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In September of 2008 Ben Radford appeared as a guest on the podcast Skeptiko, hosted by Alex Tsakiris. During that interview he agreed to take up Alex's challenge to investigate the best case of the efficacy of psychic detectives. What followed was months of research, numerous interviews and a follow-up which ended in acrimony. Now, three years after the initial challenge, the hosts of MonsterTalk (Blake Smith, Ben Radford and Karen Stollznow) have Alex onto their show to discuss Skeptiko, the interface of skeptics and believers, and to settle the matter of whether or not Ben's investigation disproved the psychic's claims.
Show Notes

– Date – November 15th 2011
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Skeptic History Notes

– The first sighting of what became known as Mothman was in West Virginia on November 15, 1966.
– JFK conspiracy theorist Robert J. Groden was born November 22, 1945.
– James H. Fetzer was born December 6, 1940.
– The Pope signed a document recognizing the existence of witches on December 5, 1484.
– Ellen G. White claimed to see prophetic visions, she was born November 26, 1827.
– Helen Duncan, the last person to be imprisoned under the British Witchcraft Act of 1735, was born November 25, 1897.
– You can read daily Skeptic History facts on Twitter or Facebook or download the new (and free) JREF iPhone app.

Show Content

– Scott Sigler is giving away a FREE, signed, hardback copy of the All-Pro. To win enter by 'Liking' Skepticality on facebook and commenting on the post for this episode there that you want to be considered in the contest. Winner will be announced on the November 22nd episode!
– This week we are joing forces with our sister podcast, Monster Talk.
– Skepticality interviews Ben Radford on his findings.
– Ben Radford’s audio from his interviews of the detectives in this case.

– Skeptiko episode 151 – Alex berates Ben in preparation for the MonsterTalk interview
– Skeptiko episode 57 – featuring Nancy Weber (the alleged psychic)
– Skeptiko episode 58 – featuring police detective Lt. Bill Hughes
– Skeptiko episode 69 – featuring Ben Radford
– Skeptiko episode 78 – featuring Alex’s take on Skepticality’s take on Ben’s finding

 Now you can listen to Skepticality on BIN radio (Before It's News)

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