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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: https://www.theskepticsguide.org
 
The true science behind our most popular urban legends. Historical mysteries, paranormal claims, popular science myths, aliens and UFO reports, conspiracy theories, and worthless alternative medicine schemes... Skeptoid has you covered. From the sublime to the startling, no topic is sacred. Weekly since 2006.
 
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 p ...
 
Each week we bring you a new, in-depth exploration of the space where science 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 want to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters.
 
The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and his team of reporters for your weekly dose of skeptical news and interviews, reports and comments. Past guests have included, James Randi, Stephen Fry, Tim Minchin, Eugenie Scott, Dr Phil Plait, Michael Marshall, Dr Steve Novella, Dr Pamela Gay, Jon Ronson, Dr Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh, Prof. Richard Wiseman, Dick Smith, Banachek, Prof. Chris French, George Hrab, Tim Ferguson, Dr Paul Willis and many, many more. Fea ...
 
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Truth Wanted

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Truth Wanted

Atheist Community of Austin

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WHAT IS TRUTH WANTED? Truth Wanted is a show about getting to the bottom of beliefs, whether it’s karma or Christ, Bigfoot or crystals. Truth Wanted would like to know how you know it’s true. Hosted by ObjectivelyDan, Truth Wanted takes calls from the community (that means YOU!) and features new guests every week, emphasizing thorough conversations over name-calling and scoffing (most of the time). Truth Wanted focuses on how and why people believe what they believe, and how you can talk abo ...
 
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.
 
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Science for the People

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Science for the People

Rachelle Saunders, Bethany Brookshire, Anika Hazra, & Marion Kilgour

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Science for the People is a long-format interview podcast that explores the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help listeners understand the evidence and arguments behind what's in the news and on the shelves. Our hosts sit down with science researchers, writers, authors, journalists, and experts to discuss science from the past, the science that affects our lives today, and how science might change our future.
 
The Data Skeptic Podcast features interviews and discussion of topics related to data science, statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and the like, all from the perspective of applying critical thinking and the scientific method to evaluate the veracity of claims and efficacy of approaches.
 
A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment brings the inner science of Buddhist meditation to twenty-first century people hungry for happy, meaningful lives. It is a secular approach to meditation that requires no belief beyond our current understanding of science and psychology. Skeptic’s Path meditations are based on powerful analytical meditation techniques that use imagination, emotions, and critical inquiry to probe our inner and outer realities and expand our compassion. These Tibetan Buddhist ...
 
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Conspirituality

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Conspirituality

Derek Beres, Matthew Remski, Julian Walker

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A weekly study of converging right-wing conspiracy theories and faux-progressive wellness utopianism. At best, the conspirituality movement attacks public health efforts in times of crisis. At worst, it fronts and recruits for the fever-dream of QAnon. As the alt-right and New Age horseshoe toward each other in a blur of disinformation, clear discourse and good intentions get smothered. Charismatic influencers exploit their followers by co-opting conspiracy theories on a spectrum of intensit ...
 
The Cozy Robot Show is a place where we explore our curiosity about the world and our feelings. Mike McHargue answers questions, hosts conversations, and leads moments of calm in this show focused on helping us all connect to ourselves and each other. This podcast feed used to be called Ask Science Mike as Mike McHargue (aka Science Mike) hosted that show for several years.
 
The surprising connections in science and technology that give you the Big Picture. Astronomer Seth Shostak and science journalist Molly Bentley are joined each week by leading researchers, techies, and journalists to provide a smart and humorous take on science. Our regular "Skeptic Check" episodes cast a critical eye on pseudoscience.
 
Want proof of life after death? Your loved ones may be physically gone but they still exist and you will see them again...your pets don't die either. Each episode of We Don't Die you'll hear the experiences of men and women, and why they believe life after death is REAL and why your life on earth is important. Join your host, Sandra Champlain, author of the #1 international bestseller, We Don't Die - A Skeptic's Discovery of Life After Death, for podcast episodes that aim to give you goosebu ...
 
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A 10-minute mindful awareness meditation led by NYT bestselling author and Buddhist meditation teacher Susan Piver. Encompassing mindfulness of breath, body, and mind, this meditation helps us relax into a peaceful present moment awareness. Episode 89: 10-Minute Mindful Awareness Meditation with Susan Piver Listen to our previous interview with Sus…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss221_Antonio_Damasio_2021_10_19.mp3 Download MP3 In recent decades, many philosophers and cognitive scientists have declared the problem of consciousness unsolvable, but Antonio Damasio is convinced that recent findings across multiple scientific disciplines have given us a way to understand consciou…
 
I talked to Comedian Anthony Devito about finding out his dad was a made guy in the mob before they found him shot many times in the trunk of a car. Also about coming to terms with his dad's violent lifestyle and how to articulate it on stage at his solo show this November 13th and Union Hall. Follow Anthony! instagram Twitter See his Solo show and…
 
Looking to boost your brainpower? Luckily, there are products promising to help. Smart drugs, neurofeedback exercises, and brain-training video games all promise to improve your gray matter’s performance. But it’s uncertain whether these products really work. Regulatory agencies have come down hard on some popular brain training companies for false…
 
Socials! @omgmikehoffman @d0ug7a5 podpondpods@gmail.com In Buddhism, the main duality considered is generally "suffering" and "enlightenment". Quite different to "good" and "evil" or the "good" and "bad" lens through which we often experience life. Or is it? Evil is a pretty loaded term. Can we ever know whether something is wholly "good" or "bad"?…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:10 Dr Karl Kruszelnicki - Part #2 Famed science communicator Dr Karl tells us about COVID in chickens, making vaccines on a 3D printer, fighting climate change and Mr. Spock. Dr Karl is an Australian science communicator and popularizer, who is known as an author, and as a science commentator on Australian…
 
The ESP – European Skeptics Podcast · TheESP – Ep. #296 – Mandatory vaccination How hard can it be to get people to do the right thing? We start out with some exiting news about Annika’s upcoming online talk, a huge milestone for Susan Gerbic and Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia and a good legal ... Read more The post TheESP – Ep. #296 – Mandatory…
 
Marsh is joined by Nick Cowan, from Truth In Science – a creationist organisation which argues for the teaching of Biblical creationism in schools. In this episode, we talk about the religious basis for a young earth worldview, why creationists differ from most other religious believers in rejecting evolution, and what Nick feels are the flaws in t…
 
On this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Gem is joined by Ashlyn, Laura, and Lauren to talk about social contagion and unpack the sociological, psychological, and sometimes pseudoscientific history of “hysteria”. Topics include the Tanganyika laughter epidemic, the Dancing Plague of 1518, and the Seattle windshield pitting epidemic.…
 
Riz Virk is an expert in computer game tech… so are we living in a simulated multiverse game? Subscribe: Click here for Riz Virk’s website Click here for forum Discussion Skeptiko-524-Riz-Virk [00:00:00] Movie clip: Thomas, you seem particularly triggered right now can you tell me what happened? I’ve had dreams that weren’t […] The post Riz Virk, C…
 
History and old photos tell us that something destructive happened over a Siberian forest in 1908, knocking down trees over 300 square kilometers. And though it's usually said that this was the result of an exploding meteor, many alternate theories have been proposed as well. And so we're forced to wonder: What really did happen at Tunguska, and mo…
 
It's been over a century since Dale Carnegie began teaching the importance of extroversion, bringing with it a cultural shift that champions an aggressive social and work style. Gone were the days of championing introspection. This week, Derek explores his own relationship with introversion in Yogaland, wondering how a quiet form of self-investigat…
 
Thanks to all the awesome listeners AND especially those that sent in messages. EVEN MORE especially those musical messages in the bumpers. And make sure to follow George Hrab at https://twitter.com/georgehrab Knowledge Fight https://twitter.com/knowledge_fight Thomas Smith https://twitter.com/seriouspod and those PIAT pod boys https://twitter.com/…
 
Three guests today one episode! We have Elizabeth, Irene and Craig who have created a collaborative book called "Life to Afterlife - Helping Parents Heal," The Book https://amzn.to/3pAj5fP In November 2019, Craig McMahon released the first documentary in his Life to Afterlife Spirituality Series, "Mom, Can You Hear Me?" The documentary reached a ci…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss220_Charles_Foster_2021_09_15.mp3 Download MP3 How did humans come to be who we are? In his marvelous, eccentric, and widely lauded book Being a Beast, legal scholar, veterinary surgeon, and naturalist extraordinaire Charles Foster set out to understand the consciousness of animal species by living …
 
Hello Truth-Seekers and welcome to another episode of Truth Wanted. This week Objectively Dan is joined by Genevieve! Our first caller is Barrie from New Zealand, who’s asking how to talk to an otherwise brilliant family member who believes in wacky conspiracy theories. Dan points out that folks on both sides of the political spectrum are susceptib…
 
What happens when MLM sales and neoliberal life coaching collide with a yoga charisma that oozes with pseudofeminism? Where do we even begin? Exploitation. Heartbreak. Toxic mimicries of therapy, mentorship, political awareness, and community. In this investigative report, Matthew digs into the background of a recent article posted to Medium called…
 
Marsh is joined by Nick Cowan, from Truth In Science – a creationist organisation which argues for the teaching of Biblical creationism in schools. In this episode, we talk about the religious basis for a young earth worldview, why creationists differ from most other religious believers in rejecting evolution, and what Nick feels are the flaws in t…
 
It seems like it’s been a couple months since the last ‘up to date’ segment of the podcast, so Adam Bristol is back to share just what exactly has been on his mind lately. From genetically modified mosquitoes to NASA knocking asteroids off course, it turns out there’s quite a lot occupying his thoughts. Not to be outdone, Indre counters with some p…
 
Matt Freeman returns to talk about Decision Theory, and the discusion ranges far afield. Matt is from The Guild of the Rose, which we had a recent episode about. You can see his Decision Theory Course videos here. Scott Alexander on All Debates Are Bravery Debates Our previous Newcomb episode Our previous Torture vs Dust Specks episode The Kindness…
 
We sit down for a whirlwind tour of the entomological world of dragonflies and damselflies with Evolutionary Biologist Dr Jessica Ware, Assistant Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History. We get a crash-course in what makes these insects unique, how they fly, their life-cycles, and theories for how they got so colou…
 
Dr. Andy Paquette knows peer-review and stat analysis, and how it didn’t work with COVID mask science. Subscribe: Click here for Andy Paquette’s website Click here for forum Discussion Skeptiko-523-andy-paquette-covid-mask-junk-science [00:00:00] News clip: A large study on masks details their importance in the fight against COVID. [00:00:04] Alex …
 
Skeptoid is the podcast about the true history and true science behind our urban legends and strange beliefs, and learning about how and why smart people come to believe weird things. And so by studying them, we end up learning a lot of random facts about all these popular stories. Today we're going to see just how many of these random facts about …
 
NYT bestselling author and Buddhist meditation teacher Susan Piver shares her Four Noble Truths of Love, a framework anybody can use for deeper, more fulfilling, and more connected intimate relationships. Susan Piver is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say "…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss219_Steven_Pinker_2021_10_09.mp3 Download MP3 Today humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding — and also appears to be losing its mind. How can a species that developed vaccines for COVID-19 in less than a year produce so much fake news, medical quackery, and conspiracy theorizing…
 
400 years ago, some ideas about the cosmos were too scandalous to mention. When the Dominican friar Giordano Bruno suggested that planets existed outside our Solar System, the Catholic Inquisition had him arrested, jailed, and burned at the stake for heresy. Today, we have evidence of thousands of planets orbiting other stars. Our discovery of extr…
 
Adam discovers a vulnerability in the new COVID Verify Ontario app that allows an easy way for anyone to see personal information contained in someone’s Quebec QR code. Pat challenges the crew with an always-entertaining game of ‘Spot The Fake’. Lastly, Darren gives us a quick take on the book, “The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Wor…
 
With a new variant of QAnon circulating through white evangelical churches, protests against masks and vaccines are becoming more aggressive around the world. In Germany, a gas station attendant who asked a customer to mask-up was shot dead this week, and a Maryland man allegedly killed his pharmacist brother and sister in law, believing that they …
 
LET’S PLAY A GAME…. guess the theme of the bumpers. Show Notes Trump says Republicans won’t vote in 2022 or 2024 unless his bogus election fraud claims are ‘solved’ Minneapolis Police Caught on Video ‘Hunting’ Activists Marjorie Taylor Greene tried to celebrate Columbus Day but failed miserably Marjorie Taylor Greene rants that Fauci won’t prescrib…
 
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