It would be nice if, to counter the antivaccine activists, reality-based listeners would call in, although I am very pessimistic that Bender would give them a fair shake, given that he has said this about Deepak Chopra:
I had the pleasure of interviewing a man whose work I’ve admired for many years, but had never met–Dr. Deepak Chopra.
Any man who admires Deepak Chopra’s work has a serious problem with reality. I’ve never listened to Bender’s show before, but perusing his website does not give me any confidence that he is any more science-based than, say, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, or Mark Levin, for example. Here’s a hint: Embracing Deepak Chopra just because he has written a screed against Rush Limbaugh is not a good idea if you want to lay claim to the mantle of being part of the “reality-based” community.