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Daniel Pinchbeck, How Soon is Now, Heavy-Handed Climate Apocalypse Stuff |343| by Alex Tsakiris - 03-21-2017
Daniel Pinchbeck, was a pioneer in exploring consciousness, but now he's sure the world will end if we don't trade carbon credits. photo by: Climate change collage Welcome to Skeptiko, where we explore controversial science and spirituality,
Leslie Kean, Investigative Journalist Tackles Survival After Death |342| by Alex Tsakiris - 03-14-2017
Leslie Kean made headlines investigating UFOs, now she taking on NDEs, mediums, and after death communication. photo by: Tatiana Daubek Today we welcome Leslie Kean to Skeptiko. Leslie is an investigative journalist with a long long list of c
Ex-Stargate Head, Ed May, Unyielding Re Materialism, Slams Dean Radin |341| by Alex Tsakiris - 02-28-2017
Dr. Ed May ran the U.S. Stargate psychic spying program for 10 years, but as a materialist, rejects psychic woo. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris:  [Dr. Dean Radin] was the first guy to say, “...let’s see if a medita
Jim Marrs is not a Scientologist |340| by Alex Tsakiris - 02-14-2017
Jim Marrs is a top-notch investigative journalist, so what's he doing promoting L. Ron Hubbard's Battlefield Earth? photo by: Galaxy Press On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris: There are a lot of people scratching their heads saying, “Wh
Skeptiko Roundtable with Seriah and Joshua from WhereDidTheRoadGo |339| by Alex Tsakiris - 02-07-2017
Seriah Azkath and  Joshua Cutchin explore all manner of paranormal phenomena in a very sharp, insightful way.  photo by: WhereDidTheRoadGo Alex Tsakiris: As those of you listening probably know by now, I am a fan of podcasting, as well as being a
Miguel Conner on why Gnosticism more relevant than ever |338| by Alex Tsakiris - 01-17-2017
For 10 years Miguel Conner has been a leading voice for Gnosticism, so why the sudden interest in his ideas? photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Miguel Conner to Skeptiko. Miguel is the creator of Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio, an entert
David Mathisen is changing the way we think about Hercules |337| by Alex Tsakiris - 01-03-2017
David Mathisen has discovered an ancient, language told through the constellations of the night's sky. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome David Mathisen to Skeptiko. David is the author of Star Myths of the World, Volume One, Two
Robert Bonomo on how 9-11 Truthers defeated Hillary |336| by Alex Tsakiris - 12-21-2016
Robert Bonomo is a Gnostic 9-11 Truther who reads Tarot and writes for "deplorable" websites -- my kind of alt-media journalist. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today’s guest is a blogger, novelist, a anarcho-capitalist—we’ll have to ask him ab
Dr. Dana Sawyer's Biography of Spiritual Giant Huston Smith |335| by Alex Tsakiris - 12-06-2016
Dr. Dana Sawyer's career studying religion and transcendence made him the perfect biographer of Huston Smith.  photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Dr. Dana Sawyer to Skeptiko. Dana is a professor of religion and philosophy at the M
Suzanne Giesemann's medium readings provide evidence of love and guidance |334| by Alex Tsakiris - 11-22-2016
Suzanne Giesemann traded a career in the Navy for a life as a psychic medium.  photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Suzanne Giesemann to Skeptiko. Suzanne is a retired U.S. Navy Commander turned — get ready for this — evidential med
Gordon White, Pieces of Eight: Part 2, Aleister Crowley, Opposite Day |333| by Alex Tsakiris - 11-09-2016
Gordon White wrestles looks at morality from a Magical perspective. photo by: Skeptiko Gordon White's new book Pieces of Eight: Chaos Magic Essays and Enchantments stirred up a lot of questions that I posed in part 1; now here are the answers:
Gordon White, Pieces of Eight: Part 1, Christianity's Shadow |332| by Alex Tsakiris - 11-01-2016
Gordon White's new book challenges our understanding of Chaos Magic and religion. photo by: Skeptiko Gordon White's new book Pieces of Eight: Chaos Magic Essays and Enchantments stirred up a lot of questions for me. Gordon not only tackles mate
This acclaimed scientist gives a friendlier face to atheistic neuroscience |331| by Alex Tsakiris - 10-25-2016
Neuroscientist, Professor George Paxinos defends atheists who love life. photo by: Skeptiko George George Paxinos is a heavyweight. With over 45 books on the structure of the brain of humans and experimental animals his groundbreaking work has
Greg Carlwood has become a talent scout for conspiracy theories |330| by Alex Tsakiris - 10-18-2016
Greg Carlwood of The Higherside Chats on the difference between conspiracy data and interpretation. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko, I'm joined by Greg Carlwood to talk about his podcast,  The Higherside Chats: Greg Carlwood: 
She Brings Wicca to Psychotherapy With Tangible Results |329| by Alex Tsakiris - 10-12-2016
Dr. Jane Kent practices Wicca and High Magic in concert with traditional Western psychotherapy. photo by: Kali Bardi On this episode of Skeptiko, I'm joined by Dr. Jane Kent to talk about her new book,  The Goddess and the Shaman: The Art &
Michael Britt - ThePsychFiles - Dr. Daryl Bem and the Parapsychology PSYOP |328| by Alex Tsakiris - 10-05-2016
What do new replications of Dr. Daryl Bem's parapsychology research tell us about the original phony replications? photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko, I'm joined by science/psychology podcaster and creator of ThePsychFiles.com, Dr.
Dr. Jeffrey Long's, God and the Afterlife - Science & Spirituality Have Collided |327| by Alex Tsakiris - 09-21-2016
New Near-Death Experience research from Dr. Jeffrey Long challenges science's understanding of the afterlife. photo by: Skeptiko We've covered a lot of Near-Death experience science over the years, but I can't think of a more important book t
Latest Near-Death Experience Research Hit Job |326| by Alex Tsakiris - 09-07-2016
A critical look at an academic near-death experience book by Dr. Ben Mitchell-Yellin and Dr. John Martin Fischer.  photo by: Iwan Gabovitch It's hard to be surprised by the lengths some academics will go to trash near-death experience research,
Dr. John Brandenburg - Plasma physicist gives inside look at outsourced UFO research |325| by Alex Tsakiris - 08-23-2016
Dr. John Brandenburg's interview with Gordon White reveals inner workings of government secret space program. photo by: Skeptiko Every since Gordon White appeared on Skeptiko to talk about his book Star.Ships, I've been itching to get him back on
Theosophical Society Revisited |325| by Mike Patterson - 08-16-2016
Is it still relevant and useful? photo by: Dan Brikley When I was 15 I started reading a book called Hidden Teachings Beyond Yoga by Paul Brunton. I could scarcely get through a few paragraphs before falling asleep – not out of tedium, but becau
Grant Cameron - Classified documents suggest UFO/consciousness link |324| by Alex Tsakiris - 08-11-2016
UFO researcher Grant Cameron has uncovered 100s of previously classified UFO documents pointing toward a UFO/consciousness link. photo by: Skeptiko Researcher and author Grant Cameron encourages the UFO community to focus on consciousness science
Kent Forbes, Does the Simulation Hypothesis Defeat Materialism |323| by Alex Tsakiris - 07-27-2016
This academic turned filmmaker believes science's growing openness to the simulation hypothesis may overturn materialism. photo by: Kent Forbes Today on Skeptiko we're joined by Kent Forbes, whose movie, The Simulation Hypothesis, explores the po
Dr. Richard Miller, for some patients, not recommending yoga is a form of malpractice |322| by Alex Tsakiris - 07-13-2016
This clinical psychologist, and researcher has used yoga to dramatically improve the lives of those suffering from PTSD. photo by: Spirit-Fire When I ran across the work of today’s guest, Dr. Richard Miller, much was familiar. I've practiced yoga
Paul Davids, on how Forrest Ackerman continues to communicate after death |321| by Alex Tsakiris - 07-05-2016
Writer and filmmaker Paul Davids has documented over 100 after death communications with Forrest Ackerman. photo by: Paul Davids To paraphrase an old saying, “some of us go seeking after-death communication, other have after-death communication t
Jonathan Robinson, can technology help spiritual seekers? |320| by Alex Tsakiris - 06-28-2016
This psychologist believes technology can be used to assist spiritual seekers. photo by: Martin When Jonathan Robinson contacted me about doing an interview for his new book, The Technology of Joy, my first reaction was -- where's the consciousne
Dr. Piero Calvi-Parisetti, near-death experience science counters grief |319| by Alex Tsakiris - 06-14-2016
This physician discovered near-death experience science can help those experiencing grief. photo by: Martin Today we welcome Dr. Piero Calvi-Parisetti, an Italian-born, Scottish-raised MD who since 2004 has developed an intense, scholarly interes
Dr. Stephen Braude - your memories aren't in your brain|318| by Alex Tsakiris - 05-31-2016
Philosopher and parapsychology researcher Dr. Stephen Braude sees fatal flaws in the "memories stored in brain" model. photo by: Scott Huettel Today we welcome Dr. Stephen Braude to Skeptiko. Dr. Braude is the former chairman of the philosophy de
Can materialistic science answer life's big questions? |317| by Laird Shaw - 05-27-2016
Science is notoriously bad at answering life's big questions, but can the methods of science bring us closer to truth? photo by: Marcello Maria Perongini [NOTE: Laird Shaw has authored this terrific post synthesizing many contributions from Skept
Joe Martino Sees a Consciousness Shift... And That's a Good Thing |316| by Alex Tsakiris - 05-24-2016
Joe Martino started Collective-Evolution to challenge the status quo, raise consciousness and make the world better. Easy, right? photo by: Collective-Evolution Are we experiencing a shift in consciousness, or just seeing what we want to see? Is
Why are so many movies going Gnostic? |315| by Alex Tsakiris - 05-17-2016
Miguel Conner explains why movies like Snowpiercer and The Lego Movie rely on Gnostic themes.  photo by: Bong Joon Ho Today we welcome Miguel Conner to Skeptiko for another round of Skeptiko at the movies. Miguel is the host of one of my favori
This prominent scientist says life is meaningless... and he's serious |314| by Alex Tsakiris - 05-10-2016
Dr. Sean Carroll makes science's meaningless universe meme sound palatable in his new book, The Big Picture. photo by: Awesome Inc Dr. Sean Carroll is a Harvard trained, Cal Tech theoretical physicist with a long list of fellowships, awards and b
Can we believe eyewitnesses... did this 17th century monk levitate? |313| by Alex Tsakiris - 05-03-2016
Dr. Michael Grosso's extensive research of historical records suggests St. Joseph's levitation was real. photo by: UCAN Spirituality Today we welcome Dr. Michael Grosso to Skepiko, Dr. Grosso is an independent scholar with a longtime association
Science and philosophy gave him something he never thought he'd find... respect for religion |312| by Alex Tsakiris - 04-26-2016
Dr. Bernardo Kastrup explores his new found respect for religious myths in, More Than Allegory. photo by: Bernardo Kastrup Today we welcome Dr. Bernard Kastrup back to skeptiko to talk about his new book, More Than Allegory. In the book, Kastrup
Brad Warner teaches his Zen students ancient wisdom -- Don't be a jerk |311| by Alex Tsakiris - 04-12-2016
Zen teacher and author Brad Warner uses the ancient teachings of Dogen to reinforce a simple idea -- don't be a jerk. photo by: Michelle Grimord Eggers There is a Zen monastery not too far from where I live in San Diego. It was established by t
He thought his beliefs about global warming were based on science. Science proved him wrong |310| by Alex Tsakiris - 03-29-2016
Rick Archer from Buddha at the Gas Pump provides a demonstration of challenging beliefs on global warming. photo by: Khuroshvili Ilya As I was putting the final touches on this show, I was reminded of a story I heard on the terrific podcast and
He thinks chaos magic offers a better explanation than science. Of course, he's right |309| by Alex Tsakiris - 03-22-2016
Gordon White's new book Star.Ships seeks to recalibrate our history in light of the falsification of scientific materialism. photo by: Chris Radcliff While putting together this episode of Skeptiko I kept thinking of this terrific new movie I s
First comprehensive academic survey of alien contact experience. Please continue to ignore|308| by Alex Tsakiris - 03-15-2016
Researcher Mary Rodwell discusses FREE's first comprehensive survey of alien contact experience. photo by: Chris Radcliff When I was a kid I was a terrible reader. Maybe I had a little dyslexia, I don't know, but I sure hated reading. Nonethel
How bad is this "mildly dangerous" cult? And what's their connection to near-death experience science? |307| by Alex Tsakiris - 03-04-2016
The International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS) claims their association with Eckankar is not different from other religious groups. photo by: Michael Swan I live in San Diego, California. As much as I love it here, the move to S
He may have unraveled the secret of synchronicity. Will science prove him right?|306| by Alex Tsakiris - 02-24-2016
Dr. Eric Wargo has turned Carl Jung's synchronicity idea upside down by suggesting a link to successfully replicated precognition experiments. photo by: Robbert van der Steeg One of the mantras I've learned on Skeptiko is, “follow the data wh
Documentary looks at old and new models of human consciousness |305| by Alex Tsakiris - 02-16-2016
The Deeper You Go documentary looks beyond traditional neuroscience-based models of consciousness. photo by: 11thStory My first impression of The Deeper You Go, a new documentary about consciousness, was -- I can't believe flat-earth-society-
Materialistic science makes us feel less human. He thinks the arts can change that |304| by Alex Tsakiris - 02-09-2016
Author and poet Dr. Drew Dellinger uses spoken word performances to challenge science's narrow view of human consciousness. photo by: Gary S I don’t quite know how the artistic gene skipped me. I have a whole side of my family who are incredi
How I got duped by crop circle science. Nancy Talbott vs. Matt Williams by Alex Tsakiris - 02-03-2016
Nancy Talbott claims to have unlocked crop circle science. Matt Williams is a crop circle maker encountering the paranormal in his circles. Why are they at odds? photo by: Gary S On this episode of Skeptiko, I return to a topic that's haunted
Should family therapy include your deceased great-great-grandmother? Epigenetics meets after-death communication |302| by Alex Tsakiris - 01-21-2016
Dr. Dan Booth Cohen and Emily Volden merge extended consciousness and after-death communication into psychotherapy. photo by: Pip R Lagenta Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science with leading researchers, thinkers, and
Dr. Alexander Wendt and James Corbett Clash Over Inevitable One World State |301| by Alex Tsakiris - 01-13-2016
To this Ohio State University International Relations Professor a one world state is inevitable. To Alt media blogger James Corbett it's a catastrophe. photo by: Royce Bair Today's show is not about consciousness, spirituality, or any of the
Movies: Is Ex Machina ignoring the hard problem of consciousness? |300| by Alex Tsakiris - 01-06-2016
According to the movie Ex Machina, strong AI and the Singularity are just around the corner, but consciousness science suggests otherwise. photo by: Alex Garland Here's the second installment of our Skeptiko at the Movies series. This time me a
Movies: Is Red Lights the worst movie about parapsychology every made? |299| by Alex Tsakiris - 01-05-2016
Both parapsychology researchers and Skeptics are misrepresented in this hack job of a movie, but that's what makes it fun to talk about. photo by: Rodrigo Cortez I love going to the movies, but so much of the stuff I want to talk about afte
Why David Bentley Hart thinks choosing a tie reveals more about consciousness than near death experiences |298| by Alex Tsakiris - 12-23-2015
Theologian and Philosopher Dr. David Bentley Hart has little patience for sloppy thinking atheists. Looks to consciousness and spirituality. photo by: André Batista The wooden pews in the Greek Orthodox church I grew up in were hard and uncom
He claims to have traveled outside his body to bring back art... and much more |297| by Alex Tsakiris - 12-16-2015
Jurgen Ziewe used lucid dreaming to travel outside of his body and explore other realms of consciousness. photo by: Jurgen Ziewe I always thought lucid dreaming was baloney, until I had one myself. For several years my oldest son had told me abou
Former military psychic spy claims parapsychology is off course. Suffers from Stockholm Syndrome. |296| by Alex Tsakiris - 12-09-2015
Remote Viewer Dr. Paul Smith has concerns about the direction of parapsychology research. Also doubts 9/11 remote viewing. photo by: David Webb A few years ago, when the kids were younger, they loved playing hide-and-seek in our backyard. Our v
What science-as-we-know-it can learn from the 9/11 truth movement |295| by Alex Tsakiris - 12-01-2015
Investigative journalist Luke Rudkowski shows us how to talk to power and challenge the status quo. photo by: Luke Rudkowski I don't like Las Vegas very much.  Too many grueling COMDEX computer trade shows burned into my memory I suppose. But a f
What does the end of materialism mean for political science? |294| by Alex Tsakiris - 11-17-2015
Dr. Alexander Wendt examines the implications of consciousness science for the social sciences. photo by: David Ohmer I was introduced to the power of interdisciplinary thinking when I found myself way over my head in a graduate course in cogniti
This Atheist has revolutionized Buddhism. Does consciousness science agree with his beliefs? |293| by Alex Tsakiris - 11-10-2015
Buddhist teacher Stephen Batchelor explores scientific materialism and secular Buddhism. photo by: Stephen Lasky I remember the first time I tried meditation. The anxiety it stirred gave me a stomachache. When sitting meditation didn’t work I tri
Why CDC whistleblower revelations about vaccines and autism never made headlines, and what that means for science |292| by Alex Tsakiris - 11-03-2015
Investigative reporter Jon Rappoport explains why the media intentionally ignored whistleblower revelations about vaccines and autism. photo by: Art Writ My wife is the medical expert in our family. She has a PhD in psychology, works with doctors
What would Oliver Sacks say about the afterlife now? |291| by Alex Tsakiris - 10-19-2015
Near-Death Experience Research, Dr. Jan Holden and her colleagues reveal their latest findings. photo by: Steve Jurvetson The question might sound crass, but then again, why should it? Dr. Oliver Sacks was one of the world's best known and belove
What divides Christians and non-believers |290| by Alex Tsakiris - 10-13-2015
Biblical Scholar Joel Watts looks at what Christians don't know about Christianity. photo by: Bolton We're conditioned to believe the cultural and political divide between Christians and non-believers is a matter of worldview and faith. Atheistic
Is the Bible a political con job? This scholar says the proof is right in front of us |289| by Alex Tsakiris - 10-06-2015
Biblical Scholar Joseph Atwill has forever changed how we understand early Christian history by focusing on religion as an instrument of political mind control. photo by: Bolton A long time ago there was a war in the Middle East between the Rom
Men like to be right -- Duh! Novel experiment demonstrates link with psychic abilities |288| by Alex Tsakiris - 09-29-2015
  Northwestern University Psychology professor Dr. Julia Mossbridge's has a novel experiment demonstrating psychic abilities among her male students. Photo by Daniela Vladimirova The experiment is tantalizingly simple, you're presented fou
Shedding light on our Sun, an interview with Gregory Sams by Mike Patterson - 09-23-2015
Even with no shred of mystical sentiment, a purely rational and scientific assessment of the sun should fill us with awe and reverence. Here should be the God for atheists. Photo by Matthew Paulson I live in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, abou
Psychic mediums tested under tightest laboratory conditions. Proven accurate. What will debunkers say now? |287| by Alex Tsakiris - 09-22-2015
Dr. Julie Beischel's newly published research on assisted after-death communication sets a new standard of proof, but don't expect science to change its stance on psychic mediums. Photo by Craig Sunter Before becoming the preeminent researcher
On the Back of a Tiger movie challenges our understanding of disease, aging, and consciousness by Alex Tsakiris - 09-20-2015
  New movie follows a group of scientists challenging medicine's most sacred cows. On the Back of a Tiger, uses interviews, experiments, and animations to weave together an alternate model of life, one that could have a profound impact on o
New research reveals surprising connection between environmental sensitivity and psychic phenomena |286| by Alex Tsakiris - 09-10-2015
Recognized expert in 'Sick Building Syndrome', Mike Jawer has discovered a potential link between environmental sensitivity and psychic phenomena. Photo by Testing Join Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Michael Jawer, author of  The Spiritual A
Why you, me, and our neighbors have a distrust of science and New York Times science journalists by Alex Tsakiris - 09-08-2015
George Johnson's recent piece in the New York Times demonstrates what's wrong with status quo science and lazy science journalism. Photo by Scott Beale New York Times science writer George Johnson just published an article bemoaning science's l
Near-death experiences more than dreams, study says. But neuroscience's denial of NDEs undaunted. |285| by Robert Mays - 08-31-2015
Recent study of near-death experience survivors flies in the face of neuroscience's assertion about NDEs. photo by Carl A According to science's current model, your minute-by-minute experience -- all your thoughts, feelings, and emotions -- are a
Why police don't use psychic detectives. Even though they're effective |284| by Alex Tsakiris - 08-22-2015
Interview with renowned psychic detective Noreen Renier. photo by Samuel Globus Join host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Noreen Renier renowned psychic detective and author author of A Mind For Murder and The Practical Psychic: Alex T
Respected science writer burned out with "unscientific" string theory... looks to consciousness science |283| by Alex Tsakiris - 08-12-2015
John Horgan is a top-notch science journalist, but he's looking toward consciousness research to discover where science is heading. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with science writer and author John Horgan: John Horgan: I t
Can your dreams predict death? New research says yes |282| by Alex Tsakiris - 07-28-2015
Are precognitive dreams real? Andy Paquette is a dream researcher who has compiled more than anyone in history. Dreaming of someone death is scary enough, but finding out you're right...  When Andy Paquette left his job as a leading Hollywood
Neuroscience explanation of near-death experiences defies neuroscience |281| by Alex Tsakiris - 07-14-2015
As a philosopher, Dr. Evan Thompson thinks neuroscience model of near-death experience is fine, but what do NDE researchers say? Debate over the science of NDEs. Interview with Evan Thompson, author of Waking, Dreaming, Being on whether near-
Hippies started it, New Agers kept it going. What's next for consciousness culture? |280| by Alex Tsakiris - 07-01-2015
They may shun religious dogma, and scientific dogma too, but Ken Jordan of Reality Sandwich has tapped into a group that's restarting the consciousness culture revolution. Psychedelics are part of the culture change. Interview with Ken Jordan
Shaman talk to plants. And the plants tell us how to heal|279| by Alex Tsakiris - 06-16-2015
When Western medical researchers wanted to unlock the healing properties of plants they asked Amazonian shaman. Simon Green is doing the same. Remarkable healing stories. Interview with Simon Green healer and founder of Quantum Life Bodyworks
Alzheimer patient rises from deathbed, regains memory to recite poem, then passes away |278| by Alex Tsakiris - 06-09-2015
Dr. Michael Nahm is a biologist and researcher on the remarkable phenomenon known as terminal lucidity. Amazing Research. Interview with Dr. Michael Nahm biologist and researcher on the phenomenon known as terminal lucidity and its connection
The worst assumption you could ever make about your health. Spontaneous healing |277| by Alex Tsakiris - 06-02-2015
Interview with Frank Huguenard about his new Beyond Me film and his exploration of spontaneous healing and science's failed assumptions. New film on science and healing. Interview with Frank Huguenard about his film Beyond Me and the institut
Is near-death experience research scientifically respectable? What's next for NDE research?|276| by Alex Tsakiris - 05-26-2015
Interview with Dr. Alan Hugenot about the future of near-death experience research. Controversy brewing. Interview with Dr. Alan Hugenot a near-death experiencer, IANDS board member, and nationally recognized expert in mechanical engineering,
Is Christianity worth saving? |275| by Alex Tsakiris - 05-12-2015
Mark Vernon reveals how progressive Christians struggle with their tradition's past while holding on to the promise of spiritual transformation. Goes way past the usual religious dogma. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with M
This philosopher goes toe-to-toe with materialist science... so far he's undefeated |274| by Alex Tsakiris - 05-05-2015
Dr. Bernardo Kastrup has a new take on who we are... and his conclusions don't still sit well with mainstream science types. The links between philosophy and science. Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Dr. Bernardo Kastrup, author of Brief
UN says African-American women 20 times more likely for HIV/AIDS. Are they racist or just stupid? |273| by Alex Tsakiris - 04-28-2015
Distinguished professor Dr. Henry Bauer is perhaps the only person brave enough to tackle controversial subjects like the connection between HIV and AIDS. There are some huge holes in our scientific understanding of HIV/AIDS. Alex Tsakiris of
272. Phillip Comella Can Science Lead to Spiritual Transformation by Alex Tsakiris - 04-21-2015
Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Phillip Comella, about The Collapse of Materialism and whether a scientific understanding of consciousness can lead to spirituality. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Phillip Comella to dis
Homeopathy still a joke to mainstream medicine... he's changing that |271| by Alex Tsakiris - 04-14-2015
Dr. Larry Malerba shows why the success of complementary and holistic medicine can be traced to a paradigm shift in science. There may be solid reasons why complimentary medicine works.   Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Dr. Larry
The Dalai Lama is loved by millions, so why is this science professor demanding he step down? |270| by Alex Tsakiris - 03-31-2015
ASU science Professor Lawrence Krauss stepped into his own black hole when he challenged the Dalai Lama's over his belief in reincarnation. A strange clash of science and religion. Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews theoretical physicist Dr
How this science reporter got caught stretching the truth about NDE science |269| by Alex Tsakiris - 03-24-2015
Michael Shermer is a skeptical of an afterlife, but he might have gone too far when mis-reporting one researchers evidence for near-death experience. Details matter when if comes to science reporting. Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Dr.
Why meditation and science are on a collision course. Mind > brain |268| by Alex Tsakiris - 03-10-2015
Dan Harris is a star at ABC News, but his investigation of meditation and science turned into more than a news story. Meditation works... so say science. Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Dan Harris, author of 10% Happier, about his experien
Has a Harvard-trained psychologist unlocked the secret to enlightenment? |267| by Alex Tsakiris - 02-24-2015
This Harvard-trained researcher is trying to unlock the secrets of enlightenment and put it into an online course. In-depth study of those who claim to be enlightened. Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Dr. Jeffery Martin, Harvard-trained s
The internet is doing something no one expected -- increasing spiritual enlightenment |266| by Alex Tsakiris - 02-10-2015
After 20 years as a meditation teacher Rick Archer turned to podcasting to bring 100s spiritual teachers to the public. You might meet your guru online. Join Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko for an interview with Rick Archer, host of Buddha at the G
What makes near-death experiences similar across cultures? L-O-V-E |265| by Alex Tsakiris - 01-27-2015
Interview with religious scholar Dr. Gregory Shushan on the parallels between near-death experience accounts across cultures.   Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with author and religious studies scholar Dr. Gregory Shush
Anthropology's surprising finding -- psychic tribes |264| by Alex Tsakiris - 01-13-2015
Interview with anthropologist Jack Hunter on spirit communication in other cultures and the significance it might have for parapsychology. Photo by: Ronn aka "Blue" Aldaman   Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Anthropo
Are some Christian scholars changing their opinion of divinity? |263| by Alex Tsakiris - 12-23-2014
Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Christian mystic Albert LaChance and religious scholar Rebecca Goodwin on experiencing spirituality, and the gap between science and religion. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Christian
Science has its enemies, but they may not be who you think |262| by Alex Tsakiris - 12-09-2014
Will Storr went looking for science's enemies and found Creationists aren't the only threat. Investigative reporting sheds light. Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews author and journalist Will Storr on science, the scientific method and why
261. Why Science Is Wrong...About Almost Everything by Alex Tsakiris - 12-02-2014
An Exploration of Skeptiko 3.0 and Why Science Is Wrong...About Almost Everything. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris as he officially announces the release of his new book Why Science Is Wrong...About Almost Everything. During this short episod
This attorney takes extraterrestrial contact seriously. Now he's helping remove the stigma for other "experiencers" |260| by Alex Tsakiris - 11-25-2014
Successful Miami attorney Rey Hernandez's UFO experience drove him to support others. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Miami attorney and ET experiencer Rey Hernandez.  During the interview Hernandez explains how several
USA psychic spies vs. Russian psychic spies -- new revelations about what really happened |259| by Alex Tsakiris - 11-18-2014
Interview with Loyd Auerbach on remote-viewing, Project Stargate, and the misunderstood history of psychic spying. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with author and parapsychologist Loyd Auerbach. During the interview Auerbach
What if our progress is really a decline. Acclaimed author challenges our myths about progress |258| by Alex Tsakiris - 11-11-2014
Interview with JohnMichael Greer on science, technology, and his pessimistic view of the descent of civilization.   A healthy look at our myth of progress. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with author and blogger 
Autistic... and psychic. Research reveals psychic abilities among autistic savant children |257| by Alex Tsakiris - 10-28-2014
Interview ith Dr. Diane Powell about research into telepathy in autistic savant children.  Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with neuroscientist, psychiatrist and author Dr. Diane Powell.  During the interview Powell discusses
What this medical researcher's LSD trip told him about materialistic science -- wrong, wrong, wrong |256| by Alex Tsakiris - 10-14-2014
Interview with Wayne State University School of Medicine Physiology researcher Dr. Donald DeGracia about Western science versus Yogic thought. Challenging ideas about the limits of science. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview
Is the near-death experience only for Christians? One NDE expereincer thinks so |255| by Alex Tsakiris - 09-30-2014
Interview with Ian McCormack about his exclusively Christian interpretation of near-death experiences. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Ian McCormack about his book, A Glimpse of Eternity.  During the interview McCormack
What happened when this atheist art professor had a near-death experience? |254| by Alex Tsakiris - 09-23-2014
Interview with Pastor Howard Storm about his transformation from atheism by way of near-death experience. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Howard Storm about his book, My Descent Into Death: A Second Chance at Life.  Duri
253. Suzanne Taylor, the Scientific Mystery of Crop Circles by Alex Tsakiris - 09-09-2014
Interview with filmmaker and crop circle researcher Suzanne Taylor examines the enduring scientific mystery of crop circles. UPDATE 10/16/2014: Soon after publishing this episode the good folks of the Skeptiko forum started tearing apart the C
252. Bernadette Doran on Energy Healing by Alex Tsakiris - 08-27-2014
Interview with energy healing researcher and practitioner examines the Bengston Method of energy healing. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Bernadette Doran of Equilibrium Energy + Education.  The interview is included in
The real reason scientists refuse to believe near-death experiences... and how it's linked to the pro-life movement |251| by Alex Tsakiris - 08-12-2014
Interview with journalist and author examines resistance to evidence suggesting consciousness survives death. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Patric
250. Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz, Science's Inability to Explain Personhood by Alex Tsakiris - 07-29-2014
Interview with research psychiatrist and and author, Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz examines the mismatch between science-as-we-know-it and human experience. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz,  author of, The Mi
249. Tim Freke On Soul Crushing Science by Alex Tsakiris - 07-15-2014
Interview with consciousness philosopher and author, Tim Freke examines the absurdity of science-as-we-know-it. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Tim Freke,  author of, The Mystery Experience. During the interview Freke d
248. Bernardo Kastrup Says Materialism is Baloney by Alex Tsakiris - 07-01-2014
Interview with philosopher and author, Bernardo Kastrup examines the limits of scientific materialism.  Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Bernardo Kastrup, PhD.,  author of, Why Materialism Is Baloney. During the interview
247. Roy Davies Exposes Charles Darwin's Plagiarism by Alex Tsakiris - 06-17-2014
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Interview with journalist and author, Roy Davies reveals how Charles Darwin lied about the help he received from Alfred Russell Wallace. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for
246. Dr. Michael Graziano Likens Near Death Experience Research to Astrology by Alex Tsakiris - 06-04-2014
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Interview with neuroscientist and author, Dr. Michael Graziano examines how mainstream science views near-death experience research. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an i
245. Peter Russell, Science Ignores Consciousness by Alex Tsakiris - 05-20-2014
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Interview with author and consciousness explored, Peter Russell examines how science ignores questions of consciousness. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview wit
244. Russ Baker, The Taint of Conspiracy Theories by Alex Tsakiris - 05-06-2014
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Interview with investigative journalist, Russ Baker explores how the term "conspiracy theory" can taint serious  journalism. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an intervie
243. Scott De Tamble Explores Lives Between Lives by Alex Tsakiris - 04-22-2014
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Interview with regression specialist, Scott De Tamble explores hypnotic regression and the possibility of remembering our life between lives. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris
242. Oliver Hockenhull, Neurons to Nirvana by Alex Tsakiris - 04-08-2014
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Interview with filmmaker Oliver Hockenhull about the resurgence of psychedelics as medicine, and his film Neurons to Nirvana. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview wi
Controversial history of Jesus draws ire of Christians and atheists. Is Caesar's Messiah legit? |241| by Alex Tsakiris - 03-25-2014
Interview with Joseph Atwill examines criticisms of his controversial theory about the founding of the Christian church and his book, Caesar's Messiah. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Joseph Atwill author of, Caesar's Me
240. Dr. David Lane Not Sandbagged -- Patricia Churchland Part 2 by Alex Tsakiris - 03-13-2014
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Interview with Dr. David Lane reexamines Dr. Patricia Churchland's Skeptiko interview, and the implications of near-death experience science for academia. Join Skeptiko host Alex
Dr. Jim Tucker compiles largest database of past life memories |239| by Alex Tsakiris - 02-25-2014
Interview with University of Virginia professor Dr. Jim Tucker about research of children who remember past lives. photo by rogintakesphotos Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with University of Virginia, Professor of Psychiatry
238. Why Skeptics Are Wrong... About Psychics & Mediums by Alex Tsakiris - 02-11-2014
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Interviews summarizes Alex Tsakiris's experience investigating psychic mediums, and the skeptical claims made against them. Join host Alex Tsakiris for a summation of researc
237. Dr. Patricia Churchland Sandbagged by Near-Death Experience Questions by Alex Tsakiris - 01-28-2014
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Interview with neurophilosophy expert Dr. Patricia Churchland reveals a lack of understanding of near-death experience science. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview
236. Rome Viharo, Wikipedia, We Have a Problem by Alex Tsakiris - 01-14-2014
click here for YouTube version click here for forum discussion Interview with social media expert and Wikipedia critic, Rome Viharo exposes cyber bullying tactics employed by dogmatic Skeptics on Wikipedia. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakir
235. Dr. Todd Dufresne on Freud's Looming Shadow of Deception by Alex Tsakiris - 01-07-2014
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Interview with the Dr. Todd Dufresne examines Sigmund Freud's deception and the legacy of psychoanalysis. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Lakehead Universi
234. Global Warming, Climate Change and Our Illusion of Control by Alex Tsakiris - 12-31-2013
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Interview with the Rick Archer host of Buddha at the Gas Pump, and John Collins from Maharishi University reveals controversy over the spiritual implications of global warming. J
233. Mary Rodwell Which Extraordinary Human Experiences Matter by Alex Tsakiris - 12-17-2013
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Interview with the alien encounter researcher Mary Rodwell examines the stigma of extraordinary human experiences, and why science turns away. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris fo
232. Greg Taylor Tells Readers, Don't Worry There Probably is an Afterlife by Alex Tsakiris - 12-10-2013
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Interview with the author of, Don't Worry!  There Probably is an Afterlife looks at deathbed visions, near-death experiences and other scientific evidence suggesting survival of con
231. Dr. David Jacobs Dismisses Spiritual Alien Abduction Stories by Alex Tsakiris - 11-29-2013
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Click here to post comments on AlexTsakiris.com Part two of an interview with alien abduction researcher Dr. David Jacobs examines alien encounters from a spiritual perspective.
230. Dr. David Jacobs Claims Academia Has Abrogated Responsibility to Investigate Alien Contact by Alex Tsakiris - 11-20-2013
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Click here to post comments on AlexTsakiris.com Interview with alien abduction researcher and Temple University History Professor Dr. David Jacobs examines his over 30 years of r
229. The 5 Things You Need to Know About Skeptiko by Alex Tsakiris - 11-12-2013
  Click here for YouTube version Click here to post comments on AlexTsakiris.com Click here for forum discussion A re-introduction of the podcast explains how the host approaches the  intersection of science and spirituality. Thro
228. Mary Rodwell Advocates for Alien Contactees by Alex Tsakiris - 11-05-2013
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Click here to post comments on AlexTsakiris.com   Interview with UFO and alien contact experience researcher examines the power of personal experience. Join Skeptiko h
227. Your Help Needed Defining Rules of New Skeptiko Forum by Alex Tsakiris - 10-30-2013
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Click here to post comments on AlexTsakiris.com A new version of the Skeptiko forum has moderators seeking balance between Skeptics and Believers. With the launch of the new S
226. Acharya S. Examines the Effects of Myth-Making on Christianity by Alex Tsakiris - 10-22-2013
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Click here to post comments on AlexTsakiris.com Interview with religion and mythology scholar Acharya S. (D.M. Murdock) examines the effects of early Christianity on other relig
225. Kevin Williams, Creator of Near-Death.com by Alex Tsakiris - 10-15-2013
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Click here to post comments on AlexTsakiris.com Interview with Kevin Williams creator of one of the leading website portals on Near-Death Experience science. Today we welc
224. Dr. John Searle and the Science Bullies by Alex Tsakiris - 10-08-2013
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Click here to post comments on AlexTsakiris.com Interview with esteemed Berkeley philosopher and consciousness researcher Dr. John Searle examines the state of academic consc
223. Dumbest Explanation Yet For Near Death Experience by Alex Tsakiris - 10-01-2013
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Click here to post comments on AlexTsakiris.com Examination of recent research from the University of Michigan linking surge in brain activity of dying rats to near-death ex
222. Jean-Charles Chabot Explores Spiritual Hypnosis by Alex Tsakiris - 09-24-2013
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Click here to post comments on AlexTsakiris.com Interview with hypnotherapist Jean-Charles Chabot examines the use of hypnotic regression for spiritual growth. Join Skept
221. Atheist John Loftus Explains Why He’s a Biological Robot by Alex Tsakiris - 09-10-2013
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Click here to post comments on AlexTsakiris.com Interview with atheist and Christian debunker John Loftus examines the philosophy of atheism. Alex Tsakiris:   When we
Esquire Magazine caught lying. Dr. Eben Alexander's NDE account prevails |220| by Alex Tsakiris - 08-27-2013
 Interview with Robert Mays reveals a disturbing pattern of misrepresentation and distortion in Luke Dittrich's Proof of Heaven expose published in Esquire Magazine. photo by Derek K. Miller UPDATE: Email to Luke Dittrich and Esquire
219. Dr. Stephen Law On How Science Handles Extraordinary Claims by Alex Tsakiris - 08-20-2013
Interview with philosopher and noted atheist Dr. Stephen Law examines the philosophy of science and extraordinary claims. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Stephen Law author of, Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get
218. Steve Miller, Does Near-Death Experience Science Contradict Christian Doctrine? by Alex Tsakiris - 08-13-2013
Interview examines whether or not near-death experience research conclusions contradict Christian doctrine of heaven and the afterlife. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Steve Miller author of, Near-Death Experiences as Ev
217. Dr. Gary Marcus Sandbagged by Near-Death Experience Science Questions by Alex Tsakiris - 08-06-2013
Interview examines mainstream psychology's approach to near-death experience science. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Gary Marcus author of,  Kluge: The Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind.  During the interview Ma
216. Dr. Dean Radin Urges Science to Examine the Supernormal by Alex Tsakiris - 07-23-2013
Interview examines the connection between ancient yoga practices and the science of extended human consciousness. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Dean Radin author of, A Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence f
215. Victor Zammit Grills Skeptics with Lawyer’s Evidence for Near Death Experience by Alex Tsakiris - 07-16-2013
Interview examines a near-death experience science from a legal perspective. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Victor and Wendy Zammit authors of, A Lawyer Presents the Evidence for the Afterlife.  During the interview Zam
214. Dr. Suzanne Gordon Looks Deeply Into Near Death Experience Cases by Alex Tsakiris - 07-09-2013
Interview brings ethnographic perspective to discover the meaning of near-death experiences to those who have had them. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Suzanne Gordon author of, Field Notes From the Light: An Ethnogr
213. Earl Lee’s Shocking Theory Links Hallucinogenic Mushrooms to Christian Burial Rites by Alex Tsakiris - 06-24-2013
Interview explores theory suggesting that hallucinogenic substances were central to the development of religious thought and practices. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Earl Lee author of, From the Bodies of the Gods: Psy
212. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Janet Colli Treats Trauma of Alien Contact Experience by Alex Tsakiris - 06-11-2013
Interview explores the trauma and eventual spiritual transformation of those reporting alien contact. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Janet Colli author of, Sacred Encounters: Spiritual Encounters During Close Encoun
211. Montana State University’s Ardy Sixkiller Clarke Compiles 1,000 Accounts of American Indian Contact With UFO Phenomena by Alex Tsakiris - 05-28-2013
Interview explores the personal accounts of Native Americans and “Star People”. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke author of, Encounters with the Star People: Untold Stories of American Indians.  D
210. Miguel Conner Explores Gnostic Themes and "Red Pill" Alienation by Alex Tsakiris - 05-14-2013
Interview with author and Podcast host examines Gnostic themes in our modern culture. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Miguel Conner author of, Voices of Gnosticism.  During the interview Conner talks about the limits of
209. Talat Jonathan Phillips Chronicles His Transformation From Political Activist to Spiritual Seeker by Alex Tsakiris - 04-30-2013
Interview with activist and author explores his personal journey with Ayawaska, ETs, and energy healing. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Talat Jonathan Phillips author of, The Electric Jesus: The Healing Journey of a Con
208. Dr. Julia Assante On Technology Training Us to Talk With Spirits by Alex Tsakiris - 04-16-2013
Interview with author, scholar, and psychic medium Dr. Julia Assante challenges our fear of death. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Julia Assante author of, The Last Frontier: Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming
207. Rupert Sheldrake Censored by TED Conference’s Anonymous Scientific Board by Alex Tsakiris - 04-02-2013
Interview with Dr. Rupert Sheldrake about censorship of his Science Set Free lecture. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Rupert Sheldrake author of, Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery.  During the interview She
206. Rick Archer From Buddha at the Gas Pump on Meditation and Spiritual Practices by Alex Tsakiris - 03-26-2013
Interview with Rick Archer host of the website and Youtube channel, Buddha at the Gas Pump. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Rick Archer of, Buddha at the Gas Pump.  During the interview Archer talks about a thought exper
205. Michael Tymn Explores the Forgotten History of Psychic Mediums by Alex Tsakiris - 03-13-2013
Interview with author and parapsychology investigator Michael Tymn examines the work of Leonora Piper. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Michael Tymn author of, Resurrecting Leonora Piper: How Science Discovered the Afterl
204. Dr. Julie Beischel’s Research Asks -- Does a Reading From a Psychic Medium Help Relieve Grief? by Alex Tsakiris - 03-05-2013
Interview with psychic medium researcher Dr. Julie Beischel explores the practical applications of a reading from a psychic medium. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Julie Beischel author of, Among Mediums: A Scientist
203. Out of Body Experience Expert Robert Bruce on Our Demon Haunted World by Alex Tsakiris - 02-21-2013
Interview with out of body (OBE) expert and author Robert Bruce explores extended consciousness as an open-minded skeptic. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Robert Bruce author of, Astral Dynamics: The Complete Book of Out
202. Scientific Evidence of Afterlife Overwhelming Says Chris Carter by Alex Tsakiris - 02-12-2013
Interview with author Chris Carter explores the scientific evidence for the survival of consciousness. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Chris Carter author of, Science and the Afterlife Experience: Evidence for the Immort
201. Chaos Theory Pioneer Ralph Abraham On a New Model of Consciousness by Alex Tsakiris - 02-05-2013
Interview with chaos theory pioneer Dr. Ralph Abraham offers new insights into how a chaotic model of consciousness might work. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Ralph Abraham.  During the interview Abraham discusses h
200. A Look Back at 200 Episodes of Skeptiko by Alex Tsakiris - 01-29-2013
Interview with Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris examines the origins of the show and lessons learned. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for look back at 200 episodes to Skeptiko.  During the interview Tsakiris discusses what he's discovered about ot
Conservative Christian filmmaker debunks ancient alien theories, but not Noah's ark |199| by Alex Tsakiris - 01-22-2013
Interview with Ancient Aliens Debunked filmmaker Chris White who swamps the Ancient Alien theories with science, but relies on Biblical inerrancy for core beliefs. photo by David Hdez Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Chris W
198. Mike Clelland Struggles to Understand Contact With Alien Consciousness by Alex Tsakiris - 01-15-2013
Interview with Blogger and UFO researcher Mike Clelland about reports of contact with alien consciousness. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Mike Clelland, host of the Hidden Experience Podcast.  During the interview Clell
197. Dr. Diane Powell Uses Serious Science to Understand Psychic Phenomena by Alex Tsakiris - 01-03-2013
Interview with Dr. Diane Powell about her book, The ESP Enigma, and why research into extended human consciousness remains taboo.  Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with neuroscientist, psychiatrist and author Dr. Diane Powell abou
196. Rupert Sheldrake, Terrance McKenna and Ralph Abraham -- A Dialog That Still Matters by Alex Tsakiris - 12-21-2012
A look back at a series of dialogs between Rupert Sheldrake, Terrance McKenna and Ralph Abraham. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for a rediscovery of the audio recordings of Rupert Sheldrake, Terrance McKenna and Ralph Abraham.  Through a ree
195. Dr. Mario Beauregard Sees an End to the Era of Biological Robots by Alex Tsakiris - 12-11-2012
Interview with Dr. Mario Beauregard about his new book, Brain Wars, and the battle between old brain science and new brain science.  Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with neuroscientist and author Dr. Mario Beauregard about hi
194. UFO Filmmaker Paul Kimball on The Other Side of Truth by Alex Tsakiris - 11-27-2012
Interview with author and UFO filmmaker Paul Kimball. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with author and UFO filmmaker Paul Kimball. During the interview Kimball discusses the hypocrisy of belief in the paranormal: Paul Kimball:
193. Dr. Daryl Bem on the Quantum Theory Secret Psychologists Need to Know by Alex Tsakiris - 11-13-2012
Interviews from the 2012 Parapsychology Association conference with Dr. Daryl Bem, Dr. George Williams, Dr. Athena Drewes and Dr. Robert Van de Castle. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris and Dr. Richard Grego for interviews from the 2012  Paraps
192. Dr. Sam Harris on Parapsychology, Psi and the “Backwater” of Science by Alex Tsakiris - 11-06-2012
Emails from Sam Harris reveal what he really thinks about parapsychology and Psi research. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for a discussion about his recent email correspondence with Dr. Sam Harris. During the discussion Harris’ opinions of P
191. Dr. Victor Stenger Slams Parapsychology, Calls Dr. Stanley Krippner Charlatan by Alex Tsakiris - 10-30-2012
Interview with Dr. Victor Stenger about his new book, God and the Folly of Faith, and the science of consciousness and near-death experience. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with physicist, Atheist and author Dr. Victor Steng
190. Dr. Eben Alexander on the Medical Mystery of Near-Death Experience by Alex Tsakiris - 10-23-2012
Interview with Dr. Eben Alexander about his new book, Proof of Heaven, and the medical mystery of his NDE. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with neurosurgeon and author Dr. Eben Alexander about his new book, Proof of Heaven. 
Sam Harris and Steve Novella offer half-witted attack of Eben Alexander's Near-Death Experience |189| by Alex Tsakiris - 10-16-2012
Review of the recent controversy over the Newsweek magazine cover story, Heaven is Real, and Sam Harris’ response to an invitation to debate Dr. Eben Alexander regarding his near-death experience. photo by Atheist Foundation of Australia Inc The
188. Dr. Kirby Surprise, Synchronicity is Real by Alex Tsakiris - 10-09-2012
Interviews with psychologist and author and Dr. Kirby Surprise explores whether or not synchronicity is real. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris and guest host Robert Perry for an interview with Dr. Kirby Surprise, author of Synchronicity: The Art o
187. Graham Nicholls, Out-of-Body Experiences Aren’t All About Angels and Demons by Alex Tsakiris - 10-02-2012
Interviews with author and out-of-body experience expert Graham Nicholls explores misconceptions about OBEs. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Graham Nicholls, author of Navigating the Out of Body Experience: Radical New T
186. Dr. Richard Grego Finds Materialism Waning at the American Psychology Association Conference by Alex Tsakiris - 09-25-2012
Interviews Alexander Moreira-Almeida, Erlendur Haraldsson, Robert Almeder, and Stanley Krippner discuss the relationship between mind and body, and the end of Materialism.  Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris and Dr. Richard Grego for interviews
185. Dr. William Bengston’s Hands On Healing Research Ignored by Cancer Industry by Alex Tsakiris - 09-17-2012
Interview with St. Josephs College sociology professor Dr. William Bengston examines his extensive scientific research into hands on healing. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. William Bengston about his book, The Energ
184. Dr. Rupert Sheldrake Sets Science Free From Dogma by Alex Tsakiris - 09-05-2012
Interview examines how scientific assumptions about materialism and consciousness have constrained us. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with biologist and author Dr. Rupert Sheldrake about his new book, Science Set Free: 10 Pa
183. The Thinking Atheist Backs Down From Science Debate by Alex Tsakiris - 08-27-2012
Interview examines the scientific evidence underlying an atheist worldview and why atheists are reluctant to defend it. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews. During the interview Andrews exp
182. Andrew Paquette Brings Statistical Rigor to Psi Experiences by Alex Tsakiris - 08-21-2012
Interview examines new methodology for estimating probability of psi and paranormal experiences.   Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with paranormal dream researcher Andrew Paquette. During the interview Paquette explains
181. Peter Bannister of the American Church in Paris Sees Hope For Science and Religion Dialog by Alex Tsakiris - 08-14-2012
Interview examines the shortsightedness of the culture war between science and religion.   Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview composer and lecture series co-director Peter Bannister. During the interview Bannister considers
180. Dr??? William Bray by Alex Tsakiris - 08-07-2012
Interview examines the connection between quantum physics and human consciousness.   Join Skeptiko guest host Enrique Vargas for an interview with Quantum Physicist William Bray, author of, Quantum Physics, Near Death Experiences, Eternal
179. What Happened When the "Father of Stealth" Told His UFO Secrets? Hint -- It's ESP by Alex Tsakiris - 07-31-2012
When military intelligence insider Ben Rich told this UFO investigator UFOs were powered by the same force that causes ESP everything changed.   Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with UFO researcher, and author, Grant C
178. What Does Science Have to Say About Synchronicity? New Research. Surprising Results. by Alex Tsakiris - 07-24-2012
  One researcher's creative experiment reveals a surprising link between synchronicity, spirituality and the paranormal. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Robert Perry, author of, Signs: A New Approach to Coincide
177. Nancy Evans Bush on Encountering Near Death Experience Hell by Alex Tsakiris - 07-17-2012
Interview with author and past president of the International Association of Near Death Studies examines research into negative near death experiences. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Nancy Evans Bush, author of, Dancing Pa
176. Dr. Jeffrey Kripal On Science Fiction As a Trojan Horse For the Paranormal by Alex Tsakiris - 07-03-2012
    Interview with author and Professor of Religious Studies examines how paranormal experiences have fueled the work of famous science fiction and comic book authors.   Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview wi
175. Author Steve Volk on Skeptical Arguments Designed to Mislead by Alex Tsakiris - 06-21-2012
Interview with investigative journalist Steve Volk examines the role of skeptics in science.   Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Philadelphia-based journalist and author of Fringe-ology, Steve Volk.  During the interv
174. Dr. Raymond Moody On Understanding Near-Death Experiences as Nonsense by Alex Tsakiris - 06-12-2012
Interview with psychologist and renown near-death experience researcher discusses how our language and system of logic limits our understanding of near-death experience accounts.   Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with re
173. Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson Studies Reincarnation and Children's Memories of Past Lives by Alex Tsakiris - 06-05-2012
Parapsychology researcher from Iceland explores the past life memories of children. Join Skeptiko guest host and paranormal dream expert Andy Paquette for an interview with parapsychology researcher and author of, The Departed Among the Living: An
171. Anthony Peake on Near-Death Experiences Versus Actual Death Experiences by Alex Tsakiris - 05-22-2012
Interview with author Anthony Peake examines how our understanding of time may effect our understanding of the near-death experience. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Anthony Peake author of, The Labyrinth of Time. During the
170. Dr. Daryl Bem Responds to Parapsychology Debunkers by Alex Tsakiris - 05-08-2012
Interview with Cornell University Professor Emeritus Dr. Daryl Bem looks at the reaction to his groundbreaking parapsychology experiments.   Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with noted psychology professor Dr. Daryl Bem.
169. Dr. Michael Heiser On Why Christians Are Skeptical of the Supernatural by Alex Tsakiris - 05-01-2012
Interview with biblical scholar Dr. Mike Heiser examines how many Christians approach paranormal claims from curiously skeptical perspective.   Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with biblical scholar and author Dr. Michael
168. Parapsychology Researcher Dr. Hoyt Edge Explores Cross-Cultural Views of Consciousness by Alex Tsakiris - 04-24-2012
Interview with Rollins College professor of philosophy examines what parapsychology research in other cultures tells us about consciousness. Join Skeptiko guest host Dr. Richard Grego for an interview with Dr. Hoyt Edge, author  of, A Constructive
167. Investigative Journalist James Corbett on How Skeptics Shape Our Worldview by Alex Tsakiris - 04-17-2012
Interview with alternative media investigative journalist James Corbett examines how we know what we think we know. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with James Corbett, host of, The Corbett Report. During the interview Corbett dis
Psychic Spy Joe McMoneagle Tells How His Near-Death Experience Led to Remote Viewing |166| by Alex Tsakiris - 04-03-2012
Interview with U.S. Army Remote Viewer Joe McMoneagle explains how his near-death experience led to being selected for the government’s psychic spy program. photo by Axel Drainville Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Joe McMon
165. Dr. Caroline Watt Defends, There is Nothing Paranormal About Near-Death Experiences by Alex Tsakiris - 03-20-2012
Interview with Parapsychology researcher Dr. Caroline Watt explains why, despite criticism, she maintains, “there is nothing paranormal about near-death experiences.” Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with University of Edinburgh p
164. There is Nothing Paranormal About Near-Death Experiences, Dr. Jan Holden Disagrees by Alex Tsakiris - 03-13-2012
Interview with NDE researcher Dr. Jan Holden unravels the claim, “there is nothing paranormal about near-death experiences.” Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with University of North Texas professor, Dr. Jan Holden, co-author of,
163. Physician Ian Rubenstein Encounters Spirit Communication, Becomes a Medium by Alex Tsakiris - 03-06-2012
Interview with London physician Dr. Ian Rubenstein reveals how one doctor's encounter with psychic phenomena led to Spiritualist Church mediumship. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Ian Rubenstein author of, CONSULTING SP
162. University of Chicago Biology Professor, Dr. Jerry Coyne, Fails History by Alex Tsakiris - 02-21-2012
Interview with historian and Alfred Russell Wallace scholar challenges evolutionary biologist, Dr. Jerry Coyne. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Professor Michael Flannery, author of, Alfred Russel Wallace: A Rediscovered Lif
161. Outspoken Atheist Dr. Jerry Coyne Sees No Connection Between Consciousness Research and Evolutionary Biology by Alex Tsakiris - 02-14-2012
Interview with University of Chicago professor and author of, Why Evolution is True,  Dr. Jerry Coyne. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Jerry Coyne, author of, Why Evolution is True.  During the interview Dr. Coyne discus
160. Dr. Christof Koch on Human Consciousness and Near-Death Experience Research by Alex Tsakiris - 02-07-2012
Interview with Cal Tech professor and author of the upcoming, Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist,  Dr. Christof Koch. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Christof Koch, author of, Consciousness: Confession
159. Stanton Friedman on Extended Human Consciousness and Mind Control by Alex Tsakiris - 01-31-2012
UFO researcher sees evidence of telepathy in the accounts of UFO witnesses. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Stanton Friedman, author of Science Was Wrong.  During the interview Friedman discusses the implications of his rese
158. Bernardo Kastrup's Controversial View of Consciousness Research by Alex Tsakiris - 01-17-2012
Author and scientist sees pattern of decreased brain activity during peak experiences. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Bernardo Kastrup, author of Meaning in Absurdity.  During the interview Kastrup discusses his beliefs
157. Spirit Medium August Goforth Skeptical of Reincarnation by Alex Tsakiris - 01-03-2012
Psychotherapist and Medium claims communication with spirits reveals no reincarnation. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with August Goforth, author of The Risen.  During the interview Goforth discusses his beliefs about reincarnat
156. Closer to Truth Host, Dr. Robert Kuhn, Skeptical of Near-Death Experience Science by Alex Tsakiris - 12-20-2011
Interview with Dr. Robert Kuhn reveals why he’s reluctant to accept evidence for near-death experience (NDE) science. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Robert Kuhn, host of popular television show Closer to Truth.  During
155. Buddhist Meditation Teacher Shinzen Young on the Role of God in Meditation by Alex Tsakiris - 12-06-2011
Interview with Buddhist meditation teacher Shinzen Young explores different views of God. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Buddhist meditation teacher Shinzen Young.  During the interview Shinzen discusses letting go of our s
Neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander’s Near-death experience defies medical model of consciousness |154| by Alex Tsakiris - 11-22-2011
Interview reveals how a near-death experience changed everything neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander thought he knew about consciousness, spirituality, and life after death. photo by Keoni Cabral Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview wi
153. Skepticality Hosts Skeptiko, Blake Smith, Ben Radford, Karen Stollznow by Alex Tsakiris - 11-16-2011
Skeptics and Beliver square off in a discussion about Skepticism, science and some controversial past Skeptiko interviews. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for a discussion with Monster Talk podcast hosts Blake Smith, Ben Radford, and Karen Stollz
152. Near-Death Experience After Effects Key to Understanding NDEs, Say Researcher P.M.H. Atwater by Alex Tsakiris - 11-08-2011
Long-time NDE researchers and author P.M.H. Atwater reveals what she’s learned from the nearly 4,000 near-death experieners she’s studied. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with NDE researcher and author, P.M.H. Atwater.  During th
151. Science Journalist Ben Radford "Believes" Psychic Detective by Alex Tsakiris - 11-01-2011
How reliable is the reporting of science journalists who are also part of the "Skeptical community"?   Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for a review of his work investigating psychic detectives: Alex Tsakiris: A couple of years ago, I
150. Dream Interpretation a Spiritual Journey Says Lucid Dream Expert Robert Waggoner by Alex Tsakiris - 10-25-2011
Lucid dreaming expert Robert Waggoner explains how to become aware of our dreams while we’re dreaming, and how paranormal dreams can lead to a journey of self-discovery. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with author, and lucid drea
149. How Many Dinosaurs Fit on Noah’s Ark, Interview With Evolution Theory Expert Michael Flannery by Alex Tsakiris - 10-11-2011
Professor Michael Flannery explains how the theory of evolution was hijacked, and why Alfred Russel Wallace had it right all along. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with author, historian and evolution theory expert, Professor Mic
148. Satanist Winter Laake Honest About Facing Death by Alex Tsakiris - 09-27-2011
Author and Satanist Winter Laake explains how his experiences with the occult have shaped his views on life and the afterlife. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Winter Laake author of, The Satanic Paradigm. During the intervie
147. Can Out of Body Experiences Explain God? by Alex Tsakiris - 09-13-2011
OBE expert Graham Nicholls explains how his out of body experiences have led him to an understanding of the spiritual. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Graham Nicholls author of, Avenues of the Human Spirit. During the interv
146. Paranormal Podcast Host Jim Harold on the Mainstream Media’s Non-Coverage of the Paranormal by Alex Tsakiris - 08-30-2011
Jim Harold explains why mainstream media outlets stick to conventional “giggle factor” reports of the paranormal. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with author, and host of the Paranormal Podcast, Jim Harold.  During the interview
145. Stanley Krippner Lends Scientific Weight to Paranormal Dreams by Alex Tsakiris - 08-16-2011
Professor of Psychology and well-respected researcher Dr. Stanley Krippner explains how his research supports the reality of precognitive dreams. Join Skeptiko guest host and paranormal dream expert Andy Paquette for an interview with legendary ps
144. Lynne McTaggart Reports on Science at the Brink of the Spiritual by Alex Tsakiris - 08-02-2011
Author of The Bond explains how our scientific understanding of human connection leads to spirituality. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Lynne McTaggart best-selling author of, The Bond.  During the interview Ms. Mc Taggart d
143. Lisa Miller’s Heaven Book Uncommitted to Afterlife, Spiritual Experiences, and Survival of Consciousness by Alex Tsakiris - 07-19-2011
Author and Newsweek’s religion editor Lisa Miller offers mixed messages about what lies beyond death. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Lisa Miller, religion editor at Newsweek magazine and author of, Heaven.  During the inte
142. Jim Marrs On Donald Rumsfeld and “What is Building 7?” by Alex Tsakiris - 07-05-2011
Bestselling author and investigative journalist Jim Marrs discusses how disinformation is used to shape history. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Jim Marrs, author of, Trillion Dollar Conspiracy.  During the interview Mr. Mar
141. Steve Volk Investigates UFOs, Ghosts, Telepathy and Near-Death Experience in, Fringe-ology by Alex Tsakiris - 06-21-2011
Investigative journalist and author Steve Volk seeks a middle-ground between mainstream science skepticism and researchers on the paranormal fringe.   Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Steve Volk, author of Fringe-olog
140. Dr. Lakhmir Chawla Frustrates Near-Death Experience Researchers by Alex Tsakiris - 06-07-2011
George Washington University Medical Center Professor, Dr. Lakhmir Chawla, answers critics of his near-death experience research. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Lakhmir Chawla.  During the interview Dr. Chawla discu
139. Are Ghosts Real? Guy Lyon Playfair’s Thirty-Year Investigation Yields Insights by Alex Tsakiris - 05-31-2011
Noted parapsychology investigator and author Guy Lyon Playfair discusses poltergeists, after-death communication and the telepathy of twins. Join Skeptiko guest host Steve Volk for an interview with Guy Lyon Playfair.  During the interview Mr. Pla
138. Healing Prayer Expert Examines Whether God Hears Non-Christian Prayers by Alex Tsakiris - 05-17-2011
Dr. Mark Sheehan discusses his book, Healing Prayer on Holy Ground and the impact of prayer on his patients.
137. Religious Cults Expert Provides Context to Spiritual Experiences by Alex Tsakiris - 05-10-2011
Cult expert Joe Szimhart discusses how genuine spiritual experiences can be exploited by religious cults.
136. Hazel Courteney on Understanding a Spiritual Awakening by Alex Tsakiris - 05-04-2011
Journalist and author Hazel Courteney describes her spiritual awakening and the science it led her to.
135. Dr. Andrew Newberg on God of the Fundamentalist Atheist by Alex Tsakiris - 04-26-2011
Neurotheology researcher, physician and author, Andy Newberg explains how fundamentalists Christians and Atheists share a minority view of God.
134. Dr. Rupert Sheldrake on the Persistence of Richard Wiseman’s Deception by Alex Tsakiris - 04-19-2011
Biologist and author Rupert Sheldrake expresses dismay at latest claims made by Skeptic Richard Wiseman in his recent book, Paranormality.
133. Dr. Stuart Hameroff On Quantum Consciousness and Moving Singularity Goal Posts by Alex Tsakiris - 04-12-2011
Human consciousness researcher Dr. Stuart Hameroff describes how discoveries are revealing more brain complexity than artificial intelligence (AI) experts suspected. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Stuart Hameroff. Dr. H
132. Deborah Blum On the Taboo of Paranormal Science Reporting by Alex Tsakiris - 04-05-2011
Pulitzer Prize winning author Deborah Blum discusses the challenges of science reporting and the paranormal taboo. Skeptiko guest host Steve Volk welcomes Deborah Blum author of, Ghost Hunters - William James and the Hunt for Scientific Proof of L
131. Dr. Rick Strassman On Whether Psychedelic Drugs Prove We Are More Than Our Brain by Alex Tsakiris - 03-25-2011
Noted DMT researcher Dr. Richard Strassman describes how DMT allows consciousness to enter an out-of-body, freestanding, independent realm of existence. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Rick Strassman, author of, DMT - Th
130. Gary Renard And Robert Perry On Channeling Ascended Masters by Alex Tsakiris - 03-16-2011
Two teachers of A Course in Miracles have differing views on the validity of channeled wisdom. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Gary Renard, author of, The Disappearance of the Universe, and Robert Perry, author of Signs: A N
129. Karen Stollznow On Psychic Science and Being a Skeptic by Alex Tsakiris - 03-08-2011
Co-host of Point of Inquiry, discusses how Skeptics approach psychic science. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with skeptical writer and blogger Dr. Karen Stollznow. During the interview Mr. Tsakiris and Dr. Stollznow discuss to r
128. Dr. James Fetzer On Survival of Consciousness and Near-Death Experience (NDE) Science by Alex Tsakiris - 02-25-2011
The author of, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, discusses why NDE evidence doesn't measure up. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with philosophy of science and human consciousness scholar, Dr. James Fetzer. During the interview Mr.
127. Dr. David Eagleman Explores the Afterlife and the Limits of Consciousness by Alex Tsakiris - 02-10-2011
The author of, Sum: 40 Tales From the Afterlife, discusses his work as a neuroscientist and author. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Baylor College of Medicine Neuroscientist and author, Dr. David Eagleman. During the intervi
126. Andy Paquette Claims 20 Year History of Precognitive Dreams by Alex Tsakiris - 02-01-2011
The author of, Dreamer: 20 Years of Psychic Dreams and How They Changed My Life, discusses his psychic and precognitive experiences. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview discussing precognition and the psychic dreams of author Andy Pa
125. Atheist Debates Existence of Soul with Near Death Experience Believer by Alex Tsakiris - 01-19-2011
Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris and atheist blogger Greta Christina square-off for a debate on near Death Experience (NDE) science. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview discussing the existence of the soul and the science of Near Death Ex
124. Near Death Experience Science in Bereavement Rescue by Alex Tsakiris - 01-11-2011
Father Rod Walton author of, Bereavement Rescue with Near Death Experience, discusses the evidence for and uses of NDE science. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview discussing the use of near death experience science in dealing with t
123. Randi’s Prize Exposed in New Book by Robert McLuhan by Alex Tsakiris - 12-28-2010
Author Robert McLuhan examines the psychology and hidden purpose behind the modern skeptical movement pioneered by James Randi. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with the author of, Randi's Prize: What Sceptics Say About the Parano
122. Reincarnation of Apostle Paul, Nick Bunick’s Claims Scrutinized by Alex Tsakiris - 12-20-2010
Popular author Nick Bunick claims past-life regression provided remembrances of Jesus, but biblical scholars have doubts. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with bestselling author of, Time For Truth, Nick Bunick. During the intervi
121. Skeptical of Skeptics, Chris Carter Tackles Near Death Experience Science by Alex Tsakiris - 12-07-2010
Author Chris Carter discuses how Near Death Experience Science is misunderstood and misrepresented by mainstream science. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Chris Carter, author of, Science and the Near Death Experience. During
120. Dr. James Fetzer Separates JFK Assassination Science From Fiction by Alex Tsakiris - 11-29-2010
Scholar and author Dr. James Fetzer discuses how his research into the JFK assassination and 9/11 attacks has allowed him to sort out the real evidence. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with one of the world's leading authorities
119. Dr. Pim van Lommel Transformed by Near-Death Experience Research by Alex Tsakiris - 11-16-2010
Cardiologist and NDE Researcher Dr. Pim van Lommel discuses how his research with near-death experiencers has changed his beliefs about life and consciousness. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with cardiologist and author of Consc
118. Dr. Jeffrey Long Responds to "NDEs are an Illusion" by Alex Tsakiris - 11-04-2010
NDE Researcher Dr. Jeffrey Long responds to recent comments by Dr. Sam Parnia regarding near-death experiences being a "trick of the mind". Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with physician and New York Bestselling author, Dr. Jeffr
117. Spencer Burke's Controversial, Long-Term View of Christianity by Alex Tsakiris - 10-25-2010
Interview with author and influential thinker in the Emergent Church movement looks at Christianity 10,000 years from now. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with the author of, A Heretic's Guide to Eternity, Spencer Burke.  During
116. Dr. Sam Parnia Claims Near Death Experience Probably an Illusion by Alex Tsakiris - 10-14-2010
Interview with NDE researcher and AWARE Project leader explores limits of experiments on near-death experience. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with the NDE expert and author of, What Happens When We Die?, Dr. Sam Parnia.  During
115. Dr. Jeff Kripal Offers a Fresh Perspective on the Nature of Consciousness by Alex Tsakiris - 10-05-2010
Comparative Religions scholar and author of, Authors of the Impossible explores the link between consciousness and culture. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for and interview with Rice University Religious Studies professor and author of, Authors
114. Near-Death Experience Skeptic Dr. Susan Blackmore Responds to Critics by Alex Tsakiris - 09-21-2010
Interview with author and consciousness expert Dr. Susan Blackmore explains why Skeptics and atheists cling to her opinions on NDE science. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for and interview with oft quoted near-death experience skeptic, Dr. Susan
113. Atheist Ophelia Benson Admires the Pre-Deathbed Denouncement of Christopher Hitchens by Alex Tsakiris - 09-14-2010
Interview with author Ophelia Benson explores how a scientific understanding of life after death might impact an atheistic worldview. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for and interview with the author of, "Does God Hate Woman?", and "Why Truth Mat
112. Christian Apologist Dr. Gary Habermas Skeptical of Near Death Experience Spirituality by Alex Tsakiris - 08-31-2010
Interview with resurrection of Jesus expert Dr. Gary Habermas reveals challenges facing Christians encountering near death experience science. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for and interview with distinguished professor of Apologetics and Philo
111. Parapsychology Researcher Dr. Stephen Braude Battles Against “Sleazy Arguments” by Alex Tsakiris - 08-17-2010
Interview with Dr. Stephen Braude reveals challenges and opportunities of controversial psi research into mediumship and psychokinesis. Research into controversial topics like psychic mediums is tough, but some researchers find it’s made even toug
110. Christian Atheist, Dr. Robert Price, Champions Fairness In Argument Against Bible Accounts by Alex Tsakiris - 08-03-2010
Interview with Dr. Robert Price reveals why biblical scholar, and former Baptist minister, turned  away from Christianity. With battle lines in the culture war over science and religion firmly entrenched some Biblical scholars are still hashing ou
109. Is Dr. Sam Parnia’s AWARE Study of Near Death Experience Doomed to Fail? by Alex Tsakiris - 07-20-2010
Cornell University Professor and NDE researcher seeks to verify out of body experience after clinical death. What will you see when you die? According to near death experience researcher Dr. Sam Parnia you may see a carefully hidden image placed s
108. Christian Theologian Claims Near Death Experience Not Communication With Divine by Alex Tsakiris - 07-07-2010
Oxford Professor of Medicine, and theologian, Michael Marsh finds much he doesn’t like about near-death experience claims of spirit communication. Many within the mainstream medical community have reservations about near death expereincers who cla
107. Massimo Pigliucci on How to Tell Science From Bunk by Alex Tsakiris - 06-22-2010
City University of New York Professor skeptical of near-death experience, likens NDE researchers to astrologers. There's pseudoscience, bunk, scientific nonsense, and then there's real science… at least according to Dr. Massimo Pigliucci author of
106. Psychic Medium Experiment Not Enough to Convince Skeptics by Alex Tsakiris - 06-09-2010
Righteous Indignation Skeptics not persuaded by psychic medium experiment, find fault with controls and results. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for discussion with Michael Marshall, Trystan Swale Gavin Schofield of the Righteous Indignation Podc
105. Near-Death Experience Research Debate With Dr. Steven Novella by Alex Tsakiris - 05-26-2010
Yale University Neurologist skeptical of near-death experience research claims. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for the second in a two-part series with Yale University Neurologist, Dr. Steven Novella. During the hour-long interview Dr. Novella h
104. Dr. Steven Novella Dead Wrong on Near-Death Experience Research by Alex Tsakiris - 05-13-2010
Skeptiko show considers claims of Yale University Neurologist regarding near-death experience research. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for the first in a two-part series with Yale University Neurologist, Dr. Steven Novella.  The shows examine wh
103. Near-Death Experience Research -- Do Science Journalists Get it Wrong? by Alex Tsakiris - 05-06-2010
Interview with science journalist Jeff Wise examines the accuracy of news reports on near-death experience research. Recent headlines on ABCnews.com, NationalGeographic.com, and RichardDawkins.net trumpeted a recent scientific study suggesting
102. Dr. Peter Bancel Assists Goldsmiths, University of London With Global Consciousness Project by Alex Tsakiris - 04-28-2010
Interviews with Tamas Borbely of Goldsmiths College and Dr. Peter Bancel of the Global Consciousness Project reveal common ground on revolutionary research. The notion of a collective global consciousness is accepted truth within many cultures, bu
101. Near-Death Experience Skeptics Running Out of Excuses by Alex Tsakiris - 04-16-2010
Series of interviews with leading near-death experience skeptics show no plausible medical explanation for afterlife experiences. The idea of an afterlife doesn't sit well with the science-minded.  Our mind is our brain and when we die we die they
100. Dr. Garret Moddel Brings Psi Research to University of Colorado Classroom by Alex Tsakiris - 04-07-2010
Professor at University of Colorado's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering guides students through experiments demonstrating unexplainable psychic phenomena. With a stellar academic and professional background Dr. Garret Moddel had l
99. Dr. Jeffrey Long Takes On Critics of, Evidence of the Afterlife by Alex Tsakiris - 03-25-2010
Near-Death experience researcher Dr. Long offers a point-by-point response to skeptics of his New York Time best seller, Evidence of the Afterlife. When near-death experience researcher Dr. Jeffery Long decided to publish his 10-year study of
98. Near-Death Experience Skeptic, Dr. G.M. Woerlee Takes Aim at Dr. Jeffrey Long's, Evidence of the Afterlife by Alex Tsakiris - 03-16-2010
Anesthesiologist Dr. G.M. Woerlee believes NDEs are in our body and our brain - not in the afterlife. As a practicing anesthesiologist in the Netherlands G.M. Woerlee M.D. has seen many approach death's door.  For those returning with stories of a
97. Rupert Sheldrake and Richard Wiseman Clash Over Parapsychology Experiments by Alex Tsakiris - 03-08-2010
Lively debate between biologist Rupert Sheldrake and telepathy skeptic Richard Wiseman reveals wide rift between skeptics and psi proponents Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for a spirited debate between biologist, author, and telepathy researcher
96. Renée Scheltema, Something Unknown Is Doing We Don’t Know What by Alex Tsakiris - 02-27-2010
Renée Scheltema discusses her documentary, Something Unknown Is Doing We Don’t Know What.  Motivated to explain her curious psychic experiences, documentary filmmaker Renée Scheltema decided to set out to the US and meet with the top researchers in p
95. JREF Million Dollar Challenge D. J. Grothe by Alex Tsakiris - 02-15-2010
Skeptic's Million Dollar Challenge To Be More Open and Transparent Says JREF President, D.J. Grothe Join Skepitko host Alex Tsakiris for a 90-minute interview with journalist, skeptic, and president of the James Randi Educational Foundation, D.J.
Dr. Jeffrey Long's Near-Death Experience Research a "Game Changer" for Science |94| by Alex Tsakiris - 02-03-2010
The most comprehensive research into near-death experience deals a kill shot to skeptics and aims to change how science views the afterlife. photo by Kenny Holston Science has studied the near-death experience for more than 20 years. Most researc
93. University of Kentucky Researcher, Dr. Kevin Nelson Skeptical of Near-Death Experience Accounts by Alex Tsakiris - 01-27-2010
Near-death experience skeptic, Dr. Kevin Nelson says the burden of proof is on experiencers to show their experiences are real. We all dream, but do we know when we're dreaming?  Recent research from Dr. Kevin Nelson of the University of Kentucky
92. Dr. Rupert Sheldrake’s Telephone Telepathy Project Seeks Intern by Alex Tsakiris - 01-20-2010
Biologist, and noted telepathy researcher, Dr. Rupert Sheldrake is developing an automated telephone telepathy system and is looking for qualified interns to help. Despite the ever increasing pace of modern life many of us experience brief glimpse
91. Global Consciousness Project Welcomes Collaboration With Skeptics by Alex Tsakiris - 01-16-2010
When it comes to claims of a global consciousness linking us all to tragedies like the earthquake in Haiti, or the terrorist attacks of  9/11, there are many skeptics. While the research results of the 12 year old Global Consciousness Project hav
90. EEG Expert Can’t Explain Near Death Experience Data... and, Dr. Penny Sartori Finds More Than Hallucinations in NDE Accounts by Alex Tsakiris - 01-04-2010
Neurologist and University of Toledo Neuroscience Researcher, Dr. John Greenfield considers the EEG data from patients with near death experience (NDE). For near death experience skeptics, medical evidence of a flat EEG during an out of body exper
89. “God Helmet” Inventor, Dr. Michael Persinger Discovers Telepathy Link in Lab Experiments by Alex Tsakiris - 12-16-2009
Neuroscience Researcher and Laurentian University professor, Dr. Michael Persinger, demonstrates telepathy under laboratory conditions. Claims of telepathy, ESP and other psi phenomena are a mainstay of popular culture but taboo in neuroscience re
59. OpenSourceScience Medium Experiment, Janice Ervin by Alex Tsakiris - 12-08-2009
Guest: Hospice specialist Janice Ervin discusses the OpenSourceScience medium experiment.
88. Scientific Community Unfair to Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Imperial College London Dissertation Asserts by Alex Tsakiris - 12-01-2009
Faced with choosing a prominent figure for his Science and Society Masters dissertation, Phillip Stevens avoided the obvious. Instead of Kepler, Newton, or Darwin, Stevens chose controversial British biologist, and Perrott-Warrick Scholar, Dr. Rupert Sheldrake.
87. Remote Viewing Fact and Fiction, Paul H. Smith by Alex Tsakiris - 11-18-2009
Join Host Alex Tsakiris for a discussion with remote viewer and former U.S. Army psychic spy, retired Major Paul H. Smith.
86. The Men Who Stare at Goats Science With Jon Ronson by Alex Tsakiris - 11-06-2009
Join Host Alex Tsakiris for a discussion with The Men Who Stare at Goats author, Jon Ronson.
85. Atheism and the Comedy Jesus Show by Alex Tsakiris - 10-30-2009
Guest: Troy Conrad is a comedian, writer, actor, producer, and former college teacher who comments on the hypocrisy of religion through the Comedy Jesus Show.
84. Dr. Rupert Sheldrake Responds to Dr. Chris French by Alex Tsakiris - 10-10-2009
Guest: Dr. Rupert Sheldrake is the current Perrott-Warrick Scholar and Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project.
83. Dr. Chris French, Extraordinary Psi Claims by Alex Tsakiris - 09-28-2009
Guest: Dr. Chris French of the University of London discusses his skeptical research of Dr. Rupert Sheldrake's Telephone Telepathy experiments and the psychology of skepticism.
82. Mark Edward... The Lost Interview by Alex Tsakiris - 09-11-2009
Update on the Skeptiko's Summer Vacation and my non-interview with mentalist Mark Edward. Play it: [audio: http://skeptiko.com/podcast/skeptiko-82-mark-edward.mp3] Download MP3 (9:11 min.) Read it: Welcome to Skeptiko, where we explore c
81. Dr. Phil Plait Defends JREF by Alex Tsakiris - 08-22-2009
Guest: Dr. Phil Plait, author of Bad Astronomy defends JREF.
80. Craig Hogan, Your Mind Is Not Your Brain by Alex Tsakiris - 08-07-2009
Guest: R. Craig Hogan, author of Your Eternal Self claims studies unmistakably point to the finding that the mind is separate from the brain. Play it: [audio: http://skeptiko.com/podcast/skeptiko-80-craig-hogan-rerun.mp3] Download MP3 (54:30
79. Skeptic Zone Host, Richard Saunders by Alex Tsakiris - 07-24-2009
Guest: Richard Saunders, host of The Skeptic Zone discusses current issues in the "skeptical community". Psychic Detective Dorothy Allison Redux Play it: [audio: http://skeptiko.com/podcast/skeptiko-79-richard-saunders.mp3] Download MP3 (
78. Psychic Detective, Noreen Renier and Skepticality Response by Alex Tsakiris - 07-04-2009
Guest: Psychic detective Noreen Renier discusses the current state of psychic detective work and provides an overview of some of her current cases. Alex also discusses Ben Radford's appearance on the Skepticality podcast.
77. Mark Ireland Seeks Proof of Psychic Medium Communication by Alex Tsakiris - 06-23-2009
Mark Ireland, discusses his book Soul Shift, and how psychic medium communication with his deceased son sent him on a journey of spiritual discovery.
76. Yvonne Kason M.D., Transforming Kundalini and Near-Death Experiences by Alex Tsakiris - 06-20-2009
Guest: Dr. Yvonne Kason, discusses her experience with, and research of, near-death experiences and other transformative experiences like Kundalini, death bed visions, and past lives. Play It    Listen Now: [powerpress url="http://m
75. Marilynn Hughes, Out of Body Travel Experiment by Alex Tsakiris - 06-02-2009
Guest: Marilynn Hughes, performs an out-of-body travel experiment for a mother grieving the loss of her daughter. Play it: [audio: http://skeptiko.com/podcast/skeptiko-75-out-of-body-travel-experiment.mp3] Download MP3 (49:45 min.)
74. Dr. Dean Radin And Dr. Roger Nelson Respond to Global Consciousness Project Criticisms by Alex Tsakiris - 05-27-2009
Guest: Dr. Roger Nelson, formally of Princeton’s Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) lab, joins Alex Tsakiris to discuss how skeptics view the Global Consciousness Project. The episode includes email excerpts from Dr. Dean Radin. Listen N
73. Skeptoid's Brian Dunning Finds Global Consciousness Project Lacking by Alex Tsakiris - 05-27-2009
Guest: Brain Dunning, host of the popular Skeptoid Podcast, joins Alex Tsakiris to discuss how skeptics view the Global Consciousness Project. Play it: [powerpress url="http://media.blubrry.com/skeptiko/content.blubrry.com/skeptiko/sekptiko-73-
71. Michael Schmicker, Best Evidence of PSI by Alex Tsakiris - 05-12-2009
download skeptiko-2009-05-12-87881.mp3 [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2009-05-12-87881.mp3] Guest: Michael Schmicker, Author of, Best Evidence: An Investigative Reporter’s Three-Year Quest to Uncover the Best Scientific Evi
70. Guy Harrison, 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God by Alex Tsakiris - 04-28-2009
Guest: Guy P. Harrison, author of, 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God Download MP3 (30:24min, 14MB) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2009-04-28-62115.mp3]
69: Psychic Detective Smackdown, Ben Radford by Alex Tsakiris - 04-16-2009
Guests: Ben Radford of The Skeptical Inquirer, psychic detective Nancy Weber, police Captain Jim Moore, and NJ State Police Lieutenant Bill Hughes wrap up their discussion of the Amy Hoffman murder investigation. download skeptiko-2009-04-16-58402
68. Psychic Detective, Vicki Warren by Alex Tsakiris - 04-01-2009
Guest: Vicki Warren, Psychic Detective and author of Coffee, Doughnuts and God. Download MP3 (28:30min, 13MB) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2009-04-01-56464.mp3]
67. Greg Taylor, of The Daily Grail on the New Skeptics by Alex Tsakiris - 03-16-2009
Guest: Greg Taylor, blogger and creator of the popular paranormal website The Daily Grail. Here’s the link to Greg’s article on the Million Dollar Challenge: http://www.dailygrail.com/features/the-myth-of-james-randis-million-dollar-challenge Dow
66. 13 Things That Don't Make Sense, Michael Brooks by Alex Tsakiris - 03-03-2009
Guest: Michael Brooks, science journalist and author of 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time. Micheal’s blog post on his dialog with Rupert Sheldrake Download MP3 (34:54min, 16MB) [audio:http://
65. Psychic Medium John Holland by Alex Tsakiris - 02-24-2009
Guest: John Holland, renown psychic medium and author of Power of the Soul. Also Noted: Greg Taylor exposes a little bit of irony in the certainty of “scientific believers”. New book by Dr. Piero Calvi-Parisetti, called “21 Days into the After
64. Near-Death Experience Research, Dr. Peter Fenwick by Alex Tsakiris - 02-15-2009
Guest: Dr. Peter Fenwick, neuropsychiatrist, world renown expert on end of life phenomena, including near-death experiences and deathbed visions. His most recent book is, The Art of Dying. Download MP3 (60:21min, 28MB) [audio:http://skeptiko.co
63. Is the Dalai Lama an Atheist? Dr. Alan Wallace by Alex Tsakiris - 02-03-2009
Guest: Buddhist scholar and author of the upcoming Mind in the Balance, Dr. Alan Wallace discusses Buddhism and atheism. Download MP3 (44:31min, 20MB) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2009-02-03-64222.mp3] Alex: Is the Dalai L
62. The Spiritual Brain, Denyse O’Leary by Alex Tsakiris - 01-25-2009
Guest: Christian science writer, and author of The Spiritual Brain,Denyse O’Leary, on the compatibility of Christian doctrine to new discoveries in human consciousness. Download MP3 (47:18min, 22MB) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skepti
61. Medium Experiment (Part 3), Michael Tymn by Alex Tsakiris - 01-05-2009
Guest: Michael Tymn author of the new book, The Articulate Dead,discusses the history of mediumship and the scientific research surrounding the topic. Download MP3 (52:40min, 24MB) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2009-01-05-9054
60. Medium Experiment (Part 2), Stephanie A. Stevens by Alex Tsakiris - 01-03-2009
Guest: Medium Stephanie A. Stevens discusses her involvement in the OpenSourceScience medium experiment Probability spreadsheet First name popularity Download MP3 (46:47min, 21MB)  
58. Psychic Detectives and Police by Alex Tsakiris - 11-23-2008
Guest: Lt. Bill Hughes of the New Jersey State Police and Captain (retired) Jim Moore of the Parsippany New Jersey police department discuss their experiences working with psychic detective Nancy Weber. Download MP3 (39:10min, 18MB) [audio: htt
57. The Psychic Detective Challenge by Alex Tsakiris - 11-10-2008
Guest: Psychic detective Nancy Weber recounts her amazing work in the Amie Hoffman murder case. Download MP3 (20:56min, 10MB) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2008-11-10-55986.mp3] On this episode of Skeptiko, psychic detectiv
56. Dr. Jon Klimo on Channeling and Consciousness by Alex Tsakiris - 10-29-2008
Guest: Dr. Jon Klimo, discusses his 30 plus years of research into channeling and other unexplained aspects of human consciousness. Download MP3 (46:37min, 21MB) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2008-10-29-60670.mp3] On this e
55. Carol Tavris on Mistakes and Skeptics by Alex Tsakiris - 10-14-2008
Guest: Carol Tavris discusses her book Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Actsand its implications for the skeptical community. Download MP3 (50:12min, 23MB) [audio:http://skeptiko.com
54. Ben Radford Debunks Psychic Detective by Alex Tsakiris - 09-30-2008
Guest: Ben Radford, managing editor of Skeptical Inquirer magazine discusses his debunking of the Charles Capel psychic detective case. Play It: Listen Now: [powerpress url="http://media.blubrry.com/skeptiko/content.blubrry.com/skeptiko/skeptik
53. Noreen Renier, Psychic Detectives and Skeptics by Alex Tsakiris - 09-15-2008
Guest: Psychic detective Noreen Renier Download MP3 (34:08min, 16MB) Alex: Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial scie
52. Skeptic Lynne Kelly on Cold Reading Techniques by Alex Tsakiris - 09-03-2008
Download Audio (MP3) (44:18min, 20MB) [audio: http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2008-09-03-50062.mp3] On this episode of Skeptiko author Lynne Kelly offers a skeptical view of psychic medium communication: “What I’m saying with a lot
51. Dr. Julie Beischel Responds to Critics of Psychic Medium Research by Alex Tsakiris - 08-19-2008
Download Audio (MP3) (56:24min, 26MB) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2008-08-19-51918.mp3] On this episode of Skeptiko, Dr. Julie Beischel on how to conduct psychic medium research: “I think people fail to understand that pr
50. Skeptical Inquirer Editor, Ben Radford by Alex Tsakiris - 08-07-2008
Download Audio of This Interview (MP3) (61:10min, 28MB) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2008-08-07-83776.mp3] Alex: Welcome to skeptiko, where we explore controversial science with leading researchers, thinkers, and their critic
49. Craig Hogan, Your Mind is Not Your Brain by Alex Tsakiris - 08-06-2008
skeptiko-2008-07-23-42588.mp3 [audio: http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2008-07-23-42588.mp3] Guest: R. Craig Hogan, author of Your Eternal Self claims studies unmistakably point to the finding that the mind is separate from the brai
47. Skeptical Researcher, Dr. Clive Wynne Tackles DogsThatKnow by Alex Tsakiris - 06-30-2008
Guest: Dr. Clive Wynne on the University of Florida’s participation in the DogsThatKnow experiment. Play It: Download MP3 (33:00 m
46. Dr. Rupert Sheldrake and the Skeptics by Alex Tsakiris - 06-06-2008
Download MP3 (44:17min, 20MB) Show Notes [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2008-06-16-94117.mp3]   “These are mainly people who are committed to a kind of militant/atheist worldview. As far as they are concerned, if you a
45. Researching Psychic Mediums by Alex Tsakiris - 06-02-2008
download interview (MP3 36:06min, 17MB) [audio: http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2008-06-02-41638.mp3] Announcer: On this episode of skeptiko, psychic medium researcher, Dr. Julie Beischel, on research into the afterlife. “If there’s
44. Dr. Steve Novella on Psychic Medium Research Protocols by Alex Tsakiris - 05-21-2008
Description: Dr. Steven Novella from the Skeptics Guide to the Universe discusses his participation in an upcoming psychic medium demonstration. The panel also discusses the protocol used to avoid “cold readings”, and accurately score results. D
43. From the Desk of James Randi by Alex Tsakiris - 05-09-2008
Chronicles the email exchange between Skeptiko host, Alex Tsakiris and noted Skeptic, James Randi regardingDogsThatKnow experiment. Download MP3 (15:55min, 7.3MB) [audio: http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2008-05-09-55191.mp3] Announc
42. Chris Carter, Parapsychology, Skepticism and Ideology by Alex Tsakiris - 05-01-2008
Download Audio (MP3) (35:54min, 16.4MB) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2008-05-09-55191.mp3] ] Announcer: On this episode of Skeptiko, we’ll look at Chris Carter’s examination of the skeptical community. Chris: You have t
41. Chris Carter, Parapsychology, Skepticism and Ideology by Alex Tsakiris - 04-09-2008
Chris Carter 04/09/2008 Download MP3 (35:54min, 16.4MB) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2008-05-01-65144.mp3]     Announcer: On this episode of skeptiko, we’ll look at Chris Carter’s examination of the skepti
40. James Randi’s Skeptiko Interview by Alex Tsakiris - 04-01-2008
Download MP3 (40:02min, 18.3MB) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2007-09-17-82324.mp3] On this episode of skeptiko, skeptic James Randi repeats his assertion that all claims of paranormal phenomena that don’t pass his million dol
39. Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, Resist the Non-Living Universe Assumption by Alex Tsakiris - 03-04-2008
Guest: Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, biologist, ecologist, futurist and author, examines why scientists should be skeptical of their assumption that the universe is non-living. Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris' Website   Play It: Listen Now: [powerpress
36. Academic Snobbery and the Journal of Scientific Exploration by Alex Tsakiris - 02-13-2008
download skeptiko-2008-02-13-43994.mp3 [audio: http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2008-05-01-65144.mp3] Guest: Dr. Peter Sturrock, on academic snobbery. Hard-core skeptic Dr Clive Wynne, and Ethologist Dr. Marc Bekoff on whether controver
35. Dr. Steven Novella and Dr. Richard Wiseman on "Dogs That Know" Research by Alex Tsakiris - 12-30-2007
download: skeptiko-2007-12-30-66476.mp3 [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2007-12-30-66476.mp3] Skeptiko Host, Alex Tsakiris, offers a point-by-point response the comments of noted Skeptics, Dr. Steven Novella, and Dr. Richard Wi
35. Dr. Steven Novella and Dr. Richard Wiseman on "Dogs That Know" Research by Alex Tsakiris - 12-30-2007
Skeptiko Host, Alex Tsakiris, offers a point-by-point response to the comments of noted Skeptics, Dr. Steven Novella, and Dr. Richard Wiseman. During the 30-minute show Tsakiris examines Dr. Rupert Sheldrake's, "Dogs That Know" experiment and the cri
34. Response to Skeptics' Guide Host, Dr. Steven Novella by Alex Tsakiris - 12-07-2007
Skeptiko host, Alex Tsakiris, responds to Skeptics Guide to the Universe’s, Dr. Steven Novella. In a point-by-point response, Tsakiris claims Novella’s recent broadcast provides further evidence that prominent Skeptics are often severely misinformed
33. What I've Learned From Skeptics Michael Shermer, Steven Novella, James Alcock and James Randi by Alex Tsakiris - 11-27-2007
download skeptiko-2007-11-26-76963.mp3 [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2007-11-26-76963.mp3] Skeptiko Host Alex Tsakiris looks back at over thirty episodes of Skeptiko and examines what he's learned from his interviews with
32. Dog Trainer and Animal Communications Expert Skeptical of Human to Canine Telepathy by Alex Tsakiris - 11-13-2007
Download Audio (MP3) (44:00min) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2007-11-13-37278.mp3] Guest: Dr. Jill Morstad, highly regarded dog trainer and animal communications Expert, examines whether dogs can know when their owners are co
27. Medium Research and the Battle Between Science and Religion by Alex Tsakiris - 09-11-2007
Download Audio (MP3) (44:00min) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2007-09-11-53772.mp3] Guest: Marcel Cairo, Los Angles Psychic and Medium, suggests the root cause of science's skepticism of the paranormal is the battle between sc
26. Scientists Are Not, “Playing by the Rules”, When Exploring Intelligent Design by Alex Tsakiris - 09-04-2007
Download Audio (MP3) (49:00min) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2007-09-04-95646.mp3] Guest: Greg Koukl explores whether science is undermined by a bias against Christian spirituality: "…When people say Intelligent Design is not
25. NDE Research From a Christian Perspective by Alex Tsakiris - 08-28-2007
Download Audio (MP3) (55:00min) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2007-08-28-67360.mp3] Guest: Rusty Wright explores the limits of scientific research into the near-death experience  from a Christian perspective.
24. Naturalism Advocate Sees No Evidence for Survival of Consciousness After Death by Alex Tsakiris - 08-15-2007
Download Audio (MP3) (67:00min) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2007-08-15-75633.mp3] Guest: Tom Clark, Naturalism proponent, explores the lack of evidence for, “fringe science” like parapsychology, near-death experience and the s
23. Buddhist Scholar and Meditation Researcher Says Skeptics Misinformed by Alex Tsakiris - 08-06-2007
Download Audio (MP3) (54:00min) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2007-08-06-84564.mp3] Guest: Dr. B. Alan Wallace, Tibetan Buddhism scholar, explores his research into human consciousness, and how some skeptical critics are mistake
22. Physician Turned Podcaster Skeptical of NDE by Alex Tsakiris - 07-26-2007
Download Audio (MP3) (47:00min) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2007-07-26-64305.mp3] Guest: Dr. Ginger Campbell, host of The Brain Science Podcast, explores why a lack of science education hinders researchers from exploring the l
21. What Being a Skeptic Really Means, Dr. Raymond Moody by Alex Tsakiris - 07-09-2007
Download Audio (MP3) (50:00min) [audio:http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2007-07-09-90260.mp3] Guest: Dr. Raymond Moody explores what his thirty years of research has taught us about consciousness and examines how much is still left to be
20. Consciousness Researchers of a Different Mind by Alex Tsakiris - 06-25-2007
download: skeptiko-2007-06-25-87037.mp3 Guest: Dr. Edward Kelly and Dr. Emily Kelly explore evidence suggesting human consciousness is more than just what happens in our brain. They also explain why they wrote their new book, Irreducible Mind: "On
19. No Evidence of Life After Death, David Lester, Ph.D. by Alex Tsakiris - 06-18-2007
Guest: David Lester, Ph.D. has achieved worldwide recognition as a leading authority on suicide. He is a researcher and prolific author. In this interview he discusses his  book, <em>Is There Life After Death</em>. Dr. Lester is currently
18. Religion Must Not Cling to What We Know Isn’t True, Rabbi Rami Shapiro by Alex Tsakiris - 06-11-2007
Guest: Rabbi Rami Shapiro explores the difference between faith and belief, and explains why modern religion must remain grounded in what science has revealed: "If science can disprove some aspect of Judaism, then to hold on to it makes me, I guess,
17. Dr. Rupert Sheldrake Asks: Can Dogs "Know"? by Alex Tsakiris - 05-31-2007
Guest: Dr. Rupert Sheldrake and Dr Richard Wiseman on whether dogs can "know" when their owners are coming home. With Audio Clips From: Biologist and former Research Fellow of the Royal Society, Dr. Rupert sheldrake Noted psychology researcher
16. Parapsychology Research Can Learn From Skeptics, Dr. Steven Novella by Alex Tsakiris - 05-21-2007
Guest: Dr. Stephen Novella on how collaboration between skeptics and researchers may pave the way for more conclusive findings: "… in the end we have the same goal, even though we have difference approaches and different interpretations… the goal is
15. Your Mind is More Than Your Brain, Dr. Robert Almeder by Alex Tsakiris - 05-14-2007
Guest: Dr. Robert Almeder, reviews his work on the epistemology of science, and criticism of materialism as a way of explaining the relationship between our brain and our consciousness: &quot;&#8230;the good news is  that we can show that hum
14. Media Overlooks The Spiritual Experience, NPR's Steve Paulson by Alex Tsakiris - 05-07-2007
Guest: Steve Paulson examines his reporting on the intersection of science and religion, and the challenges mainstream media face: &quot;&#8230;going back to what I was saying about the New York Times, part of the problem      is this assumpt
13. Dr. Neal Grossman, Religion Afraid of Near-Death Experience Research by Alex Tsakiris - 04-30-2007
Guest: Dr. Neal Grossman explores near-death experience research, consciousness, academic paradigms and why many religious groups are unfriendly toward near-death experience research: "Both the scientistic type and the devote religious person have
12. Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove, Debunkers and Radical Skeptics by Alex Tsakiris - 04-23-2007
Guest: Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove, explores psi phenomena, consciousness, intuition and how radical skeptics are ignoring advances in our understanding of human consciousness: "The same kind of blind unconsciousness that led the United States to launch
11. Dr. Richard Wiseman on Rupert Sheldrake's DogsThatKnow by Alex Tsakiris - 04-17-2007
Guest:  Dr. Richard Wiseman discusses the skeptical community, paranormal research, quirky psychology, and what’s lacking in paranormal research. Play it: [audio: http://skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2007-04-17-39683.mp3] Download MP3
10. Psi Research Lacks Good Data, Dr. James Alcock by Alex Tsakiris - 04-09-2007
Guest: explains why he remains skeptical of parapsychology research, and why parapsychologist don't garner attention from academia: "… if one could come up with good data that showed there's something to it, the parapsychologists would be trampled by
9. The Universe Isn’t Pointless, Dr. Jean Burns by Alex Tsakiris - 04-02-2007
Guest: Dr. Jean Burns discusses her experiences on the front lines of the "psi wars", and the relationship between physics and consciousness research: "… physics says, and remember currently known physics is about matter, it's not about consciousne
8. D. J. Grothe, Scientific Inquiry Takes Scientists, Not Magic by Alex Tsakiris - 03-27-2007
Guest: D. J. Grothe clears up some common misconceptions about science:"“There’s not one thing called science that says, ‘x, y and z’. Scientists are human each with their own motivations, backgrounds, and biases. It just so happens that the methods
7. Remote Viewing Leads to Global Climate Change Awareness, Steven Schwartz by Alex Tsakiris - 03-19-2007
Guest: Stephan A. Schwartz explores the connection between his research into remote viewing and global climate change: "The same kind of individual choices producing aggregate effects that goes on in global climate change is precisely the same thing
6. Spiritual Growth Withstands Everyday Stress Says Dr. Charles Tart by Alex Tsakiris - 03-14-2007
Guest: Dr. Charles Tart explores his research findings and personal conclusions about spirituality, meditation and transpersonal psychology: “I think we need to have deep spiritual values, and they need to come out of experiences that really teach
5. Zen Meditation Leaves Consciousness Scientist Dr. Susan Blackmore Skeptical by Alex Tsakiris - 03-05-2007
Featured Interview: Dr. Susan Blackmore explores her journey from a disillusioned parapsychology researcher to an author on human consciousness, and her conclusions: "We live in a pointless universe. We're here for no reason at all. There isn't a sou
4. Dr. Marilyn Schlitz, Skeptics Spit In My Face by Alex Tsakiris - 02-26-2007
Featured Interview: Dr. Marilyn Schlitz explains how controversial science research remains a taboo subject with many of her peers : “Where people really get animated is in the unofficial domains of after-hours. Either they admit to having some kind
3. Dr. Michael Shermer on Darwin, Evolution and Creativity by Alex Tsakiris - 02-12-2007
Featured Interview: Dr. Michael Shermer speaks on Darwin and the origin of the human species, “…as long as the source is a natural source it doesn’t matter where is comes from -- extraterrestrial intelligences have reprogrammed the genome -- that’
2. Dr. Dean Radin, The Perils of Psi Research by Alex Tsakiris - 01-28-2007
Featured Interview: Dr. Dean Radin. In private, virtually all scientists, including the most severe skeptics, will admit to interesting things that go bump in the night. In public, they'll find a completely different way to talk about their experien
1. Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, How Controversial Science is Debated by Alex Tsakiris - 01-07-2007
Featured Interview: Dr. Rupert Sheldrake. Is science news dominated by a few loud voices? On this first episode of Skeptiko we'll explore how controversial science is debated, the current state of telepathy research, and 'neo-Darwinism'. Dr. Ru