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These recordings were made from various public talks, lectures and private interviews, most of which were held in association with The Skeptic. If you have independent media which you would like to featured here, please contact

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David Barrett at the APRU

David Barrett

Listen/Download [mp3 25MB | 1 hour 12 mins]

This is the presentation given by David Barrett at the APRU on 18/11/2011. Details of David's talk are below.

Title: "The Church of Scientology – a Scientific or an Esoteric Religion?"

Read more: David Barrett at the APRU

Vrooom: George Hrab & Milton Mermikides

George Hrab (@georgehrab) & Milton Mermikides (@miltonline) performing a guitar duet of Vrooom by King Crimson for Skepsoc (@skepsoc) at the University of Surrey on 09/02/2011.

The video can be found here.

Full video and more clips of the event to follow soon. A video of the same performance filmed by a member of the audience can also be found here.

Rob Brotherton on The Skeptical Experience

The Skeptical Experience

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This is the discussion between Robert Brotherton and Richard Godbhere on Wired Radio's The Skeptical Experience programme, on 02/02/2011.

Title: “Episode 2: Conspiracy Theories"

Read more: Rob Brotherton on The Skeptical Experience

Daniela Rudloff at the APRU

The Skeptical Experience

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This is the presentation given by Daniela Rufloff at the APRU on 23/11/2010. Details of Daniela's talk are below.

Title: "Mental 'Short-Cuts' - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

Read more: Daniela Rudloff at the APRU

Prof. Chris French on The Skeptical Experience

The Skeptical Experience

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This is the discussion between Chris French and Richard Godbhere on Wired Radio's The Skeptical Experience programme, on 17/11/2010.

Title: “Episode 1: The Psychology of Scepticism"

Read more: Prof. Chris French on The Skeptical Experience

Deborah Hyde at the APRU

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This is the presentation given by Deborah Hyde at the APRU on 26/10/2010. Details of Deborah's talk are below.

Title: Demons and Nightmares: Why do People Believe in the Malign Supernatural?"

Read more: Deborah Hyde at the APRU

Dr Cara Laney the APRU

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This is the presentation given by Dr Cara Laney at the APRU on 06/10/2009. Details of Dr Laney's talk are below.

Title: "True vs. False Memories: Is There a Definitive Difference?"

Read more: Dr Cara Laney the APRU

Dr Mark Vernon at the APRU

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This is the presentation given by Dr Mark Vernon at the APRU on 24/11/2009. Details of Dr Vernon's talk are below.

Title: "Happiness: The Failure of a New Science"

Read more: Dr Mark Vernon at the APRU

Prof Chris French at the APRU

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This is the presentation given by Prof. Chris French at the APRU on 10/11/2009. Details of Prof. French's talk are below.

Title: "Something Wicked This Way Comes: Causes and Interpretations of Sleep Paralysis"

Read more: Prof Chris French at the APRU

Prof Richard Wiseman at the APRU

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This is the presentation given by Prof. Richard Wiseman at the APRU on 16/03/2010. Details of Prof. Wiseman's talk are below.

Title: “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose”: How Parapsychologists Nullify Null Results

Read more: Prof Richard Wiseman at the APRU

Dr Sam Parnia at the APRU

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This is the presentation given by Dr Sam Parnia at the APRU on 23/03/2010. Details of Dr Parnia's talk are below.

Title: "Near Death Experiences During Cardiac Arrest"

Read more: Dr Sam Parnia at the APRU

Andy Lewis & Simon Singh discuss homeopathy and the 10:23 campaign

Andy Lewis and Simon Singh imageSimon Singh (author of 'Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial') and Andy Lewis discuss the homeopathy and the overdose event organised by the 10:23 campaign, on 30th January 2010 in Red Lion Square, Holborn, London.

Thanks to Dr Stephen Law of CFI UK for the footage.

Read more: Andy Lewis & Simon Singh discuss homeopathy and the 10:23 campaign

Dr Matthew Smith at Skeptics in the Pub

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This is the presentation given by Dr Matthew Smith at London Skeptics in the Pub on 19/02/2008. Details of Dr Smith's talk are below.

Read more: Dr Matthew Smith at Skeptics in the Pub

Prof. Chris French at Weird Science

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This is the presentation given by Prof. Christopher French at Weird Science, hosted by CFI UK on 17/01/2009. Review of Prof. French's talk from Martin of Impartialism/No Double Standards (below). Audio from video clips has been dubbed from YouTube.

Read more: Prof. Chris French at Weird Science

Dr Raj Persaud at Science & Religion

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This is the presentation given by Dr Raj Persaud at Science and Religion, hosted by CFI UK on 25/04/2009. Review of Dr Persaud's talk from Crispian Jago of Science, Reason and Critical Thinking (below).

Read more: Dr Raj Persaud at Science & Religion

Wiseman & Goldacre short interviews

Prof. Richard Wiseman and Dr Ben Goldacre were recently both interviewed for the Pulse Project, an endeavour which "offers a wide range of freely accessible audio and video lectures for both general and specialised audiences, and delivered by eminent academics".

Below are the resulting videos, kindly donated to the archive by Colin Murphy, which feature Wiseman and Goldacre seaking about science, psychology, scepticism and quackery. (Added on 20/08/2009).

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James Randi full interview (52 mins)

Inside the relaunch issue of The Skeptic is an interview conducted with James Randi on Sunday 20th April 2008, the day after his first presentation to a British audience in over a decade. The video below has been released to accompany the print copy of the interview.

Randi kindly allowed our small group into his Vauxhall hotel room, where we filmed prior to his departure to visit the Magic Circle. He was a very gracious and accommodating host.

In the full 52 minute interview (teaser below), Randi discusses his Canadian education, walking out of an English Literature exam, truancy, magic and his 22 jailbreaks, Uri Geller, Project Alpha and fooling scientists, exposing Peter Popoff and miracle healing, thinking critically and independently, mortality, heart bypass surgery and medical science.

Please comment, subscribe and circulate this as widely as possible. Most of all, enjoy.

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