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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 p ...
 
Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry's flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time sound off on all the things you're not supposed to talk about at the dinner table: science, religion, and politics. Guests have included Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, and Francis Collins. Point of Inquiry is produced at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.
 
Want a philosophy or worldview that's grounded in reality and has compassion for all sentient beings (mostly humans and other animals)? Then you might find Sentientism interesting. It's "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings." In this podcast, you'll hear about "what's real" and "what matters" from a wide range of celebrities, academics, activists, writers - and interested lay people like me. Find out more at https://sentientism.info/ or join one of our open-to-all, global ...
 
In Search of Wisdom with J.W. Bertolotti explores how to integrate timeless wisdom into everyday life. We engage in meaningful conversations with leading thinkers in philosophy, leadership, theology, and everything in between. We leave no stone unturned In Search of Wisdom. Learn more at PerennialLeader.com.
 
I'm creating podcast episodes offering practical wisdom for everyday life -- solutions to modern human concerns -- informed by the ancient philosophical school of Stoicism popularized by thinkers including Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. Improve your quality of life by implementing a strong mental framework informed by Stoic Philosophy! I explore topics such as gratitude; acceptance; overcoming adversity; finding meaning in life; moderation; dealing with change; friendship; lonelines ...
 
Expert insights on the science of a fit mind. Topics include neuroscience, mental health, mindfulness meditation, productivity, brain technologies, Stoicism, happiness hacking, and more. Liam McClintock, the Founder of FitMind, talks with leaders in their fields, from neuroscientists and psychologists to Buddhist monks and professional athletes. At FitMind, we believe that the next great human frontier is the mind. FitMind combines ancient techniques with western psychology to provide mental ...
 
Interviews w/ authors, entrepreneurs, athletes and others on resilience, getting on or getting over life’s set ups and setbacks. If research exists on how people bounce back, he talks about it. If there are physical practices, proven psychologies or philosophies that can help people build personal foundations before the storms come, he digs into it.
 
Faithful Politics is a podcast for people who are seeking in-depth discussions about everyday issues that intersect Faith and Politics. Pastor Josh Burtram (Faithful Host) and Will Wright (Political Host) will talk to experts, scholars, theologians, politicians, journalists, and everyday people in order to understand how political decisions affect people of faith and the faithless. Faithful Politics strives to be a different kind of show that doesn’t just stick to one political ideology or r ...
 
What does Enlightenment mean? Former criminalist, Eldon Taylor, believes that true enlightenment can only come when you learn to take charge of your own thoughts. Can you state that your beliefs truly are your own and not just adopted from ideas that are politically correct and mass approved? According to Eldon Taylor, free thinking is difficult for many reasons, ranging from the psychology of your being to the mass attempts to mold your thinking for the convenience of others! Join Eldon Tay ...
 
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In this episode, I speak to Dr. Michael Ward the author of the new book After Humanity: A Guide to C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man. Michael is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, and Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. You can learn more about Michael and his work at michaelward.net. If you purchase After Hum…
 
Jonina (@JoninaTurzi) is cofounder of Lancaster Farm Sanctuary, a volunteer district leader for HSUS, & a doctor of physical therapy & yoga educator. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?” Sentientism is "evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings." The video of our c…
 
Apkar V. Apkarian, PhD is a professor of physiology, anesthesiology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. He has been studying pain for more than two decades and is a pioneer in the use of fMRI to study the neurochemistry of the brain. Dr. Apkarian's research has increasingly focused on …
 
On this super fun episode we get a visit from the folks over at the Talkin' Politics & Religion Without Killin' Each Other (TP&R) podcast to find out what they've been up to. If you love nuance; want to better understand different points of view; are tired of screamers taking all the oxygen out of the room; enjoy engaging, provocative and fun conve…
 
Rob and Massimo interview Liz Gloyn, author of The Ethics of the Family in Seneca. We talk about the radical approach of the Stoics to human relationships, the concepts of oikeiosis (appropriation of other people's concerns) and cosmopolitanism, and why Seneca was a far more innovative thinker than he is often given credit for. [Episode extracted f…
 
In this episode, I speak to Dr. Beverly Lanzetta the author of many books from A New Silence, The Monk Within, and Sacred Seasons (a new daily reader). Beverly is a theologian, spiritual teacher, and the author of many ground­breaking books on global spirituality and new monasticism. In the conversation, Beverly and I discuss: Searching for Wisdom …
 
This episode is a bonus cross-post from Rod Graham's Being series on YouTube where I talked to Rod about Sentientism. You can watch the video of our conversation on his channel here. Check out and subscribe to Rod's channel and give him a follow on Twitter. I hope you enjoy our conversation! As ever, this is my personal perspective so many other Se…
 
Vaccine mandates, love them or hate them, they are most likely affecting you in some shape and form. But what exactly does the constitution have to say about mandates? On this episode, your political host, Will Wright, talks with Constitutional Professor Eric Berger about the constitutionality of vaccine mandates. Then they discuss a Supreme Court …
 
Throughout the modern world trust in science has continued to erode at dangerous speeds. From anti-vaxxers to climate change deniers, there is an ever growing movement of people that deny science at the peril of us all. The shift towards a public with increasing lack of scientific literacy and critical-thinking skills combined with the proliferatio…
 
Dr. James Cooke is a neuroscientist, writer and speaker, focused on consciousness, meditation, psychedelic states, and science. He studied Experimental Psychology and completed his PhD in Neuroscience at Oxford University. He holds research positions at University College London and Trinity College Dublin where he investigates how the brain creates…
 
Dr. Nijay Gupta is the perfect mix of politics and religion. For the Faithful you’ll enjoy his take on on the Apostle Paul, but for the Political, you’ll appreciate his take on how we should contextualize modern day issues such as LGBTQ+. They discuss some of the key issues and debates the church is having today, and also talked about the political…
 
In this episode, I speak to Oliver Burkeman the author of the new book Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals. Oliver is a great writer, and this book is no exception. In the conversation, Oliver and I discuss: What makes Four Thousand Weeks different from other books on time management The productivity trap Why it’s difficult to find tim…
 
Peter Tatchell (@PeterTatchell & petertatchell.net) has been an activist for human rights, democracy, LGBT+ freedom and global justice since 1967. Watch the Netflix documentary about his life, "Hating Peter Tatchell". He directs the Peter Tatchell foundation (petertatchellfoundation.org). In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most impo…
 
According to a recent study by John Hopkins University, 1 in 500 Americans have died from coronavirus since the nation’s first reported infection. Think about that for a second and after you do check how many friends you have on Facebook, Twitter, etc and see what that would equate to for you. If you knew that you could save their life, would you? …
 
In this episode, I speak to Massimo Pigliucci the author of many books on Stoicism from How to Be a Stoic, A Handbook for New Stoics, and A Field Guide to a Happy Life to name a few. Massimo is currently a Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His research interests include the relationship between science and philosophy and the …
 
Massimo (figsinwinter.blog & @mpigliucci) is Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He co-hosted the Rationally Speaking Podcast & was the editor in chief for the magazine Scientia Salon. He is an outspoken critic of pseudoscience & creationism & an advocate for secularism, science education & Stoicism. In Sentientist Conversation…
 
Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, bestselling author, and an expert in mindfulness and self-compassion. She has spent two decades studying the benefits of mindfulness and compassion. Her TEDx Talk on this topic has been viewed over 2 million times. Dr. Shapiro is a professor of psychology at Santa Clara University. She graduated summ…
 
In this episode Faithful host Josh Burtram talks with Prof. Massimo Pigliucci about the difference between science, pseudoscience, religion, and politics. They also discuss the question of whether or not we have a Democrat or Republican gene! You won't want to miss the conversation. Guest Bio: Prof. Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from …
 
Journalist Kelsey Piper (Future Perfect / Vox) discusses lessons learned from covering COVID: What has she been wrong about, and why? How much can we trust the CDC's advice? What does the evidence look like for different drugs like Fluvoxamine and Ivermectin? And should regular people really try to evaluate the evidence themselves instead of deferr…
 
In the second of our two part series, we speak with Olivia Troye, the Director of the Republican Accountability Project, and Former White House Homeland Security, Counterterrorism & Covid Advisor to VP Mike Pence about her personal experience during and after the attacks on September 11th, 2001. As we discussed in the episode, this unique and memor…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by ancient philosophers of Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com.This is episode 99 – A Field Guide to A Happy Life with Massimo Pigliucci.In A FIELD GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE: 53 Brief Lessons for Living,…
 
In this episode, I speak to Matthew Barzun the author of The Power of Giving Away Power: How the Best Leaders Learn to Let Go. Matthew is a former US Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Sweden and served as President Obama’s National Finance Chair. He has always been fascinated with how we can stand out and fit in at the same time. In the conversa…
 
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