“Point of Inquiry” Named a Top-Ten Podcast by Business Insider

May 17, 2012

The website Business Insider, an extremely popular news outlet (recently profiled by the New York Times for its almost maniacal devotion to timeliness), is focused on bringing smart, relevant information to its audience. This week they recommended ten podcasts that they considered the best use of their busy readers’ valuable time and attention. Among their choices, which included NPR’s Wait…Wait Don’t Tell Me! and CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, was the Center for Inquiry’s own Point of Inquiry!

Indre Viskontas and Chris MooneyPoint of Inquiry is CFI’s flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time sound off on all the things you’re not supposed to talk about at the dinner table: science, religion, and politics. Chris Mooney, author of The Republican Brain and The Republican War on Science; and neuroscientist (and opera singer) Indre Viskontas, engage in pointed and intriguing conversations with experts and luminaries from a wide range of subjects and disciplines. Guests have included Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, and Francis Collins.

Business Insider writes that hosts Mooney and Viskontas, along with show producer Adam Isaak, “present you with a clean, interesting dialogue where you’re sure to learn something new.” Everyone here at CFI agrees, and extends their congratulations for this well-deserved accolade. 

New episodes of Point of Inquiry are produced every week, and you can listen at PointofInquiry.org, or subscribe to the show through iTunes or any RSS or podcast application

And don’t miss CFI’s other fantastic podcasts: 

The Human Bible, hosted twice-monthly by biblical scholar and former Baptist pastor Robert M. Price, deconstructs and demystifies this foundational and allegedly infallible book from a rational, secular, and non-ideological perspective—as well as with a good dose of humor. For fans of history, religious studies, literature, or of charismatic professorial types, The Human Bible is a trove of entertainment and enlightenment.

Center Stage is the series that brings you stimulating lectures and presentations from events held and sponsored by CFI and its affiliates and branches. There’s always something thought-provoking and controversial on stage at one of the many Centers for Inquiry.

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The Center for Inquiry, a nonprofit educational, advocacy, and research organization based in Amherst, New York, is also home to the Council for Secular Humanism and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.