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8 minutes | Dec 13, 2015
Inbetweenisode #02 - The Story of NORAD Santa Tracking
In this, Inbetweenisode, Sheldon tells the story of how a U.S. military base (now known as NORAD) began tracking Santa's trip around the world, an annual tradition for the past 60 years.
58 minutes | Dec 5, 2015
ShelShocked #19 - Prosocial Behavior w/ Belinda Carlisle
Introduction with Sheldon and Marilin discussing the psychology of Prosocial Behavior. Interview with rock star and philanthropist Belinda Carlisle. Science Report about Sempo Sugihara, the "Japanese Schindler." Good News report from Marilin about the shared kindness between a waitress and her firefighter customers.
11 minutes | Oct 12, 2015
Inbetweenisode #01 - The Untold Story of Peter Norman at the '68 Summer Olympics
In this, our first Inbetweenisode, Sheldon reports on the 47th anniversary of John Carlos and Tommie Smith's historic raised-fist solute at the Mexico City Summer Olympic Games in 1968, telling the part of the story that has been left out for nearly five decades.
57 minutes | Sep 27, 2015
ShelShocked #18 - James "The Amazing" Randi
Introduction with Marilin talking about her first awareness of James Randi and his work. Interview with James "The Amazing" Randi. A Science Report from Sheldon on the "unsinkable rubber duckie" Peter Popoff. A Good News Report from Marilin about a skeptical examination of a claim of telekinesis in Russia. A reminder by skeptic Tucker Hiatt about "The Official Houdini Seance" in San Francisco.
61 minutes | Sep 6, 2015
ShelShocked #17 - International Skepticism
Sheldon and Marilin discuss myths, charlatans, and non-scientific beliefs around the world
57 minutes | Aug 30, 2015
ShelShocked #16 - Transgender Issues
Introduction in which Sheldon and Marilin discuss statistics on Transgender demographics, discrimination against Trans citizens, and efforts to ensure protection and fair treatment. An Interview with Trans actress and model, Cassandra Cass. A Science Report on the proper terminology and "do's and don'ts" regarding discussing Transgender issues. A Good News report on new laws in the state of New York that make it easier for Trans citizens to get equal treatment and access to services.
57 minutes | Aug 23, 2015
ShelShocked #15 - Music
Sheldon and Marilin talk about research on the effects of music. Interview with musician George Hrab.
70 minutes | Aug 17, 2015
ShelShocked #14 - Ghosts and Hauntings
Sheldon and Marilin discuss the science behind the belief in ghosts and hauntings.
60 minutes | Aug 9, 2015
ShelShocked #13 - Food Fads
Marilin and Sheldon discuss food fads, food science, and the fallibility of Internet memes.
55 minutes | Aug 2, 2015
ShelShocked #12 - Myths and Misunderstandings About Space
Introduction with Sheldon and Marilin discussing common myths about space and space exploration. An Interview with UFO researcher and investigator Robert Sheaffer. The Science Report discussing the growing movement of people who deny that man ever landed on the moon. And a Good News report about an unlikely participant in the recent satellite mission to Pluto.
65 minutes | Jul 26, 2015
ShelShocked #11 - The Theory of Evolution
Introduction with Marilin and Sheldon discussing defenses against some of the lame Creationist arguments against evolution. An Interview (Marilin's first!) with science defender Dr. Eugenie Scott. A Science Report about a Russian project to breed tame foxes that may shed light on the evolution of the modern dog. And a Good News report about a young man's battle against governor and presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal to keep good science in Louisiana schools.
67 minutes | Jul 12, 2015
ShelShocked #10 - The Science of Persuasion
Introduction with Sheldon and Marilin discussing five common persuasion tactics, and personal stories of being conned. An Interview with social psychologist and fraud/con-criminal expert Dr. Anthony Pratkanis. Good News segment from Marilin about a whistle blower who uncovered a multi-million dollar scam in which perfectly healthy people were being treated for cancer.
52 minutes | Jul 4, 2015
ShelShocked #09 - Twin Studies
Twins raised apart their entire lives have surprisingly similar lives and behavioral traits. Nancy Segal has been studying these rare twins for decades, and her research is fascinating!
53 minutes | May 10, 2015
ShelShocked #08 - The Science of Memory
The Science of Memory is discussed with famed memory researcher and psychology, Dr. Elizabeth Loftus.
49 minutes | May 2, 2015
ShelShocked #07 - Vaccine Denial
Introduction includes a conversation in which Sheldon and Marilin discuss current pro-vaccination laws in California, and commentary by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg about vaccine deniers. An Interview with pediatrician and infectious disease specialist, Dr. Paul Offit. A Science Report about Andrew Wakefield's fraudulent research claiming a link between childhood vaccinations and autism. The Good News segment from Marilin detailing a Canadian woman's conversion from vaccine denier to vaccine proponent. And a special segment from former co-host Amanda DeVaus about new laws in Australia that seek to protect everyone by requiring vaccination for all citizens.
64 minutes | Apr 25, 2015
ShelShocked #06 - Secularism
In this episode, Sheldon and Marilin examine secularism, including an interview with Catherine Dunphy and Mary Johnson of The Clergy Project.
1 minutes | Apr 24, 2015
ShelShocked Reminder About "Openly Secular Day"
A quick reminder about Openly Secular Day! Go out and tell at least one person that you are "opely secular," and live your life with a secular worldview, free from magic, superstition, or religion.
58 minutes | Apr 19, 2015
ShelShocked #05 - LGBT Issues and Skepticism
Sheldon and Marilin apply their skepticism to issues facing LGBT citizens, and cover research on the roots of homosexuality.
61 minutes | Apr 12, 2015
ShelShocked #04 - Cults and New Religious Movements
Sheldon and new co-host Marilin Colón discuss HBO's documentary "Going Clear." Interview with psychologist and cult expert Dr. Patrick O'Reilly. Science Report on history of cognitive dissonance. Good News about former FLDS member's attempt to regain custody of children from cult.
45 minutes | Apr 5, 2015
ShelShocked #03 - Skeptical Activism
Sheldon and Amanda discuss their roles in Operation Bumblebee, a skeptical investigation of self-described psychic medium Chip Coffey, and the reaction by some in the skeptic community. Interview with Jay Novella from the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast about his video project, "Occ, the Skeptical Caveman." Science Report on the psychological research of influence and persuasion, and how it can be used by skeptical activists. The Good News about successful activism against the Burzynski Clinic and its dubious claims to treat and cure cancer.
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