Trolling With Logic
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We areTrolling with Logic (TWL) also pronounced "Tool" for short. A weekly skeptical podcast with an irreverent sense of humour. We've changed and evolved over the years in ways that would have Darwin spinning so fast in his grave angular momentum would phone in to complain. We currently focus on skepticism with a pop culture angle, looking at the science behind our favorite media In addition, we also undertake movie and TV review from those sublime cinematic masterpieces to those productions that make Tommy Wiseau look like Stanley Kubrik So join our team of Nathan the Journalist, Cal the Engineer, Kitch the Biologist and Out resident Innuendo maestro, Jenn. Want us to review a movie? Want to be a guest to promote your new book or talk on your fave subject? Then drop us an email
||Explicit#060 - "Consumed" Movie Review||Consumed – Movie Review Are we too old for all this GMO s**t? Microblogganism and Cal certainly aren’t as they look at the 2016 anti-gmo drama “Consumed”. Intended as an examination of concerns over GMO’s, the film instead plays like one woman||9 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#059 - Why People Reject Evidence, According to Matthew Facciani||Why People Reject Evidence, According to Matthew Facciani What are some of the social and psychological factors which lead people to reject evidence that conflicts with their worldview? Joining us to tackle this and related questions is Matthew Facciani||1 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#058 - Bad Christian Movie Tropes WIth Marissa Alexa McCool||--||19 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#057 - Pseudoscience vs Justice with Kavin Senapathy||What is the public not understanding about GM foods that creates the significant gap between scientists and the public in how each views biotechnology? What are the science and public-policy benefits of widespread use of biotechnology in food and medici||12 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#056 - Zombie Apocalypse with Steven Schlozman||--||1 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#055 - Is Race Even Real? With Guy P Harrison||What is race? Where did the concept of biological races come from, and does it make any logical or scientific sense? What does the history of human migration, invention, and conquest really teach us about the role of race in shaping human civilization?||11 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#054 - The Hormone Myth with Robyn Stein DeLuca||The Hormone Myth – How many times have you heard a woman be dismissed as “hormonal”, or her rationality be questioned, because of assumed endocrine imbalance? Chances are you’ve heard the phrases “on the rag” or “PMSing” used to put some||3 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#053 - Science of Doctor Who||What can a reincarnating Time Lord who gallivants across time and space in a 1950s-era police box whilst battling evil robots and aliens teach us about real-world science? To answer this question, Nathan, Jenn, and Cal are joined by Simon Guerrier, a do||27 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#052 - Mister Kent Hovind||In this episode of Trolling with Logic, the crew takes a hard look at the magical world of young-earth creationism, as envisioned by everyone’s favorite creationist Kent Hovind. Before spending the last decade in federal prison for tax fraud and evasi||20 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#051 - Prometheus Review||In this episode, the Trolling with Logic crew reviews the 2012 sci-fi travesty “Prometheus,” aka “Erich von Däniken’s Wet Dream.” It’s the prequel to the classic sci-fi horror “Alien” franchise, but this time it’s not a wonderful Love||13 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#50 - Mission to Mars review||Mission to MarsIn this episode, the Trolling with Logic crew reviews “Mission to Don Cheadle's Tent,” aka “Skittles on Mars,” aka Brian De Palma’s 2000 fantasy film “Mission to Mars.” This movie tells the story of a band of scientific illi||6 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#049 - Capricorn One Review||In this episode of Trolling with Logic, the team learns that the only thing better than blasting off for Mars is a high-stakes helicopter chase in a desert on Earth. Nathan, Cal, and Jenn review the 1977 action thriller “Capricorn One,” the story of||8 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#048 - Gattaca Review||"For someone who was never meant for this world, I must confess I'm suddenly having a hard time leaving it. Of course, they say every atom in our bodies was once part of a star. Maybe I'm not leaving... maybe I'm going home." - In this episode of TwL Ca||1 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#047 - Cambrian Geology with Fred Bowyer||Be prepared, this episode of Trolling with Logic is very science-heavy. But that’s why we love it. Nathan, Cal, and Jenna are joined by none other than Jenna’s brother Fred Bowyer! Fred Bowyer studies at The University of Edinburgh’s School of Geo||25 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#046 - Network Review||We’re mad as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore! In this episode Nathan, Cal and Jenn review Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 dark satire “Network,” the eerily-prophetic and highly prescient story of a down-and-out television news anchor named||18 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#045 - Christine (2016) Review||Content Warning: In this episode there are lengthy discussions about suicide, mental illness and specifically, depression. In this episode we review the 2016 movie "Christine" and the issues arising from the film. Christine is a biographical look at||11 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#044 - Treknology with Ethan Siegel||Captain’s Log, Stardate 11708.05. The Trolling with Logic crew welcomes aboard Dr. Ethan Siegel, an astrophysicist with expertise in cosmological perturbations. He has reported on his journeys “Beyond the Galaxy” in his book carrying that title, p||4 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#043 - Beware the Slenderman||In May 2014, two 12 year-old girls lured another girl their age into the woods in the town of Waukesha, Wisconsin. Their victim was stabbed multiple times but narrowly survived. What drove these two young girls to commit such an act? They were inspired||28 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#042 - Comics and Science with Miles Greb||On this episode, Cal and Nathan speak with special guest Miles Greb, a Seattle-based comic writer, folk singer, and advocate for science, skepticism, and atheism. He has authored science-and-skepticism-based comics in the optimistic sci-fi tradition, in||21 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#041 - Fake News & Post Truth with Gleb Tsipursky||Are we living in a post-truth era? What is “fake news,” and what problems does it pose to critical thinkers and reason-oriented activists? What is the alternative to “alternative facts”? In this episode, we speak with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, a consu||14 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Okay so far but change the Bitrate
I haven't listened to a whole show yet but I like the format. It's refreshing to hear extended debates by amateur theists and atheists. I'm so tired of hearing the same old arguments by professional theologians being slapped down by high profile atheists and this is a welcome break. One thing your really must do is CHANGE THE BITRATE. The audio quality is fine but it only warrants about 48kbps, you have it on 128kbps which is making the files way too big to download quickly.
A thoughful & engaging listen
Most skeptical, liberal, atheist podcasts are just banter & opinions. This podcast is much more. The presenters are engaging and knowledgable. This means their arguments are though provoking, well informed and perhaps, therfore, more likely to be heard and digested by people who don't share their views - the very point of skepticism I would argue.
On top of that, it's really entertaining. I'd decided to subscribe within 10 minutes of listening.