Radio Freethinker

Vancouver's Number 1 Skeptical Podcast and Radio Show

Show notes for Episode 124

Posted by Ethan Clow on July 20, 2011

Radio Freethinker Episode 124 – Coverage of The Amazing Meeting 9 in Las Vegas, Prayer in Manitoba Schools, Placebo Effect Asthma Study

Download the episode here!

Song: Symphony of Science – ‘The Big Beginning’

Skeptical News:

Placebo effect asthma study:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2011/07/14/asthma-placebo.html

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1103319?query=featured_home

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe1104010

Prayer in Manitoba Schools:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/schools-ignore-prayer-rules-124478269.html

http://leavefaithbehind.blogspot.com/2011/06/manitoba-schools-break-prayer-rules.html

Topics:

Coverage of TAM9 (The Amazing Meeting)

Skeptical Highlights:

Caustic Soda Tuberculosis Episode: The latest episode of Caustic Soda features your favourite Radio Freethinker microbiologist chatting with the guys about the gruesome past and cryptic present of tuberculosis. If you haven’t listened to this podcast before check it out. Hilariously macabre and educational to boot. You can check out the tuberculosis episode and their other episodes on itunes or at causticsodapodcast.com

Evolution and Stanley Park

Sunday, July 24 from 1:30-3:30 pm

Evolution plays a key role in what you see around you. The mutations and deviances it creates shapes who we are and what we might become. Join VCC Science Instructor, Maria Morlin, for this fascinating walk through Stanley Park and its evolutionary history.

http://www.stanleyparkecology.ca/WebCalendar/view_entry.php?id=521&date=20110724

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