Point of Inquiry

Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry'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. Guests have included Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, and Francis Collins. Point of Inquiry is produced at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.

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Former Security Guard and Atheist Activist Steve Hill on the Prison System


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Dr. Sarah Taber on the Myth of the Destruction of Family Farms


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Jerry Minor from Jehovah’s Witness to Comedian


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How well do you think you can assess risk? The evidence is clear that humans are innately poor at assessing risk in our personal lives, in part due to how our brains are wired, and that can make it challenging to make informed decisions about...


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Julia Sweeney on Atheism, Saturday Night Live, and Me Too


This week, Point of Inquiry welcomes comedian, monologist, and atheist, Julia Sweeney. Many may know Sweeney from her time on Saturday Night Live, her appearances on NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, and from her current roles on Brooklyn Nine-Nine,...


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Why Do People Love Umami but Fear MSG?


Why do people in the West love the taste of Umami and what it can do to food but have demonized monosodium glutamate or MSG as it’s commonly known? Why are more and more brands and restaurants are even promoting “MSG-free” foods and...


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