Announcing... European Skeptics Podcast, live at QED

Published 7 September 2022 at 10:23
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The QED team are delighted to announce the next live podcast to be recording in the QED podcast room: the European Skeptics Podcast.

The European Skeptics Podcast was brought to life in 2015 with a clear mission to serve the international community of skeptics as an information and networking hub, focusing on Europe. Coming up to 350 episodes and close to 170 interviews with a wide range of skeptics representing all kinds of projects and organisations spread across dozens of countries, this weekly show is also a celebration of the diversity of the European skeptic movement. In 2017, they received The Skeptic’s annual Ockham Award in the best podcast category. The true international nature of the podcast can be found right at its basis, featuring three hosts from three different European countries: Germany, Hungary and Sweden.

  • Pontus Böckman is based in Sweden and has been a skeptical activist since 2010. In 2018 he was elected president of the Swedish Skeptics (VoF), a position he still holds. He is also a board member of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations and was recently one of the organisers of the European Skeptics Congress in Vienna. He has given several talks at international events (in person and on-line) and has appeared on other podcasts.
  • Annika Harrison is a History and English teacher from Germany. Although her family had always been on the skeptical side of things, she encountered homeopathy, pseudoscience and other woo as a little girl and a young adult. She now is a member of the board of the German Skeptics’ Organisation (GWUP) and a member of Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia. She is also a writer for the Skeptical Inquirer and does interviews with European skeptics and reports on events like SkepKon (German Skeptics conference), the ESC (European Skeptics Congress) and QED.
  • András G. Pintér, a former believer in all the weird things out there, has been a regular attendee at the Annual Conference of Hungarian Skeptics since 1997. He is an original member and incumbent president of the Hungarian Skeptic Society and a board member of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations. He is the initiator, co-producer and co-host of The European Skeptics Podcast and an editor at the international Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project. A professional tour guide, he’s been fascinated by the nonsense filtering through the world of tourism and has lately found an interest in the role of science in society.

Stay tuned for further announcements of live podcasts, mainstage speakers, and the line-up for the QED panel room. Pick up your QED ticket today, and we’ll see you at Halloween!