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Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic, the Daily Sceptic podcast. Host Nick Dixon discusses the events of the past week with founder Toby Young and editor Will Jones, interviews special guests, and more. Don’t forget to subscribe. Produced by Jason Clift. Music by Tinderella (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCExEg2FxfkEgKO8qSWCxDXw/videos)
 
Modern economy from a skeptic's perspective. AskFaleskini helps you distinguish what is sustainable in our economy and what is not. Not everything that shines is gold and not all mud is dirty. Ask Faleskini provides no-nonsense advice from a man that had it all, lose it all, went bankrupt, and is now attempting to come back from zero with sustainable growth.
 
The Best Science (BS) Medicine Podcast is a weekly presentation where practitioners can get evidence-based drug therapy content that is practical, entertaining and promotes healthy scepticism. In essence, we are the Medication Mythbusters. We present information that is useful and relevant to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants and other health professionals, and that can easily be incorporated into day-to-day practice. The podcast is presented by Dr. James McCormack, Profe ...
 
David Edmonds (Uehiro Centre, Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (freelance philosopher/writer) interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. Two books based on the series have been published by Oxford University Press. We are currently self-funding - donations very welcome via our website http://www.philosophybites.com
 
A walkthrough of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation with pastor Justin Thomas. Grow in your understanding of the message of the Scriptures and your ability to read it for yourself. Whether you think of yourself as a student of the Bible, a Christian who just wants to know God better, or a sceptic who wants to explore Christianity, Verse/Verse was created with you in mind.
 
An irreverent podcast out every fortnight with writer and political commentator Ben Kelly and his long-suffering friend Mat Walker. Over a few drinks these fed up, nearly middle-aged dads discuss current affairs and social issues before veering off course and bollocking on about their jaded, pandemic tainted lives and unravelling minds. Previously known as The Sceptic Isle Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
Dr Craig Wright is a genius and the creator of Bitcoin…or he is a narcissistic cult leader and pathological liar. Crypto writer Mark Hunter and renowned Craig Wright sceptic Arthur van Pelt explore the incredible story of Dr Wright and his decade-long web of claims, denials, lies, coverups and lawsuits as he attempts to get himself anointed as Satoshi Nakamoto. For exclusive bonus content, including deep dives and interviews, head to www.drbitcoinpod.com.
 
We've got smoke! We've got jokes! We're gonna talk about ghosts! Join us every week as we toke & talk about the true and terrifying things in life. Will the weed make sceptic Jake paranoid enough to be scared by tales Haley is telling him? Or will this week's haunting history stand - and scream - on its own two legs? At the end of each episode, find out when we ask "Jake, are you scared?" Mini episodes jam-packed with true, short stories from listeners and creepy corners of the internet. Can ...
 
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Very Bad Wizards

Tamler Sommers & David Pizarro

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Very Bad Wizards is a podcast featuring a philosopher (Tamler Sommers) and a psychologist (David Pizarro), who share a love for ethics, pop culture, and cognitive science, and who have a marked inability to distinguish sacred from profane. Each podcast includes discussions of moral philosophy, recent work on moral psychology and neuroscience, and the overlap between the two.
 
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Kelsey De Almeida

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A show discussing all the interesting and slightly weird things people believe in! From religion and vegan diets to asking the big questions, like, can we really contact the dead? In each episode I'll be chatting to an expert or a funny guest discussing a belief thats close to their heart. If you want to know if Psychics are fake and hear me have a live reading or learn if sleep is really that important, this is the Podcast for you! You can also support the podcast here! : https://www.patreo ...
 
They're weird and sometimes frightening. They've been spotted in our forests, our oceans and even in our cities. Are they in your neighbourhood? Rarely seen or photographed, some dispute that they even exist at all... They're Megan and Paddy, and they want to talk to you about Cryptids.
 
A podcast about the Real Normal. What it was. What it should be. Why we should get there...and how! We cover all the stories in the news and UK politics over the last week with an amused eye. Expect laughter, analysis, listener rants and awful DIY songs!Email us: therealnormalpodcast@gmail.comFollow us: https://www.instagram.com/therealnormalpodcast/
 
A film discussion podcast with trivia, quizzes and chat about your favourite actors and actresses. Our toy bingo machine chooses the person, we discuss their filmography and try to convince film-sceptic Sophie to watch one of their best movies, to be reviewed the following episode. Join us - Tony, Jordan, Jon and Sophie for a chinwag about cinema.
 
The Brain Exchange is an Australian made podcast starring the multi-talented and adored Ben and Michael. The podcast focusses on a broad range of topics under the general heading of "Scepticism, Nerd Culture and Humour". We discuss atheism/scepticism-related content, generally rip into religion, pseudoscience and other such nonsense. As self proclaimed nerds, internet and geek culture are also regular topics of discussion. However, most importantly, we never journey far from a few laughs and ...
 
Gay? Lesbian? Skeptical? Check out "Reality Check!" "Reality Check" is a radio show hosted by Tony Pitman and broadcast on JOY 94.9 FM in Melbourne, Australia. Each episode, "Reality Check" brings you a round-up of LGBT world news and a movie review, plus a heavy dose of critical thinking and skeptical analysis of pseudoscience and the paranormal. Psychics, ghosts, UFOs, astrology, diets, alternative medicines and much more all come under the critical eye.
 
Your listen-along Steely Dan podventure. Join Oli (Dan fan) and Andrew (Dan sceptic), as they take the scenic route through the entire Steely Dan discography. Each week, our hosts take a forensic look at a Steely Dan song. Join them on a nine-series trek from 'Do It Again' on 1972's Can't Buy a Thrill, to 'Everything Must Go' on the 2003 album of the same name. Will they uncover hidden truths? Will they nail The Vibe? Will Andrew ever admit he actually quite likes Steely Dan? Turn on, tune i ...
 
We all want to be happier but how do we achieve it? And do we even recognise what makes us happy? With an overwhelming rise in mental health issues ‘Happiness, A Sceptics Guide’ seeks to address a vital issue: understanding and improving your wellbeing. Join your hosts, serial self-help-abuser and professional sceptic Paul Flower and psychologist and author Dr Gary Wood on an epic quest, to navigate the vagaries of the world of wellness, in pursuit of happiness and how to hold on to it. In f ...
 
We are in the midst of a digital revolution, where the line between our physical world and cyberspace is blurring. Tech Tonic is the show that investigates the promises and perils of this new technological age. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
The FT’s money-making expert Claer Barrett responds to real-life money questions from a range of millennial guests gearing up to battle the cost of living crisis. Every episode is packed with nuggets, tips and takeaways shared by top FT writers and financial experts. There are no short cuts to wealth, but Money Clinic promises to tell you things you didn’t know about your finances and investing in ways that anyone can understand. Want to talk to Claer on the show? Email money@ft.com or drop ...
 
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A three-day general strike is taking place in Iran this week. It's a show of defiance, as the anti-regime protest movement approaches its three-month mark with no sign of abating. On Monday, the strike was observed in dozens of Iranian cities, from the capital Tehran to Isfahan, Tabriz and the Kurdish regions. Facing its greatest existential challe…
 
Nick and Toby discuss whether (Kan)Ye West is mentally imploding, destroying the system or creating performance art. They also debate whether Ye praising Hitler is better or worse than Diane Abbott praising Chairman Mao… They talk about the limits of free speech, whether Dinosaurs are real and Twitter colluding with the Democrats to stifle the Hunt…
 
This podcast is on ‘ The Removal of Sceptical Doubt for a Buddha Dhamma Practitioner’. One of the first steps on the Buddha Dhamma Path for the practitioner is to access correct confidence, called saddha in the Pali language. This article outlines why saddha is so important to real improvement and the disadvantages of it’s opposite which is doubt. …
 
(Intro & piano music) Σκέπτομαι (skeptome) in Ancient Greek and Σκέφτομαι (skeftome) in modern, means ' I think' . The noun is Σκέψη (skepsi). In Ancient Greece, being a Σκεπτικιστής (skeptikistis) meant you belonged to a philosophical group that doubted human knowledge can be obtained. Starting from Pyrros, to Descartes's attempt to contradict it,…
 
Population growth is slowing, but is that evidence of a long campaign to depopulate the earth? Or is it just the continued development of poorer countries? Nic gets tangled up with some creationists which leads to a discussion on purity tests and more examples of Elliotts’ Laws. And who is giving scepticism a bad name? Photo by Tom Radetzki on Unsp…
 
Welcome to a Cosmos Insights podcast, where we talk to scientists in Australia about the impact of their work. In November 1987, 35 years ago, 266 scientists met at Monash University at what was the first meeting to consider the national scientific response to the greenhouse gas problem. At the time many were working on ridding the atmosphere of ch…
 
David and Tamler gild and stain David Hume’s essay “The Sceptic” with their sentiments. If nothing is inherently valuable or despicable, desirable or hateful, then what do philosophers have to offer when it comes to happiness? If reason is powerless, does it all come down to our emotions and “humours”? Or does the study of philosophy and liberal ar…
 
After years in front of the camera, she's now crafted a teen romance with a difference. Director Charlotte Le Bon’s haunting "Falcon Lake" conjures up the intensity of first love. She joins us in the studio to talk about building a complex female protagonist, about how visual arts feed into her filmmaking and touches on playing trailblazing artist …
 
A three-day general strike is taking place in Iran this week. It's a show of defiance, as the anti-regime protest movement approaches its three-month mark with no sign of abating. On Monday, the strike was observed in dozens of Iranian cities, from the capital Tehran to Isfahan, Tabriz and the Kurdish regions. Facing its greatest existential challe…
 
Wildlife trafficking is the third most profitable illegal activity in the world, after arms trafficking and drug trafficking. In Brazil, where traffickers can earn nearly $2 billion a year, some 80 percent of trafficked animals are birds – often endangered species. Many are intended for local collectors and breeders. With the help of environmental …
 
As Donald Trump eyes a return to the White House, a jury has found the Trump Organization guilty of 17 counts of tax fraud. The company paid less in tax by compensating executives with "off the books" perks such as luxury apartments. In addition to a fine, the Trump Organization will find it harder to get access to financing. Also, we take a look a…
 
It was a historic match at the Education City Stadium as Morocco beat Spain on penalties. The Atlas Lions reach their first ever World Cup quarter-finals. Our sports editor Simon Harding was at the game, and even though it finished 0-0 in regulation time, it was one of the most enthralling results of this tournament.…
 
A distraction campaign is underway on Twitter. If users type location tags of major Chinese cities such as Beijing, their Twitter feed will be flooded with provocative "dating spam", in a bid to distract them from images of the protests against Covid restrictions. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.…
 
Kenya's former president Uhuru Kenyatta says progress has been made after peace talks between the DR Congo and armed rebel groups. The talks, hosted by Nairobi, have just wrapped up. Also, Chanel holds a fashion show in Dakar, its first ever catwalk in sub-Saharan Africa. We meet some of Senegal's up-and-coming design talent. And in a sporting firs…
 
Indonesia's parliament has approved legislation that will outlaw sex outside marriage. Critics are already calling this a huge setback to rights. It was endorsed by all nine political parties in a sweeping overhaul of the country's criminal code. Rights groups are protesting against the amendments, denouncing them as a crackdown on civil liberties …
 
We often think of metaphors as poetic flourishes, a nice way to punctuate your ideas and make them more relatable. But what if metaphors aren’t simply tools of language but part of thought itself? David and Tamler “dive into” George Lakoff’s theory of metaphors and “explore” the implications of his view that metaphors shape and constrain the ways w…
 
The brain-computer interface company Neuralink, owned by Elon Musk, is under investigation by the US Department of Agriculture for its treatment of animals, Reuters has revealed. FRANCE 24's tech editor Peter O'Brien tells us more about the allegations.By FRANCE 24 English
 
Welcome to a Cosmos Insights podcast, where we talk to scientists in Australia about the impact of their work. With brownish feathers, distinctive fine white streaks, and a long cocked tail, the western grasswren (Amytornis textilis) is a charming but elusive native Australian songbird. If you are lucky enough to spot one, you might find it darting…
 
Climate change is having an immense impact on African countries and people need more information and awareness. That's the view of a leading climate activist from Kenya, who has her own climate podcast and spoke recently at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt. Abigael Kima has seen the effects of climate change on her home community in the west of Ke…
 
Matt Braunger came to talk with me while I was in LA and he told me all about his new special Doug and what it was like growing up in Oregon. Lot's of interesting Oregon facts and a story about us in a strip club in Oregon back in the day. For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://w…
 
We explore the life and artwork of French artist Rosa Bonheur, who was a pioneer – both as a painter and as a woman – in 19th century society. Two centuries years after her birth, major exhibitions are being held in France to celebrate her extraordinary legacy. In Paris, the Musée d'Orsay is hosting a special exhibition for this anniversary. Co-cur…
 
IN THE PRESS – Tuesday, 06.12.2022: The British papers are discussing the upcoming documentary by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. We also find out what the French papers think of this Tuesday's debate at the National Assembly on immigration. The US papers are diving into the racist origins of Georgia's Senate run-off election. Finally, we find out …
 
With more than 10mn people in the UK set to file their tax returns by January 31, are you dreading the annual nightmare - or have you already got it licked? This week presenter Claer Barrett revisits Money Clinic’s tax return guide from last year, with guests Jacquetta Brown, tax specialist at HMRC, and chartered accountant Deborah Edwards, who run…
 
In this podcast, we will cover a Dharma Teaching titled “The Expedient Study of Ch’an” by the Venerable Pai Sen. This teaching explains the practice of seated meditation, its importance particularly in relation to the needs of the beginner when applying themselves to the study of Chan, and the view of Chan School. (Length 25:11) (Level: Beginner) .…
 
It's a school like no other. Since 1822, the Centre of Naval Instruction, in the French port city of Brest, has trained the cadets of the French Navy. Every year, 240 youngsters aged between 16 and 18 join the famous "Mousses School". They board for 10 months, taking theoretical classes and learning about military life: teamwork, discipline and the…
 
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