– Date – May 12th, 2015
– Send your cool ‘SCIENCE!’ shout-outs to
– Theme song by Steve Seamans of the Daisy Dillman Band. Get the song HERE.
– Thank you to everyone who has been purchasing books, Skepticality stuff, or using our Amazon link to help us!
– Remember to get the Skepticality app, either on iTunes, for Android, or Windows.
– Swoopy is here for the 10th Anniversary decade recording!
– We are LIVE at Manuel’s in Atlanta, GA.
– Our live recording is brought to you by Mark Distler through Abrupt Media.
– The new(er) Skepticality theme song isn’t as new as it once was.
– The theme song was written and performed by the Daisy Dillman Band.
– For some reason iTunes has our first episode as May 9th, 2005, however it was *really* May 7th, 2005.
– Swoopy shows off the iPod from back in 2005, (it is large).
– Derek and Swoopy have been podcasting since before iTunes had… podcasting.
– In the ‘old days’, everyone found podcasts at places like Podcast Alley and/or Podcast Pickle.
– Dave Winer and Adam Curry figured out how to enclose audio in RSS feeds which made podcasting possible.
– Is RSS really *that* ‘simple’?
– Skepticality started only slightly before the Skeptics Guide to the Universe, they did not know of each other.
– Some of Skepticalities guests have gone on to do television and other big things, Phil Plait, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, George Hrab, and others…
– George Hrab is now the regular emcee at The Amazing Meeting, his first skeptic events were his attendance at Skeptrack at Dragon Con.
– Phil Plait had a Discovery Channel show, and now does Crash Course Astronomy.
– Neil DeGrasse Tyson now has a nighttime TV show based from his podcast.
– Skepticality logo’s have gone first logo 2005-2006, second logo 2007-2015, and the, new, 10th anniversary logo.
– Derek and Swoopy met Tim Farley at The Amazing Meeting and others from Atlanta, now they all meet normally as part of the Atlanta Skeptics.
– Tim had a fun talk he did about “Don’t start your own podcast”
Skepticism, Past and Future [10:30]
– Berringers Lying Stones with Hebrew letters on them belving it was God talking to him, it was a hoax.
– ‘The Dark Day’ in New England happened, many believed it was a sign that the world was ending.
– Florence Nightendale was the inventor of the Infographic, bringing math and statistics to the medical world and nursing.
– The first person to get a Chiropractor license was a woman in Kansas.
– John Scopes was arrested because he taught the facts of Evolution to force the SCOTUS to allow it to be taught.
– L. Ron Hubbard released Dianetics.
– In Oregon a famous UFO photograph was published widely.
– Conneticut was the first state to mandate flurodation of water.
– The WHO declared Smallpox erraticated, the first disease elimitated by humans.
– The ‘Church’ of Scientology was sued which led to ‘religious freedom’ calls because the court found against the church.
– A conjuction of the planets did NOT destroy the world, the person who made the claim said he was going to hide in Ellijay, GA.
– Skepticality came along in 2005.
– The Montel Williams Show ended, and he has apologized for promoting Silvia Browne.
– One of the people that Browne claimed was dead, who wasn’t, watched her make the claim that she was dead.
– Andrew Wakefield is no longer a practicing doctor due to his shoddy MMR Vaccine study.
– The Oprah Winfrey show ended which had some memorable skeptic moments.
– There are a lot of skeptic-related podcasts now, around 100 or so.
– Skeptic History facts are posted daily on social media find out where on this page at Tim’s blog.
The Odds Must Be Crazy [42:50]
– This week’s featured story is, “Numbers Sometimes Lie“.
– Story was submitted by Skepticality listener Stephen Hayko.
– Trivia: World’s Oldest Profession.
– The Oldest Business.
– Skeptic Society Conference, May 29-31, 2015.
– Knock knock Wendy Joke.
– Please visit the story link for a more detailed analysis and to add your comments.
– Additional thoughts and considerations provided by contributing editor Mark Gouch.
– Our theme music comes to us courtesy of Brian Keith Dalton, AKA Mr. Deity.
– Visit our new webhost, Skeptic Ink Network at Skepticink.com.
– The Odds Must Be Crazy can be found on Twitter at @OddsMustBeCrazy, Facebook at TheOddsMustBeCrazy, and Google+ at thier profile.
– 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 skepticallyyours.net.
Derek, Swoopy, and Tim [51:05]
– Skepticality’s first guest was Phil Plait.
– The most download episode to date is ‘Drop a Penny on the Gate’.
– Jon Ronson talked about the Heaven’s Gate cult in Georgia as well.
– Swoopy and Derek have asteroids named after them.
– Derek wants his asteroid to be caught on a dashboard camera.
– The first episode was called ‘Odd Leader’ but iTunes named it differently.
– People *still* ask for more Whimsicality, which started after her trip to Hawaii and being inspired by the petroglyphs.
– Bob Carroll has taken a hiatus from his segment due his ongoing cancer treatments.
– There is a ‘forgotten’ last part to the Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue… there is also ‘And a Sixpence in your shoe’.
– Something Old is the show now that is 10 years old, Neil Degrass Tyson called us ‘The Grandparents of Podcasting’.
– Something New is our new logo.
– Something Borrowed would be Swoopy, since she is hardly on the show due to her medical school studies.
– Swoopy stopped doing Monkey News because Penn Jillette and Ricky Jervais both started doing monkey news as well.
– A top neuroscience researcher in Europe has stated he will no longer use Primates for his testing and studies.
– There has been a previous episode of Skepticality which featured the man who helped found the ASPCA and pushed for Children rights.
– In Arkansas they have changed a law which now allows zoos and scientists to, once again, keep and breed primates.
– Something Blue is the new monkey species found in the Congo.
– It is ‘blue’ news because the reason they know it is a new species due to the shape of its penis.
– First new monkey species found in the last 28 years.
– It is a Macaque with a weird penis.
– Old Woo has returned with a public school teacher in Los Angles has been given an exemption to avoid Wi-Fi due to her claimed allergies to Wi-Fi.
– On the television show ‘Better Call Saul’, they showed that people who have this type of ‘allergy’ do not even know when they are near the signals.
– Grab yourself some of the new Skepticality gear now!