Blog Archives for May 2016

Reply to a Cell Phone Story Complaint

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
May 27, 2016

I recently got an e-mail from a Skeptical Inquirer reader who wrote to complain about a short item I'd written on cell phone dangers. 

Catching Up With Itinerant Feminist Organizer Shelby Knox

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
May 18, 2016

A decade after I first interviewed feminist, education activist, and documentary subject Shelby Knox about her work I caught up with her for an update on her life and work.

Amy Schumer, the “Trainwreck” Shooting, and the Benefits of Skepticism

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
May 12, 2016

Amy Schumer blames herself for inspiring a shooting at her film Trainwreck, but there's no reason she should. 

Unco Junto: The Myth of the ‘National Conversation’

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
May 03, 2016

Ben Radford and three invited guests (David Koepsell, Robert Blaskiewicz, and Celestia Ward) offer their takes on the topic: Does a 'national conversation' exist, and if so, what is its nature?  First in a series.