Best Skeptic podcasts — Discussion from a skeptical standpoint (Updated November 2017; image)
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The Cracked Podcast
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The Cracked Podcast is an extension of the editorial team discussions that shape the brilliant articles and sketches on Cracked. Host Alex Schmidt, along with an impressive roster of guests, uses the platform to identify and dissect pop culture tropes, debunk myths and generally try to reach the large demographic of people who would enjoy their site's content if only they'd learn to read.Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ...
 
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The Skeptics Guide
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The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is a weekly science podcast discussing the latest science news, critical thinking, bad science, conspiracies and controversies. -The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: Your escape to reality - Produced by SGU Productions, LLC: http://www.theskepticsguide.org
 
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Skeptoid
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Since 2006, the weekly Skeptoid podcast has been taking on all the most popular myths and revealing the true science, true history, and true lessons we can learn from each. Free subscribers get the most recent 50 episodes, premium subscribers (skeptoid.com) can access the full archive, all ad-free.
 
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Rationally Speaking
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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 ...
 
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Thinking Sideways Podcast
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Devin, Joe and Steve have always been curious. Though they don’t have any formal education to guide them, they sit down every week to discuss unsolved mysteries of all kinds: weird noises, strange website and horrific suicides that look a lot like murders. They take a skeptical approach, but never discount the truly odd nature of the world.
 
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Cognitive Dissonance
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Every episode we blast anyone who gets in our way. We bring critical thinking, skepticism, and irreverence to any topic that makes the news, makes it big, or makes us mad. It’s skeptical, it’s political and there is no welcome mat.
 
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Inquiring Minds
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Each week Inquiring Minds brings you a new, in-depth exploration of the place where science, politics, 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 endeavor to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters with weekly coverage of the latest headlines and probing discussions with leading scientists and thinkers. Produce ...
 
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Expanded Perspectives
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The Expanded Perspectives podcast is a weekly show about ancient history, alternative history, cryptozoology, UFOs, time slips, serial killers, the paranormal, trolls and fey folk, legends, myths and dark historical tales that spark the imagination. Each episode offers an immersive audio experience that brings up more questions than answers. Join Kyle and Cam each week as they explore the unknown and perhaps expand your perspective….for more information go to www.expandedperspectives.com
 
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Evil Twin Podcast - #EVLTWN
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Skeptical, even of skepticism, The Evil Twin Podcast takes on a variety of topics from very unexpected angles. In this podcast you get to ride shotgun while twin brothers Brad and Thad explore the strange underbelly of "belief" in American culture and what it means to identify with those beliefs.
 
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Skepticality:The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine
 
Skeptical discussion, critical thinking, science, and the de-bunking of the supernatural and psuedoscience.
 
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Skeptics with a K
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Skeptics with a K is the podcast for science, reason and critical thinking from the Merseyside Skeptics Society.
 
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Science for the People
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Science for the People is a weekly syndicated radio show and podcast. We are a long-format interview show 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. Every week, 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 migh ...
 
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Reasonable Doubts Podcast
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Reasonable Doubts takes an informative and humorous look at religion from a freethinking perspective; offering news and commentary of interest to skeptics, atheists, agnostics, humanists, courageous religious believers looking for a challenge and freethinkers of all persuasions. In addition to interviewing the top minds in skepticism (former guests include Christopher Hitchens, Susan Jacoby, Paul Kurtz, Edward Tabash, DJ Grothe) RD offers regular segments on counter-apologetics, biblical cri ...
 
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Token Skeptic Podcast
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Why do we believe weird things? What does feminine intuition really mean? How do you become an effective activist for science and reason? Are you ready for a fortnightly show that poses these questions and more? Tune into the Token Skeptic for a slightly more skeptical look at stories in the news, urban legends, good science, pseudoscience, and what makes popular culture pop. Hosted and produced by Kylie Sturgess.
 
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Ask Science Mike
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A weekly podcast where Mike McHargue answers questions about science, faith, and life.
 
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The Reality Check
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Canada's weekly podcast that explores a wide range of controversies and curiosities using science and critical thinking.
 
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The Skeptic Zone
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The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and the crew for interviews and reports from around the world.
 
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Be Reasonable
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Examining beliefs from outside of the mainstream
 
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The Morbid Curiosity Podcast
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A podcast for the morbidly curious. From serial killers to ghosts, ancient remains to obscure medical conditions, let us satisfy your curiosity. (Some episodes may not be appropriate for children. Listener discretion is advised.)
 
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InKredulous
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InKredulous is the topical, skeptical, news quiz game from the Merseyside Skeptics Society. We are a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of scientific skepticism on Merseyside, around the UK and internationally.
 
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Skeptiko – Science at the Tipping Point
 
Explore controversial science with leading researchers and their critics... the leading source for intelligent skeptic-versus-believer debate...
 
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No Religion Required
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Skepticism with a touch of southern charm. Stand for Reason or you will fall for anything!
 
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Trolling With Logic
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Weekly Skeptical podcast. Topics to make you think, Movie reviews to make your head explode.
 
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Podcasts – I Doubt It with Dollemore
 
Your home for news and ridiculous comment!
 
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Skeptically Yours with Emery Emery and Heather Henderson
 
Passionate skeptics Emery Emery and Heather Henderson talk with comedians, actors and friends about skepticism, conspiracies, urban legends and the effects of misinformation on us all. Guests of the show are a mix of skeptics, scientists, humanists and the occasional hard line, conspiracy nut. Discussions are deeply impassioned, mostly respectful and always funny.Skeptically Yours - Where Thinking Is Free!Listen LIVE Sundays 2-3 PM PST on skepticallyyours.net.
 
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REASON
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REASON Podcast is a weekly discussion of events, current and historical, from a skeptical and rational perspective without theological bias.
 
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The Pseudoscientists
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Rotating panel discussions on science and skepticism news and popular culture, with special guests, interviews, personal stories and general ridiculousness, all out of Melbourne, Australia. A podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics.
 
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Skepticule
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Spanking the bottom of ignorance since 2009
 
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The European Skeptics Podcast
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The European Skeptics Podcast is a project in support of the skeptic movement across Europe. By providing a forum for all national and international organisations and initiatives, our goal is to become a real meeting place for skeptics and science enthusiasts.
 
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CiTR -- Radio Freethinkers
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Join Don as he explore the world with a skeptical eye. It's the show that applies skepticism and critical thinking to everyday issues. The place where reason and reality cross swords with politics, religion, economics and of course science. Join us each week, subscribe to our podcast and get ready to be skeptical.
 
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Psilly Rabbits Podcast
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On Psilly Rabbits we talk about the science, history, myth, and philosophies behind altered states, entheogens, and the nature of consciousness. We will be analyzing said history and myth from an interdisciplinary standpoint, coupling academia and the occult. Our format includes a mix of conversation, education, and interviews with experts and innovative minds from all practices as we apply their works to the fields of consciousness studies and psychedelic research.
 
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Thinkery
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A podcast featuring the intellectual and existential struggles of two creative, skeptical, well-meaning fellows. Fed directly into your ear-holes.
 
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The Skeptic Wire
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A skeptical look at the news of the day.
 
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The Sgt Skeptic Podcast
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Paul Loebe runs Sgt Skeptic. It used to be a humorous blog about atheism in the military. He now focuses on fantasy writing, D&D, and other nerdly crafts.
 
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The Skeptic Canary Show
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Dr Tom Williamson, David James and Paul Hopwood talk about the skeptical issues of the day, usually joined by a special guest!
 
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Skeptic
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Examining Extraordinary Claims and Promoting Science
 
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Skeptics with a K
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Skeptics with a K is the podcast for science, reason and critical thinking from the Merseyside Skeptics Society.
 
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The Winnipeg Skeptics
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Science and Critical Thinking in Manitoba
 
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Thinking Sideways Podcast
 
In 2003, Philip Shue's car crashed in Texas, fatally injuring him. But his body showed signs of torture and mutilation, and despite an initial ruling of suicide, many believe he was murdered.
 
Jesse and Brittany present the 4th annual Thanksgiving episode. They cover a few positive news stories and play a sampling of listeners who submitted recordings and voicemails of things for which they are thankful. Join the private Facebook listener group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1770575259637583 Sound off with a text or voicemail of f ...…
 
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The European Skeptics Podcast
 
This is our 100th episode!!!To celebrate, we interviewed some of the superheroes of skepticism who have already been on the show and could accept our invitation to come back for a quick update.Our guests were Gábor Hraskó, who was our guest on episode #001, Natalie Grams whose new book is out, Michael Marshall who talked about some new achievem ...…
 
Jesse and Brittany discuss the inevitable political Thanksgiving family discussions and how to handle them, listener emails and voicemails related to sexual harassment and sexual assault, Charlie Rose and the continued movement to remove abusive men from power, Donald Trump’s official position in favor of Roy Moore’s campaign, how not even Jesu ...…
 
This week, I'm doing daily episodes to answer questions from my crew on Patreon. Want to be a part of this? Learn more here.
 
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Inquiring Minds
 
We talk to paleontologist, professor, expeditioner, and science communicator Ken Lacovara about his recent book Why Dinosaurs Matter.By adam@adamisaak.com (Indre Viskontas & Kishore Hari).
 
Jesse and Brittany welcome Dr. Nick for a special episode discussing movie and airplane trash, listener emails and voicemails about sexual harassment and assault, Tom Steyer’s campaign to get Donald Trump impeached, Nicky and Jesse get into a vicious debate, and A$$hole of Today featuring Judge Jeanine Pirro. Follow us on Twitter! @Dollemore, @ ...…
 
This week, Amanda is joined by Joe Moore, co-host of the Psychedelics Today podcast. They discuss permaculture, psychedelic ethics, and the distinctions between neoliberalism and capitalism. From Joe's bio on Psychedelics Today: Joe studied philosophy in New Hampshire, where he earned his B.A.. After stumbling upon the work of Stanislav Grof du ...…
 
Hundreds of people watched this UFO over the Hudson River Valley many times between 1983 and 1984.
 
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Expanded Perspectives
 
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start the show off talking about how a man in Maury County says he saw an unidentified bird he believes could be a Thunderbird. Then, a woman believes that her and her daughter hit what can only be described as a Ghost Deer on night while driving home in rural Maine. Then, people were fermenting ...…
 
This week, I'm doing daily episodes to answer questions from my crew on Patreon. Want to be a part of this? Learn more here.
 
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Cognitive Dissonance
 
Male lions having sex in Kenya has censors roaring over ‘crazy gay animals’ The ‘antifa super-soldier’ conspiracy theory is dangerous because people want to believe it Poll: Vast majority of Trump voters say he should stay in office even if Russia collusion is proven Catholic Hospital Pressured Women to Bury Their Fetuses—Then Pence Made It Law ...…
 
Top 40 radio: it’s like if a robot became obsessed with our collective subconscious. And it’s always been dominated by fun, sunshine-y pop songs. Stuff like “Respect” (Aretha Franklin) and “Hey Ya!” (OutKast) and “Maniac” (that dancing movie). But are those songs all that they seem to be? Or do they have hidden, fascinating meanings that nobody ...…
 
Given the troubling sexual harassment and assault allegations in the news involving minors, Darren takes a look at age of consent laws worldwide. Cristina fields a Checker’s question regarding whether election campaign signs have any measurable impact on voter share. Finally, Adam digs into claims that Arabic characters spelling “Allah” are wov ...…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders, Stefan Sojka and Maynard 0:05:20 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev The skeptical community has a role to play when it comes to stopping sexist behaviour and harassment. Eran gives us his point of view and what we can do. 0:17:00 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson looks at a Tick Repellent. 0:36 ...…
 
Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Mary Swartz Rose; News Items: Scientists' Warning, Smart Pills, Fact Checking on Facebook, Fast Electron Emissions; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: German; Science or Fiction
 
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Science for the People
 
This week, we're learning about the life and work of a groundbreaking physiologist whose work on learning and instinct is familiar worldwide, and almost universally misunderstood. We'll spend the hour with Daniel Todes, Ph.D, Professor of History of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University, discussing his book "Ivan Pavlov: A Russian Life in Sc ...…
 
Jesse and Brittany take emails and voicemails from listeners related to Donald Trump’s arrogance, sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations against Louis CK, responses to Jae’s email from the previous episode, and HEY! Send in those submissions for the Thanksgiving episode! Sound off with a text or voicemail of fewer than three minutes a ...…
 
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Skeptics with a K
 
Artificial sweeteners, risk of dementia, and more from Chiropractors. Plus Thor 3, online calendars, excitable dogs, and avoiding exercise. With 95% confidence, it’s Skeptics with a K.
 
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Skeptics with a K
 
Artificial sweeteners, risk of dementia, and more from Chiropractors. Plus Thor 3, online calendars, excitable dogs, and avoiding exercise. With 95% confidence, it’s Skeptics with a K.
 
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Thinking Sideways Podcast
 
18 year veteran fire watcher Stephanie Stewart disappeared from her post just outside of Alberta, Canada in 2006. In 2010, a couple was murdered just miles away. Is there a connection, or is Stewart's disappearance as mysterious as it seems?
 
This week we talk about Massimo Polidoro’s new book, the latest Heinz Oberhummer Award and the origins of the Spanish skeptic movement, then move on to discuss Prince Charles who celebrated his birthday this week. On our news segment you’ll hear about the Advertising Standards Authority and their list of claims that chiropractors can actually m ...…
 
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Podcasts – I Doubt It with Dollemore
 
Sound off with a text or voicemail of fewer than three minutes at (657) 464-7609. Support the show – Buy a T-Shirt, Hoodie, Mug, or Tote – https://www.dollemore.info Show Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore Show Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/IDoubtItPodcast Jesse on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/dollemore Brittany on T ...…
 
In this week’s eSkeptic: Shermer Shreds: Mass Public Shootings & Gun Violence: Part I Baba Brinkman’s Skeptic Rap: Rap Artist Performs Science-Based Hip-Hop Tell Us Your Story!: How Brian Brushwood Became a Card-Carrying Skeptic MonsterTalk Episode 141: The Crypto-Kid: Interview with Colin Schneider Feature: The Wizardry of Sigmund Freud SHERME ...…
 
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Skeptiko – Science at the Tipping Point
 
Chaos magician and author Gordon White on the blurring of parapsychology and magic. photo by: Skeptiko Nobody does magic quite like Disney. The sciency wizard, the wand, the spells, it’s all burned into our collective consciousness, along with the idea that it’s all silly nonsense, but hey, what about this… (Dr. Dean Radin on RuneSoup) Sorry, […]…
 
We talk to pediatric neuroscientist Moriah Thomason about her research into what we can learn by imaging the brains of fetuses before they're born.By adam@adamisaak.com (Indre Viskontas & Kishore Hari).
 
Skeptoid corrects a round of past errors, that they might become the wisdom of the future.
 
On this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Gem, Lauren, Laura, and Ashlyn take listener requests! The panel discusses trans fats, the gender pay gap, password security, and an exciting form of health pseudoscience called the physiospect. Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a podcast that delves into issues of science, critical ...…
 
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Cognitive Dissonance
 
Stories covered in episode: House Subcommittee Holds Hearing On Near-Total Abortion Ban, Citing Changing Courts Under Trump Pat Robertson: Trump Should Issue A Blanket Pardon And Shut Down Mueller Investigation Louie Gohmert Says Six-Week Abortion Ban Is No Problem For Rape Survivors: ‘The Time Is There’ Pat Robertson: God Let a 15-Year-Old Die ...…
 
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The Morbid Curiosity Podcast
 
This episode, Hallie interviews Dr. Andrea Kitta about a creepy creature of modern folklore, Slenderman. They touch on his origins, what he represents and what actions he has inspired in those who believe in him. Free Audiobook Download: www.audibletrial.com/MCP Website: www.morbidcuriositypodcast.com Twitter: @Morbidpodcast Facebook: /morbidcu ...…
 
Remember the LOST pilot? It was basically an incredible JJ Abrams movie with plane crashes, polar bears, and dreamy Matthew Fox. If only that first episode aired-- it would've been a cult phenomenon-- an all-time pop-culture "what-if?" But instead we got LOST-- the time-traveling, island-hopping sci-fi adventure of diminishing returns. On this ...…
 
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Expanded Perspectives
 
This week on Expanded Perspectives the guys start the show off talking about how two women want you to experience the Betty and Barney Hill Alien Abduction first hand through the power of Virtual Reality. Wexler, a writer and producer whose works include a book about the last mass lynching in the United States, came across the Hills’ abduction ...…
 
In this episode Julia talks with Doug Hubbard, author of How to Measure Anything, about why people so often believe things are impossible to quantify like "innovation" or "quality of life." For example, because people often have a deep misunderstanding of the meaning of probability. Or because they're reluctant to violate "sacred taboos" by put ...…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:37 CSIcon 2017 Part #3 Join us at CSIcon 2017 as we interview Ross Blocher from "Oh No, Ross and Carrie!" The podcast where they don’t just report on spirituality, fringe science and the paranormal (from a scientific, evidence-based standpoint), but dive right in by joining religions, attending spiritu ...…
 
Darren digs into Warren Buffett’s challenge where he bet $1 million that a portfolio of hedge funds couldn’t beat the S&P 500 Index fund over a ten year period. So...did it? Cristina and Pat bring you part 2 of a great chat with Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Specialist Dr. Dave Stukus who schools us on the flu shot and answers more of your quest ...…
 
What's the Word: Ontology; News Items: Risks of Gluten Free, Wormholes, Reversing Cell Aging, Gadolinium Law Suits, Universal Flu Vaccine; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Lava Tubes; Science or Fiction
 
What is race? Where did the concept of biological races come from, and does it make any logical or scientific sense? What does the history of human migration, invention, and conquest really teach us about the role of race in shaping human civilization? Why are racial stereotypes so powerful in society, and what can we do to effectively challeng ...…
 
Jesse and Brittany discuss the upcoming trip that will disrupt the schedule next week, listener emails and voicemails related Kevin Spacey’s sexual assault allegations, Louis CK and Roy Moore’s sexual harassment and assault allegations, updates on the Russian pee-pee tape, and A$$hole of Today featuring Gay Talese’s lack of compassion for victi ...…
 
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Science for the People
 
This week on we take a closer look at weather forecasting, meteorology, and the science (and art) of predicting severe weather patterns, both locally and more broadly across the planet. We speak with Rick Smith, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman, Oklahoma, about how local weather foreca ...…
 
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Thinking Sideways Podcast
 
On March 3, 1876 a strange meat-like substance rained from the sky for several minutes over a home in Olympian Springs Kentucky. No one knows what the material was or more importantly where it came from.
 
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No Religion Required
 
 
We check out Skepticism in Latvia with an interview with Austra Muizniece who talks about the Rigvir scam. We xalso get two shorter interviews from the Ratio Conference in Bulgaria: One with Prof. Chris French who talks about his latest research on sleep paralysis and exploding head syndrom, and one with Dr Steven Goldfarb at the ATLAS Experime ...…
 
Jesse and Brittany discuss their experiences being the masters of impressions, Kellyanne Conway’s interview with Brian Stelter on CNN, Donald Trump’s great/not so great memory, Jeff Sessions’ soon to be difficult when he faces Al Franken again for questioning, Donald Trump’s desire to interfere with and direct FBI investigations, Takin’ Care of ...…
 
We talk to sports writer Erik Malinowski about his new book Betaball: How Silicon Valley and Science Built One of the Greatest Basketball Teams in History.By adam@adamisaak.com (Indre Viskontas & Kishore Hari).
 
Some tips to assess whether a documentary is good science or just propaganda.
 
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Expanded Perspectives
 
This week on Expanded Perspectives the guys chat with Michael Mayes “The Texas Cryptid Hunter” about black panthers in the state of Texas. Michael Mayes is a researcher, coach, author, outdoorsman and an overall great guy! He joins the guys with a very interesting interview about the little known about black cats that roam the Texas countryside ...…
 
Jesse and Brittany discuss their mini-break and experience at PatreCon for Patreon, listener emails and voicemails related to women’s clothing and rape, frustrations with Donald Trump, and debates on Facebook. Join the private Facebook listener group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1770575259637583 Sound off with a text or voicemail of fewer ...…
 
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Cognitive Dissonance
 
Stories covered in episode: Egyptian lawyer says it's a national duty to rape girls who wear revealing clothing like ripped jeans Christian College can't explain $20 million in expenses; Agency cites 'very sketchy' budget Steve Strang: The Firing Of Anthony Scaramucci Is A Sign Of Trump’s Deepening Christian Faith Sandy Rios: Calls To Move ‘For ...…
 
Stop me if you've heard this one before: a charismatic populist leader rises to power by warning of immigrants who are are "filthy" and "bring disease." It's no coincidence the greatest deplorable leaders through the ages use the same coded language to talk about people who are "other." It's psychology. Quite understandably, it's human nature t ...…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:07:06 CSIcon 2017 Part #2 Join us at CSIcon 2017 as we interview Joe Nickell and ask about JFK conspiracy theories, strange monsters and more. https://www.joenickell.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Case-Closed-Harvey-Oswald-Assassination/dp/1400034620 https://www.amazon.com/Reclaiming-History-Assassination-Pr ...…
 
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