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Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry's flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time sound off on all the things you're not supposed to talk about at the dinner table: science, religion, and politics. Guests have included Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, and Francis Collins. Point of Inquiry is produced at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.
 
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.
 
Playing with Ideas and Considering All Points of View. The project of Modes of Inquiry is to present and explore different types of methodologies used to understand various topics, events, and current affairs. How do they function? What works best? What are interdisciplinary perspectives? And how help in our understanding of a single topic? We aim to answer these questions and more for you.Featuring bi-weekly guests from diverse fields and backgrounds for discussions and interviews.
 
The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics. In Politics Weekly Extra on Fridays, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland invites guests to help analyse the latest in US politics
 
This podcast explores how to heal stress & trauma holistically. I am your host, Luis Mojica. My work, Holistic Life Navigation, was modeled after my own journey in healing myself of chronic illness & PTSD. I share this podcast with many other brilliant minds who, like me, healed themselves through unique, unusual, and unorthodox ways. For more information on me & my work, please visit: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com. (Written, produced & recorded by Luis Mojica. Additional production ...
 
"Just love yourself!" The world around us expects that we know HOW TO be self loving. But, that's coming from a world that has never taught, nor does it support a practice of inner love, let alone inner kindness. Self Kindness is seen by many of us as "gross, navel gazing, self absorbed." This podcast is here to teach you that inner kindness, Self Kindness, is anything BUT self indulgent. That in fact it's the secret to creating a new community of acceptance, service and compassion by beginn ...
 
Join George Gantz on this spiral journey as we inquire into topics at the intersection of scientific knowledge, human experience, and spiritual insight, in the effort to understand, to grow, to change, and to make the future a better place. Explore a diverse collection of essays, podcasts, and videos. Please add your voice to this learning community.
 
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This week we heard closing statements for two modules of the inquiry on firefighting. Lawyers for the London Fire Brigade (LFB) and those representing the Bereaved, Survivors, and Residents (BSRs) strongly disagreed over the responsibility of the LFB for the failure to arrange an early evacuation of Grenfell Tower. The lawyer representing one of th…
 
Turkey is suffering from an economic crisis with rampant inflation and a weakening lira. At the same time, there is a refusal by the central bank to raise interest rates. With elections due to be held next year, will the government change course? With Tanya Beckett. Producer Bob Howard.(shopping for fruit and vegetables at a street market in Instan…
 
As we wait patiently for Sue Gray to wrap up her inquiry into various alleged lockdown parties at Downing Street, the Met police have launched their own investigation. Heather Stewart and Jonathan Freedland discuss the potential fallout from it all. Plus, Aamna Mohdin looks into alleged Islamophobia in the Conservative party. Help support our indep…
 
Indigenous scholar Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson (@LloydHawkeye7) and host Leslie Rosenblood discuss the importance of enlightenment values and defending them from attack. Lloyd is the President of the New Enlightenment Project, a Canadian humanist initiative, dedicated to free speech and civilized debate. Leslie and Lloyd discuss: The moral obligation t…
 
S2E3: I speak with Andy Sellwood, moderator for the Heterodox Academy group hxa Canada about the differences and similarities of the challenges faced in academia and society in Canada in comparison to the USA, what is the mission of HXA Canada? What does it mean to be heterodox in thinking and teaching? What legal action and legal rights do teacher…
 
A midwife from a maternity unit tells us why she and over thirty of her colleagues are refusing to have the Covid jab. They will all lose their jobs when the Government’s vaccine mandate for NHS staff comes into force on April 1st, putting the unit at risk, and leaving pregnant women wondering what it means for them and their babies. We also hear f…
 
Drew Perkins talks with Mónica Guzmán about her new book, I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times, and her work with Braver Angels and the applications to great teaching and learning. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Order I Never Thought of It That Way moniguzman.com Món…
 
Carola Fuertes is a Spiritual/Intuitive Life Coach for professional women who want to move their lives from exhausted to Vibrant! In this episode we talk about living a life that naturally energizes you instead of draining you. Having walked herself through reclaiming the relationship with her own physical body, raising her own energetic vibration …
 
Tareena Shakil is the first British woman to be found guilty of joining so-called Islamic State. She was jailed for travelling to Syria with her baby son to join ISIS. That was in 2014 when she was 24. She didn't last long in Syria and fled. A trial in the UK followed and it came to light that she lied to police when they questioned her and some of…
 
Jonathan Freedland and Julian Borger discuss Joe Biden’s strategy when it comes to potential war with Russia over Ukraine, as well as some potentially good news at home for the president as he gets the chance to nominate a liberal pick to the supreme court. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
We’re all too familiar with operatic heroines, dying tragically on stage. The arias they sing are often completely beautiful, the skill of the composers not in doubt, but the stereotyping does modern women no service. It’s a dilemma that award winning, all women string quartet Zaïde address in a new project entitled No(s) Dames. They have teamed up…
 
Being hard on yourself? This episode is a quick journey to understand why we do this to ourselves and how to begin to create a new way of talking to and supporting ourselves! What is in this episode: Trusting your opinion Normalizing being gentle and supportive of You Stop making who you are into a problem to fix To teach this non-negotiable skill …
 
Sexual trauma is not dependent on abuse. It simply means that an event was either threatening, or overwhelming, and it involved your sexual organs, sexuality, or your body/mind in a sexual context. In this episode I discuss how experiences like medical trauma & sexual fawning can create sexual trauma - even when sexual assault and abuse are not pre…
 
Chloe Slevin, a 3rd year nursing student at University College Dublin has been painting well-known masterpieces - with a Covid-19 twist. First came 'The Girl with the Surgical Mask' after the famous 'Girl with the Pearl Earring' then she did a version of one of Michaelangelo's famous works. But her most recent painting is that of the 'Corona Lisa' …
 
Six the Musical is currently on stage at the Vaudeville Theatre in London. The show follows Henry VIII’s six wives, as they take the microphone for the first time in a ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ style sing-off. Originally written by two Cambridge University students and showcased at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017, it has since taken London’s Wes…
 
Did your school board switch to Microsoft products or restrict your access to Google resources when working with students? In this episode, I’m walking you through how to use Microsoft products with some free online tools to help you create digital resources for your online or in-person classroom. These days, a lot of us are being asked to create r…
 
Silicon Valley icon Marc Andreessen explores investing, decision making, and the art of solving unsolvable problems. In this discussion, Andreessen reveals why the Internet has become the conduit for some people to disrupt traditional power structures and for others to enforce them, optimistic and pessimistic scenarios for the future of the Interne…
 
Concerns that the criminal justice system is not responsive enough to the specific needs of women are longstanding. In June 2018 the government published its Female Offender Strategy. It sought to reduce crime, pressure on services and the cost of dealing with women in the CJS, and to improve outcomes for women at all points in the system. The Nati…
 
Your Hosts: Howard Tayler, Kaela Rivera, Sandra Tayler, and Megan LloydIn the previous episode we discussed how to ensure that your surprise feels inevitable. In this episode we're covering how to make inevitability feel surprising. The title is a nod to the concept of the "red herring," which is arguably the most useful tool for setting up a good …
 
Today I'm joined by an incredible woman named Robin Landsong. Her story is one of literal hell and miraculous survival. By age 8 she had already experienced such tremendous abuse and trauma. She found herself being the victim of an abduction and survived several near death experiences in Africa. She was hiding in a tree, after escaping a harrowing …
 
Artist Tracey Emin shares why she wants an artwork she donated to the government’s art collection to be removed from display in Number 10 Downing Street. Last Wednesday afternoon, 23-year-old school teacher Ashling Murphy was killed while jogging along the banks of the Grand Canal in Tullamore, Ireland. The case has shocked the nation and revived c…
 
We discuss the life of Mary Ward the 17th century Catholic nun who actively championed education for girls - and even spent time in prison for her cause. Now, almost four hundred years after her death, Mary Ward's legacy lives on via a network of almost 200 Mary Ward schools worldwide – including St Mary's School in Cambridge. She is considered the…
 
As Joe Biden marks his first year in the White House, Democrats will be reeling from their loss to Republicans in the Senate, after Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema chose to let an important voting rights bill fail over a technicality. The Freedom to Vote: John R Lewis Act would have helped bolster voting rights for many minorities who have felt dise…
 
It's time to give another viral thingy the Dr. Lindsey Osterman treatment! A viral tweet summarizing the findings of a political science study alleges that the people have "near-zero" impact on public policy. What is this study, what did it find, and was it good science? Find out! Links: Gilens & Page (2014) - Testing Theories of American Politics:…
 
Drew Perkins talks with Andrew Campanella, President of School Choice Week, about the complexities of school choice challenges and opportunities. School Choice Week 2022 is January 23-29. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: schoolchoiceweek.com School Choice Week Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest @andrewrcamp B…
 
Scientists from the University of Edinburgh are preparing to begin testing a new IVF treatment which could allow women to freeze their eggs at a much younger age and increase the likelihood of successful pregnancies in older women. Professor Evelyn Telfer, chair of reproductive biology at the University discusses how this research could change fert…
 
What has caused the worst unrest and political infighting in Kazakhstan’s recent history? Scores of deaths and thousands of arrests prompted the summoning of foreign troops. An elderly political leadership faces difficult choices in re-asserting its authority. With Charmaine Cozier.(The damage aftermath of the protests in Almaty, Kazakhstan 11 Jan …
 
After a chaotic prime minister’s questions on Wednesday, rumours circulated about which Tories were sending in letters of no confidence about Boris Johnson, and which were taking them back. Jessica Elgot and Polly Toynbee look at what lies ahead for the PM. Plus, Stewart Wood and Sonia Khan on the working culture in No 10 Downing Street. Help suppo…
 
The Raise the Roof project in Perth in Scotland, is gathering the lesser-known histories of a number of influential and fearless women to feature in the new Perth City Hall Museum when it opens in early 2024. A list of over 50 women who have lived in Perth over the centuries – from a witch to a pioneering photographer and the first female MP has be…
 
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