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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #315 on: June 23, 2012, 12:21:51 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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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #316 on: June 25, 2012, 09:23:13 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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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #317 on: July 08, 2012, 01:26:31 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.
Such as:
this discussion


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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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #318 on: July 09, 2012, 12:30:42 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, 04:04:36 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, 08:53:38 AM »
I've suggested this before, but I think I would be a great guest.
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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #321 on: January 28, 2015, 04:18:43 PM »
Can Cara Santa Maria be the new Rebecca Watson?

Please, please, please!!!

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

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