show episodes
 
Your listen-along Steely Dan podventure. Join Oli (Dan fan) and Andrew (Dan sceptic), as they take the scenic route through the entire Steely Dan discography. Each week, our hosts take a forensic look at a Steely Dan song. Join them on a nine-series trek from 'Do It Again' on 1972's Can't Buy a Thrill, to 'Everything Must Go' on the 2003 album of the same name. Will they uncover hidden truths? Will they nail The Vibe? Will Andrew ever admit he actually quite likes Steely Dan? Turn on, tune i ...
 
An irreverent podcast out every fortnight with writer and political commentator Ben Kelly and his long-suffering friend Mat Walker. Over a few drinks these fed up, nearly middle-aged dads discuss current affairs and social issues before veering off course and bollocking on about their jaded, pandemic tainted lives and unravelling minds. Previously known as The Sceptic Isle Podcast.
 
David Edmonds (Uehiro Centre, Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (freelance philosopher/writer) interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. Two books based on the series have been published by Oxford University Press. We are currently self-funding - donations very welcome via our website http://www.philosophybites.com
 
They're weird and sometimes frightening. They've been spotted in our forests, our oceans and even in our cities. Are they in your neighbourhood? Rarely seen or photographed, some dispute that they even exist at all... They're Megan and Paddy, and they want to talk to you about Cryptids.
 
A film discussion podcast with trivia, quizzes and chat about your favourite actors and actresses. Our toy bingo machine chooses the person, we discuss their filmography and try to convince film-sceptic Sophie to watch one of their best movies, to be reviewed the following episode. Join us - Tony, Jordan, Jon and Sophie for a chinwag about cinema.
 
The Brain Exchange is an Australian made podcast starring the multi-talented and adored Ben and Michael. The podcast focusses on a broad range of topics under the general heading of "Scepticism, Nerd Culture and Humour". We discuss atheism/scepticism-related content, generally rip into religion, pseudoscience and other such nonsense. As self proclaimed nerds, internet and geek culture are also regular topics of discussion. However, most importantly, we never journey far from a few laughs and ...
 
The Best Science (BS) Medicine Podcast is a weekly presentation where practitioners can get evidence-based drug therapy content that is practical, entertaining and promotes healthy scepticism. In essence, we are the Medication Mythbusters. We present information that is useful and relevant to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants and other health professionals, and that can easily be incorporated into day-to-day practice. The podcast is presented by Dr. James McCormack, Profe ...
 
Gay? Lesbian? Skeptical? Check out "Reality Check!" "Reality Check" is a radio show hosted by Tony Pitman and broadcast on JOY 94.9 FM in Melbourne, Australia. Each episode, "Reality Check" brings you a round-up of LGBT world news and a movie review, plus a heavy dose of critical thinking and skeptical analysis of pseudoscience and the paranormal. Psychics, ghosts, UFOs, astrology, diets, alternative medicines and much more all come under the critical eye.
 
A walkthrough of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation with pastor Justin Thomas. Grow in your understanding of the message of the Scriptures and your ability to read it for yourself. Whether you think of yourself as a student of the Bible, a Christian who just wants to know God better, or a sceptic who wants to explore Christianity, Verse/Verse was created with you in mind.
 
Have you ever considered what being conscious actually means? By choosing to live in a particular state are you consenting to be subject to all its laws? For some there’s an assumption that philosophy might not be relevant to modern life but Dr. Nigel Warburton, senior lecturer in Philosophy at The Open University argues that many of us today are faced with philosophical questions such as these as we live our lives in the twenty first century. In this collection we ask academics to discuss t ...
 
We all want to be happier but how do we achieve it? And do we even recognise what makes us happy? With an overwhelming rise in mental health issues ‘Happiness, A Sceptics Guide’ seeks to address a vital issue: understanding and improving your wellbeing. Join your hosts, serial self-help-abuser and professional sceptic Paul Flower and psychologist and author Dr Gary Wood on an epic quest, to navigate the vagaries of the world of wellness, in pursuit of happiness and how to hold on to it. In f ...
 
Published five years before John Kendrick Bangs had the same idea with Alice in Blunderland, Saki, in his 1902 series of satirical articles, takes an Alice in Wonderland view of British politics, which Alice finds even stranger than events in Wonderland.In all honesty, owing to its extremely topical nature this political satire hasn't worn well, which explains why it has virtually sunk without trace. To appreciate it at all, it's really rather necessary to understand the topical references. ...
 
Presented by Rusty O’Nhiall and Sue Schenskie, The show airs on Digital Radio 4 and the SEPIA Radio Network every week and explores our mysterious and often, baffling world. From ghosts and hauntings to conspiracy and mythical beasts, Rusty O’Nhiall and Sue Schenskie take you into a world of wonder, a trip into the shadows and that which is often unseen, sometimes, unmentioned. Join Rusty and Sue as they share with you not only their own research, adventures and experiences but introduces fa ...
 
WGSN is the world's leading trend authority. We define what’s next so you can make smarter decisions today. Our global trend forecasters and data scientists obsessively decode the future to provide the authoritative view on tomorrow. In this podcast we discuss the changing world and how the design industries will need to adapt. Each episode focuses on a single market, topic or trend as we unpack what businesses and individuals need to do to navigate the fast-changing world around us.
 
A show discussing all the interesting and slightly weird things people believe in! From religion and vegan diets to asking the big questions, like, can we really contact the dead? In each episode I'll be chatting to an expert or a funny guest discussing a belief thats close to their heart. If you want to know if Psychics are fake and hear me have a live reading or learn if sleep is really that important, this is the Podcast for you! You can also support the podcast here! : https://www.patreo ...
 
Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend; a highly successful scholar, but also dissatisfied with his life, and so makes a deal with the devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts. It is Goethe's most famous work and considered by many to be one of the greatest works of German literature.This first part of Faust is not divided into acts, but is structured as a sequence of scenes in a var ...
 
A group of friends get together once a month thanks to the wonder of modern technology to discuss one topic. That topic can come in the form of either a question, a subject, a claim, or a statement. The thing is, only one of us knows what that topic is going to be. That person shall henceforth be known as the Dimbleby. (It's a long story.) The Dimbleby has two topics in their pocket. They tell us the first one and then the rest of us have the opportunity to veto it based on a majority vote. ...
 
Nigel Broomhall, CEO of ChargeSmart, a leading electric vehicle charging infrastructure business in New Zealand shares with you what's going on around the world in the electric vehicle space. Discover what forms of transport are making the shift to electric drives, from cars to trucks, motorbikes to planes, everything with an internal combustion engine today is about to be transformed. Get insights into new models coming into the market, the best choices for you and your business, and what y ...
 
A sceptic. A paranoiac. A criminal. A migrant. A hostage. Minola Theatre presents BEGOTTEN, a five-part audio drama by award-winning playwright Bianca Butler Reynolds. Join us each week as we meet five generations of women: Alice, Eileen, Clea, Hazel and Laoise. Hear a century of their stories, encompassing grief, war, sanity, loss and revenge. Listen as they grapple with powerful questions about heredity, and what is passed down family lines. Are we doomed to make the same mistakes our pare ...
 
It's the Toad Show. The sexiest paranormal comedy show on the planet. From UFOs to fail Trolls, you never know where this show will go next. Toad is your host with co-hosts Dougie Slapp, Sexy Linda, and regulars Charn Parker, Monarca, Chewy & Mary, Joe The Sceptic, abductee Adam, The Drunken Christmas, Easter, Tooth Fairy guy, Gay Whore Johnson, John and Maximus. UFO stories, Psychic readings, Sex fights, shameless pwnage, stupid news, and fail vids. Season 1 is set to kick off, so strap in ...
 
I pastor Legana Christian Church in Tasmania, Australia. I also produce radio program called Finding Truth Matters where I take the ancient truth of God's Word, explain it, and show how it is relevant for today. I spend a fair bit time helping couples prepare for their marriages and have been doing so now for nearly 30 years. Lately, I've been producing some 1 minute audios for radio stations where I try to take a complex problem or idea and simplify it and offer a different perspective for ...
 
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Ep02: In this episode of Happiness, A Sceptics Guide', Dr Gary Wood (psychologist, coach and author) and Paul Flower (sceptic and serial self-help-abuser) ask and answer the question 'What is Happiness? The episode attempts to pins down a definition of happiness and offers the first steps on how we might improve it. Follow us on Twitter: Sceptics G…
 
To download the Bible Study series, Dear Timothy, go to - https://www.andrewcorbett.net/bible-studies-for-small-groups/Dear-Timothy/The title of these small group Bible studies, ‘Dear Timothy’, is meant to convey an immediate warmth of relationship that the Apostle Paul had over several decades with his young protégé whom he considered to be his so…
 
He’s a military veteran, charity worker, territoryman and Federal MP. This week we talk to one of the Top End’s most critical opponents of the Morrison Government. Luke Gosling MP speaks to Clancy Overell about what Australia is leaving behind in Afghanistan after we withdraw all of our diplomats. Specifically: The loyal Afghani interpreters. He al…
 
Jackie Hill Perry author of 'Gay Girl, Good God' and 'Holier Than Thou' talks to Justin about life, faith and why she turned her back on her lesbian identity when she became a Christian in this broadcast of a recent livestream in which she answered viewers questions too. To enter the giveaway for Jackie's books sign up to our newsletter: http://www…
 
It is true that before British rule, India was starting to fall behind other parts of the world – but many of the arguments defending the Raj are based on serious misconceptions about India’s past, imperialism and history itself. By Amartya Sen. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod…
 
We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2018: How a homeless child grew up to become the most inventive chef in history. By Kieran Morris. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod…
 
First broadcast Sep 2010. Justin is joined for first time by famed physicist (now a Nobel prize winner) Sir Roger Penrose. He was joined by scientist theologian Alister McGrath to debate a book by Stephen Hawking that had been causing a stir - The Grand Design - and what it had to say about God, the universe and much more. More Resources: • For exc…
 
Star of the League, shoplifter, and standup comedian Steve Rannazzisi talks to tagged stealer of Netflix passwords, and standup comedian Ari Shaffir about breaking the law. These two friends of 20 years riff on Patreon submitted stories of run-ins with the police. There’s a great story about eluding military police. It’s part of a series called “Ar…
 
Flordelis grew up in a Rio favela, but rose to fame after adopting more than 50 children, becoming a hugely successful gospel singer and winning a seat in congress. And now she is on trial for murde. By Tom Phillips. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpodBy The Guardian
 
In this episode, South African agritech startup founder Karidas Tshintsholo addresses the questions like: What effect does access to certified inputs have on overall farmer success? and How can easier access to technical advisory & services improve yields?Prior to founding KHULA!, Karidas co-founded a South African media company called the Money Tr…
 
To download the Bible Study series, Dear Timothy, go to - https://www.andrewcorbett.net/bible-studies-for-small-groups/Dear-Timothy/The title of these small group Bible studies, ‘Dear Timothy’, is meant to convey an immediate warmth of relationship that the Apostle Paul had over several decades with his young protégé whom he considered to be his so…
 
The Jacaranda Queen, Bridie Jabour joins The Betoota Advocate Podcast this week to talk about growing up in Grafton and moving to the big smoke to become a writer.A journalist and author, Bridie has just published a book that explores that weird feeling that millennials are experiencing right now, as they realize they are soon to be no longer consi…
 
Ep01: Welcome to 'Happiness, a Sceptics Guide' with your hosts Paul Flower, professional sceptic and self-confessed, serial self-help-abuser, and Dr Gary Wood, chartered psychologist and author of The Psychology of Wellbeing. In this brief, introduction to the podcast, we say a bit about its aims, about us, our reasons for starting it, and what we …
 
Jesus was a Jew. But has Christianity become divorced from its Jewish roots? How should we understand the shared story and differences of these two great religious traditions? Journalist-priest Rev Giles Fraser who has been on a journey to rediscover his Jewish roots, interacts with Jewish scholar Prof Amy-Jill Levine, who has written extensively o…
 
In episode 486, Mike and James go over the evidence we have for acupuncture in chronic low back pain. We find out that some evidence shows acupuncture will improve chronic low back pain in one in 6 patients. However, the magnitude of the effect seen is importantly less when you look at trials that actually use a sham control or those that are of hi…
 
Ian Dunt (author, political journalist and broadcaster) provides the guest monologue on this episode where Ben and Mat discuss drugs policy in the UK. Ben talks us through his journey from legalise to penalise and back again, as well as his own love affair with drugs. And what is the best drug he's had? Also Mat went to the football. https://twitte…
 
We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2018: Their hero is Jordan Belfort, their social media feeds display super-rich lifestyles. But what are these self-styled traders really selling? By Symeon Brown. Help support our independent journa…
 
First broadcast in Sep 2010 when Pope Benedict the 16th was due to tour the UK. William Johnston a convert to catholicism and Duncan Boyd of the Protestant Truth Society debate whether the papacy is biblical. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow Rest of the World: https://r…
 
A bumper episode to froth all over Turn That Heartbeat Over Again, and try to navigate its labyrinthine lyrics. Plus, we wrap up on album one, review our slams and scams, and - most importantly - answer the burning question: "has Can't Buy a Thrill turned Andrew into a Steely Dan fan?" "Extremely measured fun." Further listening… Brooklyn Charmers …
 
Dumba has spent her life performing in circuses around Europe, but in recent years animal rights activists have been campaigning to rescue her. When it looked like they might succeed, Dumba and her owners disappeared. By Laura Spinney. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod…
 
This UNAJUA series features a South African agritech founder called Karidas Tshitshonlo. Karidas has a lot of insight to share from his agribusiness adventure thus far, but before we get to that.Karidas T. shares his take on how innovation in agriculture is providing new opportunities not only to the farmers but to the consumers as well. Khula App …
 
Former fatty and current standup comedian Ari Shaffir talks to world-renowned weight fluctuator and comedian Maddy Smith about her massive weight gains and losses and then gains again and then losses and then pass outs and then weight gains and then anorexia and then back to normal. Nobody gives better weight loss tips than anorexics and Maddy has …
 
To download the Bible Study series, Dear Timothy, go to - https://www.andrewcorbett.net/bible-studies-for-small-groups/Dear-Timothy/The title of these small group Bible studies, ‘Dear Timothy’, is meant to convey an immediate warmth of relationship that the Apostle Paul had over several decades with his young protégé whom he considered to be his so…
 
He’s a pioneer of rock music, talent management and FM radio. Glenn Wheatley joins The Betoota Advocate Podcast to talk about his life as one Australia’s true 1980s cowboy businessmen - the highs, the lows and the occasional mouthful of more than he could chew. Gen-Y might only remember him from the Telstra ads with John Farnham - but Glenn has liv…
 
This week Lord Rickmansworth and Don interview Jenna Platt 'That Nurse Who Asks Questions' about her journey from newly married nurse about to go on holiday in India, to one person activist speaking out for nurses, doctors, pro choice, informed consent and many more issues in a time of Covid. You may have seen her walking around the country with he…
 
The West is experiencing a meaning crisis says cognitive science and psychology professor John Vervaeke. He discusses the solutions with Catholic convert Sohrab Ahmari, author of 'The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the wisdom of tradition in an age of chaos'. For John Vervaeke: https://www.youtube.com/user/johnvervaeke For Sohrab Ahmari: https://www.…
 
Moving to Paris in 1992 as a black American kid was totally disorienting. Its underground rap scene became my map to the city, and the soundtrack to my formative years. By Jesse McCarthy. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpodBy The Guardian
 
Over the past year as the pandemic took hold globally, consumer awareness of their own health and wellbeing, and also the food that we are putting into our bodies played a massive role in dealing with the global health crisis and propelled the plant based food industry even higher in market share. The growth rate in the US more than doubled in 2020…
 
Moses addresses the succeeding generation of Israelites to reaffirm the covenant established at the foot of Mount Horeb in the generation before. Moses explains that this covenant is extended to their generation and the ones that follow. The Ten Commandments are recapitulated and set a thesis and perhaps even an outline for the remainder of his add…
 
We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2018: Some economists say the minimum wage should be raised. Others say it’s already too high. But what if both sides are missing the point? By Peter C Baker. Help support our independent journalism …
 
First broadcast in Aug 2010. Should people suffering from terminal illness or in terrible pain be allowed to take their own life? Should doctors help them? British law currently forbids it but there are voices asking for a change. At the forefront is "Dignity in Dying" whose Chief-Executive Sarah Wootton argues that allowing people to choose when a…
 
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