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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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Feb 22, 2017

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

Sponsor: Labia lipstick: shove it in your cunt!

God of the week: El!

Interview: Orthodox Jewish rabbis require women to show them their panties. Today in, “what the actual fuck,” we bring you this story, told by the woman to whom it happened - Katia Areyah.

Her article: I Had to Take My Dirty Panties to a Rabbi, and So Has Every Orthodox Jewish Woman

Why we love the internet: Trolley Problem Memes!

Quote of the Week: 

"Believing there is no God means the suffering I've seen in my family, and indeed all the suffering in the world, isn't caused by an omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent force that isn't bothered to help or is just testing us, but rather something we all may be able to help others with in the future. No God means the possibility of less suffering in the future." -Penn Jillette

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Next week: Next week we’ll be back with our favorite non-ginger-haired Nerd, Myles Power, who came to the show armed with some favorite swears (and whole bunch of interesting stuff to talk about).

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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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Feb 15, 2017

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

Watch us LIVE on YouTube for parts of the podcast:https://youtu.be/cFtz_qMsE2A (with Miles) and https://youtu.be/s3v7kcfqAso (intro/GoTW/extended outtake)!

Sponsor: Fuck it.

God of the week: A god who is into mouth cum (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atum)

Interview: Just to prove that men can do anything women can do, but only for 25% more pay, Dan will be flying solo as he talks to Shaugnessy Naughton, scientist, business leader, entrepreneur, and the founder of 314 Action (http://www.314action.org)!

Follow Shaughnessy on all the places:

Twitter - https://twitter.com/voteshaughnessy and 314 Action https://twitter.com/314action

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/314Action

Relevant links:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/3/8/1283223/-Crucial-purple-House-district-is-heating-up-PA-8-and-why-Shaughnessy-Naughton-D-is-rising

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-is-what-the-coming-attack-on-climate-science-could-look-like/2016/12/16/e015cc24-bd8c-11e6-94ac-3d324840106c_story.html?utm_term=.5f0a85dfa434

Why we love the internet: March for Science! (https://www.facebook.com/marchforscience/)

We talked to Miles Greb, organizer of the Seattle March.

Follow Miles on various platforms:

http://www.afterthegoldrush.space

twitter.com/milesgreb1

patreon.com/milesgreb

Quote of the Week:

“The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there's little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.”

(Carl Sagan)

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Next week's episode: We’ll be back next week with our interview with Katia Areyah, and the most times the phrase “vaginal discharge” has ever been uttered on this podcast... So far.

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

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Check out Exo-Squad Goals: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1199782529

And God Awful Movies: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies

Full tSE archives: scienceenthusiastpodcast.com

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!

Feb 8, 2017
tSE 037 - Sociologist & Science Communicator, Mathew Facciani!

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

Check out the patron-only LIVE record session we did on YouTube at https://www.patreon.com/posts/patron-only-8011604!

Sponsor: Nazi punching: the secular equivalent of 'thoughts and prayers.'

God of the week: Ishtar: Mesopotamian War Goddess

Interview: Matthew Facciani!

Matthew is a sociologist, activist, and science communicator. He contributes to Patheos, which hosts his blog “According to Matthew” (http://www.patheos.com/blogs/accordingtomatthew).

Follow Mathew on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MatthewFacciani) and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MatthewFacciani)!

Why we love the internet: #ActualLivingScientist!

Quote of the Week: 

“We are our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.”

Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

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Next week's episode: Shaungessy Naughton, founder of the pro-science PAC, 314 Action!

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

Full archives: scienceenthusiastpodcast.com

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!

Feb 1, 2017
tSE 036 - Fitness writer and skeptic, James Fell!

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

Check out the patron-only LIVE record session we did on YouTube at https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-035-live-7939724! (Dan titled it wrong, we promise this is really episode 036...)

This week's sponsor: Rudy Guiliani. He's half village idiot, half person-who-can't-tell-a-lie

God of the week: LempoFinnish god of evil and demons. And moose? Meese? Meeses?

Interview: James Fell!

James is a fitness writer whose work can be found at AskMen.com, the LA Times, The Chicago Tribune, and more. Additionally, he runs the popular “James Fell: Body for Wife” website and Facebook page.

Relevant links:
http://www.scibabe.com/jamesfell_weightlossinc/

John Oliver MLM video - https://youtu.be/s6MwGeOm8iI

http://www.bodyforwife.com/the-secret-of-weight-loss-wrap-it-works-is-that-it-fucking-doesnt

http://www.bodyforwife.com/she-doesnt-owe-you-shit/

Quote of the Week: “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Next week's episode: Next week: An interview with sociologist, science communicator, and activist Matthew Facciani (http://www.matthewfacciani.com)!

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!

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