Listen: A Skeptic’s Guide to Ghost Hunting

In August, I travelled to Scotland and spoke for both Glasgow Skeptics in the Pub and the Edinburgh Skeptics Society as part of their Edinburgh Fringe Festival event ‘Skeptics on the Fringe’.

While speaking in Edinburgh my talk was recorded, and you can listen to it below. I was also interviewed for the 10 Questions podcast that Edinburgh Skeptics produce, which can be listened to here.

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Why I’ll No Longer Speak at ‘Seriously Strange’

I was invited to speak at the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena’s [ASSAP] upcoming ‘Seriously Strange’ conference at the University of Bath in September 2017. I accepted the invitation and Continue reading Why I’ll No Longer Speak at ‘Seriously Strange’

Closed Minds at Skeptic Events, or: How Skeptics In The Pub Helped Perfect My ‘Bitch, Please’ Face

I once sat on a panel about Youtube skepticism at QEDcon with Myles Power who has a really interesting Youtube channel. Power has delivered two different talks to Skeptics in the Pub groups around the UK – the first of these talks was about AIDS denialism (and how it’s bad, obviously) and the second about the misconceptions around GMOs. Power recently released a Youtube video about the reaction he received to his GMO talk and how the crowds he spoke to were lukewarm at best and at worst openly hostile.  Continue reading Closed Minds at Skeptic Events, or: How Skeptics In The Pub Helped Perfect My ‘Bitch, Please’ Face

Skepkon Presentation: A Skeptics Guide to Ghost Hunting

Earlier this year I travelled to Frankfurt to deliver my talk ‘A Skeptics Guide To Ghost Hunting’ at Skepkon which took place at Goethe University Frankfurt (an amazing place). The talk was filmed and the is now available to view online. There were some technical glitches as a cable that connected the laptop to the projector wasn’t working as it had previously been and I can only assume this was paranormal forces at work. At 23 minutes in you will actually see a ghost vandalise the stage. Continue reading Skepkon Presentation: A Skeptics Guide to Ghost Hunting