Q Transmissions

Next show: atheists in foxholes

Posted in upcoming shows by Heather on March 2, 2009

Okay, for reals this time.

On the next show we’re going to discuss atheists in foxholes. You know what they say, that there’s no such thing.

Well Paul Welke says hogwash.

Welke is a retired Canadian Forces Master Corporal and an atheist. He’ll be joining us this week to talk about how atheists are treated in the Canadian military and what godless heathens think about when they’re scared.

Q Transmissions, 6 p.m. MST on CJSR – online or FM 88.5


Helen Fisher show postponed!

Posted in upcoming shows by Heather on February 28, 2009

Unfortunately, the Helen Fisher show has been postponed until April 17th.

Watch this space to find out what we’re going to talk about this week.

You’ve seen her TED, you’ve seen her on CNN, you’ve seen her on Penn & Teller’s Bullshit. Well now, Helen Fisher is on Q Transmissions!

Fisher is a biological anthropologist, Research Professor and member of the Center for Human Evolution Studies in the Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Internet dating site, Chemistry.com. Her newest book, Why Him? Why Her? Finding Real Love by Understanding Your Personality Type explores the role of temperament and how it can determine why we love who we love.

So join us at 6 o’clock Friday at www.cjsr.com and/or 88.5 FM in Edmonton.

Oh, and Dr. Fisher will be on the phone with us live, so be sure to call in! 780-492-2577, ext. 1.

P.S. – a quiz!

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Post-show Links: Media and Skepticism

Posted in links, Uncategorized by Desiree on February 27, 2009

Hi all,

Again, my apologies about the forced pre-taping of the show. It was done on extremely short notice and with a lack of sleep all around. The result was a very… non-linear… show structure.  So please do help us fill in the gaps.

Sean, Chris and myself are ready and able to continue this discussion in the comments below.

The resources we used for the show were:

CNN cuts science department

Environment Canada Scientists Censored

An actual skeptical article found in a mainstream paper

Study on the effects of media skepticism

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Next Show: Media and Skepticism

Posted in upcoming shows by Desiree on February 22, 2009

This week we’ll be speaking to local skeptics Chris Wisely and Sean Ouimet about how science and skepticism is affected by, and is portrayed in, the media.

Sorry, all. Due to the unfortunate intrusiveness of life, this will be a pre-taped episode and we won’t be taking calls. We do, however, encourage you to post your questions and comments after the post-show links are up. This is an important topic that we won’t do justice in an hour, and we’re relying on you to fill in the blanks. We’ll be online and waiting patiently for your insightful and scintillating discussion.

Talk to you Friday.  🙂

Satan Episode with Robert Lang

Posted in Uncategorized by Desiree on February 21, 2009

The Church of Satan podcast with Robert Lang is now available for download here.

A summary of the posts relating to this episode:

Episode Upload

Posted in news by Desiree on February 21, 2009

You know that time where I said that shows would be ready for you to download by noon every Saturday?

Let’s just consider this a lesson in being skeptical of the media.

Shows will be hereby be posted Saturdays “at some point”, until I figure out a schedule that works for me.

Thanks all, I appreciate your patience.

Hail Satan! (some post-show links)

Posted in Uncategorized by Heather on February 20, 2009


Posted in upcoming shows by Heather on February 15, 2009

Are Satanists really all that bad? Do they just get a bad rap or do they really eat babies?

Join us Friday when we’ll be speaking with Robert Lang, Canadian spokesperson for the Church of Satan*.

Listen live at 88.5 FM (CJSR, of course!) or online at cjsr.com.

*BYOB (bring your own babies)

Quantum Physics (with Dr. Anton Capri) Episode Online

Posted in news, Podcast by Desiree on February 14, 2009

The Quantum Physics podcast with Dr. Anton Capri is now available for download here (or via iTunes.)

A summary of the posts relating to this episode:

Update: The problem causing our blog’s layout to look funny all day has been fixed (sorry about that.) Thanks very much to our wishes-to-remain-anonymous helper for the fix.

Meet our Photographer, Marc-Julien Objois

Posted in news by Desiree on February 14, 2009

As you may have noticed from the photos in the preceding posts, the talented (and skeptical!) Marc-Julien Objois has kindly consented to be the official Q Transmissions photographer.

You’ll see his work grace the pages of our fair blog on a semi-regular basis; primarily when our interviews are in-studio.

Feel free to repost the pictures, but please credit the photographer when you do.

Thanks so much to Marc for wanting to be a part of the show… and for making us look good. 🙂