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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 #817 - Mar 6 2021

    The Skeptics Guide #817 - Mar 6 2021

    News Items: Moxie on Mars, Megafauna Extinction, Earth's Oxygen Atmosphere, When to End a Conversation; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: TMS and Depression; Name That Logical Fallacy; Science or Fiction

    The Skeptics Guide #816 - Feb 27 2021

    The Skeptics Guide #816 - Feb 27 2021

    Interview with Philip Goff; What's the Word: Percolation; News Items: Perseverance, Communicating While Dreaming, Phage Viruses and Antibiotics, Good the Pandemic; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction

    The Skeptics Guide #815 - Feb 20 2021

    The Skeptics Guide #815 - Feb 20 2021

    Cold Snap in Texas; News Items: American Megafauna Extinction, The Fifth Dimension, Bird's Magnetic World, Pentagon UFO Wreckage; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Police and Lie Detection, Saunas and Sweat; Science or Fiction

    The Skeptics Guide #814 - Feb 13 2021

    The Skeptics Guide #814 - Feb 13 2021

    COVID-19 Update; News Items: Lie Detectors, Sauna Detox, Black Hole Energy Extraction, Hearing Dead People; Who's That Noisy; Name That Logical Fallacy: Availability Heuristic; Science or Fiction

    The Skeptics Guide #813 - Feb 6 2021

    The Skeptics Guide #813 - Feb 6 2021

    Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Rita Levi-Montalcini; News Items: Dunning Kruger Validity, Junk on the Moon, Protein Switches, Bipolar Ionization; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Multiverse Revisited, Compliment Sandwich; Science or Fiction

    The Skeptics Guide #812 - Jan 30 2021

    The Skeptics Guide #812 - Jan 30 2021

    12 SGU Live Stream; News Items: Streaming Carbon Footprint, Assassin Bug Fossil, Stealing Monkeys; Special Report: Solar Gravitational Lens Astronomy; Is It True; Science or Fiction

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.4K Ratings

5.4K Ratings

1bonn ,

Classic skeptical podcast for science lovers

I have been listening to this podcast on and off for many years. Looking back, I feel fortunate to have found it during a particularly difficult point in my life; it played a formative role in my present outlook - and, really, in the person that I have become.

I was disheartened to see a number of negative comments in the recent reviews. From the beginning - and still, this is a podcast created by (and for) people that have a genuine love and enthusiasm for science and reason.

If you find science and reason inconvenient to your ideology or political leanings - maybe you’re on the wrong side of the facts.

I can’t recommend this podcast highly enough.

Greg J. Abrams ,

Lack of knowledge

Gosh, rather flabbergasted by the lack of knowledge and expertise the hosts are bringing to the table. It’s all superficial at best. Instead of asking the right questions when they have guests, they often chime in incessantly about things they obviously understand. “I believe pottery is about 10,000 years old.” And it goes on and they all make some guesses. They frequently toss around terms they can’t explain and will simply say “look it up.”

Halle Tosis ,

Mostly good

Good content but you must understand that they are liberals first and scientists second. Everything is presented through their liberal lens.

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