on cancer and skepticism

    Dr Alice Howarth is a clinical and molecular pharmacologist who is co-host of the excellent Skeptics with a K podcast. She takes us through some of the science around cancer treatments and how the disease actually affects us. Cancer can increase one's vulnerability to suggestions of miraculous cures or other treatments that may not have a good evidence base. She lays bare some of the myths but, in keeping with Merseyside Skeptics' approach, she brings an inclusive healthy skepticism.

    • 53 min
    Episode 059: Three books | Dr John Richmond on being human

    Episode 059: Three books | Dr John Richmond on being human

    Next up for Blokeology Three Books is Dr John Richmond. He takes us through three books that can best be themed as 'being human'. These books cover evolution, anthropology, the future and AI, and social psychology amongst other topics. They are: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari; Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari; and The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

    • 17 min
    Episode 058: Three books | A skeptic's toolkit

    Episode 058: Three books | A skeptic's toolkit

    I've put together a Blokeology Three Books - A skeptic's toolkit feature for this episode. These are the books I would recommend if you want to develop your understanding of how to tackle evidence. It can be a forbidding subject but these three books will take you from rank beginner to hardcore skepticism in little time. They are: Bad Science by Ben Goldacre; How to Read A Paper by Trisha Greenhalgh; and Bandolier's Little Book of Making Sense of the Medical Evidence by Moore and McQuay.

    • 18 min
    Episode 057: Psychology of conspiracy theories with Dr Dan Jolley

    Episode 057: Psychology of conspiracy theories with Dr Dan Jolley

    Dr Dan Jolley comes on the show to talk about conspiracy theories and the psychology that underlies many of these beliefs. There are sound psychological reasons why people believe them. And, of course, conspiracies about vaccines can have very real health consequences. Rather than dismissing conspiracy theorists we talk about the important efforts to understand how and why people feel like this, how we are all a little susceptible, and how we can engage with conspiracy theorists.

    • 42 min
    Episode 056: A very modern anatomist - Professor Adam Taylor

    Episode 056: A very modern anatomist - Professor Adam Taylor

    Professor Adam Taylor is a very modern anatomist who is on hand to correct our misconceptions around this important discipline. It's wrong to think anatomy is an old science and there is no more to learn. There are seven billion people on the planet and no two people are the same. We talk cadavers, dissection and how we teach anatomy these days. We also get into the public understanding of anatomy and research Adam has done suggests knowledge levels are surprisingly low.

    • 48 min

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