Skeptiko – Science at the Tipping Point
By Alex Tsakiris
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Follow the data wherever it leads. Explore the possibility that the dominant scientific paradigm (i.e. Materialism) might be at a tipping point. Engage the top thinkers in pointed discussions about the questions that matter most.
||CleanBeverly Gilmour, 100s of NDE and a New Insight About Consciousness |350|||Beverly Gilmour has a rare medical condition that has caused her to experience 100s of NDEs. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris: We’ve established [the medical part of your experience],||23 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Jeffrey Mishlove, The Long-Term Future of Parapsychology |349|||Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove has a unique vantage point for evaluating the future of parapschology and psi research. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove: In many ways philosophers are pointing out that there’s a conceptional||16 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLisa Smartt, Linguist Explores What We Say Nearing Death |348|||Lisa Smartt examines what our final words tell us about consciousness and the afterlife. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris: One of the things that surprised me is the playfulness of [these final words]… “Hey,||9 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoy Lin, From Engineer to Spirit Medium |347|||Joy Lin didn’t go looking for spirit communication, but when they came she answered. photo by: Skeptiko Welcome to Skeptiko, where we explore controversial science and spirituality, with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics.||2 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmma Restall Orr, It Took a Druid to Demolish Scientific Materialism |346|||Emma Restall Orr believes animism is more logical and coherent than scientific materialism — she may be right. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Emma Restall Orr: …that’s the sadness about so much of science,||18 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRenay Oshop, Peer Reviewed Science Comes to Astrology |345|||Renay Oshop, uses big data, AI and advanced statistics to challenge what science thinks it knows about astrology. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Renay Oshop: We decided to just grab a screenshot of the top 1000 people who have [the hig||4 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Cocks, Afterlife Teaching From Stephen the Martyr |344|||Michael Cocks, has been an Anglican Priest for 60 years, so what’s he doing talking to channeled spirits? photo by: Skeptiko Welcome to Skeptiko, where we explore controversial science and spirituality, with leading researchers,||28 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDaniel Pinchbeck, How Soon is Now, Heavy-Handed Climate Apocalypse Stuff |343|||Daniel Pinchbeck, was a pioneer in exploring consciousness, but now he’s sure the world will end if we don’t trade carbon credits. photo by: Climate change collage Welcome to Skeptiko, where we explore controversial science and spirituality,||21 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeslie Kean, Investigative Journalist Tackles Survival After Death |342|||Leslie Kean made headlines investigating UFOs, now she taking on NDEs, mediums, and after death communication. photo by: Tatiana Daubek Today we welcome Leslie Kean to Skeptiko. Leslie is an investigative journalist with a long long list of credits fro.||14 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEx-Stargate Head, Ed May, Unyielding Re Materialism, Slams Dean Radin |341|||Dr. Ed May ran the U.S. Stargate psychic spying program for 10 years, but as a materialist, rejects psychic woo. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris: [Dr. Dean Radin] was the first guy to say,||28 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJim Marrs is not a Scientologist |340|||Jim Marrs is a top-notch investigative journalist, so what’s he doing promoting L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth? photo by: Galaxy Press On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris: There are a lot of people scratching their heads saying,||14 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSkeptiko Roundtable with Seriah and Joshua from WhereDidTheRoadGo |339|||Seriah Azkath and Joshua Cutchin explore all manner of paranormal phenomena in a very sharp, insightful way. photo by: WhereDidTheRoadGo Alex Tsakiris: As those of you listening probably know by now, I am a fan of podcasting,||7 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMiguel Conner on why Gnosticism more relevant than ever |338|||For 10 years Miguel Conner has been a leading voice for Gnosticism, so why the sudden interest in his ideas? photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Miguel Conner to Skeptiko. Miguel is the creator of Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio,||17 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Mathisen is changing the way we think about Hercules |337|||David Mathisen has discovered an ancient, language told through the constellations of the night’s sky. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome David Mathisen to Skeptiko. David is the author of Star Myths of the World, Volume One,||3 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Bonomo on how 9-11 Truthers defeated Hillary |336|||Robert Bonomo is a Gnostic 9-11 Truther who reads Tarot and writes for “deplorable” websites — my kind of alt-media journalist. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today’s guest is a blogger, novelist, a anarcho-capitalist—we’ll have to ask hi||20 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Dana Sawyer’s Biography of Spiritual Giant Huston Smith |335|||Dr. Dana Sawyer’s career studying religion and transcendence made him the perfect biographer of Huston Smith. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Dr. Dana Sawyer to Skeptiko. Dana is a professor of religion and philosophy at the Mai||6 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuzanne Giesemann’s medium readings provide evidence of love and guidance |334|||Suzanne Giesemann traded a career in the Navy for a life as a psychic medium. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Suzanne Giesemann to Skeptiko. Suzanne is a retired U.S. Navy Commander turned — get ready for this — evidential mediu||22 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGordon White, Pieces of Eight: Part 2, Aleister Crowley, Opposite Day |333|||Gordon White wrestles looks at morality from a Magical perspective. photo by: Skeptiko Gordon White’s new book Pieces of Eight: Chaos Magic Essays and Enchantments stirred up a lot of questions that I posed in part 1; now here are the answers: Alex T||8 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGordon White, Pieces of Eight: Part 1, Christianity’s Shadow |332|||Gordon White’s new book challenges our understanding of Chaos Magic and religion. photo by: Skeptiko Gordon White’s new book Pieces of Eight: Chaos Magic Essays and Enchantments stirred up a lot of questions for me.||1 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis acclaimed scientist gives a friendlier face to atheistic neuroscience |331|||Neuroscientist, Professor George Paxinos defends atheists who love life. photo by: Skeptiko George George Paxinos is a heavyweight. With over 45 books on the structure of the brain of humans and experimental animals his groundbreaking work has been cit..||25 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreg Carlwood has become a talent scout for conspiracy theories |330|||Greg Carlwood of The Higherside Chats on the difference between conspiracy data and interpretation. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko, I’m joined by Greg Carlwood to talk about his podcast, The Higherside Chats: Greg Carlwood: …I c||18 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShe Brings Wicca to Psychotherapy With Tangible Results |329|||Dr. Jane Kent practices Wicca and High Magic in concert with traditional Western psychotherapy. photo by: Kali Bardi On this episode of Skeptiko, I’m joined by Dr. Jane Kent to talk about her new book, The Goddess and the Shaman: The Art & Science of||11 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Britt – ThePsychFiles – Dr. Daryl Bem and the Parapsychology PSYOP |328|||What do new replications of Dr. Daryl Bem’s parapsychology research tell us about the original phony replications? photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko, I’m joined by science/psychology podcaster and creator of ThePsychFiles.com, Dr.||4 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Jeffrey Long’s, God and the Afterlife – Science & Spirituality Have Collided |327|||New Near-Death Experience research from Dr. Jeffrey Long challenges science’s understanding of the afterlife. photo by: Skeptiko We’ve covered a lot of Near-Death experience science over the years, but I can’t think of a more important book th||20 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest Near-Death Experience Research Hit Job |326|||A critical look at an academic near-death experience book by Dr. Ben Mitchell-Yellin and Dr. John Martin Fischer. photo by: Iwan Gabovitch It’s hard to be surprised by the lengths some academics will go to trash near-death experience research,||7 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. John Brandenburg – Plasma physicist gives inside look at outsourced UFO research |325|||Dr. John Brandenburg’s interview with Gordon White reveals inner workings of government secret space program. photo by: Skeptiko Every since Gordon White appeared on Skeptiko to talk about his book Star.Ships,||23 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrant Cameron – Classified documents suggest UFO/consciousness link |324|||UFO researcher Grant Cameron has uncovered 100s of previously classified UFO documents pointing toward a UFO/consciousness link. photo by: Skeptiko Researcher and author Grant Cameron encourages the UFO community to focus on consciousness science.||11 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKent Forbes, Does the Simulation Hypothesis Defeat Materialism |323|||This academic turned filmmaker believes science’s growing openness to the simulation hypothesis may overturn materialism. photo by: Kent Forbes Today on Skeptiko we’re joined by Kent Forbes, whose movie, The Simulation Hypothesis,||26 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Richard Miller, for some patients, not recommending yoga is a form of malpractice |322|||This clinical psychologist, and researcher has used yoga to dramatically improve the lives of those suffering from PTSD. photo by: Spirit-Fire When I ran across the work of today’s guest, Dr. Richard Miller, much was familiar.||13 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
It's totally dishonest to describe this as a "skeptical" podcast. Listen to the Michael Shermer episode for a prime example. The questions posed to Dr Shermer range from the barely cogent to the utterly non-sensical. By the end of the interview, Shermer can barely contain his irritation at the ridiculous questions. Avoid wasting your time on this credulous junk!
Not skeptical at all
This show claims to be a "skeptical", but it is no more than psuedo science supporters who throw in the odd bit of token skepticism. The show is nothing more than psuedo scientific thinkers trying to give their beliefs some creditability and is in no way skeptical or uses good critical thinking.
Closed Minds Welcome
Initially I liked this podcast. However, it didn't take long to see it for what it is - another outlet for true believers. The name of the podcast suggests that the host is a skeptic - open minded and willing to hear evidence from both science and paranormal directions. However, after 30 episodes the pattern that emerges is that the host only believes in the paranormal, in the absence of any evidence, and the scientific guests that he interviews are simply there in an attempt to attract some kind of credibility to implausable claims. Scientific methods and explainations that his guests present of conveniently ignored as if they never existed, and unlike the scientific approach to research, the host's views and knowledge are in no way open to re-evaluation. Its a true believers' podcast, nothing more, nothing less, and having interviews with respected scientists and skeptics does nothing except expose this to everyone who's mind is truely open.