Best of Skepticamp Part 1: Mark Edward

Mark, Seth, and Jeff (l to r)

Click HERE to listen to an interview with the great Mark Edward on the greatest podcast ever created.

This week begins a series of episodes on the Fort Collins Skepticamp held at CSU not too long ago. Our first of these episodes features the venerable Mark Edward, brilliant mentalist, magician, and skeptic. Here’s a clip featuring Mark on Penn and Teller’s Bullshit! debunking a slimy “psychic.” Visit his website at for more info and to check out his new book Psychic Blues.

Mark gave a talk titled Guerrilla Skepticism at Skepticamp . You can view it here: Part 1 and Part 2. I apologize for the poor cinematography. I had no time to set up the tripod prior to the talk, so I had to do it on the fly.

That’s about it. Listen to the show for all the skeptic-y goodness. Oh, if you’re one of the millions of people out there who sold their soul to Steve Jobs for a sleek-looking Apple product, take heart! You can now get the show via iTunes.

Mark Edward, Jeff and Seth

Photos courtesy of Susan Gerbic


3 thoughts on “Best of Skepticamp Part 1: Mark Edward

  1. How come the LiFT audio files are so large? On average, they are more than twice the size of podcasts of similar length.

    A little audio compression won’t hurt your sound quality. For example, for an hour-long show your podcast averages around 110 MB. NPR programs, which arguably have some of the best sound quality in podcasting, average 30-to-40 MB for an hour-long show.

    • You’re right, I’m sure some compression wouldn’t hurt. There’s not a big difference in 256Kbps and 150Kbps. I (think I) can tell some difference in quality with my Sennheiser headphones, but I’m sure most everyone else will be listening on regular earbuds or speakers.

      I didn’t think an extra 50MB would be a problem for anyone, though, but I’ll take the suggestion into consideration on future episodes. Thanks.

      • I was downloading your shows onto my iPhone using a restaurant’s free WiFi. The process took forever. Keep in mind that not everyone loads your podcasts into their desktop’s iTunes library at 3 AM, and not everyone has a couple of terabytes of storage on their hard drive.

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