Best Skepticism podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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Occult Knowledge
Rare
 
The name says it all. We explore information that is hidden from the general public view but without deviating from critical scientific skepticism.
 
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.
 
The foundations of modern skepticism and objective thinking are thought to be rooted in the philosophy of Rene Descartes, the French mathematician, philosopher and writer. This great sixteenth century thinker also gave us theories on mind-body dualism and the concept of ethics as the highest form of science. He is considered the Father of Modern Western Philosophy. His theories also led to the emancipation of humanity from the doctrine that the Church is the sole authority over Man and led t ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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The Martial Brain
Monthly+
 
The Martial Brain Podcast explores the intersection between the martial arts, scientific skepticism, critical thinking, and that wacky organ that floats between our ears. It is part of Jeff Westfall's effort to help lift the martial arts out of the quagmire of hundreds of years of magical thinking and misconception.
 
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SarahTalk Podcast
Weekly
 
Critical thinking, skepticism, LGBTQ, news, politics and atheism collide! Sarah is a trans woman in the Orlando area, Becca, Sarah’s wife and co-host, is an ex-Jehovah’s Witness. We broadcast live on Facebook Live Saturday’s at 8pm and release to the public on Mondays.
 
Skepticism with a touch of southern charm. Stand for Reason or you will fall for anything!
 
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
 
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.
 
Elucidations is a monthly philosophy podcast recorded at the University of Chicago. Each month, Matt Teichman sits down with a prominent philosopher to talk about their latest work and areas of philosophical expertise. The podcast covers a wide range of topics from the theoretical to the practical (including causation, metaphor, agency, religious freedom, and moral psychology) and explores a wide range of problems from the perennial to the cutting-edge (including skepticism and experimental ...
 
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BS, Hold My Beer!
Weekly
 
Patrick and Jekob, a couple of average guys tackle topics such as politics, entertainment news, technology, and the many uses of the f-word. Each episode features comedy, skepticism, and an unhealthy amount of drinking.
 
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Point of Inquiry
Monthly
 
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.
 
Cryptopedia is an exploration of the myths and legends that haunt the human mind. Each week Brandon and John will take you on a journey exploring the mysteries of the world, tackling the tales with a dash of skepticism and an extra helping of humor.
 
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.
 
The Legion of Reason Podcast brings into sharp focus the intersection of society and skepticism. Topics range from religions attempting to impose dogma, to the threat modern social justice can pose to individual rights and freedoms, to the measurable harm pseudoscience can cause. We broadcast LIVE every second Sunday evening at 8:30 pm MT on Facebook Live and YouTube, and audio episodes appear on podcatchers such as iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Stitcher shortly thereafter. Check our sche ...
 
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Buildings On Air
Monthly
 
Buildings on Air is a show that demystifies architecture through wild speculation, good conversation, a healthy dose of lefty political perspective, and lots of skepticism about the 'power of design.' Each show features guests from the many different facets of the architecture world in Chicago and beyond. Buildings on Air is from WLPN Lumpen Radio and hosted by Keefer Dunn. New episodes broadcast LIVE on WLPN first Saturdays of the month from 2-4pm. Visit www.buildingsonair.live and www.lump ...
 
Greetings citizens and welcome to UNKNOWN. This show is a modern introduction to the UFO phenomenon for a new generation. UNKNOWN is a bi-weekly UFO podcast usually featuring a round table discussion (or is it saucer shaped?) led by a team of UFO journalists and researchers who approach the UFO subject with responsible skepticism and the scientific, journalistic attention it deserves. Join this team each episode as they discuss current UFO stories, revisit the history of the modern UFO era, ...
 
Greetings citizens and welcome to UNKNOWN. This show is a modern introduction to the UFO phenomenon for a new generation. UNKNOWN is a bi-weekly UFO podcast usually featuring a round table discussion (or is it saucer shaped?) led by a team of UFO journalists and researchers who approach the UFO subject with responsible skepticism and the scientific, journalistic attention it deserves. Join this team each episode as they discuss current UFO stories, revisit the history of the modern UFO era, ...
 
Sane Crypto is the first cryptocurrency show for Baby Boomers investing for retirement. The host of Sane Crypto is Kim Snider, a former award winning, SEC Registered financial advisor and financial engineer, who admittedly approached Bitcoin, Ethereum and cryptoassets initially with a great deal of skepticism. After being asked for advice from a friend, and then doing a lot of independent research and due diligence, her world view about Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and investing was permanently c ...
 
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
 
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 monthly 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. Hosted and produced by philosophy teacher and radio broadcaster Kylie Sturgess.
 
The European Skeptics Podcast is a project in support of the skeptic movement across Europe. By providing a forum for all national and international organisations and initiatives, our goal is to become a real meeting place for skeptics and science enthusiasts.
 
Space, Science, Futurism, and the Mysteries of Our Universe
 
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Rationally Speaking
Monthly+
 
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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WSJ What’s News
Daily
 
One of the original business news podcasts. Mirrored after the popular Wall Street Journal column. Get caught up on your commute Monday through Friday. Listen as our journalists cover top stories and share timely insights on business, the economy, markets, and politics.
 
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Limited Upside
Weekly
 
A NBA podcast by two SB Nation employees that think way too much about basketball.
 
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Here We Are
Weekly
 
Join comedian Shane Mauss as he interviews science experts across the country in a journey to find out what makes us who we are.
 
From their enclave in midtown Manhattan, Michael Moynihan (Vice), Matt Welch (Reason), and Kmele Foster (Freethink) dissect the news, interrogate guests, and question just about everything. The topics are broad, the insights are deep, and the jokes are off color. Reform the system, or burn it to the ground? They discuss... @wethefifth www.wethefifth.com
 
 
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
 
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.
 
It's your world. Jump in.
 
George H. Smith explores the history of libertarian ideas. Narrated by Daniel Hyland.
 
A conversational podcast for the less hardcore rationalist, who wants to level-up their rational skills while having fun.
 
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StarTalk All-Stars
Weekly
 
"I’m Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of StarTalk Radio. I’ve recruited a crack team of scientists and science educators to help me bring the universe down to Earth. They are… The StarTalk All-Stars." New episodes premiere Tuesday nights at 7pm ET.
 
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Skeptoid
Weekly
 
Since 2006, the weekly Skeptoid podcast has been taking on all the most popular myths and revealing the true science, true history, and true lessons we can learn from each. Free subscribers get the most recent 50 episodes, premium subscribers (skeptoid.com) can access the full archive, all ad-free.
 
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Data Skeptic
Weekly
 
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.
 
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Science Salon
Monthly
 
Science Salon is a series of conversations between Dr. Michael Shermer and leading scientists, scholars, and thinkers, about the most important issues of our time.
 
Recordings of classes
 
Space, Science, Futurism, and the Mysteries of Our Universe
 
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2 Damn White Guys
Weekly
 
2 Damn White Guys with too many big questions! From the origins of written language to quantum mechanics, we’re out to make sense of it all. Weekly podcast hosted by Julian Smith (Director/Comedian) & Andrew Rader (MIT PhD, Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All).
 
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
 
This is an alternate universe story, where Petunia married a scientist. Harry enters the wizarding world armed with Enlightenment ideals and the experimental spirit.
 
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Science Salon
Monthly
 
Science Salon is a series of conversations between Dr. Michael Shermer and leading scientists, scholars, and thinkers, about the most important issues of our time.
 
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The Prism Podcast
Monthly
 
The Prism: blog and podcast hosted by Grant Ritchey and Clay Jones, a dentist and a pediatrician with a scientific worldview whose goal is to teach critical thinking skills, and discuss topic issues relating to medicine, dentistry, and pseudo-science.
 
A Philosopher and a Scientist engage each other and Ideas.
 
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SAGE Sociology
Monthly+
 
Welcome to the official free Podcast from SAGE for Sociology. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets with principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.
 
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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The earliest efforts to apply machine learning to natural language tended to convert every token (every word, more or less) into a unique feature. While techniques like stemming may have cut the number of unique tokens down, researchers always had to face a problem that was highly dimensional. Naive Bayes algorithm was celebrated in NLP applica ...…
 
I’ve been building websites forever and it seems fairly easy to do. Today’s guest disagrees. He realized there is a niche out there who want to get into affiliates and need a website fast. He came up with the business idea to create sites that are beautiful, perform well, and rank highly. Dominic Wells is the founder of Human Proof Designs whic ...…
 
A.M. Edition for January 18th: Small businesses haven't been able to get loan approvals during the partial government shutdown, leaving livelihoods in limbo, and forcing some to resort to desperate measures. The Wall Street Journal's Ruth Simon has the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Consciousness Expansion with Joe Martino The Outer Limits of Inner Truth sits down again with Joe Martino – a good-hearted, sharp-minded soul who is bringing investigative journalism to humanity’s growth in consciousness. Collective Evolution is a conscious media and education company focused on helping to shift our world. Founded by Joe Martin ...…
 
P.M. Edition for January 17: The Wall Street Journal says former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen paid an IT firm to rig online polls to favor Donald Trump in advance of the 2016 presidential campaign. More from WSJ investigative reporter Michael Rothfeld. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
A.M. Edition for January 17th: WeWork is one of the nation's most valuable startups. But conflict of interest concerns are being raised, after founder Adam Neumann bought property, then leased it back to his own company. The Wall Street Journal's Eliot Brown has the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
We interview Turi Munthe, the creator of a new web site aiming to "map the World's opinions".In 2008, Turi launched Demotix - born as a global free-speech platform, it became the largest network of photojournalists in the world and exited to Bill Gates’ Corbis. He now runs a Venture Capital with a focus on media and media tech, and sits on the ...…
 
It can be difficult to use kicking techniques without doing damage to your own kicking leg or foot. Jeff discusses the details.
 
P.M. Edition for January 16: The Wall Street Journal is out with its Middle Seat ranking of major U.S. airlines based on reliability. WSJ Middle Seat columnist Scott McCartney tells us who's flying high and who's stuck on the runway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
This week we discuss the curious story of directed energy weapons Jeff Hecht, author of "Lasers, Death Rays, and the Long, Strange Quest for the Ultimate Weapon." This post, TGR 01.14.19. The Quest for the Ultimate Weapon, first appeared at The Gralien Report.By info@gralienreport.com (Micah Hanks ).
 
This week we discuss the curious story of directed energy weapons Jeff Hecht, author of "Lasers, Death Rays, and the Long, Strange Quest for the Ultimate Weapon." This post, TGR 01.14.19. The Quest for the Ultimate Weapon, first appeared at The Gralien Report.
 
Ever try and prank someone but it back fires and they just go about their business as if they were not even remotely aware of what just didn’t happen? Yeah, that’s this episode.
 
Today’s guest had a goal for growing his company to $50M in revenue.In the beginning no investor believed in him enough to back him.So he earned the money he needed by doing consulting work.Did he hit his goal? We’ll find out.Larry Kim is the founder of WordStream is software for search engine and social media advertising. Larry Kim is the foun ...…
 
David and Jess sit down with Eneasz and Steven to discuss the controversy of Patreon banning contributors from its platform. David mentioned the connection between Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein’s many, many accusations of raping young girls and soliciting the opportunity for others to do so. In Trump’s words: “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen yea ...…
 
A.M. Edition for January 16th: PG&E's planned bankruptcy could have a major impact on the hundreds of lawsuits the utility is facing. And it could jeopardize the state's efforts to combat climate change with green energy. The Wall Street Journal's Russell Gold has more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
P.M. Edition for January 15: A key vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to exit the European Union is set for Tuesday night. The Wall Street Journal's Jason Douglas has more on what's at stake. Plus, the WSJ's Peter Nicholas on the partial government shutdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
In this episode of the Science Salon Podcast, Michael Shermer speaks with Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she focuses on issues of rule of law, security, and governance in post-conflict countries, fragile states, and states in transition. As the founding CEO of the Truman National S ...…
 
In this episode of the Science Salon Podcast, Michael Shermer speaks with Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she focuses on issues of rule of law, security, and governance in post-conflict countries, fragile states, and states in transition. As the founding CEO of the Truman National S ...…
 
Groups who oppose abortion have used fetal personhood laws to chip away at Roe v. Wade. But these laws affect women with wanted pregnancies, as well.
 
The North American International Auto Show begins in Detroit on Saturday. But it's the last year the auto show will be held during the winter, in January. Next year, it moves to June. The Wall Street Journal's Adrienne Roberts has more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Shane talks about the effect of television and digital media on childhood development, with Ph.D. Heather Kirkorian: Associate Professor of Human Development & Family Studies and Director of Cognitive Development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Charity Of The Week - The Rape Crisis Center https://thercc.org/ Visit our sponsor: Quip Elec ...…
 
An urban legend tells of a group of scientists who successfully escaped into another dimension.
 
If you’ve heard of the buzzy, new climate plan the Green New Deal, it’s probably been linked to progressive star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “This is going to be the Great Society, the moonshot, the civil rights movement of our generation,” the freshman representative from the Bronx said of the Green New Deal at a climate change town hall in Dece ...…
 
P.M. Edition for January 14th: California's largest utility, PG&E, is planning to file for bankruptcy, as it faces more than $30 billion in potential liability costs for its role in the state's deadly wildfires. The Wall Street Journal's Katherine Blunt has the details on what happens next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/a ...…
 
On our plate for this episode…. Eye on Islam While on vacation with her family in Kuwait, 18-year old Rahaf al-Qunun escaped in a bid to seek asylum in Australia. Detained by Thai authorities at the request of the Barbaric State, social media put pressure on Thai immigration officials to rescind their original decision to repatriate her into th ...…
 
Cryptopedia travels west to Indonesia to explore something that’s less terrifying than our middle school myspace pages. --- Produced By: Brandon Boyer Art: Tom Hill Website: cryptopediacast.com Patreon --- Sources: Orang Pendek Org BBC News Orang Pendek Article Fortean Times Expedition for the Orang Pendek Orang Pendek Wiki Page Destination Tru ...…
 
A shootout between the top 3 personality tests. Is one more reliable, or should you take all three? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
Today's Network Break podcast forecasts 2019 IT trends, analyzes new industry reports on IT spending, reviews the continuing fallout from Ericsson's outage, detects a bit of consumer backlash against gadget surveillance and more tech news analysis. The post Network Break 217: Mixed Signals On IT Spending; Cisco Buys Luxtera appeared first on Pa ...…
 
Today's Network Break podcast forecasts 2019 IT trends, analyzes new industry reports on IT spending, reviews the continuing fallout from Ericsson's outage, detects a bit of consumer backlash against gadget surveillance and more tech news analysis. The post Network Break 217: Mixed Signals On IT Spending; Cisco Buys Luxtera appeared first on Pa ...…
 
Today’s guest is someone you might have heard me interview before. Dmitry Dragilev is the founder of Justreachout.io, a software platform that helps entrepreneurs find the right people to pitch by searching keywords, competitors, niches, publications and more.He’s such a good marketer that he made many pitches to get back on the podcast. And it ...…
 
The government is still shut down impacting over 2 Million federal workers and probably your tax returns. Come laugh and try to forget the pain with us. And enjoy this throwback to when I produced Byers & Co. on News/Talk 1340 WSOY-AM. Trump Addresses the Nation to Beg for His Big Dumb Wall / Blame Democrats Texas Republicans Tried to Oust Coun ...…
 
Dutch-Swiss singer Chrissy Lee joins us to talk about the message behind her music and her experiences as a lesbian woman, including childhood bullying and battling depression and anxiety. ChrissyLee.xyz (Official Website) YouTube Channel Single: Fueled by the Rush on Amazon Music
 
Stories from the Week Trump Trying to Sell Americans a Wall Was Eerily Predicted in a 1950s TV Show Australia Will Consider Granting Asylum To Saudi Woman Who Fears For Her Life : NPR Evangelicals are lobbying against anti-lynching law because it includes LGBTQ people / LGBTQ Nation Pastor Who Praised Pulse Nightclub Gunman Resigns After Allege ...…
 
The CW recently aired a television special titled Roswell: Mysteries Decoded starring author and podcaster Ryan Sprague. Ryan joins Jason McClellan, Maureen Elsberry, and Shane Hurd on this episode of UNKNOWN to discuss this show and the new investigation he and his co-star conducted. This roundtable also discusses the premiere episode of Histo ...…
 
The CW recently aired a television special titled Roswell: Mysteries Decoded starring author and podcaster Ryan Sprague. Ryan joins Jason McClellan, Maureen Elsberry, and Shane Hurd on this episode of UNKNOWN to discuss this show and the new investigation he and his co-star conducted. This roundtable also discusses the premiere episode of Histo ...…
 
A.M. Edition for January 14th: This week brings the producer price index, the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, and the latest data on industrial production. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Chaney breaks down what to look for in the data. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
On the first episode of the year 2019, with the team together again, we are bringing you topics related to the New Year, including resolutions and hangovers, plus some science history and how James Ussher determined the age of the world (incorrectly), how Pope Francis tries to talk about families when the church is in turmoil over sex abuse sca ...…
 
Yeats repeats “a terrible beauty is born” in his poem “Easter, 1916”. The poem expresses the emotional limbo of Yeats as he grapples with the post World War I Irish rebellion in response to the broken promise of Irish liberation. Out of acts of violence, comes the hope of freedom. Or is it the hope of freedom that fuels acts of violence? Whence ...…
 
Legal and economic thought in Byzantium: the sources of the law’s authority, the relation of church and civil law, just price, and just war.
 
Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Nancy Grace Roman; News Items: Face Scanning for Disease, Cancer Stats and Crowdfunding Quackery, Cleaning Up Ocean Trash, Butterfly Decline, When Galaxies Collide; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Alpha Go Correction, CIA Follow Up; Science or Fiction
 
Trump, Bandersnatch, crazy pilots, and loot crates. We cap it off with a special message so stay tuned until the end, or skip to the end. It's your choice, as long as you enjoy!
 
P.M. Edition for January 11: Craft brewers depend on federal approval for some of their new labels and formulas. But the government shutdown means brewers can't market or produce new beers without that federal approval. More from the Wall Street Journal's Ruth Simon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
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