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Gorsh via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/23/21
It’s sad to see how SGU has slid from a science and skepticism show into an outright advocacy show for social and political causes. I understand why and how happened, but it’s still dispiriting to see yet another institution feel forced to pick a side in a culture war that shouldn’t have much to...Read full review »
lucaswj via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/21
Cara Santa Maria is the only host since Parry Deangelo where it’s abundant clear that her political leanings impact her ability to be an unbiased rational thinker. But for her, this podcast is hands down the best podcast around. But, in particular since the rise of progressive denialism of facts,...Read full review »
PureAndroid via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/21
Always pushing me to think more skeptically and critically about the world around me and still keep it fun and entertaining.
aosmitty13 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/21
I have listened to this for about 8 years. The SGU has been game changing for me and how I approach the world. Cant recommend enough
Monso via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/21
Excellent all around. Interesting science news and always a logical analysis.
JE Walker via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/21
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I live this show so much my dad got me into it and I love it, it is amazing and so funny and easy to listen to.
tayla😜 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 06/29/21
As many have noted, the tone of the show changed rather drastically in the past few years. It used to be very science-focused and many times still is. However, they started getting more into politics and social issues, with Cara Santa Maria being the biggest (and primary) offender. The cast...Read full review »
FriarForestFire via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/25/21
I listed to the Skeptics guide for years and had to stop when Rebecca left the show. Cara showed up and ruined the atmosphere by running with her own personal agenda. It became cringe-worthy and hard to listen to. The elevator story was the last episode I listened to. That sort of content has...Read full review »
3Merett via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/21
Rather than use evidence to draw conclusions (as the hosts once preached!), the show is now characterized by selective use of anecdotes to support preconceived, politically-driven, ad hominem-laden opinions. The exact opposite of skepticism, all without a hint of irony. Really unfortunate…I’d...Read full review »
Mets Fan Down South via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/21
Considering opportunity cost and how very precious my time (and yours) is, if you are looking for a podcast with a scientific and skeptical approach, look elsewhere. In the little time I subjected myself to this dribble, I heard no challenge to the norm or skepticism of anything whatsoever. ...Read full review »
Ninth Choir via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/20/21
It is so wonderful to know that I’ll have at least one hour each week dedicated to hearing science, logic, and reason.
Spoooon! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/19/21
Good solid Tami able information. Great knowledgeable hosts with a revolve of expertise
Tino Bhoy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/14/21
I lost my access/time to podcasts a few years ago, mainly because I got a different phone, and ended up working too much, and spent too much time running an alliance for a game. I’m super happy to see this is still around. Novella and gang are awesome. Thank you for keeping this running! I have a...Read full review »
Xeuse via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/21
Incredible show, I went back and listened to their entire library. So refreshing to live in a rational world for a while!
DocDweeb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/04/21
This is one podcast that I never miss. Each episode contains something new to learn. Highly recommended
LeeEdinburgh via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/04/21
I love Steve Novella’s focus on cultivating a skeptical mindset.
Underwater55 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/21
I was a listener for 10-15 years? (Whenever they started) It was at one time an interesting show, I immensely enjoyed their material. Science. Unfortunately it’s become politically leaning (and WOW does it show!) They’ve become exactly what they once tore apart for the sake of politics,...Read full review »
r0f-50db via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/31/21
Long time listener, first time listening via an iPhone thus I finally am able to give you an apple review! Great show! The dedication they have all shown to the program is inspiring.
JesterOC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/21
I listen to this is when bored or can’t get to sleep and I would give it 5 million stars if I could
gdresbin via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 05/23/21
This podcast makes my week when it comes out. My only complaint is that they only do two recordings a week ;)
Nevik8864536 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/21
Been listening for years. Science literacy and critical thinking is ever more vital in this day and age, plus and stimulating content offered freely - what’s not to love about the Skeptic’s guide?!
Dom.Sim via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/13/21
Thank goodness for my weekly refuge of quality science news & critical thinking! The crew makes plenty of time for exposing quackery, anti-vaccine drivel, ‘woo’ fads, with the occasional stick in the eye directed toward the always angry Trump supporting incel crowd. Ignore the angry Trump...Read full review »
ArtG1965 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/21
I love the subject matter. I cannot stand the way the hosts present it for many reasons. They come off as preachy and condescending. Even the sound of their voices is grating.
Strongbow73 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/21
Always interesting and engaging. The rogues are all entertaining in their unique ways and impart a fascinating take on science and skepticism. Long may this show continue.
Ricardodaforce via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/17/21
Exceptional podcast. The politics discussions are important and necessary and Cara is great. Ignore the haters. I’ve been listening since the early 2010s and I truly think you are doing a service to humanity, against Sisyphean odds. - a white guy living deep in rural, red state America
VERIFIED ACCOUNT via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/15/21
I was shocked by any negative Cara reviews. Cara is brilliant. Naysayers just don’t like smart women. If she were a man no one would complain about her talking a lot, interrupting or her laugh. Come on people. She has educated and insightful remarks.She is excited about information. Double...Read full review »
djillmj via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/14/21
My most listened to podcast of the last 10 years. Steve is a human encyclopedia, Cara is an intellectual dynamo, Bob is my favorite Uber geek, and Jay and Evan are very insightful as well s as hilarious. I’ve met them at a conference and they are great down to earth people.
cissp-taker-2020 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/10/21
A long time listener that has the highest repect for this podcast and it's hosts.Read full review »
DaveK672 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/07/21
It’s a good podcast when everyone isn’t pretending to laugh at Steve incredibly unfunny jokes to stroke his ego
Big willy big via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/06/21
I really like the podcast and have been listening consistently for a fairly long time. Rebecca was probably my favorite rouge, but then she was replaced with cara. I wasn’t immediately against cara but since she’s been on, she seems to take up a hugely disproportionate share of the discussion. A...Read full review »
Luke7777777 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/21
I'm always learning something. Very informativeRead full review »
Mole'mutt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/21
There is no one with a more condescending know it all attitude than Stephen Novella. Today’s episode included a discussion of Avi Loeb’s latest book. Clearly Novella did not read the book. While it’s highly likely that Loeb is wrong about Oumuamua, he has a lot of interesting things to say about...Read full review »
MarkChicagoIL via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/28/21
My vote for THE most relevant podcast for the 21st century.
Eye Sage via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/27/21
A truly well researched, trusted news source for all things based in reality.
UnaTerra via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/27/21
This is the perfect podcast for me to listen to only daily walks because afterwards, I feel like both my brain and my body got a workout. I like the way they make science accessible to a non-scientist who as a child wanted to be a scientist like me. It’s jammed packed with all sorts of topics.
Class o' 85 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/21/21
This is the single best podcast to listen to.
Mcally88 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/17/21
Great show provides my weekly scientific information.
markpa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/21
Gosh, rather flabbergasted by the lack of knowledge and expertise the hosts are bringing to the table. It’s all superficial at best. Instead of asking the right questions when they have guests, they often chime in incessantly about things they obviously understand. “I believe pottery is about...Read full review »
Greg J. Abrams via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/24/21
Good content but you must understand that they are liberals first and scientists second. Everything is presented through their liberal lens.
Halle Tosis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/16/21
Listened for a while and really enjoyed their insight on science. It definitely will make you look at things different but they’ve went far left political and act like they’re social justice crusaders. Anyone want something better than this try Astronomy Cast.
Mess89 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/11/21
I have been listening to this podcast on and off for many years. Looking back, I feel fortunate to have found it during a particularly difficult point in my life; it played a formative role in my present outlook - and, really, in the person that I have become. I was disheartened to see a number...Read full review »
1bonn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/21
Love these guys. I went to a live show and supported them on Patreon. Over the last year, their left leaning views tainted the podcast to the point I stopped supporting them. It is still a fantastic pod, but I can’t give it five starts. To be an effective science communicator you can’t alienate...Read full review »
Scottyout via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/08/21
Not good. Really bad sound and too much off topic discussion.
thorpie sj via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/31/21
Used to listen to every show, but dropped out when they went political a couple years ago. Checked in again with a couple recent expisodes. Some tremendous stuff mixed with a lot of social justice, cheap-shot attacks, dumb segments and a lot of sanctimony. Lots of criticism of easy targets...Read full review »
Marcus517 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/21
This podcast opened my eyes to critical thinking and was the lauchpad for me to leave the mormon church. I owe my future second Saturdays along with 10% of my income to the rational, skeptical, and science based thinking skills that I picked up just by listening to the thought process of each...Read full review »
ShadySadie15 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/20/21
My favorite podcast! Refreshing focus on truth and science.
gpalms1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/21
Hands down the best podcast to make love to.
uhl7792 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/21
I’ve listened for years and find myself listening every week to the SGU who provide a skeptical approach to new topical scientific topics. I’ll continue listening for years to come.
Ben.pole via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/05/21
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