Michael Shermer in Merchants of Doubt

broadcast August 2014

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.

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Michael Shermer in An Honest Liar

broadcast August 2014

An Honest Liar is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi. The film brings to life Randi’s intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi’s personal life is discovered, it isn’t clear whether Randi is still the deceiver – or the deceived.

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Minimalist Typographic Posters of Famous Scientists’ Names

broadcast November 2013

In celebration of National Science Day in India (February 28 each year), graphic designer, Kapil Bhagat from Mumbai, created a series of minimalist typographic posters featuring the names of famous scientists. The series gives visual clues to the contribution or achievement for which each scientist is famous.

In spired by this project, Steve Cuno, an associate of Michael Shermer, created a typographic poster for him.

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Michael Shermer Reads Gettysburg Address

broadcast November 2013

Michael Shermer commemorates, with his own personal reading, the 150th anniversary of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address — one of the most memorable speeches in America history, which Lincoln delivered on November 19, 1863.

http://www.learntheaddress.org/

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What happens after we die?

broadcast May 2013

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