The Skeptics Guide to the Universe crew has announced 2019-2020 tour dates for A Scientific Extravaganza of Special Significance. The wise and witty cast of the award-winning weekly science podcast is hitting the road to educate and entertain audiences in a series of live shows. Musician George Hrab will host.
Tickets for all tour dates go on sale to the general public on Oct. 4. The tour starts in Los Angeles on Nov. 23 (Tickets) and the SGU crew are also appearing at conferences in New Zealand and Australia, before returning to the U.S. for more live shows.
Dr. Steven Novella, Jay Novella, Bob Novella, Evan Bernstein, and Cara Santa Maria make up The Skeptics Guide to the Universe team. Their critically acclaimed podcast features weekly easy-to-understand discussions of recent scientific happenings. The show also debunks myths, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, and more.
Weekly episodes are broken up into different segments.
For instance, in “What’s the Word” they discuss the history and etymology of a technical term, and how it applies to different areas of science. “A Quickie with Bob” focuses on current scientific news topics. Various guest skeptics and scientists are interviewed and there’s a fun “Science or Fiction” segment. In the latter, Steven presents his co-hosts with three different scientific stories, one of which is fake. The panelists then have to guess which one is not true.
The group does live recordings of the podcasts at some events. At others, the SGU crew plays “sciency games” and aims to challenge the audience’s “perception of reality.”
All sorts of topics are up for debate and discussion. Recently, the crew addressed the Area 51 raid, the discovery of the second-ever interstellar object, Dino chicken evolution and more.
Anyone who loves to ponder the many mysteries of the universe will enjoy hearing what topic the SGU cast will explore next. Science enthusiasts, fact lovers, knowledge seekers, curious-minded people, and more can catch the crew at one of their upcoming live events to join in on the fun.
The Skeptics Guide to the Universe 2019-2020 Tour Dates
Nov. 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Dynasty Typewriter (Tickets)
Nov. 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Private Show, Mayfaire Hotel Vivian Room
Nov. 29 – Christchurch, New Zealand – Private Show, Riccarton House
Nov. 29 – Christchurch, New Zealand – Private Recording, New Zealand Skeptics Conference 2019
Dec. 5 – Melbourne, Australia – Private Recording, University of Melbourne Arts West North Wing
Dec. 5 – Melbourne, Australia - University of Melbourne, SKEPTICON 2019 (Trivia Night)
Dec. 6 - Melbourne, Australia - University of Melbourne, SKEPTICON 2019 (Welcome Night)
Dec. 7 - Melbourne, Australia - University of Melbourne, SKEPTICON 2019 (Main Convention)
Dec. 8 - Melbourne, Australia - University of Melbourne, SKEPTICON 2019 (Main Convention)
Jan. 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre (Tickets)
Feb. 1 – Philadelphia, PA – Perelman Theater (Tickets)
Feb. 2 – Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House (Tickets)
Dates, venues, and prices are subject to change. Please check individual event pages for more details.