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The Science Enthusiast Podcast

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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Jan 25, 2017
tSE 035 - Is it okay to punch a Nazi? (Spoiler: probably not)

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

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This week's sponsor: Pepe. #TakeBackPepe

Topic: Nazis and their punchability relative to being a decent human being.

Quote of the Week: “Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn't matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.”  (Richard Feynman)

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CHECK OUT NAT ON LEAGUE OF NERDS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi53-kWfHU0&t=336s!

Next week's episode: We’ll bring you our interview with the awesome James Fell, fitness and nutrition writer and all-around fantastic debunker of bullshit.

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

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Jan 18, 2017
tSE 034 - Cara Santa Maria, Science Communicator, Co-Host of Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe!

tSE 034 - Cara Santa Maria, Science Communicator, Co-Host of Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe!

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

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This week's sponsor: Andrew Wakefield!

You remember all those times when you wanted to commit genocide against children, infants, and the immunocompromised? Thankfully, Andy finally got around to releasing his own MMR vaccine that he patented back in the 90s. Introducing MMRmurder.

MMRmurder: specially formulated for parents who shove bleach up their kids’ asses to cure Autism.

God of the week: Athena: Greek goddess of wisdom, war, and artistry

Interview: This evening we are thrilled to be joined by Cara Santa Maria! Cara is a journalist, science communicator, television presenter and producer, and podcaster, hosting Talk Nerdy and SGU. (And somehow she has found time to talk to us tonight!)

Why we love the internet Thoughts about the internet: Criticism of Islam!

Because ideas aren’t people, and bad ideas deserve to be criticized and mocked. Dan read a few messages he received from ex-Muslims, and explains why if you use the term “Islamophobia” in a serious manner, we automatically assume you’re an idiot.

Referenced in the segment: this post on the page, but also this one and this one. You can read more about Xulhaz Mannan’s story, too.

Quote of the Week: “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'

-Isaac Asimov

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Next week's episode: We’ll bring you our interview with the awesome James Fell, fitness and nutrition writer and all-around fantastic debunker of bullshit.

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.

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

Jan 11, 2017
tSE 033 - Dal, the owner of @TakeThatDarwin on Twitter!

tSE 033 - Dal, the owner of @TakeThatDarwin on Twitter!

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

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This week's sponsor: Robert Kennedy Jr, Donald Trump's nomination for chair of the new "vaccine safety commission."

Because it's 20-fucking-17 and they're "exploring" creating an Autism committee based on a study by Andrew Wakefield, most popular for causing needless suffering and deaths of thousands of children, that has been repeatedly and thoroughly debunked years ago.

God of the week: Jesus H. Christ (The "H" is for Herbert).

Interview: Dal, aka @TakeThatDarwin on Twitter!

"If humans evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys? Good work, creationists! Yeah, I bet professional biologists never thought about THAT one before!" -Dal

 

Why we love the internet: Kitten Lady! You can also check out her webpage, KittenLady.org!

Quote of the Week: Science matters, evidence is awesome, and critical thinking is an absolute necessity.  (Jenny Splitter)

Next week's episode: We’ll be back next week with an interview with Cara Santa Maria, host of the Talk Nerdy podcast, co-host of The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast, and about 39012873 other things!

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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Jan 6, 2017
tSE 032 - James Williams and Buck Mulligan talk about... Cannibalism

tSE 032 - James Williams and Buck Mulligan talk about... Cannibalism

 

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God of the week: Dagda: Celtic Ruler-God

Interview: James Williams and Buck Mulligan!

We are thrilled to be joined by James Williams and Buck Mulligan. Because who doesn’t want to start their day by discussing cannibalism with two dudes from across The Pond?

You can follow Buck on Twitter as @ThatBuckGuy and contact James at Jim42dot@gmail.com!

Quote of the Week: Emotional intelligence is just as crucial as scientific objectivity in the struggle to understand the past. (Timothy Taylor)

Next week's episode: We’ll be back next week with an interview with Dal, who runs the amazing @TakeThatDarwin Twitter!

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.

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

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