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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 Skeptics' Guide to the Universe Dr. Steven Novella

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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 Skeptics Guide #907 - Nov 26 2022

    The Skeptics Guide #907 - Nov 26 2022

    What's the Word: Geophony; News Items: Artemis I Launch, Skin-Like Electronics, Homoploid Sympatric Speciation, Lab Grown Blood, Water Meteorite
    ; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction

    The Skeptics Guide #906 - Nov 19 2022

    The Skeptics Guide #906 - Nov 19 2022

    Dumbest Thing of the Week: Volcanic CO2; News Items: Developing New Antibiotics, China Completes Space Station, 8 Billion People, New SARS-CoV-2 Variants, Psychogeneology; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and e-mails: Clinically Proven, Billion Dollar Disasters; Science or Fiction

    The Skeptics Guide #905 - Nov 12 2022

    The Skeptics Guide #905 - Nov 12 2022

    Dumbest Thing of the Week: Alternative Medicine; News Items: Climate Change in the Classroom, Effects of Climate in US, Closest Black Hole, AWARE II Study of NDEs; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Astrology; Science or Fiction

    The Skeptics Guide #904 - Nov 5 2022

    The Skeptics Guide #904 - Nov 5 2022

    Quickie with Bob: Matter in Neutron Star Collisions; News Items: Daylight Saving Time, Humans Working With Robots, Lottery Miracle, Mechanical Neural Network; Special Report: History of Vibrators; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Intermittent Energy; Science or Fiction

    The Skeptics Guide #903 - Oct 29 2022

    The Skeptics Guide #903 - Oct 29 2022

    Special Guest: Richard Saunders; News Items: Trust in Scientists, Reliability of World Energy, Video Games and Cognition, New Aging Technique, NASA UAP Study; What's The Word: Regression; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction

    The Skeptics Guide #902 - Oct 22 2022

    The Skeptics Guide #902 - Oct 22 2022

    Quickie with Jay: Hiding Anti-Vaccine Misinformation; News Items: Electric Universe, Neanderthal Clan, Gorillas and Chimps Friends, Brightest Gamma Ray Burst, Cheating Scandals; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: COVID Vaccines and Bell's Palsy; Science or Fiction

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.8K Ratings

5.8K Ratings

Akron banker ,

Learn something

This is my favorite podcast. I learn something every time I listen. But, more importantly, I learn how to handle all the information in the world today. I am more prepared to separate the bogus from the beneficial. I learn to see the limits of my knowledge and find ways to know more.

Marcus517 ,

Ocassionally brilliant; mostly meh and always smug

Used to listen to every show, but dropped out when they went political a couple years ago. Checked in again with a couple recent expisodes. Some tremendous stuff mixed with a lot of social justice, cheap-shot attacks, dumb segments and a lot of sanctimony. Lots of criticism of easy targets like anti-vaxxers. That's just lazy. I have no idea what Evan is doing there. Barely knows his topics, most of his additions are just agreeing with others. He must be a brother in law. Cara is extremely talented (or just works very hard) dealing with complex topics, but her smugness and social justice spin on just about everything are extremely annoying. She should be too smart to let herself become just another NPR host. The boys are fine and Steve is a gem The noisy and some word thing they do is just dumb. Done for 2021 with this. It was such a terrific science show a few years ago, I'll check in again in 2022.

End of 2022: well, I think they’ve been captured by what’s left of their audience. I’ve seen this with other programs. They start out like objective scientists, then there’s leakage into politics, then they lose that part of the audience that doesn’t want the politics, so they have to double down on their political biases to keep who’s left (pun intended). Lots of cutesy banter (which I can live with) but their leftist politics is everywhere esp with a very smug and sanctimonious Cara.

Zap134 ,

What you learned in school,

or should have learned, maybe you forgot? Anyway, listen & remember, often. (And remember to support education!)

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