Every year Edinburgh Skeptics put on a lineup of talks called ‘Skeptics On The Fringe’ (SotF) as part of the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. SotF 2015 features 30 speakers over 22 nights. We've recorded the audio from most of the talks, and interviewed most of the speakers, and we're releasing these over the following year.
To launch our Skeptics On The Fringe podcast series properly (not counting episode zero last week...) David Frank spoke to Ash Pryce, the founder of Edinburgh Skeptics, and co-founder of Skeptics On The Fringe (SotF).
They talked about the early "wild west" days of SotF, some of the stranger things one sees on the high street at the Fringe, and Ash’s blog where he has shared what it’s like as a performer to battle weight-gain and depression.
It's been a while since the last podcast, and with good reason. We've all been beavering away throughout August running Skeptics on the Fringe, our contribution to the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 22 nights, 22 separate events, featuring scientific and skeptical talks, some comedy, some music, and even some poetry. And the best bit is that we recorded a bunch of it for you, and we even interviewed some of our speakers and performers as well!
This is episode zero and as well as an overview of what to expect over the coming months, we also have a performance by Peter Buckley Hill as part of our July Fringe Fundraiser event. Peter is the founder of the PBH Free Fringe, one of the many organisations putting on events during the Fringe, and home to Skeptics on the Fringe. Peter very kindly gave his time to help us out for our fundraiser, although we must warn you that he's also very loud and energetic and you may wish to turn your speakers down a bit... :-)
Episode zero seemed like the best name for this episode, given that it's an introduction and also that nobody uses the number zero enough. Is it even a number? Oh well, too late now...