Now On YouTube – The James Randi Show – Cold Fusion and Carl Sagan

The Randi Show is a biweekly video podcast produced by the James Randi Educational Foundation. James Randi himself discusses news from the world of science, pseudoscience, and the paranormal. Plus, he shares some stories from his amazing life.

In this episode, Randi explores the latest news in cold fusion. Has it finally been achieved?

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About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.

  • Andiis

    Hi Kylie, I have heard your name here and there and never read or heard your podcasts. I shall rectify this oversight directly.
    In the mean time I’m interested in the title “token skeptic”.
    I am 58 yrs old and as such have been a skeptic of governments since the Vietnam war, and of chemists claims since the rise if the agribusiness. I worked much of my life on the land, both cropping and livestock and have seen first hand the residue of bad science mixed with profit motive. The promise of high yields and fattened calves, herd immunity and bags per acre were lost in a spiral of credit squeezes and crippling debt.
    My skepticism remained throughout.
    In the last few years I have been interested in the Skeptical movement in the USA and am a keen listener to SGU and an avid reader of Skepchicks. I have also loved Randi since his appearance on The Don Lane Show in Melbourne all those years ago when he outed Uri Geller.
    However of late I have noted a bias in skeptical reporting, and an unwillingness to hear another side to a debate. It seems to get down to personalities opposing one another and not reasoned argument. I went to Melbourne to hear Brian Dunning and Rebecca Watson talk and I have to say I was less than impressed.
    I felt spoken down to and felt the evening was not so much about an approach to critical thinking as it was a lesson on how to be skeptical. Given the demographic of the audience ( predominantly male 35yrs old to 65 yrs old ) I felt they missed the mark.
    Well I shan’t go on too much about that, suffice it to say, I feel apart from those I thought of as fellow travelers.

    I’m @keatter on twitter. I look forward to your podcasts.

    • Kylie Sturgess

      Hi Andiis – as someone who became the ‘token skeptic’ because of feeling a little on the out in comparison to the majority of skeptics, I know what you mean. Try episode #60 of the podcast to see an example of what the show is like? And thank you. :)


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