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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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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Diving into the Lawsuit Against Walmart and Fraudulent Homeopathic Medicines


The Center for Inquiry has filed a lawsuit against Walmart for deceiving its customers with marketing, labeling, and product placement that present homeopathic medicines as equivalent and effective alternatives to science-based medicines with tested...


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Meet Science for the People


Science for the People began as a group in 1969 that grew out of the anti-war movement and lasted until 1989. SftP has been rebirthed for a new generation of SftP members to explore the history of radical science and to rebuild the movement for...


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 2019-06-13  48m
 
 

Matt Walsh On The Road To Hollywood, His Secular Wedding, and More


On this week's episode of Point of Inquiry, Jim Underdown speaks with longtime friend, actor, writer, and comedian Matt Walsh. This episode may be different from what you're used to as we take a break from examining science, culture, and religion and...


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 2019-05-30  54m
 
 

Dr. Jenny Yip on OCD, Anxiety, and Mental Health


On this week's episode of Point of Inquiry, Dr. Jenny Yip discusses OCD and anxiety and the widespread impact these can have on our lives as well as how they're exhibited in different people. Kavin Senapathy and Dr. Yip share their own experiences...


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 2019-05-16  54m
 
 

Carol Tavris and Avrum Bluming on Estrogen's Link with Breast Cancer


This week’s episode of Point of Inquiry Jim Underdown speaks with Carol Tavris, social psychologist and author of Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) and Avrum Bluming, hematologist, medical oncologist, and emeritus clinical professor at USC...


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 2019-05-02  1h9m
 
 

Massimo Pigliucci and Susan Blackmore on Scientism and Subjectivity


This week's episode of Point of Inquiry is our final episode recorded from CSICon 2018. We're closing this series of interviews with Professor Massimo Pigliucci who discusses his ideas on scientism and how it's used by people like Sam Harris, Neil...


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 2019-04-18  42m
 
 

The Secret Sting Operation to Expose Celeb Psychics with Susan Gerbic


On this week's episode of Point of Inquiry, we are thrilled to have friend of the Center for Inquiry, Susan Gerbic to talk about her work exposing celebrity psychics and being profiled in a recent New York Times featured story. Kavin Senapathy and...


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 2019-04-04  43m
 
 

Mark Boslough on the Dangers of Climate Change and Destructive Asteroids


Mark Boslough is a Caltech-trained physicist and CSI Fellow who spent 34 years at Sandia National Laboratories doing research on hypervelocity impacts, energetic materials, explosions, and global risk from asteroid impacts and climate change. He has...


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 2019-03-21  1h10m
 
 

Carl Zimmer and Paul Offit on Genetics, Race, and Vaccinations at CSICon 2018


We find ourselves in the information age among many who, although have the access to proper and accurate scientific information, choose not to believe it. What causes the parents of a newborn to avoid vaccines? Where do the misconceptions of genetics...


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 2019-03-07  33m