Episode 23: Pew Research Results, Ouija Boards, Halloween, and the Magic Numbers!

This week in the news, Tim and Tom talk about a new study about attitudes about science and religion and whether or not they conflict. In our arts segment, they talk about the history of the Ouija Board, and in history, Tom enlightens us about the origins of Halloween. Also this week, we debut a new segment, called the Magic Numbers.

Episode 22: Women in Science, Real Genius, Church of the Sepulcher

This week, Tim and Tom talk about a recent New York Time article discussing the absence of women in Silicon Valley. In the arts segment, they talk about the sci-fi comedy Real Genius, and the history segment looks at the 1009 destruction of a holy site in Jerusalem.

The Times article is here.

The Wired story is here.

Episode 21: Assisted Suicide, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Columbus Day

This week, Tim and Tom talk about a recent piece of legislation that legalizes assisted suicide in California, and legitimately disagree. In the arts segment, they talk about the Robert Louis Stevenson novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. And in history, the look at the peculiar American holiday of Columbus Day.

Episode 20: Retraction Watch, The Martian, Gregorian Calendar

This week, Tim and Tom talk about the academic watchdog Retraction Watch, discuss the premiere of the film The Martian, and observe the anniversary of the introduction of the Gregorian calendar.