The League of Nerds

#178 – GamerGate

August 20, 2017 // 0 Comments Oh boy another hot button topic, we had planned this episode a long time in advance in order to not be accused of milking any hype or drama, then the universe spat in Myles’ furry little eye by having Sargon/Anita drama at vidcon. Troy Leavitt (veteran Game developer/designer) talks to the nerds about his industry opinion on [...]

#177 – Psychic Adventures

August 13, 2017 // 1 Comment Brian Eggo joins the nerds to talk about all things Psychic. Are they as scummy as they seem? Brian talks about his multiple run ins with psychics around the [...]

#176 – Alex Jones Salesman?

August 6, 2017 // 0 Comments   Alex Jones and info wars would like to sell you stuff, what sort of stuff well Jeff and the nerds talk about these great [...]

#175 – The Conceptual Penis Paper

July 29, 2017 // 0 Comments Oh boy… A fake paper does not make an entire field fake. There’s no need to use fake papers to criticize any field. Any field of research has holes and tings that look ridiculous from the outside. Relying on hoaxes to try and make your point especially when those hoaxes were spotting as much makes you look a bit silly! The whole conceptual penis should also draw attention to the shitty publishing behaviors of big [...]

#174 – Artificial Intelligence

July 16, 2017 // 0 Comments   I am AM %*% please enjoy this squishy human ‘entertainment’. Artificial intelligence is never going to happen, relax fellow [...]

#173 – Bought

July 9, 2017 // 1 Comment Bought is a 2015 Documentary in which Tony Bark (Quicksliver from Xmen not the Marvel extended universe) tries to tie together all sorts of health based conspiracy theories. The films titular idea is that big pharma is paying to spread diseases. This frankly idiotic idea is repeatedly asserted by a cavalcade of the under qualified, misrepresented, and down right [...]

#172 – Alien: Covenant

June 25, 2017 // 0 Comments Framed as a return to form after the calamity of Prometheus (which made $300 million profit ffs), Alien: Covenant is Ridley Scott’s, hopefully, final bash at the Alien franchise. We join a group of misfits with no real purpose or clear goal as they talk about a film with aliens and what [...]

#171 – Food, Inc

June 18, 2017 // 2 Comments Food Inc a 2009 ‘Documentary’ on food production and consumption practices of North America. Mistaking less efficient and more labour intensive farming practices as some how better or natural is mistake. Food inc sets out to expose corporate greed or the while ignoring the exact same issue is ‘organic’ [...]

#170 – A Titanic Conspiracy

June 11, 2017 // 1 Comment You know that famous ship that sank? Did it really sink? Is it sunk? who’da sunk it? There is a conspiracy of titanic proportion that the titanic didn’t actually sink instead was replaced by the sister ship.   [...]

#169 – Talking GMOs to skeptics

May 28, 2017 // 0 Comments Myles feels like he needs to vent ok, let all just let him get this off his chest and be cool right? Myles recounts his experiences in giving a GMO evidence based talk to the skeptics in the pub throughout the [...]

#168 – Victorian Spiritualism

May 21, 2017 // 0 Comments Sprits rap three times on this podcast if you are there… The nerds are joined by an apparition of Ash Pryce, writer of how to talk to the dead and accomplished skeptic. The crazy victorians really got into the dead even though it all started as a scam.   [...]

#167 – Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

May 14, 2017 // 2 Comments In early 1986 a series of bad choices lead to a global incident. Reactor number 4 of Chernobyl nuclear power station melted down, how and why and what were the [...]

#166 – Open Access Science

April 30, 2017 // 0 Comments Boy is this an exciting topic to choose, but the access to science is so vital to so much. Having closed and difficult to reach areas of science can only hurt it. This week the nerds talk about the emergence of places like [...]

#165 – Lack of Science Jobs

April 23, 2017 // 0 Comments   Oh dear boys and girls, Myles and James have a disagreement, you know what to do! Form an immutable mental target of the ‘other’ and project an argument on to them. In this weeks exciting episode Myles and James have a civil discussion about science [...]

#164 – MMS’s Fake Malaria Trial

April 16, 2017 // 0 Comments Did the red cross really test MMS (an industrial bleach) as a treatment for Malaria in Uganda? The nerds review a MMS sales pitch that makes heavy use of this idea. Shockingly they find it is bull and serious questions and possible criminal charges need to be put to the makers of this trial.     [...]