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A show discussing all the interesting and slightly weird things people believe in! From religion and vegan diets to asking the big questions, like, can we really contact the dead? In each episode I'll be chatting to an expert or a funny guest discussing a belief thats close to their heart. If you want to know if Psychics are fake and hear me have a live reading or learn if sleep is really that important, this is the Podcast for you! You can also support the podcast here! : https://www.patreo ...
 
They're weird and sometimes frightening. They've been spotted in our forests, our oceans and even in our cities. Are they in your neighbourhood? Rarely seen or photographed, some dispute that they even exist at all... They're Megan and Paddy, and they want to talk to you about Cryptids.
 
Gay? Lesbian? Skeptical? Check out "Reality Check!" "Reality Check" is a radio show hosted by Tony Pitman and broadcast on JOY 94.9 FM in Melbourne, Australia. Each episode, "Reality Check" brings you a round-up of LGBT world news and a movie review, plus a heavy dose of critical thinking and skeptical analysis of pseudoscience and the paranormal. Psychics, ghosts, UFOs, astrology, diets, alternative medicines and much more all come under the critical eye.
 
David Edmonds (Uehiro Centre, Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (freelance philosopher/writer) interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. Two books based on the series have been published by Oxford University Press. We are currently self-funding - donations very welcome via our website http://www.philosophybites.com
 
A walkthrough of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation with pastor Justin Thomas. Grow in your understanding of the message of the Scriptures and your ability to read it for yourself. Whether you think of yourself as a student of the Bible, a Christian who just wants to know God better, or a sceptic who wants to explore Christianity, Verse/Verse was created with you in mind.
 
Have you ever considered what being conscious actually means? By choosing to live in a particular state are you consenting to be subject to all its laws? For some there’s an assumption that philosophy might not be relevant to modern life but Dr. Nigel Warburton, senior lecturer in Philosophy at The Open University argues that many of us today are faced with philosophical questions such as these as we live our lives in the twenty first century. In this collection we ask academics to discuss t ...
 
An irreverent podcast out every fortnight with writer and political commentator Ben Kelly and his long-suffering friend Mat Walker. Over a few drinks these fed up, nearly middle-aged dads discuss current affairs and social issues before veering off course and bollocking on about their jaded, pandemic tainted lives and unravelling minds. Previously known as The Sceptic Isle Podcast.
 
The Best Science (BS) Medicine Podcast is a weekly presentation where practitioners can get evidence-based drug therapy content that is practical, entertaining and promotes healthy scepticism. In essence, we are the Medication Mythbusters. We present information that is useful and relevant to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants and other health professionals, and that can easily be incorporated into day-to-day practice. The podcast is presented by Dr. James McCormack, Profe ...
 
The podcast where philosophy meets data science. All beliefs are unjustified and I am trying to disprove them, continue listening if you're a sceptic Send us your thoughts: https://www.linesareopen.com/utb/ Support this podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/unjusttifiedtruebeliefs Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unjustified-true-beliefs3600/donations
 
Presented by Rusty O’Nhiall and Sue Schenskie, The show airs on Digital Radio 4 and the SEPIA Radio Network every week and explores our mysterious and often, baffling world. From ghosts and hauntings to conspiracy and mythical beasts, Rusty O’Nhiall and Sue Schenskie take you into a world of wonder, a trip into the shadows and that which is often unseen, sometimes, unmentioned. Join Rusty and Sue as they share with you not only their own research, adventures and experiences but introduces fa ...
 
Published five years before John Kendrick Bangs had the same idea with Alice in Blunderland, Saki, in his 1902 series of satirical articles, takes an Alice in Wonderland view of British politics, which Alice finds even stranger than events in Wonderland.In all honesty, owing to its extremely topical nature this political satire hasn't worn well, which explains why it has virtually sunk without trace. To appreciate it at all, it's really rather necessary to understand the topical references. ...
 
‘Fresh AiR’ is a podcast, hosted by Joe, Martijn and Dave, and has taken over as the main podcast on Answers in Reason. Fresh AiR hopes to bring a fresh perspective on a number of topics you might hear from the atheist community. Philosophy, Psychology and Science are our primary topics but these cross over into the realms of religion, pseudoscience, and conspiracy theories too. About Answers in Reason Our readers & listeners are usually those who like to think about and question everything. ...
 
Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend; a highly successful scholar, but also dissatisfied with his life, and so makes a deal with the devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts. It is Goethe's most famous work and considered by many to be one of the greatest works of German literature.This first part of Faust is not divided into acts, but is structured as a sequence of scenes in a var ...
 
A group of friends get together once a month thanks to the wonder of modern technology to discuss one topic. That topic can come in the form of either a question, a subject, a claim, or a statement. The thing is, only one of us knows what that topic is going to be. That person shall henceforth be known as the Dimbleby. (It's a long story.) The Dimbleby has two topics in their pocket. They tell us the first one and then the rest of us have the opportunity to veto it based on a majority vote. ...
 
A film discussion podcast with trivia, quizzes and chat about your favourite actors and actresses. Our toy bingo machine chooses the person, we discuss their filmography and try to convince film-sceptic Sophie to watch one of their best movies, to be reviewed the following episode. Join us - Tony, Jordan, Jon and Sophie for a chinwag about cinema.
 
The Brain Exchange is an Australian made podcast starring the multi-talented and adored Ben and Michael. The podcast focusses on a broad range of topics under the general heading of "Scepticism, Nerd Culture and Humour". We discuss atheism/scepticism-related content, generally rip into religion, pseudoscience and other such nonsense. As self proclaimed nerds, internet and geek culture are also regular topics of discussion. However, most importantly, we never journey far from a few laughs and ...
 
The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is a shortened and simplified version of Hume's masterpiece A Treatise of Human Nature. It sought to reach a wider audience, and to dispel some of the virulent criticism addressed toward the former book. In it, Hume explains his theory of epistemology, and argues against other current theories, including those of John Locke, George Berkeley, and Nicolas Malebranche. (Summary by Kirsten Ferreri)
 
It's the Toad Show. The sexiest paranormal comedy show on the planet. From UFOs to fail Trolls, you never know where this show will go next. Toad is your host with co-hosts Dougie Slapp, Sexy Linda, and regulars Charn Parker, Monarca, Chewy & Mary, Joe The Sceptic, abductee Adam, The Drunken Christmas, Easter, Tooth Fairy guy, Gay Whore Johnson, John and Maximus. UFO stories, Psychic readings, Sex fights, shameless pwnage, stupid news, and fail vids. Season 1 is set to kick off, so strap in ...
 
The Godless Spellchecker Podcast is an award winning weekly sceptical/atheistic show in a conversational, interview format hosted by Stephen Knight. We hear from leading public figures as well as people without a public profile that have equally valuable experiences and ideas to share. The goal is to amplify good ideas and scrutinise bad ones. The motto of the show is: "I think we've all learned something here today".
 
The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is a shortened and simplified version of Hume’s masterpiece A Treatise of Human Nature. It sought to reach a wider audience, and to dispel some of the virulent criticism addressed toward the former book. In it, Hume explains his theory of epistemology, and argues against other current theories, including those of John Locke, George Berkeley, and Nicolas Malebranche.
 
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Andrew Neil is joined by Sir Ivan Rogers, the UK's permanent representative to the EU between 2013 and 2017; Dr Stuart Ritchie, a behavioural scientist at Kings College London; and a team of Spectator journalists. On this week's episode, we discuss how the government plans to pay for coronavirus; whether you can persuade vaccine sceptics; and if a …
 
Today on the show I talk to Dr Emily Grossman! Dr Emily is an expert in molecular biology and genetics, with a Double First in Natural Sciences from Queens' College Cambridge and a PhD in cancer research. She was also recently named as the second Honorary STEM Ambassador, alongside astronaut Tim Peake, for her work in STEM education. In this episod…
 
Misha Glenny, one of the UK’s leading organised crime and cybersecurity experts joins “ethical hacker” Dominic White and Investec's global head of digital and technology for a discussion on how the pandemic has increased the number of cyber breaches and what you can do about it. Read moreBy Investec
 
Scepticism and Self Reflection Tonight we discuss scepticism and how Cartesian scepticism can be applied introspectively. We speak about meme culture and commonly held opinions that might not stand up to scrutiny, but are often ingrained in to various communities. Further Reading Descartes, Scepticism, and You Denialism and Pseudoscepticism Fresh A…
 
On today's New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss the imminent return of lockdown, and how it's dividing the nation and government. Then, in You Ask Us, they take your questions on the successes and failures of Angela Rayner as Labour's deputy leader. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get ad…
 
On this week's episode, Rod Liddle reflects on the public sector pay freeze, and wonders why teachers won't teach. (00:50) Next, Paul Embery argues that the Labour Party has become disassociated with the working class. (07:03) Finally, Rachel Johnson explains why she wishes Christmas was cancelled. (17:40)…
 
Good news, everyone! The vaccine is on it's way to save us from this awful virus and set us free from our homes. Not so though for those anti-vaxxers who have immediately seized the opportunity to discredit it. Ben and Mat discuss combatting scepticism around vaccinations and how pervasive the lack of trust in the Covid-19 vaccine seems to be right…
 
Gillian Keegan is the minister for apprenticeships and skills, and Conservative MP for Chichester. She previously worked at Natwest, Mastercard, Travelport and Amadeus. On the podcast, she tells Katy about growing up in a Labour stronghold, working in a car factory, pitching to be apprenticeships minister, and having her social life ruined by a fri…
 
On today's New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss the Spending Review and whether we are heading for the long-awaited next level, or slipping back into austerity. Then, in You Ask Us, they look at the options facing Keir Starmer's Labour party ahead of a prospective Brexit vote. If you are a New Statesman digit…
 
The vaccine might be just around the corner, but can the country truly recover? (01:00) How can the Labour party win back the working class? (11:15) And finally, should we celebrate the new statue of Mary Wollstonecraft? (23:10) With The Spectator's political editor James Forsyth, chair of the Health Select Committee Jeremy Hunt, firefighter and wr…
 
On this week's Book Club podcast, we're talking about a subject that never ceases to arouse strong feelings: Auntie Beeb. Sam's guests, Patrick Barwise and Peter York, say - in their new book The War Against The BBC: How an unprecedented combination of hostile forces is destroying Britain's greatest cultural institution... And why you should care -…
 
In the second year of the famine, Jacob sends his sons to the land of Egypt, where it is rumored that there are storehouses of grain. Unbeknownst to ten sons of Jacob, they are seeking grain from the very brother they had sold into slavery thirteen years before. Joseph strategically tries his brothers' characters to see whether they remain as treac…
 
This week on The Knight Tube Stephen Knight welcomes Dr. Debra Soh. Dr. Soh is a columnist and the author of 'The End Of Gender: Debunking the Myths about Sex and Identity in Our Society'. They talk about liberal credentials, science denialism, the number of genders, gender dysphoria, 'social contagion', de-platforming, alliances with the political…
 
Marcus Wareing is a celebrated, Michelin-starred chef, a judge on Masterchef: The Professionals and Chef Patron at Marcus in Knightsbridge. On the podcast, he tells Lara and Livvy about eating in school canteens, working with Gordon Ramsay, and catering during coronavirus. Table Talk is a series of podcasts where Lara Prendergast and Olivia Potts t…
 
On today's New Statesman podcast, Stephen Bush and Ailbhe Rea gather to discuss the latest news from the Oxford vaccine trial, and what impact a return to normality in 2021 ought to have on government policy in the here and now. Then, in You Ask Us, they take your questions on what Keir Starmer's endgame is in tackling Labour's antisemitism problem…
 
As the UK and much of the West continues to struggle against Covid, in China, things largely seem back to normal. Pictures from the 'Golden Week', a week of state holidays to celebrate the People's Republic's founding, showed mountains and seas of people. On this longer episode than usual, Cindy Yu takes a deep dive into China's Covid response - fi…
 
Eli Sairs came over to talk to me about his OCD. He's got it bad. And it's all wrapped up with Jesus, too, which makes it even harder to deal with. The levels this guy has to go through just to make through basic life stuff is astounding. I bet he eats box really thoroughly, though. Didn't ask him about that. I wish I had. Follow Eli Sairs @EliSair…
 
There are several different ‘dimensions’ of power. When most people consider ‘power’ they think of the idea of some individual or group having the ability to create obedience in another individual or group. Power can, in a sense, be considered as a ‘relationship between and among groups and/or individuals’. While there are many different arguments …
 
How much can we trust our memories? Are they always an accurate representation of the truth? In season two of Unjustified True Beliefs, we will delve into some of the memory-related biases that humans have. It is said memories dictate our behaviour and behaviour dictates our life. Thus the importance of forming good and accurate memories are highly…
 
On this week's episode, Douglas Murray is first, reflecting on the US election, and wondering why people who see the same thing can come to different conclusions. (00:51) Lara Prendergast is next, with her profile of the Prime Minister's fiancee, Carrie Symonds. (09:07) Finally, Andrew Wilson, who makes the case for an independent Scotland. (14:37)…
 
Brad Polumbo speaks to Quillette’s Jonathan Kay about life as a gay conservative journalist in Washington, D.C., the politics of outing Republican lawmakers, the complex political tensions between LGB and T, and the new journalistic climate that he expects will emerge under Joe Biden.By Quillette
 
In episode 463, James and Mike talk about the latest reports of the results of the 2 COVID-19 vaccine trials. We give you all the numbers you need to know and maybe more importantly we discuss the nuances around industry bias, the approval process and general thoughts around vaccines in these crazy times.Show notes…
 
With essayist Mary Eberstadt, whose recent article for First Things argued that the riots in the wake of George Floyd's killing come down to the sexual revolution and fatherlessness. Americano is a series of in-depth discussions on American politics with the best pundits and experts stateside. Presented by Freddy Gray, editor of Spectator USA. Clic…
 
On today's New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea are joined by special guest Gordon Brown to discuss devolution, Scottish Labour, Jeremy Corbyn, the covid crisis and much more. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. Send …
 
After two of Boris Johnson's most influential advisers left Downing Street last week, can the PM reset his relationship with the Tory party and find his way again? (00:58) Lara is joined by the Spectator's deputy political editor, Katy Balls, and former director of communications for David Cameron, Craig Oliver. A coronavirus vaccine seems to be th…
 
Contributor(s): Professor Michael Tomasello | Humans are biologically adapted for cultural life in ways that other primates are not. Humans have unique motivations and cognitive skills for sharing emotions, experience and actions, whereas our nearest primate relatives do not.Michael Tomasello, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke Univer…
 
In the latest In conversation webcast, Lesley-Anne Gatter (Head of People & Organisation, Investec Ltd) and Craig Wing (Partner, FutureWorld International) discussed building and harnessing the power of resilience for yourself, your children and your family. Investec In conversation | Building your resilience during a pandemic…
 
In this week's Book Club podcast, Sam Leith's guest is James Hawes. The bestselling author of The Shortest History of Germany turns his attention in his latest book to our own Island Story: The Shortest History of England. He tells Sam why he thinks there's real value in so brief an overview of our history, how Jurassic rock formations doomed our p…
 
On today's New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea look at the fallout from the departure of Dominic Cummings and analyse the ideological rifts at No.10. Then, in You Ask Us, they consider Labour's chances of upsetting the odds at the next election. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free a…
 
Zac Amico told me some amazing stories about producing low budget horror movies. Zac is a hilarious comic and podcaster and he's also a producer of films for Troma, one of the greatest pulp horror makers of all time. We talked about the history of this kind of campy, low budget horror. Why they always seem to have ditzy bimbos. Where the ridiculous…
 
Contributor(s): Dr Panayiota Vassilopoulou, Ellie Robson, Dr Gregory McElwain | We celebrate the thought of Mary Midgley, whose writing ranges across animal ethics, religion, science, and the natural world, connecting philosophical thought to lived experience.A fierce opponent of the over-reach of science and a lifelong advocate of the humanities, …
 
Ant Group is the business magnate Jack Ma's fintech subsidiary, the company behind the ubiquitous 'Alipay' app, which has one billion users. Last week, it was due to begin trading on the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges. Set to raise US$37 billion, it would have been the biggest IPO ever. But at the eleventh hour, the Chinese government scupp…
 
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