#197 – Fun with Mormonism

February 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

The dynamic duo of James and Rebecca Waa, I mean Natalie Newell are back. This time we are talking with Bryce Blankenagel of the Naked Mormonism podcast. Bryce is a former Mor-mo and now researches the history of the church and its influential [...]

#013 – F**K you Buck Mulligan – The Science Wars, King Crocoduck

February 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

What is Science? A culmination of the best ways we have so far developed to understand the nature of our universe? Or perhaps is it another imperialist white man social construct which seeks to invalidate cultural knowledge and principles. At one point this question would have been rightly laughed out of any serious place but it seems groups emboldened by limiting speech they disagree with have taken upon themselves to attack science and claim it too is just a social construct. Buck is joined [...]

#196 – Tyranny

February 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Buck read a book, he thought you might like it too! The book is ‘On Tyranny: twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century’ by Timothy Snyder. The book takes a look at 20 things that caused and allowed tyranny in many forms to prosper in the 20th century. It is unabashedly anti Trump but neither pro left or right wing. It is a nice short read that will liekly make it way into class reading lists in the coming years, provided we don’t start burning books. Sic semper [...]

#195 – Holocaust Denialism

January 28, 2018 // 1 Comment

Yesterday was International Holocaust remembrance day, on the 27th of January 1945 Auschwitz was liberated. Roughly 6 million Jews, 250k mentally disabled, 200k Romani, and close to 10k homosexual men. Despite being highly documented, having 1000s of complimentary personal accounts on both sides, and Nazi admitting it, some people still think the Holocaust was fictional. The nerds watch a video which is banned in parts of the EU. This documentary makes so many blatant mistakes it’s hard [...]

#194 – Conspiracy Conspiracy

January 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/194.mp3 This film was dull and the person who made it is too. Basically calling things conspiracies is a conspiracy to discredit people who believe [...]

#193 – Let’s Engage some Millennials!

January 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/193.mp3 Vance is back… this time he talks to the nerds about his time at Monsanto. The nerds were the first podcast to interview Vance and his position as the director of millennial engagement for Monsanto. Engaging with millennials is a crucial project, terrifyingly millennials are moving into more and more positions of power. That dumb kid in your class who traded his lunch for a pokemon card, yeah he’s now running for your local [...]

#192 – Get Your Life Back Now

December 31, 2017 // 1 Comment

The alt-nerds are joined by Dr Chad Hayes (http://www.chadhayesmd.com) to talk about the joint project to send him to the woo conference ‘Get your life back now’. In a moment of jest Natalie twitted the conference. Plans quickly emerged to send a real Dr to this conference. Thanks to many generous donors we sent Chad down to Florida to go see such big names as Mr Andrew Wakefield and Mercola. [...]

#191 – Battle of Ideas

December 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/191.mp3 In late October Myles was invited to Battle of ideas down in London. He went to see Vance Crowe, the man from Monsanto. Vance was shocked about Myles’ height. The Battle of ideas tries to bring multiple different view points for debate and encourages rigorous cross [...]

#011 – F**K you Buck Mulligan – Mythicist Milwaukee

December 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/fubm-011.mp3 This week Buck talks to the guys from ‪Mythicist Milwaukee about a topic that stopped being relevant 2 months ago. A few months ago the guys and their skeptics conference found themselves at the wrong end of an angry mob. We talk about the controversy, urine, free speech and future [...]

#190 – I was a 9/11 Truther -TLoNs Podcast

December 10, 2017 // 1 Comment

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/190.mp3 Buck is really milking in the lime light, he tells us, in depth, about he old beliefs on 9/11. Like many truthers Buck had seen and read opinions online and felt that gave him enough evidence to know the ‘truth’. He then also went out of his way to avoid information that challenged those [...]

#189 – Extremism

December 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/189.mp3 The nerds this week have Chris Shelton on once again. Chris has a lot of experience with Scientology which some might consider an extremist ideology. What is an extremist ideology and what makes a person fall into that [...]

#188 – Plant Whispering and Random DNA with Prof Kevin Folta

November 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

It finally happened! We spoke with Kevin Folta about his research. Professor Folta (if you want to be formal) works on plants and how they work out their environment, they call this plant whispering. By changing the light Kevin and his team can ‘tell’ plants things. His group has also began to work on a very interesting project. By using random DNA sequences they have shown a range of new proteins that have cool effects on plants. As a biologist I would think this wouldn’t [...]