Aug 19, 2018
Jonathan and Chris interview Michael “Marsh” Marshall, project director of the Good Thinking Society and the vice-president of the Merseyside Skeptics Society in England. They discuss how Marsh and Simon Singh met; what a skeptical charity does; why Marsh interviews people with fringe beliefs; changing people’s minds with nudges; the Good Thinking Society’s campaign to stop the NHS from funding homeopathy in the UK; how PR releases get used by journalists to create “churnalism”; and crowdfunding campaigns for alternative cancer cures.
Michael Marshall on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrMMarsh
The Good Thinking Society website: https://goodthinkingsociety.org
The podcasts Marsh is involved with: http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/podcasts/
Theme music: "Troll of the Mountain Swing" by the Underscore Orkestra.
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