Radio Freethinker

Vancouver's Number 1 Skeptical Podcast and Radio Show

Show notes for Episode 107

Posted by Ethan Clow on March 22, 2011

Radio Freethinker Episode 107 – Hydraulic Fracturing, Humans using fire, Canadian Nuclear safety, Crucifixes in European schools, plus the Bicentennial of the War of 1812

Monument to Sir Isaac Brock

Download the episode here!

Song: The War of 1812 by Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie

Skeptical News:

Hydraulic Fracturing:

When did humans master fire? see here

Nuclear emergency planning at Canada’s power plants, see here

Crucifixes OK in European schools: court, see here


The Conservative Government is planning on spending 100 million dollars on the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Is it worth it? Should the war be celebrated?

Globe and Mail article

National Post article

Wikipedia article

Additional Reading:

The Incredible War of 1812: A Military History by Donald E. Graves

Soldiers of the King: The Upper Canadian Militia 1812 to 1815 by William Gray

Plunder, Profit, and Paroles: A social history of the war of 1812 in Upper Canada by George Sheppard

Skeptical Highlights:

Skeptics in the Pub: Richmond – Thursday March 24th at Legends Pub in Richmond – 7:30pm just minutes from the Brighouse Skytrain station and Richmond Centre. Facebook event here.

Imagine no religion Conference is coming up in Kamloops BC on May 7th, it’s an all day conference and features an impressive line up of speakers like PZ Myers, Jen McCrieght, Chris DiCarlo, and Brian Dalton. It’s hosted by the Kamloops centre for rational thought and CFI Okanagan. Facebook event here. Website here.


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