Coming Soon – Be Reasonable!

Next week sees the launch of a new monthly podcast from the Merseyside Skeptics Society, featuring Hayley Stevens (me!) and Michael Marshall: Be Reasonable.

Each month, we’ll be speaking to people who believe in ideas and theories that run contrary to the mainstream scientific and skeptical worldview, in order to examine how such beliefs are constructed and what evidence people feel supports their case.

Be Reasonable is about approaching subjects with respect and an open mind, engaging with people of differing viewpoints in an environment where debate is polite and good-natured, yet robust and intellectually rigorous.

Episode One features an interview with Anita Ikonen – a Swedish national who describes herself as a medical intuitive. Anita believes she can detect medical information about a person by simply looking at them. She runs a website called Vision From Feeling which documents her abilities, and her attempts to test them.

You can find Be Reasonable at the Merseyside Skeptics website, on iTunes, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and you can get in touch with the show by contacting

We look forward to exploring the other side of skeptical issues with the people who strongly believe them, and we hope you’ll join us.

3 thoughts on “Coming Soon – Be Reasonable!

  1. I had a few dealings with Anita Ikonen in the past, she also appeared on The BadCast a few years ago to explain why she failed the $50,000 challenge from my good friends at the IIG, and we even had Derek Bartholomaus from the IIG West on the show to talk about Anita and the test itself!

    You can listen at

    Might be worth listening to both of these to give you a better idea of where she is coming from, and also how to properly run a test!

  2. Best news ever!
    I have been hopeing you would make a comeback. (To podcasting i mean, i realise that you didn’t disappear into thin air:) ).
    How could you keep this from us?
    Best of luck with study/work, everything else you are up too. (Not sure of the correct english

    Christoffer B

  3. I know there were 10,000 reasons for it, but you’ve been missed on the podcasting airwaves. I’m THRILLED to hear about the new show!

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