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Skeptiko.com is an interview-centered podcast covering the science of human consciousness. We cover six main categories:

– Near-death experience science and the ever growing body of peer-reviewed research surrounding it.

– Parapsychology and science that defies our current understanding of consciousness.

– Consciousness research and the ever expanding scientific understanding of who we are.

– Spirituality and the implications of new scientific discoveries to our understanding of it.

– Others and the strangeness of close encounters.

– Skepticism and what we should make of the “Skeptics”.

Skeptiko – Science at the Tipping Point Alex Tsakiris

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About the Show

Skeptiko.com is an interview-centered podcast covering the science of human consciousness. We cover six main categories:

– Near-death experience science and the ever growing body of peer-reviewed research surrounding it.

– Parapsychology and science that defies our current understanding of consciousness.

– Consciousness research and the ever expanding scientific understanding of who we are.

– Spirituality and the implications of new scientific discoveries to our understanding of it.

– Others and the strangeness of close encounters.

– Skepticism and what we should make of the “Skeptics”.

    Tim Grimes, 7 Questions For the Voice in Your Head |571|

    Tim Grimes, 7 Questions For the Voice in Your Head |571|

    Tim Grimes is an author, podcaster and radical counselor.



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    [00:00:00] Alex Tsakiris: On this episode of skeptiko. A show about hearing the truth.

    [00:00:07] clip: You need to find the truth about yourself. It’s quite simple, Jack. You need to get quiet, not just with your mouth, with your mind. And in that quiet, you will hear the truth.

    Alex Tsakiris: Even if it’s coming from yourself.

    [00:00:26] Tim Grimes: How could you have to force yourself to be what you already are?

    You’re here. So there’s nothing you have to force.

    Alex Tsakiris: That first clip was from a 2012 movie, a thousand words. And the second was from today’s returning guest, Tim Grimes.

    The show is a little different from the usual skeptical stuff. Although I’ve done a few shows on this and as you know, , this is really where my heart’s at. What’s nearest and dearest to me. So I hope you enjoy it. ===

    [00:00:56] Alex Tsakiris: Welcome to skeptical where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics.

    I’m your host, Alex Garris. And today we welcome back Tim Grimes. Tim is the author of the joy of not thinking a radical approach to happiness. This is the book that first introduced me to Tim. It’s still out there. You can still read it for free on Kindle unlimited great book.

    Really enjoyed it. You can also find tim@radicalcounselor.com. I’ve pulled that up on the screen if you’re ever watching on YouTube. And uh, he’s got another, a number of other books on Amazon and he has really great podcasts as well. That. I love listening to, I’m just, uh, it’s, it’s one of the ones I wait for and see if it pops up and I get to it right away.

    So I have had Tim on a couple times. I obviously you can tell from what I just said, that I really appreciate his work. So I pinged him to do this different project and I just thought it’d be fun. And Tim, welcome back. Thanks so much for being

    [00:02:06] Tim Grimes: here. Thank you, Alex. It’s uh, always a pleasure. I realize I’m sitting this chair.

    I have a very comfortable chair and I’m very far back from the screen. So I’m gonna move up a little bit. I might move back later. Hi everybody.

    [00:02:19] Alex Tsakiris: that looks good. Okay. Now our, now our heads are about the same size instead of me looking like giant head . So I pinged you, uh, a couple. Months ago, I guess, because I have this practice.

    It’s one of my daily practices. I won’t say spiritual practice, but it is a spiritual practice. And that is that I have these questions that I’ve written for myself because I’ve found that questions provoke me and provoke that little voice in my head to answer them in a unique way or in a way that inspires me.

    So I said, Hey, Tim, I’ve actually added to my list of questions with some of the questions that I’ve gotten from your show. What do you think about doing a show on seven questions for the voice inside your head? And you responded in exactly the way I would’ve expected and hope that you respond. You were like, hell yeah, I’m down for that.

    That sounds good. So I don’t know if it’ll be seven questions. It might be more, it might be less. But tell me, tell everybody kind of what you think of this idea in general of questions for the voice inside your

    [00:03:34] Tim Grimes: head. Sure.

    • 33 min
    Steve Bierman, Hypnosis and NLP in the ER |570|

    Steve Bierman, Hypnosis and NLP in the ER |570|

    Dr. Steve Bierman is vertern ER physician and hypnotherapist who explains why compassion isn’t enough when it comes to patient communication.



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    [00:00:00] Alex Tsakiris: On this episode of skeptical. How to save someone’s life in the emergency room.

    [00:00:08] clip: They still can’t stop the bleeding. Give me your turn, make it please. She is in and out of consciousness. You’re in the right place. Okay. Exactly. Four minutes in Dr. Gandhi reaches for the black phone. That’s the direct link to the, or

    Alex Tsakiris: And how to do it with no hands.

    [00:00:24] Steve Bierman: for example, to a lady in ventricular . Tachycardia, potentially lethal heart arrhythmia, where the nurses off to get the medicine I’m sitting there.

    I got nothing to do, get rapport with her, breathe with her and say, and you know, your heart has been beating in a regular way for a long, long time and she’d nod and it still knows how to do it.

    Alex Tsakiris: That first clip was from a news report in Fort worth. I think I just pulled it off of YouTube, but the second one was from today’s, , guests, quite amazing guest, Dr. Steve Bierman.

    Who joined me to talk about hypnosis NLP and a bunch of other cool stuff. Hope you enjoy the interview.

    [00:01:13] Alex Tsakiris: Welcome to skeptical where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers, and their critics.

    I’m your host, Alex Caris and wow. We have a good one for you today. I’m joined by Dr. Steve Biman. Steve is the author of healing beyond pills and potions. Let me read a little bit from the website, the website, by the way, you’re gonna want to check it out. Healing beyond pills.com. Here is some bio stuff.

    Steve Berman MD received his undergraduate UCLA doctorate, Northwestern worked 20 years board certified emergency physician at Scripps Memorial Encinitas right up the road from where? Uh, Steve and I are both sitting right now. He’s the founder of two medical device companies and holds over 200 utility patents on various medical devices as an emergency physician.

    Dr. Beman became renowned for performing painless procedures, like simple injections, laceration repairs, and even childbirth, but his studied words and gestures did far more than prevent pain. They also produced astonishing physical outcomes,

    dr. Breman went further along the communication continuum. That’s a very interesting There’s gonna be some very interesting reframing of a language here that that will we. Blow your mind when you really get into what this guy has done to all autoimmune diseases, shrink deadly tumors, relieve depression and ensure bloodless surgeries.

    Many of his cures seem like miracles. Yes, they really do. And yet Dr. Barman explains they are inevitable consequence of a new and expanded understanding of disease causality , and the focus power of ideas to access our healer within.

    Steve. Welcome. Thanks so much for joining me.

    [00:03:21] Steve Bierman: That’s a pleasure, Alex. Good to see you again.

    [00:03:24] Alex Tsakiris: Well, you know, I was thinking about how to kick this off, and then I thought of this story that I heard from you that I’m sure it’s told many times, many different ways, but Steve, imagine it’s a few years ago, I unfortunately get in a car accident, wind up being wheeled into Scripps hospital Encinitas.

    And I’m fortunate enough to run into Dr. Steve.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Steven Snider, Creating the Super Soldier |569|

    Steven Snider, Creating the Super Soldier |569|

    Steven Snider is an author, blogger and host of The Farm podcast.



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    [00:00:00] Alex Tsakiris: On, this episode of Skeptiko… How to create a super soldier

    [00:00:07] clip: So am I to understand that you men completed your training on your own? That’s the fact Jack that the fact Jack captain. Yes, sir. These are exactly the kind of go-getters I want working on my em, 50 project in Italy,

    And why we need them in the first place.

    [00:00:26] Steven Snider: We just weren’t getting, you know, the results from the troops that we wanted.

    I mean, and that was a big concern. You had a lot of people deserting . And we were looking at these, you know, communist cadres who seemed almost fearless. And what were they doing that we. Were missing. And that was kind of what started all these investigations and the brainwashing.

    [00:00:43] Alex Tsakiris: The first clip was a real oldie from bill Murray, way back stripes, movie, eighties, I think nineties, And the second was from today’s guest, returning guest, Stephen Snyder. This is a deep, deep dive. I almost thought about breaking this up and coming in and making about a hundred comments on it because.

    We could talk for a long, long time and it intersects with so many other things. We’ve been talking about on this show. But I can’t really do that. But I love to do that with you afterwards. If you want to chat about any of this stuff, and there will be an invite to do that at the end.

    In the meantime. I hope you enjoyed the show.

    Alex Tsakiris: welcome to skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics.

    I’m your host, Alex. Kars today. We welcome Steven Snyder, AKA recluse back to Steven. Always. Great to have you here. You know, it wasn’t too long ago. He was here 5 29 para political Q and on great conversation. , if you haven’t guys, haven’t heard that you gotta go back and listen to it because we really engaged on some topics that we didn’t necessarily agree on the interpretation of, but what is so awesome about this guy?

    And what I so love about his work is he really brings it in terms of the data. And I was just kind of poking at him and teasing a little bit because he’s always like, Hey, what are you gonna ask me? Cause I gotta be prepared. I gotta know. And stuff like that over prepare, go to his web, go to his blog or listen to his, uh, podcast.

    And you’ll see that he, he needs that deep knowledge. So one of the things we’re gonna do today is kind of pull ’em out of that and get him more into the interpretation of it. You know, it’s one thing to dig up those ancient artifacts. It’s another to interpret what they mean. So that’s gonna be one of my goals.

    But before we get started, I wanted to read for people because you have been on the show a couple times, by the way. Welcome Steven. Thanks for being here. Thank you, Eric. So I, I wanted to read this because I did come across the farm podcast, mock two intro. And I don’t wanna assume that everybody knows exactly who you are.

    And this is really well written, which is no surprise, but explore culture, para politics and high weirdness with recluse, the longtime curator , of the legendary bicep blog. And we’re gonna go there in a minute after cutting his teeth in the Syncro mystical move. So, so interesting right there, recluse developed a novel approach to para pol...

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Brent Raynes UFOs and Native Americans |568|

    Brent Raynes UFOs and Native Americans |568|

    Brent Raynes is an author who has investgated the UFO phenomenon for more than 50 years.



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    [00:00:00] Alex Tsakiris: On, this episode of Skeptiko…Who really knows ET

    [00:00:07] clip: She passionate Jane, this is knife knife. No, that goat. Took on and lost in his people. There was no reasoning with them. We’re all gonna die. Anyway, what’s left of the chair, cows,

    Alex Tsakiris: And what are they trying to tell us?

    [00:00:25] Brent Raynes: How about these cases of, angels and such uh, where it seems to have a positive spin and he says, yeah, but they always end up sour in the end. , and not just of native American culture, but I mean, it’s there are actually shamanic cultures going way back all over the world that have. Stories that relate to these kind of, , elements, ,

    ===

    we got a little bit of Harrison Ford getting dressed down by an Indian chief. And that first clip from Cowboys and aliens. And the second one is from.

    Today’s Print rains.

    Who’s been looking into UFO’s and ETS longer than just about anyone I’ve ever run



    across.

    Hope you like the interview. Stick around.

    [00:01:11] Alex Tsakiris: ===

    Welcome to skeptical where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics.

    I’m your host, Alex sec, Caris. And today we welcome Brent rains to skeptical. If you remember a couple episodes back, I had a chance to interview again, Dr. Bob Davis love the guy. A lot of respect for him. He came out to talk about his new film consciousness afterwards. He sends me an email and he says, Hey, you know, you seem to be interested in all this crossover, paranormal E UFO stuff.

    Have you ever heard of Brent rains? You really need to talk to this guy, friend of mine. Wow. Wow. Was he ever right? I tell you, you know, I, I started digging into, uh, Brent stuff. And I just realized how absolutely ignorant I am of these fields that I like to talk about. I mean, this guy, amazing, amazing body of work.

    I don’t even how you talk about this body of work. 40, 40 plus years, full spectrum researcher, author, excellent writer, but researcher. He knows everyone he’s talked. Everyone he’s interviewed everyone. He’s written about everything. It’s just amazing. You know, I pulled up on the screen. AP magazine.info. Go check that out.

    There’s a search. Uh, The tagline here, an alternative way to explore and explain the mysteries of our world. That’s pretty general published. This is the part I wanted to draw your attention to publish since 1985, online since 2001. And if you really go into his work, he published in long before he put out this magazine.

    So this is gonna be a super great treat for me to tap into this guy’s knowledge and try and pin things down. A lot of things I’m interested in, and the only problem is I have a hundred questions. Each one could probably take about an hour to explore, but. I guess we oughta just get right to it. Brent, thanks for coming on.

    Thanks so much for joining

    [00:03:35] Brent Raynes: me. Well, thanks Alex. Uh, for inviting me and, uh, wow. What a, what an introduction. I hope I can live up to that.

    And a lot of times I’ll start out with, uh, an interview with someone and I’ll have a list of things that I think we can, well, I’ve got a list right here to the side, uh, and, and, uh, we might get to two of them, you know, , it’s,

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Mark Gober, Upside Down UFO/ET |567|

    Mark Gober, Upside Down UFO/ET |567|

    Mark Gober is an author and researcher into consciousness and contact experience.



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    [00:00:00] Alex Tsakiris: On, this episode of Skeptiko… a show about looking for a hero.

    [00:00:07] clip: The final part of the secret is that you deserve to feel M. Look at you it’s robotic. So vain. Any bit of culture you have is ruined by self importance and egotism there is no doubt. You all are in need of a hero.

    Someone brave enough to confront me and control me, but this will not come to pass. I am the villain. You are stuck with. What hero would want to save you?

    [00:00:38] Alex Tsakiris: And finding. Very very close to home. Like in the mirror.

    ==

    [00:00:44] Mark Gober: And it’s in many ways, anti-human, anti-life, it’s just like, ah, humans are whatever we should just enhance ourselves and forget about it. So I have this very skeptical conspiratorial lens of what’s happening in the world. Think we need to be very careful about some of the things that might sound benevolent and maybe some of the people involved have a benevolent intent, but who knows what could that do to our soul?

    [00:01:05] Mark Gober: it is love and light, but we’ve gotta be tough and that’s something I don’t see as much in the spiritual.

    [00:01:11] Alex Tsakiris: That first clip was from the very excellent mouthy Buddha. . And the second is from today’s returning guest, mark Ober. Who came to talk about E T.

    And wound I’m talking about a lot of other stuff as well.Stick around. I think this is a great conversation with a truly, truly great and important thinker.

    [00:01:38] Alex Tsakiris: Welcome. Toal where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics. I, your host Alex secures. And today we welcome back mark. Gober to skeptical. Mark. If you’re at all familiar with this show, especially the last couple years, you will definitely remember the interviews that we’ve had with him.

    , the first was few years ago back, he wrote this really amazing book and into upside down thinking dispelling the myth that the brain produces consciousness, duh, and the implications for everyday life, or we should say really the implications for the SIOP that wants to tell you that, that duh, isn’t a da that you should really take that seriously.

    But mark does an awesome job. Awesome job of breaking that down. He’s also written several other books in this upside down series, but his latest really caught my attention. Even though we did an interview with him not too long ago. This is, I mean, this guy is really such a next level thinker and it’s just always fantastic to talk to him, but here’s the latest one.

    Check this out, cuz this is, this is challenging and end to upside down contact UFO, aliens, and spirits, and why their ongoing interaction with human civilization matters. Wow. I mean that is, that is really powerful stuff. Mark. Welcome. Thanks for coming back on.

    [00:03:15] Mark Gober: Well thank you for having me, Alex.

    [00:03:17] Alex Tsakiris: You know, I was just.

    Teeing up chatting with you for just a second. And I was saying, you know, my big question when I get to this topic and I always think about this and I never articulate it is are we flying too close to the sun here? And I think all your books risk doing that. But I always wonder when we talk about this stuff, like.

    I don’t have like a big, huge profile or anything like that,

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Russ Allen, Kyle Allen, Marty Garza, UFOs and ET |566|

    Russ Allen, Kyle Allen, Marty Garza, UFOs and ET |566|

    Russ and Kyle, Creators of Brothers of the Serpent have done a deep dive into UFO/ET with Marty Garza.



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    [00:00:00] Alex Tsakiris: On, this episode of Skeptiko… a show about finally getting some answers.

    [00:00:09] Clip: You made it here and it was meant for us. Why? What did we do wrong?

    Why do you hate us? man. TOK

    Alex Tsakiris: Whether we like those answers or not.

    [00:00:28] Russ Allen: Have we done this before, , humans have been around 400,000 years, at least how many times has this happened?

    [00:00:35] Kyle Allen: , the reason that God’s destroy the tower is because humanity is about to discover something. And the reason that God say is that they will then become like us that’s. Yes. So I can’t

    [00:00:49] Russ Allen: think

    [00:00:50] Kyle Allen: too much about the space brothers aspect of this in that scenario.

    [00:00:54] Marty Garza: And that question in my mind raises a different question and it’s is consciousness or spirituality unique to mankind?

    Alex Tsakiris: that first clip was from the movie. Prometheus’s the second. It was from our. Our guests today.

    Bras Kyle from the. The brothers of the serpent. Podcast. And.

    Marty Garza. The UFO guru expert, who is so, so good at what he does.

    Stick around. This is a. Uh, classic. Classic classic. Skeptical.

    [00:01:31] Alex Tsakiris: ===

    Welcome to skeptical where we explore Contra science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics.

    I’m your host, Alex Kars and today we welcome Russ Allen, Kyle Allen, creators of that. So excellent brothers of the serpent podcast. And we also welcome their honorary serpent brother, Marty Garza. So, wow. This is just, uh, you know, we’re just chatting a little bit. I’m super excited to do this show. Uh, these guys, Russ and Kyle have a fantastic show.

    It really is great. Kind of famous. The show is for doing these incredible deep dive multipart part 14 kind of things, but, uh, deep, deep dive in a while back, some people started turning me on to this series that they were doing on UFOs, which is a tiny bit out of their swing zone. Not exactly, but they kept going, Hey man, you gotta listen to this.

    You gotta listen to smarty Garza guy gotta listen, gotta listen. And I did. And I gotta tell you fantastic. They are up to part nine at this point. And I have done a lot of UFO shows with some pretty prominent people in the UFO community, which won’t mention names, this what they’ve done. Top of the heap. I mean, just really, really quality, quality stuff, and super deep discussions, super smart discussions, tons of new information and particularly, uh, new connections that these guys are making that you might never have thought of.

    So I really want to encourage you. We’ll just be able to kind of touch on some of it as much as I can kind of pull out of these guys, but go listen to these shows, go listen to all their shows, but if you’re interested in UFOs, it’s just amazing, amazing stuff. When I was chatting with Marty, probably a book will come out of this, certainly hope so, but in the meantime, just, uh, Ross, Kyle, congratulations, guys.

    Congratulations for bringing this to be.

    [00:03:50] Russ Allen: Well, thank you. And Alex, it’s a pleasure to be here. We, we did some shows with you a while back and it’s great to be back, man. Thank you so much for the invitation.

    [00:03:57] Kyle Allen: Yeah.

    • 1 hr 27 min

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just started listening and i was going thru the 1st ep w william ramsey, i was at least past half the pc when it stopped n when i checkd the ep was no longer available. was this a glitch of some sort ? was it removed by alex ?
seemed weird to me. i couldn’t finish that ep and it was getting really good haha.

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Out of Dozens of Pods I listen to One of the Best!

Alex is one of the best at challenging his guests which not many hosts do. It makes for amazing conversations, along with interesting topics and Alex’s views on religion make this one of my favorite podcasts of all.

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