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Science for the People

By Desiree Schell, Rachelle Saunders, & K.O. Myers

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Science for the People is a syndicated radio show and podcast broadcast weekly across North America. We explore the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help you understand the evidence and arguments behind what's in the news and on the shelves.

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A refreshing change from other skeptical podcasts

I can't say enough good about this podcast. While most skepticism podcasts tend to be rather dry (dare I say "boring"?) and are hosted by people who occasionally try (unsucessfully) to be funny, Skeptically Speaking actually puts out a podcast that takes an approach toward subjects that is serious without being self-important. It's not easy to take a lighthearted approach that still pushes out valuable information, but Desiree Schell and company do it with seeming ease. With a different guest each week, the listener is spared the standard host-talking-for-an-hour format (although Desiree could read the greater Chicago phone book and I would probably listen).

Skeptically Speaking Stands Out

Skeptically Speaking distinguishes itself from the average skeptical podcast. Host Desiree Schell is thoughtful and engaging. The mix of guests includes working scientists, skeptical activists, and artists and entertainers promoting critical thinking. This brings in a wide range of interesting voices that expands the definition of what's appropriate fodder for a skeptical interview. Also, the show actively engages the skeptical community in a singular way. Skeptically Speaking is the first skeptical podcast that's also a live radio show. This gives listeners an unprecedented opportunity to interact with guests in real time. And the Speaking Up segment provides a platform for budding skeptics to promote their causes, and get valuable interviewee experience in a reason-friendly environment. A rewarding weekly hour of skeptical listening.

This podcast has become worthy of 5 stars--here's why

The host is a good speaker and asked good questions. The guests on the show are top-notch scientists and other educators promoting science and critical thinking. And as other reviewers have mentioned, the fact that people can contact the show in real time and have a chance of getting their questions addressed on the show separates this podcast from some other skeptical podcasts. The intro music was upgraded recently and the lyrics to the song are all scientific skepticism--science and logic. The outro music was dropped--good decision--nobody listens to those anyway. Listen to this podcast so you can get the skeptical point of view and maybe learn something about Canada too.

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  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Language: English

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