From: The Skeptic Magazine
The Ockhams are returning after the first year of the awards saw the nominees below pick up well deserved awards at a ceremony held at QEDcon (which understandably but cruelly doesn’t get to be nominated due to hosting the awards ceremony).
Best Science video: Daniel Keogh and Luke Harris for ‘The Strange Powers of the Placebo Effect‘..
Best Skeptical Video: ‘Tim Minchin’s Storm‘, accepted by Robin Ince on behalf of Tim Minchin, Tracy King and D C Turner.
Editor’s Choice: Mike Hutchinson
- The Pod Delusion (winner)
- Skeptics Guide to the Universe
- Skeptics With K
- Righteous Indignation
- Smart Enough to Know Better
The nominations for the second annual Skeptic Magazine (UK) has been announced and are as follows:
CATEGORY ONE: EVENTS/CAMPAIGNS
CATEGORY TWO: PODCASTS
CATEGORY THREE: BLOGS
A marvellous selection is available in each choice. The blogging category could only perhaps have been enriched by the addition of a 21st Floor but at the time of nominations we has been taken down by the machinations of Uber Quack Errol Denton. C’est la vie.
Our picks for the awards are as follows:
Best event/campaign: If we had our way this would be two separate categories with Skeptics on the Fringe taking the event crown and The Nightingale Collaboration taking the campaigning.
Best Podcast: We would vote for the Token Skeptic this year. Though it is such a strong category it’s hard to pick which one will actually win out. All have a really good chance to win. Though we kind of assume that the Pod Delusion might not get two in a row (not because of quality but because it might not look all that great!)
Best Blog: We reckon the judges will be hard pressed to choose between Hayleyisaghost and the Quackometer. We suspect they are likely to be chosen over doubtful news, due to it’s short post format, and JDCs blog.
We hope to be able to challenge for the blogging category again next year and all being well perhaps feature in the podcasting too…