Brian Dunning – Skeptoid podcast producer, professional myth-buster, author, entrepreneur.
Did you know that 98% of all statistics are made up? Did you know I just made THAT statistic up? In an age of information overload, it’s very hard to sift through it all. For every question, I can find you two very convincing answers, with just a simple Google search. For example, if you were to ask me if peanut butter is good for you, I could say yes and provide you with this Harvard study – http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/Is-peanut-butter-healthy. But then I could turn around and say NO – most peanut butter is bad for you, and I could send you this – http://www.thehealthyboy.com/2010/06/whats-really-in-your-peanut-butter.html. Dammit, now I don’t even know if it’s good for you or not. Anyway, the point here is that any help you can get should be welcomed. And that’s what we are all about here at SPP – helping you help yourself. So when the bullshit get’s deep, here’s your shovel.
This week we interview Brian Dunning, the producer of the Skeptoid podcast. Skeptoid is one of the most popular podcasts around, getting hundreds of thousands of downloads EVERY episode…and for good reason. Dunning takes a methodical approach to not only debunking common misconceptions, but also providing the listener with awesome scientific explanations of what is actually going on. As he mentions in this episode, he wants to make sure he is giving you something, rather than just taking something away. So here we are, just a few podcasters providing you with some awesome sauce – enjoy!