Best Skepticism podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.
 
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 ...
 
The Mystic-Skeptic Radio Show/Podcast asks the tough questions and explores different alternatives to today’s pressing issues, theories or enigmas. The podcast is devoted to the exploration of all things mystical, philosophical, scientific, political conspiratorial, and cosmic. Join us in an exploration of the mystic-skeptic mind-space You can visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mystic-and-the-Skeptic/1509946599296195?ref=hl or watch our youtube channel: https://www.y ...
 
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Inquiring Minds
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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 ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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Freethought Radio
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A weekly show by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Slightly irreverent views, news, music and interviews.
 
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
 
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Point of Inquiry
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Launched in 2005, Point of Inquiry is the premier podcast of the Center for Inquiry. Point of Inquiry critically examines topics in science, religion, philosophy, and politics. Each episode takes on a specific issue and features in-depth discussions with leading scientists, researchers, and writers.
 
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Occult Knowledge
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The name says it all. We explore information that is hidden from the general public view but without deviating from critical scientific skepticism.
 
This Podcast features the real paranormal experiences from people like yourself! RPA provides engaging interviews with mediums, psychics, authors, investigators and so much more! We explore into the realm of Demonic Activity, Shadow People, Possession, Cursed Objects, Haunted Houses and more! Packed with content and with very little "filler". Aaron Hunter hosts the show and was a complete skeptic until he experienced his own paranormal event in 2010. Now he brings people's own experiences fr ...
 
Technology news and analysis for IT professionals delivered with a healthy dose of skepticism. Grab some coffee and a virtual donut, and keep up with everything that's happening in IT.
 
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Data Skeptic
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Data Skeptic is a data science podcast exploring machine learning, statistics, artificial intelligence, and other data topics through short tutorials and interviews with domain experts.
 
Strange Frequencies Radio Archive
 
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Serious Skeptic
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A frank discussion of what it means to live as a skeptic in the closest thing to a theocracy in modern America.
 
This is an alternate universe story, where Petunia married a scientist. Harry enters the wizarding world armed with Enlightenment ideals and the experimental spirit.
 
Classic sermons by Tim Keller, Pastor Emeritus of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and NY Times best-selling author of "The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism." For the latest sermons and additional resources, please visit www.GospelinLife.com
 
Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, which led him to something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He wrote the bestselling book, "10% Happier," started an app -- "10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" -- and now, in this podcast, Dan talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10%. Basically, here's what this podcast is obsessed with: Can you be an ambitious person and still strive for enligh ...
 
Coming at you from the Fraser Valley in beautiful BC, focuses on secular humanism, skeptical thinking, positive atheism and all that good stuff.
 
A whaling ship stops at a remote Polynesian island. The crew aboard is exhausted after a grueling six-month voyage in which they suffered ill-treatment and drudgery. Two men decide to abandon ship and hide on the island, living off the fruit of the land, until they can get on board a more conducive ship. However, to their consternation they discover that part of the island paradise is peopled by a savage and cannibalistic tribe called the Typees. As destiny would have it, they fall into the ...
 
In Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, philosopher David Hume examines whether belief in God can be rational. The work takes the form of a debate between three characters: Cleanthes, who argues that the existence and nature of God can be empirically verified; Demea, who argues that God is completely beyond human knowledge; and Philo, a philosophical skeptic widely thought to represent Hume’s own beliefs. Much of the debate centers around Cleanthes’ presentation of the analogical argument ...
 
Life, the Universe, & Everything Else is a monthly show that delves into issues of science, critical thinking, and secular humanism. We try not to take ourselves too seriously.
 
What if the government actually did cover something up in Roswell? What if yetis exist and are just really shy? What if super-intelligent lizards are wearing human skin suits, influencing international affairs and recording podcasts? Conspiracy theories are cool because they appeal to our evolved logical human brains and our stupid mammal idiot brains. So join comedian and skeptic Katelyn Hempstead as her brilliant friends try to convince her of these and many other conspiracy theories.
 
The Secular Buddhist is the official podcast of the Secular Buddhist Association, focusing on early Buddhist teaching and practice from a secular point of view. http://secularbuddhism.org
 
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Macabre Grimoire
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Macabre Grimoire is a podcast of paranormal and mystery exploration. Psychic/medium Ari Show, magician Travis Nye, and historian Robert Mehling delve into the dark places where mysteries go unsolved, events go unexplained, and the line between legend and fact becomes obscured. Whether you’re a skeptic, believer or something in between, the Macabre Grimoire will change the way you see the world.
 
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On the Media
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The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield examine threats to free speech and government transparency, cast a skeptical eye on media coverage of the week’s big stories and unravel hidden political narratives in everything we read, watch and hear. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the ...
 
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GP Sceptics
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Two Australian GPs take an irreverent look at medical research. For sceptical clinicians and their patients.
 
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Spooky.
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Join comedian/filmmaker Chris L. Dillon and actor/comedian Shane K. Witte as they tackle the stories of fear and horror throughout the world with a skeptic perspective.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Discover the history of how we got here - from the big bang to last week's science breakthroughs. Curiosity fuels creativity. Join us each week as we dive deep into mind-blowing big ideas, and help us make a freaking awesome tomorrow! Discover the Past. Create the Future. Hosted by three science-loving skeptics: Stephen Woodford (Rationality Rules), Rachel Oates, and Thomas Westbrook (Holy Koolaid). Website: http://thehereandhow.com
 
The Discourse on Method is best known as the source of the famous quotation “cogito ergo sum”, “I think, therefore I am.” …. It is a method which gives a solid platform from which all modern natural sciences could evolve. With this work, the idea of skepticism was revived from the ancients such as Sextus Empiricus and modified to account for a truth that Descartes found to be incontrovertible. Descartes started his line of reasoning by doubting everything, so as to assess the world from a fr ...
 
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Skeptics' Corner
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Discussion on current issues that affect the skeptic community. We like to discuss issues regarding religion, politics, human rights issues, bogus product claims, social trends, and anything else that seems a little outside of reality.
 
A skeptical look at conspiracy theories. Site: www.yrad.com/cs
 
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The CyberWire
Daily
 
More signal, less noise—we distill the day’s critical cyber security news into a concise daily briefing.
 
Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps". www.historyofphilosophy.net
 
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Almost Heretical
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Two former pastors rethinking the so-called orthodoxy of the American evangelical theology they used to teach. The podcast is conversations on faith, the Bible, church, race, gender and more. (Email us: contact@almostheretical.com)
 
You loved her hugely successful radio show and now you can join Laura Ingraham three days a week as she covers politics, pop culture and media bias. And don't worry--as always, she'll still bring you hard-hitting guests and take your calls.
 
Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. A professional video producer and host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth Andrews brings a polished format, a relaxed environment and a rage-free challenge to the religious beliefs that defined his youth.
 
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The Gralien Report
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Space, Science, Futurism, and the Mysteries of Our Universe
 
Diane Rehm’s weekly podcast features newsmakers, writers, artists and thinkers on the issues she cares about most: what’s going on in Washington, ideas that inform, and the latest on living well as we live longer.
 
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Here We Are
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Join comedian Shane Mauss as he interviews science experts across the country in a journey to find out what makes us who we are.
 
Do you love HBO's Silicon Valley? Do you like reading about the latest technology trends? Then you'll love this show. Think of us as the real world/explain-it-how-it-is podcast for anyone with a Silicon Valley fetish. The Bay Area, San Francisco, and California in general are undergoing massive political and social change. We tackle issues like homelessness, the housing crisis, dating in the age of technology, startups, and other things you care about. How will it affect your life? It doesn' ...
 
Holy Word is one church that operates two locations: northeast Austin and a new start in Pflugerville. Both locations are blessed with many of the same features: our friendly culture, easy access to Bible teaching at all levels, community connection, personable staff, and the unity of our belief and mission. Whether you are a first time guest, a seeker, skeptic, or lost soul, or a long time Christian, we invite you to get to know us. Visit this Sunday at either location or listen here for ou ...
 
The Intercept produces fearless, adversarial journalism, covering stories the mainstream media misses on national security, politics, criminal justice, technology, surveillance, privacy, and human rights. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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Integrity Radio
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Original music and delightfully intriguing conversation with visiting guest cohosts engaging on fascinating topics - art, kung fu, social media, history, psychology, dogs, hiking, homelessness, entrepreneurship, skepticism, Daisy BB guns, and much more. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/integrity/support
 
Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.
 
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Learning Chaos
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The intersection of Leadership, Learning and Language from a recovering English teacher, leadership coach, and lifelong learner.
 
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By The Book
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Half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and her skeptical friend Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing.
 
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Jaypee Larosa was standing in front of an internet cafe in Davao City, a metropolitan hub on the Philippine island of Mindanao, when three men in dark jackets pulled up on a motorcycle and opened fire. That summer evening, Larosa, 20, was killed. After the shooting,according to witnesses, one of the men reportedly removed Larosa’s baseball cap ...…
 
Mark Boslough is a Caltech-trained physicist and CSI Fellow who spent 34 years at Sandia National Laboratories doing research on hypervelocity impacts, energetic materials, explosions, and global risk from asteroid impacts and climate change. He has participated in many science documentaries with field expeditions to airburst locations includin ...…
 
In addition to news and a report about an unusual object recently seen over Nevada, we talk with George Howard of The Cosmic Tusk about new evidence for an extraterrestrial impact behind an ancient mystery. This post, TGR 03.19.19. And The Fire Came Down, first appeared at The Gralien Report.
 
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Most of the Americans arrived in Port-au-Prince from the U.S. by private jet early on the morning of February 16. They’d packed the eight-passenger charter plane with a stockpile of semiautomatic rifles, handguns, Kevlar bulletproof vests, and knives. Most had been paid already: $10,000 each up front, with another $20,000 promised to each man a ...…
 
In today’s podcast, we hear that Norsk Hydro’s recovery continues, with high marks for transparency. Some notes on the challenges of deterrence in cyberspace from yesterday’s CYBERSEC DC conference, along with context for US skepticism about Huawei hardware. Cookiebot says the EU is out of compliance with GDPR, it’s sites infested with data-scr ...…
 
There is perhaps no foreign leader more in tune with Donald Trump than Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Both men are unscripted, uninformed, and unburdened by the truth;they’ve whipped up devoted mass followings by breaking with conventions and using direct, simple language topreach a message of violence, hatred, victimhood, right-wing cultu ...…
 
The Cuyahoga River flows through Cleveland. In the 1960s, the old industrial city was so polluted that the river repeatedly caught fire. Decades of environmental regulation has made a difference.
 
What if Matthew and Luke imagine life after death differently? And why don’t Paul or John ever mention anything like Hell? And lastly, if there is no consensus on a singular notion of Hell, then how the hell ought we to think and feel about all this? In Part 3, Nate and Tim further examine the complexity and inconsistency in the so-called “Bibl ...…
 
While many doubt the wisdom of rebuilding in a fire zone, the first building permits have been issued as the town of Paradise, Calif. begins to recover from the devastating Camp Fire of last November.
 
In this episode: Listen to Terry speak on more unexplained events in the U.S States! Such as: The Vortex and The House of Mystery, The Lucky 15, The Disappearance of Rachel Garden, The Phantom Sniper, The Leather Man! AND MUCH MORE!! SIMPLY AMAZING! EMAIL: TerrysMysteriousMoments@gmail.com Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/terrydtx/ Shows ...…
 
An Unexpected Opportunity Original TextBy hpmorpodcast@gmail.com (Eliezer Yudkowsky, Eneasz Brodski; ty to JK Rowling).
 
Our guest this week, Anuradha Bhagwati, is a writer, activist, yoga and meditation teacher, and Marine Corps veteran. She founded the Service Women's Action Network (SWAN), which brought national attention to sexual violence in the military and helped repeal the ban on women in combat. In our conversation, she details her lifelong journey of re ...…
 
Joe Biden is earning the endorsement of the foreign policy elites, who want to go back to the days when they could freeload off the US. Newt Gingrich and Devin Nunes stop by to discuss this, and how to stop social media from censoring conservatives. Plus, solutions to overcoming the porn addiction crisis.…
 
In this week's show our topic is the controversy around the new Captain Marvel movie. In recent weeks some comic book fans have felt that Brie Larson's comments were insensitive. We explore if this backlash is well founded or is it just them (who are mostly males ) feeling threatened by a lead woman character with super powers and abilities. Fo ...…
 
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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonarois in Washingtonto meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House onTuesday. While the trip officially is focused on the joint efforts of the U.S. and Brazil to change the government of Venezuela, it is being billed by the Bolsonaro government as a “restart” of his presidency and image after multiple, serio ...…
 
In today’s podcast, we hear that an aluminum manufacturing giant in Norway has suffered a major ransomware attack. A new version of the Mirai botnet malware is targeting enterprise systems. The US Homeland Security Secretary says the private sector and the government in the United States need to work together against cyber threats. Europol has ...…
 
The details are different but the story is the same. A mass shooting, scores of people dead, another nation traumatized. Although in the aftermath of the events in New Zealand last week there is a wrinkle. In her first speech to parliament since the attacks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared that she will never speak the killer's name and ...…
 
For nearly 200 years the U.S. Supreme Court was made up of men. Then came Sandra Day O’Connor.
 
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is moving forward with a proposal that could limit people’s right to live with so-called emotional-support animals under the Fair Housing Act. As the landmark civil rights law that protects against discrimination in housing currently stands, individuals can keep emotional-support animals in their ...…
 
More than 100,000 people descended on Lake Elsinore, Calif., over the weekend for a chance to frolic among the flowers. City officials strained to keep up.
 
In the mid-1950s two families in rural Kentucky made headlines across the country when they told police that their home had been approached by small metallic creatures that could not be killed or scared away. The post Macabre Grimoire Chapter 21 Kelly Hopkinsville Encounter, The Goblin “Invasion” of 1955 appeared first on Sioux Empire Podcast N ...…
 
Jimmy was born into a Muslim family and the Islamic faith. Jimmy also carried a secret...one that threatened to destroy him if it ever came to light.Seth Andrews tells Jimmy's true story, a difficult yet important example of how religions oppress, and why we should work together to create a future of freedom.Discover more about Jimmy at @Geemme ...…
 
Nebraska officials face millions of dollars in repairs after floods inundated parts of the state. Repairs to bridges and highways could take months or years to finish.
 
In this episode: PART 9 of Aaron's new book, "Xmas Elf: Secret Agent" Get ready for a weird, but fun ride!! A deadly elf. 80's music. Covert missions. The Naughty List. Simply AMAZING! AMAZON LINK FOR BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Xmas-Elf-Secret-Aaron-Frale-ebook/dp/B07HNLGQ36 Aaron's Horror Show: EMAIL: AARONSHORRORSHOW@GMAIL.COM FACEBOOK PAGE ...…
 
Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and other 2020 Democrats compete for the most radical platforms; Victor Davis Hanson stops by to discuss this and more. Plus, Rep. Nunes sues Twitter, and an exclusive interview with the DEA Agent who took down El Chapo.By info@podcastone.com.
 
We talk to Matt Richtel about his new book An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives.By adam@adamisaak.com (Indre Viskontas & Kishore Hari).
 
This episode features John Nerst, data scientist and blogger at everythingstudies.com, discussing a potential new field called "erisology," the study of disagreement. John and Julia discuss why Twitter makes disagreement so hard; whether there's anything to learn from postmodernism; John's "signal and corrective" model that explains why disagre ...…
 
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Syrian activists and lawyers are testing the bounds of international law, making two new attempts to bring the government of Bashar al-Assad before the International Criminal Court. Syrian refugees in Jordan, through London-based lawyers, sent communications to the office of the ICC prosecutor, asking her to exercise jurisdiction over Syria bas ...…
 
Japan doesn't think battery electric cars are the only future for transportation. It is investing millions to ramp up production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, citing their convenience for consumers.
 
In today’s podcast we hear about content moderation in the aftermath of the New Zealand mosque shootings. A shift in Huawei’s strategy in the face of Five Eye--and especially US--sanctions: the US doesn’t like us because we’re a threat to their ability to conduct untrammeled surveillance. Corruption, neglect, and replacement of experts by polit ...…
 
Shane talks about the 5 personality traits, self-deception, and neuroticism, with Colin G. DeYoung: an Associate Professor of Psychology at The University of Minnesota. His research is in the field of personality psychology and personality neuroscience. What is the connection between psychopathy and low neuroticism, Vs The connection between co ...…
 
Today's Network Break discusses new Facebook switches released through the Open Compute Project, examines two significant acquisitions--F5 buying NGINX and NVIDIA ponying up for Mellanox--and reviews more tech and IT news. The post Network Break 226: Facebook Announces New Open Compute Switches; F5 Buys NGINX appeared first on Packet Pushers.…
 
When Brett Kavanaugh was named a Supreme Court justice last fall, a world in which access to abortionswould be significantly limited, if not downright illegal, becamemore likely.Late lastmonth, Georgia joined a handful of Republican-led states positioning themselves to lead the charge if Roe v. Wade, the seminal Supreme Court decision that lega ...…
 
On this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Gem, Lauren, Ashlyn, and Laura discuss rare diseases and regulatory responses to them. Specific diseases discussed include diabetes insipidus, toxic shock syndrome, and the Cotard delusion. Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a podcast that delves into issues of science, critical thin ...…
 
Stories from the Week Pat Robertson: LGBTQ People Will Destroy Everything to Ensure Society Legitimizes 'Their Weird Way of Doing Sex' | Right Wing Watch Trump’s attorney general wants god’s moral order enforced by government Young-earth creationist to AOC: Hell is the only form of climate change you need to worry about – DeadState More than 6K ...…
 
In this episode: Aaron interviews Elliott Van Dusen! He's the Corporate Director for Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation. He is also a Canadian police officer who has been investigating the paranormal for 21 years! He has obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, a degree in Parapsychology from American International University, a d ...…
 
Novelists are a little bit invincible. Oh sure, it’s hard to write a book, and you are required to stop writing your book if you die. But barring that untimely demise, you can to see your novel through to the bitter end as long as you have enough grit to get there. What if a writer didn’t get to do that? What if you built out a narrative for te ...…
 
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Join the crew as they welcome 2/3 of the Utah Outcasts: Kyle and X. Living in the land of mormonism has given these fearless atheists plenty of fodder for their podcasts, one we highly recommend. These wacky dudes take us on a crazy journey through their history and motivation follow them here:http://utahoutcasts.com http://www.youtube.com/utah ...…
 
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