It’s the season 2 finale. Jonathan sits down with Andrew Cody, Anna af Hallstrom, and Matt Barbacki to talk about rationality, skepticism, and what’s next for Montreal. We discuss the inaugural edition of Café Hitchens; what we know about how the mind works to become better at what you want to accomplish in life; Andrew’s cynicism vis-à-vis the politically correct Left; the value of entertainment in skepticism; and concrete steps skeptics can take to put rationality into action.
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So long, and thanks for all the fish. We may be back. Who knows… who knows….
Would you like a side of magic with your chemo? Disproven folk remedies used to be the domain of snake oil salesmen; now, they are being integrated into university health centres. Jonathan speaks to Dr. Christopher Labos, a public science educator and cardiologist, on this worrying trend. Where is the line between feel-goodery and wishful thinking? The recent case of Makayla Sault highlights the harm caused by magic’s new veneer of respectability. Back in the studio, Andrew Cody returns to the podcast, flanked by Anna af Hallstrom, to discuss laundry balls, foot detox, and child abuse. Are our panelists hopeful for the future of science-based medicine?
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