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 626 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

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Christmas in 2020 will be unlike any other in recent history due to COVID 19. Nevertheless, Christians around the world will be finding ways to celebrate the birth of Christ. On this episode of Point of Inquiry, Jim speaks to Tom Flynn, editor of Free...


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 2020-12-24  46m
 
 

Revisiting The Life Of Frank Sinatra – Living A Life Of Homelessness


In 1997 Jim produced and directed a short documentary called “A Day in the Life of Frank Sinatra” that was an exploration of what it was like to be a homeless man with a famous name. Twenty three years later, Frank Sinatra is recently off the...


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 2020-11-25  31m
 
 

The Puritan Roger Williams, Church State Separation, and The Impact on Today


What does the Puritan founder of both the state of Rhode Island and the Baptist Church have to say about modern evangelicals?   Roger Williams had certain ideas that didn't fit into 17th century England or its American colonies. Freedom of...


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 2020-11-12  58m
 
 

J.R. Becker on the Annabelle and Aiden Book Series and Teaching Children Critical Thinking


Author J.R. Becker joins Leighann Lord in this episode of Point of Inquiry to speak about his book series, The series is a pro-science children's book series that explores science, philosophy, and critical thinking. Their conversation dives into: ...


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 2020-10-22  38m
 
 

Chris Matheson on Writing Bill and Ted and his Books on God and Buddha


Screenwriter and author Chris Matheson joins Jim in this episode which touches on the recently released Bill & Ted Face the Music, then dives deeply into Matheson's two comedic books on the Bible and the Buddha.   In his The Story of God,...


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 2020-10-08  47m
 
 

Rev. Barry W. Lynn on The Supreme Court, Retirement, and His Upcoming Book


The recent has left many shaken. A few weeks prior to her passing, Leighann Lord had the opportunity to speak with Rev. Barry Lynn, former executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, an organization dedicated to the...


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 2020-09-24  54m
 
 

Dr. Raymond Hall on Physicsfun and Teaching Critical Thinking


One professor is using social media to remind us that physics is the real magic of the universe. Through showing off his massive collection of science gadgets and physics toys, Dr. Raymond Hall is teaching many, young and old, the wonderful world of...


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 2020-09-10  54m
 
 

The Brazen Atheist Erin Louis on Countering Conspiracists With Critical Thinking


Would you rather have your children looking at QAnon conspiracy Youtubers or porn online? That's a question author Erin Louis has had to confront with her teenage son. How do you employ critical thinking, media literacy, and a skeptical mindset in the...


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 2020-08-20  40m
 
 

Steven Hassan on Breaking Down The Cult of Trump


The names Jim Jones, L.Ron Hubbard, David Koresh, and Sun Myung Moon might come to mind when someone uses the term cult leader. Many have suggested that Donald Trump falls into the category. But does Trump himself truly qualify as a cult leader? Can...


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 2020-07-23  58m
 
 

Anthony Pinn on Religion, Oppression, and Humanists


In this episode of Point of Inquiry, co-host Leighann Lord talks with professor, writer, and humanist Dr. Anthony Pinn. Lord and Pinn discuss the power and persistence of magical thinking as we face the current pandemic, the role of the church at a...


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 2020-07-09  46m