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240 Jesus vs. Astronomy with Dr. Aaron Adair

Interview with Aaron Adair. He is the author of "The Star of Bethlehem: A Skeptical View". We discuss the bible stories and how they do or don't line up with known astronomy. Investing skeptically: 3 book recommendations, How to become a financial advisor, 401(k), Tactical Bond Funds.

Duration: 01:06:51

239 Massimo Polidoro: Italy, Skepticism & James Randi

Interview with Massimo Polidoro. He talks about the Italian Committee for the Investigation of Claims of the Pseudoscience (CICAP). We also discuss Italy and James Randi. Investing Skeptically: How much should I save, 3 Funds vs. 1, MLP Master Limited Partnerships

Duration: 01:19:38

238 Secular Xmas Music, Cushion & selling an Annuity?

Interview with Tylean Polly. She has produced her own secular Xmas CD! We play a few sample songs and talk about music and languages. Investing Skeptically: The Cushion and Should you sell an Annuity?

Duration: 01:03:44

237 Leaving God

Interview with producer John Follis. His movie "Leaving God" explores his loss of faith and leaving religion. The movie also discusses why so many others are also leaving. Investing Skeptically: Total Bond Fund, REIT Funds, Economic data. Watch the movie here.

Duration: 01:02:20

236 Gay Conversion Therapy with Sheldon Helms

Interview with Sheldon Helms. He gives us the heart breaking details about Gay Conversion Therapy. You will get mad and you may need a tissue. Need help - contact PFLAG! Investing Skeptically: On-line real estate crowd funding, Morgan Stanley leaves the "Protocol" and Merrill drops a client.

Duration: 01:28:16

235 Evan Bernstein (Skeptics Guide), Morris Pearl (Pariotic Millionaires)

Interview with Evan Bernstein and Morris Pearl. Evan is a member of the Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast. We talk about the show, skepticism, taxes, Trump and Shrimp-gate! Mr. Pearl is the Chair of Patriotic Millionaires. We discuss, livable wage, fair taxes and Political Equality.

Duration: 01:10:24

234 Susan Gerbic, Guerrilla Skepticism, Wikipedia and real estate scams

Interview with Susan Gerbic. She is helping to build a community of people that are working very hard on making Wikipedia better and more science based! If you want to make a difference contact her and learn how you can help. Investing skeptically: What if everyone owned Index funds, How not to invest in real estate.

Duration: 01:34:55

233 Bernie Madoff, Black Monday 1987, GOP taxes

Interview with Diana B. Henriques. Her recent book is "A First-Class Catastrophe: The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History" and in 2011 she wrote "The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust". Investing Skeptically: Consolidating accounts, Seniors and moving money, Where to keep cash, GOP tax proposals.

Duration: 00:48:17

232 GOP Tax Plan, TSP

Interview with Real estate and tax expert Brian Bernardoni! We discuss the horrible effects from the GOP proposed "tax simplification" plan. Strap in and listen. Investing Skeptically: TSP - Thrift Savings Plan.

Duration: 01:09:02

231 Dr. Sian Proctor

Our guest is Dr. Sian Proctor. She is a STEM communicator and professor of geology, sustainability and planetary science at South Mountain Community College. Investing Skeptically: Market returns since 2000

Duration: 01:18:30

230.5 Puerto Rico, David Tamayo

How you can help Puerto Rico - NOW! Interview with David Tamayo of Hispanic American Freethinkers. They have set up a page to collect donations and life saving supplies. These items will be sent to Puerto Rico. No overhead! 100% of your money will help people in need.

Duration: 00:46:14

230 FFRF attorney Ryan Jayne

Interview with Ryan Jayne. We discuss all of the wonderful work that the FFRF (Freedom from Religion Foundation) attorneys are doing. Investing Skeptically - Most of the stock market performance above 30 US t-Bill is from 4% of all stocks! This is one of the reasons that stock picking is so hard and why you should use index funds.

Duration: 01:05:34

229 MythCon, Pennsylvania state atheist conference

My discussion of why I will not be attending Mythcon 2017 as hosted by Mythicist Milwaukee. Interview with Karen Sloane. She tells us about "Atheists Fight Hunger" and the "PA State Atheist / Humanist Conference." Investing Skeptically: Discussion of Warren Buffett's 10 year bet against Hedge Funds (fyi.... He won).

Duration: 01:11:14

228 - Ian Harris, Saving for college

Interview with skeptical comedian Ian Harris. We talk about his performance at The Reason Rally, American Atheist Convention and his new comedy show. Investing Skeptically: Don't Save for College

Duration: 01:13:26

227 Margee Kerr "Scream"

Interview with the Author of "Scream" Margee Kerr. We discuss human fear. Investing Skeptically: NSO (non-qualified Stock Options), Binary options, Will Congress tax 401(k)s?

Duration: 01:02:49

226 Houston Texas, Hurricane Harvey & Alix Jules

Double interview show. 1) Benita lives west of Huston and talks about her home being surrounded by water. You can help by donating to Humanists of Houston. 2) Alix Jules tells us how he broke free from religion and why his now an activist for secularism. Investing Skeptically: No topic this week - go donate some money.

Duration: 00:54:35

225 Opioid Addiction

Interview with Brian Hazard. We discuss opioid addiction. Why is it such a big problem and what do we do about it. Investing skeptically: The problem with Proprietary mutual funds.

Duration: 01:07:38

224 How to think like Matt Dillahunty

Matt Dillahunty explains his thought process. You can use these ideas to be a better thinker. Matt also discusses the release date of his book and much, much more. Investing Skeptically: Debt! A tool or a weapon?

Duration: 01:31:52

223 Flying Monkey Butt Sex & the 6,000 Yr Old Earth

Double Plus Good Episode. Interview with Robert Stanley. His podcast is "The Right to Reason." 2nd Interview with Andrew Zimmerman Jones. He is the author of "String Theory for Dummies". Investing Skeptically: Equity linked CDs!

Duration: 01:23:58

222 Perception and Memory with Christopher F. Chabris

Interview with Chris Chabris. We discuss memory, perception and how they work or don't work. Investing Skeptically: Employee Stock Purchase Programs

Duration: 01:19:12

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