You’re right: it’s a show about ESP. And, correct again: we’re excited about the publication of a paper that claims precognition exists. You’ve already divined what our paranormal investigator says about the paper, whether the statistics that it cites are significant, and what the editor-in-chief of a major scientific journal has to say on the tricky matter of publishing such a result at all.
You’re not surprised that Brains on Vacation takes on the matter of Armageddon-by-exploding-star, because, you knew that. You also knew that it will be an excellent show. But, tune in anyway – consider it a repeat.
Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Phil Plait on the death of Betelgeuse.
Part 2: Jim Underdown on ESP.
Part 3: Jeff Rouder on statistics.
Part 4: Jim Underdown on statistics.
Part 5: Bruce Alberts on publishing scientific papers.
Part 6: Steve Macknik on neurology.