The Data Skeptic Podcast features interviews and discussion of topics related to data science, statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and the like, all from the perspective of applying critical thinking and the scientific method to evaluate the veracity of claims and efficacy of approaches.
Science for the People is a syndicated radio show and podcast broadcast weekly across North America. We explore the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help you understand the evidence and arguments behind what's in the news and on the shelves.
Tired of the ridiculous and radical sides of issues? So is Jesse Dollemore. Join him and his co-host, Brittany Page, as they discuss today's hottest topics. Along with occasion guests, the skeptical Dollemore cracks-wise with an irreverent attitude and complete disregard for convention.
Skeptoid is a weekly science podcast dedicated to furthering knowledge by blasting away the widespread pseudosciences that infect popular culture, and replacing them with way cooler reality. Each weekly episode focuses on a single phenomenon — an urban legend, a paranormal claim, alternative therapy, or something just plain stupid — that you've heard of, and that you probably believe in. Skeptoid attempts to expose the folly of belief in non-evidence based phenomena, and more importantly, explains the factual scientific reality. From the sublime to the startling, no topic is sacred, politically incorrect though that may be.
Expanded Perspectives is a podcast featuring Ancient History, Alternative History, Cryptozoology, Conspiracy Theories and much more. If you are interested in appearing on the show, please contact us at email@example.com
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.
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.
The Cracked Podcast is an extension of the editorial team discussions that shape the brilliant articles and sketches on Cracked. Cohosts Jack O'Brien and Michael Swaim, along with an impressive roster of guests, use 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.
The three Pauls talk about skepticism, science and pseudoscience, secularism and humanism, religious privilege and other mostly godless subjects. Shows contain topical items, occasional interviews, location reports and regular contributor segments.
The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and his team of reporters for your weekly dose of skeptical news and interviews, reports and comments. Past guests have included, James Randi, Stephen Fry, Tim Minchin, Eugenie Scott, Dr Phil Plait, Michael Marshall, Dr Steve Novella, Dr Pamela Gay, Jon Ronson, Dr Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh, Prof. Richard Wiseman, Dick Smith, Banachek, Prof. Chris French, George Hrab, Tim Ferguson, Dr Paul Willis and many, many more. Featuring Australian radio legend Maynard with his Spooky Action, Jo Alabaster from the 'Evidence Please' blog, Eran Segev's Grain of Salt, Dr Rachael Dunlop with 'Dr Rachie Reports' and Heidi Robertson aka 'The Raw Skeptic'.
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.
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is a weekly Podcast talkshow discussing the latest news and topics from the world of the paranormal, fringe science, and controversial claims from a scientific point of view. -The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: Your escape to reality -Produced by the New England Skeptical Society in association with the James Randi Educational Foundation(JREF) : http://www.theness.com
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. Produced by Adam Isaak in partnership with Climate Desk, a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact of a changing climate and consisting of The Atlantic, Center for Investigative Reporting, Grist, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Mother Jones, Slate, and Wired.
Promoting skepticism, critical thinking and science, we examine popular extraordinary claims and subject them to critical analysis. The real world is a beautiful and fascinating place and we want people to see it through the lens of reality as opposed to superstition.
We're tired of pertinent social and science news being buried by clap trap. Our podcast is here to bring you relevant, under reported current events, as well as in-depth discussions from a scientific, critical, skeptical, and humorous point of view. Derek and Swoopy are your hosts, filling your pod and your brain with skeptical insight and conversation, sometimes heated, on a plethora of topics that are ripe for critical examination. Bringing truth to podcasting, and all who choose to listen. In our travels we will tackle the beasts of pseudoscience; the paranormal, supernatural, ufo / alien encounters, mis-understood history, and overwrought legends - urban or otherwise. Our interview shows feature notable skeptics including; leading astronomy speakers, scientists, philosophy experts, and other scientific, secular, humanist, and skeptical book authors, and critical thinkers.
Follow the data wherever it leads. Explore the possibility that the dominant scientific paradigm (i.e. Materialism) might be at a tipping point. Engage the top thinkers in pointed discussions about the questions that matter most.
Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join hosts Massimo Pigliucci and Julia Galef 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 places where priests, the schools, the government, and all long-established institutions had gathered and protected them." Rationally Speaking is produced by Benny Pollak and is recorded in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village.
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.
Be Reasonable is a podcast from the Merseyside Skeptics Society, with Hayley Stevens and Michael Marshall. Each monthly interview will examine beliefs from outside of the mainstream, exploring how those views are constructed and what evidence people feel supports their case. We believe in approaching subjects with respect and an open mind, engaging with people of differing viewpoints in an environment where debate is polite and good-natured, yet robust and intellectually rigorous.
The Skeptic Wire is a show about looking at the world using what Carl Sagan called The Baloney Detector Kit. The weeks panelists will discuss local Texas politics, National politics, separation of Church and State, science, pseudo-science, social matters, and the promotion of critical thinking.
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 criticism, creationism intelligent design and church state issues. RD also examines the psychology of religion, reviewing recent and exciting research you won't hear about anywhere else. Tune in for a hard-hitting critique of religion balanced by plenty of humor, a fair-minded attitude and a commitment to critical thinking. Check out our website at doubtcast.org for information, episode links or to email questions, comments and challenges. Reasonable Doubts...for those who won't just take things on faith.
Trolling With Logic A group of like minded YouTube atheists and skeptics that get together every week to host some interesting guests to talk on subjects of science, skepticism and secularism. As well as the famous "Live PWNage" where (in)famous creationist "documentaries" are picked apart, unscipted live on air. For more information visit our web-page : http://www.trollingwithlogic.com Or Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
MonsterTalk discusses monsters with scientists and researchers in the field. What are the hard facts behind the legends of Bigfoot, Lake Monsters, Sea Monsters, Ghosts, Goblins, Aliens, and the thing under your bed? Tune in and find out.
Skeptically Challenged is a skeptic experience of the world. Every day we are bombarded with information and highly questionable claims that have little basis in objective reality. Skeptically Challenged throws down the gauntlet to pseudoscience, examining the evidence behind the weeks doubtful events for everything from wacky cancer cures to spooky encounters to UFO sightings. http://skepticallychallenged.org
An atheist and a theist discuss the bible on chapter at a time in an attempt at taking the bible at face value. Join them as the laugh, yell, and blaspheme their way to hell. Each week they discuss a section of the bible, stating at page one.
Welcome to The Skeptic's Testament a bible question and answer podcast. I also discuss a lot of the past and current research that scholars have done on the bible as a historical document. Please leave your bible questions on the Facebook page or send them to the show's email: email@example.com
What's the Word: Homeostasis; News Items: Universe Resolution, Scientific Consensus, Hobbit Update, Gene Drive in Mosquitoes, A Century of General Relativity; Your Questions and E-mails: Political Questions; Science or Fiction
Not even a power failure can stop the TRC crew! First Cristina examines unethical experiments that ended up changing medicine. Next, Pat runs the crew through a game of “Name That” where the goal is to “game it.” Lastly, Adam wonders why people didn’t smile in old photographs.
Today's episode discusses the accuracy paradox. There are cases when one might prefer a less accurate model because it yields more predictive power or better captures the underlying causal factors describing the outcome variable you are interested in. This is especially relevant in machine learning when trying to predict rare events. We discuss how the accuracy paradox might apply if you were trying to predict the likelihood a person was a bird owner.
This week we're exploring the hidden history of autism, and our evolving understanding of neurodiversity. We'll spend the hour with award winning science writer Steve Silberman, talking about his book "Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity."
By firstname.lastname@example.org (Desiree Schell, Rachelle Saunders, & K.O. Myers)
Jesse and Brittany take time to read a few positive news stories and play a sampling of listeners who submitted recordings and voicemails of things for which they are thankful. Sound off with a text or voicemail of fewer than three minutes at (657) 464-7609. Show Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore Show Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/IDoubtItPodcast Jesse – http://www.twitter.com/dollemore Brittany – http://www.twitter.com/brittanyepage Patreon – http://www.patreon.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore The post I Doubt It #175 – “Thanks is Given – Listener Submitted Messages of Gratitude!” appeared first on I Doubt It with Dollemore.
If I had a 19-related joke, IT WOULD GO HERE. But since I don't, I'll tell you what's in this episode! Paul and Brian talk about things, again, because THAT'S WHAT THEY DO. What did they talk about this time, you ask? SIMPLE: Paul’s having a political Twitter fight with a Libertarian! Will Mitt Romney — who might be a literal chameleon — run for President in 2016? No! We do a post-mortem on our last two episodes, which were so good because of our guests! Our listenership is getting bigger! BUT WHAT IF WE GOT TO TALK TO PETER CULLEN? If Jeb Bush could kill Baby Hitler, would he? His answer might not surprise you! Would Paul or Brian run for office? Gamble gamble gamble, and Brian’s going to have the best meal YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW! CS LEWIS IS THE WORST Paul deals with a skunk, and Brian has been bitten by weird animals! Ben Carson’s portrait of him and Jesus is transcendent. And is he insane? If you want to see what Brian and Paul are on about in between episodes, follow them on Twit ...
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys talk about a scholar of early Christianity at the University of Texas has announced his discovery earlier this year of a priceless fragment of the New Testament written in ancient Greek – for sale on eBay with an opening bid of just $99, next they discuss how giant waves have recently exposed rare petroglyphs that have not been seen in years. Then after the break we get into some strange sightings/encounters that seem to happen around bridges. It’s almost like bridges themselves are some kind or portal, some kind of bridge or doorway through which a collective multitude of paranormal phenomena is entering our realm of existence. Finally, we play an amazing encounter one of our listeners had in Alaska with the “Kushtaka.” Thanks for listening, have a great week! Show Notes: Priceless Ancient Papyrus with Gospel of John Extract Found on eBay for $99 Monster Surf Exposes Rare Petroglyphs in Hawaii Some of the Most Haunted Bridges in th ...
Episode 37 of our satirical comedy podcast. Your host is Andy Wilson (@InKredulosi) of the Merseyside Skeptics Society and co-organiser of QED conference. My guests were chock full of content so this is a BUMPER episode! And look out for the Easter Egg at the end where I realigned something from the show. Appearing this time are: Michael “Marsh” Marshall of Skeptics with a K, Be Reasonable and the Good Thinking Society (@MrMMarsh) Hayley Stevens of ghostgeek.co.uk, podcaster and ghost hunter (@HayleyStevens) George Hrab, enigmatic and shaven host of the Geologic Podcast and many other wonderful achievements including his TEDx talk (@GeorgeHrab) As ever, thanks for listening and for all the lovely comments. Support the MSS, our work and all of our podcasts by making a monthly contribution via Patreon.
ISIS Targeted Muslims in Paris Ohio Woman Forced to Drive 300 Miles for Abortion—or Have a Stillborn Baby Unhinged Christian activist harasses Katy Perry’s dad: Your kid’s videos are sending my son to hell Vatileaks scandal: Vatican properties ‘used as brothels and massage parlours where priests pay for sex,’ claims report Facilitated Communication Is a Cult That Won’t Die Ben Carson mocks allies and defends anti-science views at religious college: ‘There’s no Canadian dream’ Pat Robertson: God Didn't Heal Cancer Victim Because Maybe She Hated Her Husband BUDDHIST MONKS ISSUE DEATH THREATS TO SOCIAL ACTIVISTS FOR TEACHING SEXUAL HEALTH RWW News: Bryan Fischer Says 'Satan Has An Agenda That He Is Working Through Our Current President' Limbaugh Suggests European Countries "Set Themselves Up" For Terrorist Attacks
Jesse and Brittany discuss Jesse’s frustration with the British version of Siri and their trip to LA to see Franks & Deans, the Syria conflict and Syrian refugee crisis, Dollemocracy ’16 featuring Ben Carson’s rabid dog explanation when discussion refugees, Donald Trump’s call for an ID program for all American Muslims, Donald Trump’s bullying of an audience member, as well as encouraging a Black Lives Matter protester to be ejected from the audience, Pat Robertson’s take on Syrian refugees, Pew Research on Muslim support for ISIL, and Takin Care of Biz featuring Nigeria. Sound off with a text or voicemail of fewer than three minutes at (657) 464-7609. Show Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore Show Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/IDoubtItPodcast Jesse – http://www.twitter.com/dollemore Brittany – http://www.twitter.com/brittanyepage Patreon – http://www.patreon.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore Check out Franks & Deans: http://franksanddeans.com/ or on facebook at: http ...
Going back all the way to our very first episode, one of the topics that we've discussed most on this podcast is the Flynn Effect: the inevitability that each generation will be smarter than the last. We're smarter than a generation of people from th...
It’s Ask Science Mike LIVE! this week–this episode was recorded at Catalyst Student Ministries Retreat with a live audience. If you’d like to bring Ask Science Mike to your town, head over to asksciencemike.com and fill out a contact form. You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and li ...
Skepticule 106: Selfies & PINs; Anon Steve on Uploading Batness; Unbelievable Resurrection; Amsterdam Declaration; Power Cuts & Prayers; Johno on Atheism's Killing Correlation; TTPMO Refrigerated Carrier Bags. Read more »
By email@example.com (Paul S. Jenkins, Paul Thompson, Paul Orton)
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:00 Good Thinking vs. Homeopathey This week Michael Marshall of the Good Thinking Society fills us in on the latest moves to rid the UK of the quackery of Homeopathy 0:28:00 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster Jo reports on the case of a mother who was brave enough to share her child's plight with Whooping Cough. The reaction from the the anti-vax crowd was predictible. 0:35:05 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science. 0:40:07 Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard chats with Joanne Benhamu, a Vice-President of Australian Skeptics and a Clinical Nurse Consultant who coordinates clinical trials in radiation oncology.
In this episode we speak to David Smalley from Dogma Debate Radio about Atheism. Thad lobs a list of common objections to Atheism at David and he destroys each one completely. We also discuss David's journey from his childhood religion, skepticism, morality and what it means to be a Humanist.
Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Birute Mary Galdikas; News Items: DOJ and Supplements, Armadillos and Leprosy, Sun Stole Mars' Atmosphere, Meier's Paris Predictions; What's the Word: Albedo; Your Questions and E-mails: Skeptical Hoaxes, Microgravity; Science or Fiction
TRC do it live! This week’s show was recorded in front of a live audience at Skepticamp Ottawa. First Darren takes a look at recent headlines suggesting that a study has found religious children are less altruistic than their nonreligious counterparts. Next Adam bites into claims that euthanized dogs and cats are showing up in commercial pet foods.
On the show this week we talk to UC Berkeley astronomy researcher Steve Croft about the science of supermassive black holes. http://patreon.com/inquiringminds
By firstname.lastname@example.org (Indre Viskontas & Kishore Hari)
... or should this have been called data science from a neuroscientist's perspective? Either way, I'm sure you'll enjoy this discussion with Laurie Skelly. Laurie earned a PhD in Integrative Neuroscience from the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago. In her life as a social neuroscientist, using fMRI to study the neural processes behind empathy and psychopathy, she learned the ropes of zooming in and out between the macroscopic and the microscopic -- how millions of data points come together to tell us something meaningful about human nature. She's currently at Metis Data Science, an organization that helps people learn the skills of data science to transition in industry. In this episode, we discuss fMRI technology, Laurie's research studying empathy and psychopathy, as well as the skills and tools used in common between neuroscientists and data scientists. For listeners interested in more on this subject, Laurie recommended the blogs Neuroskeptic, Neurocritic, an ...
This week, we're learning how science can boost the effectiveness of philanthropy. We'll talk to philosophy professor William MacAskill about his book "Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and How You Can Make a Difference." And we'll speak to education researcher Brendan Rigby about the ethics and impact of "voluntourism."
By email@example.com (Desiree Schell, Rachelle Saunders, & K.O. Myers)
Listener questions, more about homeopathy, and Marsh on the TV, Plus empathy, cheese twists, losing your shit, and skeptic fatigue. Looking a shambles, it’s Skeptics with a K. Support the show and Merseyside Skeptics by donating via Patreon: http://patreon.com/merseyskeptics
Jesse and Brittany discuss the upcoming release of God’s Not Dead 2, Dollemocracy ’16 featuring Bobby Jindal’s dropping out of the race, John Kaisch’s turn to nutter-ville, Shep Smith’s reasonable speech, Donald Trump’s advocating the closing of mosques, ISIS call centers, Ted Cruz wants to fight Obama, Hillary Clinton’s confusion, Ben Carson’s confusion, Saudi Arabia’s new laws against atheistic terrorism, and break-up shop. Sound off with a text or voicemail of fewer than three minutes at (657) 464-7609. Show Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore Show Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/IDoubtItPodcast Jesse – http://www.twitter.com/dollemore Brittany – http://www.twitter.com/brittanyepage Patreon – http://www.patreon.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore The post I Doubt It #173 – “God’s Not Dead 2, Dollemocracy ’16 feat. Bobby Jindal – Quitter, John Kasich’s Reason-Loss, Shep Smith’s Reason-Win, Donald Trump’s Attack on Mosques, ISIS Call Centers, Ted Cruz – Tough Guy, Clint ...
Episode 57 – Interview with James K. Lambert. James K. Lambert is the creator of the the documentary “Conspiracy Theorists Lie”. Released in 2015 it covers the Kennedy Assasination, the conspiracies that came out of the event and then takes an unique view at thoes who believe that there was an conspiracy. Blog: jamesklambert.com Link to the Documentry nomagicbullets.com And the link to his podcast https://jamesklambertblog.wordpress.com/ Thanks for listening to this episode of the “A Skeptics Guide to Conspiracy” Send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment on this page. A Dumbass Media Affiliate Also be sure to check out the Irreverent Skeptics Podcast Be sure to check this Google+ Community Irreverent Skeptics The post James K. Lambert Interview #57 appeared first on A Skeptics Guide To Conspiracy.
This episode Derek chats with author/filmmaker Chris Matheson about his recently released book 'The Story of God - A Biblical Comedy about Love (and Hate)'. A funny look at the events as described in the Bible from the perspective of God and how the divine fumbles its way through the origins of reality and all we know. Find out more about how the man who helped create, and film, classic movies featuring Bill and Ted came to write a story which has a supreme being as its main character.
Dr. Alexander Wendt examines the implications of consciousness science for the social sciences. photo by: David Ohmer I was introduced to the power of interdisciplinary thinking when I found myself way over my head in a graduate course in cognitive psychology. I had gone back to school at the University of Arizona to pursue a PhD in this new, cool […] The post What does the end of materialism mean for political science? |294| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.
It's a very special 18th episode of the show as Paul and Brian welcome the awesome John Champion from the Mission Log Podcast! Holy cow did we have a great conversation, which you're going to love! We talked about awesome stuff like: There will be a new Star Trek show in 2017! Paul and John have a CFI connection! What would Star Trek be like if it was created now? Would the stories be told the same way? What would the crew look like? Would there be multiple different Federations instead of just one? Would there still be money? Find out the answers to these questions, right now, by listening! And when you're done, follow us on Twitter: @paulfidalgo - Paul! @dotboom - Brian! @thinkerypodcast! - The Show Mr. John Champion is on Twitter at @dvdgeeks, as well! Mission Log is @missionlogpod! If you haven't listened to Mission Log Podcast, subscribe to it, it's really good! At the very least, go to missionlogpodcast.com and find an episode to listen to. Once you've done that, please leave ...
Jesse and Brittany discuss Jesse’s loud ass voice, listener email from Daniel, the Paris attack, including what happened, social media reactions, and reactions from presidential candidates, Dollemocracy ’16 featuring Donald Trump’s response to Ben Carson’s life story and his insult to the people of Iowa, Ted Cruz’s religious freedom conference where Kevin Swanson gave a speech about homosexuals, and Lindsey Graham’s defense of Barack Obama, and the Utah judge reverses his absurd order. Sound off with a text or voicemail of fewer than three minutes at (657) 464-7609. Show Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore Show Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/IDoubtItPodcast Jesse – http://www.twitter.com/dollemore Brittany – http://www.twitter.com/brittanyepage Patreon – http://www.patreon.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore The post I Doubt It #172 – “LAF/Not So LAF, Paris Attack, Dollemocracy ’16 feat. Donald Trump Losing His Mind, Ted Cruz’s Religious Freedom Conference feat. Kevin S ...
After Church Leader is Convicted for Decade of Rape, His Community Blames the Victim Pastor Kevin Swanson Calls For Executing Gays At Event Attended By GOP Candidates [VIDEO] Maryland family faces harsh criticism after daughter is featured in ‘American Girl’ magazine Christian evangelists upset with Starbucks’ red cups ‘Wyoming Has Gonorrhea’ Billboards Drawing National Attention People Are Paying $10 for an App Where You Tap a Cactus for Luck Lamb sacrifice performed for man days before he was ejected onto freeway sign Twitter invents hilarious #BenCarsonWikipedia facts to mock candidate’s battle with reality Nevada Republican with quack ‘cancer is a fungus’ cure loses healthcare business license Michael Savage: Black Lives Matter Are Obama's Brownshirts And 'Secret Private Army'
Search through the DVD extras of 'Back To The Future' and you'll come across one of the greatest what-ifs of movie history. The part of Marty McFly was originally played by Eric Stoltz (John Travolta's drug dealer from 'Pulp Fiction'), and they shot...
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys talk about how prehistoric farmers were perhaps the very first beekeepers and how traces of beeswax have been found on ancient pottery from Europe, the Near East and North Africa. Next, they discuss how some mysterious Space Junk crashed into the Indian Ocean. The space debris, named WT1190F entered the Earth’s atmosphere and landed off the coast of Sri Lanka, according to NASA. Next, we chat about how a recent study shows that quitting Facebook could make you a happier person in the end. Then after the break Cam talks about the Dugway Proving Ground. Dugway’s mission is to test United States and Allied Biological and Chemical Weapon defense systems along with other Top Secret black projects in a secure and isolated environment. In the last segment of the show Kyle reads an interesting listener story about a possible Time Slip her mother may have witnessed. All of this on todays episode of Expanded Perspectives. Show Notes: Prehisto ...
This week’s show opens with a moving tribute to Paris written by The Prophet Jeremiah. We also welcome Ishmael Brown of Angry Black Rant Podcast. We share a Deconversion about abuse and have a very fun atheist bible study.
There are two contradictory stories about politics and class: On the one hand, that the Republicans are the party of the fat cat businessmen and the Democrats are the party of the people. And on the other hand, that the Republicans are the party of the salt-of-the-earth Joe Sixpacks, while the Democrats are latte-sipping elites. In this episode, professor of statistics and political science Andrew Gelman shines some clarifying light on the intersection between politics and class in America, explaining what the numbers really show. He and Julia also cover the question, "Is it rational to vote?"
In this episode we discuss the topic of the separation of church and state with Rev. Barry Lynn. We also discuss his organization, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, their various legal victories, some of the projects they are involved in and other related topics.
Let's talk about 'Inception': Christopher Nolan's least realistic movie up until 'Interstellar'. While commercially and critically loved, you got the sense watching it that this was something to suspend your disbelief for; that this world of shared d...
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:20 The Raw Skeptic Report with Heidi Robertson This week Heidi updates us on the recent Australian Senate hearing into 'No Jab No Pay'. 0:10:10 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science. 013:44 Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard with Vox Pops from Skeptics in the Pub in Sydney, including an interview with Dr Rachie and Dr Teresa Nicoletti. 0:38:50 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster From the web site of Australian Skeptics, Jo reads a report on a recent award for Prof Edzard Ernst.
Interview with Simon Singh; What's The Word: Formication; News items: Low Calories Sweeteners, Making Metals Stronger, JFK Hitman, Fossilized Brains; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Anxiety in Space, How Much Meat; Science or Fiction
Pat kicks off this week’s show by reflecting on TRC listeners, future projects and ways to support the show. Next, Darren brings us one of his trademark philosophical segments with an exploration of immortality. Lastly Cristina takes a look at bloodletting. Is that still a thing?
On the show this week we talk to astronaut Dr. Cady Coleman about the human side of space exploration. “Leaving the planet is just something people are going to do because we live off the planet as well as on—we live in the universe.” http://patreon.com/inquiringminds
By email@example.com (Indre Viskontas & Kishore Hari)
A discussion of the expected number of cars at a stoplight frames today's discussion of the bias variance tradeoff. The central ideal of this concept relates to model complexity. A very simple model will likely generalize well from training to testing data, but will have a very high variance since it's simplicity can prevent it from capturing the relationship between the covariates and the output. As a model grows more and more complex, it may capture more of the underlying data but the risk that it overfits the training data and therefore does not generalize (is biased) increases. The tradeoff between minimizing variance and minimizing bias is an ongoing challenge for data scientists, and an important discussion for skeptics around how much we should trust models.
This week we're exploring the science that informs our understanding of death and dying. We'll talk to Simon Davis about Post Mortem, his VICE column that explores death and other morbid topics. And analytical chemist Raychelle Burks returns to share strategies and techniques employed by forensic scientists.
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Jesse and Brittany discuss Veterans Day and discuss a listener voicemail about body image struggles. Dollemocracy features stories about Jeb Bush’s jokes about killing baby Hitler and Ben Carson’s serious answers to the ridiculous question. Carly Fiorina doesn’t shut down a crazy supporter and Hillary Clinton laugh along with one. Josh Feuerstein attacks Starbucks, Yale and Mizzou students attack free speech and are non-religious kids really more charitable? Sound off with a text or voicemail of fewer than three minutes at (657) 464-7609. Show Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore Show Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/IDoubtItPodcast Jesse – http://www.twitter.com/dollemore Brittany – http://www.twitter.com/brittanyepage Patreon – http://www.patreon.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore The post I Doubt It #171 – “Veterans Day, Listener Voicemail, Dollemocracy feat. Ben Carson and Jeb Bush on Baby Hitler, Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina w/ Mouthy Supporters, War on Christma ...
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Buddhist teacher Stephen Batchelor explores scientific materialism and secular Buddhism. photo by: Stephen Lasky I remember the first time I tried meditation. The anxiety it stirred gave me a stomachache. When sitting meditation didn’t work I tried walking mediation as taught by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. That wasn’t much better — to confining, too restrictive, too many rules. […] The post This Atheist has revolutionized Buddhism. Does consciousness science agree with his beliefs? |293| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.
For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why can’t we predict the stock market? What would happen if you shrunk a human? Why should anyone listen to you? What’s the best way to deal with anxiety? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Why can’t we predict the stock market? Why We Can’t Predict Financial Markets What would happen if you shrunk a human? Could we hear the speaking voice of a six-inch-tall human? Why should anyone listen to you? The Liturgists Podcast Episode 10 - Christian Celebrity What’s the best way to deal with anxiety? Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress Ask Sc ...