Skepticality:The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

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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.


Skepticality #099 - Confessions of an Alien Hunter - Interview: Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer - SETI

April 7th, 2009

Episode 117 of 306 episodes

Why do we think aliens are out there?Is Earth really being visited?Willaliens really be short, gray, and hairless?What happens if we pick up asignal from another world? These are just a few of the questions thisweek's guest tacklesregularly, in his role as the senior astronomer for the SETI (Searchfor Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute. Dr. Seth Shostak talks with Swoopy about the ongoing search for life in theuniverse, as chronicled in his new book Confessions of an Alien Hunter: AScientist's Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

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