Alan Melikdjanian is a YouTuber known as Captain Disillusion, and independent filmmaker. Captain Disillusion's popular YouTube channel debunks fake videos while promoting critical thinking and skepticism. His videos are often filled with visual effects and center around the use of CGI in viral videos, movies, and TV. He is the founder of Amelik Entertainment, LLC, a South Florida-based video production company specializing in unique and inventive films, web series, commercials and music videos. Melikdjanian was born in Latvia in 1980 during the Soviet era. His parents were circus performers and they would travel around the Soviet Union. He escaped the USSR as a child. He can speak Russian. Melikdjanian (aka Captain Disillusion) has been active in the Blender community and the founding of video-sharing sites Openfilm and Filmnet.com.
On this episode of The H3 Podcast we are joined by the hero of skeptics around the world- Captain Disillusion! We discuss how to sort reality from fiction, deepfakes, and we take a call from an angry Logan Paul fan. Captain Disillusion, aka Alan Melikdjanian, is a very talented YouTube content creator who puts out videos that deconstruct fake videos and memes.
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:10 The Raw Skeptic Report with Heidi Robertson "VACCINES killed my baby.” That’s the alarming headline on a pamphlet currently being dropped in letter boxes around the country. It’s emotive, terrifying, and wrong. Story by Jane Hansen. 0:16:30 Mayanrd's Spooky Action! More interviews and insights from Skepticon 2017 including; Mandy-Lee Noble Tim Mendham 0:26:08 An interview with Alan Melikdjanian aka Captain Disillusion. http://captaindisillusion.com The Unbearable Loneliness of Being Right on the Internet: Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbeXdotc5FU 0:43:43 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev This week Eran chats to Jakub Kroulik at the European Skeptics Congress about Exorcism by Hypnosis. Also... Bunga Bunga LIVE 19th of Dec. http://maynard.com.au/bunga-bunga-xmas-2017/ Blue Mountains Skeptics Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1121976514605992/
Greetings children, the fantastic Captain Disillusion came by to have a chat with the nerds. We hope you enjoyed this as much as we did recording it. The Captain came by to talk about skeptism and what motives him in making his awesome videos. Download Podcast Watch Episode on YouTube
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:23 An American View.... with Evan Bernstein What might a Trump presidency mean for the future of science and education in the USA? We ask Evan Bernstein, cast member of the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast. http://www.theskepticsguide.org 0:17:17 Government issues health warning over useless newage pendant The Australian Government has confirmed the presence of radioactive material in "Scalar Energy" pendants. We take a look at some of the amazing claims being made for yet another newage device. http://www.arpansa.gov.au/radiationprotection/Factsheets/is_pendants.cfm https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-definition-of-scalar-energy The Quantum Pendant - Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZxX3ZWY4nw Applied Kinesiology - How it's Done - Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Piu75P8sxTo 0:39:23 Grain of Salt.... with Eran Segev More in the series of interviews from QED. This week Eran chats to Alan Melikdjanian, better known to the world as 'Captain Disillusion'. He is the founder of Amelik Entertainment, LLC, a South Florida-based video production company specializing in unique and inventive films, web series, commercials and music videos http://captaindisillusion.com/ Also... NZ Skeptics Conference http://conference.skeptics.nz The Sydney Freecon - December 9, 10 &11, 2016 - 188 William St. Earlwood Contact Gary on Twitter - @SydneyFuturian
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Apr 14th, 1980
Location
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America
Episode Count
9
Podcast Count
5
Total Airtime
5 hours, 25 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 401167