Sunday House Call, #757, September 20, 2020: Why respectful debunking of pseudoscience is important. A conversation with Jonathan Jarry (@CrackedScience) from the @McGillOSS
The McGill Office for Science and Society or McGill OSS (@McGillOSS) is one of my go to websites with respect to analysis of scientific discoveries, hypotheses, reviews of science reporting, and areas of interest pertaining to chemistry, biology, research, bogus Netflix shows, among other interesting exposes.
One of the people I appreciate following is Jonathan Jarry (@CrackedScience). He consistently writes excellent reviews that are entertaining and evidence-based with regards to the scientific investigations required to determine whether what is being proposed has merit.
I thought it would be a good time to have him come on the show to talk about the McGill OSS, and what he is finds encouraging and troubling during this pandemic.
Jonathan Jarry is a science communicator with the McGill Office for Science and Society, dedicated to separating sense from nonsense on the scientific stage. He brings his experience in cancer research, human genetics, rehabilitation research, and forensic biology to the work he does for the public. He was the creator, writer, and host of the YouTube show Cracked Science, which used a late-night deep-dive format to debunk pseudoscience and denounce bad science. With cardiologist Dr. Christopher Labos, he co-hosts the award-winning medical podcast The Body of Evidence, which aims to contextualize findings in the realm of health research and answer the public’s most pressing questions about the biomedical sciences while also being funny and entertaining. He has been featured in the media such as the BBC, the National Post, CBC, and Wired.com.