SkepSun #01 (08_26_2012)

Skeptical Sunday made its debut on Ithaca Community Radio on 88.1 FM on August 26, 2012 at 8 AM!

You missed it?  Use the link to the .mp3 file below to download it and listen to it at your leisure. Or, simply subscribe to the RSS feed of this blog in iTunes to automatically download it each week.  Be forewarned that Skeptical Sunday is a big file, around 125 MB!

On this week’s Freethought Radio hear about FFRF’s billboard caveat at the RNC in Tampa: “God Fixation Won’t Fix This Nation.” This week Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker  talk with University of Central Florida professor Charles Negy, whose Cross-Cultural Psychology course warns about bigotry, yet he was unable to avoid religious bigotry in his own class, prompting him to send an eloquent letter to his students which has gone viral on the internet.

Afterwards we listen to Annie Laurie speech at the Reason Rally held on the D.C. Mall on March 24th, 2012, followed by Dan’s entertainment on the piano.

On Point of Inquiry, host Chris Mooney talks to U. of Maryland College Park Professor of Psychology Arie Kruglanski about the psychology of closed mindedness.

We then listen to two short podcasts: Skeptics Guide 5 x 5 on the subject of “What’s the harm of pseudoscience and magical thinking?” followed by Brian Dunning’s Skeptoid podcast in which he describes his methodology for considering claims in everyday situations as well as for his weekly show.

Hope you enjoy this first broadcast.  Your comments and suggestions are most welcome!


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