So as you will have noticed, once again we have gone quiet on you! The main reason for this is that Finn is off having a great time in Japan. We had discussed the possibility of recording a show or two while she is there, but for two reasons this has not happened. Firstly, I think she should be making the most of her time in Japan and not sitting down chatting to someone who will burn the ear off her when she gets home. And secondly, I still don’t have the time to dedicate to editing as well as negotiating the time difference to get it done.
I hope you guys will still keep our feed in your various podcast aggregates so when we rise from the ashes you will be able to catch up with us. Thanks for listening so far and we hope to chat to you all soon.
Turns out sticking to a podcasting schedule is just not in our nature! Mostly this pod explains why…
And we’re back! Did you miss us?
In this episode we talk academia, abortion (because that’s in the news again), missions to mars, water and the charging for it.. and at the end the proper way to say goodbye.
Our regular listeners have probably noticed by now that myself and Finn have been struggling to get our two podcasts a month out. It’ll come as no surprise to you all that this is largely due to our studies – Finn’s dissertation is due in early September and I am submitting a progress report on my first year of research late that month too.
With these deadlines and our sanity in mind, we have decided to take a short break from recording. We aim to get back behind the mic some time in September. We hope that you can bear with us and welcome back to the internets once we emerge from the other side (the skeptical gods willing, unscathed).
Thanks so much for listening to us for this long – talk to you guys in the Autumn!
As promised a whole two episodes in June *high five*
Everyone loves a terrestrial isopoda and we muse over a visiting bee.
Finn tells you all about the Filter Bubble and leads us to talk about the Men’s Shed Movement. Of course we talk the events in the US and the internet reverberations, #YesAllWomen and friendzoning.
Very important announcement: the Girl Against Fluoride needs a superhero costume designed! Anybody want to design a nemesis for her?
Quick chat about the European Elections here and abroad. The pro-life promise gave us a list of people not to vote for. Knee-jerk reactions in general and perceptions.
Rebecca regails us with tales from QED (Colm’s round-up). That intro video with Paul Zenon, sex and drugs (video mentioned), luring people to skepticism with honey or vinegar, fine dining and Nate Phelps (video). We muse about the recent talk at Dublin Skeptics about love on the internet. How not to generate publicity for your Summit conference and the HEA response.
Representations of people of colour in art galleries and museums, a very cool Tumblr seeks to redress this. Link to the painting in National Gallery of Ireland mentioned, The Toy-seller and the “first” obese man. World history from the 3rd century from the Chinese perspective, different views of Irish history including the Jewish community in Ireland, and the proposed expansion of the museum.
With Finn and the ever reliable Stephen!
We talk MAMMOTHS, footsteps & FOSSILS.. (with some immortal lobsters thrown in for good measure).. Nuclear Fusion may happen in our lifetime. or someone’s lifetime, but sadly not Jade Rabbit’s life time (rest in peace lil robot).
Speaking of robots and space.. there’s an Irish dude shortlisted for Mars One.
Oh we did talk about creationism and THAT debate.. we through in some thoughts on vaccines.. and then Finn had a good long rant about Homophobia.
Speaking of.. here’s Panti’s Nobel Call
and here’s the King Of Iona’s response..
It’s that time of year again, time for us to engage in a little shameless self promotion.
In 2013 we were short-listed for the award and were delighted with the honour, especially when such a fantastic podcast won Token Skeptic. Although after the rollercoaster of butterflies we suffered that night made us swear not to look for a nomination again, we are just gluttons for punishment!
If you enjoy our podcast and think it deserves a nomination, please head to the Skeptic website (http://www.skeptic.org.uk/) and pop us into the Best Podcast catagory. Nominations close on 15th February 2014.
Rebecca will be there on the night so if you want to see her squirm – nominate away! 🙂
Quick tribute to an awesome cat, Glitter and how George Hrab’s song Small Comfort (video) helped a lot. Would the Rainbow Bridge be like Cat Heaven in Earthworm Jim?
Finn talks about the idea of orphan drugs and she was going to talk about interviews but then decided against it…
Northern Ireland has a theatrical fail, why, oh why, oh why. All because we get “offended” so we have a chat about the Girl against Fluoride (shudder) and Panti. And then some parental rights, marriage equality and gay rights.
Our computers are haunted! The Postmodernism generator and going a little academically mad.