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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1425 on: November 16, 2018, 10:52:35 PM »
I heard they were even sowing nerd rage over Star Wars. Amazing.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1426 on: November 16, 2018, 11:55:05 PM »
I'd like a replacement podcast for Reasonable Doubts.  Not anything that is focused on bashing "SJW"s/feminists/BLM etc please.  And sorry to say, I don't enjoy The Scathing Atheist or George Hrab's offering.  Any alternative suggestions?
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1427 on: November 17, 2018, 10:30:05 AM »
I liked Reasonable Doubt.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1428 on: November 17, 2018, 02:07:44 PM »
I'd like a replacement podcast for Reasonable Doubts.  Not anything that is focused on bashing "SJW"s/feminists/BLM etc please.  And sorry to say, I don't enjoy The Scathing Atheist or George Hrab's offering.  Any alternative suggestions?

Not exactly a replacement, one because it's been defunct for over 10 years but also because it's a single guy rather than a panel format, but I highly recommend listening through the 27 episodes of Logically Critical. It'll give you the same stinging intellectual enjoyment that Reasonable Doubts did.

I recommend it on here once every few years because it's really great and deserves not to be forgotten.

http://www.logicallycritical.net/Welcome.html

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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1429 on: November 18, 2018, 08:56:40 AM »
I liked Reasonable Doubt.

Yeah it was a really good team. 
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1430 on: December 01, 2018, 12:56:16 PM »
This one, BBC Crowd Science starring me this episode:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04d42rc/episodes/downloads
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1431 on: December 21, 2018, 01:49:24 PM »
STEM wins another accolade from me with their interview of Satchin Panda.  Real working scientists interviewing real working, cutting edge scientists.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1432 on: September 18, 2019, 03:09:55 PM »
Wondering what the deal is with the "Last Podcast on the Left" guys. Sometimes it seems like they're set on taking the skeptical approach, going through the topics of various cults. But then there are all the episodes about aliens where seemingly anything that's an unknown is evidence for aliens.

Arguments from ignorance and special pleading all over the place. They're gleeful about orbs and lights traveling at "impossible speeds". Recording equipment failure is implied to be some sort of cover-up, or maybe the aliens only show themselves when they know you're not taking pictures, or humans somehow aren't physically capable of understanding that there are aliens all around them.

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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1433 on: September 18, 2019, 05:31:43 PM »
They go full on credulous on some topics, but it's never really bothered me.  I think Henry leans into his UFO belief a bit just for humor, but I do think he truly believes (or at least hopes) such visitation is possible.

Ultimately, when they examine specific subjects, the fall pretty heavily on the skeptical side of things, but in the abstract, they loves them some aliens and left-path magick.

ETA: Skinwalker Ranch is a good example of them being overly credulous, taking a lto of the "evidence" at face value and giving only a token nod to the much more mundane and skeptical answer.  But even on those, I mostly just blow off their credulous take and enjoy the story.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1434 on: September 18, 2019, 08:57:23 PM »
Blast from the past. The Pod Delusion is back!
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1435 on: January 06, 2020, 04:33:04 PM »
"Skeptical, but farts...."

This episode is hilarious.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/al-and-conan-obrien/id1462195742?i=1000461609653


‎The Al Franken Podcast: Al and Conan O’Brien on Apple Podcasts

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(It's also on Conan's podcast)
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1436 on: January 06, 2020, 07:02:52 PM »
Just started listening to Cautionary Tales which is enjoyable. I've also been listening to Slate Money, which is informative. Fresh Air is great when it's not about popular culture, which means that I listen to about one out of ten episodes.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1437 on: January 07, 2020, 11:32:28 AM »
I have a couple outside of the SGU that I listen to frequently:

  • Issue Zero - covers a lot of pop-culture/sci-fi stuff.  Hosted by Fred "Fearless Fred" Kennedy.
  • Canadaland - is about media accountability (more or less). Primairly covers things in the Canadian news.  Hosted by Jesse Brown
  • Philosophize This! - covers philosophy.  Hosted by Stephen West
  • Crime Beat - weekly (ish) series about Canadian true crime. Hosted by Nancy Hixt
  • Ongoing History of New Music - covers a lot of history to music.  Covers all genres. Hosted by Alan Cross

I also use to listen to a lot of the Geologic Podcast, but I needed a break.

Another past favourite that is no longer in production was the Caustic Soda podcast.  Highly recommended.  The show is about things that are scary, macabre, out-in-left field.  I miss this show. 
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1438 on: January 07, 2020, 07:33:51 PM »
Another past favourite that is no longer in production was the Caustic Soda podcast.  Highly recommended.  The show is about things that are scary, macabre, out-in-left field.  I miss this show.

Me too. They made the entire archive downloadable, and I have it. A while ago I looked into making myself a private RSS server so I could include it in my regular rotation, but I wasn't able to work it out.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1439 on: January 08, 2020, 05:53:20 AM »
The Adam Buxton podcast.

Interesting, humorous and thoughtful interviews with interesting people. He is quite funny. Good jingles that he writes himself. Overall nice guy. Rosie the dog is cool too.
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