Best Skeptic podcasts — Discussion from a skeptical standpoint (Updated February 2018; image)
Related podcasts: Skepticism Paranormal Science Society Psuedoscience Skeptical Ghost Atheism Politics Religion Philosophy Featured FM Statistics Fringe-science Activism Pseudoscience Social Sciences Alternative Spirituality Education News  
public [subscription 676]
show episodes
 
T
The Cracked Podcast
Rare
 
The Cracked Podcast is facts, jokes, and more from the Internet’s leading comedy website. Every week, host Alex Schmidt brings together comedians, authors, scientists, and Cracked staffers, to celebrate the awesome truth that being alive is more interesting than people think it is. Fill your week and your brain with hilarious, mind-blowing revelations that’ll make you the most interesting person in every room you’re in.Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found e ...
 
S
Skeptoid
Weekly
 
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.
 
R
Rationally Speaking
Monthly+
 
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 ...
 
T
Thinking Sideways Podcast
Weekly
 
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.
 
C
Cognitive Dissonance
Weekly
 
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.
 
I
Inquiring Minds
Monthly+
 
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 ...
 
E
Evil Twin Podcast - #EVLTWN
Rare
 
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.
 
T
The Skeptics Guide
Weekly
 
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
 
S
Skepticality:The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine
 
Skeptical discussion, critical thinking, science, and the de-bunking of the supernatural and psuedoscience.
 
S
Skeptics with a K
Monthly+
 
Skeptics with a K is the podcast for science, reason and critical thinking from the Merseyside Skeptics Society.
 
S
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 ...
 
R
Reasonable Doubts Podcast
Monthly
 
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 ...
 
A
Ask Science Mike
Monthly+
 
A weekly podcast where Mike McHargue answers questions about science, faith, and life.
 
T
Token Skeptic Podcast
Monthly
 
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.
 
S
Serious Inquiries Only
Weekly+
 
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.
 
T
The Reality Check
Weekly
 
Canada's weekly podcast that explores a wide range of controversies and curiosities using science and critical thinking.
 
T
The Skeptic Zone
Weekly
 
The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and the crew for interviews and reports from around the world.
 
T
The Morbid Curiosity Podcast
Monthly+
 
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.)
 
B
Be Reasonable
Rare
 
Examining beliefs from outside of the mainstream
 
S
Skeptiko – Science at the Tipping Point
 
Explore controversial science with leading researchers and their critics... the leading source for intelligent skeptic-versus-believer debate...
 
I
InKredulous
Rare
 
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.
 
T
Trolling With Logic
Monthly+
 
Weekly Skeptical podcast. Topics to make you think, Movie reviews to make your head explode.
 
N
No Religion Required
Monthly+
 
Skepticism with a touch of southern charm. Stand for Reason or you will fall for anything!
 
P
Podcasts – I Doubt It with Dollemore
 
Your home for news and ridiculous comment!
 
S
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.
 
R
REASON
Monthly+
 
REASON Podcast is a weekly discussion of events, current and historical, from a skeptical and rational perspective without theological bias.
 
S
Skepticule
Monthly
 
Spanking the bottom of ignorance since 2009
 
T
The European Skeptics Podcast
Weekly
 
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.
 
P
Psilly Rabbits Podcast
Monthly+
 
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.
 
C
CiTR -- Radio Freethinkers
Weekly
 
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.
 
T
Thinkery
Monthly+
 
A podcast featuring the intellectual and existential struggles of two creative, skeptical, well-meaning fellows. Fed directly into your ear-holes.
 
T
The Skeptic Wire
Monthly+
 
A skeptical look at the news of the day.
 
T
The Sgt Skeptic Podcast
Monthly+
 
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.
 
S
Skeptic
Monthly+
 
Examining Extraordinary Claims and Promoting Science
 
T
The Skeptic Canary Show
Rare
 
Dr Tom Williamson, David James and Paul Hopwood talk about the skeptical issues of the day, usually joined by a special guest!
 
S
Skeptics with a K
Monthly+
 
Skeptics with a K is the podcast for science, reason and critical thinking from the Merseyside Skeptics Society.
 
T
The Winnipeg Skeptics
Monthly
 
Science and Critical Thinking in Manitoba
 
Loading …
show series
 
The crew has the week off but still brings you a new fact-filled TRC! Cristina and Pat chat with Ryan Armstrong from Post-Truth Health and Bad Science Watch. He tells us whether urine-based tests coming to Canada can determine the sex of a fetus during pregnancy. Next Darren delivers a promised follow-up to his segment about neurons asking how ...…
 
Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Oscar Micheaux; News Items: Satellite Broadband, Superbrain Yoga, Video Game Violence; Who's That Noisy; Name That Logical Fallacy; Your Questions and E-mails: Cellulose and the Analemma; Science or Fiction
 
Jesse and Brittany chat with Ian Brinksman about issues related to his field of study, including terrorism, foreign policy, and international relations. They also delve into Ian’s personal background and discuss his journey into and out of New Atheism. In the episode, Ian recommends listeners who are interested in learning more about these topi ...…
 
Jesse and Brittany discuss the listener feedback they received regarding the movie theater seating and the Parkland, Florida shooting, the latest developments on the Parkland shooting, CNN’s town hall on guns, Dana Loesch and her two different attitudes at the CNN town hall and CPAC, and Donald Trump’s solution to arm teachers. Join the private ...…
 
S
Science for the People
 
This week, we have some very special guest hosts, sharing a recording of a panel they moderated about the future of energy and where we can draw inspiration from science fiction. This panel was recorded at the Generation Energy Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and moderated by Molly Swain and Chelsea Vowel, the ladies that run the most ...…
 
T
Thinking Sideways Podcast
 
Legendary R&B singer Sam Cooke was shot and killed in a seedy hotel in 1964. Was it really a booze-fueled tirade that cost him his life? Or was he set up? Or was it some kind of hit?
 
S
Skeptics with a K
 
Haitian pirates, ultra-processed foods, constipated cats, and Loose Women. Plus inappropriate cheering, disappointing celebrities, and the Lovely Eggs. Unknown in the domestic kitchen, it’s Skeptics with a K.
 
S
Skeptics with a K
 
Haitian pirates, ultra-processed foods, constipated cats, and Loose Women. Plus inappropriate cheering, disappointing celebrities, and the Lovely Eggs. Unknown in the domestic kitchen, it’s Skeptics with a K.
 
No the title isn't just clickbait. I've decided I do want to take your guns away. I'm tired of Democrats saying they don't actually want that, and then being labeled as such by the right anyway. So why not embrace it? Sources: NRA Payouts; Bret Stephens Repeal the 2nd Amendment; Vox Comprehensive Article on US Gun Violence; Most Gun Deaths Are ...…
 
S
Skeptiko – Science at the Tipping Point
 
Dr./Colonel John Alexander has seen a lot that can’t be dismissed or explained… but is he willing to admit UFOs are real? photo by: Skeptiko Today we welcome Dr. John Alexander to Skeptiko to talk about his new book, Reality Denied: Firsthand Experiences with Things that Can’t Happen – But Did. Dr. Alexander is a […]…
 
T
The European Skeptics Podcast
 
This episode features Slovenian skeptics Maja, Nejc and Mark who run the monthly Ljubljana Skeptics in the Pub and the website skeptik.si.By info@theesp.eu (TheESP.eu).
 
Some New Agers believe that you can heal virtually any ailment simply by taking off your shoes.
 
Jesse and Brittany celebrate #ThirdEpisode with discussion of an adorable English accent, awkward man hugs and man movie behavior, Donald Trump’s tweets, the latest in the Russia investigation including indictments of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies, Michael Cohen’s payment to Stormy Daniels, and the alleged affair between Kare ...…
 
We talk to Alex Hutchinson, author of Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance.By adam@adamisaak.com (Indre Viskontas & Kishore Hari).
 
Seth Andrews joins Tom & Cecil to ruminate on the maniacal vocal stylings of the inimitable Alex Jones. If you haven't yet take a listen to Part 1 with Seth Andrews Thanks to all our Patrons for supporting us to 400 episodes. Cheers to 400 more! You f*cking rock. Stories from the Week Jerusalem expert slams Pence for treating his city like an ' ...…
 
T
The Morbid Curiosity Podcast
 
While Hallie moves and gets settled, please enjoy this fantastic psychological story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Trigger Warning: This story depicts the point of view of a person suffering from mental illness (post-natal depression and anxiety). The 'treatment' standard for the time and the lack of support by family and friends worsens this co ...…
 
If you tuned into The Super Bowl, The Tonight Show, or mainstream radio this month, you experienced America’s most bizarrely fascinating celebrity. That celebrity is Justin Timberlake. He’s spent the past year or so carefully turning himself into “Justin Timberlake, Montana Cowboy”, and that seemingly random choice WOULD be fine, if not for the ...…
 
This epsiode was recorded at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, OH. The questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed.
 
Jesse and Brittany discuss listener emails and voicemails related to gun control and the Florida school shooting. Due to the lengthy episode, we will be doing #ThirdEpisode. Join the private Facebook listener group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1770575259637583 Follow Statesmith on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StatesmithTV/ Follow Sta ...…
 
Should we ever talk to the alt-right? When we do so, why does it feel so unproductive? Why can't we on the left ever seem to "win" debates with the alt-right? Why are Gamer-Gaters so angry? These are just a few of the questions Ian Danskin of the YouTube channel Innuendo Studios has sought to answer. He does so brilliantly and incisively. I've ...…
 
In this episode, economist Bryan Caplan argues that the main reason getting a college degree is valuable is because of signaling (i.e., it proves that you have traits that employers value, like conscientiousness and conformity), and not because college teaches you useful knowledge or skills. Julia proposes several potential challenges to Bryan' ...…
 
0:00:00 Introduction - Richard Saunders Includes a brief look at the case of the missing Beaumont Children from 1966 0:14:32 A Grain of Salt... with Eran Segev This week Eran brings us new of the sucess of the ongoing Fundraising campaign for Britt Hermes. https://www.skeptics.com.au/2018/01/13/fundraising-campaign-for-britt-hermes/ 0:21:04 May ...…
 
This week, Darren looks into the potential downside of watching a solar eclipse and asks, ‘Is it worth it?’ Adam gets all ‘Darren’ on us with an interesting segment about consciousness and the bicameral mind. Lastly, Cristina investigates whether an online dating site has the evidence to back up their claims that they use science to match people.…
 
News Items: Win Against Homeopathy, Life Beneath the Ice, Illuminati, Cancer-Fighting Nanorobots; What's the Word: Presbyopia; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction
 
S
Science for the People
 
This week we're discussing glue from two very different times. We speak with Dr. Jianyu Li about his research into a new type of medical adhesive. And Dr. Geeske Langejans explains her work making and investigating Stone Age and Paleolithic glues.By feedback@scienceforthepeople.ca (Rachelle Saunders & Bethany Brookshire).
 
Jesse and Brittany discuss the tragic school shooting in Florida, including reactions from politicians, politicians supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA), President Donald Trump’s statement, and Aaron Feis, the football coach who sacrificed his life to protect children in the shooting. Follow Statesmith on Facebook: https://www.face ...…
 
In May 2002, in Davao, Philippines, a bomb went off in the hotel room of Michael Meiring, an American treasure hunter. Days later he fled the country--assisted by the FBI, according to the Philippine president. What was he up to? And why was the US government involved?
 
I'm so excited to finally present what I've been vaguebooking about! Today's show features episode 1 of a new project called Philosophers In Space! Each episode uses our favorite science fiction to teach related philosophical concepts. In this episode, we use the USS Callister episode of Black Mirror to talk about The Experience Machine by Nozi ...…
 
In this week’s eSkeptic: Feature: Honor, Dignity, Victim: A Tale of Three Moral Cultures Excerpt from Heavens on Earth: Near-Death Experiences MonsterTalk # 149: Winchester’s Cathedral: Interview with Colin Dickey In this week’s eSkeptic, Kevin McCaffree reviews the forthcoming book The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, ...…
 
A
Ask Science Mike
 
This epsiode was recorded at Chapman University in Orange, CA. The questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed.
 
Mystery clouds the story of what happened to these three vanished lighthouse keepers.
 
On this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Ashlyn, Lauren, and Laura discuss some of the myths and scandals surrounding the Olympic Games. Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a podcast that delves into issues of science, critical thinking, and secular humanism. Links: North Korea at the Olympics (Wikipedia) | Olympics and thei ...…
 
In this episode Seth Andrews joins Tom & Cecil to discuss important ethical and sociopolitical stories that make the news... Ok fine they giggle about religious wackadoos that do stupid things and then they make dicks jokes. You know what you signed up for! Stories from the Week Televangelist thanks followers, Jesus for buying him private jet - ...…
 
They say the past is a foreign country. (Trust us, it’s a saying!) What they leave off in that aphorism is the fact that the foreign land of Past-zakhstan is a foreign country of constant pranks and goofs. From 1950s America to Renaissance Italy to the Norman conquest of England, our ancestors were all about changing the world AND yoink-ing eac ...…
 
Jex Blackmore is the spokeswoman for the Satanic Temple! They've been responsible for a lot of provocative and effectively targeted public performances. Their target is very often Christian theocrats who either don't realize they're inflicting their religious views on everyone else, or they don't care. Jex takes us through the basics of the Sat ...…
 
Jesse and Brittany discuss the Vice News interview with Jordan B. Peterson, listener emails and voicemails related to Donald Trump, hate-listening, and #MeToo, Omarosa’s whispering on Big Brother, the classic “I’m not gonna say, but I’m gonna say it,” Donald Trump’s long history of ignoring victims and siding with abusers, and A$$hole of Today ...…
 
With this week's episode we bring you Sharon Hill's new book 'Scientifical Americans' and give you more information on Radio CICAP, the new podcast out there for Italian speaking listeners.You can also find that Skeptics in the Pub started 19 years ago and Poland now has a so-called 'Holocaust bill', surpressing open discussion about sensitive ...…
 
Another theme-filled show coming at you! First, Cristina combs through widely-held Valentine’s Day myths to find out what’s fact and what’s fiction. Pat challenges the panel with another game of Name That: V-Day Edition. Finally, Darren rounds out the show with a ‘heartfelt’ segment about the amazing organ behind Valentine’s Day.…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:13 A Piece of his Mind - With Professor Paul Willis Religious Freedom Review - Professor Paul Willis gives us his thoughts on keeping religion out of secular life. https://pmc.gov.au/domestic-policy/religious-freedom-review https://www.mediaengagementservices.com.au/ 0:12:08 Dragons lack critical think ...…
 
What's the Word: Analemma; News Items: Falcon Heavy Launch, Egyptian Dinosaurs, Extragalactic Planets, Vulnerability to Fake News; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: GMOs and Glyphosate; Science or Fiction
 
T
Trolling With Logic
 
Consumed – Movie Review Are we too old for all this GMO shit? Microblogganism and Cal certainly aren’t as they look at the 2016 anti-gmo drama “Consumed”. Intended as an examination of concerns over GMO’s, the film instead plays like one woman’s descent into madness. Featuring “GMO cops” whose sole job it is to drive aggressively near people, a ...…
 
Jesse and Brittany discuss a controversial article about teaching little girls to be “rude,” listener voicemails and emails related to the stock market and the upcoming military parade, continued conspiracies surrounding the Russian investigation and “BOMBSHELLS” coming out of the FBI, the defense from Donald Trump, Jr. that his dad is not a ra ...…
 
S
Science for the People
 
I don't know about you, but when I learned about the female reproductive cycle, I learned that hey, these are the hormone changes that happen. Then in menopause they stop. And you get hot flashes. But it turns out it is a lot more complicated than that. First, we'll speak with cognitive neuroscientist Lauren Drogos about the memory changes that ...…
 
T
Thinking Sideways Podcast
 
In October 2000, a video surfaced in which a man claimed to have the mummified remains of a Persian Princess. The investigation revealed that not only might the mummy be a forgery, but there might also be a murder in the mix.
 
S
Skeptics with a K
 
Hershey’s Kisses, prostate cancer, facilitated communication, and e-cigarettes. Plus nicotine nitrosamines, High Tea, Reece’s Pieces, and Cat Deeley. What’s safer than burning leaves? It’s Skeptics with a K. If you’re interested in the charts Alice discussed on the show, we have links to the breast cancer mortality trends in women, breast cance ...…
 
S
Skeptics with a K
 
Hershey’s Kisses, prostate cancer, facilitated communication, and e-cigarettes. Plus nicotine nitrosamines, High Tea, Reece’s Pieces, and Cat Deeley. What’s safer than burning leaves? It’s Skeptics with a K. If you’re interested in the charts Alice discussed on the show, we have links to the breast cancer mortality trends in women, breast cance ...…
 
***For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit HelloFresh.com and enter seriouspod30! Michael Marshall is the host of Be Reasonable and co-host of Skeptics with a K. He is heavily involved in the UK Skeptic movement, and has been somewhat alarmed by the state of movement atheism in the US. We talk about some of the differences and possible ...…
 
We talk to marine biologist, policy expert, and conservation strategist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson about why we need to rethink ocean conservation.By adam@adamisaak.com (Indre Viskontas & Kishore Hari).
 
Michael Tsarion’s books ask tough questions about our occulted history and its impact on modern culture. photo by: Skeptiko What do you think about race? And what does it have to do with the extended consciousness stuff I’m always talking about? (clip from the movie, Get Out) Hey Chris, I want to introduce you to […]…
 
Jesse and Brittany discuss Donald Trump’s bragging about his score on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA), which Jesse takes live on the podcast!, listener voicemails related to Donald Trump’s stupidity, Matt Walsh’s hypocrisy, and the #MeToo movement, all of the things Donald Trump considers easy, the “treasonous” Democrats refusing to cl ...…
 
Speed
Series preference
1x
1x
Volume
100%
/

Google login Twitter login Classic login