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Explore controversial science with leading researchers and their critics... the leading source for intelligent skeptic-versus-believer debate...

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Dr. Mark Pitstick After Death Communication Shatters Materialism |468|
51:46

Dr. Mark Pitstick and Dr. Gary Schwartz have done breakthrough science, so why all the “soul phone” chatter?   photo by: Skeptiko [Clip 00:00:00 – 00:00:16]  That’s a scene from the movie Ouija: Origins of Evil where the family is gathering around the Ouija board and get some rather unexpected results. It’s a cautionary tale […]

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Oct 20, 2020
Conner Habib, Why You Can’t Just Take the Good and Leave the Bad |467|
1:03:59

Conner Habib, seeks to untangle the good from the bad in order to find what makes us human. photo by: Skeptiko [Clip 00:00:00 – 00:00:20] That’s a clip from the movie I, Robot. It covers territory that’s pretty well-worn at this point. Will consciousness rise up in the robots and take over the world? But […]

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Oct 13, 2020
Dr. Gayle Kimball Explores the Mysteries of Frontier Science |466|
1:01:29

Dr. Gayle Kimball has interviewed leading scientists and thinkers to understand the frontier beyond the mainstream. photo by: Skeptiko That’s a clip from the Netflix series Mrs. America, a fictionalized account of Gloria Steinem’s role in The Women’s Movement. This is a topic I’ve touched on a couple of times in this show, and I […]

The post Dr. Gayle Kimball Explores the Mysteries of Frontier Science |466| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Oct 06, 2020
Jurgen Ziewe is bringing Virtual Reality to the Spiritual Experience |465|
1:18:35

Jurgen Ziewe is bringing virtual reality technology to his experiences as an out of body traveler. photo by: Skeptiko [Clip 00:00:00 – 00:00:19] That’s from the movie The Shack, which does a pretty good job of exploring the interplay between, consensus reality and the impossible to understand extended reality that seems to pop up now […]

The post Jurgen Ziewe is bringing Virtual Reality to the Spiritual Experience |465| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Sep 29, 2020
Joseph Atwill, Why the Bible is Pro-Roman |464|
1:30:29

Joseph Atwill’s insights about the relationship between power and religion seem more relevant than ever. photo by: Skeptiko [Clip 00:00:00 – 00:00:31] That’s a clip from Gladiator, and although the movie is fiction, people who really know Roman history, like today’s guest Joseph Atwill, will tell you that the movie is spot on when it […]

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Sep 22, 2020
William Ramsey, The Satanic Panic Head Fake |463|
1:27:42

William Ramsey, this attorney turned investigative journalist and author has a unique perspective on satanic panic. photo by: Skeptiko [Clip 00:00:00 – 00:00:27] That’s Matthew McConaughey from The Lincoln Lawyer schooling his client on how the legal system really works. It’s a topic that factors into this interview I have coming up with attorney an […]

The post William Ramsey, The Satanic Panic Head Fake |463| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Sep 16, 2020
Tricia Robertson, 30 Years of After-death Communication Research |462|
57:14

Tricia Robertson has explored after death communication for more than 30 years. photo by: Skeptiko [CLIP] That’s Matt Damon from the movie Hereafter, showing the other side of mediumship and how hard it can be on the mediums themselves. It’s a topic that today’s guest, the very, very excellent Tricia Robertson has explored for, well, […]

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Sep 08, 2020
Dr. Bernardo Kastrup, What Split Personality Tells Us About Consciousness |461|
38:45

Dr. Bernardo Kastrup, opens up about extended consciousness, dissociative identity, and angels and demons. photo by: Skeptiko [Clip 00:00:00 – 00:00:35] That’s a scene from the movie Split, which portrays a very extreme case of dissociative identity disorder, but that’s just Hollywood, right?  Well consider today’s interview with Dr. Bernardo Kastrup.     Dr. Bernardo Kastrup: [00:00:34] […]

The post Dr. Bernardo Kastrup, What Split Personality Tells Us About Consciousness |461| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Aug 25, 2020
David Icke, Love Not Fear is The Answer |460|
1:25:57

David Icke was recently banned from Youtube for advocating free thought, free speech and non-violent resistance, but does his science hold? photo by: Skeptiko [Clip 00:00:00 – 00:00:35] Let them shake their group think heads at you, let them be ashamed of you, embarrassed of you, pissed off at you. They will call you names, and […]

The post David Icke, Love Not Fear is The Answer |460| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Aug 18, 2020
Andrew Holecek, Lucid Dreaming and Yoga |459|
1:07:06

Andrew Holecek is a recognized expert on lucid dreaming and dream yoga, but is he playing it safe? photo by: Skeptiko [Clip 00:00:00 – 00:00:35] Now I could try and explain how that clip from Step Brothers relates to this show, but that would just be throwing gas on the fire.  Here’s a clip from […]

The post Andrew Holecek, Lucid Dreaming and Yoga |459| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Aug 05, 2020
Bruce Fenton on UFO/ET Contact 780,000 Years Ago |458|
58:58

Bruce Fenton’s shamanic experience sent him looking for scientific proof of ancient alien contact… and he found it. fina photo by: Skeptiko  [Clip 00:00:00 – 00:00:53] That’s a clip from a little Skeptiko movie project episode, kind of experiment that I put together with Bruce Fenton, who you’ll hear from today, and Sean Fahey who […]

The post Bruce Fenton on UFO/ET Contact 780,000 Years Ago |458| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Jul 28, 2020
Jasun Horsley, How Culture Shapers Spin Aleister Crowley |457|
2:16:02

Jasun Horsey has a razor sharp critique of how the occult has become part of our pedocracy culture. photo by: Skeptiko [Clip 00:00:00 – 00:00:09] I have an interview coming up in a minute with Jason Horsley. We talk a lot about the cultural influence of Aleister Crowley. Do you need any more evidence than […]

The post Jasun Horsley, How Culture Shapers Spin Aleister Crowley |457| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Jul 21, 2020
Dr. Jeffery Martin, Can He Transition Our Ego-Centric Culture? |456|
2:37:16

Dr. Jeffery Martin seeks to shift our fundamental sense of well being, and his numbers prove he can. photo by: Skeptiko [Clip 00:00:00 – 00:00:59] That’s Will Smith from The Pursuit of Happiness. Boy, I love that movie. And as far as how it fits, how it connects with today’s very long, but I think […]

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Jul 14, 2020
Charlie Morely, Why His Buddhist Teacher Told Him to Dream Into Hell |455|
1:05:45

Charlie Morely is an expert at lucid dreaming, and he’s gone places most wouldn’t dare to go. photo by: Skeptiko [Clip 00:00:00- 00:00:34] That’s from Inception, a movie that explores a lot of the topics we’re going to be talking about today, in terms of dreaming, lucid dreaming, the extended consciousness realms of dreaming and […]

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Jul 08, 2020
Rick DeLano’s Terrific Quantum Science Film Tainted by Catholic Nonsense |454|
56:20

Rick DeLano’s movie, The End of Quantum Reality makes a strong case against scientific materialism, but then there’s the Catholic thing. photo by: Skeptiko [Clip 00:00:00- 00:00:34] That’s South Park talking about what it’s like to go back to Catholic Church today. It has a connection with today’s interview with Rick DeLano, who has a […]

The post Rick DeLano’s Terrific Quantum Science Film Tainted by Catholic Nonsense |454| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Jun 30, 2020
David Ditchfield’s Near-Death Experience Turned Him Into an Artist and Composer |453|
53:27

David Ditchfield was pulled under a speeding commuter train, but the spiritual encounters of his NDE left him with new artistic gifts. photo by: Skeptiko [Movie clip 00:00:00 – 00:00:43] That’s Shia LeBeouf from the movie Fury, talking about the mixed feelings that come with being “chosen.” I thought it was a good fit for […]

The post David Ditchfield’s Near-Death Experience Turned Him Into an Artist and Composer |453| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Jun 23, 2020
Steve Briggs, Took His MBA to the Himalayan Yogis And Discovered… |452|
1:16:27

Steve Briggs recounts his experiences with Himalayan yogis. photo by: Skeptiko [Clip 00:00:00 – 00:00:18]  [00:00:18] That’s Kronk from The Emperor’s New Groove struggling with whether to do the right thing. It’s a topic we talk about with today’s guest, Himalayan Yogi expert Steve Briggs.   Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:32] Steve, I think you’re down with this, […]

The post Steve Briggs, Took His MBA to the Himalayan Yogis And Discovered… |452| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Jun 17, 2020
Dr. Tom Zinser, Clinical Psychologist on Difference Between Darkness and Evil |451|
1:23:33

Tom Zinser’s clinical psychology practice took a turn when he discovered the difference between darkness and evil. photo by: Skeptiko [Movie clip 00:00:00 – 00:00:23] Nobody plays a deal-making devil better than Al Pacino and no one plays an unsuspecting dupe better than Keanu Reeves. It’s from the movie, The Devil’s Advocate and it fits […]

The post Dr. Tom Zinser, Clinical Psychologist on Difference Between Darkness and Evil |451| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Jun 10, 2020
Chris Knowles, The Descent Into Evil Thinking |450|
1:14:56

Chris Knowles explores the dark side of deep state dabbling with extended consciousness.  photo by: Skeptiko (movie clip) Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:21] That’s Walt from Breaking Bad finally coming to grips with the fact that his discent into evil maybe wasn’t for the altruistic reasons he had told himself. It’s a topic we talk quite a […]

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Jun 02, 2020
Grant Cameron, No Such Thing As Evil ET? |449|
1:35:26

Grant Cameron, believes consciousness comes first when it comes to understanding UFOs/ETs. photo by: Skeptiko (movie clip) That’s Jim Carrey from the movie Bruce Almighty, talking about his problems with separation. It’s a topic we talk quite a bit about with today’s guest UFO researcher, Grant Cameron.  Grant Cameron: [00:00:34] But we go back to […]

The post Grant Cameron, No Such Thing As Evil ET? |449| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

May 19, 2020
Matthew Alper, Have Skeptics Lost Their Edge? |448|
1:02:31

Matthew Alper wrote a best selling selling science book 10 years ago, and hasn’t updated it since. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:00] Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers, and their critics. I’m your host, Alex Tsakiris and today we’re joined by Matthew Alper, who a few […]

The post Matthew Alper, Have Skeptics Lost Their Edge? |448| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

May 12, 2020
Anthony Peake, Is Real Reality Hidden? |447|
1:07:37

Anthony Peake integrates important frontier science into novel theories about reality. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers, and their critics. I’m your host, Alex Tsakiris, and today we welcome Anthony Peake back to Skeptiko to talk about his new and quite amazing […]

The post Anthony Peake, Is Real Reality Hidden? |447| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Apr 29, 2020
Miguel Conner, Gnosticism and the Evil Question |446|
1:06:15

Miguel Conner explains how Gnosticism tackles the evil question. photo by: Skeptiko Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science with leading researchers thinkers and their critics. As the creator and host of Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio, Miguel Conner truly is veteran of a thousand existential deep dives. Through his interviews with nearly all of […]

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Apr 14, 2020
Dr. Rich Grego, Can Academia Handle the Evil Question? |445|
1:23:25

Dr. Richard Grego explores how academic objectivity has hamstrung our understanding of extended consciousness. photo by: Skeptiko Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers in their critics. I’m your host, Alex Tsakiris, and today’s guest is a very interesting guy, he’s a former professional boxer, trained by heavyweight […]

The post Dr. Rich Grego, Can Academia Handle the Evil Question? |445| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Apr 07, 2020
Chris Shelton, Social Science’s Blind Spot Regarding Cults |444|
59:05

Chris Shelton was born into Scientology and can’t understand scholars who don’t see it for the cult it is. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:00] Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers, and their critics. I’m your host, Alex Tsakiris and as you may recall a couple of […]

The post Chis Shelton, Social Science’s Blind Spot Regarding Cults |444| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Mar 31, 2020
John Brisson, Finders Cult or Another Epsteinesque Brownstone Op |443|
2:07:01

John Brisson has new information on the Finders Cult and their connection to gov sponsored sexual blackmail. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:00] Welcome to Skeptiko, where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers, and their critics. I’m your host Alex Tsakiris, and as you know, I’m always impressed by independent researchers […]

The post John Brisson, Finders Cult or Another Epsteinesque Brownstone Op |443| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Mar 10, 2020
Riz Virk, The Simulation Hypothesis Beyond Materialism |442|
1:15:16

Riz Virk, expertise in computer simulation, gaming and AI push the simulation hypothesis beyond materialism. photo by: Skeptiko Hi everyone. I have an interview coming up in a minute with Riz Virk, the author of The Simulation Hypothesis, and a guy who keeps popping up more and more these days in all the right places. […]

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Feb 25, 2020
Anneke Lucas, Recovering From Unimaginable Evil |441|
1:06:20

Anneke Lucas was 6 years old when her mother gave her to a satanic pedophile ring seeking extended consciousness powers. photo by: Skeptiko Hi everybody, I have an interview coming up in just a minute with Anneke Lucas, who I’m still rattled by the story and have been ever since I recorded the interview. Sold […]

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Feb 18, 2020
Russ Dizdar, Are Christians Less Wrong About Ritual Abuse? |440|
1:27:08

Russ Dizdar is ex-law-enforcement and has 30 years of boots-on-the-ground experience with satanic ritual abuse. photo by: Skeptiko I have an interview coming up in a minute with Russ Dizdar. This is going to be a tough one for a lot of folks for a lot of different reasons. Here are some clips.   Russ […]

The post Russ Dizdar, Are Christians Less Wrong About Ritual Abuse? |440| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Feb 11, 2020
Kevin Annett, On the Nature of Evil |439|
1:05:00

Kevin Annett returns to discuss the nature of evil and the extended consciousness realm. photo by: Skeptiko I have an interview coming up with Kevin Annett, it’s actually a second interview, but I had to go back to Kevin and ask a couple more questions about evil. Here are some clips.  Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:12] And […]

The post Kevin Annett, On the Nature of Evil |439| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Feb 04, 2020
Richard Dolan, UFO Disclosure, Toothpaste Out of the Tube? |438|
2:10:09

Richard Dolan on UFO disclosure, good versus bad ET, and the consciousness question. photo by: Skeptiko I have an interview coming up with UFO researcher, Richard Dolan. Here are some clips. Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:06] We met with the guy at the DOD, but he’s a whistleblower. All the information he revealed, well none of it’s […]

The post Richard Dolan, UFO Disclosure, Toothpaste Out of the Tube? |438| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Jan 21, 2020
Dr. Hugh Urban, Scholarly Look At What Many Call Cults |437|
1:15:49

Dr. Hugh Urban brings scholarly rigor to the study of Scientology and Osho, but what about consciousness? photo by: Skeptiko I have an interview coming up in a minute with the very excellent Dr Hugh Urban, Professor of Comparative Religions at Ohio State University and a guy nice enough to put up with my shenanigans. […]

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Jan 14, 2020
Dr. Donald Hoffman, Materialism’s Final Death Blow? |436|
1:48:24

Dr. Donald Hoffman has proposed a rigorous mathematical model of consciousness that leaves materialism out of the equation. photo by: Skeptiko I have an interview coming up in a minute with Dr. Donald Hoffman, who is, well, he’s a really, really smart University of California Irvine professor, known for his work in consciousness and known […]

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Jan 07, 2020
Rev. Michael Dowd, Death-Cult Environmentalist? |435|
1:07:07

Rev. Michael Dowd brings a progressive Christian spin to apocalyptic environmentalism. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko: Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:02] If you’re talking about climate change and you’re talking about doing something about it. Michael Dowd: [00:00:09] No, no, no, no, no, no, no. I don’t talk about doing something about it Alex, […]

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Dec 17, 2019
Lance Mungia, Third Eye Spies, What’s Behind Remote Viewing Disclosure? |434|
1:31:49

Lance Mungia’s Third Eye Spies is a terrific movie, but what’s really behind this new openness about secret remote viewing programs. photo by: Skeptiko I have an interview coming up in a minute with Lance Mungia. He’s the creator of the movie, it’s been out for a little while now, it’s called Third Eye Spies. […]

The post Lance Mungia, Third Eye Spies, What’s Behind Remote Viewing Disclosure? |434| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Dec 03, 2019
Kevin Annett, Whistleblower of an Evil Church |433|
1:27:47

Kevin Annett is a former minster turned whistleblower of a now admitted large-scale conspiracy of church and state. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:06] Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers, and their critics. At this point, most of us are, at least, a little bit tired of […]

The post Kevin Annett, Whistleblower of an Evil Church |433| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Nov 15, 2019
Rob and Trish McGregor On Synchronicity and ET |432|
1:25:21

Rob and Trish McGregor have explored the sciency side of the paranormal for 30 years and authored more than 100 books. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:06] Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics. I’m your host Alex Tsakiris, and you know, I’ve taken to […]

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Nov 05, 2019
Dr. John Fischer, Another Philosopher Tries to Debunk NDEs |431|
51:58

Dr. John Fischer thinks philosophy is the key to debunking near death experience science. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:06] Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics. I’m your host Alex Tsakiris and during the many years I’ve done this show I’ve never had someone […]

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Oct 22, 2019
Kathy Mingo, Are Auras Real? |430|
1:06:37

Kathy Mingo gives a demonstration of aura healing and how it can lead to mediumship. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:06] Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics. I’m your host Alex Tsakiris and as many of you know, one of the goals of this […]

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Oct 15, 2019
Bruce Fenton, A Better Human Origin Story |429|
1:37:25

Bruce Fenton uses solid science to back up his remarkable conclusions about the origin of humans. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:00] Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics. I’m your host Alex Tsakiris and I have an interview coming up in a minute with […]

The post Bruce Fenton, A Better Human Origin Story |429| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Oct 01, 2019
Richard Cox, is 9/11 Deeply Spiritual? |428|
1:21:35

Richard Cox gives us a deep dive into the spirituality of 9/11, schizophrenia and suicide. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:00] Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics. I’m your host Alex Tsakiris, and I’m really excited about today’s show, because I’m not just a […]

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Sep 24, 2019
Claire Broad, Psychic Mediumship and Science |427|
1:21:43

Claire Broad believes she’s learned what the dead are trying to teach us. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:06] Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics. I’m your host Alex Tsakiris and I have to admit that I’m always a little bit nervous before I […]

The post Claire Broad, Psychic Mediumship and Science |427| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Sep 17, 2019
David Mathisen, Do Ancient Star Myths Tell the Same Story? |426|
1:53:17

David Mathisen has compelling evidence of a worldwide system of ancient knowledge in the stars. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:06] Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science with leading researchers, thinkers and of course their critics. One thing that especially fascinates me is things hidden in plain sight, things that are not obvious […]

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Sep 10, 2019
Sean Webb, Understanding Consciousness Can Lead to Happiness |425|
1:44:40

Sean Webb believes he’s cracked the happiness code with neuroscience and consciousness research. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:06] Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics. As you all know by now, we cover a lot of different topics on Skeptiko, but it seems like […]

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Sep 03, 2019
Debra Diamond Brings Wall Street Smarts to NDEs, and Mediumship |424|
1:20:50

Debra Diamond was an elite Wall Street analyst before discovering her ability to talk with the dead and dying. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:00] Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics. I’m your host Alex Tsakiris. We all know that psychic mediums seem to […]

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Aug 28, 2019
Mary Rodwell’s 3,000 Cases Suggest Ongoing Genetic Manipulation |423|
1:15:56

Mary Rodwell is a trained therapist who’s 3,000+ cases suggest an ongoing genetic manipulation experiment. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:00] Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics. I’m your host Alex Tsakiris. Now, today I know is going to be a tough show for […]

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Aug 13, 2019
Dr. Gregory Shushan, Making the Case For Cross-Cultural NDEs |422|
1:23:20

  Dr. Gregory Shushan’s research into near-death experience across cultures rankles skeptics and believers.   photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics. Now, most of us at this point accept that near-death experience science provides a unique way for serious […]

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Aug 06, 2019
Courtney Brown, The Future of Scientific Remote Viewing |421|
1:38:32

  Courtney Brown talks about where remote viewing has been and where it’s headed.   photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: … we are in the middle of disclosure. I mean the New York Times is coming out and saying, “Oh, yeah, there really are UFO videos released by the Department of Defense,” and then, you […]

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Jul 30, 2019
Mark Gober, Dispelling Upside Down Thinking in Favor of Extended Consciousness |420|
53:37

  Mark Gober went from investment banking to writing a book that dives deep into consciousness anomalies.   photo by: Skeptiko   Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Mark Gober to Skeptiko. Mark is a successful Silicon Valley venture capitalist and strategist turned author. He has a terrific book, An End to Upside Down Thinking, which is certainly right […]

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Jul 23, 2019
Dr. Robert Davis, What Peak Experiences Reveal About Consciousness |419|
53:37

Dr. Robert Davis’ research into peak experiences reveals multiple paths to extended consciousness realms. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Dr Robert Davis to Skeptiko. Bob is an internationally recognized expert in the field of sensory neuroscience. I was just browsing his curriculum vitae before we talked here and way beyond my comprehension, but I have to take it for what it’s worth. […]

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Jul 16, 2019
Joshua Cutchin, From Bigfoot to Extended Consciousness |418|
44:41

Joshua Cutchin’s massive collection of Bigfoot cases points to an extended consciousness phenomenon. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome the fantastic Joshua Cutchin to Skeptiko. Josh is a really remarkable researcher and author known for his insanely well-researched books, I’ve thrown a few of them up there on the screen, and on his just vast knowledge of all aspects of the paranormal. […]

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Jul 09, 2019
Dr. Diana Walsh Pasulka, American Cosmic’s Breakaway Civilization |417|
1:04:47

Dr. Diana Walsh Pasulka’s stellar academic background didn’t prepare her for Silicon Valley’s billionaires and their breakaway civilization. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome. Dr. Diana Walsh Pasulka to Skeptiko. In 2012 today’s guest was at a high point in her career, a well-respected Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North […]

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Jul 02, 2019
Alexis Brooks, The Intersection of Consciousness and UFO Journalism |416|
1:15:24

Alexis Brooks interviews on extended consciousness and UFOs, and goes where mainstream media can’t. photo by: Skeptiko  

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Jun 25, 2019
Mark Vernon, Christianity and the Evolution of Consciousness |415|
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Author, scholar and psychotherapist Mark Vernon traces the evolution of consciousness. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today, I’m delighted to welcome Mark Vernon back to Skeptiko. He’s got a new book coming out in a couple months, A Secret History of Christianity and he was nice enough to send me a review copy of the […]

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Jun 18, 2019
Alex Tsakiris, Four Questions About the Future of Skeptiko |414|
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Alex poses four questions about our relationship to extended consciousness realms and discusses the future of Skeptiko. photo by: Skeptiko What’s this war in the heart of nature? That’s the extraordinary Jim Caviezel. Why does nature vie with itself? The land contend with the sea? From the extraordinary movie, The Thin Red Line. Is there […]

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Jun 11, 2019
David Sunfellow, Can the Scientific Study of NDEs Reveal the Purpose of Life? |413|
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David Sunfellow’s decades of study on near death experiences has led him to some clear-cut conclusions about the purpose of life. photo by: Skeptiko Satan: Fallen one, I am Satan, I am your god now. There is no escape. That of course is Kenny from South Park on his trip through hell. Satan: Feel the […]

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Jun 04, 2019
Rey Hernandez, Scientific Study of ET Contact and the Paranormal |412|
1:36:33

Rey Hernandez’s contact with non-human intelligence has led to the most comprehensive scientific study of extended consciousness experiences and the paranormal. photo by: Skeptiko [clip from Project Blue Book] Crazy about that saucer, eh? The whole town’s on edge about it. Everyone that comes in here, that’s all they want to talk about. Well, you can […]

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May 28, 2019
Dr. Brian Hayden, Anthropology of Power and Evil |411|
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Anthropologist Dr. Brian Hayden traces the long history of using supernatural claims to grab power. photo by: Skeptiko   Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, you have been witness to the unspeakable horrors of the defendant’s heinous crimes. That’s a clip from the new Netflix movie about Ted Bundy. For years I’ve carried this guilt […]

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May 21, 2019
Sarah Westall, Trafficking/Blackmail Cycle of Evil |410|
1:06:11

Investigative reporter Sarah Westall dives deep into the the insidious cycle of human trafficking, prostitution and human compromise. photo by: Skeptiko (clip from the Sopranos) Forget it, this game is not for you. No, it’s just, you know, I was thinking it would be a kick. Davey, you’re a nice guy, I like you, okay? […]

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May 14, 2019
Dr. Philip Goff, Will Academia Get Beyond Materialism? |409|
1:00:03

Dr. Philip Goff is a philosophy professor who dares to challenge biological-robot-meaningless-universe party line. photo by: Skeptiko (clip from Dr. Strange) I spent my last dollar getting here you’re talking to me about healing through belief… You’re a man looking at the world through a keyhole and you spent your whole life trying to widen […]

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May 07, 2019
Alex Tsakiris and Tom Jump Debate Near Death Experience Science |408|
1:01:02

Self-described materialist-atheist, Tom Jump debates near-death experience science. photo by: Skeptiko   stop humming that song that’s Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg from the movie, The Other Guys could you not smile like that… now you’re asking me to mask my emotions because of how it makes you feel and that I will not… stop […]

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Apr 23, 2019
Robert Forte, The Softer Side of CIA Psychedelic Mind Control |407|
1:44:26

Robert Forte has lived at the center of the psychedelics/entheogens/mind control revolution. photo by: Skeptiko Do you know where you are, right now? I’m in a drug trial. What do you think is wrong with you? I’m sick. That I don’t matter. That’s Emma Stone and Jonah Hill participating in a futuristic drug experiment in […]

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Apr 09, 2019
Dr. Jeffery Martin, The Finders Course Works, Sorry Haters |406|
1:55:28

Dr. Jeffery Martin thinks he has cracked the code to well-being — an impressive list of researchers agree. photo by: Skeptiko Intro Meow. What a bitch, am I right? That’s James Franco from the movie The Interview. No, you’re not right. He’s not being a bitch. He’s completely right. He’s motherfucking peanut butter and jealous. […]

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Mar 26, 2019
Gordon White, Is Magic Outdated Tech? |405|
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Gordon White of Rune Soup returns to talk Magic, ET and neo-liberal social engineering? photo by: Skeptiko I’m not much of a sci-fi fan. David (from the movie Prometheus): Am I interrupting, I thought you might be running low? But maybe I should be more of one. Charlie Holloway: Pour yourself a glass pal. David: […]

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Mar 12, 2019
Bryan & Anthony, Seventh Day Adventists… Kinda |404|
1:03:20

Bryan and Anthony from the Badventist podcast, can Christians access extended consciousness? photo by: Skeptiko Sometimes people say to me, “Pastor Jeff, how do you know there’s a God?” and I say, “It’s simple math. God either exists or he doesn’t.” So, let’s be cynical, worst-case scenario, there’s a 50/50 chance, and I like those […]

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Mar 05, 2019
Kevin Day, Navy UFO Contact After-Effects |403|
1:00:26

Kevin Day, was a TOPGUN Navy Air Controller when he was thrust into one of the biggest UFO events in history. photo by: Skeptiko Sunday, November 14th, 2004, morning. The Nimitz deck crews busy launching F/A-18F Super Hornets helicopters and E-2 Hawkeye electronic warfare planes. The mission – simulated air defense… That’s a clip from […]

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Feb 19, 2019
Dr. Chris White Optimistic About Science Spirituality Crossover |402|
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Dr. Christopher White traces multidimensional science concepts through spiritual thinking. photo by: Skeptiko I keep having these vivid dreams like thinking weird things. What sorts of things? If you’re watching any popular TV shows or movies about the future of technology, like this clip from Netflix is Black Mirror, you know the future. Your fate […]

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Feb 12, 2019
Conner Habib, Progressives Disconnect From Spirituality |401|
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Conner Habib is a sex workers’ rights advocate with a rigorously intellectual take on spirituality. photo by: Skeptiko Charlie Chaplin, The Great Emperor: “I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible. We all want to help one […]

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Feb 05, 2019
Robert Schwartz, Are Past Life Regressions Scientific? |400|
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Robert Schwartz is a hypnotherapist who believes patients can discover their pre-life plan. photo by: Skeptiko … scientists tell us that the giant tsunami wave that devastated Southeast Asia in 2004 wasn’t as big as we usually imagine. It’s not that they got hit by a 20-foot-tall wave, as depicted here in the 2012 movie, […]

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Jan 29, 2019
Ed Opperman, Trump, Epstein, Why Beliefs Don’t Change |399|
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Ed Opperman is a private investigator turned podcaster who changed my beliefs, but not his own. photo by: Skeptiko … today’s show is about changing your mind changing, your beliefs, but as often happens on these shows it turned into a something else. I mean, how else can you explain how I could go from […]

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Jan 22, 2019
Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|
1:04:03

Marisa Ryan has undergone rigorous testing of her skills as a medium, so what does she know about the big stuff? photo by: Skeptiko …On this episode you’re going to hear from a medium who is really really good. I say that because she’s been tested by somebody I rely on in terms of after-death […]

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Jan 08, 2019
Steve Briggs, Meditation and Indian Yogis Lead to ET |397|
Dec 21, 2018
Mark Booth, Secret History Includes Angels and Demons |396|

Mark Booth’s view of our secret history looks way beyond churchy Christianity. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Mark Booth to Skeptiko. Mark is probably best known as the author of The Secret History of the World, an international bestseller from 2008, that really changed the way we think and talk about esoteric […]

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Dec 11, 2018
Jan Van Ysslestyne, Why Shamans Don’t Do iPhones |395|

Jan Van Ysslestyne is the foremost expert on  classical shamanism of the Ulichi. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Jan van Ysslestyne to Skeptiko. Jan has written a very impressive new book titled Spirits from the Edge of the World and she’s here to join me in a conversation about shamanism and all […]

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Nov 27, 2018
John Brisson, Fix Your Gut Health and Slide-rule Science |394|
Nov 13, 2018
Evan Carmichael, Entrepreneurship and Truth-seeking |393|

Evan Carmichael has channeled his success into a passion for helping entrepreneurs. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Evan Carmichael to Skeptiko. Evan is a successful entrepreneur who’s channeled his own success into a passion for helping others succeed in reaching their potential. He’s created an enormously successful YouTube channel and two excellent […]

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Oct 26, 2018
Jasun Horsley, Socio-Spiritual Engineering |392|

Jasun Horsley examines the intersection of social engineering and spirituality. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Jasun Horsley to Skeptiko. Jasun is the author of several books, including, Prisoner of Infinity (Prisoner of Infinity: Social Engineering, UFOs, and the Psychology of Fragmentation). He’s also the creator of the extremely interesting AUTICULTURE blog and […]

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Oct 16, 2018
Tim Freke & Richard Cox, UFOs, 9-11, Climate And Truth |391|

Tim Freke and Richard Cox join me for a freewheeling talk about stuff they usually don’t discuss. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Tim Freke and Richard Cox back to Skeptiko for what I hope will be entertaining freewheeling dialogue about all sorts of stuff that I’ve cooked up. Tim Freke is, of course, a […]

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Oct 02, 2018
Al Borealis – Part 2 – Technology and Consciousness |390|

Al From Forum Borealis joins me for a  conversation about technology and consciousness. photo by: Skeptiko (machine generated transcript… very hit or miss :)) 0:00 – 0:07 on this episode of Skeptiko oh I think 0:03 – 0:10 the shaman thing may be wrong they may 0:07 – 0:15 be looking at a very underdeveloped 0:10 […]

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Sep 25, 2018
Al Borealis Created a Podcast That Dives Deep Into Topics That Matter |389|

Forum Borealis is a podcast unafraid to tackle the big picture questions of life, consciousness and conspiracy. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Al Borealis to Skeptiko. Borealis isn’t his real name but that’s part of the stealthy imagine that he’s created. Al is the creator and host of the very excellent Forum […]

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Sep 18, 2018
Dr. Donald DeGracia, NIH Medical Scientist Talks Yoga and Consciousness |388|

Dr. Donald DeGracia, breakthroughs in cell research and a deep understand of the yoga/consciousness link. photo by: Skeptiko I have an interview coming up in just a minute with Dr. Donald DeGracia from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Don is a brilliant guy. His details of his day job are way over my head as […]

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Sep 04, 2018
Mike Clelland, Owls and Extended Consciousness |387|

Mike Clelland has forever changed how we think about owls, ET and extended consciousness. photo by: Skeptiko I have an interview coming up with Mike Clelland. If you don’t recognize the name, but you’ve heard about this thing with UFOs and owls – that’s Mike. He’s written a couple of great books on this topic […]

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Aug 21, 2018
Did Jesus Exist? Joseph Atwill Vs. Steven Crowder |386|

YouTube’s Steven Crowder asked, Did Jesus Exist? Joseph Atwill answers. photo by: Skeptiko Today we welcome Joseph Atwill back to Skeptiko. Joe is the author of Caesar’s Messiah, he’s been on this show before, but I invited him back because I ran across this very popular video that asked the question, Did Jesus Exist? The […]

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Aug 07, 2018
Jason Louv, A Strange Mix of Scientism and Magick |385|
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Jason Louv has a reputation as a chaos magician, but he’s down with materialistic science-as-we-know-it? photo by: Skeptiko I have an interview coming up in a minute with this guy, Jason Louv about his new book on John Dee and I wanted to give you heads-up because this is, as far as I can remember, the […]

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Jul 24, 2018
Jeff Riddle, Transcend Experience, Always in the Middle |384|

Jeff Riddle has created a new style of podcasting aimed at creating lasting change. photo by: Skeptiko We’re Always in the Middle. Jeff Riddle: I’ve talked about this before, that “we’re in the middle”…  in 400 years people in the future are going to look at us and just think how stupid and silly we […]

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Jul 10, 2018
Dr. Jack Hunter, Anthropology, Animism, Panpsychism and What’s Next|383|

Dr. Jack Hunter has blazed a new trail called paranthropology, but that’s just the start of his paradigm busting. photo by: Skeptiko Jack Hunter: It’s kind of like murky territory. I know that Gordon [White of Rune Soup], for example doesn’t like the idea of panpsychism and he, like you, was talking about panpsychism is kind […]

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Jun 26, 2018
Dr. Mariana Caplan – Does Yoga Work? |382|

Dr. Mariana Caplan think yoga is just what psychology and psychotherapy needs. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics. My guest today is Mariana Caplan, who has a new book, Yoga & Psyche. Mariana, welcome. Thanks so much for joining me. Mariana Caplan: It’s […]

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Jun 12, 2018
Chris Knowles of Secret Sun on the Met Gala Psyop |381|

Chris Knowles spots pop culture deception in phony celebrities and the Catholic church. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome the very excellent host of The Secret Sun blog and the author of such books as, Our Gods Wear Spandex, The Secret History of Rock ‘n’ Roll and The Complete X-Files. If you’re watching […]

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May 29, 2018
Phillip J. Watt, on Tony Robbins, Chaos Magic, and Backdoor Materialism |380|

Phil Watt seeks a deeper spiritual truth that embraces life, but doesn’t ignore conspiracy culture. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Phillip J. Watt to Skeptiko. Phil is a fellow podcaster — which is always fun for me — he’s also quite a spiritual seeker, a former social worker, an out-of-body traveler, a […]

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May 15, 2018
Dr. Michael Shermer on Near-Death Experience Science |379|

Dr. Michael Shermer isn’t swayed by near death experience science, but has he read the literature? photo by: Skeptiko Today we welcome Dr. Michael Shermer back to Skeptiko. Dr. Shermer is a bestselling author and creator of Skeptic Magazine. His latest book on consciousness and the afterlife is, Heavens on Earth: Alex Tsakiris: A couple of years ago I interviewed […]

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May 01, 2018
Bernardo Kastrup, Mainstreaming Controversial Philosophy of Mind Theories |378|

Dr. Bernardo Kastrup on the growing acceptance of his controversial theories of consciousness. photo by: Skeptiko Today we welcome Dr. Bernardo Kastrup back to Skeptiko. Bernardo is the author of several books on consciousness and has created quite a stir with his recent articles in Scientific American: Alex Tsakiris: These people will be recognized by people […]

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Apr 18, 2018
Dr. Dean Radin Brings Real Magic to the Psi Lab |377|

Dr. Dean Radin’s interest in psi phenomena is leading him to scientifically investigate magical practices. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Dr. Dean Radin back to Skeptiko. Dean is, of course, Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, as well as a bestselling, award-winning author.  Dean is truly a scientist, as most of you […]

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Apr 03, 2018
Dr. Rupert Sheldrake Brings Science to Spiritual Practices |376|

Dr. Rupert Sheldrake finds scientific support for benefits of spiritual practices. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today I’m so happy to welcome back Dr. Rupert Sheldrake to Skeptiko. Dr. Sheldrake who has, not only appeared on Skeptiko several times over the years, but through his encouragement and guidance was really instrumental in the creation of this show, […]

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Mar 20, 2018
Meryl and Beau From Campfire Sht Show |375|

Meryl Klemow and Beau Hufford  join me in studio to talk about their new podcast, Campfire Sht Show. photo by: Skeptiko (Meryl Klemow and Beau Hufford are heard cutting it up off-mic)… That’s Meryl and Beau from the Campfire Shit Show and you’ll hear a lot more about them, and you may come to understand what […]

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Mar 13, 2018
Dr. Penny Sartori, Are NDEs All Light and Love? |374|

Dr. Penny Sartori is a front line near-death experience researcher. Her conclusion — it’s about light and love… well mostly. photo by: Skeptiko I have an interview coming up in a minute with the very excellent Dr. Penny Sartori, about her new book, The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences. I’ve covered near-death experiences a lot and […]

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Mar 06, 2018
Dr. John Alexander, Warrior Monk — Reality Denied |373|

Dr./Colonel John Alexander has seen a lot that can’t be dismissed or explained… but is he willing to admit UFOs are real? photo by: Skeptiko Today we welcome Dr. John Alexander to Skeptiko to talk about his new book, Reality Denied: Firsthand Experiences with Things that Can’t Happen – But Did. Dr. Alexander is a […]

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Feb 20, 2018
Michael Tsarion on Race, Jordan Peterson, and Why Conspiracy Work is Spiritual Work |372|

Michael Tsarion’s books ask tough questions about our occulted history and its impact on modern culture. photo by: Skeptiko What do you think about race? And what does it have to do with the extended consciousness stuff I’m always talking about? (clip from the movie, Get Out) Hey Chris, I want to introduce you to […]

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Feb 06, 2018
Dr. Julie Beischel Clearing Up Myths About Mediums |371|

Dr. Dr. Julie Beischel has become the preeminent researcher of mediumship and after death communication. photo by: Skeptiko We’ve come along way toward gaining a scientific understanding of after death communication, mainly thanks to the work of one researcher, Dr. Juile Beischel. Julie returns to Skeptiko to talk about her latest work at the Windbridge Institute. Dr. […]

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Jan 23, 2018
Greg Mallozzi’s New Film About Andrija Puharich |370|

Dr. Andrija Puharich researched ESP and psychedelics, brought Uri Geller to the USA, and held seances with aliens… all while working for the deep state. photo by: Skeptiko (clip from the movie Altered Minds…) MKUltra… (disturbing music)… No matter how deep you dig, the only thing you’ll find is more lies… (disturbing music) I’m not the monster in the […]

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Jan 09, 2018
Dr. Jeffrey Kripal Explores the Erotic in the Mystical & Religious |369|

Dr. Jeffrey Kripal’s new book connects his interests in the paranormal and erotic elements of mystical religion.   photo by: Skeptiko (Indian music plays on bus as tour operator speaks) Alright, so welcome to Tantra Tour: The Heart of India. That’s tantra guru, Laurie Handlers from the film, Tantric Tourists. She’s telling her brave band of […]

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Dec 27, 2017
Finnish Mystic’s Visions of Afterlife Match NDE Research |368|
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Dr. Antti Savinainen’s new book on the Finnish Mystic, Pekka Ervast adds to our understanding of the afterlife. photo by: Skeptiko (scary music and sounds from  Jacob’s Ladder) Where do you go when you die? Actor, Tim Robbins got a glimpse in this cult classic, Jacob’s Ladder. And I guess that’s how it is with […]

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Dec 12, 2017
Stanton Friedman on Jacques Vallee and UFOs/Consciousness |367|

UFO Researcher Stanton Friedman on Jacques Vallee and alien consciousness technology. photo by: Skeptiko (Mark Zuckerberg, CEO Facebook) Now, when we talk about augmented reality, there are three important use cases that we think about… That’s Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, spreading Facebook’s Brave-New-World-Gospel re the merging of consciousness and computing. He’s actually taking his foot off […]

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Nov 28, 2017
Gordon White, Will Magic Kill Parapsychology? |366|

Chaos magician and author Gordon White on the blurring of parapsychology and magic. photo by: Skeptiko Nobody does magic quite like Disney. The sciency wizard, the wand, the spells, it’s all burned into our collective consciousness, along with the idea that it’s all silly nonsense, but hey, what about this… (Dr. Dean Radin on RuneSoup) Sorry, […]

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Nov 14, 2017
Christopher Knowles, Are Occult Symbols Present in Science? |365|

Christopher Knowles finds occult symbolism in pop culture and science impossible to ignore. photo by: Skeptiko (News announcer) When you celebrate science, perhaps it’s best to not get carried away. The inauguration ceremony included some, how shall we put it, original choreography. It was quite bizarre… do you associate this kind of dancing with the inauguration of a […]

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Oct 31, 2017
Joseph Atwill, Why is the Deep State Interested in Psychedelics? |364|

Joe Atwill cautions against the resurging interest in psychedelics and entheogens. photo by: Skeptiko (audio 1979 news report) In their never ending search for the miracle weapons, CIA operatives searched here, in the remote mountain areas of Southern Mexico, for what, up until then, had been considered a myth; magic mushrooms. The clip you’re listening to is […]

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Oct 17, 2017
Brian Dunning, Is the “Skeptical Thing” Over? |363|

Brian Dunning hosts a popular skeptical podcast, but is the “skeptical community” being pushed to the fringe. photo by: Skeptiko (audio from James Rani’s 2013 Amazing Meeting) Welcome back everybody. Moving right along, as they say, get your seats, get your seats. This is going to be a killer panel, I’m so excited to listen to […]

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Oct 03, 2017
Dr. Henry Bauer, Why We Shouldn’t Trust Science |362|

Dr. Henry Bauer explains how market forces have led to the corruption of science.  photo by: Skeptiko Kyrie Irving, is an amazing basketball player, who made quite a stir earlier this year regarding the flat earth theory. Ben Nichols, this is a shout out to you. He came to us with this super conspiracy theory, […]

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Sep 26, 2017
What Happened at the 2017 IONS Conference |361|

Johnny Verive reports on the 2017 IONS conference.  photo by: Skeptiko …And that is why the Institute of Noetic Sciences is so focused on bringing together science, observations, hypothesis, measurements… I have a lot of respect for the Institute of Noetic Sciences. That’s Cassandra Vieten, the current president of IONS, talking at their annual conference. […]

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Sep 19, 2017
Cody Noconi, Can Entheogens Lead to Deep Spirituality? |360|

Cody Noconi of the Psilly Rabbits Podcast on whether entheogens and psychedelics lead to deep spirituality.  photo by: Skeptiko [Joe Rogan] My first DMT experience changed everything I thought about the world. The Joe Rogan podcast you’re listening to is hugely popular… [Graham Hancock] So that’s the aliens, an utterly alien realm, filled with alien […]

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Sep 12, 2017
Dr. Jacques Vallée’s Diaries Reveal What Most Scientists Still Deny |359|

Dr. Jacques Vallée’s 40 years of diary entries disclose a large body of science that’s been intentionally hidden.  photo by: Skeptiko Dr. Jacques Vallée is an almost mythical figure among those interested in UFOs. (movie clip from Close Encounters of the Third Kind) Who are you people? Please, one more question. Have you recently had […]

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Aug 29, 2017
Robbie Graham Busts the UFO Paradigm |358|

Robbie Graham and Robert Brandstetter challenge us to look beyond UFOs, extraterrestrials and disclosure.  photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Robbie Graham:  I would be surprised if there were not an extraterrestrial component to the UFO phenomenon. But again, I would be very surprised if the extraterrestrial hypothesis could be proved to be a […]

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Aug 22, 2017
Pizzagate. Plus, Ex-FBI Undercover Agent Bob Hamer |357|

What Pizzagate reveals about evil. Plus, an ex-FBI agent tells what he learned about sex crimes against children. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris: One of the great things about Pizzagate is that it really cuts through a lot of the ambiguity with regard to the the “evil question”, because sex […]

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Aug 08, 2017
David Fitzgerald Spots Christian Myths, Misses Atheist Myths |356|

Atheist David Fitzgerald seeks to dispel Christian myths. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… David Fitzgerald: Whether you’re talking about Islamic fundamentalists or Christian fundamentalists or Libertarian fundamentalists, they all have a lot of the same structures. Alex Tsakiris: Well that’s because they’re all based on these cultish principles. David Fitzgerald: Exactly. Alex Tsakiris: […]

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Jul 25, 2017
Tim Freke on the Science of Evolving Souls |355|

Philosopher Tim Freke’s, Soul Story offers a worldview beyond science and religion. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris: …you’re talking about a deep evolution, a spiritual evolution, and I get that, I just don’t know that we can connect it with the dorky, neo-Darwinistic bullshit that we’ve been fed… Tim Freke: […]

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Jul 11, 2017
Joe Atwill Takes on Covert Culture Shapers |354|

Joe Atwill has a deep state, pro-Roman view of the Bible. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris: There’s a famous quote about truth passing through three stages: first it’s ridiculed, second it’s violently opposed, and third, it’s accepted as being self-evident. And I’m reading your critics, these scathing criticisms of your […]

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Jun 27, 2017
Dr. Karen Jaenke, Consciousness Studies and Politics |353|

Dr. Karen Jaenke discusses her approach to Consciousness Studies at JFK University. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris: I want to read this next question, so folks don’t think I’m sandbagging you. The question I wrote: “Are your students rioting against the university’s secular humanists, demanding recognition of soul and spirit? Are […]

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Jun 20, 2017
Jay Dyer, What’s the Endgame for Atheists? |352|

Jay Dyer looks at what lies behind scientism and atheism. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris: If you go to the website [Edinburgh Secret Society] there’s this big picture, prominently displayed, of this guy completely outfitted in this satanic kind of thing, right? So it’s like, “Hey man, it’s cool, we’re all […]

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Jun 06, 2017
Dr. Jerry Brown, Academic Rigor to Psychedelic Jesus Theory |351|

Dr. Jerry Brown believes he’s found new evidence of psychedelics in early Christian art. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris: Wait a minute, I’ve heard you say this before; do you think for a second that this idea of recasting Jesus from this born of a virgin, son of God, God on earth […]

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May 30, 2017
Beverly Gilmour, 100s of NDE and a New Insight About Consciousness |350|

Beverly Gilmour has a rare medical condition that has caused her to experience 100s of NDEs. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris: We’ve established [the medical part of your experience], tell us about the spiritual phenomenon… Beverley Gilmour: If you said, “Why have you been having them?” I’d say it’s about our evolution; it’s […]

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May 23, 2017
Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove, The Long-Term Future of Parapsychology |349|

Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove has a unique vantage point for evaluating the future of parapschology and psi research. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove: In many ways philosophers are pointing out that there’s a conceptional error there and that has to do with confusing technology with science. Technology has been so successful […]

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May 16, 2017
Lisa Smartt, Linguist Explores What We Say Nearing Death |348|

Lisa Smartt examines what our final words tell us about consciousness and the afterlife. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris: One of the things that surprised me is the playfulness of [these final words]…  “Hey, I’m going to Las Vegas. Hey, we need a fourth for the golf tournament.” What the […]

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May 10, 2017
Joy Lin, From Engineer to Spirit Medium |347|

Joy Lin didn’t go looking for spirit communication, but when they came she answered. photo by: Skeptiko Welcome to Skeptiko, where we explore controversial science and spirituality, with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics. I’m your host Alex Tsakiris and on today’s episode, mediumistic, healer, channeler, communicator, and life-coach Joy Lin is joining me. Now, […]

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May 02, 2017
Emma Restall Orr, It Took a Druid to Demolish Scientific Materialism |346|

Emma Restall Orr believes animism is more logical and coherent than scientific materialism — she may be right. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Emma Restall Orr: …that’s the sadness about so much of science, because it’s taken us from where Christianity, and in our British culture Christianity was so thick — and it laid in […]

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Apr 18, 2017
Renay Oshop, Peer Reviewed Science Comes to Astrology |345|

Renay Oshop, uses big data, AI and advanced statistics to challenge what science thinks it knows about astrology. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Renay Oshop: We decided to just grab a screenshot of the top 1000 people who have [the highest] Twitter follower numbers, people like Justin Bieber… he had the most Twitter […]

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Apr 04, 2017
Michael Cocks, Afterlife Teaching From Stephen the Martyr |344|

Michael Cocks, has been an Anglican Priest for 60 years, so what’s he doing talking to channeled spirits? photo by: Skeptiko Welcome to Skeptiko, where we explore controversial science and spirituality, with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics. I’ve been wanting to do a show about channeling for quite some time because between this crazy […]

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Mar 28, 2017
Daniel Pinchbeck, How Soon is Now, Heavy-Handed Climate Apocalypse Stuff |343|

Daniel Pinchbeck, was a pioneer in exploring consciousness, but now he’s sure the world will end if we don’t trade carbon credits. photo by: Climate change collage Welcome to Skeptiko, where we explore controversial science and spirituality, with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics. Today’s guest definitely fits in that category. Daniel Pinchbeck is a […]

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Mar 21, 2017
Leslie Kean, Investigative Journalist Tackles Survival After Death |342|

Leslie Kean made headlines investigating UFOs, now she taking on NDEs, mediums, and after death communication. photo by: Tatiana Daubek Today we welcome Leslie Kean to Skeptiko. Leslie is an investigative journalist with a long long list of credits from many major news outlets, but you may also know her from 2010 NYT bestseller, UFOs: Generals, Pilots and […]

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Mar 14, 2017
Ex-Stargate Head, Ed May, Unyielding Re Materialism, Slams Dean Radin |341|

Dr. Ed May ran the U.S. Stargate psychic spying program for 10 years, but as a materialist, rejects psychic woo. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris:  [Dr. Dean Radin] was the first guy to say, “…let’s see if a meditator can affect that photon beam within a double-slit experiment,” and again, an astounding […]

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Feb 28, 2017
Jim Marrs is not a Scientologist |340|
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Jim Marrs is a top-notch investigative journalist, so what’s he doing promoting L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth? photo by: Galaxy Press On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris: There are a lot of people scratching their heads saying, “What the heck is Jim Marrs doing getting in bed with those Scientologists?” Jim Marrs: I am not a […]

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Feb 14, 2017
Skeptiko Roundtable with Seriah and Joshua from WhereDidTheRoadGo |339|

Seriah Azkath and  Joshua Cutchin explore all manner of paranormal phenomena in a very sharp, insightful way.  photo by: WhereDidTheRoadGo Alex Tsakiris: As those of you listening probably know by now, I am a fan of podcasting, as well as being a podcaster, and when I find a show I like, I feel obligated to […]

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Feb 07, 2017
Miguel Conner on why Gnosticism more relevant than ever |338|
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For 10 years Miguel Conner has been a leading voice for Gnosticism, so why the sudden interest in his ideas? photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Miguel Conner to Skeptiko. Miguel is the creator of Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio, an entertaining and influential podcast that’s become part of this resurging interest in Gnosticism that […]

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Jan 17, 2017
David Mathisen is changing the way we think about Hercules |337|

David Mathisen has discovered an ancient, language told through the constellations of the night’s sky. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome David Mathisen to Skeptiko. David is the author of Star Myths of the World, Volume One, Two and Three, along with several other books we might talk about. But those Star Myths books […]

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Jan 03, 2017
Robert Bonomo on how 9-11 Truthers defeated Hillary |336|
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Robert Bonomo is a Gnostic 9-11 Truther who reads Tarot and writes for “deplorable” websites — my kind of alt-media journalist. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today’s guest is a blogger, novelist, a anarcho-capitalist—we’ll have to ask him about that one— and a part-time Tarot reader with a Gnostic bent… sounds like a great Skeptiko guest already, […]

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Dec 21, 2016
Dr. Dana Sawyer’s Biography of Spiritual Giant Huston Smith |335|
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Dr. Dana Sawyer’s career studying religion and transcendence made him the perfect biographer of Huston Smith.  photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Dr. Dana Sawyer to Skeptiko. Dana is a professor of religion and philosophy at the Maine College of Art and the author of Huston Smith: Wisdomkeeper: Living the World’s Religions: The Authorized Biography of a […]

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Dec 06, 2016
Suzanne Giesemann’s medium readings provide evidence of love and guidance |334|
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Suzanne Giesemann traded a career in the Navy for a life as a psychic medium.  photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Suzanne Giesemann to Skeptiko. Suzanne is a retired U.S. Navy Commander turned — get ready for this — evidential medium, and apparently, she’s quite good at being a medium. Her work has been praised […]

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Nov 22, 2016
Gordon White, Pieces of Eight: Part 2, Aleister Crowley, Opposite Day |333|
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Gordon White wrestles looks at morality from a Magical perspective. photo by: Skeptiko Gordon White’s new book Pieces of Eight: Chaos Magic Essays and Enchantments stirred up a lot of questions that I posed in part 1; now here are the answers: Alex Tsakiris: …for example, the evidence from the near death experience science that I’m so fond […]

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Nov 09, 2016
Gordon White, Pieces of Eight: Part 1, Christianity’s Shadow |332|
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Gordon White’s new book challenges our understanding of Chaos Magic and religion. photo by: Skeptiko Gordon White’s new book Pieces of Eight: Chaos Magic Essays and Enchantments stirred up a lot of questions for me. Gordon not only tackles materialism, panpsychism, idealism and animism (his preferred harbor in the storm), but also the role Chaos Magic might […]

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Nov 01, 2016
This acclaimed scientist gives a friendlier face to atheistic neuroscience |331|
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Neuroscientist, Professor George Paxinos defends atheists who love life. photo by: Skeptiko George George Paxinos is a heavyweight. With over 45 books on the structure of the brain of humans and experimental animals his groundbreaking work has been cited more than almost any other in science, but that’s not why I wanted to talk to George. […]

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Oct 25, 2016
Greg Carlwood has become a talent scout for conspiracy theories |330|
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Greg Carlwood of The Higherside Chats on the difference between conspiracy data and interpretation. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko, I’m joined by Greg Carlwood to talk about his podcast,  The Higherside Chats: Greg Carlwood: …I consider myself a conspiracy talent scout. I scout out the researchers and I’m like, “This guy, he makes a good case for […]

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Oct 18, 2016
She Brings Wicca to Psychotherapy With Tangible Results |329|
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Dr. Jane Kent practices Wicca and High Magic in concert with traditional Western psychotherapy. photo by: Kali Bardi On this episode of Skeptiko, I’m joined by Dr. Jane Kent to talk about her new book,  The Goddess and the Shaman: The Art & Science of Magical Healing: Alex Tsakiris: …when I talk to people who are deep […]

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Oct 12, 2016
Michael Britt – ThePsychFiles – Dr. Daryl Bem and the Parapsychology PSYOP |328|
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What do new replications of Dr. Daryl Bem’s parapsychology research tell us about the original phony replications? photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko, I’m joined by science/psychology podcaster and creator of ThePsychFiles.com, Dr. Michael Britt. And while I didn’t contact Michael looking for a way to follow-up on Dr. Daryl Bem’s Feeling the Future […]

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Oct 05, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Long’s, God and the Afterlife – Science & Spirituality Have Collided |327|
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New Near-Death Experience research from Dr. Jeffrey Long challenges science’s understanding of the afterlife. photo by: Skeptiko We’ve covered a lot of Near-Death experience science over the years, but I can’t think of a more important book than Dr. Jeff Long’s, God and the Afterlife. Jeff is not only a medical doctor, but a meticulous researcher who’s not afraid to follow […]

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Sep 21, 2016
Latest Near-Death Experience Research Hit Job |326|
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A critical look at an academic near-death experience book by Dr. Ben Mitchell-Yellin and Dr. John Martin Fischer.  photo by: Iwan Gabovitch It’s hard to be surprised by the lengths some academics will go to trash near-death experience research, but the recent non-research-research of today’s guest surprised even me. But the real story may be that Dr. John Martin Fischer and […]

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Sep 07, 2016
Dr. John Brandenburg – Plasma physicist gives inside look at outsourced UFO research |325|
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Dr. John Brandenburg’s interview with Gordon White reveals inner workings of government secret space program. photo by: Skeptiko Every since Gordon White appeared on Skeptiko to talk about his book Star.Ships, I’ve been itching to get him back on to talk about his research into the secret space program and how this conspiratorial view of things might […]

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Aug 23, 2016
Grant Cameron – Classified documents suggest UFO/consciousness link |324|

UFO researcher Grant Cameron has uncovered 100s of previously classified UFO documents pointing toward a UFO/consciousness link. photo by: Skeptiko Researcher and author Grant Cameron encourages the UFO community to focus on consciousness science. He also exposing the US government’s longtime knowledge of, and ongoing interest in, consciousnesses phenomena related to UFO contact: Grant Cameron: We discovered this document that is […]

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Aug 11, 2016
Kent Forbes, Does the Simulation Hypothesis Defeat Materialism |323|
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This academic turned filmmaker believes science’s growing openness to the simulation hypothesis may overturn materialism. photo by: Kent Forbes Today on Skeptiko we’re joined by Kent Forbes, whose movie, The Simulation Hypothesis, explores the possibility that reality is a simulation in which we are unaware avatars. It may sound like a strange idea, but it’s gaining attention […]

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Jul 27, 2016
Dr. Richard Miller, for some patients, not recommending yoga is a form of malpractice |322|
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This clinical psychologist, and researcher has used yoga to dramatically improve the lives of those suffering from PTSD. photo by: Spirit-Fire When I ran across the work of today’s guest, Dr. Richard Miller, much was familiar. I’ve practiced yoga for a long time, and although I’m not a yoga scholar, or practitioner of Richard’s caliber, […]

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Jul 13, 2016
Paul Davids, on how Forrest Ackerman continues to communicate after death |321|
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Writer and filmmaker Paul Davids has documented over 100 after death communications with Forrest Ackerman. photo by: Paul Davids To paraphrase an old saying, “some of us go seeking after-death communication, other have after-death communication thrust upon us.” That’s the experience of today’s guest, Paul Davids who’s had an amazing string of after-death communication experiences […]

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Jul 05, 2016
Jonathan Robinson, can technology help spiritual seekers? |320|
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This psychologist believes technology can be used to assist spiritual seekers. photo by: Martin When Jonathan Robinson contacted me about doing an interview for his new book, The Technology of Joy, my first reaction was — where’s the consciousness science in joy gadgets? But I dug a little deeper and discovered Jonathan to be an impressive author who’s serious about […]

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Jun 28, 2016
Dr. Piero Calvi-Parisetti, near-death experience science counters grief |319|
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This physician discovered near-death experience science can help those experiencing grief. photo by: Martin Today we welcome Dr. Piero Calvi-Parisetti, an Italian-born, Scottish-raised MD who since 2004 has developed an intense, scholarly interest in evidence suggesting the survival of consciousness after death. He’s written some terrific books on the subject including 21 Days Into the Afterlife, a book that received […]

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Jun 14, 2016
Dr. Stephen Braude – your memories aren’t in your brain|318|
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Philosopher and parapsychology researcher Dr. Stephen Braude sees fatal flaws in the “memories stored in brain” model. photo by: Scott Huettel Today we welcome Dr. Stephen Braude to Skeptiko. Dr. Braude is the former chairman of the philosophy department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is also past president of the Parapsychological Association and is currently the editor in […]

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May 31, 2016
Joe Martino Sees a Consciousness Shift… And That’s a Good Thing |316|
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Joe Martino started Collective-Evolution to challenge the status quo, raise consciousness and make the world better. Easy, right? photo by: Collective-Evolution Are we experiencing a shift in consciousness, or just seeing what we want to see? Is there any difference? These are some of the topics I cover in my interview with Joe Martino, founder of […]

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May 24, 2016
Why are so many movies going Gnostic? |315|
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Miguel Conner explains why movies like Snowpiercer and The Lego Movie rely on Gnostic themes.  photo by: Bong Joon Ho Today we welcome Miguel Conner to Skeptiko for another round of Skeptiko at the movies. Miguel is the host of one of my favorite must-listen-to podcasts, Aeon Byte Gnostic radio where he explores all manner of Gnostic […]

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May 17, 2016
This prominent scientist says life is meaningless… and he’s serious |314|
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Dr. Sean Carroll makes science’s meaningless universe meme sound palatable in his new book, The Big Picture. photo by: Awesome Inc Dr. Sean Carroll is a Harvard trained, Cal Tech theoretical physicist with a long list of fellowships, awards and bestselling books, including his latest, The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. […]

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May 10, 2016
Can we believe eyewitnesses… did this 17th century monk levitate? |313|
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Dr. Michael Grosso’s extensive research of historical records suggests St. Joseph’s levitation was real. photo by: UCAN Spirituality Today we welcome Dr. Michael Grosso to Skepiko, Dr. Grosso is an independent scholar with a longtime association with the Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia. He’s one of the coauthors of the fantastic Irreducible Mind, as well as […]

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May 03, 2016
Science and philosophy gave him something he never thought he’d find… respect for religion |312|
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Dr. Bernardo Kastrup explores his new found respect for religious myths in, More Than Allegory. photo by: Bernardo Kastrup Today we welcome Dr. Bernard Kastrup back to skeptiko to talk about his new book, More Than Allegory. In the book, Kastrup explores the potential for religious myths to propel us beyond the ordinary: Dr. Bernardo Kastrup: Authentic religious […]

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Apr 26, 2016
Brad Warner teaches his Zen students ancient wisdom — Don’t be a jerk |311|
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Zen teacher and author Brad Warner uses the ancient teachings of Dogen to reinforce a simple idea — don’t be a jerk. photo by: Michelle Grimord Eggers There is a Zen monastery not too far from where I live in San Diego. It was established by the wonderful and venerable, Thich Nhat Hanh quite a few […]

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Apr 12, 2016
He thought his beliefs about global warming were based on science. Science proved him wrong |310|
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Rick Archer from Buddha at the Gas Pump provides a demonstration of challenging beliefs on global warming. photo by: Khuroshvili Ilya As I was putting the final touches on this show, I was reminded of a story I heard on the terrific podcast and NPR radio show, This American Life. It featured a person who had grown up in a conservative, Christian family and […]

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Mar 29, 2016