Skepticality:The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

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 #179 - Dictionaries, Bugs, and Space - Interviews: Bob Carroll, Bug Girl, and Neil deGrasse Tyson

March 27th, 2012

Episode 198 of 306 episodes

This week Derek sits down for a packed episode, by starting with an interview with Neil DeGrasse Tyson on his latest book "Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier", which tackles a history of NASA, and the issues which we now face ourselves with in regards to research and travel beyond the confines of our planet. Also, there is the debut of "Unnatural Virtue", a new segment by Bob Carroll of 'The Skeptics Dictionary', where he will be discussing some of the basic foundations of critical thinking and skepticism. To round out the show we have 'Bug Girl' who comes on to talk a bit about why someone whose main focus is insect study is also so highly involved in the world of skeptical thinking.

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