Science Friction: An Interview with the Production Team
If you’re coming to CSICon this year and can at all help it, don’t leave early. If you do, you’ll miss the private-screening of Skeptoid Media’s eagerly awaited documentary, Science Friction. In my interview with the film’s producer and director, we discuss this important project.
The Dragons of CSICon
The associations between dragons and skepticism that I can think of are few: there is the must-read book by Carl Sagan, The Dragons of Eden, as well as Sagan’s brilliant essay, The Dragon in My Garage (actually a chapter from The Demon-Haunted World). And more recently there was the first Skeptoid film, Here Be Dragons: …
Q&A with John de Lancie
Actor John de Lancie, Star Trek’s Q, will be speaking at CSICon 2019. If you are scratching your head wondering why, read on and you will wonder no more!
So, You Want to Speak at CSICon?
The call for papers has gone out for the CSICon 2019 Sunday Papers session. Here’s what it takes to secure a spot at that coveted podium.
Creencia en videntes: ¿Cuál es el peligro y a quién hay que culpar?
Unos pocos meses atrás, inesperadamente, recibí un e-mail de una mujer a quien llamaré Ann. Ella fue víctima de una “vidente”, y el texto del asunto decía: “Fraude psíquico u$s 42.000+”. El texto del email, y la copia adjunta del papeleo administrativo que Ana había presentado en la Corte Superior de Connecticut, era alarmante. En …
Belief in Psychics: What’s the Harm and Who’s to Blame?
Your friendly neighborhood psychic is offering free readings to new clients! What’s the harm in checking her out?
Mark Edward’s Psychic Blues
Mentalist Mark Edward discusses the release of his updated book, now in audio format: Psychic Blues: Confessions of a Conflicted Medium and gives his thoughts on the public menace posed by psychic medium con artists and their promoters.
A Conversation with Skeptics’ Guide Rogue Jay Novella (Part 3)
In the final part of this interview, Jay discusses the growth of the SGU podcast, gender considerations at the NECSS conference, his parenting philosophy regarding science, and his close relative who is … wait for it … a flat earther.
Were the ‘Sonic Attacks’ on American Diplomats Just Sci-Fi?
Mass psychogenic illness expert Robert Bartholomew shares his latest thoughts on the (supposed) “sonic weapon” attacks on the U.S. embassy staff in Cuba and China.
Squaring the Skeptic with Celestia Ward (Part 2)
In part 2 of this interview, we discuss the History Channel’s Amelia Earhart debacle, mommy-woo, the Blue Whale Game, the influence of science fiction on skeptics, and chiropractic pseudoscience even a ten-year-old skeptic could see right through.
Squaring the Skeptic with Celestia Ward (Part 1)
Meet the multi-talented cohost of the Squaring the Strange podcast.
CSICon 2018: Meet the First-Timers
Have you ever wondered why people attend CSICon, and what they thought of it? In this article, five first-time attendees give us some insight into those very questions.
A Conversation with Skeptics’ Guide Rogue Jay Novella (Part 2)
In part 2 of this interview, we discuss the legacy of Perry DeAngelis, some Skeptics’ Guide segments including Jay’s all time favorite “Who’s That Noisy?”, and the Novella brothers’ science fiction review show Alpha Quadrant 6.
The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: A Book Review
For the two weeks I was listening to it during my daily commute, I couldn’t wait to get back in the car every weekday to pick up where I left off.
A Conversation with Skeptics’ Guide Rogue Jay Novella (Part 1)
Jay discussed the podcast and first SGU book.
I’m Keeping My Skeptic’s Card!
What was “The Well-Known Skeptic” supposed to do?
Introducing Psychic-Busting Private Eye Bob Nygaard (Part 2)
Here is part 2 of my conversation with Nygaard.
Introducing Psychic-Busting Private Eye Bob Nygaard (Part 1)
Nygaard is a one-of-a-kind detective who specializes in bringing “psychic” con artists to justice.
A Report from the Inaugural NYC SpeedyCamp
On June 10, yours truly—someone who had never done a presentation anywhere as a skeptic with a capital “S”—was the very first speaker at the very first New York City Skeptics’ SpeedyCamp. So, of course I have absolutely no choice but to report on this event right here and now in my new column.
An Interview with Richard Saunders of The Skeptic Zone
Guerrilla Skeptics: A Pathway to Skeptical Activism
I was lucky that I eventually stumbled upon a copy of Skeptical Inquirer in my school’s library, and it was that event that put me on the path to rationality.