259. Loyd Auerbach on the History of Psychic Spying

Interview with Loyd Auerbach on remote-viewing, Project Stargate, and the misunderstood history of psychic spying. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with author and parapsychologist Loyd Auerbach. During the interview Auerbach explains the origins of remote viewing programs within US Army Intelligence and Soviet/Russian Intelligence organizations: Alex Tsakiris: …it was long rumored that the whole impetus for [psychic spying] programs was a catch-up number on the Russians. Someone came back and said “Hey we just heard that the Russians are using psychics for espionage. We better get on this too.” Loyd Auerbach: Well it...

258. John Michael Greer on Our Myth of Progress

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 challenges the notion that our history is one of progress...

257. Dr. Diane Powell Finds Telepathy Among Autistic Savant Children

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 her latest telepathy research working with...

256. Dr. Donald DeGracia, What is Science?

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 Science? During the interview DeGracia contrasts...

255. Ian McCormack’s Exclusively Christian Near-Death Expeience

Interview with scripture-quoting Near-Death Experiencer, Ian McCormack about his Christian interpretation of NDEs. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Ian McCormack about his book, A Glimpse of Eternity.  During the interview McCormack explains his Christian interpretation...

254. Howard Storm Transformed by Near-Death Experience

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 Howard Storm about his book, My Descent Into Death: A Second Chance at Life.  During the interview Storm discusses his...

253. Suzanne Taylor, the Scientific Mystery of Crop Circles Sep09

253. Suzanne Taylor, the Scientific Mystery of Crop Circles

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 Circle phenomena and many of the claims made...

252. Bernadette Doran on Energy Healing

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 Tsakiris’ soon to be published book, Why...

251. Patricia Pearson, Mainstream Media Journalist Tackles Survival of Consciousness

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 Life, Death and What Comes After. During the...

250. Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz, Science’s Inability to Explain Personhood

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 Mind and the Brain. During the interview Schwartz...

249. Tim Freke On Soul Crushing Science

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 discusses what science has become: Alex Tsakiris: Do...

248. Bernardo Kastrup Says Materialism is Baloney

Interview with philosopher and author, Bernardo Kastrup examines the limits of scientific materialism.  Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Bernardo Kastrup, PhD.,  author of, Why Materialism Is Baloney. During the interview Kastrup discusses human consciousness as an...

247. Roy Davies Exposes Charles Darwin’s Plagiarism

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 the interview Davies unravels the evidence of...

246. Dr. Michael Graziano Likens Near Death Experience Research to Astrology

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 the interview Graziano likens near-death experience...