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The Michael Shermer Show is a series of long-form conversations between Dr. Michael Shermer and leading scientists, philosophers, historians, scholars, writers and thinkers about the most important issues of our time.
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Award-winning journalist Trish Wood digs deep with guests and thinks critically about the world, COVID-19 policy, true crime, wrongful convictions, epic media fails, addiction, the gender wars and sometimes basketball. Trish’s acclaimed interview style, empathetic but tough and agenda-free, explodes convention and exposes raw truth. Trish Wood's guests include: Matt Taibbi, Scott Atlas, Naomi Wolf, Abigail Shrier, Michael Shermer, Meghan Daum and Nancy Rommelmann. Listeners of this show also ...
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Philosophy for our Times is a free philosophy podcast bringing you the latest talks and debates from the world’s leading thinkers. We host weekly episodes on today’s biggest ideas in news, society, culture, politics, science and arts. Subscribe today to never miss an episode.
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Listen to programs, interviews, and conversations with Peter Boghossian. This show started as "All Things Re-Considered," which took a closer look at the ideological capture of NPR. That program is complete, but the podcast is carrying on with interviews, conversations, and new projects from Peter and his team at National Progress Alliance. Visit to learn more--and consider making a donation to support this work: https://www.nationalprogressalliance.org/donate/ Thank you for listening. Commu ...
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Dr. Debra Soh (bestselling author of "The End of Gender," sex neuroscientist, Oxford Union speaker) has brutally honest conversations with prominent intellectuals about the cultural and political issues affecting us today. Guests include Steven Pinker, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Michael Shermer, Bret Weinstein, Heather Heying, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, James Lindsay, Chris Rufo, Duncan Sheik, David Frum, and more. All episodes are science-based and family-friendly. To learn more, visit DrDebraSoh.com
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World's Greatest Con

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Brian Brushwood (Scam School, Modern Rogue, Scam Nation) brings you the hidden stories behind the most audacious con jobs, swindles and heists in history. Email the show at Worlds Greatest Con at Gmail dot comSupport us directly at Patreon dot com slash Greatest Con Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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The Bart Ehrman Blog Podcast

John Mueller, Bart Ehrman Early Christianity Historical Jesus

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Each week on the Bart Ehrman Blog Podcast, John Mueller will read two posts from the Bart Ehrman Blog – the first will be a post from the not too distant past, and the second will be from the blog archives (one published roughly the same calendar week but from years 2012 to 2016). The Bart Ehrman Blog was created in 2012 to raise money for charities devoted to fighting poverty, hunger, and homelessness. Each week, Dr. Ehrman publishes 5 or 6 posts (approximately 1000 words each post) providi ...
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“Conversations for Open Minds” is presented by the St Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community, a space for free inquiry and meaningful debate of important political and social issues. Hosted by Edmund Santurri, Morrison Family Director and Professor of Religion and Philosophy at St. Olaf College.
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The Forward

Lance Armstrong

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The Forward Podcast with Lance Armstrong gives the audience a rare and revealing listen into Armstrong's conversations with an eclectic range of personalities—some well-known, others simply with intriguing stories to tell. Guests, which hail from the worlds of politics, entertainment, art, business, sport and beyond, have included Malcolm Gladwell, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chris Evert and the Avett Brothers. The Forward often touches on the theme, or concept, from which the podcast’s name is dra ...
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https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss439_Neil_Van_Leeuwen_2024_06_11.mp3 Download MP3 We often assume that religious beliefs are no different in kind from ordinary factual beliefs―that believing in the existence of God or of supernatural entities that hear our prayers is akin to believing that May comes before June. Neuroscientist and …
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We often assume that religious beliefs are no different in kind from ordinary factual beliefs—that believing in the existence of God or of supernatural entities that hear our prayers is akin to believing that May comes before June. Neuroscientist and philosopher Neil Van Leeuwen shows that, in fact, these two forms of belief are strikingly differen…
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Longtime friends Peter Boghossian and Michael Shermer sit down to talk about ideological capture in American institutions, skepticism, the Grievance Studies Affair, the Fermi Paradox, and more! Dr. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, the host of The Michael Shermer Show, and a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University whe…
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Why do people believe in conspiracy theories? Looking for a link we mentioned? Find it here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimes In this intimate interview, Michael Shermer explores how conspiracy theories undermine objective truth or the generally accepted scientific, materialist paradigm. He covers everything from his most recent work to why …
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Departing from the channel's usual content, Zuby and Peter discuss Zuby's career, his life in Dubai, and his advice on health, fitness, diet, and everything in between. Zuby is a musician, author, podcaster, public speaker, fitness expert, and life coach. He is a public figure and influential voice, whose unique perspective, authenticity, and posit…
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Why has the concept of consciousness stumped scientists forever? Is there a way of overcoming this impasse? Looking for a link we mentioned? It's here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimes Join physicist and philosopher Avshalom Elitzur as he fearlessly accompanies physics to its logical limitations - the understanding of our lived experiences a…
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https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss438_Marc_Hauser_2024_06_08.mp3 Download MP3 Each year at least a billion children around the world are victims of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) that range from physical abuse and racial discrimination to neglect and food deprivation. The brain plasticity of our most vulnerable makes the adver…
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Each year at least a billion children around the world are victims of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) that range from physical abuse and racial discrimination to neglect and food deprivation. The brain plasticity of our most vulnerable makes the adverse effects of trauma only that much more damaging to mental and physical development. Those de…
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Tony Fauci’s strange performance before congress this week exposes the lack of credible data underpinning the official response to C-19, but what explains how all that bad “science” happened? Regina Watteel, is a statistician and author of Fisman’s Fraud. She examines one controversial study that protected the mandates, but that she believes should…
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Peter Boghossian and Jonathan Shedler discuss various aspects of psychotherapy and societal dynamics. Jonathan highlights the importance of traditional therapy in fostering self-awareness and freedom and the necessity for therapists to understand psychological principles deeply. He also touches upon societal issues like rising healthcare costs and …
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Peter Boghossian and Educator Warren Smith discuss teaching methods, belief systems, and truth. Peter and Warren are later joined by some guy named John (Doug Pinecreek), who shares their approach to teaching life skills. They question John about his refusal to pay for his son’s college tuition. Watch this episode on YouTube.…
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What does it mean to perceive, and can we ever truly know the world around us? Looking for a link we mentioned? It's here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimes Join the diverse trio of cognitive scientist Daniel Kahneman, psychologist Ellen Langer, and philosopher Hilary Lawson as they knock heads on what it means to ever know the world, if we c…
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https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss437_Einat_Wilf_2024_06_04.mp3 Download MP3 Dr. Einat Wilf is a leading intellectual and original thinker on matters of foreign policy, economics, education, Israel, and the Jewish people. She was a member of the Israeli Parliament from 2010-2013 on behalf of the Labor and Independence parties. Dr. W…
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Dr. Einat Wilf is a leading intellectual and original thinker on matters of foreign policy, economics, education, Israel, and the Jewish people. She was a member of the Israeli Parliament from 2010-2013 on behalf of the Labor and Independence parties. Dr. Wilf has a BA in Government and Fine Arts from Harvard University, an MBA from INSEAD in Franc…
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So much of what we hear about China and Russia today likens the relationship between these two autocracies and the West to a “rivalry” or a “great-power competition.” Some might consider it alarmist to say we are in the midst of a second Cold War, but that may be the only responsible way to describe today’s state of affairs. What’s more, we have co…
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https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss436_George_Takach_2024_06_01.mp3 Download MP3 So much of what we hear about China and Russia today likens the relationship between these two autocracies and the West to a “rivalry” or a “great-power competition.” Some might consider it alarmist to say we are in the midst of a second Cold War, but th…
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Economist Bryan Caplan joins Peter Boghossian to discuss Caplan's latest book "Open Borders”. They delve into the complexities of immigration's impact on origin and destination countries, addressing environmental concerns, fiscal contributions, and the scalability of immigration policies. Watch this episode on YouTube.…
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Free speech champion Jenin Younes and her Palestinian father have drawn closer over the violence in Gaza and she is now speaking out! Trish learns how hard it is for them to watch the carnage while hoping for peace. And Chris Bray is back to unpack the meaning of the Trump conviction. Follow Trish on X @woodreporting Website: www.trishwoodpodcast.c…
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LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE HERE! PREMIUM — A damning and frustrating report shows that 87 percent of federal records on the Freedom Convoy might never be seen by Canadians, at least not for decades. Tom Korski from the Blacklock’s Reporter explains how this is a clear example of how much is being kept from citizens in the wake of a botched convoy r…
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A new understanding of memory is emerging from the latest scientific research. In Why We Remember, pioneering neuroscientist and psychologist Charan Ranganath radically reframes the way we think about the everyday act of remembering. Combining accessible language with cutting-edge research, he reveals the surprising ways our brains record the past …
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https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss435_Charan_Ranganath_2024_05_28.mp3 Download MP3 A new understanding of memory is emerging from the latest scientific research. In Why We Remember, pioneering neuroscientist and psychologist Charan Ranganath radically reframes the way we think about the everyday act of remembering. Combining accessi…
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In recent years, condemnations of racism in America have echoed from the streets to corporate boardrooms. At the same time, politicians and commentators fiercely debate racism’s very existence. And so, our conversations about racial inequalities remain muddled. In Metaracism, Brown University Professor of Africana Studies Tricia Rose cuts through t…
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https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss434_Tricia_Rose_2024_05_25.mp3 Download MP3 In recent years, condemnations of racism in America have echoed from the streets to corporate boardrooms. At the same time, politicians and commentators fiercely debate racism’s very existence. And so, our conversations about racial inequalities remain mud…
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Trish interviews a Boeing whistleblower who won’t step foot on the 737 Max, and believes the fleet should be grounded. Together they deep dive into the fall of one of America’s great corporations, its careless approach to safety, and what it all exposes about corporate America’s dangerous obsession with raising share value at any cost. Ed Pierson a…
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University of Toronto Professor Leigh Revers and Peter Boghossian discuss challenges in STEM education, including the integration of indigenous science and the use of diversity criteria in academic evaluations. Leigh highlights the need for academic rigor and criticizes oversimplified teaching methods, emphasizing the importance of maintaining inte…
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Those who are pursuing social justice too often fail to incorporate the insights of sociology, and when they do make use of sociology, they often draw heavily from claims that are highly contested, unsupported by the evidence, or outright false. This book shows why learning to think sociologically can help us to think better about social justice, p…
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https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss433_Bradley_Campbell_2024_05_21.mp3 Download MP3 Those who are pursuing social justice too often fail to incorporate the insights of sociology, and when they do make use of sociology, they often draw heavily from claims that are highly contested, unsupported by the evidence, or outright false. This …
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https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss432_Sean_Carroll_2024_05_18.mp3 Download MP3 Sean Carroll is creating a profoundly new approach to sharing physics with a broad audience, one that goes beyond analogies to show how physicists really think. He cuts to the bare mathematical essence of our most profound theories, explaining every step …
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Sean Carroll is creating a profoundly new approach to sharing physics with a broad audience, one that goes beyond analogies to show how physicists really think. He cuts to the bare mathematical essence of our most profound theories, explaining every step in a uniquely accessible way. Quantum field theory is how modern physics describes nature at it…
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With the world’s eyes still focused on the carnage in Gaza and bans on criticism of Israel growing, Trish interviews a highly regarded Rabbi who believes Zionism itself is a serious threat to Jewish people. Rabbi Yaacov Shapiro is a revered anti-Zionist scholar, and he goes deeply into explaining why Zionist ideology is dangerous. Also, more lab le…
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Island dweller Helen Pluckrose and continent inhabiter Peter Boghossian sit down to discuss the downfall of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Helen explains DEI's underpinnings, specifically postmodern thought and critical theory, and the blind pursuit of "equity" that drives this ideology. The two also address the need for institutions to transpar…
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Driven by technology's inability to address societal issues rooted in biases, Gurwinder "G" Bhogal shifted his career from technology to debugging the human mind. He discusses biases in large language models (LLMs), their manipulation by left-leaning initiatives, and the challenge to test and correct AI biases. G, Christina Buttons, and Peter Bogho…
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Matt Bilinsky and Peter Boghossian cover various topical stories such as plagiarism and academic corruption, the downfall of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, self-defense, and more. Matt Bilinsky is a Los Angeles-based media and technology attorney, as well as the host of The Prevailing Narrative podcast where he discusses the political, cultural, a…
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Is complexity a cop-out? Looking for a link we mentioned? Find it here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimes From consciousness to free will, and even life itself, it has become commonplace for philosophers and neuroscientists to explain some of the most puzzling phenomena in the universe as 'emergent'. Some even make the claim that nothing in s…
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