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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 #241

Thursday 10th January 2019

Quitting cheese, Qikipedia, hormonal stew, and contract research.  Plus COMT, broken cafetières, air beds, and oscilloscopes.  Happy New Year from Skeptics with a K. Find out more information about MSSX at, tickets are available from February 1st.

Skeptics with a K: Episode #240

Thursday 27th December 2018

Richard Attenborough, charitable status, stagnant energy, and Christmas presents.  Plus personal anecdotes, burying the lede, bottle caps, and foie gras.  Driving in a flat earth taxi, it’s Skeptics with a K.

Skeptics with a K: Episode #239

Thursday 13th December 2018

Secret Santa, Yorkshire Pudding, the Elf on a Shelf, and hibernating in a cave.  Plus ruining Christmas, Aldi’s carrot, musical road trips, and vibrating alarm clocks.  It’s a Bad PR Christmas run-down from Skeptics with a K!

Skeptics with a K: Episode #238

Thursday 29th November 2018

Tearing apples, parole hearings, social media, and judicial reviews. Plus brightening lamps, magic soap, laddered tights, and conspiracy theories. With a big announcement, it’s Skeptics with a K. If you need to skip through Emma’s discussion about sex offenders, it runs from 0:45:00 to 1:08:10.

Skeptics with a K: Episode #237

Thursday 15th November 2018

Doctor Who, socialised empathy, an overstuffed walrus, and extreme male brains. Plus indulgent milkshakes, Body Worlds, six hundred thousand babies, and the Living Dead at Manchester Morgue. Excited by cars, it’s Skeptics with a K.

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 […]