Oct 26 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 27 October 2014

Co-Hosts: Jonathan Loesche and (briefly) Dave Turcotte

Update: SunRail ridership lags, system to rehire ambassadors http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/traffic/os-sunrail-ridership-ambassadors-20141003-story.html

News of the Bogus:

24:51 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Wendy Gittleson http://samuel-warde.com/2014/01/10-reasons-free-market-just-big-fat-blob-stupid/

51:32 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Tracie Harris and Matt Dillahunty (nominated by pretty much everybody) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SXBre5woMw&start=1897

This Week’s Quote: “All the perplexities, confusion, and distress in America arise, not from the defects in their constitution or confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.” —John Quincy Adams

Oct 12 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 13 October 2014

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

35:32 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Dr. Oz http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/dr-oz-autism-and-gmos/
Spurious Correlations http://www.tylervigen.com/

45:05 – Idiot Extraordinaire: European adult industry http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/oct/05/sex-sell-decline-british-porn-xbiz-regulations-children

This Week’s Quote: “[W]e published a whole series of studies of regulation and its effects. Almost all the studies–perhaps all the studies–suggested that the results of regulation had been bad, that the prices were higher, that the product was worse adapted to the needs of consumers, than it otherwise would have been…I can’t remember one that’s good…There were so many studies, and the result was quite universal: The effects were bad.” —Ronald Coase

Oct 05 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 6 October 2014

Co-Hosts: Charles Thomas and Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

37:00 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The News Media http://www.theskepticsguide.org/not-black-holes-do-not-exist-part-2

47:46 – Silver Cluon Award: Mark Daly and nVidia http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2014/09/18/debunked/

56:10 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Matt K. Lewis http://theweek.com/article/index/268686/why-the-libertarian-boom-is-bad-for-traditional-conservatives

This Week’s Quote: “Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group. Initially our loyalties were to ourselves and our immediate family, next, to bands of wandering hunter-gatherers, then to tribes, small settlements, city-states, nations. We have broadened the circle of those we love…If we are to survive, our loyalties must be broadened further, to include the whole human community, the entire planet Earth. Many of those who run the nations will find this idea unpleasant. They will fear the loss of power.” —Carl Sagan

WordPress Themes