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267. Dr. Jeffery Martin, Can Enlightenment be Taught? by Nikki Forston - 02-24-2015
Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Dr. Jeffery Martin, Harvard-trained social scientist and researcher on enlightenment about whether enlightenment can be taught. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Harvard-trained social ...
266. Rick Archer, Can Consciousness Change Culture? by Alex - 02-10-2015
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Click here to post comments on AlexTsakiris.com Join Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko for an interview with Rick Archer, host of Buddha at the Gas Pump (BATGAP.com), about enlightenmen...
265. Dr. Gregory Shushan on Cross-Cultural Comparison of Near-Death Experiences by John Maguire - 01-27-2015
Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews 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....
264. Jack Hunter on Paranthropology, Parapsychology and Spirit Communication by John Maguire - 01-13-2015
Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Anthropologist Jack Hunter on Paranthropology and the significance of cross-cultural spirit communication for parapsychology. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Anthropologist Jack Hunt...
263. Albert LaChance and Rebecca Goodwin on The Third Covenant by John Maguire - 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...
262. Will Storr on the Enemies of Science by John Maguire - 12-09-2014
Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews author and journalist Will Storr on science, the scientific method and why we believe what we believe. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with investigative journalist & author Will Storr....
261. Why Science Is Wrong...About Almost Everything by John Maguire - 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...
260. Miami Attorney Rey Hernandez Supports UFO Contactees by John Maguire - 11-25-2014
Interview with attorney Rey Hernandez on the UFO experience that led to the creation of the Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Miami attorney and ET experiencer Rey...
259. Loyd Auerbach on the History of Psychic Spying by John Maguire - 11-18-2014
also available on youtube.com/skeptiko 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 parapsychologi...
258. John Michael Greer on Our Myth of Progress by John Maguire - 11-11-2014
Interview with John Michael Greer on science, technology, and his pessimistic view of the descent of civilization. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with author and blogger John Michael Greer. During the interview Greer challen...
257. Dr. Diane Powell Finds Telepathy Among Autistic Savant Children by Alex - 10-28-2014
Interview with 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...
256. Dr. Donald DeGracia, What is Science? by Alex - 10-14-2014
Interview with Wayne State University School of Medicine Physiology researcher Dr. Donald DeGracia about Western science versus Yogic thought. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Donald DeGracia about his book, What is Sc...
255. Ian McCormack's Exclusively Christian Near-Death Experience by Alex - 09-30-2014
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Interview with scripture-quoting Near-Death Experiencer, Ian McCormack about his Christian interpretation of NDEs. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Ia...
254. Howard Storm Transformed by Near-Death Experience by Alex - 09-23-2014
Click here for YouTube version Click here for forum discussion Interview with atheist turned Christian Howard Storm about his transformation by way of near-death experience. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Howa...
253. Suzanne Taylor, the Scientific Mystery of Crop Circles by Alex - 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 Crop ...
252. Bernadette Doran on Energy Healing by Alex - 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 T...
251. Patricia Pearson, Mainstream Media Journalist Tackles Survival of Consciousness by Alex - 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 Patricia Pearson, author of, Opening Heaven's Door, Investigating Stories of ...
250. Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz, Science's Inability to Explain Personhood by Alex - 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 Min...
249. Tim Freke On Soul Crushing Science by Alex - 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 dis...
247. Roy Davies Exposes Charles Darwin's Plagiarism by Alex - 06-17-2014
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 an interview with Roy Davies, author of, The Darwin Conspiracy. During...
246. Dr. Michael Graziano Likens Near Death Experience Research to Astrology by Alex - 06-04-2014
Interview with neuroscientist and author, Dr. Michael Graziano examines how mainstream science views near-death experience research. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Princeton neuroscientist Dr. Michel Graziano. During th...
245. Peter Russell, Science Ignores Consciousness by Alex - 05-20-2014
Interview with author and consciousness explored, Peter Russell examines how science ignores questions of consciousness. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with author and consciousness expert, Peter Russell. During the interview...
244. Russ Baker, The Taint of Conspiracy Theories by Alex - 05-06-2014
Interview with investigative journalist, Russ Baker explores how the term "conspiracy theory" can taint serious journalism. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with investigative journalist and best-selling author, Russ Baker. Dur...
243. Scott De Tamble Explores Lives Between Lives by Alex - 04-22-2014
Interview with regression specialist, Scott De Tamble explores hypnotic regression and the possibility of remembering our life between lives. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with regression specialist Scott De Tamble. During t...
242. Oliver Hockenhull, Neurons to Nirvana by Alex - 04-08-2014
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 with Oliver Hockenhull, director of, Neurons to Nirvana. During the in...
241. Joseph Atwill Responds to Caesar's Messiah Critics by Alex - 03-25-2014
Interview with Joseph Atwill examines criticisms of his controversial theory about the founding of the Christian church. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Joseph Atwill author of, Caesar's Messiah. During the interview A...
240. Dr. David Lane Not Sandbagged -- Patricia Churchland Part 2 by Alex - 03-13-2014
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 Tsakiris for an interview with Mt. San Antonio College Profess...
239. Dr. Jim Tucker Compiles Database of Past Life Memories by Alex - 02-25-2014
Interview with University of Virginia professor Dr. Jim Tucker about research of children who remember past lives. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with University of Virginia, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences�...
238. Why Skeptics Are Wrong... About Psychics & Mediums by Alex - 02-11-2014
Interviews summarizes Alex Tsakiris's experience investigating psychic mediums, and the skeptical claims made against them. Join host Alex Tsakiris for a summation of research demonstration of psychic medium communication. Tsakiris also dis...
237. Dr. Patricia Churchland Sandbagged by Near-Death Experience Questions by Alex - 01-28-2014
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 with University of California, San Diego philosophy professor Dr....
236. Rome Viharo, Wikipedia, We Have a Problem by Alex - 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 Tsak...
235. Dr. Todd Dufresne on Freud's Looming Shadow of Deception by Alex - 01-07-2014
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 University Philosophy Professor Dr. Todd Dufresne. During the interview Du...
234. Global Warming, Climate Change and Our Illusion of Control by Alex - 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. ...
233. Mary Rodwell Which Extraordinary Human Experiences Matter by Alex - 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 Tsa...
232. Greg Taylor Tells Readers, Don't Worry There Probably is an Afterlife by Alex - 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 co...
231. Dr. David Jacobs Dismisses Spiritual Alien Abduction Stories by Alex - 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 - 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 - 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. Thr...
228. Mary Rodwell Advocates for Alien Contactees by Alex - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ...
220. Esquire Proof of Heaven Expose Debunked, Dr. Eben Alexander Prevails by Alex - 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. [stextbox id="grey" caption="UPDATE: Email to Luke Dittrich and Esquire"] ...
219. Dr. Stephen Law On How Science Handles Extraordinary Claims by Alex - 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 Sucked i...
218. Steve Miller, Does Near-Death Experience Science Contradict Christian Doctrine? by Alex - 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 Eviden...
217. Dr. Gary Marcus Sandbagged by Near-Death Experience Science Questions by Alex - 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 Marc...
216. Dr. Dean Radin Urges Science to Examine the Supernormal by Alex - 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 for E...
215. Victor Zammit Grills Skeptics with Lawyer’s Evidence for Near Death Experience by Alex - 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 Zammit...
214. Dr. Suzanne Gordon Looks Deeply Into Near Death Experience Cases by Alex - 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 Ethnographi...
213. Earl Lee’s Shocking Theory Links Hallucinogenic Mushrooms to Christian Burial Rites by Alex - 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: Psychoa...
212. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Janet Colli Treats Trauma of Alien Contact Experience by Alex - 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 Encounters...
211. Montana State University’s Ardy Sixkiller Clarke Compiles 1,000 Accounts of American Indian Contact With UFO Phenomena by Alex - 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. ...
210. Miguel Conner Explores Gnostic Themes and "Red Pill" Alienation by Alex - 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 Gno...
209. Talat Jonathan Phillips Chronicles His Transformation From Political Activist to Spiritual Seeker by Alex - 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 Contemp...
208. Dr. Julia Assante On Technology Training Us to Talk With Spirits by Alex - 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 Our ...
207. Rupert Sheldrake Censored by TED Conference’s Anonymous Scientific Board by Alex - 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 Sheldr...
206. Rick Archer From Buddha at the Gas Pump on Meditation and Spiritual Practices by Alex - 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 experime...
205. Michael Tymn Explores the Forgotten History of Psychic Mediums by Alex - 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 Afterlife....
204. Dr. Julie Beischel’s Research Asks -- Does a Reading From a Psychic Medium Help Relieve Grief? by Alex - 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’s...
203. Out of Body Experience Expert Robert Bruce on Our Demon Haunted World by Alex - 02-21-2013
Interview with author Out of Body 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-of...
202. Scientific Evidence of Afterlife Overwhelming Says Chris Carter by Alex - 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 Immortalit...
201. Chaos Theory Pioneer Ralph Abraham On a New Model of Consciousness by Alex - 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 how ...
200. A Look Back at 200 Episodes of Skeptiko by Alex - 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 other...
199. Conservative Christian Chris White Debunks Ancient Alien Theories by Alex - 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. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Chris White, creator of the ...
198. Mike Clelland Struggles to Understand Contact With Alien Consciousness by Alex - 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 Clelland...
197. Dr. Diane Powell Uses Serious Science to Understand Psychic Phenomena by Alex - 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 ab...
196. Rupert Sheldrake, Terrance McKenna and Ralph Abraham -- A Dialog That Still Matters by Alex - 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 reexam...
195. Dr. Mario Beauregard Sees an End to the Era of Biological Robots by Alex - 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 his n...
194. UFO Filmmaker Paul Kimball on The Other Side of Truth by Alex - 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 - 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 Parapsych...
192. Dr. Sam Harris on Parapsychology, Psi and the “Backwater” of Science by Alex - 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 Psi...
191. Dr. Victor Stenger Slams Parapsychology, Calls Dr. Stanley Krippner Charlatan by Alex - 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 Stenger �...
190. Dr. Eben Alexander on the Medical Mystery of Near-Death Experience by Alex - 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. Dur...
189. Sam Harris Won’t Debate Dr. Eben Alexander on Near-Death Experience Science by Alex - 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. Dr. Eben Alexander Responds to Sam Harris' Blog ...
188. Dr. Kirby Surprise, Synchronicity is Real by Alex - 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 - 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 Techn...
186. Dr. Richard Grego Finds Materialism Waning at the American Psychology Association Conference by Alex - 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 wit...
185. Dr. William Bengston’s Hands On Healing Research Ignored by Cancer Industry by Alex - 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 Energy Cu...
184. Dr. Rupert Sheldrake Sets Science Free From Dogma by Alex - 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 Paths ...
183. The Thinking Atheist Backs Down From Science Debate by Alex - 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 explain...
182. Andrew Paquette Brings Statistical Rigor to Psi Experiences by Alex - 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 explain...
181. Peter Bannister of the American Church in Paris Sees Hope For Science and Religion Dialog by Alex - 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 - 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. Grant Cameron on UFO Sightings and Extended Human Consciousness by Alex - 07-31-2012
Interview examines government knowledge of the connection between extended human consciousness and the UFO Phenomena.   Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with UFO researcher, and author, Grant Cameron. During the interview...
178. Robert Perry on the Science of Synchronicity by Alex - 07-24-2012
Interview examines research into synchronicity, coincidence, spirituality and the paranormal. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Robert Perry, author of, Signs: A New Approach to Coincidence, Synchronicity, Guidance, Life Purp...
177. Nancy Evans Bush on Encountering Near Death Experience Hell by Alex - 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 - 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 - 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 i...
174. Dr. Raymond Moody On Understanding Near-Death Experiences as Nonsense by Alex - 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 - 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: A...
172. Dr. Melvin Morse On Why Doctors Don’t Listen to Near-Death Experience Accounts by Alex - 05-29-2012
Interview with pediatrician and near-death experience researcher discusses why it has taken the scientific and medical establishment so long to accept near-death experience accounts. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with near-dea...
171. Anthony Peake on Near-Death Experiences Versus Actual Death Experiences by Alex - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 Constructiv...
167. Investigative Journalist James Corbett on How Skeptics Shape Our Worldview by Alex - 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...
166. Psychic Spy Joe McMoneagle Tells How His Near-Death Experience Led to Remote Viewing by Alex - 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. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Joe McMoneagle, author of, Memoir...
165. Dr. Caroline Watt Defends, There is Nothing Paranormal About Near-Death Experiences by Alex - 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 Edinbur...
164. There is Nothing Paranormal About Near-Death Experiences, Dr. Jan Holden Disagrees by Alex - 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 ...
163. Physician Ian Rubenstein Encounters Spirit Communication, Becomes a Medium by Alex - 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 S...
162. University of Chicago Biology Professor, Dr. Jerry Coyne, Fails History by Alex - 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 - 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 disc...
160. Dr. Christof Koch on Human Consciousness and Near-Death Experience Research by Alex - 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: Confessi...
159. Stanton Friedman on Extended Human Consciousness and Mind Control by Alex - 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 res...
158. Bernardo Kastrup's Controversial View of Consciousness Research by Alex - 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 belief...
157. Spirit Medium August Goforth Skeptical of Reincarnation by Alex - 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 reincarna...
156. Closer to Truth Host, Dr. Robert Kuhn, Skeptical of Near-Death Experience Science by Alex - 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. Duri...
155. Buddhist Meditation Teacher Shinzen Young on the Role of God in Meditation by Alex - 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 ...
154. Neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander’s Near-Death Experience Defies Medical Model of Consciousness by Alex - 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. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with neurosurgeon Dr. Eben ...
153. Skepticality Hosts Skeptiko, Blake Smith, Ben Radford, Karen Stollznow by Alex - 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 - 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. Duri...
151. Science Journalist Ben Radford "Believes" Psychic Detective by Alex - 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 - 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 dr...
149. How Many Dinosaurs Fit on Noah’s Ark, Interview With Evolution Theory Expert Michael Flannery by Alex - 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 - 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 intervi...
147. Can Out of Body Experiences Explain God? by Alex - 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 inter...
146. Paranormal Podcast Host Jim Harold on the Mainstream Media’s Non-Coverage of the Paranormal by Alex - 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 inter...
145. Stanley Krippner Lends Scientific Weight to Paranormal Dreams by Alex - 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 - 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 ...
143. Lisa Miller’s Heaven Book Uncommitted to Afterlife, Spiritual Experiences, and Survival of Consciousness by Alex - 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 i...
142. Jim Marrs On Donald Rumsfeld and “What is Building 7?” by Alex - 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. Ma...
141. Steve Volk Investigates UFOs, Ghosts, Telepathy and Near-Death Experience in, Fringe-ology by Alex - 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 - 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 disc...
139. Are Ghosts Real? Guy Lyon Playfair’s Thirty-Year Investigation Yields Insights by Alex - 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. Pl...
138. Healing Prayer Expert Examines Whether God Hears Non-Christian Prayers by Alex - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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. Durin...
115. Dr. Jeff Kripal Offers a Fresh Perspective on the Nature of Consciousness by Alex - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 to...
110. Christian Atheist, Dr. Robert Price, Champions Fairness In Argument Against Bible Accounts by Alex - 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 o...
109. Is Dr. Sam Parnia’s AWARE Study of Near Death Experience Doomed to Fail? by Alex - 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 - 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 c...
107. Massimo Pigliucci on How to Tell Science From Bunk by Alex - 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 ...
106. Psychic Medium Experiment Not Enough to Convince Skeptics by Alex - 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 - 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 - 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 w...
103. Near-Death Experience Research -- Do Science Journalists Get it Wrong? by Alex - 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 - 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 - 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 the...
100. Dr. Garret Moddel Brings Psi Research to University of Colorado Classroom by Alex - 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 - 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 - 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 ...
97. Rupert Sheldrake and Richard Wiseman Clash Over Parapsychology Experiments by Alex - 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 - 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 researcher...
95. JREF Million Dollar Challenge D. J. Grothe by Alex - 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. ...
94. Dr. Jeffrey Long's Near-Death Experience Research a "Game Changer" for Science by Alex - 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. Science has studied the near-death experience for more than 20 years. Most research has concluded NDEs are ...
93. University of Kentucky Researcher, Dr. Kevin Nelson Skeptical of Near-Death Experience Accounts by Alex - 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 - 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 - 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 ha...
90. EEG Expert Can’t Explain Near Death Experience Data... and, Dr. Penny Sartori Finds More Than Hallucinations in NDE Accounts by Alex - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 09-11-2009
Update on the Skeptiko's Summer Vacation and my non-interview with mentalist Mark Edward. Play it: Download MP3 (9:11 min.) Read it: Welcome to Skeptiko, where we explo...
81. Dr. Phil Plait Defends JREF by Alex - 08-22-2009
Guest: Dr. Phil Plait, author of Bad Astronomy defends JREF.
80. Craig Hogan, Your Mind Is Not Your Brain by Alex - 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: Download MP3 (5...
79. Skeptic Zone Host, Richard Saunders by Alex - 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: Download M...
78. Psychic Detective, Noreen Renier and Skepticality Response by Alex - 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 - 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 - 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: [audio:http://www.skepti...
75. Marilynn Hughes, Out of Body Travel Experiment by Alex - 06-02-2009
Guest: Marilynn Hughes, performs an out-of-body travel experiment for a mother grieving the loss of her daughter. Play it: Download MP3 (49:45 min.)
74. Dr. Dean Radin And Dr. Roger Nelson Respond to Global Consciousness Project Criticisms by Alex - 05-27-2009

73. Skeptoid's Brian Dunning Finds Global Consciousness Project Lacking by Alex - 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: Download MP3 (33 min...
71. Michael Schmicker, Best Evidence of PSI by Alex - 05-12-2009
download skeptiko-2009-05-12-87881.mp3 Guest: Michael Schmicker, Author of, Best Evidence: An Investigative Reporter’s Three-Year Quest to Uncover the Best Scienti...
70. Guy Harrison, 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God by Alex - 04-28-2009
Guest: Guy P. Harrison, author of, 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God Download MP3 (30:24min, 14MB)
69: Psychic Detective Smackdown, Ben Radford by Alex - 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-2009-04-16-5840...
68. Psychic Detective, Vicki Warren by Alex - 04-01-2009
Guest: Vicki Warren, Psychic Detective and author of Coffee, Doughnuts and God. Download MP3 (28:30min, 13MB)
67. Greg Taylor, of The Daily Grail on the New Skeptics by Alex - 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 ...
66. 13 Things That Don't Make Sense, Michael Brooks by Alex - 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:h...
65. Psychic Medium John Holland by Alex - 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 ...
64. Near-Death Experience Research, Dr. Peter Fenwick by Alex - 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://www.skept...
63. Is the Dalai Lama an Atheist? Dr. Alan Wallace by Alex - 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) Alex: Is the D...
62. The Spiritual Brain, Denyse O’Leary by Alex - 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://www.skeptiko.com/older-shows...
61. Medium Experiment (Part 3), Michael Tymn by Alex - 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://www.skeptiko.com/older-shows/skeptiko-2009-01-0...
60. Medium Experiment (Part 2), Stephanie A. Stevens by Alex - 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 - 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: ht...
57. The Psychic Detective Challenge by Alex - 11-10-2008
Guest: Psychic detective Nancy Weber recounts her amazing work in the Amie Hoffman murder case. Download MP3 (20:56min, 10MB) On this episode of Skeptiko, psychic det...
56. Dr. Jon Klimo on Channeling and Consciousness by Alex - 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) On t...
55. Carol Tavris on Mistakes and Skeptics by Alex - 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://www.skepti...
54. Ben Radford Debunks Psychic Detective by Alex - 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: Downlo...
53. Noreen Renier, Psychic Detectives and Skeptics by Alex - 09-15-2008
Guest: Psychic detective Noreen Renier Download MP3 (34:08min, 16MB) Alex: Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science with leading researchers, thinkers and...
52. Skeptic Lynne Kelly on Cold Reading Techniques by Alex - 09-03-2008
Download Audio (MP3) (44:18min, 20MB) On this episode of Skeptiko author Lynne Kelly offers a skeptical view of psychic medium communication: “What I’m saying wi...
51. Dr. Julie Beischel Responds to Critics of Psychic Medium Research by Alex - 08-19-2008
Download Audio (MP3) (56:24min, 26MB) On this episode of Skeptiko, Dr. Julie Beischel on how to conduct psychic medium research: “I think people fail to understand t...
50. Skeptical Inquirer Editor, Ben Radford by Alex - 08-07-2008
Download Audio of This Interview (MP3) (61:10min, 28MB) Alex: Welcome to skeptiko, where we explore controversial science with leading researchers, thinkers, and their ...
49. Craig Hogan, Your Mind is Not Your Brain by Alex - 08-06-2008
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...
47. Skeptical Researcher, Dr. Clive Wynne Tackles DogsThatKnow by Alex - 06-30-2008
Guest: Dr. Clive Wynne on the University of Florida’s participation in the DogsThatKnow experiment. Play It: Download MP3 (33:00 min.) Read It:   “What I ...
46. Dr. Rupert Sheldrake and the Skeptics by Alex - 06-06-2008
Download MP3 (44:17min, 20MB) Show Notes   “These are mainly people who are committed to a kind of militant/atheist worldview. As far as they are concerned, if...
45. Researching Psychic Mediums by Alex - 06-02-2008
download interview (MP3 36:06min, 17MB) Announcer: On this episode of skeptiko, psychic medium researcher, Dr. Julie Beischel, on research into the afterlife. “If ...
44. Dr. Steve Novella on Psychic Medium Research Protocols by Alex - 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. ...
43. From the Desk of James Randi by Alex - 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) An...
42. Chris Carter, Parapsychology, Skepticism and Ideology by Alex - 05-01-2008
Download Audio (MP3) (35:54min, 16.4MB) ] Announcer: On this episode of Skeptiko, we’ll look at Chris Carter’s examination of the skeptical community. Chris: Yo...
41. Chris Carter, Parapsychology, Skepticism and Ideology by Alex - 04-09-2008
Chris Carter 04/09/2008 Download MP3 (35:54min, 16.4MB)     Announcer: On this episode of skeptiko, we’ll look at Chris Carter’s examination of t...
40. James Randi’s Skeptiko Interview by Alex - 04-01-2008
Download MP3 (40:02min, 18.3MB) On this episode of skeptiko, skeptic James Randi repeats his assertion that all claims of paranormal phenomena that don’t pass his mill...
39. Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, Resist the Non-Living Universe Assumption by Alex - 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: [audio:http...
36. Academic Snobbery and the Journal of Scientific Exploration by Alex - 02-13-2008
download skeptiko-2008-02-13-43994.mp3 Guest: Dr. Peter Sturrock, on academic snobbery. Hard-core skeptic Dr Clive Wynne, and Ethologist Dr. Marc Bekoff on whether con...
35. Dr. Steven Novella and Dr. Richard Wiseman on "Dogs That Know" Research by Alex - 12-30-2007
download: 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. Richa...
35. Dr. Steven Novella and Dr. Richard Wiseman on "Dogs That Know" Research by Alex - 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 - 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 misinfor...
33. What I've Learned From Skeptics Michael Shermer, Steven Novella, James Alcock and James Randi by Alex - 11-27-2007
download 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 ...
32. Dog Trainer and Animal Communications Expert Skeptical of Human to Canine Telepathy by Alex - 11-13-2007
Download Audio (MP3) (44:00min) Guest: Dr. Jill Morstad, highly regarded dog trainer and animal communications Expert, examines whether dogs can know when their owners ar...
27. Medium Research and the Battle Between Science and Religion by Alex - 09-11-2007
Download Audio (MP3) (44:00min) Guest: Marcel Cairo, Los Angles Psychic and Medium, suggests the root cause of science's skepticism of the paranormal is the battle betwee...
26. Scientists Are Not, “Playing by the Rules”, When Exploring Intelligent Design by Alex - 09-04-2007
Download Audio (MP3) (49:00min) Guest: Greg Koukl explores whether science is undermined by a bias against Christian spirituality: "…When people say Intelligent Design ...
25. NDE Research From a Christian Perspective by Alex - 08-28-2007
Download Audio (MP3) (55:00min) 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 - 08-15-2007
Download Audio (MP3) (67:00min) Guest: Tom Clark, Naturalism proponent, explores the lack of evidence for, “fringe science” like parapsychology, near-death experience a...
23. Buddhist Scholar and Meditation Researcher Says Skeptics Misinformed by Alex - 08-06-2007
Download Audio (MP3) (54:00min) Guest: Dr. B. Alan Wallace, Tibetan Buddhism scholar, explores his research into human consciousness, and how some skeptical critics are mis...
22. Physician Turned Podcaster Skeptical of NDE by Alex - 07-26-2007
Download Audio (MP3) (47:00min) Guest: Dr. Ginger Campbell, host of The Brain Science Podcast, explores why a lack of science education hinders researchers from exploring t...
21. What Being a Skeptic Really Means, Dr. Raymond Moody by Alex - 07-09-2007
Download Audio (MP3) (50:00min) Guest: Dr. Raymond Moody explores what his thirty years of research has taught us about consciousness and examines how much is still left t...
20. Consciousness Researchers of a Different Mind by Alex - 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: "O...
19. No Evidence of Life After Death, David Lester, Ph.D. by Alex - 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 currentl...
18. Religion Must Not Cling to What We Know Isn’t True, Rabbi Rami Shapiro by Alex - 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 - 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 - 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...
15. Your Mind is More Than Your Brain, Dr. Robert Almeder by Alex - 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 hu...
14. Media Overlooks The Spiritual Experience, NPR's Steve Paulson by Alex - 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 assu...
13. Dr. Neal Grossman, Religion Afraid of Near-Death Experience Research by Alex - 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 - 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 - 04-17-2007
Guest: Dr. Richard Wiseman discusses the skeptical community, paranormal research, quirky psychology, and what’s lacking in paranormal research. Play it: Down...
10. Psi Research Lacks Good Data, Dr. James Alcock by Alex - 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 ...
9. The Universe Isn’t Pointless, Dr. Jean Burns by Alex - 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 conscio...
8. D. J. Grothe, Scientific Inquiry Takes Scientists, Not Magic by Alex - 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 ...
7. Remote Viewing Leads to Global Climate Change Awareness, Steven Schwartz by Alex - 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 - 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 tea...
5. Zen Meditation Leaves Consciousness Scientist Dr. Susan Blackmore Skeptical by Alex - 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 - 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 som...
3. Dr. Michael Shermer on Darwin, Evolution and Creativity by Alex - 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 --...
2. Dr. Dean Radin, The Perils of Psi Research by Alex - 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 - 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...

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