Just Skeptics is the official podcast of the Greater Manchester Skeptics. Every two weeks, we gently take the piss out of anything we find on the fringes of science, medicine and reason.
We follow a painstaking formula to handcraft each episode of this remarkable show – we first trawl the internet for the latest news stories, we invite an interesting guest onto the show and they help us discuss each item and share our (possibly ill-informed) views on the subject. This is followed by an editing process to remove the bad puns and sexual humour which takes so long that when finished the news stories are long out of date – this is absolutely crucial. We then release the new podcast to the world via our website for people worldwide to enjoy.
The most important part of the show are our fantastic guests. Every episode we invite someone interesting to join us in the discussion – previous guests include Mike Hall from the Skeptics with a K podcast and Hayley Stevens, co-founder of the British Anomalistic Research Society. Our guest may not be someone you’ve heard of, but they will always have an interesting opinion to share with you.
At the exciting climax of each episode we have the ‘Soapbox’ – a five to ten minute segment for our guest host to rant on any topic dear to their heart. In the past we’ve had soapboxes covering everything from prisoner rights to ghost hunting. Our only restriction is that the soapbox has to be about something vaguely scientific or skeptical.
You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: For blog posts containing show notes and a right to reply, visit our website at justskeptics.org