We here at Life, the Universe & Everything Else have had the pleasure of interviewing some great guests over the years. Episodes featuring some of our favourite interviews are collected here. Enjoy!
Episode 170: Fish Crime!
Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff returns in his capacity as Director of Research for Oceans Asia to talk about transnational organized crime in the international fisheries industry.
Episode 169: Legislative Prayer
Gem, Ashlyn, and Lauren speak with Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff, the Research Coordinator for the BC Humanist Association, about his research into governmental prayer in Canada.
Episode 107: Solving Homelessness
Ashlyn, Lauren, Gem, and Laura discuss strategies aimed at ending homelessness with returning guest Brendan Curran-Johnson, and we interview Greta Christina and Alex Gabriel about The Orbit, a new blog network focusing on atheism and social justice.
Episode 94: Free Will
Gem, Donna, Ashlyn, and Ian talk about free will, determinism, and what it means to make a choice, and Donna sits down with August Berkshire of Minnesota Atheists to discuss the moral implications of a world without free will.
Episode 86: Interview with a Mariachi Ghost
Ian James sits down for a conversation with Rafael Reyes, guitarist for local Winnipeg band The Mariachi Ghost.
Episode 85: AllTrials and Vanessa’s Law
Gem Newman and Richelle McCullough discuss Bill C-17 and are joined by Ian Bushfield of Sense About Science’s AllTrials project to discuss the problem of publication bias.
Episode 83: Live from the Calgary Secular Church
Greg Christensen visits the Calgary Secular Church and interviews CSC minister Korey Peters.
Episode 81: Book Reviews (with Greta Christina!)
Gem Newman, Ashlyn Noble, and Kristina Anderson review some popular science books, and are joined by Greta Christina (again!), who tells them all about her newest book, Coming Out Atheist.
Episode 76: Life, Death, and Dying with Dignity
Donna Harris and Richelle McCullough talk about the ambiguous line between life and death, and Donna interviews Cheri Frazer from Dying with Dignity.
Episode 65: Homeopathic Nosodes and Nostrums
Gem Newman talks about homeopathic medicine in theory and practice, and is joined by Michael Kruse of Bad Science Watch to discuss the Stop Nosodes campaign.
Episode 64: Angry Atheists and Equality with Greta Christina
Gem Newman discusses atheist activism and the skeptical community’s problems with equality with Greta Christina.
Episode 58: Ghosts and Apparitions, Part 2
Gem Newman talks about the evidence (or lack thereof) for ghosts with Greg Christensen, Ian Leung, and Mark Forkheim. Also on this episode, Gem chats with Hemant Mehta of Friendly Atheist.
Episode 57: Ghosts and Apparitions, Part 1
Gem Newman swaps ghost stories with Greg Christensen, Ian Leung, and Mark Forkheim. Also on this episode, Gem chats with PZ Myers about religion, skepticism, and the supernatural.
Episode 55: Day at the Museum (Rawr!)
Greg Christensen, Richelle McCullough, and Robert Shindler visit Alberta’s Royal Tyrrell Museum and spend the afternoon with research scientist Dr. David Eberth, who takes them on a special behind-the-scenes tour of the museum.
Episode 54: Saturday Morning Interview with Zach Weinersmith
Gem talks with Zach Weinersmith of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal about science, art, censorship, and dirty jokes.
Episode 53: HIV/AIDS Denial
Ashlyn Noble, Laura Creek Newman, and Gem Newman discuss the pseudoscientific belief that AIDS is not caused by HIV. Also on this episode, Ashlyn interviews Susan Gerbic of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project.
Episode 49: Robots! Part 2!
Gem Newman, Richelle McCullough, Greg Christensen, and Mark Forkheim talk about the robot apocalypse and how robots are portrayed in fiction. This episode also features the second part of our interview with Derek Cormier.
Episode 48: Robots! Part 1!
Gem Newman, Richelle McCullough, Greg Christensen, and Mark Forkheim talk about robots: specifically, about how they will eventually take over the world. This episode also features an interview with Human Robot Interaction researcher Derek Cormier.
Episode 44: War on Christmas (2012 Edition)
Ashlyn Noble, Greg Christensen, and Mark Whatman talk about the (supposed) War on Christmas, and Jeffrey Olsson interviews A.J. Johnson, the Director of Development for American Atheists.
Episode 42: Skepticon 5, Part 2
Gem Newman, Mark Forkheim, Ashlyn Noble, Laura Creek Newman, Brendan Curran-Johnson, and Gary Barbon conclude their discussion of Skepticon 5, and the LUEE crew reflects on 42 episodes of Life, the Universe & Everything Else. This episode also features interviews with Matt Dillahunty and Jey McCreight.
Episode 40: Skepticon 5, Part 1
Gem Newman, Mark Forkheim, Ashlyn Noble, Laura Creek Newman, Brendan Curran-Johnson, and Gary Barbon discuss their trip to Skepticon 5. This episode also features interviews with Skepchicks Rebecca Watson, Surly Amy, and Kammy Lyon, and with Lauren Lane, one of the founders of Skepticon.
Episode 32: Zombies! Part 2!
Greg Christensen concludes his discussion of the science of zombies and the coming zombie apocalypse with Jeff Olsson and Robert Shindler. Also on this episode, Jeff Olsson interviews Ashley Hamer, Jamie Bernstein, and Katie Hovani of Women Thinking, Inc. and Tim Medham and Maynard of the Australian Skeptics.
Episode 28: Hidden Meanings in Music, Part 2
Leslie Saunders discusses hidden meanings in music with Paul Brown, Robert Shindler, and Greg Christensen. Also on this episode, Jeff Olsson interviews David Niose, president of the American Humanist Association and author of Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans.