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LA Times Health February 5, 2010
Let’s check in with the skeptics! (They’re way more fun than the credulous)
Robert Llewellyn’s Carpool January 30, 2010 (see video here)
Milwaukee’s Alt – Magazine October 18, 2008 (link to full article here)
What is up with these abductees? If theyâ€™re not experiencing abductions or encounters, what are they experiencing? Rebecca Watson of the site Skepchick.org says people claiming abduction experience something much more earthly…
WIRED Magazine September 2008
Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe
Ever been tempted to have your palm or your cards read? If you answered “Never!” then you’re the target audience for this weekly podcast, produced by the New England Skeptical Society. Neurologist Steven Novella and his team (including blogger Rebecca Watson, aka the Skepchick) debunk news stories, creationism, pseudoscience, and pretty much any attempt to pass off faith as fact. Featuring interviews with celebrity disbelievers like Walter Isaacson, Simon Singh, and Bill Nye, it’s a welcome relief for anyone who occasionally wonders whether they’re the last logical person left in the galaxy. (Statistically impossible, but still …)
Vue Weekly Week of August 28, 2008
Perhaps no program has been more successful in popularizing scientific skepticism the way SGU has. Novella hosts SGU with his panel of comical skeptic rogues, which include his brothers Jay and Bob, Even Bernstein and Rebecca Watson, who also operates Skepchick.org and has become the Lucy Lawless of science geek circles. SGU consistently sits in iTunes’ top 10 science podcasts and enjoys a weekly listenership of about 40 000.
Broward Palm Beach New Times Week of January 24, 2008
It all started with a nudie calendar. Not your typical “Girls With Ladders” or “Hot Rod Honeys,” but a tongue-in-cheek assortment of hilarious (science-themed) cheesecake pics, the stars of which were skeptics, rational thinkers, or just girls who have denounced god’s existence and figured, “Why the hell, not?” The lass who pieced it all together? May we introduce the Wonkette of science skepticism: Rebecca Watson.
Skeptical Inquirer November/December, 2008
She later founded the Skepchick Web site, which discusses science, skepticism, and feminism . . .
Brookline Tab September 27, 2007
The newsletter, called â€œSkepchick Magazineâ€ and built on a Web site used to sell the calendars, eventually became a daily blog, which grew to include a team of bloggers.
The Boston Globe January 11, 2008
Like the best current public radio shows – think “This American Life” or “Wait, Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me” – Watson’s pilot is both smart and funny. As could be expected from the blogger behind skepchick.org and a cohost of the podcast “The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe,” (theskepticsguide.org), Watson’s radio debut focuses on science, specifically debunking urban legends.