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Posted: August 25, 2009 in Podcast, Science, Skepticism
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Brian Dunning of Skeptoid

Brian Dunning of Skeptoid

There are quite a few podcasts I listen to these days and one of my favourites is Skeptoid by Brian Dunning. His weekly podcasts are ten minutes or so in length and usually address one subject per podcast. The oft stated truism that we like to listen to what we like to hear said or like to listen to a point of view with which we agree does apply to me in the case of this podcast since I generally agree with him on most points. However, that’s not to say that his broadcasts don’t give me pause for thought and different viewpoints to consider, because they often do. No mean feat in these days of being swamped by information. Also, because they are quite short in duration, it is very easy to find time to listen to them.

Brian has covered many topics on these podcasts so far, obviously all of a skeptical nature covering pseudoscience, popular misconceptions, logical fallacies, paranormal activities, alternative medicine and herbal remedies. All shows have a lively listener comments section and the text for each episode is presented on his excellent web site. It may be a case of preaching to the converted but there is much of interest to be gained from listening to the shows and you’re bound to learn something new, as I do by listening every week. Though he doesn’t pull any punches, his carefully researched episodes are both hard-hitting and illuminating and are an excellent educational resource that I’ve no hesitation in recommending to all. I’ve downloaded every episode and look forward to the next podcast every week.