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Each week, Sheldon and Marilin cover a topic from science and skepticism, including interviews with well known skeptics, authors, and scientists.

Latest Episodes

Inbetweenisode #02 - The Story of NORAD Santa Tracking

In this, Inbetweenisode, Sheldon tells the story of how a U.S. military base (now known as NORAD) began tracking Santa's trip around the world, an annual tradition for the past 60 years.

-1 s2015 DEC 14
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Inbetweenisode #02 - The Story of NORAD Santa Tracking

ShelShocked #19 - Prosocial Behavior w/ Belinda Carlisle

Introduction with Sheldon and Marilin discussing the psychology of Prosocial Behavior. Interview with rock star and philanthropist Belinda Carlisle. Science Report about Sempo Sugihara, the "Japanese Schindler." Good News report from Marilin about the shared kindness between a waitress and her firefighter customers.

-1 s2015 DEC 6
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ShelShocked #19 - Prosocial Behavior w/ Belinda Carlisle

Inbetweenisode #01 - The Untold Story of Peter Norman at the '68 Summer Olympics

In this, our first Inbetweenisode, Sheldon reports on the 47th anniversary of John Carlos and Tommie Smith's historic raised-fist solute at the Mexico City Summer Olympic Games in 1968, telling the part of the story that has been left out for nearly five decades.

-1 s2015 OCT 12
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Inbetweenisode #01 - The Untold Story of Peter Norman at the '68 Summer Olympics

ShelShocked #18 - James "The Amazing" Randi

Introduction with Marilin talking about her first awareness of James Randi and his work. Interview with James "The Amazing" Randi. A Science Report from Sheldon on the "unsinkable rubber duckie" Peter Popoff. A Good News Report from Marilin about a skeptical examination of a claim of telekinesis in Russia. A reminder by skeptic Tucker Hiatt about "The Official Houdini Seance" in San Francisco.

-1 s2015 SEP 27
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ShelShocked #18 - James "The Amazing" Randi

ShelShocked #17 - International Skepticism

Sheldon and Marilin discuss myths, charlatans, and non-scientific beliefs around the world

60 MIN2015 SEP 7
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ShelShocked #17 - International Skepticism

ShelShocked #16 - Transgender Issues

Introduction in which Sheldon and Marilin discuss statistics on Transgender demographics, discrimination against Trans citizens, and efforts to ensure protection and fair treatment. An Interview with Trans actress and model, Cassandra Cass. A Science Report on the proper terminology and "do's and don'ts" regarding discussing Transgender issues. A Good News report on new laws in the state of New York that make it easier for Trans citizens to get equal treatment and access to services.

56 MIN2015 AUG 30
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ShelShocked #16 - Transgender Issues

ShelShocked #15 - Music

Sheldon and Marilin talk about research on the effects of music. Interview with musician George Hrab.

56 MIN2015 AUG 23
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ShelShocked #15 - Music

ShelShocked #14 - Ghosts and Hauntings

Sheldon and Marilin discuss the science behind the belief in ghosts and hauntings.

69 MIN2015 AUG 17
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ShelShocked #14 - Ghosts and Hauntings

ShelShocked #13 - Food Fads

Marilin and Sheldon discuss food fads, food science, and the fallibility of Internet memes.

59 MIN2015 AUG 9
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ShelShocked #13 - Food Fads

ShelShocked #12 - Myths and Misunderstandings About Space

Introduction with Sheldon and Marilin discussing common myths about space and space exploration. An Interview with UFO researcher and investigator Robert Sheaffer. The Science Report discussing the growing movement of people who deny that man ever landed on the moon. And a Good News report about an unlikely participant in the recent satellite mission to Pluto.

55 MIN2015 AUG 2
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ShelShocked #12 - Myths and Misunderstandings About Space

Latest Episodes

Inbetweenisode #02 - The Story of NORAD Santa Tracking

In this, Inbetweenisode, Sheldon tells the story of how a U.S. military base (now known as NORAD) began tracking Santa's trip around the world, an annual tradition for the past 60 years.

-1 s2015 DEC 14
Comments
Inbetweenisode #02 - The Story of NORAD Santa Tracking

ShelShocked #19 - Prosocial Behavior w/ Belinda Carlisle

Introduction with Sheldon and Marilin discussing the psychology of Prosocial Behavior. Interview with rock star and philanthropist Belinda Carlisle. Science Report about Sempo Sugihara, the "Japanese Schindler." Good News report from Marilin about the shared kindness between a waitress and her firefighter customers.

-1 s2015 DEC 6
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ShelShocked #19 - Prosocial Behavior w/ Belinda Carlisle

Inbetweenisode #01 - The Untold Story of Peter Norman at the '68 Summer Olympics

In this, our first Inbetweenisode, Sheldon reports on the 47th anniversary of John Carlos and Tommie Smith's historic raised-fist solute at the Mexico City Summer Olympic Games in 1968, telling the part of the story that has been left out for nearly five decades.

-1 s2015 OCT 12
Comments
Inbetweenisode #01 - The Untold Story of Peter Norman at the '68 Summer Olympics

ShelShocked #18 - James "The Amazing" Randi

Introduction with Marilin talking about her first awareness of James Randi and his work. Interview with James "The Amazing" Randi. A Science Report from Sheldon on the "unsinkable rubber duckie" Peter Popoff. A Good News Report from Marilin about a skeptical examination of a claim of telekinesis in Russia. A reminder by skeptic Tucker Hiatt about "The Official Houdini Seance" in San Francisco.

-1 s2015 SEP 27
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ShelShocked #18 - James "The Amazing" Randi

ShelShocked #17 - International Skepticism

Sheldon and Marilin discuss myths, charlatans, and non-scientific beliefs around the world

60 MIN2015 SEP 7
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ShelShocked #17 - International Skepticism

ShelShocked #16 - Transgender Issues

Introduction in which Sheldon and Marilin discuss statistics on Transgender demographics, discrimination against Trans citizens, and efforts to ensure protection and fair treatment. An Interview with Trans actress and model, Cassandra Cass. A Science Report on the proper terminology and "do's and don'ts" regarding discussing Transgender issues. A Good News report on new laws in the state of New York that make it easier for Trans citizens to get equal treatment and access to services.

56 MIN2015 AUG 30
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ShelShocked #16 - Transgender Issues

ShelShocked #15 - Music

Sheldon and Marilin talk about research on the effects of music. Interview with musician George Hrab.

56 MIN2015 AUG 23
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ShelShocked #15 - Music

ShelShocked #14 - Ghosts and Hauntings

Sheldon and Marilin discuss the science behind the belief in ghosts and hauntings.

69 MIN2015 AUG 17
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ShelShocked #14 - Ghosts and Hauntings

ShelShocked #13 - Food Fads

Marilin and Sheldon discuss food fads, food science, and the fallibility of Internet memes.

59 MIN2015 AUG 9
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ShelShocked #13 - Food Fads

ShelShocked #12 - Myths and Misunderstandings About Space

Introduction with Sheldon and Marilin discussing common myths about space and space exploration. An Interview with UFO researcher and investigator Robert Sheaffer. The Science Report discussing the growing movement of people who deny that man ever landed on the moon. And a Good News report about an unlikely participant in the recent satellite mission to Pluto.

55 MIN2015 AUG 2
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ShelShocked #12 - Myths and Misunderstandings About Space