In this episode, Todd and Kim interview Dr. Steven Novella live at the 2014 Dragon Con. They discuss a variety of topics, but mostly cover what being a good skeptic is all about!
Dr. Novella is an academic neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine. In addition to being the host of The Skeptics’ Guide podcast, he is the president and co-founder of the New England Skeptical Society. He is also the author of NeuroLogicaBlog, a popular science blog that covers news and issues in neuroscience, but also general science, scientific skepticism, philosophy of science, critical thinking, and the intersection of science with the media and society. Dr. Novella also contributes every Sunday to The Rogues Gallery, the official blog of the SGU; every Monday to SkepticBlog; and every Wednesday to Science-Based Medicine, a blog dedicated to issues of science and medicine.
Dr. Novella a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) and a founding fellow of the Institute for Science in Medicine. His column “The Science of Medicine” appears regularly in the Skeptical Inquirer. Dr. Novella is also a Senior Fellow for the James Randi Educational Foundation and directs their Science-Based Medicine program.
Dragon Con is a multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe.
Special thanks to AbruptMedia, LLC and Skeptrack 2014 for providing the audio file for this podcast.