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Best New York City Skeptics podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best New York City Skeptics podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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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 pl ...
 
Writer embedded with insurgent do-gooders in Baltimore | in-progress: @GoucherCNFMFA| supporter: @hackbmore @impacthubbalt | book reader & critic | tw: @andrewhazlett | web: http://andrewhazlett.com
 
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Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried, a man Stephen King once called “a national treasure,” talks with the show business legends, icons and behind-the-scenes talents who shaped his childhood and influenced his comedy. Along with co-host and fellow pop culture fanatic Frank Santopadre, Gilbert is joined by comics, actors, musicians, talk show hosts,…
 
Jean Paul Sartre's existential masterwork with the cast of the first (1946) London production: Alec Guiness, Donald Pleasance, Betty Ann Davies and Beatrix...https://archive.org/details/NoExithuisClos
 
Become a Patron!Just $1 a month, you can unlock full access to our Discord community!You can also visit our shop, to pick up shirts and other RCN merchandise!Contributions to RandomChatter Media are not deductible for federal income tax purposes as charitable contributions. Click to learn more.http://randomchatter.com/tb-28/…
 
This podcast short features the original interview with award-winning writer Elena Passarello who, after this appearance, became Live Wire's announcer. Elena is the author of two books of nonfiction, Let Me Clear My Throat (2012) and Animals Strike Curious Poses (2017). She is also the first female winner of the annual "Stanley and Stella Shouting …
 
Columnist and author Meghan Daum takes on political correctness in the new book, "The Problem with Everything."https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2019/12/02/meghan-daum-problem-with-everything
 
University of Exeter graduate student Kate Jamieson joins us to discuss Admiral Nelson, Trafalgar, Impressment, and her research on gunners in the Royal Navy.EPISODE NOTESMuseum web site: https://www.usna.edu/Museum/Museum Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/usnamuseumTwitter: @USNAMuseumhttps://naval-history-lyceum.simplecast.com/episodes/nels…
 
This episode features a pair of interviews on a similar topic: First, Stephanie Lepp (host of the Reckonings podcast) discusses what she's learned from interviewing people who had a serious change of heart, or "reckoning," including a former Neo-nazi and a former sex offender. What causes a reckoning?Second, Buster Benson (author of Why Are We Yell…
 
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Release date: September 2nd, 2019 Saloni Dattani Several recent books have argued ther...http://rationallyspeakingpodcast.org/show/rs-239-saloni-dattani-on-the-debate-over-whether-male-and-fe.html
 
Inquiring Minds is a podcast exploring the space where science, politics, and society collide.https://inquiring.show/
 
Inquiring Minds is a podcast exploring the space where science, politics, and society collide.https://inquiring.show/
 
Reporter, essayist and author Meghan Daum joins Dr. Drew to talk about her new book 'The Problem With Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars'. Learn more about Meghan at MeghanDaum.com or follow her on twitter @Meghan_Daum.Women in Govermnment: For more information visit womeningovernment.orghttps://www.podcastone.com/episode/Meghan-Da…
 
On the latest episode of Medium Playback, Meghan shares the story of her affair with the intellectual dark web and a search for complexity in the midst of heartbreakhttps://medium.com/s/playback/listen-meghan-daum-reads-nuance-a-love-story-17f3eb2e8ab1
 
The idea of open borders -- letting people move freely between countries, taking a job wherever they can find a job they want -- is still a pretty fringe position, politically speaking. But economist Bryan Caplan makes a compelling case for it in his new graphic nonfiction book, "Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration," illustrated by …
 
The concept of intersectionality is a recent and important contribution to the societal conversation on race and racial reconciliation. Join Sean and Scott as they talk with Baylor University professor, Dr. Elizabeth Corey, for her assessment of the intersectionality movement that is sweeping un...https://www.biola.edu/blogs/think-biblically/2018/r…
 
Five generations have lived at the Alexander-Haus on Groß Glienicker See over the past century – enduring fascism, war, the division of Germany, and the Fall of Communism. Now, the former family home has undergone yet another transition into an educational center.https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/kul/tec/tbp/hfr.html…
 
It is estimated that 30,000 Hessian soldiers fought for the British during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Where did they come from and what happened to the survivors after losing to the US Army? For The Big Pond, Rob Sachs visits the Hessian Barracks in Frederick, Maryland to find out more.https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/kul/tec/tbp/hb…
 
Philosopher of mind Keith Frankish is one of the leading proponents of "illusionism," the theory that argues that your subjective experience -- i.e., the "what it is like" to be you -- is a trick of the mind. It's a counterintuitive theory, but Keith makes the case for it in this episode, while explaining the other leading theories of consciousness…
 
Daniel Abraham is a New York Times bestselling author and television producer of The Expanse on Syfy.https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation/episodes/317
 
The Stanford Prison Experiment is one of the most famous psychology experiments in history. For decades, we've been told that it proves how regular people easily turn sadistic when they are asked to role play as prison guards. But the story now appears to be mostly fraudulent. Thibault Le Texier is a researcher who dug into the Stanford archives an…
 
Listen to The Whistle-Blower Complaint Released by the House Intelligence Committee, 9/26/2019https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/blog/free-audiobook-listen-the-whistle-blowers-complaint/
 
Recorded on April 1, 2019Is discrimination the reason behind economic inequality in the United States? Thomas Sowell dismisses that question with a newly revised edition of his book Discrimination and Disparities. He sits down with Peter Robinson to discuss the long history of disparities among humans around the world and throughout time. He argues…
 
Today, Jay turns “Q&A” into an old-fashioned “Need to Know,” with his “friend, colleague, heroine, and podcast partner,” as he puts it: Mona Charen. They talk Trump-Ukraine-impeachment, of course. And then Greta (the teen climate-change activist), China, Turkey, Egypt, etc. A lot of laughs, a little yelling, and some keen analysis. At the beginning…
 
If you want to understand why things go wrong in business, government, education, psychology, AI, and more, you need to know Goodhart's Law: "When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to become a good measure." In this episode, decision theorist David Manheim explains the dynamics behind Goodhart's Law and some potential solutions to it.…
 
Several recent books have argued there's no difference between male and female brains. Saloni Dattani, a PhD in psychiatric genetics, discusses some of the problems with the argument, and what we really know so far about gender and the brain.By NYC Skeptics
 
Ever wondered what Richard Feynman was like on acid? Lanier can tell you.https://www.vox.com/2018/1/16/16897738/jaron-lanier-interview
 
It's rare for public intellectuals to talk about things they've gotten wrong, but geneticist Razib Khan is an exception. He recently published list of 28 things he's changed his mind about in the last decade, not just in genetics, but in other fields of science, politics, society, and religion. Julia interviews Razib about some of the items on the …
 
It's common wisdom that spending a lot of time on your smartphone, or checking social media like Facebook and Twitter, takes a psychological toll. It makes us depressed, insecure, anxious, and isolated -- or so people say. But is there any research to back that up? Julia discusses the evidence with professor Andy Przybylski, director of research at…
 
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Over the last two decades, the prices of consumer goods like toys and electronics have gone way down, but the prices of health care and education have gone up roughly 200%. Why? In this episode, economist Alex Tabarrok discusses his latest book, co-authored with Eric Heller, "Why are the Prices So D*mn High?," which blames rising costs on a phenome…
 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/post-reports/trumps-racist-tweets-and-the-politics-of-white-identity/
 
We typically think of violence as being caused by a lack of control, or by selfish motives. But what if, more often than not, violence is intended to be morally righteous? That's the thesis of the book Virtuous Violence: Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships. Author Tage Rai debates his book's thesis with Julia…
 
In this preview of the Bulwark's "Secret Podcast," JVL and Bulwark publisher Sarah Longwell discuss Iran and President Trump's game theory.https://podcast.thebulwark.com/secret-podcast-iran
 
On our New Thinking podcast, Patrick Sharkey, the author of Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence, discusses the wider costs of violence and the threat posed by inequality and disinvestment to the current fragile gains. He points to the signal role of community organizing and community-based n…
 
This week Jesse Walker (@notjessewalker) joins Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) for an exciting round of “Who’s Right and Who’s a Nut?” Jesse Walker reminds us that you don’t need a tinfoil hat to believe in conspiracy theories, and that they have surrounded us for centuries. Afterwards they talk about when conspiracy theories have been based in malice…
 
David and Alexandra respond to Sohrab Ahmari’s essay “Against David French-ism,” discuss illiberalism on both the left and right, and finish by defending the value of civility in political debate.https://www.nationalreview.com/podcasts/ordered-liberty/episode-137-against-strawmen-and-illiberalism/
 
The global poverty rate has fallen significantly over the last few decades. But there's a heated debate, between people like psychologist Steven Pinker and anthropologist Jason Hickel, over how to view that fact. Is it a triumph for capitalism? Should we celebrate it, or lament the fact that rich countries aren't doing more to close the poverty gap…
 
The Waves on Wil Hylton’s New York Times Magazine cover story, the zero-waste movement, and the race to limit abortion access.https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/05/the-waves-on-wil-hyltons-new-york-times-magazine-cover-story-the-zero-waste-movement-and-the-race-to-limit-abortion-access.html
 
Technology writer Clive Thompson discusses his latest book, Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World. Topics Clive and Julia cover include:- Why coders love efficiency so much- Are there downsides to efficiency?- Do coders have particular blindspots when it comes to human nature?- What is a "10x Coder," and why do people disa…
 
Listen to The Ezra Klein Show episodes free, on demand. Matthew Continetti, editor-in-chief of the Washington Free Beacon, sits down with Vox senior politics reporter Jane Coaston to discuss intellectual conservatism, the legacy of William F. Buckley and Ronald Reagan, neoconservatism, and the role Donald Trump is playing in both the GOP and conser…
 
https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/jason-isbell-will-welch-death-sex-money&sf102354694=1
 
Charlie Sykes joins Mona to chew over the past week and exult in a new project they’ve helped to create. Then Mona and Jay review the lessons of the Khashoggi story, the “woman thing,” Betsy DeVos, and much more. It’s a wide-ranging discussion!https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/talllk-or-tok/
 
Economist Tyler Cowen discusses his latest book, "Big Business: A love-letter to an American anti-hero." Why has anti-capitalist sentiment increased recently, and to what extent is it justified? How much are corporations to blame for wage stagnation, climbing cost of living, or the slow response to climate change? Tyler and Julia also explore their…
 
https://www.baltimoresun.com/podcasts/roughly-speaking/bs-roughly-speaking-questions-we-still-have-after-the-fbis-raid-of-mayor-catherine-pughs-home-and-office-20190426-htmlstory.html
 
CW: Sexual AssaultGot Mueller Madness? Join Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) and Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) as they get up from a fetal position and debrief the Mueller Report. They begin with a quick review of the day from the perspective of the White House and various media outlets. Afterwards they talk about what it will take to defeat Trump in 20…
 
Helen Toner, the director of strategy at Georgetown's Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), shares her observations from the last few years of talking with AI scientists and policymakers in the US and China. Helen and Julia discuss, among other things:How do the views of Chinese and American AI scientists differ? How is media coverage…
 
Most authors dream of getting traditionally published, but in today’s publishing climate it’s becoming increasingly difficult for authors to get those deals. In today’s episode Brooke and Grant dis…https://podcast.shewrites.com/how-to-pursue-a-traditional-book-deal/?fbclid=IwAR1kjc1qrOPqn-h4nMRK_CgVyIhvCXIcUOoN9kLYO5SHBFnFw2bjc2Bw320…
 
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