67 episodes

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 Merseyside Skeptics Society

    • Social Sciences
    • 4.9 • 194 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 1 hr
    Be Reasonable: Episode #066 – Gez Lamb

    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.

    • 51 min
    Be Reasonable: Episode #065 – Nicky Alan

    Be Reasonable: Episode #065 – Nicky Alan

    This episode, Marsh is joined by Nicky Alan, a medium and former psychic detective.

    • 42 min
    Be Reasonable: Episode #064 – Paul Connett

    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.

    • 50 min
    Be Reasonable: Episode #063 – Karma Singh

    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.

    • 1 hr
    Be Reasonable: Episode #062 – Kate Birch

    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

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings

Blaseking ,

Excellent Interview Pod

In a world full of us, we should all strive to be more like Marsh. I never feel like he’s condescending towards his guests or trying to trick them into saying something ridiculous. He just gives them space to express themselves and their ideas, asks appropriate questions, and trusts the listener to do the rest.

sick of updating passwords ,

Unlistenable.

I love this show but this quack was infuriating with both his gish gallop interruptions and his toxic belief that the pandemic doesn’t exist. Infuriating! I have soooo much respect for Marsh’s patience. Also I listened to the whole thing.

Graeme McRae ,

Absolutely Hilarious!

For the first 10 minutes, the interviewer seemed so credulous that steam was coming out of my ears and I was about to unsubscribe. But as the interview continued, he raised a few points to which the quack responded with completely absurd and self-contradictory statements. In the end I would have to say the level of comedy was on par with John Cleese interviewing the pet store owner.

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