- Bob psychically protests protest protests;
- Eve’s still in a cult;
- Blake Smith from MonsterTalk podcast joins us;
- And Tim returns, only to take over the podcast from Brian again!
The panel this week was (left to right) Tim Farley, Robert Blaskiewicz, Eve Siebert, and Blake Smith.
Trivia question this week (at 2:56)
A fringe alternate theory of the cause of the famous Chicago Fire on October 8, 1871 created by Ignatius Donnelly says the fire came from where?
Bob on Psychic Sally (at 3:40)
The story in the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2014/oct/07/campaign-psychic-sally-morgan
Eve on a pet rescue cult (at 10:10)
Yahoo Travel: Every Animal Lover Needs to Take this Vacation https://www.yahoo.com/travel/the-best-vacation-for-an-animal-lover-98910148642.html
Skeptical Theurgist: Best Friends and the Process (Internet Archive) https://web.archive.org/web/20080807173725/http://skepticaltheurgist.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2005/8/22/1159059.html
LA Weekly: Love Sex Fear Death: Inside Story of the Process Church http://www.laweekly.com/2009-07-23/art-books/love-sex-fear-death-the-inside-story-of-the-process-church-of-the-final-judgment/
Opposing Views: Best Friends of Utah: The Process Church…to Animal Society http://www.opposingviews.com/i/best-friends-of-utah-the-process-church-of-the-final-judgment-to-animal-society
Circlesphere on Best Friends http://circlesphere.blogspot.com/2008/04/kindness-revolution-in-action-best.html
Tim on new debunking tools from journalists (at 27:34)
Craig Silverman’s new tool for viral rumors: http://www.emergent.info
Blake on horror movies for skeptics (at 40:42)
Scary Movies for Skeptics – a list of films that might be of particular interest to the skeptically minded person who also likes horror and monsters.
- Curse of the Demon (Night of the Demon)
- Quatermass and the Pit
- The Thing 1982
- The Innocents
- The Haunting 1963
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers – either 1978 or 1956
- The Silence of the Lambs
- The Wicker Man 1973
- 28 Days Later
- The Devil Rides Out (The Devil’s Bride)
Song from Sneaker Pimps – How Do? – from Wicker Man originally
New MonsterTalk episode this week on the Robot Apocalypse – perfect to make up for there being no Brian this week.
Be sure to check out the new INSIGHT blog at skeptic.com, several of the panelists are contributors.
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