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Urban Legendary Episode Six!
This took a little longer than expected, but it's out JUST in time for the end of February. I hope you enjoy it as much as I've enjoyed finding topics and people who contribute to a more skeptically-thinking world in different ways. ***** Earlier this year, Lars Andersen – a self-described painter and writer from Denmark,who first became interested in ancient archery practices about ten years ago – produced a video that quickly gained close to thirty million views on YouTube: A New Level of Archery. However, Andersen’s high-speed stunts and even faster claims about archery were not left unchallenged. Snopes soon posted a summary of just how many tricks were repeatedly filmed (although not digitally manipulated) – but that wasn’t quite the full story. Anna Maltese, an artist, digital painter and archer, joined forces with long-time skeptical filmmaker John Rael, to produce A Response to Lars Andersen: a New Level of Archery. With 450 thousand views and climbing, it is a measured and not-without-a-sense-of-humour researched response to a number of odd claims in Andersen’s video. The video is written and narrated by Anna Maltese, produced and edited by John Rael, with videography and photography by Matt David. ***** At first glance, you might think that Australian artist Alexia Sinclair has produced a photo for a glossy fashion magazine. The glamorous, fantasy-like image is of three people – but one of them is being inoculated. It’s an artistic interpretation of Dr Edward Jenner in 1796, and is one of a series for The Art Of Saving A Life. The Gates Foundation, headed by Melinda and Bill Gates, commissioned more than 30 world-renowned photographers, painters, sculptors, writers, filmmakers, and musicians to impress urgency on the global community to reach all children with the life-saving vaccines they need. The hope is that the works will inspire people to think – and act – on how important vaccines are to modern health systems. ***** Thanks to all of the Patreon supporters!! The ones who get a special mention due to donation level are: Stephen Finch, Linley Kissick, Gold, Brian Engler, Iggy, Lukas Mathis and Andrew Kirkhope. I’ll be updating the list next episode – but in the meantime, thanks to all the others who help out as well – this wouldn’t be possible without your encouragement. Thanks to the radio stations RTRFM and Twin Cities 89.7FM in Perth, who have supported my recordings and broadcasting of interviews to a wider audience.
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