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 emergent property of the brain: Alex Tsakiris: I have interviewed some folks who hold very firmly to this materialistic view of consciousness of mind. There’s a certain fallback position they use when they realize there’s an absurdity to it.  I’d like you to talk about this emergent property of the brain idea, where we’re still 100% brain based but somehow...

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...

245. Peter Russell, Science Ignores Consciousness

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 Russell discusses how the term science views...

244. Russ Baker, The Taint of Conspiracy Theories

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. During the interview Baker discusses...

243. Scott De Tamble Explores Lives Between Lives

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 the interview De Tamble explains the regression...

242. Oliver Hockenhull, Neurons to Nirvana

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 interview Hockenhull explores the links between...

241. Joseph Atwill Responds to Caesar’s Messiah Critics

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 Atwill offers a different explanation for the...

240. Dr. David Lane Not Sandbagged — Patricia Churchland Part 2

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 Professor of Philosophy, Dr. David Lane. During the...

239. Dr. Jim Tucker Compiles Database of Past Life Memories

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 Dr. Jim Tucker, M.D. about his new book,...

238. Why Skeptics Are Wrong… About Psychics & Mediums

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 discusses his plans for a book exploring why...

237. Dr. Patricia Churchland Sandbagged by Near-Death Experience Questions

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. Patricia Churchland.  During the interview Dr....

236. Rome Viharo, Wikipedia, We Have a Problem

Interview with social media expert and Wikipedia critic, Rome Viharo exposes cyber bullying tactics employed by dogmatic Skeptics on Wikipedia. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with social media consultant and Wikipedia cyber bullying victim Rome Viharo.  During the interview...

235. Dr. Todd Dufresne on Freud’s Looming Shadow of Deception

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 Dufresne examines Freud’s deceptions...