The Prism Podcast – Episode 56

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Dr. Clay Jones and Dr. Raymond Cattaneo discuss the pros and cons of the practice of dismissing families who don’t adhere to the recommended vaccination schedule.

The Prism Podcast – Episode 55

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Today, the Prism has a conversation with Christina Stephens, AKA AmputeeOT.
She is an amputee, cyborg, creator of prosthetic leg made out of LEGO, occupational therapist, HoH/Deaf, Guinness Book World Record holder, living in St. Louis.

The Prism Podcast – Episode 54

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Chuck Collis teaches high school science in the Clayton, Missouri school district and has an innovative approach to introducing critical thinking into his curriculum. This podcast will appeal to educators, parents of school aged children, and anyone interested in rational thought.

Chuck has a B.S. in Biology, a B.S. in Science Education, and a M.S. in Instructional Technology. During 22 years as a high school educator, he has taught a wide variety of subjects including Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. He is currently bringing a skeptical approach to teaching Evolution and AP Environmental Science at Clayton High School in the St. Louis area. Chuck is also a board member of the Skeptical Society of St. Louis.

The Prism Podcast – Episode 53

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Yvette d’Entremont is your SciBabe (formerly Science Babe). She’s always looked at the alternative medicine and pseudoscience movements with a skeptical eye. When Vani Hari, a.k.a. the Food Babe, took a swipe at her Pumpkin Spice Lattes? It was a call to arms.

You just don’t mess with a native Bostonian’s PSL.

The site was launched on facebook and Yvette has been surprised and happy with the site’s early success. The formula of busting pseudoscience with a combination of real science and humor is pure Yvette (and her trusty sidekick, Science Dog).

Yvette holds a B.A. in theatre, a B.S. in chemistry, and an MSc in forensic science with a concentration in biological criminalistics. She currently runs SciBabe full time and resides in Southern California.

The Prism Podcast – Episode 52

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Today’s guest is Psychology Professor Sheldon Helms. In this episode, Sheldon discusses woo in psychology, his participation in Operation Bumblebee, his fantastic new podcast “ShelShocked”, and much much more!

Sheldon Helms is a tenured professor of psychology at Ohlone College, where he has taught a variety of psychology courses for over 15 years. In addition to his teaching duties, Sheldon also serves as faculty adviser to the Ohlone Psychology Club through which he runs a successful speaker series that hosts top-name scientists and skeptics from around the country.Sheldon extends his efforts to educate the public by serving as Vice President of the Bay Area Skeptics, and by giving public science talks for various groups around the Bay Area. He is also a regular contributor to the James Randi Educational Foundation’s website, and hosts the popular weekly skeptical podcast, “ShelShocked,” which is available on iTunes or Stitcher.