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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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
A podcast that explores the unexplained and explains the unexplored, Blurry Photos seeks the facts behind the fiction of the world’s most fascinating, unbelievable, and chilling mysteries and legends. Focusing on lesser-known topics of Forteana, conspiracy, history, and folklore, Blurry Photos is driven by the desire for a better understanding of fringe subjects through research, storytelling, and rational thinking. Prepare your butts, because it’s time to learn something weird.
 
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On this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Gem, Ashlyn, and Lauren speak with Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff, the Research Coordinator for the BC Humanist Association, about his research into unconstitutional governmental prayer in Canada. Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a podcast that explores the intersection of science and soci…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:02:55 Operation Onion Ring Susan Gerbic strikes again! We are begining to wonder why these "psychics" don't see it coming! Once again Susan and her team go undercover to tumble someone who claims to talk with the dead and this time it involves children. https://skepticalinquirer.org/exclusive/right-turns-only…
 
This week summer is here (but András is not) and we get a tip from Bob on about good vaccine tracker. Blaise Pascal was born almost 400 years ago this week (how times fly) and Pope Francis gives Cardinal Marx some good PR while proving he still knows how to play the dictator card. Then we dive into the news:‘Unseaworthy’ Noah’s Ark replica detained…
 
Current market volatility is telling us there’s no need to worry. VIX is at its lowest level of the year. But outlier risk as measured by Skew, is at an all-time high. What accounts for this mixed messaging? Tune in to this week’s episode as Tom and Dylan cover this question, the Fed meeting outcome and more.…
 
Tonight, we are joined by the thoughtful, hilarious, video game loving duo Jamie and Spencer, hosts of the brilliant podcast Pixel Therapy! 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. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch.…
 
The 2021 Miss Cryptid Contest is almost over, and the best is saved for last in this finalist roundup! The winner of week 3 is announced, the finalists are set, and now it's up to you to decide who should emerge victorious in this Miss Cryptid Roundup! Hear who joins the winners of weeks one and two in the quest for the Golden Goatman. Make sure to…
 
Derek Lambert has interviewed some of the top religious scholars, and a bunch of atheists too. Click here for the Mythvision Podcast website Click here for forum Discussion Audio Clip: [00:00:00] But I mean, just the fact that a person is faithful or a person goes to church doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re an asshole. […] The post Derek Lamber…
 
On this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Gem, Ashlyn, and Lauren speak with Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff, the Research Coordinator for the BC Humanist Association, about his research into unconstitutional governmental prayer in Canada. Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a podcast that explores the intersection of science and soci…
 
The Adventures of Memento Mori: A Skeptic's Guide for Learning to Live by Remembering to Die is a podcast exploring the science, mysticism, culture, and mystery of death. Satirical and philosophical, the show follows host, nontheist Chaplain D.S. Moss, as he attempts to reconcile his own impermanence and live a more meaningful life. Problem is, lif…
 
Show Notes Justice Department national security chief resigns over snooping on Democrats Some Indian Villages Are Refusing COVID Vaccines Due to Religious Superstitions Teachers Across the Country Are Protesting Laws That Stop Them From Talking About Systemic Racism – Mother Jones McConnell All But Admits He Would Never Confirm a Biden Supreme Cour…
 
When was the last time you thought about geometry? Unless you're an architect or a kindergarten teacher, you probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about shapes. But mathematician Jordan Ellenberg wants to bring geometry back, and show us not just how shapes can measure the world, but how they can explain it. Support the show: https://www.patr…
 
Courtney Leak, LCSW, LISW-CP is a dynamic therapist, wellness curator and empowerment speaker who specializes in working with those who have experienced trauma, grief and loss, attachment disorders, relationship complications, and the mental health needs of marginalized populations. You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discor…
 
Jesse and Brittany discuss their return from their trip and their latest experience with contemporary Christian music, follow-up on Jack Phillips the Christian baker from Colorado, Juneteenth as a National Holiday and the Republican backlash, Ted Cruz’s misunderstanding of critical race theory, Joe Biden’s poor reaction to Kaitlan Collins’ question…
 
Running with the theme of childhood/adolescent responsibility, we start off with a brief live-feedback section from esteemed guest Charlie and then move on to discuss Johnathan Haidt and Greg Lukianov’s 2015 Atlantic essay (mostly informed by Haidt’s subsequent podcast appearances) The Coddling of the American Mind, which was turned into a book 3 y…
 
Subliminal Jihad podcast is the ultimate deep dive into parapolitical culture shaping. Click here for the Subliminal Jihad on Twitter Click here for forum Discussion Skeptiko-505-Subliminal-Jihad Audio Clip: [00:00:01] Do you think you can elude us forever Carlos? Wait, you got the wrong guy, my name is Simon, look just let me go, there’s no […] Th…
 
This year's Miss Cryptid Contest winds to a close with our final 3 contestants! Another smattering of worldly folklore is in store with the Mushussu, Oregon Bandage Man, and Curupira. Join David as he takes you to ancient Sumeria to learn about the Splendor Serpent. Hop over to Oregon for a short but terrifying urban legend. And head back to South …
 
Show Notes The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax ‘I don’t believe in evolution, I believe in God’: Marjorie Taylor Greene argues Covid escaped from Wuhan lab Mary Margaret Kreuper, retired nun, pleads guilty to stealing more than $830,000 from St. James Catholic School – The Washington..…
 
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