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||ExplicitISP #31 – Epidemics and Pandemics!!||WE’RE ALIVE! And we’ve got a good one! From August 31, 2014… yes, we’re that far behind… Epidemic vs. Pandemic: From Slate.com – The CDC’s official definition of an epidemic is: “The occurrence of more cases of disease than expected in a g||1/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitISP #30 – Pseudo-Medical Devices||From August 10, 2014. This was a doozy. Full show notes after the cut. First, the “humanity ain’t so bad” segment. Because without the occasional good news about the world, Jon will just wish for humanity to flush itself down a toilet.||9/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitISP Riffs #1: Brother White||On April 5, 2015, I (Mike McElroy) and Jon Ownbey sat down to watch the 2012 Christian comedy Brother White, from David A. R. White, the producer of the simply awful God’s Not Dead. As we watched, we riffed on what we were seeing,||9/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitISP #29 – Lake Monsters!!||From July 19, 2014. We talk about lake monsters, octopodes, plesiosaurs, and all manner of nonsense. As a bonus, we talk about stupid politicians who think that AIDS is caused by sperm chemicals and who think women are magical rape detectors.||8/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitISP #27 – George Orwell’s ‘1984’ and other dystopian stories||From July 12, 2014. We talk about 1984 and a bunch of other dystopian novels. War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. More episodes are coming! GET READY!||7/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitISP #26 – Social Justice Warriors Unite!||From June 28, 2014. We talk about the difference between social justice activists and “social justice warriors” – the people who make being outraged a hobby. We find points of agreement and disagreement. We make dick jokes.||5/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitISP #25 – What the F#@K are we Talking About?||From last June! We’re so timely!! Here are the show notes… WHAT THE F**K ARE WE TALKING ABOUT Intro: Welcome to the Irreverent Skeptics Podcast. I’m your host, Jon Ownbey. Joining me today, on June 22, 2014, are Mike Bohler, Michael McElroy,||4/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReverent Believers #1 – Those Darned Atheists!||Hallelujah!||3/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitISP #24 – Mind Your Own Bees-ness||Originally broadcast June 14, 2014, here’s our conversation about colony collapse disorder – what’s up with that? Mind Your Own Bees-ness Intro: Welcome to the Irreverent Skeptics Podcast. I’m your host, Rico Suave. Joining me today, on June 14, 2||3/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitISP #23 – The Satanic Panic||Here are the notes from this show, originally broadcast May 17, 2014. They’re lengthy, so I’m just going to dump them all, raw and uncut. Enjoy! (Also, note that the Dark Dungeons movie is out now! You can get it for $5,||2/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitISP #22 – Zombie Apocalypse – Stayin’ Alive!||On this episode, the whole gang gets together to trade brain recipes! Or not. Listen and see. (From May 10, 2014…) Today, we’re going to discuss everyone’s favorite cannibalistic flesh-consuming monstrosity, the zombie! Is there life after undeath?||1/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitISP #21 – Scary Ways to Die!!||On this episode, Jon, Erno, and the Mikes discussed some really terrifying ways to meet your demise. Fun topic, no? Show notes: Radiation: – Radiation poisoning sounds nice and terrifying. Although rare, it’s a particularly nasty way to go.||12/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitISP #20.1 – Brainstorm Podcast Fundraiser Promo||Hi, folks. We want to give a shout-out to the folks over at the Brainstorm Podcast, who have been running a fundraiser recently to support mental health services in Canada. In basically every single part of the developed world,||11/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitISP #20 – Feedback Mini-sode||On September 17, 2014, Jon and McElroy sat down over drinks to talk about some of the feedback we’ve received. We promise we didn’t write it all ourselves! P.S. – if your name is Wade Kaardal or Brian Koppi, we owe you a prize for sending in feedbac||11/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitISP #19 – Potluck Skepticism||As mentioned in the last post, this show actually came before episode 18. But that doesn’t matter. Time is all wibbly-wobbly anyway. In this episode: McElroy reviews “God’s Not Dead” (here’s the Reasonable Doubts episode about it,||11/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 18 – Science, Bitches!!||We’re switching the order of things up a bit. On April 19 and April 26, 2014, we did two ‘potpourri’ episodes, where we all came up with our own topics to talk about centered around a vague general subject.||9/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 17 – I Ain’t Afraid o’ No Ghosts||On April 12, 2014, we talked about SPOOKY GHOSTS! McElroy related his experiences on a ghost hunt and in a seance, Bohler talked about the tools of the trade, Jon described some of the “world’s most haunted places,” and more. Take a listen!||9/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 16 – It’s a Good Day to Diet||On March 29, 2014, the gang talked about dieting – fad diets, diets that work, diets that could kill you, and so on. We also talked about what actually worked for all of us and why some diets just aren’t up to snuff. Read on for the show notes!||9/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 15 – Who are we? And how did we get here?||On March 22, 2014, Jon, the two Mikes, and Erno had a chat about their backgrounds with regard to religion, science, and skepticism, and how the podcast itself came to be. Special guest Adam Reakes, host of the Herd Mentality Podcast, joined Jon,||8/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 14.5 – Erno’s Exorcism||Erno read part of the script for an exorcism during the show… so we decided to run with it. Enjoy this little bit of goofiness.||8/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 14 – Get Some Exorcise!||On March 15, 2014, we called upon the power of the Great Cosmic Juju to cast out the digital demons from our show. Oh, and we also talked about exorcisms throughout history and across religions! Join us, for WE ARE MANY AND OUR NAME IS LEGION BBLUGHGAH..||8/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 13 – Splenda vs. Stevia: What’s the Deal?||Back on March 11, Jon and Mike M. did a short mid-week episode on the science and controversy surrounding Splenda and Stevia, two popular natural sweeteners. Here’s our skeptical take on the claims made for and against both.||7/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 12 – Scientology part 2 – Goof the Floof||March 8, 2014 saw the second half of our two-part series on Scientology. Do your KSWs and help pass a g******g sec check! This time we talked about celebrity Scientologists, Scientology in pop culture, interesting Scientology factoids,||7/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 11 – Scientology part 1 – Please Don’t Sue Us||Way back on March 1, we did our first in a two-part series on everyone’s favorite UFO cult, Scientology. Grab your e-meter, rustle up a body thetan or two, and join us as we discuss the history of the church, some of its most noteworthy scandals,||6/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 10 – Wild and Wacky Weather Wonders||Originally broadcast February 22, 2014! Hit “Read More” for the ridiculously comprehensive show notes. JonO’s: Go F**k Yourself Denis Solaro from the Irreverent Skeptics G+ community posted a link to an ad for a homeopathic diabetes cure.||6/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 9 – A Straw-Man Army||Back in February, we discussed the debate between Bill Nye the Science Guy and Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis on the subject: Is Creation a Viable Model of Origins in Today’s Modern Scientific Era? The debate was… interesting. Revealing. Frustrating.||4/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 8 – Bizarre and/or Amazing Psychology||Another long-awaited episode! We’re only just over two months behind on this one… Dissociative Identity Disorder (per Wikipedia) (DID), previously known as multiple personality disorder (MPD), is an extremely rare mental disorder characterized b||4/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 7 – Gun Control||Originally aired live January 18, 2014… this episode was a long time coming! Today we discuss the pros and cons of gun ownership and gun control, and a bit of history on how gun laws have changed. Sorry, everyone not from America,||4/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 6 – Ancient Aliens||Drake equation A thought experiment on the variables of the chance of intelligent life in the universe Variables are: the average rate of star formation in our galaxy the fraction of those stars that have planets the average number of planets that can ...||3/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 5 – Pajama Party||Sleep What is sleep? – From healthysleep.med.harvard.edu: “We all have at least a vague notion of what sleep is, but that doesn’t mean that defining this mysterious part of our lives is simple. After all, detailed analysis of our own sleep isn’t r||3/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 4 – A Skeptics Guide to Conspiracy Live Show||An Irreverent Skeptics first. A crossover show with “A Skeptics Guide to Conspiracy” talking about the 9/11 conspiracies.||2/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 3 – First World Problems||First World Problems KnowYourMeme.com has the perfect description of FWP: “First World Problems, also known as “White Whine”, are frustrations and complaints that are only experienced by privileged individuals in wealthy countries.||2/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 2 – Secular Morality||Secular Morality Irreverent Skeptics||2/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 1 – Cryptozoology||Irreverent Skeptics Podcast: Cryptozoology December 21, 2013 Cryptozoology is: a pseudoscience involving the search for animals whose existence has not been proven. From mythical animals to those believed to be extinct,||12/20/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
The worst Episode ever
Usually this show is pretty entertaining,. There attemp at riff-track was the worst. Mostly silents and not any zingers. I think they were trying to think of things while watching. I understand what they were going for, but most riff-track shows the hosts usually have lines written ahead of time.
A skeptical podcast not to miss.
The skill and dedication of the hosts can be seen throughout the podcast. Be it the audio or content quality, this show is a real treat to listen to.
Good content and great skeptics.