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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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Nov 30, 2016

tSE 027 - Former Naturopath Britt Hermes!

 

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

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God of the week: Plutus: Greek god of wealth

Interview: Britt Hermes!

Britt is a former naturopathic doctor who now works tirelessly to raise awareness of the dangers of naturopathic medicine. Britt is a Master’s of Science student in Medical Life Sciences at the University of Kiel, writer at Naturopathic Diaries, contributor to Forbes, Science Based Medicine, and Science 2.0.

Links to things referenced in the interview: Bastyr University (and also this), CNME, Joe Pizzorno, Maple syrup won't cure meningitis

Why we love the internet: Endless Screaming (@infinite_scream) on Twitter. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Quote of the Week: Patients deserve to know the dangers associated with getting medical care from under-trained practitioners steeped in pseudoscience. Lawmakers need to know that “ND” does not convey medical competency. Rather, it indicates that a person using that title is unequivocally “Not a Doctor.” (Britt Hermes)

Next week's guest: Chris Kluwe!

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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.

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Nov 23, 2016

tSE 026 - Skeptic & YouTuber, C0nc0rdance!

 

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

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God of the week: Ra!

Interview: C0nc0rdance! Tonight we are thrilled to be joined by Concordance, the brains and voice behind his self-titled YouTube channel. Thanks to the power of social media (and a certain league of nerds), Concordance has found his way onto this podcast.

(Concordance: arriving at the same conclusion by multiple lines of inquiry.)

Follow him on YouTube or check him out on Twitter as @c0nc0rdance!

Quote of the Week: “Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?” - Douglas Adams

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

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Nov 16, 2016

tSE 025 - Paleontologist Trevor Valle! 

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Interview: Trevor Valle! Trevor is a field paleontologist, tv host, and all-around science badass. And for some reason he’s decided to come talk to us.

Follow Trevor on Twitter as @tattoosandbones!

Quote of the Week: It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong. (Richard Feynman)

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Nov 9, 2016

tSE 024 - Film Review of Consumed

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

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This week we did something a little different and broke down the "movie" or "film" or "noun" called Consumed. Spoiler alert: It is indeed the worst.

Special thanks to Amy Porterfield Levy for helping us dissect this thing. Follow Amy on Twitter as @AmysTruth!

Sources referenced during the review:
The flu is deadly.
Monsanto doesn't sue farmers
Indian farmer suicide myth

Quote of the Week: "Almost certainly the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind." (Norman Borlaug)

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.

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Nov 2, 2016

tSE 023 - Herb Silverman, Founder of Secular Coalition for America  

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Guest: Herb Silverman!

Herb Silverman is founder and president emeritus of the Secular Coalition for America; founder of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in Charleston, South Carolina; and founder and former faculty advisor to the College of Charleston student Atheist/Humanist Alliance. He is a board member of the American Humanist Association; advisory board member of the Secular Student Alliance; an "On Faith" blogger for the Washington Post online. Herb's website is HerbSilverman.com.

Be sure to check out Herb Silverman's new autobiography: Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt!

Quote of the Week: “Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?”― Carl Sagan

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? Hate mail? Contact us - podcast@aScienceEnthusiast.com!

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