Today is the big day!
And not merely because it is TGIF* day.
The theme "everything you know is sort of wrong" is familiar to readers on this blog. It is an underlying theme for much of what happens here. Every now and then that theme is manifest overtly, as in the Falsehoods posts, which are, as we speak, being revised, expanded, and reissued.
Well, starting this evening and running for an indeterminate amount of time (but probably a few weeks or so) "Everything you know is sort of wrong" is not just a phrase to keep in your head all the time as you are walking around doing stuff. It's the name of a new radio show segment at Skeptically Speaking, with Desiree Schell.
EYKISOW is a short pre-recorded discussion between Desiree and me about the nature of falsehood in general and a specific falsehood (or two) in particular. Since it is not live, you can't make snarky comments during the broadcast or call in, but you can certainly leave comments here or on other relevant blog posts and those comments could, in turn, influence future discussions.
So please join us today, Friday May 28th, 6PM mountain, 7 Central, on Skeptically Speaking:
...science blogger Greg Laden joins us for "Everything You Know Is Sort of Wrong," a new regular feature exposing the truth behind some commonly held beliefs. Our first segment: Primitive Cultures.
The current batch of Falsehoods posts (Falsehoods II: Return of the son of the falsehoods that would not die) can be found here. The older falsehoods posts, pre-revision, expansion, and updating, can be found here.
But wait, there's more! One of my favorite current books is Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo by Vanessa Woods. Well, Vanessa is going to be the Main Guest on Skeptically Speaking tonight. So tune in mainly for that. Also, go to the Skeptically Speaking web site and turn on the chat thingie and make snarky comments during the show! It's fun!
Details on Vanessa's interview:
Journalist and author Vanessa Woods joins us to discuss her new book "Bonobo Handshake." The memoir takes us inside Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary, a refuge for orphaned baby bonobos in the Congo. What can studying these highly social primates tell us about ourselves?
ADDED: The First Podcast is HERE.
*Thank Gregory** its Friday.
**As in Pope Gregory XII, who gave us our current calendar.