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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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 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 ...
 
Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC News anchor who had a panic attack live on "Good Morning America," which led him to try something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, "10% Happier." In this podcast, Dan explores happiness (whatever that means) from all angles. Guests include legendary meditation teachers -- from the Dalai Lama to Western masters -- as well as scientists, and even the odd celebrity. But the show also ventures beyond me ...
 
American Hysteria explores the moral panics, conspiracy theories, urban legends, and fantastical thinking that shape our culture and why we end up fearing and believing in the unreal. Using sociology, psychology, biology, and a whole lot of research, poet-turned-podcaster Chelsey Weber-Smith charts their own journey from fantastical thinker to flexible skeptic, while detailing the sometimes hilarious, sometimes horrifying stories of American freak-outs from the Puritans to the present, and t ...
 
Power Problems is a bi-weekly podcast from the Cato Institute. Host John Glaser offers a skeptical take on U.S. foreign policy, and discusses today’s big questions in international security with distinguished guests from across the political spectrum. Podcast Hashtag: #FPPowerProblems. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Awesome Astronomy explores the frontiers of science, space and our evolving understanding of the universe. Join Ralph, Paul & Jeni for informative and fun astronomy programmes dedicated to space and astronomy news and monthly podcast extras covering hot topics and special interviews in the world of science and astronomy.
 
Politics. Policy. Polling. Pop Culture. Explore what America's thinking with two of the country's leading pollsters-the bipartisan team of Democrat Margie Omero and Republican Kristen Soltis Anderson. In this weekly podcast we take a fresh, friendly look at the numbers driving the week's biggest stories in news, politics, tech, entertainment and pop culture. Along with the occasional interview with pollsters, journalists, and other industry leaders, we'll lift the hood on the numbers reveali ...
 
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Dodge County has the lowest percentage of COVID-19 vaccinations in the southeast quarter of Wisconsin. As of April 7, state figures indicated that just 27% of county residents have had at least one vaccination shot. WUWM's Chuck Quirmbach toured Dodge County to hear what some people in the conservative area are saying about the vaccine.…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:55 Maynard's Spooky Action UFOs wirh Dr Steve Roberts and Brian Dunning With the 55th anniversary of Australia's famous UFOs story, 'Westall 1966', Maynard chats to Brian Dunning and Dr Steve Roberts about this strange event. They also look at other famous UFO accounts including the case of the pancake coo…
 
This week we bring you a fascinating interview with Dr. Kim Hellemans about the neuroscience of addiction which originally aired in 2019. Kim is an award-winning neuroscientist and the chair of the department of neuroscience at Carleton University. She is also a co-host of Minding The Brain podcast. Enjoy!…
 
Feedback What’s on my mind: What defines “success” in America? https://www.blackenterprise.com/new-survey-shows-african-americans-possess-more-inner-peace/ News: Another Trump shill writes a book slamming his ex-boss, after kissing his ass for years: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/07/us/politics/john-boehner-trump-capitol-riot.html The story of Ma…
 
Jesse and Brittany discuss Jesse’s love of yacht rock and a recent encounter with an aggressive anti-masker, listener emails and voicemails related to efforts to overturn Georgia’s voter suppression law, follow-up on the Derek Chauvin Trial and Matt Gaetz’s legal troubles, Joe Biden’s executive action on gun control, commission exploring expansion …
 
How much do Uber and Lyft drivers really earn, after expenses? Are they getting a raw deal by being classified as 'independent contractors' instead of employees? I explore the debate over these questions with three guests: Louis Hyman (Cornell), Veena Dubal (UC Hastings College of the Law), and Harry Campbell (The Rideshare Guy).…
 
Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99. His life spanned nearly a century of European history, starting with his birth into the Greek royal family and end…
 
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, we speak with nurse and UCLA professor Kristen R Choi. Today’s topics include: Advisors don’t think AstraZeneca vaccines will be used in U.S. Long Beach opens vaccines up to 16+ Johnson & Johnson vaccine supply to plummet across U.S. and CA Could we see vaccine pa…
 
Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement earlier this week that California would lift COVID restrictions on industries and end the state’s tier system for regulating operation and capacity of businesses, the L.A. Phil is announcing its return with the news that it will reopen The Hollywood Bowl and The Ford will reopen for live music events t…
 
The Wisconsin Legislature's budget committee will hold its first public hearing Friday in Whitewater on Gov. Tony Evers' two-year state budget proposal. It includes a plan by Evers to have the state borrow $40 million, to begin major work on a few miles of East-West I-94 on Milwaukee's near west side.…
 
Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99.By KPCC 89.3 | Southern California Public Radio
 
Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement earlier this week that California would lift COVID restrictions on industries and end the state’s tier system for regulating operation and capacity of businesses, the L.A. Phil is announcing its return with the news that it will reopen The Hollywood Bowl and The Ford will reopen for live music events t…
 
In this guided meditation, Joseph unpacks what restless energy is all about, showing you how to go from restless to restful. About Joseph Goldstein: Joseph is one of the most respected meditation teachers in the world -- a key architect of the rise of mindfulness in our modern society -- with a sense of humor to boot. In the 1970's, he co-founded t…
 
How mobile clinics deliver vaccines to the most vulnerable; Brazil's COVID-19 crisis; How Prince Albert's death changed Queen Victoria's reign; Jordan Peterson as Marvel supervillain, Red Skull; Lil Nas X's new single as an act of revolution; Ernest Hemingway's letters to his former mother-in-law and more.…
 
New research from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FermiLab) in Illinois has found that a tiny subatomic particle appears to be disobeying the laws of physics, which could open up a host of new questions about the nature of our universe. The early findings suggest that “there are forms of matter and energy vital to the nature and evolutio…
 
There are plenty of things we've been forced to go without during the last year -- seeing friends and family in-person, going out with friends and coworkers, live events like sports, music, theater and more. But for many Southern Californians who endured long daily commutes to and from work before the pandemic forced some professionals to work from…
 
A recent spate of mass shootings that gained national media attention has also meant renewed critique of the way national and local media covers shootings - including reliance on police and perpetrator narratives and how and why some shootings get covered while others are deemed not of national interest. So how do those behind-the-scenes editorial …
 
The Long Beach City Council unanimously approved a plan Tuesday night to convert the city's convention center into a temporary shelter for up to 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children. The site will be run by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and FEMA. The agencies have already set up similar shelters at convention centers in San …
 
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at the UCSF Medical Center. Today’s topics include: COVID-19 vaccines working well against CA variant WaPo: variants will define the next pandemic phase Experts s…
 
Major court win! FFRF attorney Liz Cavell joins us to talk about FFRF's successful lawsuit blocking the state of Alabama from requiring the religious "So Help Me, God" oath on voter registration forms, a victory for state/church separation as well as voting rights. After listening to freethinker Yip Harburg sing "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?", we…
 
New research from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FermiLab) in Illinois has found that a tiny subatomic particle appears to be disobeying the laws of physics, which could open up a host of new questions about the nature of our universe.By KPCC 89.3 | Southern California Public Radio
 
A recent spate of mass shootings that gained national media attention has also meant renewed critique of the way national and local media covers shootings - including reliance on police and perpetrator narratives and how and why some shootings get covered while others are deemed not of national interest.…
 
This week we wrap up the how we got to this mess Dustin' off the Degree series. In the news we have Alabama’s yoga ban, religion and the pay gap, church membership dropping, Virginia dropping the gay/trans panic defense, and Saudi’s new pandemic pilgrimage rules. Dustin' off the Degree - Wrapping up how we got here Sagebrush Rebellion Regan McConne…
 
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