Talk:The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

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SGU 5x5[edit]

I think there should be a paragraph or section on the Skeptics Guide 5x5 podcast, the 5 minute spin-off show the Skeptic's Guide crew also does. I don't think the 5x5 show is notable enough for a separate article, but a section on the show, it's premise, common themes, guests and the theme music is needed in my opinion. (talk) 15:12, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

2008-08-10 Call For Encyclopedic Style[edit]

Although I appreciate referencing the death of Perry DeAngelis, the content appears worded to trigger emotion rather than to provide encyclopedic content.

Also, it might be better to have a general "Hosts" section, one subsection of which would list former hosts and thus Perry DeAgelis.

Aclwon (talk) 13:07, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Updated to Remove Unsourced Tag[edit]

Other than just general grammatical corrections, I moved 3 of the external links to the Reference section to meet WP:CITE#HOW requirements and remove the unsourced tag. If there are any doubtful or other claims that someone thinks require specific citation, pleased use the FACT tag, and I'll do my best to find a source. Drake Maijstral 23:45, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm curious about this tag:

This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of the article are generally not sufficient for a Wikipedia article. Please include more appropriate citations from reliable sources, or discuss the issue on the talk page. (November 2007)

The references to sources "affiliated with the subject" are used to establish X happened on the show. You don't need the NYT agreeing that yep Perry died. I move this tag be removed. Mindme (talk) 15:11, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

October 13, 2007 Edit summary[edit]

Cleaned up the Guests section. First I added the dates the guests appeared on the show, obtained from I removed any guests who did not have Wikipedia pages from the list, as it is supposed to be a list of "notable" guests, and added Christopher Hitchens and Julia Sweeney, as both have or have had significant media presence. I then alphabetized the list of notable guests and the list of repeat guests. Also removed Steve Mirsky from the repeat guests, as he has only been on the show once (according to SGUfans).

Then took all links to outside sites and either made them references or moved the link to the "External Links" section. Also, assorted other small edits and general cleanup. JFlav 20:45, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 21:53, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Steve's Wikipedia article...[edit]

Since it's obvious Steve satisfies WP:PROF, I've created an article on him. (Steven Novella). Please have a look & help out if you can. Mikker (...) 01:08, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

A lot missing[edit]

No mention of the involvement with the PRX challenge Rebbecca did, or the swift newsletter mentions, or the TAM appearance or the live tapings in New York or the meet and great or anything that going on off air really. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:21, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Is there a convention in play for the order of the guests?[edit]

It appears to be random to my eye, but I don;t want to screw it up and risk leaving someone who comes along in a few weeks with the task of reverting it after other edits have been made. --Opcnup (talk) 10:17, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

They're sorted alphabetically (by surname). --Ole Eivind (talk) 09:18, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Is Shermer a notable guest?[edit]

?--EmersonWhite (talk) 02:05, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Well, he's notable at any rate: Michael Shermer. Though, soon the interviewee list will be too long, and we'll have to start discriminating. Marasmusine (talk) 07:37, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Guest section update and cleanup[edit]

It appears that the guest section hasn't been updated for more than two years. I think it would make sense to update the list to cover recent years, and prune the list down to a dozen or so of the most notable guests. aprock (talk) 17:01, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Agree Marasmusine (talk) 05:47, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
What would be the best way to trim down the guest section? All of the guests in the list are notable enough for their own article, and it's daunting to judge which guests should be excluded from the list. Do you think it'd be reasonable to trim the list down to just the most recent guests? If, for example, we pruned the list down to include only the guests that have been featured in the last 5 years, it would reduce the section by half without the need to judge each guest's notability. Smandella (talk) 17:43, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Add short bios of the hosts?[edit]

Would it be appropriate or ok to include a short biography of each of the hosts, kind of a mini-WP page for each one, say two or three paragraphs? I have some info on Perry and Evan, I know that info on Rebecca is easily found, and I could try to look for something about Bob and Jay (Steve has his own page). I'm sure that such would be of interest to readers coming to this page, but I'm not quite sure if it is strictly appropriate or within WP guidelines, so I'd like a consensus before starting.

Proper Stranger (talk) 22:01, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Proper Stranger. A couple of paragraphs per person sounds too much for additions to this page. It would be disproportionate, IMO. A sentence or two per person, perhaps? (For balance, I think it should be the same for all five, including the two that have Wikipedia pages of their own.) If the co-hosts meet Wikipedia's guidelines for notability (check out the guidelines here), you might want to create individual bio pages for them. After a quick googling, I doubt it, though. I hope that's not discouraging; I'm very happy to see a bit more interest in this page. The last talkpage post was added in 2010! Bishonen | talk 23:36, 10 August 2014 (UTC).
Ok, thanks for the feedback. Just to clarify, when you say "disproportionate", you mean because there's not all that much on the rest of the page? I'm not disagreeing with that, just wanted to make sure that's what you meant. I will see what I can come up with in terms of a few sentences for each one. And thanks for reminding me that Rebecca has a page; I knew that, for some reason I just spaced when I was writing the above.Proper Stranger (talk) 00:38, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, that was what I meant, it would unbalance the short page. Though now you mention it, and after I've googled the people (perhaps unskilfully, but still), I think it might also be disproportionate in the sense that it might be hard to find, you know, all that much "encyclopedic" information about them. We don't want to descend to CV-style. Bishonen | talk 10:42, 11 August 2014 (UTC).

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