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The Geologic Podcast is a weekly podcast consisting of personal stories, comedy sketches, news commentary, music and movie reviews, science advocacy, original songs, and interviews. Its host and producer is musician, composer, drummer, comedian, storyteller, TEDx speaker, event emcee, and vigilant defender of the Theory of Gravity— George Hrab. The content often draws from Geo’s musical career; the music industry in general; his adventures as a semi-almost-famous critical thinker; his fascin ...
 
The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and his team of reporters for your weekly dose of skeptical news and interviews, reports and comments. Past guests have included, James Randi, Stephen Fry, Tim Minchin, Eugenie Scott, Dr Phil Plait, Michael Marshall, Dr Steve Novella, Dr Pamela Gay, Jon Ronson, Dr Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh, Prof. Richard Wiseman, Dick Smith, Banachek, Prof. Chris French, George Hrab, Tim Ferguson, Dr Paul Willis and many, many more. Fea ...
 
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In this absolute treat of an ep, we're joined once again by musician and podcaster George Hrab (@GeorgeHrab) for a chat about the wedding-industrial complex, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Badness, Danny Elfman, P.D.Q. Bach, Stan Freberg, popsicles, and more! This one's for the music nerds. Which is probably most of you. Enjoy. Follow us on T…
 
The Show Notes EZ-OFF is amazingIntroSwimming is torture but it’s okInteresting Fauna - Chernobyl’s Eastern Tree Frogs (Hyla orientalis)Religious Moron of the Week - Dalton ClodfelterMortimer calls in again for the againth timeTell Me Something Good - Vax Rates in Marin CountyPrimalCSICON soon! Show close Mentioned in the Show CSICON:csiconference.…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:36 Claire Klingenberg for Skepticon 2022 Claire Klingenberg is the president of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations. She has been involved in the skeptic movement since 2013 as co-organiser of the Czech Paranormal Challenge. https://www.clairek.com 0:14:04 Take Stock - With Shelley Stocken Does…
 
Brian documents his time on the road with NSP in this series of audio diaries recorded in the finest bathrooms America has to offer. Shenanigans and hijinks abound in this “can’t miss” episode! Follow us on Twitter at @leightonnight and on Instagram at @leighton_night. You can find Brian on Twitter/Instagram at @bwecht, and Leighton at @graylish (T…
 
The Show Notes Fully immersive entertainment and butterfliesIntroFinishing the TourAsk George - Correcting post hoc? from Paul D.Tell Me Something Good - India develops its first HPV vaccineThe dilemma that is Tom CruiseReligious Moron of the Week - East Baton Rouge School & Living Faith Christian CenterHarvestFest Bethlehem, Sat Oct.1stShow close …
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:24 You Can Count on Adrienne Pseudoscience in Education In this discussion, Adrienne Hill, Kelly Burke, and the Skeptical Fairy Godmother Angel from the internet, aka the tooth fairy, aka Michelle Bijkersma, get together to discuss pseudoscience in education within their three countries of Canada, the USA …
 
The Show Notes Skeptics Guide to the FutureIntroOn the road…Damian Handzy’s Facts That’ll Fuck Y’up - Tonic, Trading Places, Horses, NASCAR, Disney, more…Ask George - Album Art? from Josh H.Religious Moron of the Week - Khandaker Mohammed RahmanInteresting Fauna - Black Swallower, Chiasmodon nigerTell Me Something Good - Manu Prakash’s paper micros…
 
In Brian's absence, this gaggle of gamers goofs off IN PERSON about all sorts of unlistenable stuff: going to New York, spicy Drive (2011) takes, Fallout: New Vegas, Creator Clash, Juggalos, Channel 5, bullying Vernon, and more! Essentially this is just Leighton, Allison, Vernon, and Jerik having a regular friend hang but there are mics and the con…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:18 Did Nostradamus Predict death of the Queen? Some claim Nostradamus predicted with accuracy the year in which Queen Elizabeth II would die, but also that he foresaw the crowning of Prince Harry as king. It turn out either is true. We look into the claim and hear from some who believe it to be true. https…
 
The Show Notes Memory is a weird thingIntroTypes of mistakesTell Me Something Good - Avoiding Whale Collisions in Sri LankaJeff Beck’s Guitar ShopDamian Handzy’s Facts That’ll Fuck Y’up - All QE EditionAsk George - Secular Hymn? from Chris T.Religious Moron of the Week - Pedro Jimenez AriasSeven Songs LIVE w/PFA now on YouTubeTour!Show close Mentio…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:00 Queen Elizabeth II - Predictions With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, we take a look at some of the predictions made about her over the last 20 years, catalogued in the database of the Great Australian Psychic Prediction Project. 0:11:52 Australian Skeptics Newsletter What skeptical news has caught the…
 
On this thrilling ep, we're joined by musician Bobby Bray (@BobbyBray) of The Locust/INUS and our producer Jerik for a chat about cortical homunculi, circuit bending, making furbies scream, the birthday problem, screamo voice, and more! Follow us on Twitter at @leightonnight and on Instagram at @leighton_night. You can find Brian on Twitter/Instagr…
 
The Show Notes It’s possible! Thank you, Pat Metheny.IntroHappy Birthday in HeavenTell Me Something Good - John Barlow’s Controlled StopHistory Chunk - September 8thReligious Moron of the Week - Peter Schmidt from Blake FurmanAsk George - Lightning Round from Leo S.Interesting Fauna - Grasshopper mouse Onychomys torridusNinja Brian’s All-Star Varie…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:30 A Psychic in Court With a guilty verdict handed down in the Chris Dawson murder trial, Richard Saunders recounts the day he was in court in 2020 to hear the testimony of a so-called 'Psychic' who has a tenuous link to the case. This report, together with comments form Nicholas Cowdery AO, QC, appeared i…
 
On this very fun episode, we're joined by Jack and Nate VanDerPol of the band Viper Club (@viperclubband) for a chat about the most pretentious fruits, I Think You Should Leave, mom impressions, behind-the-scenes of music videos, tow truck driver hijinks, and more! Follow us on Twitter at @leightonnight and on Instagram at @leighton_night. You can …
 
The Show Notes Why do you stop at red lights? Intro George Dawson’s Book Banned… Interesting Fauna - Polymita picta or Painted Snail Ask George - Simple music? from Chris G. Dopesick on Hulu Hoarder House Flippers on Hulu Religious Moron of the Week - Dr. Ed Young Damian Handzy’s Facts That’ll Fuck Y’up - Some Quickie Numbers-Based Facts… Tell Me S…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:34 Tik Tok Astrology Hundreds of Tik Tok videos are dedicated to Astrology. What do they tell us about this ancient belief system? What can we learn? Find out as we review a small selection of those who claim to read the stars. 0:18:48 Australian Skeptics Newsletter What skeptical news has caught the eye o…
 
On this lovely little episode, we're joined by the incredibly talented video game composer/musician Lena Raine (@kuraine) for a chat about Seattle, serial music, the evolution of indie game scores, vintage MIDI swapping, cool architecture, and more! ALSO: Our Stay Safe shirts are back for preorder! Grab one at merch.leightonnight.com and struggle t…
 
The Show Notes Band anthropology & entitlement Intro Running in the rain Interesting Fauna - Maremmano-Abruzzese or Maremma Sheep Dogs Ask George - Band Breaks? from Kelsey - Original members? from Joseph G. Russian tourist photos Religious Moron of the Week - Pastor Carlton Funderburke from Ben Styuts Tell Me Something Good - Lyme Disease Vaccine …
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:40 Maynard's Spooky Action Family Science Day at Parramatta The Mystery Investigators team take part in Family Science Day at Parramatta Square. No spoon is safe as Richard Saunders, Ian Bryce and Maynard entertain hundreds of mums, dads and kids. Maynard also asks the big question "What does science mean …
 
On this delightful episode, we're joined by professor/founder of Vans Warped Tour/absolute legend, Kevin Lyman (@kevinlyman)! Kevin talks about tales from the history of the tour, why you shouldn't trust people in golf shirts, what the future of touring festivals looks like, "selling out", his transition into teaching, and more! Don't miss this one…
 
The Show Notes New ComputerIntro30th Musikfest Damian Handzy’s Facts That’ll Fuck Y’Up Wine Coolers, NZ Author, Python, Shakers, Ejections, OJ & more…The Orville is on Disney+ The Dropout is on HuluReligious Moron of the Week Pastor Roman Gutierrez from The Door Christian FellowshipMinistries of McAllenThe History Chunk August 18thAsk George Gear? …
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:36 Interview with Jon Guy Put simply, Think Straight is an owner's manual for the human brain. Drawing from the vast history of scientific and cognitive research, this book is a tour de force through the science and philosophy of the human mind, and what it means to think as a rational human being in the 2…
 
What a delightful episode! On this one, we're joined by harpist/pedal enthusiast Emily Hopkins (@emilyharpist), her partner Russ, and our producer Jerik for a super fun conversation about all sorts of stuff: whether Billy Joel sucks or not, #littlelongislandthings, overdone wedding song requests, cool boutique pedals, and more. Jerik serenades us! …
 
The Show Notes IntroMusikfest is in full swing and rock and polka Geo’s Unofficial Musikfest Bootleg: LOVE 1. Atlanta 2. Where Have You Been 3. Remora 4. Asked To Dance (Getting Grace) 5. Fifty Stories 6. My Thief (Costello/Bacharach cover) 7. How Do You Do? 8. Small Comfort 9. Happy Birthday Baby Show close Mentioned in the Show Musikfest gigs ...…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:30 Ben Radford America the Fearful National panics about crime, immigrants, police, and societal degradation have been pervasive in the United States of the 21st century. Many of these fears begin as mere phantom fears, but are systematically amplified by social media, news media, bad actors and even well-…
 
For our first episode that requires an emphatic content warning, we're joined by Youtuber Matt Orchard (@RealMattOrchard) for a chat about New Zealand and Better Call Saul. These two topics comprise about 10% of the episode and the rest is about heinous crimes, so here's the CONTENT WARNING: We talk about JonBenet Ramsey, the Justin Ross Harris hot…
 
The Show Notes Who do you think you are?IntroLoud Music on Loud MachinesInteresting Fauna - Underwater Pollinating Idotea balthicaAsk George - Displacement? from JasonReligious Moron of the Week - Russian Cross Swingin’ PriestThe History Chunk - August 3rdTell Me Something Good - The Last WitchNECSS & MusikfestShow close Mentioned in the Show Russi…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:55 VALE Jim Wilshire A tribute to our late voice-over man and decades long friend of producer Richard Saunders. Video: Jim in action recording for The Skeptic Zone in 2011 https://youtu.be/nFByyeTIqEQ 0:14:08 Australian Skeptics Newsletter What skeptical news has caught the eye of Tim Mendham this week? Re…
 
On this humdinger of an ep, we're joined by rapper/word masseuse/W-hat enthusiast Wordburglar (@Wordburglar) to discuss Nova Scotia-exclusive ice cream flavors, the origin of NSP's Peppermint Creams, donair sauce, Kool Keith, Burgie's biggest inspirations, how to survive San Diego Comic Con, and more! Follow us on Twitter at @leightonnight and on I…
 
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