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Posted: 04 December 2009 12:50 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hey everyone,

Just wanted to see if you guys know about any blogs or podcasts that I might be interested in. I’m sure we don’t have to mention Point of Inquiry which is an outstanding show. DJ is always articulate and asks good questions.

Here are some that I’ve been following lately:

Podcast - Philosophy Talk (2 Stanford philosophy professors as hosts): http://www.philosophytalk.org/pastShows/

Podcast - Free Domain Radio (Pro Libertarian/Anarcho-Capitalism. I don’t always agree but interesting nonetheless): http://freedomainradio.com/

Blog - Rationally Speaking (I’ve been reading this ever since Doug posted a link to it): http://rationallyspeaking.blogspot.com/

Blog - NeuroLogica Blog (Yale Neurobiologist professor on science, philosophy and skepticism) http://www.theness.com/neurologicablog/

Blog - McCabism (Doctorate in philosophy of physics on philosophy, physics and motorsports): http://mccabism.blogspot.com/

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Posted: 04 December 2009 06:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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These are all good podcasts. If you’re interested in them, search in iTunes or on Google.

Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe
Science Update (AAAS)
Science and the City (NYAS)
Quackcast
Mr. Deity
NPR Science Friday

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Posted: 04 December 2009 06:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Excellent lists, both of ya. Doug’s list is almost a mirror of what I keep on my iPod.

For unadulterated campy fun I highly recommend Decoder Ring Theater.

The music podcasts I subscribe to are Johnny Cash Radio, The Mountain Stage Podcasts and Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour.

And for relaxation, WhiskeyCast.

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Posted: 04 December 2009 07:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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My favourite blogs are those by Jerry Coyne, Steve Sailer, and Paul Krugman. Point of Inquiry and Quackcast are on top of my podcast list.

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Posted: 04 December 2009 09:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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George - 04 December 2009 07:48 AM

My favourite blogs are those by Jerry Coyne, Steve Sailer, and Paul Krugman. Point of Inquiry and Quackcast are on top of my podcast list.

Yes, Krugman’s is the best. PZ Myers is also entertaining, but at times a bit rhetorically overboard.

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Posted: 04 December 2009 10:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Another interesting blog is Scott Adams’s (Dilbert). Not that his opinions are of a great interest to me but what I find fascinating are his opening sentences. Adams, IMO, has mastered the skill of shocking the reader (or at least attracting the reader’s attention) at saying hello. A great place to learn how to write a blog—if you ever feel the need.

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Posted: 04 December 2009 10:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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“This American Life” is great. Just unfiltered stories from real people and Ira Glass (the host) is an atheist!!!

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Posted: 05 December 2009 01:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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My current (non-medical, non-Formula 1) list is:
365 days of Astronomy
60-second science
Astronomy cast
Atheist news
The Atheist Experience
Books and ideas podcast
Brains Matter
Brian Dunning
CiTR radio freethinkers
Cosmic tea party
Current science and technology
Dan Carlin’s hardcore history
Digital bits skeptic
Chariots of Iron
Humanist Network news
Little Atoms
Mr Deity
Nonsense Podcast
Northern Freethinker
NPR science Friday
NPR Intelligence squared
POI
Science and the City (just found this one, can’t vouch for it yet)
Science Magazine Podcast (ditto here)
Skepticality
Skeptics with a k
Star talk
Stuff you should know (they don’t always get it right, which is irritating)
The Non-Prophets
The Rational factor
The Reality check
SGU
SGU 5X5
The Unbelievers

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Posted: 14 December 2009 04:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I´m new there ... so this is new to me…. Thank you all. Will see ... If I find them interesting to me.

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Posted: 14 December 2009 08:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I like Dogma Free America too.

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Posted: 14 December 2009 10:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Mriana - 14 December 2009 08:00 PM

I like Dogma Free America too.

Oops, missed that on my list, I listen to that podcast too!

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Posted: 15 December 2009 06:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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You listed pretty much all that I listen to, except that one.  It’s a good one and I’m glad I’m not the only one who listens to it.  smile

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Posted: 15 December 2009 09:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Those mentioned above, plus Are We Alone (SETI Institute) and the Freedom From Religion podcast.

I used to download Bill Maher’s HBO show (available free and in audio form a week after the actual show airs), but after the anti-vax crap, I dropped him.  Sad—it was fun.

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Posted: 16 December 2009 12:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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All good suggestions!

What about Skeptoid?

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Posted: 16 December 2009 01:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Skeptoid is in my regular rotation on the iPod.

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Posted: 17 December 2009 08:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Here are some audios that I’d like to mention:

CFI :
“Point of Inquiry”
“Indy Freethinkers”

Science :
“Science” Pod-cast by AAAS
“Science Friday” by NPR
“Sound Medicine” by NPR
“Science@NASA”
“Are We Alone?” by the SETI Institute
“Naked Scientists”
“The Health Show” by the Mayo Clinics and NPR

Skeptic :

“Infidel Guy”
“Skepticality”

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