Ep 32 Minnesota Skeptics Travis Peterson

MN Skeptics

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  • 01:12   Drake comes on to say thank you
  • 03:25  Baloney Detection Kit
  • 10:12   Interview with Travis Peterson of Minnesota Skeptics
  • 60:48  Closing music by Advntr
    • Gelidity
    • Galdr

My interview this episode with Travis Peterson, lead organizer of Minnesota Skeptics.  Minnesota Skeptics are a passionate group of science advocates dedicated to the pursuit of scientific skepticism.  During this interview I bring up the subject of diversity, I won’t spoil the answer, but I will point out that as a gender non-conforming transwoman I’ve always felt welcome, safe, and completely accepted as is.  I’m consistently greeted with the correct name, pronouns, and don’t ever feel as though I’m being judged.  I can’t promise you every skeptic group is as awesome as Minnesota Skeptics, but I can promise you Minnesota Skeptics is a place I feel safe to be myself, and of course, question everything.

This interview was recorded inside the Be’Wiched Deli, which is on 800 North Washington Avenue in Minneapolis, right next to Target Field.  They’re super nice, have the most delicious homemade caramel sauce, and were gracious in allowing me to record in their lobby.


Minnesota Skeptics Meet-up: http://www.meetup.com/Minneapolis-Skeptics/

Minnesota Skeptics Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/minnesotaskeptics/

Drinking Skeptically: this link is now dead as of 1/14/2018 – Maddy says sorry 🙁

Be’Wiched Deli: http://www.bewicheddeli.com/

How to build a cloud chamber (yeah we tried and failed the night of the recording – but failure is a result!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pewTySxfTQk

Graphic Link of baby struggling to breath with whooping cough (B. pertussis) due to low vaccination rates…I cannot stress enough how graphic this is.


Confused on who Bel Biv Devoe is?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb2np1HGqxg

Explanation of Homeopathy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0Z7KeNCi7g


Obsidian Shell Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/obsidianshell?_rdr=p Or their mainpage: http://www.obsidianshell.com/

Musical guest this episode is Advntr, she is a 24-year-old multi-genre music producer from Illinois who shifts between a lot of Electronic dance music and Ambient music that could be deemed as “music for film and video game related content”

You can find her Soundcloud page here: https://soundcloud.com/advntr

Thanks for being such awesome listeners!

How many ears does Mr. Spock have?  He has a left ear, a right ear, and the final front-ear!

What do you call a cow with no legs?  Ground Beef!

What do sprinters eat before a race?  Nothing….they fast!



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