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This time around Derek has a light hearted conversation with Dr. Steven Novella, clinical neurologist and assistant professor at Yale University School of Medicine. Oh, and the host and producer of ‘The Skeptics' Guide To The Universe’ podcast. Derek and Steve started their skeptic based shows within the same week about 10 years ago this time of year. They discuss a bit about the landscape of the skeptical movement, the impact of new media and… some current skeptical news.
Show Notes

– Date – April 21st, 2015
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– It will take place on Saturday, May, 9th 2015 at 7pm.

Skepticism, Past and Future [1:24]
– Tim previously covered the Pulitzers in Skepticality #206 in 2013.
– The Google Knowledge Based Trust paper is open-access for all to read.
– Tim will be speaking at the Orange County Freethought Alliance conference on May 3rd in California, and at The Amazing Meeting in July in Las Vegas.
– Skeptic History facts are posted daily on social media find out where on this page at Tim’s blog.

Wikipedia [10:25]
GSoW Editors Ryan Harding & Walkiria Nubes.
Visit Susan Gerbic's page!
– Get involved with the Skeptics on Wikipedia project today!

Skeptical Humanities [24:12]
– Burzynski 'The OTHER Patient Group'.
Check out Skepticality Humanities blog!

The Odds Must Be Crazy [29:40]
– This week's featured story is, "Not by the Heir of my Twinny Twin Twin".
– Story was submitted by Skepticality Skepticality listener Misty Wegman.
– Trivia:
Siamese Twins.
Evil Twins.
Skeptic Society Conference, May 29-31, 2015.
Twin Riddle: Good Riddles Now.
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– Additional thoughts and considerations provided by contributing editor Barbara Drescher.
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– Wendy Hughes is on Twitter @Wendy91602.
– John Rael is on Twitter @skepticallyPwnd.
– Jarrett Kaufman is on Twitter @TurboFool.
– Barbara Drescher is on Twitter @badrescher.
– Brian Keith Dalton is on Twitter @MrDeity.
– Thanks to our friends Emery Emery and Heather Henderson for hospitality and support for the production of the segment. Visit them at

Interview: Dr. Steven Novella [52:00]
Dr. Steven Novella.
– Host of 'The Skeptics Guide To The Universe' podcast.
– Derek has one of those 'fun' false memories.
– Works as a Neurologist at Yale.
– Some doctors are now pushing back against Dr. Oz.
Steve is being sued over his opinions.
– Learn about SLAPP laws and why we should have anti SLAPP laws nationally to ensure proper free speech.
– Come see Dr. Novella at The Amazing Meeting 13 in Las Vegas.

Outro Music [1:24:45]
– Outro music donated by Trent Brusky of Dropfox.

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