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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.

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    • 4.6, 659 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
659 Ratings

659 Ratings

Gooter516 ,

Long-time fan of Thomas Smith.

I’m a big fan of Thomas Smith. After the Jordan B. Peterson pronoun BS, I developed a great respect for Thomas. SIO is in the top 3 of best secular podcasts.

Avatarlastairbender ,

Episode on circumcision

Thanks so much for your latest episode. Props for doing the research and changing your mind on infant circumcision. This is a topic that is not talked about enough! <3 fellow circumcised father of an intact son

Link9454 ,

Thought provoking from a layman’s point of view.

Thomas Smith makes no argument that he is anything but a layman on most issues. From that building block, he has done something kind of akin to Atheist Experience (with broader topics) or Waking Up with Sam Harris (before it started to become just an apology platform) for those of us not completely steeped in philosophy. If he can make moral arguments that an engineer like myself can understand (even if I don’t necessarily agree with him and/or his guests) then he has done his job well.

On a side note, I’ve noticed a lot more negative reviews since the Mythcon debacle. I try to avoid this kind of drama as I have enough of my own. That said, if you, the random user reading these reviews, scrolls by and reads this. Until about 1.5 years ago (as of when I post this), I think there was a grand total of two reviews under three stars. Vengeance can be an ugly thing.

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