The League of Nerds

#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.     [...]

#163 – The Skeptical Community

April 2, 2017 // 0 Comments   Grant Richie Jr DDS joins the Nerds this week to talk about the Skeptical Community or if you prefer the ‘Skeptical Community?’ is it a thing? Should it be a thing? What can we do to make it better is that not really [...]

#162 – Vaccine Courts

March 26, 2017 // 0 Comments What’s the deal with Vaccine courts? Are manufactures of vaccines completely exempt from being sued by patients who are injured by vaccines? The nerds are joined by lawyer Travis who walks the two legal dunces over the complicated legal [...]