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Offline RHC

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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #60 on: February 03, 2010, 05:36:03 PM »
It would be great to hear an interview with a proponent of ANY of the things that SGU debunks,
eg. a 911 conspiracy theorist/medium/psychic/homeopath/dowser/astrologer etc.

If the interview could remain civilised & intelligent (no-one losing it and just abusing or ridiculing the other) it would be a really great way of meeting subjects head on. You might even convert someone.

I agree with an earlier comment that skeptical podcasts can become incestuous by having the same guests from a narrow pool of experts. Sometimes it can get repetitive.   

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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #61 on: February 04, 2010, 06:01:58 AM »
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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #62 on: February 04, 2010, 03:06:50 PM »
I justed listened to Alex Tsakiris interview near death experience researcher and recent New York Times Best Seller Dr. Jeffrey Long on Skeptiko (I'm a glutten for punishment).  At the 1:12 mark Dr. Long states he'll participate with any near death experience skeptic in a scholarly debate.  Dr. Novella?

Here's his cheesy website - http://www.nderf.org/

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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #63 on: February 04, 2010, 08:13:47 PM »
Haven't heard a true believer interview in a long time.

That'd be nice to hear again. Always interesting.

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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #64 on: February 05, 2010, 01:47:33 AM »
Haven't heard a true believer interview in a long time.

That's an understatement. They did it maybe twice in 5 years... ;D

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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #65 on: February 20, 2010, 01:53:03 AM »
Seth Mcfarland is a huge skeptic and an atheist. He's very open about it too. It wouldn't hurt to ask would it?
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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #66 on: February 21, 2010, 02:28:02 PM »
Sir David Attenborough, a living legend.

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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #67 on: February 22, 2010, 07:53:23 PM »
Roger Ebert...

Rolla_costa suggested it first.  He's clearly a skeptic... although it might be a bit of a technical challenge considering his disability.

He could try to communicate via his text-to-speech, and Steve could edit out the typing delay (and I know Steve LOVES editting ;))

He's debated Creationists in the past and has written some wonderful skeptical pieces.

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« Reply #68 on: March 07, 2010, 04:26:52 PM »


Still hoping...

Gavin Schmidt, of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies and RealClimate.
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« Reply #69 on: March 10, 2010, 10:35:43 PM »
Nassim Taleb (Author of "The Black Swan"&"Fooled by Randomness")- With Bob & Steve on the cutting edge of technical,scientific and medical breakthroughs Nassim could treach us about "black Swans"then we invest a little, make SQUILLIONS....Skeptics take over the world!!
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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #70 on: March 14, 2010, 10:14:07 PM »
Post who you would like to hear the Panel interview on the podcast here!

I am a fan of writer Sam Harris, his main focus is anti religion, but he is studying neurology and has run some interesting FMRI tests on the brain and belief. I think our favorite neurologist Steven Novella and Mr Harris would have a very interesting conversation. Oh and Sam is funny too.

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« Reply #71 on: March 15, 2010, 09:05:06 AM »


Still hoping...

Gavin Schmidt, of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies and RealClimate.


I second this.

Also, Robert M. Hazen, origins of life researcher, educator, and author of the book Genesis. Interesting guy. After watching his teaching company course on the subject, I wrote a condensed abiogenesis primer for myself and other members of the fora I was posting on at the time (which you can find here, in case anyone's interested). He was nice enough to answer a couple of questions.
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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #72 on: March 21, 2010, 01:12:39 PM »
I would love to see an interview with Salman Khan of the Khan Academy.

The Khan Academy is basically a ton of free instructional math and science youtube videos made by Salman Kahn.  While I'm not exactly sure if he's a "skeptic", he does a great job of teaching.  And since science education is a very important topic on the show, I'm sure it would make great discussion.  Web 2.0 also seems to be discussed on the show quite a bit, of which the Khan Academy is an excellent example.

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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #73 on: March 24, 2010, 10:48:24 AM »
Ori Hofmekler, author of The Warrior Diet.

YouTube interviews

Extensive podcast

Quote
The Warrrior Diet was created with the mission to help people better survive in today's world.

The Warrior Diet is a call for action. Based on survival science and historical evidence, the Warrior Diet proposes a radical yet proven effective solution to modern man's ailments and deteriorated physical condition.

Its premise: eat one main meal at night, avoid chemicals, combine foods adequately and challenge your body physically. The Warrior Diet shows how to nourish the body in sync with its innate circadian clock – separating between a.m. foods and p.m. foods for effective removal of toxins, increased conversion of fat for energy, increased utilization of nutrients and improved resilience to stress. The result: a leaner, stronger and healthier body.

The Evidence is Undeniable
Recent studies on intermittent fasting have shown the benefits of following eating programs similar to The Warrior Diet. Mice and rats maintained on an intermittent fasting regimen lived up to 30% longer than those fed ad libitum. Especially striking are the improved insulin sensitivity and cardiovascular risk profiles in animals maintained on diets with long inter-meal intervals.

"Our ancestors consumed food much less frequently and often had to subsist on one large meal per day, and thus from an evolutionary perspective, human beings were adapted to intermittent feeding rather than to grazing."
(Mattson, M.P., PhD, Lancet 2005; 365:1978-80)


Humans are inherently nocturnal eaters

As a species we are nocturnal eaters, inherently programmed for night eating. Unfortunately, we consume most of our food during the day, starting with a big breakfast, and we pay the consequences with ever growing epidemics of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders and other modern man diseases. The solution: skip big breakfast and lunch, eat your main meal at night, and you'll notice how you're leaning down and strengthening without even changing your calorie intake.

The Warrior Diet book explains how everything in the human body has been programmed for night eating. Learn how meals that cause energy crushes and weight gain during the day may actually benefit you if eaten at night. Acquire the skill to combine foods for boosting energy, increasing strength and never get fat.

The future of all diets lies in the past evolution of all humans.
Warrior Diet Principles

1. Eat One Main Meal at Night
There is evidence that humans are nocturnal eaters, inherently programmed for undereating and toiling during the day, followed by overeating and relaxing at night.
2. Go Low on the Food Chain
Researchers believe that the human genome is programmed for a late Paleolithic world. As hunter/gatherers we're better adapted to pre-agricultural food– i.e. chemical-free fruit, vegetables, roots, sprouted legumes, nuts, seeds, fertile eggs, marine food (wild catch), and dairy from grass fed animals.
3. Exercise While Undereating
It has been established that we are inherently carrying survival mechanisms that benefit us when triggered by physical or nutritional stress such as exercise or undereating. Combining exercise with undereating will amplify the beneficial mechanisms of both – increasing our ability to utilize energy, improve strength and resist fatigue.

The Warrior Diet was created with the mission to help people better survive in today's world by providing the knowledge and guidance of how to eat and exercise in a way that fits their true biological needs and thus help people restore their ability to manage weight, improve strength and achieve a prime state of health.


Ori Hofmekler doesn't strike me as a hack or a fraud. I'm quite interested in his theories on nutrition, so a skeptical viewpoint would be interesting.
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Re: Podcast Interview suggestions
« Reply #74 on: March 24, 2010, 02:29:10 PM »
Ori Hofmekler, author of The Warrior Diet.

YouTube interviews

Extensive podcast

Quote
The Warrrior Diet was created with the mission to help people better survive in today's world.

The Warrior Diet is a call for action. Based on survival science and historical evidence, the Warrior Diet proposes a radical yet proven effective solution to modern man's ailments and deteriorated physical condition.

Its premise: eat one main meal at night, avoid chemicals, combine foods adequately and challenge your body physically. The Warrior Diet shows how to nourish the body in sync with its innate circadian clock – separating between a.m. foods and p.m. foods for effective removal of toxins, increased conversion of fat for energy, increased utilization of nutrients and improved resilience to stress. The result: a leaner, stronger and healthier body.

The Evidence is Undeniable
Recent studies on intermittent fasting have shown the benefits of following eating programs similar to The Warrior Diet. Mice and rats maintained on an intermittent fasting regimen lived up to 30% longer than those fed ad libitum. Especially striking are the improved insulin sensitivity and cardiovascular risk profiles in animals maintained on diets with long inter-meal intervals.

"Our ancestors consumed food much less frequently and often had to subsist on one large meal per day, and thus from an evolutionary perspective, human beings were adapted to intermittent feeding rather than to grazing."
(Mattson, M.P., PhD, Lancet 2005; 365:1978-80)


Humans are inherently nocturnal eaters

As a species we are nocturnal eaters, inherently programmed for night eating. Unfortunately, we consume most of our food during the day, starting with a big breakfast, and we pay the consequences with ever growing epidemics of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders and other modern man diseases. The solution: skip big breakfast and lunch, eat your main meal at night, and you'll notice how you're leaning down and strengthening without even changing your calorie intake.

The Warrior Diet book explains how everything in the human body has been programmed for night eating. Learn how meals that cause energy crushes and weight gain during the day may actually benefit you if eaten at night. Acquire the skill to combine foods for boosting energy, increasing strength and never get fat.

The future of all diets lies in the past evolution of all humans.
Warrior Diet Principles

1. Eat One Main Meal at Night
There is evidence that humans are nocturnal eaters, inherently programmed for undereating and toiling during the day, followed by overeating and relaxing at night.
2. Go Low on the Food Chain
Researchers believe that the human genome is programmed for a late Paleolithic world. As hunter/gatherers we're better adapted to pre-agricultural food– i.e. chemical-free fruit, vegetables, roots, sprouted legumes, nuts, seeds, fertile eggs, marine food (wild catch), and dairy from grass fed animals.
3. Exercise While Undereating
It has been established that we are inherently carrying survival mechanisms that benefit us when triggered by physical or nutritional stress such as exercise or undereating. Combining exercise with undereating will amplify the beneficial mechanisms of both – increasing our ability to utilize energy, improve strength and resist fatigue.

The Warrior Diet was created with the mission to help people better survive in today's world by providing the knowledge and guidance of how to eat and exercise in a way that fits their true biological needs and thus help people restore their ability to manage weight, improve strength and achieve a prime state of health.


Ori Hofmekler doesn't strike me as a hack or a fraud. I'm quite interested in his theories on nutrition, so a skeptical viewpoint would be interesting.


I'd still go for Gary Taubes first.  He has a pretty extensive porfolio of science writing in physics as well as nutrition, as well as a few degrees and a track record of deep scientific research... and is a true sceptic.
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