SotF 2016 – Michael Marshall – Undercover Adventures in the World of Irrationality

Wednesday 10 August 2016, 7:50 pm - 8:50 pm
At: Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG

Michael Marshall

Michael Marshall

Are psychics really talking to the dead? Is there any harm in selling sugar pills to the sick? And what happens when you begin to ask questions? Based on his adventures as a full-time skeptical investigator, Michael Marshall will show what happens when you go undercover to peek behind the curtain of the most unusual claims around – revealing the surprising, sometimes-shocking and often-comic truths.

Michael Marshall is the Project Director of the Good Thinking Society and the Vice President of the Merseyside Skeptics Society. He regularly speaks with proponents of pseudoscience for the Be Reasonable podcast. His work has seen him organising international homeopathy protests and co-founding the popular QED conference. He has written for the Guardian, The Times and New Statesman.

Find out more at or by following him on twitter @MrMMarsh and @GoodThinkingSoc

Skeptics on the Fringe is proud to be part of PBH’s Free Fringe. Our talks are free and unticketed, so come early to the Free Fringe’s spoken word hub at the Banshee Labyrinth to be sure of a seat.

We have a different topic every day, bringing science, reason and critical thinking to the largest arts festival in the world.

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