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    cissp-taker-2020
    Apr 10
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    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    Phenomenal

    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.

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    DaveK672
    Apr 7
    10

    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    Great Podcast

    A long time listener that has the highest repect for this podcast and it's hosts.

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    Luke7777777
    Apr 4
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    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    Everybody Speak

    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 lot of the time it’s just cara and Steve taking to each other - or, when it gets really bad, just cara interjecting every 20 seconds or so. I honestly just skip through her talking sometimes. I know I’m biased against her (I just don’t like her personality, I think), but it really feels like the cara and Steve show now. She already has a podcast of her own, it’s not like this is the only outlet in which you can get her opinion or reporting. I respect what she does and I see that she works very hard doing it, I’m just not a fan and I wish I could hear more (or at least an equal amount) of the other rouges.

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    Mole'mutt
    Mar 30
    10

    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    So good

    I'm always learning something. Very informative

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    MarkChicagoIL
    Mar 28
    2

    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    Much Better Skeptic Podcasts to Listen To

    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 the search for extraterrestrial life. Novella should stick to what he knows. For an in-depth discussion with Avi Loeb listen to Sean Carroll’s podcast.

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    Class o' 85
    Mar 21
    10

    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    Great show!

    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.

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    MarkChicagoIL
    Mar 14
    4

    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

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    markpa
    Mar 13
    10

    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    Great Skeptical science based show

    Great show provides my weekly scientific information.

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    Greg J. Abrams
    Feb 24
    4

    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    Lack of knowledge

    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 10,000 years old.” And it goes on and they all make some guesses. They frequently toss around terms they can’t explain and will simply say “look it up.”

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    Halle Tosis
    Feb 16
    8

    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    Mostly good

    Good content but you must understand that they are liberals first and scientists second. Everything is presented through their liberal lens.

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    Mess89
    Feb 11
    6

    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    Was great until they went far left

    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.

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    1bonn
    Feb 10
    10

    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    Classic skeptical podcast for science lovers

    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 of negative comments in the recent reviews. From the beginning - and still, this is a podcast created by (and for) people that have a genuine love and enthusiasm for science and reason. If you find science and reason inconvenient to your ideology or political leanings - maybe you’re on the wrong side of the facts. I can’t recommend this podcast highly enough.

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    Scottyout
    Feb 8
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    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    Great Left Leaning Science Pod

    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 half the audience as they have done.

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    Marcus517
    Jan 29
    4

    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    Ocassionally brilliant; mostly meh and always smug

    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 like anti-vaxxers. That's just lazy. I have no idea what Evan is doing there. Barely knows his topics, most of his additions are just agreeing with others. He must be a brother in law. Cara is extremely talented (or just works very hard) dealing with complex topics, but her smugness and social justice spin on just about everything are extremely annoying. She should be too smart to let herself become just another NPR host. The boys are fine and Steve is a gem The noisy and some word thing they do is just dumb. Done for 2021 with this. It was such a terrific science show a few years ago, I'll check in again in 2022.

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    ShadySadie15
    Jan 20
    10

    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    Gold Standard Skeptical Pod

    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 person on the show. Keep up the great work!

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    gpalms1
    Jan 17
    10

    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    Favorite Podcast

    My favorite podcast! Refreshing focus on truth and science.

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    uhl7792
    Jan 11
    10

    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    Unexpected greatness

    Hands down the best podcast to make love to.

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    AMG_77
    Dec 26, 2020
    4

    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    No longer apolitical

    What a shame. One of the better science podcasts has now joined the political trash heap . You present the show as science focused, but the constant interjection of your political ideologies has ruined this show for me. If this is now the “woke” science show present it that way vs. pretending to be something else.

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    refuel360
    Dec 20, 2020
    10

    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    Best science podcast with wit, reason, and heart.

    If you like science and skeptical, critical thinking, this show is a must!Thank you SGU for being a defining force in my life. I became a secondary science teacher in part because of the work you have done, and have become a better critical thinker because of the content you have put out throughout the past few decades. My thanks to everyone on the SGU, both past and present. This podcast is my favorite skeptical science podcast. I’ve been listening since at least 2009. I love the back and forth banter mixed in with the segments. I also admire the editorial control over the SGU, and Steve and Cara in particular for calling out both liberal and conservative nonsense on both sides the isle. Most of the negative reviews you will see on Apple Podcasts have quibbles with the show tackling politically or socially sensitive topics, or have a personal axe to grind when the show covered their sacred cow topic in a way they didn’t agree with politically, despite the science or evidence. Some of the reviews are clearly and blatantly sexist, attacking Cara’s voice or presence on the show. I’m writing this review in the hope that you ignore these people, and check out one of the best science podcasts on the internet. You won’t regret it.

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    xolotado
    Dec 20, 2020
    2

    reviewed: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    Bad science communication

    Long time listener but the podcast jumped the shark about when “AI” became trendy (again). Discussions on that topic demonstrated the caste’s propensity to pontificate based on zero knowledge or training. Extract topics the cast knows nothing about (yet immodestly babbles on about) and all that is left is a cursory review of the latest pop science news one can get from a number of sources such as Science News.

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1549 Episodes 5.71k Ratings First Aired: May 4, 2005 🇺🇸

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is a weekly science podcast discussing the latest science news, critical thinking, bad science, conspiracies and controversies. -The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: Your escape to reality - Produced by SGU Productions, LLC: http://www.theskepticsguide.org

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1549 Episodes 5.71k Ratings First Aired: May 4, 2005 🇺🇸

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is a weekly science podcast discussing the latest science news, critical thinking, bad science, conspiracies and controversies. -The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: Your escape to reality - Produced by SGU Productions, LLC: http://www.theskepticsguide.org

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