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The Science Enthusiast Podcast

Just the right amount of not-a-science-podcast! Hosts Dan Broadbent and Natalie Newell talk about skepticism, religion, and politics as they relate to science, medicine, and rational thought.
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Mar 29, 2017

The Science Enthusiast Podcast!

Just the right amount of not-a-science-podcast! It's not the worst, but thank you for listening (and we're sorry?)!

Hosts: Natalie Newell (Skeptical Parenting) and Dan Broadbent (A Science Enthusiast)!

Follow the podcast on Youtube at http://bit.ly/SciEnthusiastPodcast!

Sponsor: Ken Ham. Because Ken Ham.
Here’s a link to the FB post Dan talked about: https://www.facebook.com/aScienceEnthusiast/photos/a.475346705827113.120684.475335342494916/1593480944013678
(YOU can sponsor the show at patreon [http://patreon.com/tSEpodcast] or by buying some merch at aScienceEnthusiast.com/store!)

God of the week: A story (as always, but this time told by Nat)

Interview: Tonight we are thrilled to be joined by Kevin Davis, the founder of Young Skeptics and the head writer of Secular Voices for Patheos. Kevin is also the author of Understanding an Atheist: A Practical Guide to Relating to Nonbelievers (Get it at http://amzn.to/2oeDlRJ). Kevin’s activism is focused on attacking the social stigma that accompanies being openly nonreligious, as well as advocating for children against the harms that aggressive indoctrination can cause.

Relevant links:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularvoices/author/kdavis/
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularvoices/2017/02/20/child-evangelism-fellowship-isnt-hiding-anti-science/
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/21/in-response-to-christian-group-atheists-begin-young-skeptics-club-at-ca-elementary-school/
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularvoices/2017/02/10/stop-suggesting-school-satan-clubs-answer-good-news-club/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_News_Club_v._Milford_Central_School

Follow Kevin:
https://twitter.com/YoungSkeptics
https://www.facebook.com/SecularVoicesOrg
https://www.facebook.com/YoungSkepticsClub

Why we love the internet: Because our favorite FFRF attorney, Andrew Seidel, continues to come on our show! He talked to us about the FFRF’s newest commercial, shot at Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter!

The commercial: https://youtu.be/1YHUD5-zW5I

Our live video record with Andrew: https://www.facebook.com/aScienceEnthusiast/videos/1594778050550634

Quote of the Week: Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide. (Tom Robbins)

Next week:  Rob Sharkey, aka the Shark Farmer on Twitter (https://twitter.com/sf28430)! He also does *two* podcasts: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ and http://www.sharkfarmer.libsyn.com!

Follow the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SciEnthusiastPodcast!

Be like Trevor, Michael, Alice, Michael, Felix, Michael, Bruce, Amanda, Kris, James, Sarah, and Cynthia: Become a patron at patreon.com/tSEpodcast!

Full tSE archives: ScienceEnthusiastPodcast.com

Follow Natalie on Twitter as @ncnewell or Dan as @aSciEnthusiast!

The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

Have feedback? Suggestions for a topic? Ideas for a new segment? Hate mail? Love letters? Contact us at podcast@aScienceEnthusiast.com!

Mar 22, 2017

The Science Enthusiast Podcast!

Just the right amount of not-a-science-podcast! It's not the worst, but thank you for listening (and we're sorry?)!

Hosts: Natalie Newell (Skeptical Parenting) and Dan Broadbent (A Science Enthusiast)!

Follow the podcast on Youtube at http://bit.ly/SciEnthusiastPodcast!

Sponsor: Clear knee mom jeans because it’s a real fucking thing (http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/topshop-clear-knee-mom-jeans/4619337)

(YOU can sponsor the show at patreon or by buying some merch at aScienceEnthusiast.com/store!)

God of the week: Baal: Middle-eastern storm god of war (http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/middle-eastern-mythology.php?deity=BAAL)

Interview: Yasmine Mohammed!

Yasmine is an Arab-Canadian university educator, activist, and author who had a blog called Confessions of an ExMuslim, and who has recently written a memoir entitled: From Al Qaeda to Atheism. The book details her journey from being forced into marrying an Al Qaeda operative to being an atheist.

Follow Yasmine on all the places:

http://www.confessionsofanexmuslim.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ConfessionsOfAnExMuslim

https://twitter.com/ConfessionsExMu

 

Why we love the internet: …………………………. Lemon party.

Quote of the Week: “The Earth isn’t fucking flat.” -NDT

Next week:  Kevin Davis! Kevin is the founder of Young Skeptics and the head writer of Secular Voices for Patheos. Kevin is also the author of Understanding an Atheist: A Practical Guide to Relating to Nonbelievers. Kevin’s activism is focused on attacking the social stigma that accompanies being openly nonreligious, as well as advocating for children against the harms that aggressive indoctrination can cause.

(http://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularvoices/author/kdavis)!

Follow the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SciEnthusiastPodcast!

Be like Trevor, Michael, Alice, Michael, Felix, Michael, Bruce, Amanda, Kris, James, Sarah, and Cynthia: Become a patron at patreon.com/tSEpodcast or patreon.com/aScienceEnthusiast! Or why not both?

Full tSE archives: ScienceEnthusiastPodcast.com

Follow Natalie on Twitter as @ncnewell or Dan as @aSciEnthusiast!

The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

Have feedback? Suggestions for a topic? Ideas for a new segment? Hate mail? Love letters? Contact us at podcast@aScienceEnthusiast.com!

This podcast is a production of Not Narrow or Straight, LLC. All rights reserved.

 

Mar 15, 2017

The Science Enthusiast Podcast!
Just the right amount of not-a-science-podcast! It's not the worst, but thank you for listening (and we're sorry?)!

Hosts: Natalie Newell (Skeptical Parenting) and Dan Broadbent (A Science Enthusiast)!

Follow the podcast on Youtube at http://bit.ly/SciEnthusiastPodcast!

Sponsor: iPhones and healthcare, because they’re pretty much the same thing. Right?

(You can also support the show at no cost to you by shopping here on Amazon!)

God of the week: Kalma (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalma_(goddess))!

Interview: Today we are thrilled to be joined by Lydia Finch. Lydia is a former Jehovah’s Witness, who was disfellowshipped from the faith over twenty years ago. Lydia is skeptic and activist (and a friend!), and we’ve been looking forward to having this conversation with her for some time now.

Links to click and learn more:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9EdJsnqYPk

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/nov/28/jehovahs-witnesses-did-not-protect-children-from-abuse-inquiry-finds

Follow Lydia at https://twitter.com/FinchLydia or contact her at leavingjw@gmail.com!

Why we love the internet: More internet comments. Maybe this will be a new segment? We already have a similar one planned for next week...

Quote of the Week: “Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.”

Isaac Asimov

Be like Trevor, Michael, Alice, Michael, Felix, Michael, Bruce, Amanda, Kris, James, Sarah, and Cynthia: Become a patron at patreon.com/tSEpodcast or patreon.com/aScienceEnthusiast! Or why not both?

Next week: Probably our most intense interview to date with Yasmine Mohammed, who blogs as https://www.facebook.com/ConfessionsOfAnExMuslim, and is an Arab-Canadian university educator, activist, and author

Follow us on Twitter at @SciEnthusiasts and on Facebook as @ScienceEnthusiastPodcast!

Follow the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SciEnthusiastPodcast!

Full tSE archives: ScienceEnthusiastPodcast.com

Follow Natalie on Twitter as @ncnewell or Dan as @aSciEnthusiast!

The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

Have feedback? Suggestions for a topic? Ideas for a new segment? Hate mail? Love letters? Contact us at podcast@aScienceEnthusiast.com!

This podcast is a production of Not Narrow or Straight, LLC. All rights reserved.

Mar 9, 2017

The Science Enthusiast Podcast! Just the right amount of not-a-science-podcast! It's not the worst, but thank you for listening (and we're sorry?)!

Hosts: Natalie Newell (Skeptical Parenting) and Dan Broadbent (A Science Enthusiast)!

Follow the podcast on Youtube at http://bit.ly/SciEnthusiastPodcast!

Sponsor: 

(You can also support the show at no cost to you by shopping here on Amazon!)

God of the week: Uh. The version of Jesus that got left on the cutting room floor, where he pulled a person out of his side, had sex with said person, ejaculated into his own hand, then proceeded to eat his own semen. Because that's a thing. I don't know. We're sorry? Or you're welcome? Maybe that's your thing? We're not here to judge, because only god can do that. Or something. Either way, blame friend of the show, Matthew O'Neil for this one (He was on an earlier episode: http://scienceenthusiastpodcast.com/tse-029-activist-and-author-matthew-oneil). Follow Matthew on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mwoneiI!

Interview: Hey there, people of the internet. Today we’re thrilled to be joined by the brown-haired Youtube video making chemist Myles Power (https://mylespower.co.uk)! He’s taken a break from debunking woo to join us for a conversation this afternoon.

Follow Myles on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/powerm1985 and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/powerm1985!

Relevant links:
https://mylespower.co.uk/2017/01/11/the-email-that-opened-a-can-of-worms/

https://mylespower.co.uk/2017/01/30/how-a-video-manipulated-you-into-thinking-mms-can-cure-malaria/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Breen

Why we love the internet: Internet comments sections…

Quote of the Week: “No amount of belief makes something a fact.” (James Randi)

Be like Trevor, Michael, Alice, Michael, Felix, Michael, Bruce, Amanda, Kris, James, Sarah, and Cynthia: Become a patron at patreon.com/tSEpodcast or patreon.com/aScienceEnthusiast! Or why not both?

Next week: We’ll bring you our interview with ex-JW and all-around awesome woman Lydia Finch (https://twitter.com/FinchLydia)!

Follow us on Twitter at @SciEnthusiasts and on Facebook as @ScienceEnthusiastPodcast!

Follow the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SciEnthusiastPodcast!

Full tSE archives: ScienceEnthusiastPodcast.com

Follow Natalie on Twitter as @ncnewell or Dan as @aSciEnthusiast!

The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

This podcast is a production of Not Narrow or Straight, LLC. All rights reserved.

Have feedback? Suggestions for a topic? Ideas for a new segment? Hate mail? Love letters? Contact us at podcast@aScienceEnthusiast.com!

Mar 1, 2017

The Science Enthusiast Podcast! Just the right amount of not-a-science-podcast! It's not the worst, but thank you for listening (and we're sorry?)!

Hosts: Natalie Newell (Skeptical Parenting) and Dan Broadbent (A Science Enthusiast)!

Check out the live YouTube videos of the show:http://youtu.be/KUlNp86iegc & http://youtu.be/1KzTFfCQwZ

Sponsor: Tucker Carlson, for when you need a fake news pundit who will yell at Bill Nye, and has a chin that just gives up halfway and turns into a neck.

(You can also support the show at no cost to you by shopping here on Amazon!)

God of the week: St. Drogo! Patron of coffee houses, unattractive people, midwives, mute persons, and cattle. (I don’t really see much of a relationship between these things)

Interview: We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Kevin Folta back to the show. Dr. Folta is a professor and chairman of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida, an active science communicator, and former punk rocker (seriously, listen to episode 015 of this show).

Blog article we discussed: http://kfolta.blogspot.com/2017/02/food-babe-vani-hari-attacking-public.html

Follow Folta:

Kevinfolta.com

https://twitter.com/kevinfolta

https://www.facebook.com/kmfolta

Why we love the internet: 
https://twitter.com/yahooanswerstxt/status/819233818640990209

Quote of the Week:

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one - Voltaire

(Thanks to James Williams for submitting this one!)

Be like Trevor, Michael, Alice, Michael, Felix, Michael, Bruce, Amanda, Kris, James, and Sarah: Become a patron at patreon.com/tSEpodcast or patreon.com/aScienceEnthusiast! Or why not both?

Next week: Next week we’ll (FOR REAL THIS TIME) be back with our favorite non-ginger-haired Nerd, Myles Power, who came to the show armed with some favorite swears (and whole bunch of interesting stuff to talk about).

Follow us on Twitter at @SciEnthusiasts and on Facebook as @ScienceEnthusiastPodcast!

Follow the podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC95sEK1XjZ3SxNs_Djq0vXQ

Full tSE archives: ScienceEnthusiastPodcast.com

Follow Natalie on Twitter as @ncnewell or Dan as @aSciEnthusiast!

The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

This podcast is a production of Not Narrow or Straight, LLC. All rights reserved.

Have feedback? Suggestions for a topic? Ideas for a new segment? Hate mail? Love letters? Contact us at podcast@aScienceEnthusiast.com!

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