- Bob is feeling stabby about Jack the Ripper;
- Eve’s going berserk about Viking women;
- Barb’s teaching us something;
- And Tim’s coup continues into Week 2!
Apologies for the audio/video issues with Tim’s portions, it was unavoidable.
The panel this week was (left to right) Tim Farley, Robert Blaskiewicz, Eve Siebert, and Barbara Drescher.
Trivia question this week (at 3:42)
Today in 1993 both Bill Nye the Science Guy and The X Files premiered on the same day. This Saturday September 13 is the anniversary of what other skeptic program, which is much older?
Barb on prejudice and gender (at 4:50)
ICBS Everywhere: The Prejudice Trap http://icbseverywhere.com/blog/2014/09/the-prejudice-trap/
Eve on Viking warrior women (at 22:25)
Skeptical Humanities: Women of the Viking Age Kicked Ass, But That Doesn’t Mean That They Were Vikings http://skepticalhumanities.com/2014/09/07/women-of-the-viking-age-kicked-ass-but-that-doesnt-mean-they-were-vikings/
Martin Rundkvist, Aardvarchaeology: Shield Maidens! True or False? http://scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/2013/07/29/shield-maidens-true-or-false/
Bob on the new Jack the Ripper book (at 34:38)
Are you on this list of possible suspects? Go check! We’ll wait! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_the_Ripper_suspects
Guy Walters discusses Jack the Ripper http://www.smh.com.au/comment/it8217s-case-closed-for-jack-the-ripper–alas-20140910-10et93.html
Alan Boyle’s refreshingly skeptical coverage: http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/was-it-aaron-kosminski-jack-ripper-dna-claims-get-ripped-n198506
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