On this week’s edition of The Gralien Report Podcast, the gang looks into the anatomy of a hoax, and why people go to great lengths to pull the wool over the eyes of the gullible among us. Which has really gotten us wondering… what is REALLY going on with the Melba Ketchum study? For instance, when she cited that paper in her scientific study on Sasquatch DNA that was an obvious April Fool’s joke, had she been aware of it, or has she been masking (until now) an otherwise cleverly played joke of her own?
To help us make an assessment, Sharon Hill of Doubtful News joins us to share her perspectives… and in doing so, helps remind us that there’s a big difference between a reasonable (and well-informed) skeptic, and the confrontationalist “snarktics” that like to troll the Interwebs. We enjoyed Sharon’s perspectives, and we’re certain you will also… and below, we’ve included links to the usual story roundups, news, and other content contained within the weekly Gralien noggin-scape and complimentary condiments of the audible variety: