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Dr Tom Williamson, David James and Paul Hopwood talk about the skeptical issues of the day, usually joined by a special guest!

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Dr Tom Williamson, David James and Paul Hopwood talk about the skeptical issues of the day, usually joined by a special guest!

    Ep63 – 2016 Rantfest – Skeptic Canary Show

    Ep63 – 2016 Rantfest – Skeptic Canary Show

    So it’s been awhile! The Skeptic Canary Show is back for a one-off special review of the terrible year that was 2016. Joining Tom on this time are Paul “The Voice” Hopwood and special guest Natalie Newell from the Science Enthusiasts podcast and upcoming Science Moms movie. We got to have a good rant about subjects including Brexit, Trump, various celebrities we lost to 2016, and the most important and 2016 defining subject of all, Harambe. Enjoy, and a merry Christmas and happy 2017 to all!
    A flag for 2016

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep62 – Sex, Drugs and Nazis – Skeptic Canary Show

    Ep62 – Sex, Drugs and Nazis – Skeptic Canary Show

    Recorded on March 3rd 2015, the show this week features:

    Dr Geraint Parry’s Science update – talking about the Nature News article Sex Redefined by Claire Ainsworth
    Paul’s Coffee Morning – discussing Gerson Therapy
    The Quandary – should drugs be legalised?
    A triple dose of Flag News!

    Download, listen, and share!

    • 48 min
    Ep61 – with apologies to the President of Fiji – Skeptic Canary Show

    Ep61 – with apologies to the President of Fiji – Skeptic Canary Show

    It’s the second episode of the new podcast format, and we are jam-packed with features! Ash Pryce joins us on the show this week with a feature of his very own.
    Congratulations to Emma McClure who won our first competition! This week we want to know about your experiences with street preachers. What are the best things you’ve heard from them? How did you respond? Send your entries to tom@skepticcanary.com for a chance to win a copy of Jon Ronson’s latest book.
    On the show this week we have:

    Dr Geraint Parry’s Science Update – Geraint keeps us updated on the genome sequencing of Darwin’s finches
    Paul’s Coffee Morning: the subject this week is faeries!
    Ash Pryce’s Cabinet of the Intransigently Bizarre – in the cabinet this week is medium Helen Duncan
    The Quandary – should vaccines be mandatory?
    Flag News – Fiji will have a new flag!

    Enjoy, and don’t forget to tell us about your experiences with street preachers!

    • 55 min
    Ep60 – Podcast only! – Skeptic Canary Show

    Ep60 – Podcast only! – Skeptic Canary Show

    The Skeptic Canary Show returns with a new podcast-only format! Gone are the live Google Hangouts, so no stress for Tom with starting the show by doing four things at once! The show now has features, jingles and a competition.
    For this competition, you could win a copy of Edzard Ernst’s autobiography “A Scientist In Wonderland”. To enter, send your answer to the following question to tom@skepticcanary.com.
    What is your favourite piece of woo that you have been given as a present?
    Get your answers in by February 13th 2015. Our favourite answer will win the prize!
    On the show this week:

    Flag News: Tom starts a flag design competition for the city of Liverpool at flagforliverpool.org
    Paul’s Coffee Morning: Paul takes a look at things he has heard about in his coffee shop. This week its fad diets
    The Quandary: Each week, the hosts discuss a particularly tricky issue. This week they look at the question “Should holocaust denial be illegal?”
    Geraint keeps us up to date with the latest on “3 parent” embryos
    The Duck Pond: David gives an update of the latest developments at the Burzynski clinic

    We hope you all enjoy the new format, and don’t forget to enter the competition!

    • 45 min
    Ep59 – Skeptic Ink Special – Skeptic Canary Show

    Ep59 – Skeptic Ink Special – Skeptic Canary Show

    This week Tom was joined by Skeptic Ink writers Ed Clint (Incredulous), Zach Sloss (Notung) and the returning Jonathan MS Pearce (A Tippling Philosopher) from the Skeptic Ink Network to talk about their new book 13 Reasons To Doubt. Topics included evolutionary psychology, philosophy, miracles, assisted dying and the departure of Michael Gove. Enjoy!

    • 53 min
    Ep58 – Helen Dale – Skeptic Canary Show

    Ep58 – Helen Dale – Skeptic Canary Show

    In this episode Tom and David were joined by corporate lawyer Helen Dale to talk about the recent “Hobby Lobby” decision in the states, healthcare provision, corporate law, some quirks of Scottish law and a few tips for skeptics to avoid being sued. However, remember kids, this isn’t legal advice!

    • 57 min

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