Best Skeptic podcasts — Discussion from a skeptical standpoint (Updated July 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
 
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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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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Science for the People
Weekly
 
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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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
Weekly
 
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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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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No Religion Required
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A Podcast For The World Wide Secular Community
 
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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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Trolling With Logic
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Trolling With Logic - Bi 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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Skepticule
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Spanking the bottom of ignorance since 2009
 
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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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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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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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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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Here's the sermon I gave on my last Sunday in Tallahassee, FL before moving to Los Angeles, CA.
 
We talk to entomologist Brian Fisher about his his research on ants in Mozambique and his new initiative to get entomologists more directly involved in conservation—a big part of which involves edible insects.By adam@adamisaak.com (Indre Viskontas & Kishore Hari).
 
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Cognitive Dissonance
 
Thanks to George for coming on the show! You can find his work here: https://twitter.com/GeorgeHrab http://www.geologicpodcast.com/ http://georgehrab.com/ Stories covered in episode: GOP rep asks NASA panel if there were ancient civilizations on Mars A Pakistani Pizza Shop Owner Covered His Robot Waitress’ Neck To Avoid Scandal Kevin Swanson: K ...…
 
If sci-fi movies have taught you one thing about species with queen-based social hierarchies, it's that you should always kill the queen. Same goes for insects right? Kill the queen and the ant hill or bee's nest goes away. Sounds good, unless you're dealing with Argentine ants, who have about 300 queens for every 1,000 worker ants. How do you ...…
 
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Expanded Perspectives
 
On this weeks episode of Expanded Perspectives, the guys start the show off talking about how a 20 year old woman in Michigan came across a truly horrifying beast while driving. The creature she described looked like it had the body of a man and the head of a dog. Then, in 2016, experts uncovered 13 footprints which they believe date back more ...…
 
In this episode Julia sits down with neuroscientist and obesity researcher Stephan Guyenet, to talk about what scientists know so far about the causes of obesity, and in particular the brain's role in regulating weight gain. Julia and Stephan cover questions such as: Why did obesity start to increase in the United States in the latter half of t ...…
 
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Podcasts – I Doubt It with Dollemore
 
Jesse and Brittany take calls from listeners on topics spanning politics, religion, LGBTQ activism, and of course… Donald Trump. Sound off with a text or voicemail of fewer than three minutes at (657) 464-7609. Support the show – Buy a Coffee Mug – https://www.dollemore.com/shop Show Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore Show ...…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:06 Reports from NECSS Claire Klingenberg joins us to talk about the 17th European Skeptics Congress. http://euroscepticscon.org http://www.sysifos.cz 0:10:52 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Ben Lewis The Government has announced a review into the space industry in ...…
 
Interview with Michael Mann about climate change and what we can do about it.
 
On this episode, Cal and Nathan speak with special guest Miles Greb, a Seattle-based comic writer, folk singer, and advocate for science, skepticism, and atheism. He has authored science-and-skepticism-based comics in the optimistic sci-fi tradition, including “After the Gold Rush,” a series of comics chronicling the adventures of a distant fut ...…
 
Pat and Cristina bring you a music themed mashup! First Pat sets the tone with a segment on high fidelity audio players and whether Neil Young’s Pono device is as ‘righteous’ as its name claims. Darren clears the smoke on whether Puff The Magic Dragon is about marijuana. Cristina rings in with a segment about Perfect Pitch.…
 
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Science for the People
 
This week we look at how our brains process memory and emotion. We talk to Michael Yassa, Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurobiology and Behavior, and Neurology at UC Irvine, about how our brains discriminate similar memories from each other and the conditions that compromise that ability. And we speak with James McGaugh, Research F ...…
 
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Thinking Sideways Podcast
 
In 1984 Dave Bocks, a pipe fitter at a uranium processing factory, disappeared while working the graveyard shift, and days later his remains were found inside a uranium furnace. An accident? Suicide? Or... Murder...?
 
Joining Marsh this episode is author, military veteran and UFO researcher, Kevin Randle.
 
Jesse and Brittany discuss their upcoming vacation, listener emails featuring a discussion of the Dunning-Kruger Effect related to Donald Trump, Justine Damond’s death at the hands of a police officer in Minnesota, Obamacare Repeal and Replace Failure, Russia fiasco continued, and A$$hole of Today featuring Saudi Arabia. Sound off with a text o ...…
 
We welcome The Prophet Jeremiah back to NRR to discuss is social media helpful or harmful.
 
Through their constant promotion of false history, TV networks may have done Amelia Earhart's legacy irreparable harm.
 
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Cognitive Dissonance
 
Stories covered in episode: Vatican rules the Body of Christ can’t be gluten free Turkish marriage guide sparks controversy Nepalese ‘menstruation hut’ ritual claims life of teenage girl Chilling footage captures female suicide bomber cradling baby moments before she blows them both up Egyptian Cleric Says Female Genital Mutilation is Good for ...…
 
We talk to Jason Silva, host of National Geographic Channel’s new show Origins: The Journey of Humankind.By adam@adamisaak.com (Indre Viskontas & Kishore Hari).
 
All the hip young kids are using a thing called the internet these days. In fact, if you're reading this summary or listening to this episode, odds are you're using the internet right now. But what if it all just went away? No podcasts, no turn-by-turn directions, no swiping for romantic partners, hell, most of us wouldn't even have jobs if the ...…
 
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Expanded Perspectives
 
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start the show off talking about how as the world population continues to rise and open space becomes more scarce, water might become the next human frontier, in the form of a floating city. Dutch researchers have a model for such livable space, which could include homes, farms and parks. The ne ...…
 
A continuation of Episode 119.
 
Jesse and Brittany discuss Food Network Facebook debates, listener calls and emails related to the onslaught of hate directed toward the show, pessimism about recent political events, and secular therapists, Pew Research Center’s report on online harassment, the ongoing saga of Donald Trump, Jr.’s emails, including problematic timelines and con ...…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:00 Reports from NECSS Sharon Roney from Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia and Richard Saunders wander around the auditorium before the start of the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism in New York. https://www.facebook.com/GSoWproject Later Richard catches up with Dr Harriet Hall, MD to chat ...…
 
Live from NECSS 2017; Guest Rogue: Richard Saunders; Greetings from the ISS; News Items: The One Law of Robotics, Eusaurophargis dalsassoi, Gravitational Waves and Extra Dimensions, Homeopathy Ban from Pharmacies, Illness from Placentophagy, Planck's Constant, Cleaver Therapy, Disrupting Microphones; What's the Word: Portmanteau; Dumbest Thing ...…
 
Are we living in a post-truth era? What is “fake news,” and what problems does it pose to critical thinkers and reason-oriented activists? What is the alternative to “alternative facts”? In this episode, we speak with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, a consultant, speaker, and author who specializes in behavioral science and the psychology of decision-makin ...…
 
Darren kicks off this week’s show looking into whether seeing the colour of your wine influences your perception of its taste. Cristina digs into the purported health benefits of the latest activated charcoal food trend. Finally, Adam investigates the claim made in a recent History Channel documentary that new photo evidence of Amelia Earhart s ...…
 
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Science for the People
 
This week we look at how new science and new challenges are pushing us to think differently about the role of bacteria in healthcare and pest control in agriculture. We speak to award-winning science writer Ed Yong about his book I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life" and how our understanding of how microscopi ...…
 
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Podcasts – I Doubt It with Dollemore
 
Jesse and Brittany interview Harley Rouda, who is running for U.S. Congress against Dana Rohrabacher in California’s 48th district. We discuss Rohrabacher’s questionable relationship with Russia and fondness for Donald Trump and his draconian policies. Harley reveals his deep understanding of the vital healthcare debate in this country, as well ...…
 
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Thinking Sideways Podcast
 
On July 15, 1982, a grave digger found the battered body of a teenage girl on the grounds. Despite DNA analysis and the confession of a married couple, Princess Doe has never been identified.
 
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Skeptics with a K
 
Undermining science, rehabilitating sex offenders, and the weird power of the placebo effect. Plus floating floors, questioning archaeology, movie spoilers, and special guest Emma. If you need to skip our conversation on sex offenders, it finishes at 41:02.
 
Jesse and Brittany discuss their week filled with harassment and a bartender who lied to Brittany’s face, listener emails featuring poetry, Betsy DeVos, and the end of the two-party system, Donald J. Trump, Jr.’s emails and collusion, Fox News’ defense of Donald Trump Jr., and Anderson Cooper vs. Sebastian Gorka. Sound off with a text or voicem ...…
 
Starting today, Cracked is increasing its podcasting output by 50%! In addition to new episodes of The Cracked Podcast every Monday and Kurt Vonneguys every third Tuesday, we're proud to launch Cracked Movie Club, which can be beamed directly into your earballs every Thursday.Each month, your hosts Tom Reimann and Abe Epperson are choosing a ne ...…
 
Bobby and Ashley are joined by Reverend Alex Moreschi to discuss Ephesians 5:22-24 and get into a lively conversation about morality.
 
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Skeptiko – Science at the Tipping Point
 
Philosopher Tim Freke’s, Soul Story offers a worldview beyond science and religion. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris: …you’re talking about a deep evolution, a spiritual evolution, and I get that, I just don’t know that we can connect it with the dorky, neo-Darwinistic bullshit that we’ve been fed… Tim Freke: […] Th ...…
 
The Grand Canyon is millions of years old, not thousands; despite the efforts of Young Earthers.
 
Jesse and Brittany interview The Radical Therapist, Dr. Chris Hoff, in this BONUS episode! Together they discuss Dr. Hoff’s YouTube channel and podcast, what prompted him to make the switch from the business world to the psychology world, therapy, postmodern practice, issues in training new therapists, and social justice activism. – Subscribe t ...…
 
It's move week–this is my last week in Tallahassee, Florida, so I'm basically a full time mover. So, for this week's show I answer as many Patron questions as I can from the top of my head.
 
Lance Wallnau’s Last Meeting Was So Anointed He Left Covered In Angelic Gold Dust Jim Bakker Guest: God Requires Christians To Be Preppers Israeli Woman Who Sued El Al for Sexism Wins Landmark Ruling Rick Wiles Stands With Russia Because ‘The People In Control Of America Today Are Satanists’ Dave Daubenmire: ‘We’re At War’ And LGBTQ Activists ‘ ...…
 
Big cardboard cutouts in movie theater lobbies. Promotional cups at fast food restaurants. Kickass soundtracks featuring Seal. These things were once not part of our summer movie lexicon. And in the case of the tie-in song from Seal, they sadly haven't been for about twenty years.Somewhere between the release of Jaws in 1975 and the mid-80s, th ...…
 
Jesse and Brittany have Drew Levine in-studio throughout the show! Together they discuss Jesse and Brittany’s upcoming vacation, listener emails and voicemails related to civility and a liberal who voted for Trump, a study that found black girls are judged to be less innocent than white girls starting as early as age five and the implications a ...…
 
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Expanded Perspectives
 
This week on Expanded Perspectives the guys start the show out talking about how if you step into a taxi in south London later this year and you might not have to think about paying a tip. The UK’s first fully public trial of autonomous vehicles will soon be under way. For four weeks, a fleet of driverless shuttles will each ferry up to five pa ...…
 
In this episode, recorded live at the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism, Julia interviews evolutionary psychologist Rob Kurzban, author of "Why Everyone (Else) is a Hypocrite." Rob describes the "modular mind" hypothesis, and how it explains hypocrisy, self-deception, and other seemingly irrational features of human nature. Rob and ...…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:12 An interview with James Randi From travels in Australia to making TV shows in the UK and Russia, James Randi recounts some of his amazing adventures. Secrets of the Psychics Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MFAvH8m8aI James Randi: Psychic Investigator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix_D ...…
 
This week the crew is joined once again by ‘Physics Commando’ Barry Panas who challenges us to think about the labels we use to describe what we feel when it comes to force and motion. Pat gives us a food themed game of ‘Name That’. Adam checks the numbers on whether it always rains on Canada Day.
 
Live Recording from NECSS 2017 with special guest: George Hrab; News Items: Glyphosate Update, Chimp vs Human Strength, Sub-2 Hour Marathon, NASA vs Goop; Skeptical Spoonerisms; Science or Fiction; Live Questions: LED Lights, SGU E-mails, Snopes.
 
Chris Watson is the host of the Podunk Polymath Podcast (or Triple Po for short), a podcast "dedicated to the sentiments of a secular, sarcastic, screwed up Southern SJW and skeptic." He joins us on this episode to talk about his show, how secular humanism as a movement can grow and move in positive directions, why we need both "firebrands" and ...…
 
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Science for the People
 
This week on Science for the People: who is driving this genetic bus? We'll talk with Kevin Esvelt about gene drives, what they are, where they come from what they can be used for, and why the science on gene drives should be done as openly as possible. Then, we'll speak with Laurie Zoloth about the ethical questions surrounding their use, why ...…
 
Jesse and Brittany welcome writer, actor, and all around great fella, Adam G. Simon into the studio. They talk about his experiences in life and career. It is a wide-ranging conversation with topics including religion, creativity, politics, and navigating today’s Trumptastic political landscape. – Connect with Adam – The Twitter: https://twitte ...…
 
We welcome Callie Wright of the Gaytheist Manifesto Podcast and Celes Dreyer to discuss their vagina installations and the brand new podcast Queery.
 
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