The Weakly Ghost Bulletin #2

Last week I launched a new feature on the blog called the Weakly Ghost Bulletin and you can read WGB #1 by clicking here. Continue reading The Weakly Ghost Bulletin #2

The Demonic Humanists and the Insecure Christians

In December the British Government blocked the legal recognition of humanist marriages because it was seen as a ‘fringe’ issue.  Andrew Copson of the British Humanist Association called this decision an insult, pointing out that ‘under this government, Scientologists have been added to the list of religions that can perform legal marriages, joining Spiritualists, the Aetherius Society (which believes in aliens and that the Earth is a goddess), and dozens of other religions. To describe the legal recognition of humanist marriages as a “fringe” issue insults the many couples – much larger in number than these many small religious groups – whose planned marriages next year will not be able to go ahead if Number 10 blocks this change.’ Continue reading The Demonic Humanists and the Insecure Christians

The Weakly Ghost Bulletin #1

I’ve decided to trial a new feature on my blog called The Weakly Ghost Bulletin. It will be a week by week update on any ridiculous and weak ghost stories that have made it into the mainstream news in the past seven days. As this is the first bulletin of 2015 I am going to include the last ten days. Continue reading The Weakly Ghost Bulletin #1

Thoughts On Experiences Of Skeptic Podcasting

About six years ago I was asked by a friend if I’d contribute to a podcast he’d had the idea to start. There was a real lack of British skeptical podcasts at that time – especially those that focussed on weird news stories. We were both paranormal researchers who had come to the dark side (skepticism). I said yes, we recorded an episode and the Righteous Indignation Podcast became a thing and, to our great surprise, it became a thing that people actually liked and even mimicked in their own podcasts. Neither of us had expected that but there we were with a steadily growing number of listeners and interviews with people we’d never imagined we’d speak to lined up into the future. Continue reading Thoughts On Experiences Of Skeptic Podcasting