This Is Not Fake News (part 3)

This is Part 3 of a speech I gave to the Ethical Society of St. Louis on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here (you can listen to the audio here). What drives me crazy is when news outlets that were once considered respectable fall for nonsense just...

This Is Not Fake News (part 2)

This is Part 2 of a speech I gave to the Ethical Society of St. Louis on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Read Part 1 here (you can listen to the audio here)... Now let’s differentiate between bogus news and mistakes. If I get something wrong on my radio show, I’ll know it...

This Is Not Fake News

This is Part 1 of a speech I gave to the Ethical Society of St. Louis on Sunday, July 16, 2017 (you can listen to the audio here)... Photo courtesy of Lance Finney Fifteen to twenty years ago, my inbox was regularly filled with emails that people had forwarded to...

Adam Conover Returns

After a successful 26-episode run of the first season of "Adam Ruins Everything," Adam Conover returned to my show to discuss the upcoming second season, which premieres on TruTV on July 11th. We talked about what he'll take on this year, whether he'll be ruining the...

It’s Not ESP

Over the weekend, The Daily Beast published a story with the headline "How U.S. Marines Are Using ‘ESP’ to Weaponize Intuition." Below it was the sub-headline, "The Daily Beast has obtained, via the Freedom of Information Act, the Office of Naval Research’s...

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Kavin Senapathy is irked by the proliferation of products with the ridiculous Non-GMO Project sticker, which is ruining her shopping experience: As a critical thinker and champion of social and environmental justice, seeing the butterfly seal everywhere I shop -- from...

Worth A Link

Lenore Skenazy on a dad given unduly harsh punishment for making his 8-year-old son walk home. RFK Jr. is not a "vaccine skeptic." It's worse -- like Trump, he's anti-vaccine. Appropriate for our times: these professors want to teach college students about...

Adam Conover, “Adam Ruins Everything”

I have become a big fan of "Adam Ruins Everything," the TruTV series hosted by Adam Conover. As a skeptic, I'm happy to have another show in the tradition of Penn and Teller's "Bullshit" and Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman's "Mythbusters." On his show, Adam debunks...

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