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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 ...
 
The #1 Evidence Based Growth Podcast on the Internet. The Science of Success is about the search for evidence based personal growth. It's about exploring ways to improve your decision-making, understand your mind and how psychology rules the world around you, and learn from experts and thought leaders about ways we can become better versions of ourselves.
 
Kevin Randle has, for more than forty-five years, studied the UFO phenomena in all its various incarnations. His training by the Army and the Air Force provides Randle with a keen insight into the operations and protocols of the military, their investigations into UFOs, and into a phenomenon that has puzzled people for more than a century. During his investigations, Randle has traveled the United States to interview hundreds of witnesses who were involved in everything from the Roswell, New ...
 
Each week, in the award-winning radio show and podcast Unbelievable?, Justin Brierley asks questions like: Is there evidence for God? Can we trust the Bible? Did Jesus rise from the dead? Justin tackles these and other issues, on a show that gets Christians and sceptics talking.
 
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Shermer and Strevens discuss: irrationality and how it drives science • the scientific method • the knowledge machine • irrationality • the replication crisis, what caused it, and what to do about it • verification vs. falsification • the iron rule of explanation • Bayesian reasoning vs. falsification • climate/evolution skeptics • model dependent …
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss283_Michael_Strevens_2022_04_27.mp3 Download MP3 If is science so powerful why did it take so long — two thousand years after the invention of philosophy and mathematics — for the human race to start using science to learn the secrets of the universe? Philosopher of science Michael Strevens argues t…
 
We can't move ahead until we fully understand how the catastrophe of COVID-19 public policy gripped most Western countries. This week Trish is moderating the Canadian COVID Care Alliance Citizen's Hearing and gathering evidence from witnesses who were harmed or somehow disenfranchised by public health policy. On this episode, Trish talks about the …
 
Recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, NY have brought the issue of gun violence and mass shooting in the USA back into the spotlight. Christian peace activist Shane Claiborne, creator of the 'Beating Guns' campaign and gun owner Kyle Thompson of Undaunted Life debate whether the Bible justifies lethal force in self defence, whether pe…
 
Today’s episode is a bit different than a normal episode of Science of Success. We share the incredible "Real Life Story of The Epic Quest To See How The World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers” - including a wild journey of hacking the Price is Right, meeting Bill Gates and Lady Gaga, and an epic five-year quest to study and learn fr…
 
Recorded at Imperial College London in 2012. Christian astrophysicist Hugh Ross of Reasons To Believe debated atheist biologist Lewis Wolpert. Ross brought evidence for God from Big Bang cosmology, explaining why scientific advance provides a testable model of Biblical Creation. Wolpert said that belief in God is a by-product of evolution and nothi…
 
Are scientific metaphors a real description of reality? A discussion between our scientists and philosophers. Looking for a link we mentioned? It's here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimes From string theory to the Big Bang, black holes to dark matter, our big scientific theories are increasingly conveyed through metaphor. Yet from Newton to t…
 
Shermer and Seth discuss: “mind” and “consciousness” in context of understanding how molecules and matter give rise to such nonmaterial processes • controlled hallucinations • the hard problem of consciousness • the self and other minds • consciousness and self-awareness as emergent properties • Where does consciousness go during general anaesthesi…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss282_Anil_Seth_2022_05_04.mp3 Download MP3 Shermer and Seth discuss: What do words like “mind” and “consciousness” mean in the context of understanding how molecules and matter give rise to such nonmaterial processes? What is a controlled hallucination? the hard problem of consciousness the self and …
 
Most people rely on their gut instinct to decide how to date, who to marry, where to live, what career path to take, how to find happiness, but what if our gut is wrong? Biased, unpredictable, and misinformed, our gut, it turns out, is not all that reliable. Data from hundreds of thousands of dating profiles have revealed surprising successful stra…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss281_Seth_Stephens-Davidowitz_2022_05_20.mp3 Download MP3 Most people rely on their gut instinct to decide how to date, who to marry, where to live, what career path to take, how to find happiness, but what if our gut is wrong? Biased, unpredictable, and misinformed, our gut, it turns out, is not all…
 
What would you do if someone offered you a million dollars to stow your beliefs and be quiet? Jennifer Sey turned down that offer. Sey who also lost her job as Brand Manager at Levis where she was on track for CEO. She was speaking out about the harms of school closures in during the C-19 lockdowns, a view that didn’t go over well with some of her …
 
The Big Conversation - Episode 3 | Season 4 What does the science of brain chemistry and consciousness tell us about the nature of our mind and our cosmos? Recorded live at The British Library London, leading psychiatrist and philosopher Dr Iain McGilchrist, author of the influential books ‘The Master and his Emissary’ and 'The Matter With Things' …
 
Michael Schratt (private pilot/aviation historian) has been investigating UFO encounters for over 25 years. Between 2008 and 2009, Michael meticulously reviewed a minimum of 50,000 cases which were preserved at the CUFOS (Center for UFO Studies) archives in Chicago. In an effort to maintain an important part of our national history, Michael has re-…
 
In this episode, we bring on Grant Cardone to give you a real look at what it means to be successful and what it really takes to get there. He shares the exact shifts you have to make in order to 10x your life. We share why you should ignore most people’s advice, how to push yourself to a new level, and why learning isn’t enough to get to the highe…
 
Young Earth Creationists (YEC) claim the earth and universe is only some 6000 years old according to the Bible and that any science that goes against this is flawed. Old Earth Creationists (OEC) argue that the Bible does not commit us to a 24hr day view of creation days, but that the earth and universe is, as mainstream science predicts, billions o…
 
The case for nihilism, demons of materialism, and jazz?! Join us for a fascinating discussion. Looking for a link we mentioned? It's here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimes On this week’s episode we are joined by Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at Keele University, James Tartaglia, to discuss the meaning of life and common misconceptions…
 
Shermer and Rosenfeld discuss: why we have a duopoly • gerrymandering • voting restrictions • how we know all elections are not rigged • abortion • immigration • US foreign policy • the rise of conservative and liberal think tanks • ideology • political polarization • political leanings of industrialists vs. tech billionaires and rural poor vs. urb…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss280_Sam_Rosenfeld_2022_05_17.mp3 Download MP3 Shermer and Rosenfeld discuss: why we have political parties • why we have a duopoly and not many parties • gerrymandering • voting restriction laws and policies • How do we know all elections are not rigged? • abortion • immigration • US foreign policy …
 
Shermer and Morris discuss: the history of Big/Deep History • the US, UK, Europe and the West in the context of Russia and China and his book Why the West Rules — for Now • Russia’s war on Ukraine in the context of his book War: What is it Good For? • the future of energy and civilization in the context of his book Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fue…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss279_Ian_Morris_2022_05_11.mp3 Download MP3 Shermer and Morris discuss: the history of Big/Deep History the US, UK, Europe and the West in the context of Russia and China and his book Why the West Rules — for Now Russia’s war on Ukraine in the context of his book War: What is it Good For? the future …
 
It will take a massive counter-movement to get them out, but woke activists have conquered our institutions. Trish talks to Joanna Williams about the worlds of politics, academia and even corporate capitalism who now bend the knee to the new orthodoxies around gender, racism and identity. Joanna’s book — How Woke Won is a terrifying roadmap to the …
 
Justin presents talks and clips from panel discussions at Unbelievable? the Conference 2022, live from The British Library in London. Glen Scrivener on 'Why Christ Alone Can Win The Culture Wars', Alister McGrath on 'How to transform our culture and not be consumed by it', and snippets from panel discussions on transgender and vocation. Get the Dig…
 
Dr. Matthew Walker is Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Founder and Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science. He has published over 100 scientific studies and is the author of the book Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams. Which is currently the #1 Amazon Bestseller in Neu…
 
evin Randle has, for more than forty-five years, studied the UFO phenomena in all its various incarnations. His training by the Army and the Air Force provides Randle with a keen insight into the operations and protocols of the military, their investigations into UFOs, and into a phenomenon that has puzzled people for more than a century. During hi…
 
From October 2011, the full recording of the final debate of the UK Reasonable Faith Tour. William Lane Craig is a Christian philosopher, Peter Atkins is an atheist scientist. In this their second encounter, they debated arguments for and against the existence of God. Craig's other debates from the 2011 Tour: vs Stephen Law: https://youtu.be/w7Fhph…
 
Should the origins of ideas matter as much as their substance? Our experts discuss. Looking for a link we mentioned? It's here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimes There has always been dispute over which ideas are most significant. But at least there used to be broad agreement about the hallmarks of quality and the great works in each field. N…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss278_David_Christian_2022_05_24.mp3 Download MP3 The future is uncertain, a bit spooky, possibly dangerous, maybe wonderful. We cope with this never-ending uncertainty by telling stories about the future: future stories. How do we construct those stories? Where is the future, the place where we set t…
 
The future is uncertain, a bit spooky, possibly dangerous, maybe wonderful. We cope with this never-ending uncertainty by telling stories about the future: future stories. How do we construct those stories? Where is the future, the place where we set those stories? Can we trust our future stories? And what sort of futures do they show us? David Chr…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss277_Michel_Gagne_2022_04_19.mp3 Download MP3 As we approach the sixtieth anniversary of the violent public assassination of President John F. Kennedy, over half of all Americans surveyed continue to believe that he was killed by a conspiracy involving multiple assassins. Shermer and Gagné discuss: c…
 
As we approach the sixtieth anniversary of the violent public assassination of President John F. Kennedy, over half of all Americans surveyed continue to believe that he was killed by a conspiracy involving multiple assassins. Shermer and Gagné discuss: conspiracies and conspiracy theories • what role conspiracy theories play in society • who belie…
 
As world leaders who oversaw the biggest public health failure of our time try to change the channel, their critics are planning a massive audit of the harms they caused. Jeffrey Tucker, who facilitated the thoughtful, anti-lockdown Great Barrington Declaration is now committed to holding accountable governments who did massive damage to people and…
 
The Big Conversation - Episode 2 | Season 4 Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury engages with author Paul Kingsnorth on his adult conversion to Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Paul and Rowan talk about the spiritual longings that still exist under the surface of secular culture and whether ancient forms of Christianity may provide answers…
 
Mark Manson is the New York Times and international bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and his new already bestselling book Everything Is Fucked. His blog, markmanson.net, attracts more than two million readers per month. He is also the CEO and founder of Infinity Squared Media LLC See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/priv…
 
From May 2012, Mike Lee aka "The Religious Antagonist" was a US atheist who made YouTube videos mocking Christianity. His videos were popular but his approach earned him both praise and criticism from fellow atheists. David Robertson often interacts with atheists online and has earned himself the title "the wee flea" for his provocative interaction…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencesalon/mss276_Andrew_Yang_2022_05_25.mp3 Download MP3 Michael Shermer speaks with Andrew Yang about the Forward Party, the future of politics in a party duopoly, political partisanship, and how to bring about the change we need. This conversation is based on Yang’s new book Forward: Notes on the Future of Our…
 
Are you ready for a different kind of 'trip'? Looking for a link we mentioned? It's here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimes We have a very special episode for you today, a truly fascinating (and at times even funky) philosophical discussion. From Silicon Valley to the treatment of depression, psychedelics have entered the mainstream. And with…
 
Michael Shermer speaks with Andrew Yang about the Forward Party, the future of politics in a party duopoly, political partisanship, and how to bring about the change we need. This conversation is based on Yang’s new book Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy. Shermer and Yang discuss: why we have a political duopoly, instead of, say, 7 part…
 
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