Unco Junto: Should Skeptics Be Paid for TV Work?

July 06, 2016

I've been doing investigations and appearing on TV shows for well over a decade, but an unresolved issue plagues skepticism: Should experts should ask (or demand) to be paid for appearing on TV shows beyond expenses? It's a bit of a tricky issue. I and four contributors discuss the topic.

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Levitation Claims: An Interview with Michael Grosso

June 29, 2016

Can people levitate? Michael Grosso, author of The Man Who Could Fly: St. Joseph of Copertino and the Mystery of Levitation, thinks so. I'm... skeptical. 

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A Skeptical Look at “The Conjuring 2”

June 21, 2016

A skeptical look at the new horror film "The Conjuring 2," ripped from the "real life" case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren.

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Unco Junto: Is There a Right to Anonymity, or an Obligation to Preserve It?

June 02, 2016

This month's question: Is There a Right to Anonymity, or an Obligation to Preserve It?

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Reply to a Cell Phone Story Complaint

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. 

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Catching Up With Itinerant Feminist Organizer Shelby Knox

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.

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

May 12, 2016

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

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Unco Junto: The Myth of the ‘National Conversation’

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.

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Crop Circles and Vibrational Resonance: A Link?

April 29, 2016

I was recently contacted by a person who had seen an online video about patterns created by salt on a vibrating metal plate and asked my opinion about whether they could explain crop circles. 

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A Closer Look at Media Diversity: Should TV Reflect Reality?

April 18, 2016

Should TV characters reflect the demographics of their audiences? A closer look at two reports on minority characters offers insight. 

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