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The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is a weekly talk show discussing the latest news and topics from the world of the paranormal, fringe science, and controversial claims from a scientific point of view.




The Skeptics Guide #636 - Sep 16 2017

Interview with Massimo Pigliucci; What's the Word: Occult; News Items: Equifax Data Breach, Cassini Grand Finale, Larges Void in the Universe, Microplastics; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction

Duration: 01:33:24

The Skeptics Guide #635 - Sep 9 2017

Live from DragonCon 2017 with special guest Brian Brushwood; Special: Costumes at DragonCon; News Items: The Benefits of Vaccines, Conspiracy Personality, Hurricane Harvey, Oldest Hominin Footprints, Heavy Element Creation, More False Claims from Goop, Deorbiting Space Debris, Electric Car Legislation; Science or Fiction

Duration: 01:27:42

The Skeptics Guide #634 - Sep 2 2017

What's the Word: Liminal; News Items: 40 Years of Voyager, Ichthyosaur, Strongest Resistive Magnet, GMO and Dunning Kruger, Banning Mention of Global Warming; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction

Duration: 01:30:54

The Skeptics Guide #633 - Aug 26 2017

Special Guest: Eran Segev; Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Mary Baltz; News Items: Vitamins and Cancer, Panera Marketing Fear, Radio Dish Noise, Outcomes and Gay Marriage, Cyborg Bacteria; Who's That Noisy; What's the Word: Syzygy; Your Questions and E-mails: Farts; Science or Fiction

Duration: 01:39:08

The Skeptics Guide #632 - Aug 19 2017

What's the Word: Eclipse Terminology; News Items: Concrete Gravity Trains, Backfire Effect, Polio Vaccines from Tobacco Plants, Antibiotic Resistance, Alternative Medicine Kills; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Atheist Study Follow up; Science or Fiction

Duration: 01:31:10

The Skeptics Guide #631 - Aug 12 2017

Interview with Jeffrey Hall; What's the Word: Gestalt; News Items: Wiring Taste, Portable Neutrino Detector, Are Atheists Moral, Anthrax Killing Chimps; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Almonds; Science or Fiction

Duration: 01:37:49

The Skeptics Guide #630 - Aug 5 2017

Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Mildred Dresselhaus; News Items: Tracking Asteroids, Vaccinating Pets, The Return of Laetrile, Robot Safecrackers; Who's That Noisy; What's the Word: Recursive; Your Questions and E-mails: Sonic Boom; Science or Fiction

Duration: 01:36:47

The Skeptics Guide #629 - Jul 29 2017

In Memorium: Joe Novella; News Items: NFL Brains, Supersonic Flight, Soft Engines, Measles Vaccination, Moon Express; What's the Word: Parsimony; Science or Fiction

Duration: 01:35:30

The Skeptics Guide #628 - Jul 22 2017

Interview with Michael Mann about climate change and what we can do about it.

Duration: 00:42:01

The Skeptics Guide #627 - Jul 15 2017

Live from NECSS 2017; Guest Rogue: Richard Saunders; Greetings from the ISS; News Items: The One Law of Robotics, Eusaurophargis dalsassoi, Gravitational Waves and Extra Dimensions, Homeopathy Ban from Pharmacies, Illness from Placentophagy, Planck's Constant, Cleaver Therapy, Disrupting Microphones; What's the Word: Portmanteau; Dumbest Thing of the Week: Sex and DNA; Science or Fiction

Duration: 01:25:39

The Skeptics Guide #626 - Jul 8 2017

Live Recording from NECSS 2017 with special guest: George Hrab; News Items: Glyphosate Update, Chimp vs Human Strength, Sub-2 Hour Marathon, NASA vs Goop; Skeptical Spoonerisms; Science or Fiction; Live Questions: LED Lights, SGU E-mails, Snopes.

Duration: 01:36:15

The Skeptics Guide #625 - Jul 1 2017

Guest Rogue: Kavin Senapathy; Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Virginia Apgar; News Items: Organic Effect, Hawking on Mars, Science in Court, Solar Eclipse; Science or Fiction

Duration: 01:31:17

The Skeptics Guide #624 - Jun 24 2017

What's the Word: Nominal; News Items: Relational Reasoning in Computers, Big Bang Problems, Breatharians, Biodynamic Farming, Coconut Snakeoil; Questions and E-mails: Metabolism Follow Up; Science or Fiction

Duration: 01:36:14

The Skeptics Guide #623 - Jun 17 2017

Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Breatrice Shilling; News Items: Deep Brain Stimulation, Fasting Exercise, The Sixth Extinction, Earliest Modern Human, Stars Born in Pairs; Who's That Noisy; What's the Word: Volatile; Questions and E-mails: CRISPR Follow Up; Science or Fiction

Duration: 01:35:01

The Skeptics Guide #622 - Jun 10 2017

Movie Review - Alien: Covenant; News Items: Dinosaur Proteins Questioned, Another Gravitational Wave, Bigelow on Aliens, Don't Put Wasps Nests In Your Vagina; Who's That Noisy, Science or Fiction

Duration: 01:36:12

The Skeptics Guide #621 - Jun 3 2017

Interview with Ed Stone; What's the Word: Epigenetics; News Items: Mandela Effect, Farming Land Use, Trump's Science Budget; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Bible Time Frame; Science or Fiction

Duration: 01:34:35

The Skeptics Guide #620 - May 27 2017

Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Julius Youngner; News Items: Nature and Nurture of Numbers, Daryl Bem Follow Up, Smart Meter Hubbub; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Conceptual Penis; Science or Fiction

Duration: 01:42:05

The Skeptics Guide #619 - May 20 2017

What's the Word: Degenerate; News Items: Are You Being Watched?, Mechanism Behind Dark Energy, Dinosaur Extinction, Rational Arguments for God?; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Indigenous Science, AI Follow Up; Science or Fiction

Duration: 01:34:43

The Skeptics Guide #618 - May 13 2017

Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Lillian Gilbreth; News Items: Satellite Broadband, Anti-Vaccine Pseudoscience, Measles Outbreak, Giant Gas; Who's That Noisy; What's the Word: Confabulate; Your Questions and E-mails: Electric Universe; Science or Fiction

Duration: 01:36:34

The Skeptics Guide #617 - May 6 2017

Interview with Marc Randazza; What's the Word: Exaptation; News Items: Exercise Metabolism, Earliest Humans in Americas, Cancer Evolution, David Young Update; Who's That Noisy, Science or Fiction

Duration: 01:34:36

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