Tue, 12 January 2010
Sport is an integral part of popular culture – heritage, sense of national identity and an almost religious relevance in the discussions of fans when they talk about their favorite team. It's unavoidable for reports about top athletes and sporting heroes to include a few 'so, what helps you make it this far?'. Naturally, that will include superstitious behaviors that this profession seems to develop! The popularity of sport combined with the fact that its participants are a traditionally superstitious group makes athletes the most famous of all superstitious people.
Direct download: Token_Skeptic_5_-_On_Sports_Superstitions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:35am HKT
Wed, 6 January 2010
One of the big questions that is asked about paranormal belief (and often quite controversial) - is whether men or women are more likely to believe. Which sex is more likely to be superstitious? There’s a lot of research and results point to both ‘nature and nurture’, enough to make this the first part of several investigations into the topic!
Direct download: Token_Skeptic_4_-_On_Women_And_Paranormal_Beliefs_Part_One.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:33am HKT