Skepticality:The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

by Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

Skepticality:The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 307
  • Last: 19 Jan 2018
We're tired of pertinent social and science news being buried by clap trap. Our podcast is here to bring you relevant, under reported current events, as well as in-depth discussions from a scientific, critical, skeptical, and humorous point of view. Derek and Swoopy are your hosts, filling your pod and your brain with skeptical insight and conversation, sometimes heated, on a plethora of topics that are ripe for critical examination. Bringing truth to podcasting, and all who choose to listen. In our travels we will tackle the beasts of pseudoscience; the paranormal, supernatural, ufo / alien encounters, mis-understood history, and overwrought legends - urban or otherwise. Our interview shows feature notable skeptics including; leading astronomy speakers, scientists, philosophy experts, and other scientific, secular, humanist, and skeptical book authors, and critical thinkers.

Episodes (307)

  • Skepticality #288 - 'Psychic' Detective!
    Skepticality #288 - 'Psychic' Detective!
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    Published: 19 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:10:17
    Derek sits down with Bob Nygaard, a retired police officer from New York City who moved to Florida and now has a second career helping victims of Psychic fraud. Find out what it takes to help victims of a crime often ignored by law enforcem... Read more →
    Derek sits down with Bob Nygaard, a retired police officer from New York City who moved to Florida and now has a second career helping victims of Psychic fraud. Find out what it takes to help victims of a crime often ignored by law enforcem... Read more →

  • Skepticality #287 - Counting Backwards
    Skepticality #287 - Counting Backwards
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    Published: 19 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:04:49
    After a long break, Derek comes back just in time for Christmas. This time he sits down with Henry Jay Przybylo, (Dr. Jay), to discuss his new book 'Counting Backwards'. Dr. Jay is an associate professor of anesthesiology at Northwestern Un... Read more →
    After a long break, Derek comes back just in time for Christmas. This time he sits down with Henry Jay Przybylo, (Dr. Jay), to discuss his new book 'Counting Backwards'. Dr. Jay is an associate professor of anesthesiology at Northwestern Un... Read more →

  • Skepticality #286 - Fighting Post-Truth
    Skepticality #286 - Fighting Post-Truth
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    Published: 4 Jul 2017 Duration: 01:21:01
    Fighting post-truth politics, promoting rational thinking and wise decision-making in the political sphere seems like it has become harder in the past couple years or so. Gleb Tsipursky, founder of 'Intentional Insights', which unites reaso... Read more →
    Fighting post-truth politics, promoting rational thinking and wise decision-making in the political sphere seems like it has become harder in the past couple years or so. Gleb Tsipursky, founder of 'Intentional Insights', which unites reaso... Read more →

  • Skepticality #285 - Houdini's Final Incredible Secret
    Skepticality #285 - Houdini's Final Incredible Secret
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    Published: 9 May 2017 Duration: 01:22:04
    This episode Derek talks with Bob Loomis, librarian at the Magic Circle, and scholar of the history of stage illusion. His latest work is the book "Houdini's Final Incredible Secret", which is a detailed account of Bob's obsession with figu... Read more →
    This episode Derek talks with Bob Loomis, librarian at the Magic Circle, and scholar of the history of stage illusion. His latest work is the book "Houdini's Final Incredible Secret", which is a detailed account of Bob's obsession with figu... Read more →

  • Skepticality #284 - Son of a Buffett - Interview: Peter Buffett
    Skepticality #284 - Son of a Buffett - Interview: Peter Buffett
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    Published: 15 Mar 2017 Duration: 01:10:05
    This episode Derek sits down with Peter Buffett, the son of the famous investor, Warren Buffett. Peter became famous not for his investing and banking skills but for his work in music and composing. He and his wife now run a non-profit char... Read more →
    This episode Derek sits down with Peter Buffett, the son of the famous investor, Warren Buffett. Peter became famous not for his investing and banking skills but for his work in music and composing. He and his wife now run a non-profit char... Read more →

  • Skepticality #283 - Lets Get Uncomfortable!
    Skepticality #283 - Lets Get Uncomfortable!
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    Published: 24 Jan 2017 Duration: 01:27:04
    This week Derek has a conversation with returning guest, Dr. Bo Bennett. In the past few months Bo has been working on his latest book, 'Uncomfortable Ideas'. In the book, Bennett discusses many of the 'hot button' topics which even the mos... Read more →
    This week Derek has a conversation with returning guest, Dr. Bo Bennett. In the past few months Bo has been working on his latest book, 'Uncomfortable Ideas'. In the book, Bennett discusses many of the 'hot button' topics which even the mos... Read more →

  • Skepticality #282 - Britt Hermes Diary
    Skepticality #282 - Britt Hermes Diary
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    Published: 2 Jan 2017 Duration: 59:57
    For the new year episode of Skepticality, Derek presents an interview he recorded with Britt Hermes, a former Naturopath turned evidence based medicine advocate. Find out what happens when you go from licensed alt-med practitioner to eviden... Read more →
    For the new year episode of Skepticality, Derek presents an interview he recorded with Britt Hermes, a former Naturopath turned evidence based medicine advocate. Find out what happens when you go from licensed alt-med practitioner to eviden... Read more →

  • Skepticality #281 - The Clades
    Skepticality #281 - The Clades
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    Published: 23 Dec 2016 Duration: 40:50
    This episode Derek has another conversation with Jonathan Tweet, game designer, book author, and past Skepticality guest. After the success of his last book, 'Grandmother Fish', a book aimed at teaching pre-school children about Evolution, ... Read more →
    This episode Derek has another conversation with Jonathan Tweet, game designer, book author, and past Skepticality guest. After the success of his last book, 'Grandmother Fish', a book aimed at teaching pre-school children about Evolution, ... Read more →

  • Skepticality #280 - Drawing The Skeptics
    Skepticality #280 - Drawing The Skeptics
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    Published: 15 Nov 2016 Duration: 45:50
    This episode Derek has a conversation with Tini Howard, writer of graphic novels and former comics contributor for Paste Magazine and Teen Vogue. Just a couple weeks ago Tini released her newest comic book series 'The Skeptics'. The series ... Read more →
    This episode Derek has a conversation with Tini Howard, writer of graphic novels and former comics contributor for Paste Magazine and Teen Vogue. Just a couple weeks ago Tini released her newest comic book series 'The Skeptics'. The series ... Read more →

  • Skepticality #279 - Dream On
    Skepticality #279 - Dream On
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    Published: 25 Oct 2016 Duration: 01:13:22
    This week Skepticality starts out with a touching message about friend of the show and past contributor to Skepticality, Bob Carroll. Then Derek talks with comedian, talk show host, and political commentator, John Fugelsang about 'Dream On'... Read more →
    This week Skepticality starts out with a touching message about friend of the show and past contributor to Skepticality, Bob Carroll. Then Derek talks with comedian, talk show host, and political commentator, John Fugelsang about 'Dream On'... Read more →

  • Skepticality #278 - Medical Nonsense
    Skepticality #278 - Medical Nonsense
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    Published: 18 Oct 2016 Duration: 01:30:05
    This episode Derek plays one of the lectures from this past Dragon Con. There is a lot of misconceptions about what can actually heal, and what is *actually* medicine. Find out what some of the most common, and sometimes funny, treatments t... Read more →
    This episode Derek plays one of the lectures from this past Dragon Con. There is a lot of misconceptions about what can actually heal, and what is *actually* medicine. Find out what some of the most common, and sometimes funny, treatments t... Read more →

  • Skepticality #277 - Illustrating Women in Science
    Skepticality #277 - Illustrating Women in Science
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    Published: 20 Sep 2016 Duration: 01:03:19
    This week Derek talks with Illustrator/Author Rachel Ignotofsky. Once a illustrator for Hallmark Greeting cards, she now focuses her talent for creating easy to understand and attractive art on creating works that inform others about scienc... Read more →
    This week Derek talks with Illustrator/Author Rachel Ignotofsky. Once a illustrator for Hallmark Greeting cards, she now focuses her talent for creating easy to understand and attractive art on creating works that inform others about scienc... Read more →

  • Skepticality #276 - HALmilton
    Skepticality #276 - HALmilton
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    Published: 16 Aug 2016 Duration: 01:14:56
    This episode Derek hands over most of the episode to Swoopy who conducts an in-depth interview with Hal Bidlack, a Hamiltonian scholar and performer who gives Chautauqua performances as Hamilton himself. They discuss how Hal ended up living... Read more →
    This episode Derek hands over most of the episode to Swoopy who conducts an in-depth interview with Hal Bidlack, a Hamiltonian scholar and performer who gives Chautauqua performances as Hamilton himself. They discuss how Hal ended up living... Read more →

  • Skepticality #275 - Exodus
    Skepticality #275 - Exodus
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    Published: 26 Jul 2016 Duration: 01:11:10
    This episode Derek has a chat with David Person and Chuck Miller about their new documentary project, 'Exodus', a feature-length documentary about the growing number of African-Americans leaving religion. Chuck is a regional director for th... Read more →
    This episode Derek has a chat with David Person and Chuck Miller about their new documentary project, 'Exodus', a feature-length documentary about the growing number of African-Americans leaving religion. Chuck is a regional director for th... Read more →

  • Skepticality #274 - Science Tales
    Skepticality #274 - Science Tales
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    Published: 28 Jun 2016 Duration: 41:29
    kppn2u3r Derek has discussion with artist/writer, Darryl Cunningham, about his work and how a health care assistant/cartoonist decided to take on the job of educating the public about misconceptions surrounding psychiatry, science, and even... Read more →
    kppn2u3r Derek has discussion with artist/writer, Darryl Cunningham, about his work and how a health care assistant/cartoonist decided to take on the job of educating the public about misconceptions surrounding psychiatry, science, and even... Read more →

  • Skepticality #273 - A Fishy Evolution Update
    Skepticality #273 - A Fishy Evolution Update
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    Published: 14 Jun 2016 Duration: 29:39
    Derek does a quick update discussion with Jonathan Tweet, the author of 'Grandmother Fish - a child's first book of Evolution'. Since last Jonathan was on Skepticality to discuss his Kickstarter project to create a book which appeals to the... Read more →
    Derek does a quick update discussion with Jonathan Tweet, the author of 'Grandmother Fish - a child's first book of Evolution'. Since last Jonathan was on Skepticality to discuss his Kickstarter project to create a book which appeals to the... Read more →

  • Skepticality #272 - The Invention of Science
    Skepticality #272 - The Invention of Science
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    Published: 31 May 2016 Duration: 01:10:03
    Derek grabs some time with Professor of History, David Wootton, to talk about his latest book 'The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution', a book about the early years where the modern methods of inquiry and scien... Read more →
    Derek grabs some time with Professor of History, David Wootton, to talk about his latest book 'The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution', a book about the early years where the modern methods of inquiry and scien... Read more →

  • Skepticality #271 - Viewing the World with a Rational Eye
    Skepticality #271 - Viewing the World with a Rational Eye
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    Published: 17 May 2016 Duration: 01:11:59
    Derek nabs some time with Dr. Micheal Shermer, the man in charge of Skeptic Magazine and the Skeptics Society for a little update and chat about his new book highlighting his fifteen years writing a regular column for Scientific American ma... Read more →
    Derek nabs some time with Dr. Micheal Shermer, the man in charge of Skeptic Magazine and the Skeptics Society for a little update and chat about his new book highlighting his fifteen years writing a regular column for Scientific American ma... Read more →

  • Skepticality #270 - Watching Science
    Skepticality #270 - Watching Science
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    Published: 12 Apr 2016 Duration: 58:59
    This episode Derek has a discussion with Dr. Ivan Oransky, MD. Dr. Oransky is the global editorial editor for MedPage Today, and co-founder of Retraction Watch, a site which reports on scientific integrity, fraud, and other issues. He previ... Read more →
    This episode Derek has a discussion with Dr. Ivan Oransky, MD. Dr. Oransky is the global editorial editor for MedPage Today, and co-founder of Retraction Watch, a site which reports on scientific integrity, fraud, and other issues. He previ... Read more →

  • Skepticality #269 - The Man, The Myth, The Legend
    Skepticality #269 - The Man, The Myth, The Legend
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    Published: 27 Mar 2016 Duration: 51:53
    A special Easter day episode with Raphael Lataster. Raphael is a writer and Religious Studies expert who focuses on the history of religion. Raphael recently has been working with Richard Carrier on the historicity of Jesus, and the likelih... Read more →
    A special Easter day episode with Raphael Lataster. Raphael is a writer and Religious Studies expert who focuses on the history of religion. Raphael recently has been working with Richard Carrier on the historicity of Jesus, and the likelih... Read more →

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