Airdate 20 April 2012. In this week’s podcast Finn has a rant about Homeopathic “treatment” of Autism… or Cease Therapy as it’s called. For real and useful information on autism and resources in Ireland go to Autism Ireland’s website. In an antidote to the woo she also talks about the World Skeptic’s Conference in Berlin (if you can go.. GO!). Rebecca gets all educational and tells us about native (or well maybe not native) animals to Ireland: Red deer, Stoats, Pine Martins, Mink.. and Red Wallabys? As always, Feedback is appreciated. Happy Skeptic-ing
Airdate 02 April 2012. We talk about QED! Ahh the memories… Rebecca talks about Cork Skeptics and that castle. Our T-shirts got endorsed by Richard Saunders and mentioned on the Skeptics with a K podcast. If you too were confused by the title “Voodoo Histories” check him out in the archives of Little Atoms. Check out Hayley’s lake monster adventures. We’re not jealous.. not one little bit. After several scientific tests the skeprechauns discovered that Donuts do help, donuts and coffee… Retired Gardai speak out against the use of psychics. Irish people will shun licence plates with 13 on them next year? Supporters travelling to Euro 2012 should up to date with their vaccines and be aware of other possible infections. There were Skeprechauns on Skeptic Zone. And Finn’s interview with Richard Saunders is in there too at the end** **Please note that despite extreme provocation I did NOT add a Kylie backing track to that interview
Airdate 28 February 2012. Another podcast with so-so sound quality (sorry about that. I will be acquiring a proper headset for the next one – Finn) – and also the return of Rebecca’s squeaky chair! We touched on a lot of topics in surface detail in this one. So bear with me: The Pope has once again declared himself an authority on all things matrimonial.. and if you’re infertile, tough. Oh and he’ll be joining Twitter. There’s clearly a conspiracy going on in the UK to kill off Ian Paisley. First Tony Blair converts to Catholicism and then the Conservatives send Baroness Warsi to Rome! Madness. Finn expresses her absolute bewilderment at this… and the growing attitude to faith and faith schools in the UK. Mr Blick makes his opinion known. Rebecca talks about the School of Philosophy in Dublin. Oh and Finn tries to reassure any American listeners that if needs be we’ll ship the Pill over to the States… never fear, the Skeptics are here. Stuff is happening this year in Dublin cause we’re the European City of Science. The PADDY’S (note the spelling!) Day festival is incorporating science into its theme. There’s a hack day this weekend in DCU. And in July we host the Euroscience Open Forum which looks awesome. Those pesky neutrinos may not have been mutating. In Irish Skeptics news… the next event in Cork and Dublin is on the subject of Nothing, which looks interesting. Rebecca is giving a talk in Cork on the 16th March. We have a new merch shop and a donate button (we’re not above begging). Rebecca is appearing on the Science Calling blog in this week’s discussion on gender. Rebecca is now the proud owner of the Star Trek: TNG board game – with extra VHS! We talk Muppets and gaming (Finn runs a gaming group in Dublin). And yes we do refer to loading games from cassettes… possibly onto Commodore 64… and we fan girl over other podcasts (RI is back! w00t!) and Kevin Smith… Finally, here’s the British Isles explained.
Airdate 08 February 2012. In this week’s podcast we discuss Tony Humphries and THAT article about autism. Rebecca waxes lyrical about the Guardian Tech Weekly Podcast where she discovered these interesting little items: Valkee Earbuds. Finn talks about her reaction to seeing After-Biotics in the local chemist… also it turns out Inulin is a form of polysaccaride! Finn also scrambles to remember about a story she’d read regarding the appendix being a storage locker for your friendly bacteria… It turns out that the story exists! Raw milk? Should it be allowed? Should the girls continue to ramble on about their farming past..? these questions and more are discussed… But only YOU can decide. Also… it turns out that us ladies heart Gerry Daly. Our next event will be a talk by Dr David-Robert Grimes – who’s blog is nominated for the Skeptical Awards 2012. And other news: Dublin’s Science Gallery has a new exhibition – Edible. And Dublin City of Science 2012 has started up with a monthly #tweetup… Rebecca’s new Mug
Airdate 28 December 2011 …and a Skeprechaunal New Year.