Skeptics with a K

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Skeptics With A KSkeptics with a K is the official podcast of the Merseyside Skeptics Society in the UK. Each episode features Mike, Marsh and Alice chatting about stuff that interests them, often with a skeptical angle. Produced by Mike Hall, presented by Mike Hall, Michael Marshall and Alice Howarth.

The Merseyside Skeptics Society is a non-profit organisation which aims to develop and support the skeptical community on Merseyside, UK.

The society was founded in February 2009 and holds regular events in Liverpool City Centre. The society also publishes three podcasts, Skeptics with a K, InKredulous and Be Reasonable; is behind the 10:23 Campaign and, together with the Greater Manchester Skeptics, organises the QED conference.

Their home page is here:

Distributed, with thanks, under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.

Skeptics with a K Show Archive:

Skeptics with a K: Episode #236

Thursday 1st November 2018

Fur envy oil, the Goop medical bag, Vitamin A, and what happened in Australia. Plus Kangaroos, Finnish coasters, and perfume flavoured sweets. Avoiding polar bear liver, it’s Skeptics with a K.

Skeptics with a K: Episode #235

Thursday 18th October 2018

Back pain, blue pills, brain structures, and Blackpool. Plus diving helmets, p-hacking, oversold results, and Doctor Who’s aspect ratio. Speaking via satellite, it’s Skeptics with a K.

Skeptics with a K: Episode #234

Thursday 4th October 2018

Depressed vaginas, space cars, vestibules, and forest ghosts.  Plus pickled beetroot, sex therapists, Investment Banking, and vulvodynia. Photographed from the waist down, it’s Skeptics with a K.

Skeptics with a K: Episode #233

Thursday 20th September 2018

In this special episode of Skeptics with a K, Marsh and Alice talk about Good Thinking Society’s in-depth new research into crowd-funded cancer treatments, recently published in the British Medical Journal.  And Mike talks about going to the cat cafe.

Skeptics with a K: Episode #232

Thursday 6th September 2018

Zapping cancer, 3000 gallstones, CAR T-cell therapy, and Get Carter. Plus parasites, immunotherapy, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, and the resonant frequency of dead flukes. Showing some promise, it’s Skeptics with a K. If you want to volunteer to help at QED, visit To give your nomination for the Skeptic Magazine […]

Skeptics with a K: Episode #231

Thursday 23rd August 2018

Plastic-free July, red aspirin, homeopathy funding, and varicose veins. Plus Joe Pesci, hypnotic medicine, killing turtles, and tea bag stitching. Burying the lede, it’s Skeptics with a K.

Skeptics with a K: Episode #230

Thursday 9th August 2018

Celebrity Big Brother, psychic venues, and the benefits of Green Tea. Plus potato superpowers, police boxes, injured feet, and orthogonal air. Making classic tea from a shrub, it’s Skeptics with a K.

Skeptics with a K: Episode #229

Thursday 26th July 2018

New York City, hunting unicorns, tangible goals, and what happened at NECSS. Plus attentive moths, relationship ladders, the Impossible Burger, and consensual non-monogamy. With love springing forth endlessly from our hearts, it’s Skeptics with a K.

Skeptics with a K: Episode #228

Thursday 12th July 2018

Walking on the beach, grounding rods, hot ankles, and the Monkey. Plus electric blankets, cheap shirts, screen recordings, and plane wi-fi. Covertly listening through your phone, it’s Skeptics with a K. There are fewer than fifty tickets for the final QED of this decade remaining! Get yours now at

Skeptics with a K: Episode #227

Thursday 28th June 2018

High blood pressure, cannabinoids, days of the week, and high blood pressure. Plus complicated questions, sea lions, high blood pressure, and high blood pressure. More research needed, from Skeptics with a K. To get your tickets for the last QED of this decade, head over to