Saturday, April 2, 2016

Episode 48 - Hoaxes: who doesn't like a good show?

Recorded: 1 April 2016
Released: 3 April 2016
Duration:82 minutes, 12 seconds

download the .mp3 audio file

Host James Garrison welcomes Mike Mongo, Mike Bohler, and Marsha Barnhart to talk about
The Project Alpha Perpetrators

Erratum: It was the Stanford Prison Experiment, not Berkeley.
  • The Patterson Bigfoot footage
  • Piltdown Man and the Cardiff giant
  • P.T. Barnum
  • The Sokal Hoax 
  • Anthropogenic Climate Change - who is being misleading?
  • E-mail scams
  • Martin Gardner's book "Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science" on pseudoscience and furthering a political agenda
  • Pseudoscience on YouTube
  • Mike Mongo discusses a student's UFO experience - was he delusional? Marsha is not so sure.
  • Some scientists are religious
  • Giant spiders
  • Flat Earthers
  • Hollow moons? Nope.
  • Martian caves.
  • Johann Beringer hoaxed by his students.
  • Project Alpha, Randi and Banachek
  • Poetry hoax
  • Art hoaxes
  • Steve Allen's music hoaxes
    Album Cover of one of Steve Allen's Hoax Records
  • more discussion of the Sokal hoax.
  • Cold Fusion
  • Randi exposed Uri Geller who fooled scientists
  • Stanford Prison Experiment
  • Fitting in with preconceived notions
  • Michael Cremo's cherry picking
  • More on P.T. Barnum
  • What is our current Freak Show? Donald Trump?
  • The Microsoft Tweetbot
  • Wrap Up and Recommendations



The Museum of Hoaxes

The Patterson Gimlin Bigfoot Film
Piltdown Man
P.T. Barnum
The Lying Stones of Johann Beringer
Project Alpha
The Ern Malley Poetry Hoax
The Paul Jordan Smith Painting Hoax
Hoax Cane Spider
The Microsoft Tweetbot



David Grigg: Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science by Martin Gardner
Marsha Barnhart: practice discernment
Mike Mongo: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
James Garrison: Skeptic's Guide to Conspiracy


Host: James Garrison
Producer: Paul Carr
Music: DJ Spooky

No comments:

Post a Comment