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Just the right amount of not-a-science-podcast! Hosts Dan Broadbent and Natalie Newell talk about skepticism, religion, and politics as they relate to science, medicine, and rational thought.
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Oct 26, 2016

tSE 022 - Pittsburgh Atheist & The Return of Andrew Seidel!

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Hosts: Natalie Newell (Skeptical Parenting) and Dan Broadbent (A Science Enthusiast)!

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God of the week: Chernobog

Interview Part 1: Friend of the show, Andrew Seidel! Andrew is an attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation and is quickly becoming a regular guest on the show. We talked to him about the shirt the Westboro Baptist Church loved, the entirely non-0ffensive Nebraska Atheists billboard that was taken down, and about our next guest, Jeff Prebeg.

Follow Andrew on Twitter as @AndrewLSeidel!

Interview Part 2: Jeff Prebeg, aka Pittsburgh Atheist! Jeff recently had a run-in of sorts regarding an atheist slogan on his license plate. Follow Jeff on Twitter as @PittAtheist!

Why we love the internet: The Pope on Twitter. In bed.

Quote of the Week: “Our belief is not a belief. Our principles are not a faith. We do not rely soley upon science and reason, because these are necessary rather than sufficient factors, but we distrust anything that contradicts science or outrages reason. We may differ on many things, but what we respect is free inquiry, openmindedness, and the pursuit of ideas for their own sake.” (Christopher Hitchens)

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The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

This podcast was recorded using Zencastr, a free podcasting tool that is absolutely fantastic!

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Oct 12, 2016

tSE 021 - Lawrence Krauss, Theoretical Physicist & Author

 

 

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God of the week: Odin! Because I don't see any frost giants running around.

Interview: Lawrence Krauss!

Dr. Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist, who currently works as a Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Physics Department, and Inaugural Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He is the author of numerous papers and ten popular books, including A Universe from Nothing. We were privileged to be joined by Dr. Krauss back in August, when we discussed the intersection of religion, science, and politics.

Referenced during the interview: Trump's anti-science campaign, Reason Rally video, and Teaching Kids Creative Thinking.

Follow Dr. Krauss on Twitter as @LKrauss1! Also, check out his book: A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing.

Why we love the internet: @Cool_as_heck on Twitter! Specifically, this Seinfeld/Smashmouth mashup!

Quote of the Week: “Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life - weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today." - Lawrence Krauss

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Be sure to follow tSE on Twitter at @SciEnthusiasts and on Facebook as @ScienceEnthusiastPodcast!

Follow Natalie on Twitter as @ncnewell or Dan as @aSciEnthusiast!

The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

This podcast was recorded using Zencastr, a free podcasting tool that is absolutely fantastic!

Have feedback? Suggestions for a topic? Ideas for a new segment? Hate mail? Contact us - podcast@aScienceEnthusiast.com!

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Oct 5, 2016

tSE 020 - Michael Marshall, Project Director at The Good Thinking Society

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Sponsor: Homeopathy, because who wants real medicine?

God of the week: Hephaestus

Interview: Michael Marshall! Marsh is the project director at the Good Thinking Society, one of the organizers of QED, co-host of Skeptics with a K podcast, and the host of the Be Reasonable podcast, which are published by The Merseyside Skeptics Society. Follow Marsh on Twitter as @MrMMarsh!

Why we love the internet: Kid Jokes on Twitter

Quote of the Week: “Curiosity, especially intellectual inquisitiveness, is what separates the truly alive from those who are merely going through the motions.” - Tom Robbins

Be like James, Alice, the trio of Michaels, Yoana, Kris, Sarah, and Janet: Become a patron at patreon.com/tSEpodcast!

Be sure to follow tSE on Twitter at @SciEnthusiasts and on Facebook as @ScienceEnthusiastPodcast! Follow Natalie on Twitter as @ncnewell or Dan as @aSciEnthusiast!

The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission.

You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

This podcast was recorded using Zencastr, a free podcasting tool that is absolutely fantastic!

This podcast is a production of Not Narrow or Straight, LLC. All rights reserved.

Have feedback? Suggestions for a topic? Ideas for a new segment? Nastygrams? Love letters? Contact us at podcast@ascienceenthusiast.com!

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