Best Thing I’ve Read Today

I was very disappointed to see Stephen Colbert sucking up to Gwyneth Paltrow last night on "The Late Show." She was in New York for her Goop health summit, just one part of her empire of pseudoscientific nonsense that sucks in far too many people who believe the...

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

On my Monday radio show, I praised Oprah Winfrey for her #MeToo speech at the Golden Globes, but tried to scuttle any thoughts of her running for president. My major objection to her has always been her embrace of nonsense and her enabling of people who advocate...

It’s A Good Start

The FDA announced last week that it will crack down on some homeopathic products. Note the word "some" in that sentence, when it should be "all." Homeopathy is nothing but a scam, with companies producing bogus health aids that do nothing but enrich those corporations...

Mr. Perspective on Cellphone Radiation

Last week, CBS News reported, "the California Department of Public Health is releasing guidelines about cellphone radiation and how you can reduce your exposure." The story quoted Dr. Karen Smith: We recognize that there are a lot of people in the general public that...

Not Another Psychic

It's very rare that I criticize another radio host on the same station that employs me, but when I got in my car and turned on KTRS Wednesday afternoon at 4:50pm, I heard Kent Ehrhardt (who does the 3-6pm show Tuesday through Thursday, while I do Monday and Friday)...

Brian Dunning, “Skeptoid”

Here's my conversation with Brian Dunning, who has been doing the award-winning weekly science podcast, Skeptoid, for over a decade. I started off by asking him to explain the difference between skepticism and cynicism, and then we were off and running on topics such...

The Kreskin Question

John Burbage emails: I have been a long time reader of your blog, and listener to your podcasts. Not too long ago you had a young man on who hosts the Carson Podcast (Mark Malkoff -- listen here). Being as how I am 66 years old now, and of the Johnny Carson Show...

This Is Not Fake News (audio)

The St. Louis Ethical Society has released the audio of the Fake News speech I gave on July 16th, and has given me permission to post it on this site and as a podcast. Listen, then click here to subscribe to my podcasts via iTunes! If you prefer to read the speech,...

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