Sunday, December 4, 2016

Episode Five of 15 Credibility Street (Yes. 152 is not 187)

Doubtful News has produced another episode of 15 Credibility Street.  Of note, Sharon, Torkel, and I discuss the recent return of the Moth-man in West Virginia which segues into a discussion of teaching critical thinking to children.  Here a brief discussion of politics and skepticism occurs where Sharon and I note our occasional significant differences.  (Actually, I do not think we are that different in a wide range of areas, but in regard to specific constitutional issues, we are day and night.) We also discuss the alleged UFO flap over Turkey that hit social media recently, but not the skies over Turkey.

Monday, November 21, 2016

SFR talks Bobby's Nightmare come true: President Trump

The latest episode of Strange Frequencies Radio is dedicated to the election of President-elect Donald J. Trump to the Office of the President of the United States.  SFR, as noted by the hosts Bobby and Jason, at the end of the episode, is no longer a paranormal podcast.   The show started as pro-paranormal, and slowly but surely came around to a skeptical view of weird things.  Then, over the past year or so, the show has evolved yet again from skeptical discussions of paranormal topics with the occasional forays into popular culture and politics to a decidedly political/culture show.

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Bubble

I drafted a long piece yesterday reflecting upon the presidential election results intertwined  with skeptical outreach going forward, and it was a swell way to vent.  The piece was meandering crap.  I will spare the reader the piece, and give the Cliff Notes version: Get out of the bubble.  

This is not with an immediate goal of changing others minds or inoculating a growing circle of people be they young, old or middle aged gray beards with the tools of critical thinking.  No.  These are laudable long term objectives.  However, greater efforts ought to be made to acquaint oneself with the cultural competition whether it be in the realm of politics or (my focus here) on paranormal/alt med and woo woo proponents.  

Monday, October 17, 2016

15 Credibility Street by Doubtful News

Today Doubtful News, the popular news aggregator and commentary site for the allegedly weird and apparently unexplained, released the first episode of a brand new podcast it is producing 15 Credibility Street.  The idea is that the show will be a platform to discuss items that appear on the Doubtful News website for further reflection and comment as well as other topics of a skeptical or Fortean bent. 

Sharon Hill, who started Doubtful News, is the show’s host and producer.  The podcast is co-produced by her longtime Doubtful News co-editor Torkel Ødegard.  I am excited to share that I shall be a contributor to the show both backstage, lending a hand where I can, and sometimes in from of a mic.  I am honored that Sharon and Torkel have put their trust in me to assist in this project.