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The Mad Scientist Podcast is a comedy show about the history and philosophy of science and pseudoscience. Hosted by Chris and Marie, join our intrepid hosts as they talk about all the weird stuff your science textbook left out. Because sometimes, the best way to learn how to think like a scientist is to talk about all the bad science floating around out there!

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    • 4.5 • 242 Ratings

The Mad Scientist Podcast is a comedy show about the history and philosophy of science and pseudoscience. Hosted by Chris and Marie, join our intrepid hosts as they talk about all the weird stuff your science textbook left out. Because sometimes, the best way to learn how to think like a scientist is to talk about all the bad science floating around out there!

    Still Alive

    Still Alive

    This is a quick update on the podcast and things going on in our lives! We are coming back this week with the continuation of our series on the science of death (and undeath). Love all of you who listen to us, and who have been so patient during this great summer of our discontent.
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    • 14 min
    Science Denial

    Science Denial

    How do individuals decide whether to accept human causes of climate change, vaccinate their children against childhood diseases, or practice social distancing during a pandemic? Democracies depend on educated citizens who can make informed decisions for the benefit of their health and well-being, as well as their communities, nations, and planet. Understanding key psychological explanations for science denial and doubt can help provide a means for improving scientific literacy and understanding—critically important at a time when denial has become deadly. In Science Denial: Why It Happens and What to Do About It, the authors identify the problem and why it matters and offer tools for addressing it. In this episode we interview the authors about the book, their work, and what we can do about it! Get a copy of the book, and the new paperback here: https://academic.oup.com/book/39889 or https://www.amazon.com/Science-Denial-Happens-What-About/dp/0190944684
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    • 51 min
    Death Part 1

    Death Part 1

    This episode Chris and Marie discuss the last thing you'll ever do: die. What does it mean to die? We seem to think it is pretty simple to say something is alive versus dead, but actually it's a pretty difficult question. Join us as we begin our series on Death and human attempts to stave off the grim reaper.
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    • 51 min
    Thinking is Power!

    Thinking is Power!

    Welcome to season 7! We are so lucky to be joined by Melanie Trecek-King, one of the best up and coming skeptics in the business. She leads Thinking is Power, a wonderful website with strategies, course guides, and other resources for educators looking to include critical thinking and science communication in their students education. You can find out more about the website here: https://thinkingispower.com/

    Since its launch in January of 2021, Thinking Is Power has rapidly become a go-to resource in the area of science communication and critical thinking education. TIP’s content has been featured in a range of publications (such as Skeptical Inquirer and Skeptical Science), translated into different languages (such as Italy’s CICAP, France’s Citizen4Science), and used by dozens of educational institutions globally.

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    • 44 min
    Mr. Musk's Wild Ride

    Mr. Musk's Wild Ride

    It's bonus episode time of the season! This time, we are chatting about the world of social media, and if it is evil or not. It is.
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    • 52 min
    Nope

    Nope

    Join Chris and Marie as they discuss the movie Nope, what its themes and ideas are, and how it is a satire of all things paranormal
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
242 Ratings

242 Ratings

Jra4776 ,

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Great Podcast. Heard about on Astonishing Legends and came right over. Hooked!!

Ehmsoleil ,

Get to the point.

These episodes could be 15-20 minutes if they cut out the repetitive rambling. It's like they're just shooting from the hip the whole time.

MarkChicagoIL ,

The guy host…

Why does he yell throughout the podcast? It would be better if he talked a bit quieter.

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