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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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    • 4.7 • 5.6K 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

    The Skeptics Guide #838 - Jul 31 2021

    The Skeptics Guide #838 - Jul 31 2021

    COVID Update: Ivermectin and Mix and Match Vaccines; News Items: Folding Proteins, Magnet Therapy for Cancer, Galileo Project, Wing Color and Flight Efficiency, Mercola Misinformation; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Nuclear Power; Science or Fiction

    The Skeptics Guide #837 - Jul 24 2021

    The Skeptics Guide #837 - Jul 24 2021

    COVID Update: Vaccine Hesitancy; News Items: Plastic Tipping Point, Balloon Telescope, AI Creativity, More Space Tourism; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction

    The Skeptics Guide #836 - Jul 17 2021

    The Skeptics Guide #836 - Jul 17 2021

    COVID Update: Vaccine Booster; News Items: Ethics of Human Genome Editing, Rogue Planets, Space Tourism, Hydroponic Farming; Your Questions and E-mails: Biodynamic Wine; Science or Fiction

    The Skeptics Guide #835 - Jul 10 2021

    The Skeptics Guide #835 - Jul 10 2021

    What's the Word: Osculant; News Items: FDA Approval of Aducanumab, New Kind of Supernova, Icelandia, Shorter Work Week; Your Questions and E-mails: Faith vs Belief; Name That Logical Fallacy; Science or Fiction

    The Skeptics Guide #834 - Jul 3 2021

    The Skeptics Guide #834 - Jul 3 2021

    Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Pioneers in Deep Sea Bathyspheric observations; News Items: Noisy Thinking, T-Rex Teens, Video Games and Mental Health, Forming the Milky Way, Dowsing Again; Science or Fictions; Live Questions

    The Skeptics Guide #833 - Jun 26 2021

    The Skeptics Guide #833 - Jun 26 2021

    COVID Update: Delta Variant; News Items: Detecting Life, Update on Space Launch System, Brain Implant for Pain, Pupil Size and Intelligence; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Food from Air; Science or Fiction

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.6K Ratings

5.6K Ratings

James Beachboard ,

Cara is the worst.

Great show. Steven is great at addressing both sides of a point when talking points breach the subjective. When cara speaks, I jack up the left side of my car before the tires pop.

In all fairness she has pleasantly surprised me on certain subjects, and none of this should take away from this podcast being one of the best podcasts out there. I wouldn’t change a thing,…

Cara, not seeing the benefit of private space flight,…sigh… because benefits of advancement through science have always been clear from the get go right? But that doesn’t matter cause he’s a white man and corporations are evil

aosmitty13 ,

Stay skeptical (in a good way)

Always pushing me to think more skeptically and critically about the world around me and still keep it fun and entertaining.

lucaswj ,

Depressing slide into advocacy

It’s sad to see how SGU has slid from a science and skepticism show into an outright advocacy show for social and political causes. I understand why and how happened, but it’s still dispiriting to see yet another institution feel forced to pick a side in a culture war that shouldn’t have much to do with science.

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