Big Picture Science – Skeptic Seth: Guy Harrison / Ghostbuster

August 17, 2015

Skeptic Seth – Ghostbuster click to listen (TRT 2:59) Part 7 of Skeptic Check: Skeptic Seth, featuring Guy Harrison, journalist and author of Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser, assuaging Seth’s concerns about things that go bump in the night.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Seth: Peter Adams / Trustworthy Information

August 17, 2015

Skeptic Seth – Trustworthy Information click to listen (TRT 6:57) Part 6 of Skeptic Check: Skeptic Seth, featuring Peter Adams, senior vice president for educational programs with the News Literacy Project, discussing how we wade through the information gushing from the firehose of the internet.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Seth: Andrew Maynard / Fearing Technology

August 17, 2015

Skeptic Seth – Fearing Technology click to listen (TRT 5:01) Part 5 of Skeptic Check: Skeptic Seth, featuring Andrew Maynard, professor in the School for Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, describing how we assess risks when it comes to technological innovation.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Seth: Guy Harrison / Unreliable Memory

August 17, 2015

Skeptic Seth – Unreliable Memory click to listen (TRT 5:01) Part 4 of Skeptic Check: Skeptic Seth, featuring Guy Harrison, journalist and author of Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser, discussing why our powerful brains have such weak memories.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Seth: UFO caller

August 17, 2015

Skeptic Seth – UFO caller click to listen (TRT 1:56) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Skeptic Seth, featuring a typical phone call Seth receives any given morning.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Seth: Steven Novella / Health Gimmicks

August 17, 2015

image by Alia Rezk Skeptic Seth – Health Gimmicks click to listen (TRT 8:10) Part 2 of Skeptic Check: Skeptic Seth, featuring Steven Novella, assistant professor of neurology at Yale University School of Medicine and host of the “Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe” podcast, enlightening Seth on the supposed benefits of raw milk, vitamins, and […]

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Seth: Daniel Armistead / Whitening Toothpaste

August 17, 2015

Skeptic Seth – Whitening Toothpaste click to listen (TRT 2:48) Part 1 of Skeptic Check: Skeptic Seth, featuring Daniel Armistead, Seth’s actual dentist from Palo Alto, California, explaining why “whitening” toothpaste may not do what it says it does.

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Big Picture Science – Solar System Vacation

August 9, 2015

Big Picture Science – Solar System Vacation Ever gone bungee jumping on Venus? Of course not. No one has. However your great-great-great grandchildren might find themselves packing for the cloudy planet … or for another locale in our cosmic backyard. That’s what we picture as we accelerate our imagination to escape velocity and beyond – […]

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Big Picture Science – Solar System Vacation: Michael Busch / Asteroid Activities

August 9, 2015

Solar System Vacation – Asteroid Activities click to listen (TRT 4:43) Part 10 of Solar System Vacation, featuring Michael Busch, planetary scientist at the SETI institute, describing the challenges of playing catch on an asteroid.

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Big Picture Science – Solar System Vacation: Mark Showalter / Ice Climbing on Pluto

August 9, 2015

Solar System Vacation – Ice Climbing on Pluto click to listen (TRT 4:38) Part 9 of Solar System Vacation, featuring Mark Showalter, planetary scientist at the SETI institute and member of the New Horizons team.

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