Join Thomas for some critical thinking on questions of science, philosophy, skepticism and politics. These serious topics are discussed with some serious guests, but in an entertaining and engaging way! This is not your typical interview podcast; it’s a friendly dialogue, conducted thoughtfully and with plenty of humor. It's Serious Inquiries Only; but like, not boring or anything.
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Lucy Pasteur
Aug 5
Rating:   2
Anti-vaxxers is made up to divide

Whether you are getting paid to push deadly vaccines or whether you are disturbed to the point where you actually believe the lies - you are culpable for all the deadly illness vaccines are designed to cause because you’re an influencer. You gotta be a complete nincompoop to believe vaccines are “good” for anyone. You want vaccines - no one is stopping you but stop forcing your will on others!

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JAldenwalt
Jul 30
Rating:   10
One of the. Best.

There are a lot of podcasts out there, but few with a voice that I can listen to for this many years. I don't always agree with Thomas, but always feel that his views are well researched and thoughtfully presented.I started listening while living in the Middle East to drown out the blaring calls to prayer. Now I listen for the interviews and insight. Thomas has steadily improved as an interviewer but kept the casual and accessible style we loved when he was getting drunk and playing with his cat instead of reading his bible.

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ElijahJace
Jul 28
Rating:   10
Pretty much the best podcaster ever

Thanks for putting all this great stuff on the interwebs! Really enjoy your work please keep doing what you are doing and thank you :)

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Msusanc
Jul 28
Rating:   10
From one Idiot to another...

Thanks, Thomas for your SIO “confession”. I feel your thoughts and understand exactly how you got there. I am a retired attorney (read high functioning, like Thomas) who spent many bouts of similar thinking. Somehow you will get through it, but - call me an Idiot, lol - I believe in mental health breaks. Do what you have to do to survive, but this is one idiot who will values what you do and who will stay with you. High Five!!!

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nickanderhoey
Jul 28
Rating:   10
Most excellent!

I’ve loved your podcast for years. I find you to be thoughtful, intelligent, and cogent in your speech and ideas! Thanks for sharing! I totally value you, Thomas.

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Gooter516
May 21
Rating:   10
Long-time fan of Thomas Smith.

I’m a big fan of Thomas Smith. After the Jordan B. Peterson pronoun BS, I developed a great respect for Thomas. SIO is in the top 3 of best secular podcasts.

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Avatarlastairbender
May 9
Rating:   10
Episode on circumcision

Thanks so much for your latest episode. Props for doing the research and changing your mind on infant circumcision. This is a topic that is not talked about enough! <3 fellow circumcised father of an intact son

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atropos twitch
Apr 26
Rating:   2
The woorst

What does the world need more than another podcast from Tommy? A nuclear winter. I mean how terrible does a host have to be before they go from 55 to 0 podcasts. Get a hobby and a real job please. Try to add actual value to the world.

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Link9454
Feb 28
Rating:   10
Thought provoking from a layman’s point of view.

Thomas Smith makes no argument that he is anything but a layman on most issues. From that building block, he has done something kind of akin to Atheist Experience (with broader topics) or Waking Up with Sam Harris (before it started to become just an apology platform) for those of us not completely steeped in philosophy. If he can make moral arguments that an engineer like myself can understand (even if I don’t necessarily agree with him and/or his guests) then he has done his job well.On a side note, I’ve noticed a lot more negative reviews since the Mythcon debacle. I try to avoid this kind of drama as I have enough of my own. That said, if you, the random user reading these reviews, scrolls by and reads this. Until about 1.5 years ago (as of when I post this), I think there was a grand total of two reviews under three stars. Vengeance can be an ugly thing.

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LisaFish2
Feb 17
Rating:   4
Not a skeptic

The host is barely more knowledgeable then the average twitter user. His views are apparent from the minute he opens his mouth and every argument he makes is a narrow mined and one sided.

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King whirly
Jan 11
Rating:   6
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Phill82245
Jan 10
Rating:   2
“Rules for thee not for me” woke podcast

Apparently Thomas Smith thinks that he is almighty and rules that him and his ilk make up apply to everyone but them. This guy is a joke.

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trudeman
Dec 27 '18
Rating:   4
Shallow

Self amused host more interested in his vapid, insipid remarks than uncovering any information.....

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Jared Lowry
Dec 12 '18
Rating:   2
Intersectionality!

Thomas is just another privileged white male. Why should anyone listen to what he has to say when there’s countless POC, LGBTQAI+, and disabled people who actually could use this platform to further true intersectionality??? You should be ashamed, Thomas...

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strummermax
Oct 7 '18
Rating:   2
Jerk

This jerk invites guests on his show without understanding what the word “guest” means and then proceeds to interrupt them if he disagrees even though there is no time constraint in a podcast. Let your guest express herself fully - without man-terrupting her - and then address her points without man-splaining.

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