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"This week Derek talks with Thomas Goetz, past Executive Editor for Wired Magazine, co-founder of Iodine, and author of healthcare related books. Thomas's latest book, 'The Remedy', is about Robert Koch, the father of modern bacteriology and his quest to find the cause and cure for tuberculosis, and the relationship between him and Arthur Conan Doyle."
Show Notes

– Date – August 5th, 2014
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Wikipedia [1:15]
Susan Gerbic
– The Skeptic Wikipedia Project.

Skeptical Humanities [8:40]
– Michael Barkun, “Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement”.
– Josh Fischman, “The Chosen Genes”.
– Kate Yandell, “The Genetic Roots of the Ashkenazi Jews”.
– DM Behar, “No Evidence from Genome-Wide Data of a Khazar Origin for the Ashkenazi Jews”.
Skeptical Humanities.

The Odds Must Be Crazy [14:25]
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Interview: Thomas Goetz [19:25]
Thomas Goetz.
– His newest book, ‘The Remedy‘.
– See his TED Talk on redesigning medical data.
– His company, Iodine.
– Was the curator-in-residence for the Adobe Museum of Digital Media.
– From 2010 to 2012, served as council member for NASA’s Launch Challenge series, guiding competitions on health and energy.
– Was executive producer for the award-winning Discovery Channel documentary, Earth 2050: The Future of Energy.
Previously Executive Editor for Wired Magazine.
Tuberculosis was the deadliest disease in the world in the late 1800’s.
Robert Koch was a physician and pioneering microbiologist.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was quite interested in Robert Koch’s work.
– Doyle’s time spent with Koch led directly to the formation of the Sherlock Holmes character.

Outro Music [47:55]
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