Randi and I do Nature

By Phil Plait | April 30, 2008 11:14 am

While I was in England, the good folks at nature.com let me glom on to their pub party, which turned into a Nature/Randi/BA/Brian Cox fan/meetup thingy. It was quite the good time.

In return, all I had to do was write up a soapbox speech and record it for their podcast! What a scam. Suckers.

As it is, they interviewed Randi on it, as well as Alan Marscher, another astronomer who talks about active galaxies! So it’s a skeptical and astronomical smorgasbord.

You can download the podcast directly, read the transcript, or check out their archives for tons more cool podcasts.

If you’re curious, the woman who does the voiceover ad at the very beginning is none other than Gia.

Comments (3)

  1. StevoR

    The BA boasted :

    “In return, all I had to do was write up a soapbox speech and record it for their podcast! What a scam. Suckers.”

    Shhh! Keep that to yourself BA or they won’t let you do it again!

    Hah! That’s gratitude! ;-)

  2. Nicole

    Very inspiring, great podcast.

    One problem… to the reporter talking about Marscher’s work… black holes don’t suck! ;-) In any case, blazars are awesome. Man, I really hope the VLBA comes through with funding.

  3. Nicole

    HAHAHAHA! Oh, that song at the end was so…. wrong….

    But I like “Bad Data” the best… http://www.bu.edu/blazars/songs/baddata.html

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