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 628 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 16 days 12 hours 48 minutes

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Anthony Pinn on Religion, Oppression, and Humanists


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Monuments to Misinformation | The Ark Experience & Creation Museum


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The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe and Science-Based Medicine's Steven Novella


In this episode of Point of Inquiry, cohost Leighann Lord talks with famous skeptic and Assistant Professor of Neurology, Steven Novella, MD. Novella is also the founder and current Executive Editor of which explores issues and controversies between...


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Ian Harris on Comedy, Skeptical Audiences, and Atheism


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Mandisa Thomas on Black Nonbelievers and the Atheist Community


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Kurt Andersen, Fantastyland, and How Irrational Thought Worsened the Pandemic


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Coronavirus continues to infect more and more people around the world. As the number of infected grows so does the misinformation surrounding the virus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. From fake and explicitly dangerous cures, like drinking bleach...


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