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The true science behind our most popular urban legends. Historical mysteries, paranormal claims, popular science myths, aliens and UFO reports, conspiracy theories, and worthless alternative medicine schemes... Skeptoid has you covered. From the sublime to the startling, no topic is sacred. Weekly since 2006.
 
Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join host Julia Galef and guests as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and science from pseudoscience. Any topic is fair game as long as we can bring reason to bear upon it, with both a skeptical eye and a good dose of humor! We agree with the Marquis de Condorcet, who said that in an open society we ought to devote ourselves to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding p ...
 
Each week we bring you a new, in-depth exploration of the space where science and society collide. We’re committed to the idea that making an effort to understand the world around you though science and critical thinking can benefit everyone—and lead to better decisions. We want to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters.
 
The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and his team of reporters for your weekly dose of skeptical news and interviews, reports and comments. Past guests have included, James Randi, Stephen Fry, Tim Minchin, Eugenie Scott, Dr Phil Plait, Michael Marshall, Dr Steve Novella, Dr Pamela Gay, Jon Ronson, Dr Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh, Prof. Richard Wiseman, Dick Smith, Banachek, Prof. Chris French, George Hrab, Tim Ferguson, Dr Paul Willis and many, many more. Fea ...
 
Join Thomas for some critical thinking on questions of science, philosophy, skepticism and politics. These serious topics are discussed with some serious guests, but in an entertaining and engaging way! This is not your typical interview podcast; it’s a friendly dialogue, conducted thoughtfully and with plenty of humor. It's Serious Inquiries Only; but like, not boring or anything.
 
Science for the People is a long-format interview podcast that explores the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help listeners understand the evidence and arguments behind what's in the news and on the shelves. Our hosts sit down with science researchers, writers, authors, journalists, and experts to discuss science from the past, the science that affects our lives today, and how science might change our future.
 
The Cozy Robot Show is a place where we explore our curiosity about the world and our feelings. Mike McHargue answers questions, hosts conversations, and leads moments of calm in this show focused on helping us all connect to ourselves and each other. This podcast feed used to be called Ask Science Mike as Mike McHargue (aka Science Mike) hosted that show for several years.
 
WHAT IS TRUTH WANTED? Truth Wanted is a show about getting to the bottom of beliefs, whether it’s karma or Christ, Bigfoot or crystals. Truth Wanted would like to know how you know it’s true. Hosted by ObjectivelyDan, Truth Wanted takes calls from the community (that means YOU!) and features new guests every week, emphasizing thorough conversations over name-calling and scoffing (most of the time). Truth Wanted focuses on how and why people believe what they believe, and how you can talk abo ...
 
The Data Skeptic Podcast features interviews and discussion of topics related to data science, statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and the like, all from the perspective of applying critical thinking and the scientific method to evaluate the veracity of claims and efficacy of approaches.
 
Host Alex J O'Connor (from the YouTube channel 'CosmicSkeptic') discusses and debates deep and important issues with experts from a variety of philosophical, scientific and theological disciplines. Departing from Alex's snappier style on YouTube, this podcast presents more thorough analyses of the topics at hand, with help from a wide range of well-known professionals.
 
Want proof of life after death? Your loved ones may be physically gone but they still exist and you will see them again...your pets don't die either. Each episode of We Don't Die you'll hear the experiences of men and women, and why they believe life after death is REAL and why your life on earth is important. Join your host, Sandra Champlain, author of the #1 international bestseller, We Don't Die - A Skeptic's Discovery of Life After Death, for podcast episodes that aim to give you goosebu ...
 
A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment brings the inner science of Buddhist meditation to twenty-first century people hungry for happy, meaningful lives. It is a secular approach to meditation that requires no belief beyond our current understanding of science and psychology. Skeptic’s Path meditations are based on powerful analytical meditation techniques that use imagination, emotions, and critical inquiry to probe our inner and outer realities and expand our compassion. These Tibetan Buddhist ...
 
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:06 You Can Count on Adrienne with Adrienne Hill A new segment for The Skeptic Zone. Do bad things really happen in 3s? Adrienne looks at some of the psychology about this "bad things" myth and finds how easy it is for people to come to believe there might be something in it, even something mystical. 0:11:4…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss162_Benjamin_Friedman_2021_02_16.mp3 Download MP3 “The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt f…
 
This week we first marvel at the on-going Mars missions, mention Germany’s need to get a new haircut and are fascinated by the Mount Etna eruptions. If you want to know where to find the French skeptics or the Observatoire Zététique, we tell you how, before we celebrate Brian Cox’ birthday. Pope Frances have double troubles with his trip to Iraq an…
 
A short guided meditation on loving-kindness and compassion by Tibetan Buddhist lama, author, and abstract painter Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. Meditation on Loving-Kindness and Compassion with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche Support the show (https://www.skepticspath.org/support/)By Scott Snibbe, Stephen Butler
 
Interview with Drew. His YouTube channel is "Genetically Modified Skeptic". We talk about his show and his escape from religion. Investing Skeptically: How to un-F#cK your portfolio! Did you panic and sell? Do you own too much of one stock? This segment provides some ideas on how to fix it! Here are the 4 books that I recommend (from easy to hard –…
 
I interview Emily Joy Allison, author of #ChurchToo: How Purity Culture Upholds Abuse and How to Find Healing, in which she shares her deeply personal story and offers a way forward for survivors of church-based indoctrination and mistreatment. To buy a copy of this book click here. For more about Emily and her work visit EmilyJoyPoetry.com. Plus: …
 
In episode 162 of The Michael Shermer Show, Michael speaks with one of the nation’s preeminent experts on economic policy, Benjamin Friedman, about his new book Religion and the Rise of Capitalism — a major reassessment of the foundations of modern economic thinking that explores the profound influence of an until-now unrecognized force — religion.…
 
It’s Friday which means another episode of Truth Wanted is hitting your screens right on schedule. This week, ObjectivelyDan is joined by Ross Blocher! First up for the night is Will from TX. As a former Catholic, the caller is struggling to have a conversation with their still believing sister who is having personal experiences in the form of visi…
 
This episode we talk all manner of things mer . . . mermen, mermaids, merb'ys, and many more. People love conjuring up creatures that are half human in some way (especially half sexy human), and merfolk top the list. Whether they are helpful, innocent creatures or deceptive, bloodthirsty temptresses, mermaids have been cast in many tall tales. From…
 
Julia and guest Vitalik Buterin (creator of the open-source blockchain platform Ethereum) explore a wide range of topics, including: Vitalik's intellectually honest approach to leadership, why prediction markets appear to be biased in favor of Trump, whether it was rational to invest in Bitcoin ten years ago, Vitalik's defense of life extension res…
 
This week we talk about the Satanic Panic, Methodist schism, vouchers, school prayers, Equality Act, blasphemy, and more. Dustin' off the Degree - Satanic Panic Wikipedia - Satanic Ritual Abuse News Conservative United Methodists announce new name, logo, website for planned denomination A voucher bill has passed committee in Idaho’s House A Georgia…
 
Jesse and Brittany discuss the concerns related to Dr. Seuss and Mr. Potato Head, listener emails and voicemails related to the $15 minimum wage, the inaction on the part of the Democrats, and whether it is okay to criticize the new administration, the battle over increasing the federal minimum wage and the changes to the stimulus package, Texas Go…
 
Mike answers questions from listeners live on this episode. You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com. The Cozy Robot Show airs every Monday at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch.…
 
Dr. Dan Wilson has a doctorate in biology, but misfires on the science to public health policy link. Click here for Dr. Dan Wilson’s YouTube channel Click here for Forum Discussion Audio Clip: [00:00:00] Hold. For what? Explain your sneeze. I’m sorry. Do you have allergies? No. Is there too much pepper on your […] The post Dr. Dan Wilson, Covid-19 …
 
Interview with JR Becker. He is the author of a new book - Oh My Gods!. We talk about this new book and how you can help at Kickstarter! The will be a fun and beautiful book that teaches kids about the history of gods. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jrbecker/oh-my-gods-a-history-of-belief?ref=ksr_email_user_watched_project_launched This is th…
 
For centuries, scientists and society cast moral judgments on anyone deemed mentally ill, confining many to asylums. In episode 161 of The Michael Shermer Show, Dr. Shermer speaks with anthropologist Dr. Roy Richard Grinker about his book Nobody’s Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness which chronicles the progress and setbacks in…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss161_Roy_Richard_Grinker_2021_01_28.mp3 Download MP3 For centuries, scientists and society cast moral judgments on anyone deemed mentally ill, confining many to asylums. In Nobody’s Normal, anthropologist Dr. Roy Richard Grinker chronicles the progress and setbacks in the struggle against mental-illn…
 
Blake and Karen are joined again by Matt Baxter to talk about the latest Thylacine claims from the TAGOA. The photos dropped last night (US Time) and sadly don't meet up with the hype - but there's still much to talk about with this story. Triple M Radio with Neil Waters on Thylacine News Thylacine probably didn't attack sheep in the way feared by …
 
CLIPS CLIPS CLIPS (our clips channel) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRxl4CA8wGCrZ3He1bv1VWA Show Notes Democrats’ Big Tent Helped Them Win. Now It Threatens Biden’s Agenda. Illinois Becomes 1st State To Eliminate Cash Bail Nashville Bomber Anthony Warner Was a Conspiracy Theorist Mom Who Makes $150K a Month from OnlyFans Says Catholic School Exp…
 
Somehow we've all been podcasting for 10 years in atheism and never done anything together (except a midnight tryst back on NYE) but Frank and Dan of Thank God I'm Atheist are finally on the show! We talk about their background and also their drive to get more atheists into office! That could mean you! Click on the link and check it out, but also l…
 
The mantra when Pat was learning to drive was ‘hands at 10 and 2 o’clock’ when gripping the steering wheel. Turns out, all of us Gen X’ers may need a driver refresher course. Adam does a deep dive into recent headlines citing a huge increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in North America. Our favourite planetary scientist, Dr. Stuart Robbins, tells us …
 
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