70 minutes | Jan 29, 2016

Ep 32 Minnesota Skeptics

  Call the show: 612-643-1108 Email the show: transatheistpod@outlook.com Like the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/transatheistpod Follow me on twitter: @transatheistpod QUICK 01:12   Drake comes on to say thank you 03:25  Baloney Detection Kit 10:12   Interview with Travis Peterson of Minnesota Skeptics 60:48  Closing music by Advntr Gelidity Galdr My interview this episode with Travis Peterson, lead organizer of Minnesota Skeptics.  Minnesota Skeptics are a passionate group of science advocates dedicated to the pursuit of scientific skepticism.  During this interview I bring up the subject of diversity, I won’t spoil the answer, but I will point out that as a gender non-conforming transwoman I’ve always felt welcome, safe, and completely accepted as is.  I’m consistently greeted with the correct name, pronouns, and don’t ever feel as though I’m being judged.  I can’t promise you every skeptic group is as awesome as Minnesota Skeptics, but I can promise you Minnesota Skeptics is a place I feel safe to be myself, and of course, question everything. This interview was recorded inside the Be’Wiched Deli, which is on 800 North Washington Avenue in Minneapolis, right next to Target Field.  They’re super nice, have the most delicious homemade caramel sauce, and were gracious in allowing me to record in their lobby. LINKS: Minnesota Skeptics Meet-up: http://www.meetup.com/Minneapolis-Skeptics/ Minnesota Skeptics Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/minnesotaskeptics/ Drinking Skeptically: http://drinkingskeptically.org/ Be'Wiched Deli: http://www.bewicheddeli.com/ How to build a cloud chamber (yeah we tried and failed the night of the recording - but failure is a result!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pewTySxfTQk Graphic Link of baby struggling to breath with whooping cough (B. pertussis) due to low vaccination rates...I cannot stress enough how graphic this is. http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/83846238/ Confused on who Bel Biv Devoe is?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb2np1HGqxg Explanation of Homeopathy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0Z7KeNCi7g Music: Obsidian Shell Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/obsidianshell?_rdr=p Or their mainpage: http://www.obsidianshell.com/ Musical guest this episode is Advntr, she is a 24-year-old multi-genre music producer from Illinois who shifts between a lot of Electronic dance music and Ambient music that could be deemed as "music for film and video game related content" You can find her Soundcloud page here: https://soundcloud.com/advntr [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/241220605" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height='166' iframe="true" /] [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/242354657" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] Thanks for being such awesome listeners! How many ears does Mr. Spock have?  He has a left ear, a right ear, and the final front-ear! What do you call a cow with no legs?  Ground Beef! What do sprinters eat before a race?  Nothing....they fast! -Maddy  
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