Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic – episode 25!
Toby and Nick discuss the ruination of Roald Dahl and Rudyard Kipling’s writings – much to the fury of Nick, Rishi Sunak and Salman Rushdie. Nicola Sturgeon has gone – but Toby and Nick wonder whether she might be replaced by someone even worse? Nick and Toby then reflect that people who subscribe to orthodox beliefs seem to suffer compared to those with other beliefs. Toby then unexpectedly lends his support to the leadership aspirations of the truly awful Humza Yousaf…
Nick talks about the woke and chilling AI chatbots and then attempts to describe what ‘prompt injection attack’ is. Toby talks about AI gold rushes, recounts Google’s recent embarrassing moment and subsequent loss of market cap and the boys finish off the segment on the nature of sentience.
Nick and Toby then discuss South Park’s hilarious lampooning of Harry and Meghan (spoiler: Meghan takes offence, obviously).
Birdwatch makes a return and the boys discuss the ‘Konstantin Kisin vs Matt Walsh’ spat on Twitter regarding the long awaited backlash to woke.
This week’s first sponsor is The Jasmine Sari by Philip Tucker, available on Amazon.
Dr. Will Jones joins Nick to discuss the week’s most interesting stories as featured in the Daily Sceptic.
This week’s second sponsor is Thor Holt and you can find him here or on his Substack, LinkedIn or Telegram channel @thor_holt (visit here for Thor’s meet up).
Nick and Toby compete once more for the title of Peak Woke.
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