Recorded on 2013-05-09 and 2013-05-10 for release on 2013-05-16
Our next episode will be the one year anniversary show!
FEEDBACK – None this time around
THIS DAY IN HISTORY May 16
- 1717 – Voltaire is imprisoned in the Bastille
- 1866 – US Congress dumps the half-dime coin for the Nickel
- 1918 – U.S. Congress passes Sedition Act
- 1984 – Andy Kaufman died – Tony Clifton continues to be seen for years.
- 1988 – US Surgeon general C. Everett Koop compares the addiction of nicotine to heroin and cocaine
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
- Canadarm on Canadian bank note
- Die and poison used against poachers
- Some atypical Black Widow cannibalism
- What makes people happy?
POLITICS AND RELIGION
- Administration appeals “Morning After Pill” ruling
- TX Judge rules in favor of Cheerleaders
- FFRF is not Pleased
- Rhode Island becomes 10th state to embrace marriage equality
- Delaware was 11th
- Minnesota’s 12th
INTERVIEW – Susan Gerbic
Susan Gerbic leads a team of 80+ Wikipedia editors (in 17 languages) known as Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia trying to change skeptical content on the 5th most popular website world-wide. You can find out more at the project’s blog.
Theme music is provided by Sturdy Fred.