The DN Deets for 19 September 2016

Back in the saddle, my friends. Here is the first installment of DN Deets*, an update on the activity associated with Doubtful News, your skeptic-at-large Editor, Sharon Hill (@idoubtit), and interesting things you may want to check out.

I appeared on this week’s The Skeptic Zone – the Australian podcast for Science and Reason – talking about the return of Doubtful News, scary clowns and upcoming events. Direct download of MP3 here. Check it out.

Pick up the latest issue of Skeptical Inquirer with my name on the cover with all those other more famous people. I contributed an essay for the 40th anniversary of the magazine on the current state of the skeptical community. Hint: it needs a REBOOT.


Those within driving distance to Washington, D.C., join me with the National Capital Area Skeptics on a walking tour of the city highlighting some spooky stories just in time for Halloween. Check out SkepTours and RSVP to join us on the evening of October 20 for the I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost Tour.

Looking for some cryptozoological comedy? Check out the return of (one of my fave actors) Rhys Darby and David Farrier as the put up a new podcast episode of The Cryptid Factor. And don’t take it seriously. Listen here.

Also recommended is The Folklore Podcast, a series that has an academic but entertaining flavor with coverage of Victorian ghost hoaxes, black dogs, Slenderman and more.

Stay tuned as DN staff gets their shiz together for a new project coming soon. Delays, delays…Marvin

If you are new to Doubtful News check out a presentation by me from 2014.

“Deets”, meaning “details”. Definition here.

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  2 comments for “The DN Deets for 19 September 2016

  1. One Eyed Jack
    September 19, 2016 at 8:25 AM

    The Skeptical Inquirer cover disappoints me, highlighting a known problem in the skeptical community — the lack of female voices. I know they exist. Certainly more than our respected Doubtful Leader (all hail skeptic) could have been included.

  2. September 19, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    I pointed out the same thing, actually. Harriet Hall and Susan Gerbic were quick to point out there was a second issue coming where they had contributed. Still… there is certainly a problem there.

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