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Why Smart People Believe Stupid Things (with Dr. Michael Shermer)

January 19, 2016

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: http://www.naturebox.com Dr. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine and author of several books, including "The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice and Freedom," and "Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition and Other Confusions of our Time." In this conversation with Seth Andrews, Dr. Shermer addresses some of the recent (and alarming) statements made by educated and (it would seem) very intelligent public figures, and we explore the relationship between the intelligent and the irrational brain. Video of the interview with Michael Shermer: https://youtu.be/jLEQCipy6NM [MORE]

My Date With Google

January 5, 2016

This show's just for fun. But it's also filled with interesting tidbits about some of the stuff we say and some of the stuff we do. It's a random Googling of everyday terms, phrases and practices that have planted their roots in obscurity. We won't change the world with this show, but we'll learn something. Enjoy [MORE]

2015: The Year in Review

December 29, 2015

Another year closes its doors, and we look forward to 2016. In advance of the New Year holiday, we take a look back at many of the people and events that defined the past twelve months. [MORE]

2015: The Year in Review

December 28, 2015

Another year closes its doors, and we look forward to 2016. In advance of the New Year holiday, we take a look back at many of the people and events that defined the past twelve months. [MORE]

2015: The Year in Review

December 28, 2015

Another year closes its doors, and we look forward to 2016. In advance of the New Year holiday, we take a look back at many of the people and events that defined the past twelve months. [MORE]

David Silverman: Fighting God

December 18, 2015

David Silverman is a self-proclaimed "atheist billboard" and "firebrand atheist." As President of American Atheists, he has been at the point position on many controversial issues (and the occasional lawsuit), and he has just released a new book called, "Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World." David spoke with Seth Andrews about the book, the lightning rod of David's particular brand of activism, and the rise of non-belief in America. This conversation can also be seen on YouTube: https://youtu.be/rJeKgaYtsto [MORE]
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