By Jonathan Jarry and Andrew Cody
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Listen in as Canadian skeptics Jonathan Jarry and Andrew Cody bring you voices of reason to look at the evidence at the core of contentious issues. Goodbye, fantasy; hello, reality.
||ExplicitEpisode 208 - Finale||It’s the season 2 finale. Jonathan sits down with Andrew Cody, Anna af Hallstrom, and Matt Barbacki to talk about rationality, skepticism, and what’s next for Montreal. We discuss the inaugural edition of Café Hitchens; what we know about how the m||4/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 207 - Joe Nickell on Hauntings||Ghosts, poltergeists, apparitions… if we believe in them, does that make them true? Jonathan sits down with an expert who does sleight-of-hand before every interview: Dr. Joe Nickell! The Mackenzie House in Toronto, London’s Enfield poltergeist, eve||2/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 206 - Daniele Fanelli and Jonathan Kimmelman on (Bad) Science||Is scientific research inefficient or have we grossly oversimplified the situation? We begin with a mad comedic dash through the life of a young scientist to the sound of Italian music and then meet an actual Italian scientist! Dr. Fanelli and Dr. Kimme||1/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 205 - Funny You Should Think That!||It's a ho-ho-holiday special, bringing you audio from our November 16 stage show, Funny You Should Think That! Stuck with annoying relatives with no idea how to entertain them? Start playing this show and, soon, you'll be rolling on the floor, clutching||12/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 204 - Christopher Labos on the Rise of Integrative Medicine||Would you like a side of magic with your chemo? Disproven folk remedies used to be domain of snake oil salesmen; now, they are being integrated into university health centres. Jonathan speaks to Dr. Christopher Labos, a public science educator and cardi||12/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 203 - Jill Tarter on SETI Funding||It's a tug-of-war between a Romantic yearning for the stars and the sometimes harsh economic reality. As we listen for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence, who pays the phone bill? Jonathan sits down with Dr. Jill Tarter, the outgoing director of the||11/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 202 - Eric Weichel on Postmodern Art||Is a long cardboard chain and anchor really a deep message on immigration? What is the difference between artificial pussy willows and an escalator? Are postmodern artists just having a laugh? Jonathan drags Andrew Cody through last March's Nuit blanche||10/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 201 - Michael Shermer on Believing||We celebrate our return with Mr. Skepticism himself, Dr. Michael Shermer. What was it in humans' evolution that led to us having beliefs and what credence can we ascribe to them? We talk mushers, invisible princesses, bicycles, and sacred cows. Back in||9/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTeaser for Season 2||Season 2 starts in September. In the meantime, here's a look back at our first season and the reveal of our guest on the season premiere. Skeptics, you might know who he is. Music is "The Flames of Rome" by Kai Engel from the album "Calls and Echoes".||8/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 106 - Joe Schwarcz on the Irrational Fear of Chemicals||It's the season 1 finale of Within Reason with bestselling author and public science educator Dr. Joe Schwarcz. We discuss chemophobia, bisphenol A, homeopathy, and the future of college education (hint: it's not blackboard and chalk). Back in the studi||5/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 105 - Matt Barbacki and the Methods of Rationality||An engineer drops by the podcast to tell Jonathan how to be less wrong. It involves tomato timers, effective altruism, and the historicity of your beliefs. Can a Less Wrong rationalist and a skeptical rationalist get along? Back in the studio, Andrew, o||3/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 104 - Shuvo Ghosh and Chase Ross on Gender Identity||Are you a boy or a girl? We explore gender identity with paediatrician Dr. Shuvo Ghosh. It's an enlightening discussion that should be preceded by an "air quote" warning. Then, Andrew has a conversation with Chase, trans man extraordinaire, and the two||2/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 103 - Timothy Caulfield on Health and Fitness Myths||Can you lose weight permanently? Do you deserve an after-run muffin and latte? Should you stretch before your workout? Law professor and author of the book "The Cure for Everything!", Timothy Caulfield, answers these health and fitness questions using t||1/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 102 - Richard Bernier on Secularity in Quebec||Our guest this month is Richard Bernier, a Christian theologian. What happens when two atheists sit down with a Roman Catholic? We talk secularism, secularity, Quebec Charters, public funding of religious schools, and "attack shirts". Andrew shows his l||12/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 101 - Eugenie Scott and Sarah Bean on Evolution||It's a giant-sized premiere extravaganza for our monthly rational podcast. Anthropology teacher Sarah Bean and National Center for Science Education Executive Director Eugenie Scott join Jonathan and Andrew in a discussion about evolution, creationism,||11/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Only one flaw
Really enjoyed the first episode and have subscribed. Looking forward to more. But please, PLEASE drop the fake American redneck accent. It's truly grating, and would eventually make me stop listening to the show. Other than that, it's a delight!
touches all the bases
While it obvious the hosts, guests and staff are serious about wha they do, they don’t let get in the way of having fun, be it at their own expense of the expense of some of the ridiculous beliefs and subjects covered on the show. The point of view is unique from other skeptical shows, they definitely have a niche of their own and it’s it’s really great to hear not just a Canadian point of view, but the Montreal QC one which is nowhere else in science podcasting that I can find. Passion and humour for science, reason and fairness seem to feul this podcast and it’s all the better for it.
The Northern View
I have listened to the first two episodes and I am very impressed both with the interesting content and the professionalism of the presentation.
I have taken the liberty of sharing your efforts with some folks who may be able to give you some of the publicity you deserve. Keep up the good work, I am looking forward to your next episode.