300 episodes

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 Skeptics' Guide to the Universe stevennovella@gmail.com.com (Steven Novella)

    • Science
    • 4.8, 4.5K Ratings

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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.5K Ratings

4.5K Ratings

GarryBaileyJr ,

Unweaving my Rainbow

I have been listening to and supporting these amazing people for over a decade and I will never stop. They host amazing guests, play fun games and have irresistible chemistry. You will be hard pressed to find a group of people more dedicated to reason and science than this incredible panel of Skeptics. Every week this group of family and friends, led by Dr. Steve Novella, peels back the layers of reality to get to a closer approximation of the truth. I have laughed so hard it hurt and I have wept alone at work while my co-workers stared at me uncomfortably. If you are looking for a way to calibrate your baloney detector, you cannot find a better podcast. I highly recommend that you start with the latest episodes. However, do yourself and your skeptical toolbox a favor and download the very first episode. Go on a bold and inspirational journey with these pioneers of scientific education.

turbyvilla ,

Great, entertaining, and real not fake.

I've been listening for over six years, but just recently became a patron (oops). The value of this podcast? The games like science or fiction, who's that noisy, and the fact that members of the panel can pitch particular science stories all make the show lively and entertaining. Also, the emphasis on peer review, diving into the quality (or lack thereof) of research studies, confrontation of fakery, and promoting real open-mindedness - change your mind in the face of evidence - as opposed to "Goop" type open-mindedness, are all terrific. Changed me.

alexvm9 ,

Fantastic Science Podcast

I wonder how many people that complain about Cara are men vs. women. I believe that Cara is actually quite wonderful. While I don’t think that they are experts on every topic they touch, they don’t have to be! As long as they do their research and provide us with a lovely summary of interesting science topics, I trust that others that listen to the show will correct them if necessary. The show is truly great! And I like Cara’s choice of topics. As a woman in science, it’s funny to me that people find it difficult to stomach her “know it all” personality, but not Steven’s or Bob’s or Evan’s or Jays’s?! So if you want digestible science news and a fun thinking game at the end of every show.. watch SGU!

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