Episode #212

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week – Clint Eastwood from Gran Torino

Interview with Michael Goudeau

  • Michael Goudeau is a writer for Penn & Teller’s Bullshit. He is also a professional juggler and comedian and the father of a child with autism.

Question # 1 – Birther Movement

  • I know you guys don’t like getting into politics, but I think this ought to be discussed on the show. Ever since the U.S. presidential election last year, there has been a conspiracy theory circling around that President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. and, therefore, cannot legally be president. This movement is nicknamed the ‘birther’ movement. It has been compared to the 9/11 ‘truther’ movement. Like 9/11 conspiracy theories, which have been discussed on your show before, this topic has less to do with politics and more to do with evidence and malicious lies. Could you discuss the genesis and development of this movement? Thanks. Guy Sherman Oaks, CA

Science or Fiction

Skeptical Quote of the Week.