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The Odds Must Be Crazy [15:50]
– This week’s featured story is, “Check Mate – You’re Dead“.
– Story was submitted by Skepticality personality and friend of the blog Bob Blaskiewicz.
– Trivia: X-Men.
– The Game of Go.
– Skeptic Society Conference, May 29-31, 2015.
– Ghost joke: The Haunted Internet/Ghost Jokes.
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Interview: Laura Miller [23:30]
– Was employee number 5 at Salon.com.
– We should still call sites like Salon ‘web magazines‘.
– Laura has left behind her Salon ‘What to Read’ column to focus on more cultural themed articles and stories.
– Her most recent article was an interview she did with past Skepticality guest, Jon Ronson.
– His recent book is all about public shaming, especially on the Internet.
– Her article focused on things like the Lindsey Stone internet shaming event.
– These days, especially, it is important for you to support your local, independent, book seller.
– ‘The Magician’s Book‘ is her first book.
– She did NOT write the ‘Walt Disney World for Dummies‘ book.
– Laura felt sort of ‘tricked’ when she found out about the secret, Biblical, meaning to the Narnia books.
– Derek had a similar feeling of ‘betrayal’ after learning about Sir Author Conan’s fascination with all things unbelievable.
– Sadly, Doyle did not love Sherlock Holmes as much as his fans did.
– C.S. Lewis wrote a little known book called ‘Experiment in Criticism‘.
– C.S. Lewis was good friends with J.R.R. Tolkien, they were both part of a group at Oxford, ‘The Inklings’.
– They would meet at a pub in Oxford, ‘The Eagle and Child‘.
– It might be possible that we would not have Lord of the Rings without the prompting of C.S. Lewis, convincing Tolkien to write it.
– Grab yourself a copy of ‘The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia‘ now!