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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #315 on: June 23, 2012, 01:21:51 PM »
I agree with more guests from the opposing positions (anti-vaccine proponents, psychics, creationists). First, I think it would be a test for the panel to maintain their composure and, second, would sharpen everyone's understanding of the different perspectives, which is very helpful when discussing a position.

Authors of several recent popular books such as Imagine, Compass of Pleasure, Blink, etc.

Derek Murphy, author of Jesus Potter, Harry Christ.

Jon Stewart - it would be very interesting to get his ideas on how he challenges controversial guests. This may give our community insights in to our dealings with similar guets.

Ginger Campbell from the Brain Science podcast

Deepak Chopra - let's hear from the woo practitioners

As much as I like some of the stalward guests (e.g. Phil Plait, Neil deGrasse Tysen), a broader and more controversial range of guests would deepen our understanding of their perspectives. Sometimes it seems like it's a mutual admiration society of communal back-slapping, rather than a means to challenge our thinking and sharpen our arguments.

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« Reply #316 on: June 25, 2012, 10:23:13 AM »
Deepak Chopra - let's hear from the woo practitioners

They should rather just interview Wisdom of Chopra. It'd basically be the same.

In all seriousness, I doubt interviewing Chopra would actually be productive. His vocabulary is filled to the brim with nonsense jargon that would eventually overwhelm the panel. If you could get him to dig deep on a few very specific topics, then maybe, but I doubt that's very likely.
You can get your fill of his wisdom on the intertubes already.
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« Reply #317 on: July 08, 2012, 02:26:31 PM »
Deepak Chopra - let's hear from the woo practitioners

They should rather just interview Wisdom of Chopra. It'd basically be the same.

In all seriousness, I doubt interviewing Chopra would actually be productive. His vocabulary is filled to the brim with nonsense jargon that would eventually overwhelm the panel. If you could get him to dig deep on a few very specific topics, then maybe, but I doubt that's very likely.
You can get your fill of his wisdom on the intertubes already.
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At least Chopra was semi-consistent. That lady was the worst member in the discussion by far. She should not have been invited. Heck Sarah Palin would have been better.

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« Reply #318 on: July 09, 2012, 01:30:42 PM »

I like Dan Kahan's and Jonathan Haidt's takes on that issue a little better (both talked to Mooney on Point of Inquiry about this somewhat recently). Either would be interesting interviews as well. And if you're worried about too much partisanship on the podcast, their takes are less divisive.

Or maybe someone like Daniel Kahneman.

Thanks, I'll listen to those interviews!

The more I think about it, the more I think Kahan would be great just talking about the science of science communication rather than anything political. I'd love to hear the rogues discuss with him findings on why people believe pseudoscience and how best to communicate the real science.

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« Reply #319 on: July 11, 2012, 05:04:36 AM »
Jon Stewart - it would be very interesting to get his ideas on how he challenges controversial guests. This may give our community insights in to our dealings with similar guets.

from what I've seen of his show, it seems more like having an atheist invited to a church for a debate: the opponent brings up a point, then Stewart interjects his values and his audience cheers in approval and agreement with him. nothing is ever really attacked or defended.
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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #320 on: July 11, 2012, 09:53:38 AM »
I've suggested this before, but I think I would be a great guest.

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« Reply #321 on: January 28, 2015, 05:18:43 PM »
Can Cara Santa Maria be the new Rebecca Watson?

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« Reply #322 on: January 28, 2015, 08:07:51 PM »
I've suggested this before, but I think I would be a great guest.

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« Reply #323 on: February 03, 2015, 04:38:52 AM »
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« Reply #324 on: February 20, 2015, 11:57:27 PM »
There has been quite a bit of press on the Toronto Star article on Feb. 5, titled: “A wonder drug’s dark side”.
The latest news on this is :http://www.thestar.com/news/2015/02/20/a-note-from-the-publisher.html

I think it might be an interesting thing to talk about the article and the fallout from this in all the various media, and even perhaps interview either the original 'reporters' or the publisher. 

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« Reply #325 on: March 14, 2015, 06:28:49 PM »
Get Eliezer Yudkowsky now that he has finished his incredibly long rationalist fan fiction of Harry Potter titled Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (HPMOR). I'd love to hear you guys interview him about this story, Less Wrong, and his work in AI.

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« Reply #326 on: May 03, 2015, 05:27:45 PM »
Belgian philosopher and skeptic Maarten Boudry would be an excellent choice.

Also I think Robert Todd Carroll, author of The Skeptic's Dictionary would be interesting.
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« Reply #327 on: May 04, 2015, 02:01:11 PM »
Another suggestion: Jim Al-Khalili

He is the president of the British Humanist Association. Nonetheless, he is very science-focused (really, he should be in the skeptic movement).
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« Reply #328 on: May 06, 2015, 12:02:59 PM »
AronRa - teaches the problems with Creationism to Christians with his YouTube series Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism. He has also debated a woman who believes dinosaurs never existed - they're a conspiracy from the paleontologists.

Nash Bozard - has the popular "What the fuck is wrong with you" podcast where he addresses the most insane stories he and his audience can find. But he has pretty sophisticated protocols to ensure he isn't taken in by a hoax. Interviewing him about skepticism in journalism can be interesting. And he thinks "Highlander" is a pretty meh movie. That should be enough to start a conversation in itself.
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« Reply #329 on: May 22, 2015, 07:07:12 PM »
I would love to hear another interview with Robyn Williams. I've been listening to his radio show since I was at high school, and I guess he does for me what Bill Nye does for Americans. He's such a wonderful science communicator.

I'd also love to hear an interview with Dr Normal Swan who is also an ABC Radio National journalist. Norman is lovely to listen to and a great proponent for evidence based medicine – I'd like to know more about the difference between evidence based medicine and science based medicine.

 

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