Cellar Door Skeptics #172: Sir Scams A lot 

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Cellar Door Skeptics are back this week after a one week hiatus. We apologize for the week off and come back full force this week to talk about some important topics. This week the duo talks about digital remote diagnosis that has been sweeping the country and is what some has lauded as an answer to expensive doctors visits. The discussion centers around if this is worth it and what the constraints to this method of diagnosis could be. The show continues talking about a supplement study that shows that supplements are not what they are cracked up to be. The show also will cover a discussion on social media scams that have started to become more prominent. The show ends as always with the team’s quick saves of the week.

Segment: Digital Remote Diagnosis
https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-04-08/kids-prescribed-antibiotics-more-often-with-telemedicine
https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2019/04/04/peds.2018-2491
Segment: homeopathy study
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/04/the-nutrition-study-the-30b-supplement-industry-doesnt-want-you-to-see/
Segment:Mail and Social Media Scams
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article224131925.html
https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/news/dont-be-fooled-facebook-messenger-con-artists
Quick Saves
Tanner: Birds eye color changes
western parotia bird
https://youtu.be/rX40mBb8bkU
https://www.audubon.org/news/why-do-birds-eyes-change-colors
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3886329/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2010/12/14/bird-of-paradise-creates-colourful-dance-with-microscopic-mirrors-in-its-feathers/
Hanna: Spaceballs the Medicare for All
https://www.vox.com/2019/4/10/18304712/read-bernie-sanders-2019-medicare-for-all-plan

Cellar Door Skeptics 171: Examining Bernie Sanders VS Andrew Yang

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The show takes a dive back into politics this week as we look at the difference between Andrew Yang’s policy proposals and Bernie Sanders Proposals. With the 2020 election geering up, we felt it would be a benefit to look into if there was differences between two candidates. We our joined b y our podcast friend Boyce from Mindful Skeptics right here in West Michigan as we meet up to share our opinions on the subject.

This episode broke on of our oaths to not discuss candidates till closer to the election, but we felt that there was enough buzz between the two candidates that it was worth examining. We still will not side with any one specific candidate, but we will look at these two and determine if there is any similarities between them and if it is worth even looking at Mr Yang.

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Links
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https://www.yang2020.com
https://ventureforamerica.org/meet-our-founder/
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Yang
https://berniesanders.com
https://www.sanders.senate.gov
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-andrew-yang-could-win-the-2020-democratic-primary/
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/03/2020-candidates-president-guide/582598/
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/what-does-andrew-yang-believe-where-the-candidate-stands-on-5-issues
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/25/why-your-first-job-out-of-college-really-really-matters.html
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https://www.instagram.com/stupidtrumptweets/channel/
https://twitter.com/MindfulSkeptics
https://www.facebook.com/Mindfulskepticspodcast/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mindful-skeptics-podcast/id1438359423?mt=2
http://mindfulskeptics.libsyn.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwqNdS6HkSM

Cellar Door Skeptics 170: Vaccine Science with Doctor Abbie

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This week we bring on Scientist Dr Abbie Smith to talk about vaccinations for humans and insects alike.

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https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2018.03163/full?fbclid=IwAR2wRJm189j8y-vU5XqOShzBpJDk7kpfYXClW-rHh356Iu7_Agb5HcVUPQE
https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/595494/publications
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Anti-Vaxxers Run Scared
https://worldmercuryproject.org/wp-content/uploads/rfk-hhs-stipulated-order-july-2018.pdf
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/pdf/data-summary-hpv-gardasil-vaccine-is-safe.pdf
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/research/publications/index.html
https://www.vaccines.gov/basics/safety/index.html
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Analysis of Scientific Evidence Hierarchy: https://thelogicofscience.com/2016/04/28/vaccines-and-autism-a-thorough-review-of-the-evidence/
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Vaccination and Bees: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/12/07/674587061/worlds-first-insect-vaccine-could-help-bees-fight-off-deadly-disease
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/sustainability-news/the-first-ever-insect-vaccine-primebee-helps-bees-stay-healthy
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Quick Saves
Hanna: Sometimes slayer has to go to church
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF-10c261Vw
Tanner: The Dark Tower as a Series?
https://deadline.com/2019/03/the-dark-tower-sam-strike-cast-gunslinger-roland-deschain-jasper-paakkonen-amazon-nears-pilot-order-1202556652/?fbclid=IwAR0TEJO7POlmacgqBmbMzYFGT8F7E7PHi7ePACwbg2LxX-buOx525jCpkPo
Abbie: Trailer Heaven
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8dLwiT2KOo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdN4_X850ag

Cellar Door Skeptics 169: Budgeting for a Crisis

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This episode brings an analysis of the Trump budget. The duo looks at the differences between last year’s budget, this years budget and how it compares to other administrations budgets. They also look at the history of the deficit VS GDP and if Trump’s claim that Obama was worse fiscally than him is true or not. If that was not enough they also look into a conservative analysis of the federal deficit for a unique perspective.

The show ends as usual with Tanner and Hanna’s quick saves of the week.

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Links
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Segment: Trump’s budget plan
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_debt_of_the_United_States
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_public_debt
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-proposes-47-trillion-budget-with-domestic-cuts-86-billion-in-wall-funding/2019/03/11/de11cfa4-43fe-11e9-90f0-0ccfeec87a61_story.html?utm_term=.95ef101bd788&noredirect=on
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-releases-budget-seeks-billions-more-for-border-wall-and-work-requirements-for-welfare
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/us/politics/trump-budget.html
https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/budget-fy2019.pdf
https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/budget-fy2020.pdf
https://www.thebalance.com/us-deficit-by-year-3306306
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2018/nov/02/five-charts-about-debt/
https://www.pgpf.org/chart-archive/0023_federal-deficit-surplus
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Quick Saves
Tanner: Death Metal doesn’t breed violence
https://to.pbs.org/2VZnJlb
Hanna: The Next Step in Human Evolution
https://youtu.be/_ZpVSgclw2M
https://www.npr.org/2019/03/08/701632247/love-sex-and-robots

Cellar Door Skeptics 168: Inspection Metal Ramble Cast with a Board Game Cherry on Top 

This weeks episode Tanner and Hanna freestyle the show as they catch up on their lives. They talk about their love of music, past musical concerts, and what they feel should come back for them to see and enjoy, They talk through Tanner’s daughters obsession with Kirby along with a new restaurant in Japan. As the episode continues they talk about their dream vacations along with some recent documentaries they havewatched. The show ends talking about board games and Tanner’s obsession with them.

Enjoy their random ramble cast as they relax and unload this week.

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Links
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http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/01/japans_kirby_cafe_is_being_updated_with_adorable_new_merch_and_menu_items
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirby_(series)
https://skinnylister.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs._McGrath
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Inch_Nails_discography
https://thearmed.bandcamp.com/
https://sectioned.bandcamp.com/album/annihilated
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varg_Vikernes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Until_the_Light_Takes_Us
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_We_Do_in_the_Shadows
https://www.netflix.com/title/70140450
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/83330/mansions-madness
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/150376/dead-winter-crossroads-game

Cellar Door Skeptics 166: Black History Month & More with The Triple C’s

This show’s guest for the night is Christopher Banks, whom is currently running for the State House in Michigan in 2020. He joins us tonight to discuss Black History Month, share his stories, and help give credit to the minorities who have helped shape this country. Without Minorities, we would not be the nation we are today. We discuss the origins of Black History Month, experiences with helping others learn about black culture and contributions, all while enjoying each other’s company. The show is almost like the trifecta of Christopher’s as there are three on this episode. The team even gets Mr. Banks to throw out a Quick Save as they look at what they learned for the week.

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Local Charity of the Week: The Book Industry Charitable Foundation
https://greatnonprofits.org/org/book-industry-charitable-foundation
https://www.bincfoundation.org/
Segment: Black History Month with Christopher Banks
https://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/
https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/celebrate-black-history-month/
https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/blog/black-history-month-for-white-people
https://blavity.com/why-there-is-no-white-history-month
Quicksave
Hanna: Chris Hanna is a half red
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ezv38a/why-do-so-many-men-have-red-beards-but-not-red-hair?utm_source=reddit.com
Tanner: The only border wall i support.
https://www.facebook.com/priley01/posts/10218036494479329
Banks: Pyramids of Power
https://phys.org/news/2018-07-reveals-great-pyramid-giza-focus.html

Cellar Door Skeptics 164: Everyone Is Awesome and Agnostic Except Jesus

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This episode functions like the Lego Movie’s theme of “Everything is Awesome” while looking at being an Agnostic Atheist. They start the episode out by talking the phenomena that Hanna has found where Paper Airplanes are playing a new role in automation. The show moves toward a discussion on how the Bible is not only a harmful to display in schools but may also be harmful to Christians as they take their journey with their faith. They then interview Marie from Everyone’s Agnostic Podcast with her decision to join the show and her desire to help those who want to leave their faith and need stories to guide them through the journey. The show ends with Tanner and Hannas quicksaves.

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Links
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Intro: Airplane Spectacular Phenomena
https://www.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/ap8xht/this_paper_plane_folding_machine_made_from_5/?ref=share&ref_source=link
Segment: Teaching the bible in school may be harmful to Christians
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/01/bible-literacy-bills-could-backfire-on-conservatives/581593/
Segment: Everyone’s Agnostic Podcast Interview
http://everyonesagnostic.com
fb.me/everyonesagnostic
Twitter: @evry1sagnostic
Instagram: @everyonesagnostic
YouTube: tinyurl.com/sayyestowhatis
https://www.patreon.com/eapodcast
Quicksaves
Tanner: Remove Plane Cabins Disaster
https://www.buzznick.com/windowless-plane/?fbclid=IwAR1JtDL0KocH9kns9L2qhxG6DwRy1w4yH7wAqXq-zFJRcw0kMmKIskURWtw
Hanna’s: 100 Years of Wealth
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/its-been-almost-a-100-years-since-the-americas-1-had-so-much-wealth-2019-02-11

Cellar Door Skeptics 163: Tanner Goes to Jesus Camp

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This week has been a long week for the team. This episode comes a day late as the team is trying to catch up on work and home life. But do not fear they managed to put together a thoughtful episode this week. It begins with a discussion on the Super Bowl, The Ads, and Trump’s State of the Union Address. They continue the show with a look at the charity of the week, Camp Quest Michigan. They tell stories about their camp experiences and how it affected their lives. The show ends with a discussion about Jesus Camp, how it related to Tanner’s upbring and camp experiences, and a look into what Hanna may encounter when his children grow up and want to go to camp.

Cellar Door Skeptics 161: Hugs or High Fives with Sara Cunningham of Free Mom Hugs

Cellar Door Skeptics is bringing you not one, but two charities of the week. Their segment talking about local charities is extended this week as they interview Sara Cunningham of Free Mom Hugs, an organization dedicated to help other parents realize the having children whom are LGBTQ is wonderful and normal. Sara tells her story about how she left conservative christian beliefs and came to the understanding that her beliefs should never dictate who she loves. She talks about her organization Free Mom Hugs, how it started, and the desire to help make an impact on society to shed the ridiculous idea that LGBTQ people are not deserving of love.

Check out our full unedited interview on Patreon for a longer version of our discussion.

After talking about the different charities, the duo tackle the highly controversial video of the MAGA hat wearing youth, their confrontation with a Native American Elder, and why even with the longer video we need to stop and examine the evidence before letting these children off the hook. Chris Squared take a deep dive into an emotional subject and look at some of the reasons they feel the situation should be given a second look without just accepting what the media said. This segment is full of passion, as both of the Chris’ wade through how the situation could have been handled better by the children, and how even if they were screaming, how their MAGA hats represent the hate and racism embodied within our society.

The show ends as always with Hanna’s and Tanner’s Infamous Quick Saves of the week.

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Intro Segment: RIP Heretic Women
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe3665qM1r42N9LZArM31wg
https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheTrailerPark/
Segment Local Charity of the Week: VFW National Home for Children
https://www.vfwnationalhome.org/
https://greatnonprofits.org/org/veterans-of-foreign-wars-national-home-for-children
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbT2GqrKjJI
Segment: Interview with Sara Cunningham founder of Free Mom Hugs
https://www.freemomhugs.org
https://www.aplos.com/aws/give/FreeMomHugsInc/general
https://www.facebook.com/FreeMomHugsMichigan/
https://www.amazon.com/How-We-Sleep-At-Night/dp/1499725388/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Segment: MAGA Hat Kid Inspiring Racism
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nick-sandmann-native-american-maga-protest_us_5c452fa7e4b027c3bbc2f869?fbclid=IwAR39OshxQ1fXQ5E2c2_KHT4NOSRNM0mVkulQO9RglIdtaEcIMonsOW4-v4I
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/01/viral-clash-students-and-native-americans-explained/580906/
https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/21/us/maga-hat-teens-native-american-second-video/index.html
https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/01/20/smirking-maga-hat-kid-i-was-just-saying-a-silent-prayer-during-that-encounter/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvbsqk0HOWw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3EC1_gcr34
Segment: Quick Saves of the Week
Tanner: BagMan Podcast by Rachel Maddow
https://www.npr.org/2019/01/09/683414660/rachel-maddow-draws-lessons-from-spiro-agnew-on-bad-behavior-by-people-in-office
Hanna: How Tax Brackets Work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJhsjUPDulw

Cellar Door Skeptics 160: Does Capitalism Fund Science Research?

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Each week the duo tries to bring important topics to the forefront of the conversation. This week they examine some of the proposed bills that are pushing the Democratic Party more progressive. They talk about what this means for the party, and if it is just a wave from this last election or is the party starting to look at other options to help encompass other voters who felt isolated after the 2016 primary.

The Charity of the Week focuses on Wigs for Kids. This amazing charity helps make it possible for children to receive wigs if cancer has helped remove the hair on their heads. This organization has played a big role within Michigan providing over 4000 wigs to children in Michigan.This episodes in depth analysis segment reviews research funding. Chris squared look into whether Federal Funding has played a bigger role in new technology and advancements or if Capitalism and Big Business are the drivers of where we are at today. They review several papers along with research articles that talk through some of the history as well as the standard for research inside of the US.

The show ends as always with Hanna’s and Tanner’s Infamous Quick Saves of the week.

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Links
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Intro Segment: Have the Democrats finally proposing more progressive bills?
https://www.npr.org/2018/12/14/675655962/here-are-the-outside-the-box-progressive-ideas-2020-democrats-are-pitching?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2055
Segment Local Charity of the Week: Wigs 4 Kids
https://www.wigs4kids.org/
https://greatnonprofits.org/org/maggies-wigs-4-kids-of-michigan-inc
Segment: Who Picks Up the Tab for Science
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/what_is_the_optimal_balance_between_basic_and_applied_resear/
https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000235406
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2012/09/18/3590519.htm
http://www.bu.edu/research/articles/funding-for-scientific-research/
http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/01/29/public-and-scientists-views-on-science-and-society/
https://www.enago.com/academy/is-basic-research-harder-to-fund-than-applied-research/
Quick Save Segment:
Tanner: What My Daughter Brought Home
NRA Pamplet from School
http://www3.nssf.org/share/PDF/safety/FRITH.pdf
http://www.projectchildsafe.org/sites/default/files/FirearmsResp15_small_1.pdf
Hanna: The Public Domain
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/qvq99b/how-to-download-the-books-that-just-entered-the-public-domain?utm_source=reddit.com