Saturday, March 28, 2015

Episode 0023: Perfect solution

In this episode we look at Perfect Solution.

The first example is looking at the use of technology in cricket for umpiring decisions.Audio of the cricketing legend, Sachin Tendulkar: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/video_audio/530928.html?genre=9

The second example is about the flu vaccine: http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/Health-News/flu-shot-risks-benefits/2013/06/14/id/510050/

Here's the cdc information page about a the flu vaccine: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/vaccineeffect.htm

Direct download of the episode: https://archive.org/download/HH101/HH101e0023.mp3

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Episode 0022: Browbeating (original episode)

This is an original episode on Browbeating. It was also our last look at the fallacies of Jenny McCarthy. We were totally sick of her. Other examples from Christopher Hitchens and Dr. Evil.

Here’s a direct link to the episode: https://archive.org/download/HH101/HH101e0022.mp3

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Episode 0021: Weasel words

In this episode we look at Weasel Words.

Euphemisms 

Chaser Media circus - police using euphemisms:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJhzU2x-EdA

Dysphemisms

Bill Maher GM foods:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csSw3fYnICc&app=desktop

From some of our commentary on GM foods:



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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Episode 0020: Stacking the deck (original episode)

This is an original episode on Stacking the Deck.

















Direct download: https://archive.org/download/HH101/HH101e0020.mp3

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Episode 0019: Unfounded generalisation

In this episode we look at Unfounded Generalisation

The clips for this episode come from QANDA episode Monday 10 November, 2014
This is your Brain on Climate Change

Some further reading:


Direct download: https://archive.org/download/HH101/HH101e0019.mp3

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Episode 0018: False cause; correlation error (original episode)

In this podcast we discuss the False Cause; Correlation Error. It’s the 1st pod in a series we did on the air head actress Jenny McCarthy and her fallacious views on autism. The "cut down" video podcast version:

Direct download of the podcast: https://archive.org/download/HH101/HH101e0018.mp3


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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Episode 0017: Ad hominem (original episode)

This is an original episode on Ad Hominem.

Show notes (stuff we mentioned that you might want to follow up, or not, whatever… totally up to you):

  • An example of likening a contemporary political leader to Hitler from people who’d been to see a talk by Al Gore organised by moveon.org (no points for guessing the leader of who I speak...) . This is obviously a case of cherry picking, but nonetheless…. Here's the youtube clip I used: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiOpOGJsLhU. (I also slipped in a bit of Monty Python here (Gumbies)


Direct download: https://archive.org/download/HH101/HH101e0017.mp3


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