234. Global Warming, Climate Change and Our Illusion of Control

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. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview on Global Warming, science and spirituality with Rick Archer from...

233. Mary Rodwell Which Extraordinary Human Experiences Matter Dec17

233. Mary Rodwell Which Extraordinary Human Experiences Matter

Interview with the alien encounter researcher Mary Rodwell examines the stigma of extraordinary human experiences, and why science turns away. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Mary Rodwell.  During the interview Rodwell talks about how her research into alien encounters...

232. Greg Taylor Tells Readers, Don’t Worry There Probably is an Afterlife

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 consciousness. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Greg Taylor.  During the interview...

231. Dr. David Jacobs Dismisses Spiritual Alien Abduction Stories Nov29

231. Dr. David Jacobs Dismisses Spiritual Alien Abduction Stories

Part two of an interview with alien abduction researcher Dr. David Jacobs examines alien encounters from a spiritual perspective. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for part two of his interview with Dr. David Jacobs.  During the interview Jacobs talks about abductions and spiritually...

230. Dr. David Jacobs Claims Academia Has Abrogated Responsibility to Investigate Alien Contact Nov20

230. Dr. David Jacobs Claims Academia Has Abrogated Responsibility to Investigate Alien Contact

Interview with alien abduction researcher and Temple University History Professor Dr. David Jacobs examines his over 30 years of research. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. David Jacobs author of, UFOs & Abductions: Challenging the Borders of Knowledge.  During...

229. The 5 Things You Need to Know About Skeptiko

A re-introduction of the podcast explains how the host approaches the intersection of science and spirituality. Through selected clips from previous shows and an extended clip from an important NDE presentation with Dr. Sam Parnia, Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris explains how the show has evolved...

228. Mary Rodwell Advocates for Alien Contactees Nov05

228. Mary Rodwell Advocates for Alien Contactees

Interview with UFO and alien contact experience researcher examines the power of personal experience. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Mary Rodwell, author of, Awakening.  During the interview Rodwell talks about the power of personal experience: Mary Rodwell:  The truth...

227. Your Help Needed Defining Rules of New Skeptiko Forum

A new version of the Skeptiko forum has moderators seeking balance between Skeptics and Believers. With the launch of the new Skeptiko forum forum moderators are asking listeners of the show to recommend the level and type of moderation that should be implemented.  Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris...

226. Acharya S. Examines the Effects of Myth-Making on Christianity

Interview with religion and mythology scholar Acharya S. (D.M. Murdock) examines the effects of early Christianity on other religions of the time. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Acharya S. author of, Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ.  During the interview...

225. Kevin Williams, Creator of Near-Death.com

Interview with Kevin Williams creator of one of the leading website portals on Near-Death Experience science. Today we welcome Kevin Williams to Skeptiko. Kevin is the creator of www.near-death.com,  the #1 website on near-death experiences, both in terms of visitor traffic and in terms of...

224. Dr. John Searle and the Science Bullies

Interview with esteemed Berkeley philosopher and consciousness researcher Dr. John Searle examines the state of academic consciousness research. Alex Tsakiris:  What we’ve been exploring is some of the evidence suggesting that consciousness may not be purely biological. We really started with...

223. Dumbest Explanation Yet For Near Death Experience

Examination of recent research from the University of Michigan linking surge in brain activity of dying rats to near-death experience science. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for a look at two interviews that shed light on recent reports suggesting a scientific explanation for near-death...

222. Jean-Charles Chabot Explores Spiritual Hypnosis

Interview with hypnotherapist Jean-Charles Chabot examines the use of hypnotic regression for spiritual growth. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Montreal-based hypnotherapist Jean-Charles Chabot.  During the interview Chabot talks about the use of regression therapy in...

221. Atheist John Loftus Explains Why He’s a Biological Robot

Interview with atheist and Christian debunker John Loftus examines the philosophy of atheism. Alex Tsakiris:   When we falsify this idea that you are a “biological robot”, and accept that’s absurd, and once we get past the idea that consciousness ends at death, which again, that’s where the...