Episode 239 – Bob Blaskiewicz: “The Conspiracy Guy”

–We make up for lost time and delve into the Amanda Berry kidnapping case, and the backlash her safe return has had against “psychic” Sylvia Brown. Plus, we cover whether or not it is appropriate for skeptics to take shots at psychics for failing to predict tragedies.
–During a captivating piece of video, Newt Gingrich is “puzzled” and can’t seem to identify a smartphone.
–In what seems to be a near-weekly segment on SFR, we talk about a few modern gun-related tragedies. This time, we ask whether a recent story involving a fake gun carrying actor at an Iron Man 3 theater promotion should warrant charges.
bblaskDr. Kermit Gosnell, abortion doctor and convicted murderer, sentenced to life in prison after a number of disgusting incidents revealed at his trial.
–39% of people who feel that Benghazi is the “worst political scandal in history,” can’t seem to find it on a map, or even know where it’s at.
–Did a turkey hunter in Pennsylvania shoot a Bigfoot, and get the body identified by police? Nope.
–Florida mayoral candidate claiming Jesus came to her in a vision and gave His endorsement. We talk about other recent political candidates who have made similar claims.

In our second hour, “The Conspiracy Guy” Bob Blaskiewicz joins us to talk about the latest news about cancer quack Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, recent trends in conspiracy theory, as well as to chat about the many hats he wears in skeptical activism.

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About Jason Korbus

Friend, family member, possible werewolf. I co-host Strange Frequencies Radio, blog at Fortean Squirrel, and generally walk among the weird. When I'm not doing busywork, I can usually be found with my nose in a book, my eyes glued to a glowing screen, or my ears tuned to The Ramones.
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2 Responses to Episode 239 – Bob Blaskiewicz: “The Conspiracy Guy”

  1. eric says:

    Hey there — there’s some really good stuff on your site. That said, said I had to chime in with the presupposition language as it relates to calling Dr. S. Burzynski a “quack.” Skepticism should aim to question and be skeptical about established norms, like Xianity and the FDA. At least have a decent ‘skeptic’ on board with whom to converse instead of shills (eg: bob b). It may also be worthwhile to take a shot at being skeptical with respect to the Japanese doctors who have done clinical trials with the same things that Burzynski is working and the FDA which has been working overtime [and subversively] to patent his work. To have ‘skepticism’ so misdirected casts aspersions on elements of your otherwise fine work.

    • Jason Korbus says:

      We have done skeptical review on a wide variety of topics, including those you say we should be skeptical about. We also feel that, in addition, skepticism applies just fine to doctors like Burzynski. Thank you for the kind words, Eric.

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