Episode Archive for November 2013

Paul Offit, MD - Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine

November 25, 2013

Paul A. Offit, MD is best known as a co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine and a staunch, public supporter of vaccination and opponent of pseudoscientific alternative medicine.

His most recent book, Do you Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine points a critical eye at the alt-med industry, one than takes in 34 billion dollars a year with little to no regulation. Are patients being harmed, and is it any worse or better than so-called “Big Pharma”?

Dr. Offit talks with our host, Lindsay Beyerstein, about all of this and much more on this…

Bill Nye The Science Guy

November 18, 2013

Famed educator, engineer and “Science Guy,” Bill Nye Joins our host Josh Zepps for this week’s Point of Inquiry. They discuss Bill’s start as an Engineer and part time stand up comedian to his groundbreaking work in television educating a generation on science. They also delve 

Katherine Stewart: The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children

November 11, 2013

Point of Inquiry, the flagship podcast of the Center for Inquiry, presents a special episode recorded before a live audience at the 2013 CFI Summit in Tacoma, Washington, with new co-host Lindsay Beyerstein.

The fundamentalist, Christian right’s influence and impact on our schools and the educating of our children is the subject of the new book The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children. Its author, Katherine Stewart, is our guest on this edition of Point of Inquiry, available in both video and audio.

What are these “Good News Clubs” and what is their…

Leonard Mlodinow: Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

November 05, 2013

You can watch this episode on YouTube

Point of Inquiry, the flagship podcast of the Center for Inquiry, relaunches with a special episode recorded before a live audience at the 2013 CFI Summit in Tacoma, Washington, with new co-host Josh Zepps of HuffPost Live.

Our unconscious minds offer us something of a paradox. On the one hand, we’d be lost without it, as it processes information without us ever being aware of it — it’s how we deal with the real world in real time. But on the…