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,...

This Is Not Fake News (part 3)

This is Part 3 of a speech I gave to the Ethical Society of St. Louis on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here (you can listen to the audio here). What drives me crazy is when news outlets that were once considered respectable fall for nonsense just...

This Is Not Fake News (part 2)

This is Part 2 of a speech I gave to the Ethical Society of St. Louis on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Read Part 1 here (you can listen to the audio here)... Now let’s differentiate between bogus news and mistakes. If I get something wrong on my radio show, I’ll know it...

This Is Not Fake News

This is Part 1 of a speech I gave to the Ethical Society of St. Louis on Sunday, July 16, 2017 (you can listen to the audio here)... Photo courtesy of Lance Finney Fifteen to twenty years ago, my inbox was regularly filled with emails that people had forwarded to...

Adam Conover Returns

After a successful 26-episode run of the first season of "Adam Ruins Everything," Adam Conover returned to my show to discuss the upcoming second season, which premieres on TruTV on July 11th. We talked about what he'll take on this year, whether he'll be ruining the...

It’s Not ESP

Over the weekend, The Daily Beast published a story with the headline "How U.S. Marines Are Using ‘ESP’ to Weaponize Intuition." Below it was the sub-headline, "The Daily Beast has obtained, via the Freedom of Information Act, the Office of Naval Research’s...

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