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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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 36m. Bisher sind 632 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

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This special episode of Point of Inquiry is brought to you by our friends at from their new podcast, . They recently spoke with author Steven Pinker and we wanted to make this special conversation available to everyone. Even as a young...


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 2022-07-07  1h4m
 
 

Timothy Caulfield on the Infodemic and Spread of Misinformation


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 2022-03-24  1h5m
 
 

Kelly Weill on Flat-Earthers and Why People Will Believe Anything


In this week's episode, we are diving into the flat-earth conspiracy theory and why people could believe such a thing with guest Kelly Weill and her new book, . In 2019 Jim Underdown and the  where they designed a series of experiments...


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 2022-02-28  49m
 
 

Living on Life's Edge | Carl Zimmer on The Search for What It Means to Be Alive


What does it mean to be alive? Does life have a clear definition? On this week's episode, Carl Zimmer joins host Jim Underdown to discuss his new book, Life's Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive to help answer those questions. ...


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 2021-12-22  59m
 
 

The Case That Jesus Never Existed


Christians believe that Jesus was the son of God who walked the Earth as a human being. Some Atheists believe none of the God bits but that there was a man named Jesus who did exist. There is also an ever growing community who believe Jesus did not...


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 2021-12-02  53m
 
 

David McAfee - Hi, I'm an Atheist!


On today's episode we introduce the show's new guest host, Julia Sweeney and her interview with author David G. McAfee on his new book, McAfee and Sweeney speak about the new book, how it helped Sweeney get back in touch with her atheism roots, his...


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 2021-11-08  51m
 
 

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Throughout the modern world trust in science has continued to erode at dangerous speeds. From anti-vaxxers to climate change deniers, there is an ever growing movement of people that deny science at the peril of us all. The shift towards a public with...


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 2021-09-28  59m
 
 

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It’s a rare person indeed who can trick and amaze people on one hand while reassuring them that what they are experiencing is not real. Meet . He’s not only an illusionist, magician, mentalist extraordinaire, he’s a skeptic’s skeptic who for...


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 2021-08-12  43m
 
 

How to Live a Good Life With Massimo Pigliucci and Skye Cleary


Have you ever been curious about what other people believe in or how they navigate the ethical challenges of life? Ancient philosophy was partly used as a way to better understand the best way to live life.  In this episode of Point of Inquiry,...


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 2021-07-15  1h3m
 
 

The Rise of the Nones with Ryan Burge


A question on the minds of many theists and non-theists alike is why are so many Americans leaving religion and becoming religiously unaffiliated? What are the underlying factors causing this shift? In today's episode we dive into what the data...


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