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The Science Enthusiast Podcast

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Feb 8, 2017

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

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Sponsor: Nazi punching: the secular equivalent of 'thoughts and prayers.'

God of the week: Ishtar: Mesopotamian War Goddess

Interview: Matthew Facciani!

Matthew is a sociologist, activist, and science communicator. He contributes to Patheos, which hosts his blog “According to Matthew” (

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Quote of the Week: 

“We are our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.”

Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

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Next week's episode: Shaungessy Naughton, founder of the pro-science PAC, 314 Action!

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