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New York City Skeptics
Rationally Speaking Podcast
Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join host Julia Galef and guests as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and science from pseudoscience. Any topic is fair game as long as we can bring reason to bear upon it, with both a skeptical eye and a good dose of humor! We agree with the Marquis de Condorcet, who said that in an open society we ought to devote ourselves to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding places where priests, the schools, the government, and all long-established institutions had gathered...
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4.6 stars from 1,044 ratings
Great with a few bumps
I'd rate this 4 stars, but I suspect anything less than 5 is considered harsh. Surprisingly good. Topics are good, good length, solid guests. And surprisingly, no politics; at least for the 5 episodes I've listened to. One strong recommendation. When I look at the list of shows, I see...Read full review »
Marcus517 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/14/22
(Coming from the episodes with Michael Sandel and Jonathan Haidt) The host tries to be as reasonable as she can be but she can’t seem to grasp the concept of virtue ethics, which is disappointing. Sandel knew he didn’t have time to explain to her in depth about it so he gave her a question to...Read full review »
Peogg via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/14/22
My favorite podcast
Julia always asks the best questions and plays the best devil’s advocate. She is so thoughtful and funny and kind and introduces the most interesting topics. It isnt a regular show, but when the next episode is uploaded I listen immediately. Love it!
cranberry craig via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/17/22
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