Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.
Release date: 2023-02-27 Genre:Science > Social Sciences
1. Been here from the start - I started listening to this podcast from day one. During my long commuting drives it never failed to fascinate me and the topics were always current; the solutions, practical. For a while I stepped away from podcasts and only recently re-entered them again, and I’m happy that hidden brain has continued to be such a high quality program. The books suggested are some of the most interesting reads. Definitely my favorite podcast in the psychological realm!
2. Keeps you thinking (update) - I can’t wait to get and listen to the latest episode because Shankar always brings a new way of thinking about the current topic. It’s really fun to hear his analysis and that of his guests. Even rerunning programs, brings back the reason I began listening in the first place!
3. Correlation vs causation - This is about the // episode re: cultivating a sense of purpose. I generally like this podcast. But I’m troubled that the episode talks about how a sense of purpose is associated with, e.g., better health, increased likability, etc. and implies that there is a causal relationship between a sense of purpose and such positive things. Actually, at :, it does more than just imply - Shankar actually puts forth that “[i]t can improve your health, your cognitive abilities, your longevity.” What exactly is the evidence? How was it gathered? I’d like to point out that, for example, people who experience a sense of purpose may be more likely to have involved careers that pay well more $$$ better healthcare better health. It seems overreaching to assert that a sense of purpose causes (vs is merely correlated with) better health, increased likability, etc.
4. A cohesive balm… - Love the new section at the end of each episode—our Unsung Heroes. Today’s (//) heroes helped a car wreck victim as anonymous first responders. It was especially touching.. This section reminds me we are all in this together, right here, right now, wherever we are, and how important it is to be kind to each other. Much needed—thank you, Hidden Brain team!
5. very cool ideas jolted by yelling adds - i think this is a cool show that really makes me think but i’ll be really gaining a lot from the podcast then get loud yelling ads like high pitched women about ikea and western union bank? i hope you say the ads instead bc it’s really alarming and often. i don’t need to send money orders and i would rather make a table with glue noodles and human hair than go to an ikea. other than that great show
6. Persuasion or Manipulation? - The last episode on persuasion was shallow in actual persuasion but pretty heavy on unaddressed coercion. I suppose if you want to learn the “acceptable” ways to manipulate those around you, this is the episode for you. It’s a shame; I used to really enjoy this show, but that last episode (and my feeling that the show has generally declined) made me not want to listen.
7. Best host on ANY platform; amazing show - Shankar is the best host/interviewer I have ever heard. The show itself is also thought-provoking, always fascinating, and indeed helpful. I am always impressed by the curation of topics and the balance between thought-provoking questions of a philosophical nature and detailed nuanced responses. As I said above, Shankar could teach a master class in interviewing. His questions are so trenchant and display a keen wit and always cut to the heart of the matter while inviting guests to open up about their experiences. Every time I listen I am floored by how well he steers each episode. Bravo!
8. Great storytelling, great insights - The way this show is structured is brilliant- stellar production and editing lead to a format that always feels fresh, intriguing, well-informed, and above all, curious. Shankar never acts as if he knows everything, despite his considerable experience and expertise. Instead, he brings an openness and inquisitiveness to each topic that makes him seem more like the rest of us: curious about how our brains work and how we can use that information to use them better. Have enjoyed nearly every episode I've listened to.
Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
Release date: 2023-02-22
1. / - My go to podcast, I’ve listened to probably % of the episodes by now. I listen to the entire podcast to get whatever fun Alie Ward tidbit is at the end and “crypto biology” lives rent free in my brain from the little outro part. Also my name is Ally Ward so I might be biased but the host is inspirational, relatable and so genuine it just warms my heart to listen to her do her thing every week.
2. Great science made fun every time! - As a scientist who’s been involved in science communications on the side, I fully understand ) how complex science is across all fields, and ) how hard it is to communicate science in a way that is accurate and yet easy to understand. Alie Ward does both beautifully, with an incredible dose of enthusiasm and sincere awe to the scientific process. A true pleasure to follow and binge-listen, thank you!
3. I need a daughter - I know you already have a mom and I’m pretty sure she’s probably a good one. If you were mine, I’d be soooo proud. I want to say the same thing to Avery Trufelman so I hope you two get along because you’re going to be my twin girls (not identical) fighting over the Rainbow My Little Pony in the bedroom papered with Spice Girls posters. And on every flat surface there would be trays and bowls with tadpoles in various stages of development. And books on spiders and WW. Thanks and I’m signing up on Patreon because I would have wanted to ask a question about redheads.
4. Virtual classroom! - I’ve been listening to your podcast for years and loved every episode! I feel like I’m sitting in a fun classroom anytime from road-tripping in my car to washing dishes in the kitchen. If podcasts were a thing when I was younger I would have had such a wider range of unique career paths just by listening to ologies. Thank you for all you do! P.S. You were just featured on my other favorite podcast Hidden Brain, and it made me very excited
5. I love this podcast! - I’m the biggest science nerd I’ve ever met, and I want to eventually become some sort of scientist. The only thing is every episode makes me re question what type of science I want to go into! also- do you have an episode on hookworm parasites? Because that’s kind of my current hyper fixation so I want any information about them I can get!
6. OLOGIES!!!! - I have been a huge nerd of many things since I was young and love to learn CONSTANTLY! Thank you for having amazing people on your podcast and talking about topics that certain people don’t want to hear about! I love your podcast and I tend to binge listen when at my archaeology job doing various archaeology tasks! Love this podcast, keep it up!!!
7. Sweet authenticity - I found Ologies through possibly the sweetest way anyone could - at a Girl Scout cookie booth. My friend Lauren and I were the “adults” helping our girls run a cookie booth in when a nice gal walked up and bought some cookies. Lauren gasped and asked to see the lady’s shirt. It was an Ologies shirt. They fan-girled together, both enthusiastically professing their admiration for the magical host, Allie Ward. Clearly I needed to know what was going on with this show. They both sold me on it, even telling me about the Smologies episodes so I could listen with my kids! When I got home I started scrolling through the catalog and downloaded so. many. episodes. That was a year ago, and you could say things are going pretty well. I now know the science of the aforementioned “fan-girling” (Fanthropology, Merideth Levine, March , ), have found animal bones in the woods to teach our Girl Scout Troop about osteology (Dr. Daniel Wescott, October , ), and…Lauren has become our amazing troop co-leader! Basically, what I’m saying is the merch works. This past months of listening to Ologies has made my life brighter, I’ve gained friends, and our head troop leader (who is a bug scientist!!! Shout out to Heather the entomologist!) is ALSO an Ologite (Entomology, Lila Higgins, December , ). Are Ologites pack animals? I sure hope so. Thanks, Dad Ward, for making Ologies and bringing us all happiness and connection and allowing us to feel the authentic love you have for always learning!
8. An endless field of science rabbit holes - What a great find! Alie Ward is a funnier, fouler Marty Moss-Coane for this generation. Her guests are often equally engaging. When it hits right, the chemistry between Alie and her guests is electric (the Melaninology and Otorhinolaryngology episodes are good examples). The list of topics is long and broader than I expected. Fantastic!
Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.
Release date: 2023-01-13 Genre:Science > Social Sciences
1. Revisiting Love and Lapses by BA Parker - I have been listening to NPR all my life and I think Revisiting Love and Lapses by BA Parker is one of the most beautiful podcasts I have ever listened to. The way she navigates love and aging is like how an artist paints a masterpiece but what truly makes her incredible is her ability to then analyze the art she just created and make it accessible to us all. Thank you BA Parker for sharing your family’s story. It is truly touching.
2. What happened? - This was one of my favorite shows. I don’t know what happened but it doesn’t even seem like the same show as it was in season . It has become basically unlistenable for me over the last couple seasons. Would still recommend season to everyone, but the recent seasons are basically just regurgitations of every other show out there repeating the same tired woke likes- even if you agree with what they are talking about, it just feels overdone and boring at this point.
3. Every Listen is Great! - I have listened to every episode of this podcast and, honestly, each one was terrific! Amidst multiple hosts, a melody of voices, and a myriad of topics, it has never failed to engage my curiosity, resonate with my soul, and/or expand my horizon. I have been entertained and educated in unique and inspiring ways. Thank you! Thank you!
4. Death by Wokeness - This used to be an amazing show. Then it started a downward trajectory a few years ago. Now with its new hosts, it’s reached close to bottom and has fallen apart. Update Jan ‘: Just when I thought this show couldn’t go any lower, I listened to the poop episode. What a waste. Another example of death by wokeness.
5. Downhill - I used to love this show and feel the last couple of seasons have been subpar at best. It went from a unique, thought provoking podcast with a creative approach to storytelling to basic, predictable, and often one dimensional episodes. Sincerely hope this feedback can be constructive for the production team… I was a regular listener and can’t get through an episode anymore.
6. It used to be about the unseen forces that shape behavior. Used to be. - Feels like the podcast has strayed away from life’s experiences that we all share and narrowed in on the experiences of the hosts. It’s too niche now and no longer has a sense of professionalism. Even when there are experts on the show the hosts cant wait to bring it back to their own personal opinion and it seems like they're just waiting for their turn to talk… What happened :/
7. Be nice - I’m , and I have ADHD. That means my brain works differently than most people’s. People wrote reviews that they don’t like the screaming. Some people need to scream to let hard emotions out. I do! It’s good that this podcast shows that, because it’s ok to scream if you are having a hard time, as long as you do it into a pillow or somewhere where no one can hear you. Also there is good stuff after the screaming.
8. Change - I found Invisibilia through my school. My psychology course required me to listen to “The problem with the solutions”. I was immediately touched by this cast. It took me back to a time when trying to “fit,” my husbands illness of addiction. When I was finally able to accept him strangely enough his addiction disappeared all together. Of course this was not an overnight thing, we struggled while finding our footing. After we were able to take steps without slipping, we were the happiest we’d ever been. With a heavy heart my husband did pass, but not from the illness you think. He was killed in a motorcycle accident, completely sober, two years into the most beautiful time of our lives. After listening to this cast I plan to venture out to more of Invisibilia! Thank you
Science, pop culture, and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and Director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, and his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities, and scientific experts explore astronomy, physics, and everything else there is to know about life in the universe. New episodes premiere Tuesdays. Keep Looking Up!
Release date: 2023-02-28
1. More science - I like him as a person but the show is not the same. I agree. No sports. This was used to be astronomical topics. This used to be great science news but now it is more celebrities. Please go back to old format. I also want the original women back and less cosmic queries and LESS chuck nice Thank You
2. Love the show. Hate the patron part… - For all intents and purposes the only listeners who actually have access to Dr. Tyson are those who can afford to pay the Patreon fees. Which is surprising to me given how positive he is about trying to lift up underprivileged children into the science fields. If they aren’t even allowed to ask you a question because they can’t afford to, how can they look up to you?
3. Recent cosmic queries episode - It’s my understanding that the Big Rip theory was debunked in , so referring to it as settled fact was strange to hear. I rarely have to question what Dr. Tyson says, but I’ve gathered that the currently accepted theory is the somewhat more mundane heat death of the universe. Anyway, terrific show either way.
4. long time fan and follower of yours. - there is a young astrophysicist who wrote hard science fiction novels by the age of ! He was , , and when he wrote them, edited them himself, and self published. I read all and they are really great. They could easily be movies and all the science is real. his name is Max R. Rudin. I would love to hear you interview this brilliant kid. He wrote “A Truly Dead Rock” at , and during the pandemic he wrote “A Bottled Up Flame” and “A Somewhat Odd Start” all by the age of , and while getting a perfect SAT score, and making science and math videos on his You Tube channel “Graviton Media”. He is like a junior you. I’ve never seen anyone besides you and him who have this kind of passion for science and astrophysics. Please have him on your show. He is a Freshman at Rice now majoring in Physics. It would blow my mind to hear your minds together in discussion. Please, please, please. Kids like this give me hope for the future.
5. Love the show! - Neil, Always a delight to learn from you and Lord Nice. And any guests or cohosts along for the ride. Im thankful each time a new episode appears. Some topics I’m excited to learn about and dive right in! Some episodes I bank or save for another day. However even topics that don’t at first seem interesting to me personally, end up being just as good once I listen. Thank you! -Shwa
6. Feed Your Head! - Fantastic podcast here in a casual humorous setting that still manages to dive pretty deep into our understanding of ourselves, the universe and our place in it. Mr Tyson, always funny & engaging in his own right, brings his especially bright perspectives to the listener that’s accessible even if you’re not an astrophysicist, points of discussion with guests further highlights StarTalk as a gold standard in podcasts recommend this to anyone with the insatiable desire to know & learn more about all those stars out there we’re always wishing on anyway. Shine On Neil
7. What a dumb person. - For someone touted as this ‘brilliant’ scientist,(He’s just the token black democrat they put on a pedestal until one day he learns to think for himself) he is f’ng stupid. The tiny credibility he had as some affirmative action scientist was gone the moment he opened his mouth about how safe the poison shots were. He’s proven he’ll shuck and jive for a set dollar amount. F him.
8. Used to be a fan - I used to be a fan. I always loved how Neil was objective and followed the scientific process. He has refused to look at Covid issues in this same scientific mind. Instead he is blinded by bias. Please follow your own advice and evolve with the scientific data. I’m done listening to you until you do.
People are seeing something in the woods and there are too many reports for this to be ignored. Join us every Sunday night as we discuss recent Sasquatch sightings, encounters and talk to Bigfoot eye witnesses. Listen as we speak with researchers, witnesses and investigators to unravel the mystery of Bigfoot. Every week we will also bring you the latest Bigfoot news and information. Additional episodes and exclusive content can be found on our website www.sasquatchchronicles.com. Become a Membe...
Release date: 2023-03-04 Genre:Science > Natural Sciences
1. I frickin’ love this podcast! - Hooked from day one! It’s so intriguing to hear these people’s stories, so much more interesting than watching some sensationalized “mockumentary”. Most of these people sound sincere, maybe a couple of them I doubted, but overall these stores are fascinating and I’m not sure I can ever camp in the woods alone again now. I’ve always believed Sasquatch exists and I know people who have found trace evidence and heard them. Absolutely enjoying this podcast! Thank you.
2. Wes is always a breath of fresh air - The people Wes interviews are brave souls to speak about their adventures with Sasquatch. I cannot imagine what I’d do in their place, seeing or hearing a creature many folks say doesn’t exist. Sasquatch Chronicles provides a platform for each of them to speak publicly. Wes has the greatest respect for his guests. He’s supportive & encouraging, especially with Veterans, and gives them the opportunity to speak about their time serving our country in addition to telling of their encounters. This podcast isn’t about the host. It’s informative & entertaining and presented by a man with a big heart. His style of podcast offers listeners a chance to experience a Sasquatch encounter from each guest’s personal perspective.
3. Thought Provoking - Wes is an awesome host in that he allows the guest to tell their stories without interrupting the flow of their account. Incredible and sometimes terrifying accounts of Sasquatch in one place. I can listen to these all day and it’s always great to learn new information or detail from peoples accounts.
4. Best podcast hands down - Wes your podcast is amazing! You do a great job and your interviewing style is very professional. I always look forward to new episodes and often listen to old episodes. Takes courage to do what you do. Some people just can’t handle the truth. Keep doing what you are doing brother!!!
5. Best podcast by far if you are interested in the subject of Bigfoot! - Always a great eye witness story being told. Wes… “ the host of the show “ does a really great job. I like and appreciate his style as an interviewer. He lets the witness tell there story with little to no interruption. When he does speak with the witnesses, he asks good and intelligent questions. It makes the listening experience fun/interesting. He speaks with a genuine and professional feel. I have been listening to this podcast for several years now, and I’m always excited for a new episode. I listen to a few other podcasts on the subject of Bigfoot/Sasquatch and SASQUATCH CHRONICLES is to me hands down my favorite.
6. Best Bigfoot podcast - Sasquatch Chronicles is simply the best. Wes is an excellent host with a genuine care for each guest he interviews. Been listening for years and I find every episode a thrilling, compelling and entertaining listen before bed. Helps me with my insomnia- something about listening to ppl talk and tell a story that is so unusual keeps my mind from thinking on a million other things and can just relax and enjoy it. And for that I’m grateful for this podcast!! Definitely worth listening to.
7. Essential Bigfoot Listening - One of the best places for sasquatch related content anywhere. One of my favorite shows easily! Wes does a wonderful job at making the interviews entertaining, respectful, and thoughtful. He also does a really good job at helping witnesses feel comfortable to speak naturally and brings a level of realness and empathy to person while still keeping on track with all the most relevant details. I think there’s just the right amount of Bigfoot story and also getting to know the person outside of the story. A lot of people who have sightings are naturally down to earth simple outdoors types and I really enjoy just listening to them talk about their lives sometimes. Wes always keeps it relevant, entertaining, and serious as needed for each interview to make the show enjoyable!
8. Too many details that make the podcast boring - Interviewer must insist the witness give excruciating details that are not important to most listeners. I’d like to hear more details of what the squatch looks like, or their behavior. Describing - minutes describing the trail the witness walked is boring.
Brain fun for curious people.
Release date: 2023-03-03 Genre:Science > Astronomy
1. Comment on Dementia topic - // podcast - I’m a long time listener & always learn something new from Science Friday. Just an awesome show. Just passing along a suggestion about how to care for someone with dementia, read the book, The Hour Day. This was suggested by a Hospice Worker. It is a reference guide to help caregivers & family members. Thank you!
2. Political views make me sad - I enjoy the show very much until we are diverted from science to a political view or “politically correct” topic. It is very hard to escape media slanted to one political view or another to manipulate real time ratings these days, and I hate to see an otherwise good science program slide down this slope as it does too often. It is compulsively “politically correct” and political. Outlier topics of marginal interest get big play here.
3. No longer a science podcast - This program has devolved from a popular presentation of scientific topics to a political bullhorn. Its advocacy for green energy without also informing about its reliance on child labor in the Congo, slave labor in China, toxic waste products, etc. is a real disservice.
4. Trustworthy science - In the mass of “science” podcast I know that NPR and sci-FRI are going to give me actual science. I look forward every week to the information in the news and how it matters. I enjoy the bite size fully packed I for that is presented in a way that is not a chore to hear. Thank you so much for the years of science news reporting.
5. Missing November episodes on Apple Podcasts - We look forward to being able to listen to Science Friday through Apple Podcasts on the day after broadcast. The intelligent and timely topics are always a highlight of our weekend, Since the episodes from November do not seem to be available on Apple Podcasts this Sunday, wondering if there is some change in the availability on Apple Podcasts? Thank You for any information on how to access these episodes.
6. Sci Fri has become a scientific narrative arm of the establishment - Science Friday has always leaned left, they are a part of NPR after all…but I think over the last few years sci fri can best be described as “A scientific narrative arm of the entrenched establishment.” The social justice propaganda woven into their science stories has clearly become their main mission, instead of the “pinkies out” sidebars that they were in the past. In this last episode they literally used the term “environmental racism” as if even the environment is now racist too. It’s unfortunate because sci fri was always an interesting and unique show, but alas it was not spared during “the long March through the institutions”
7. Used To Be About Science… - I’ve listened to the show for years. I was a donator for much of that time. But I’ve noticed in the past year or so that the show has been pushing whatever the current liberal agenda is at the moment. It’s become another political pushing show with the word “science” thrown in there. I just can’t support it anymore.
8. Where’s the science? - So much science to discuss and the program inserts political issues and trans issues into every story. They even begin a story saying we don’t talk enough about women and women’s bodies- and then they bring trans issues up not once but four times! The program isn’t what it once was. Sadly nothing left of real science in this program. It’s all commercials and politics now.
This podcast might not actually kill you, but it covers so many things that can. Each episode tackles a different disease, from its history, to its biology, and finally, how scared you need to be. Ecologists and epidemiologists Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke make infectious diseases acceptable fodder for dinner party conversation and provide the perfect cocktail recipe to match.
Release date: 2023-02-28
1. A Must Listen Podcast for Everyone - This podcast is, in a word, superb. The Erin's are fantastic hosts who present the origins, pathology, and historical outbreaks of pathogens in a way that everyone can understand and is truly fascinating to listen to. They are so good at explaining all the scientific terms that you don't have to be a doctor or epidemiologist to walk away from an episode feeling like an expert about a given virus or bacterium. Their anecdotes and reactions to information about each disease brings tasteful levity to what can often be heavy topics. Plus, I love the quarantini's they introduce with each episode and their overall personalities. This is a must-listen for everyone!
2. There is nothing like this - Best podcast in the history of podcasting. So informative and enjoyable. I love the format of this podcast and am so grateful for the opportunity to be entertained while continuing to learn about disease - which happens to be my vocation! Would be amazing to have some more wildlife disease episodes and some cohosts with that background on.
3. Sadly no longer listening - I used to love this podcast but sadly am no longer a fan. While the information is excellent, the judging of historical medical treatments is terrible. Laughing at people from the s because they thought a disease came from a demon, etc is terrible. It’s punching down at people who don’t have our knowledge. In years science will have discovered many new things and we think now will outdated. A more interesting take would be to examine why people thought it might work instead of laughing at them
4. Epilepsy - Thank you so much for this extensive podcast on epilepsy. I am . I have had grand mal seizures periodically starting when I was . Drs have no idea of causes, just guesses. I had a couple accidents before I stopped driving, and have had seizures in many public places. So glad to be born in a time when they aren’t considered to be demonic possession or insanity. Your podcast made me realize how many people share this condition and how many variables there are in diagnosing causes and cures, and how there are wonderful doctors that make it their goal to find out.
5. Another podcast hamstrung by political preaching - It gets so exhausting to keep running into podcasts that have huge potential, interesting subject premise, and what could be a straight-up informative, entertaining show, but then have it ruined because the hosts can’t check their self-righteousness and avoid alienating their audience for no good reason. Constantly preaching their politics, constantly making snide remarks about political positions, constantly wasting large blocks of time to signal to the audience that, yes, they have the “correct” and trendiest opinion about issues that nah or may not even tie into the subject at hand. It is mind-boggling that there are so many podcast hosts that are so narcissistic, that they cannot go a single episode without lecturing and moralizing. For people so sanctimoniously certain that their beliefs are self-apparent truths, you might think they wouldn’t feel the need to constantly tell you. Are they trying to convince us, or themselves?
6. Truly excellent - This is a great podcast with two thoughtful and knowledgeable host. In every episode I listen to I learn something new and am left with information to chew over. A number of one-star reviews here gripe about the hosts’ politics. In my view, this is one of the things that makes This Podcast Will Kill You required listening: the hosts don’t pretend that science/medicine/public health is some decontextualized, neutral, objective system, but that it deeply intertwined with history and society. I applaud their both forthrightness.
7. Pure excellence, in-flew-Enza. - I started listening to this podcast during the height of Covid lockdown but the recent influenza episode is my favorite. I am not in the medical field but I've always been captivated by flu pandemics and have devoted more than normal hours of free time reading historical and scientific articles on the topic. Avian flu makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, so I was particularly excited for this episode. It was fabulous. I loved the historical background on pandemics from long ago combined with the discussions on more recent flu pandemics, bird flu generally, and of course the current Covid pandemic we have all lived through. This pandemic has rekindled my thirst for knowledge about pandemics generally, primarily the flu and potential future flu pandemics. I also got really excited when I looked at the bibliography page as I now have a plethora of additional source material to review for myself. Yay! I would have thought that we have had enough pandemic talk for a lifetime but I think the desire to learn more echoes something key that underscored this episode: being prepared to handle a flu outbreak long before it reaches pandemic potential is what matters most, and we don't get there without continuing scientific curiosity to match the continually evolving strains of the ever present in-flew-en-za. Truly terrifying!
8. So informational!! - Thank you Erins! You guys put so much time and effort into this podcast! it is the best podcast ever, educational and funny at the same time! A note to all the haters, if you don’t like it then don’t listen! Abortion IS healthcare! The Erins are wonderful people, so there is no reason to bring them down! Thank you again and keep up the excellent work!
Unexplainable takes listeners right up to the edge of what we know ... and then keeps right on going. This Vox podcast explores scientific mysteries, unanswered questions, and all the things we learn by diving into the unknown. New episodes every Wednesday.
Release date: 2023-03-01 Genre:Science > Life Sciences
1. Obsessed with this pod! - I can’t stop listening to this podcast. I am obsessed! I love how they present everything so well. Instead of just spewing facts at high speed, they incorporate curious conversations and funny observations. And the editing is superbly done! With a show like this, it could easily get overwhelming but the editor paces everything and lets it breathe in just the right spots. LOVE THIS POD!
2. Please Less Background Sound - Such an interesting treasure of a podcast. But, I’m begging of the sound designer, please chill. I’m trying to hear what the guests are saying and there’s a cacophony of clicks, pulses, crunches, dings, and more in the background. I appreciate the creativity, but it’s a sensory and ADHD nightmare.
3. New to the podcast - I’m listening about a month now and give stars every time. But I’m reluctant about the stars this week as the news was devastating. But as I’m a New Yorker all my life I have to say “whad’ya gonna do”!!! stars anyway. I love (most) of your topics (except this week ). Keep up the amazing work.
4. What I didn’t know I didn’t Know - I found this podcast after an episode was aired on the Today Explained podcast channel and loved it. The subject matter, the way it was broken down for the layperson without dumbing it down, the audio mixing, everything about this podcast is enjoyable. I recommend this series and Today Explained to everyone I know.
5. Fan from the start… - This podcast is the best! I heard about it before it began to air, so I’ve been listening from the beginning. It’s fascinating, entertaining, thought-provoking, intelligent, humorous, well- written, great presentation, and relatable. I’ve learned so much, and chuckled a bunch. I love the fact that there aren’t answers for the questions they are posing….yet. It makes me want to learn more. Great job, guys. I hope you do this one for a long time to come.
6. Good but Sometimes Frustrating - I LOVE the podcast and episodes themselves, but sometimes it can be frustrating when they re-air a previous episode or share an episode from another podcast, mostly because it happens quite a lot. I think even just saying it’s a repeat or reshare in the title would be beneficial, so I don’t go in expecting one thing but getting another. Plus, I know all these episodes take time to report, so rather than trying to put out an episode every week and sometimes doing a subpar job or frequently having to rely in reusing content, I would be perfectly fine if the podcast instead was biweekly or once a month instead.
7. The a perfect podcast for curious minds who want a break from the news - I’m a podcast junkie but I really needed a break from all the news. I was looking for a well produced, storytelling podcast that focused on interesting science-based themes and not Covid, politics or war. Unexplainable is exactly what I needed! I’ve binged most of the episodes over the last few weeks while cleaning, cooking, and driving but now I’m almost out of options. Wah wah, so bummed there aren’t more. I guess I will need to go back and refresh my memory. Many thanks to the amazing folks at Unexplainable and Vox for the wonderful storytelling and the much needed breath of fresh air!
8. So glad to found this show - It’s rare for me to find content and hosts/producers that I find so interesting and not even slightly annoying. This podcast is so great in how they share complicated concepts in a simple, thought provoking and often beautifully organized audio story. I wish there was more content, look forward to exploring their website to learn more. As a person with a fairly boring job, listening to podcasts like this one give me hope and excitement and joy in life.
New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — all in about 10 minutes, every weekday. It's science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join hosts Emily Kwong and Aaron Scott for science on a different wavelength. If you're hooked, try Short Wave Plus. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/shortwave
Release date: 2023-03-06 Genre:Science > Life Sciences
1. For a science podcast there are a lot of unsubstantiated opinions - I started listening to this podcast at episode and really enjoyed it for the first year. However it keeps drifting further and further away from science and further and further into opinions while trying to voice those opinions as facts. I keep trying this podcast from time to time only to keep being let down. The latest episode I listen claimed walking upright was the worst method of travel. Might need to go back to basic biology and biomechanics.
2. Question re: // Pulse Ox Story - Until the new tech is perfected-can the results be tiered differently for African Americans and non-white patients? Can a study be done using the Pulse Ox followed by the more accurate blood/gas measurement (sorry I’m not a doc) and come up with a table to convert the biased Pulse Ox to a more accurate number? If South American and African nations use this same technology, maybe they may have recognized this error and adjusted the range for a healthy Pulse Ox accordingly? Just asking
3. Great show, but needs to mark reruns! - Great short pods about science! However, they used to denote when an episode was a replay and they stopped doing that. Some of us listen to so many podcasts that we don’t have time for re-listens! I’ll give back one star if you start marking episodes as “encore” again, when applicable.
4. Lost me on the condom show - The show lost me on the condom show. For the record I have a degree in biology. The show leans towards woman which is ok, but at times don't seem very inclusive on that end. Example the bladder case was more about UTI's but that is ok. I realize there are other people listening other than me. But when they have a conversation on male contraceptives and they bring up cis or trans men they lost me. That tells me that this is more a social podcast than a science and I am not listeing to it for that. I guess taking this medication might be different depending on what sex you identify with. I will tell you science like this dont care. Wish them luck.
5. Science Snippets - Love the format of this show. The variety of topics piques listeners’ curiosity and brings scientists to life. I use science podcasts in my college classes & students often say they now see scientists as “real people”. Thanks for bringing these topics to the airwaves. Regina Barber’s interviews have been especially good.
6. Far left-wing political activists posing as journalists - Some fairly interesting scientific and historical topics loaded with liberal bias and one-sided, woke ideology. It’s actually a pretty cool podcast when the discussion is not dripping with condescension and disdain towards anyone who isn’t all-in for the woken way.
Why do they really, REALLY want to force EVERYONE ELSE’S kids so bad?? There’s simply no science to suggest it’s necessary for young children. In fact, it is more likely an Ill-advised treatment for young children to receive… the REAL reason…THEY already jabbed their own kids and can’t handle the idea of it being the wrong decision. For that reason ALONE, Libs will never consider that possibility…NEVER.
7. Mostly filler, not content - I love the idea of this podcast but not the execution. Admittedly, I am several decades removed from the very-young-adult demographic the writers and hosts are aiming for (ingratiatingly, at times, it feels like to me). There's usually very little actual information after the lead-in, the robotic ads, the re-statement of topic, the banter, and the often vague, cutesy interviews. Would love to see NPR put out a bite-sized science podcast that delivered.
8. Very biased at times - I learn some interesting things from this podcast, but I feel they don’t present a balanced product. Would be so much better if the arguments for and against whatever issue they speak about would be presented. Balanced presentation of thought leaders (not just one) and studies would be so much better.
In WEAPONIZED, Jeremy Corbell and George Knapp pull back the veil on the world of the known, to explore the unexplained. This multi-platform investigative series features exclusive interviews, never-before-seen footage, previously-suppressed documents, original audio and video recordings, and hard evidence related to UFOs, the paranormal, cutting-edge science, cover-ups, conspiracies, and big-time crimes. Original, groundbreaking conversations with government whistleblowers, spies, spooks, scien...
Release date: 2023-02-21
1. Weaponized - I've never left a review but it would be nice and no offense meant , Jeremy wouldn't have George re explain the things he literally said like were all yrs old. I appreciate the work he's done but it's hard to listen to because of that . I also think the title is pushing the ET 's are a threat narrative to the extreme just like the Deep state wants . What's the motive ? Money ? Shared top secret info ? Leaks given to him time and time again? Maybe a room in the underground bunker one day ? Hmmm...
2. Amazing - This is as good as it gets. Listening to George & Jeremy discuss the most recent & a lot of older UFO news & stories that they really haven’t been able to talk about either. I could listen to hours of these every single day. They are at the very top of the pinnacle, regarding all the info that we need to know about these topics. Highly recommend anything with these two ’s!
3. Jeremy is infuriating! - I just found this podcast and am nine minutes into episode six. I had to stop and write this to express my frustration with Jeremy. He interrupts frequently with exact retellings of what George had just said (George is superb and is a great storyteller). It’s maddeningly annoying and very intrusive. George’s story is fascinating, but oh no not again, Jeremy can’t help but steer the story off track and the storyline gets hijacked. Infuriating! I see others commenting on this too.
4. Could be better - On this podcast production is bad. The latest episode abruptly ends with a question. Also, stick to the stories. We don’t need to hear about your travel details. I was hoping this would be more interview based. Instead Jeremy just keeps telling us how important this all is, interrupts and is annoying. We get it, shut up and let us hear from your guests.
5. could be GREAT but… - I absolutely love Corbel’s enthusiasm and what he is doing to push this subject forward in a legitimate and evidence based way but he needs to STOP interrupting conversations to tell us HOW AMAZING and INCREDIBLE what we just heard was. it's insanely annoying and is exactly why he got hammered in the comment section on JRE when he was on with Lazar. WE KNOW HOW AMAZING AND AWESOME EVERYTHING WE JUST HEARD WAS BECAUSE WE ALSO LISTENED TO IT. take Knapp’s lead, be cool and PLEASE just let the evidence speak for itself. The hype and overselling make you sound like a snake oil salesman. this nonsense alone will throw people from the subject. Also the audio editing is horrendous. in three separate episodes so far entire segments randomly get cutoff and then replayed from the beginning. This is an important conversation and the epicenter is in your lap so yeah, get it together.
6. Keep moving - Two very well respected investigative reporters. However, your interview with the naval pilot was off to an incredibly slow start. The first minutes were of him saying it is his opinion only with no meat. The people drawn to your podcast know you two. It is not the Tonight show!!! Please know your audience. We came here for the meat.
7. Language, please - Changed my rating from a to a based on the obvious choice of these two to increase the foul language rather than rein it in, especially the unexpected sexist “joke” by Knapp. I expected better. If you’re not attempting to sound professional, you don’t have much to say—or care who you say it to. And you don’t know who your audience is (was).
8. Great show - I’ve been interested in this subject since I was a little kid back in the ’s. George , who I’ve been following for years is a great investigative reporter. Jeremy I’ve met at a few conventions, he seems to have a lot of military contacts……. Both of them together make a great combination for a show on this topic. Keep up the good work guys. I’m looking forward to see you in Passadena.
On The DarkHorse Podcast, we will explore questions that matter, with tools that work. Weekly episodes of "The Evolutionary Lens" are co-hosted with Heather Heying, in which we use an evolutionary toolkit to reveal patterns in nature--including human nature. Other episodes will feature Bret hosting long form discussions. Some guests will be well known, others obscure, but all of them are chosen because they have demonstrated unusual insight. The state and future of civilization will be a recurri...
Release date: 2023-02-28 Genre:Science > Natural Sciences
1. So smart and likeable - Bret and Heather make the complex understandable and entertaining. Bret will interview a guest speaking way advanced geek-speak and somehow when he is done processing it, I can understand it. I am so glad that they are standing up for actual science. Oh, and you have to love a podcast where the cat spills liquid on the tech and Heather just keeps going. It is Thank you, Stephanie
2. The first intellectuals I can tolerate. - I love this show. Brett and Heather have such a wonderful and respectful relationship. Both of their voices are so smooth, I often fall asleep to them and must listen to each show twice. In a world full of credentialism, I find that those who insist we call them Dr. are the ones we are finding we can trust the least. Dark Horse is the exception. Instead of using their education to gain power and money, Heather and Brett are fighting for truth.
3. Must listen - The podcasts are long and there is a lot of chitchat, but there are gold nuggets of information and lessons even in the chitchat. You must set aside time to listen without distraction. It may not be obvious at first, but the podcast is ultimately about how to think. Information is the bonus. Always interesting. Must listen.
4. Scott Adams/Logic&Reasoning - Awesome as always. Adam’s argument over time is that “Do your own research” is flawed we minor exceptions (ie you two) Experts, media, etc. can’t be trusted and we all have bias. My bigger issue is that we have dumbed down education to the point where few develop logic and reasoning skills. Combine that with the fact that assumptions are messed up to the point that one can’t assume that person born with male parts is a man and that everything is racist. This is the explicit version of illiberal brain scrambling that young people have experienced for the last years. We expect non-stem educated people to have skill in deductive reasoning and logic? That makes us illogical. Project this out years…the queasy feeling in your stomach says it all.
5. Rising Above - The content is topical and unbiased. I’ve learned a lot. Perhaps most revealing about the hosts is their restraint, maybe mercy. A well known podcaster went quite personal a while back with his explanation for why he would not welcome Dr. Weinstein or Dr. Heying back to debate Covid craziness. Although they could have spiked the football, they have not gloated over developments proving them right. They seek no feud with the man who more and more is not Making Sense.
6. Pod is good-intro is way too long - The topics are great. The discussion is great. However, sifting through nearly minutes of “support us here”, “buy our hoodie”, “when we were at Evergreen”, “YouTube demonetized us” etc, at the beginning of every single episode, is exhausting. Hit the sponsor spots and get to the show.
7. Always interesting, occasionally hilarious - Missing an episode of Darkhorse is not an option for me. The thought of missing one of Dr. Weinstein’s witticisms or one of Dr. Heying’s insights is just too traumatic. Their conversations are always fun, interesting, and enlightening whether you agree, disagree, or are entirely ambivalent. Sometimes they’re downright hilarious, at other times they’re frighteningly prescient. And they are unfailingly likable. Highly recommended.
8. - Love all your shows. I forget how I first came to hear of your show. Megan kelly? Glenn Beck? I am half way through .
I had to stop a couple of times because to be honest the subject I found to be a little overwhelming.
How to protect my family/ grandchildren from these little known dangers in our food supply? I am at the point of your conversation Re: conservative versus progressive. Some years back, considering all the labels, I thought myself to be conservative.
I want to conserve the fundamental goodness of our country and traditions.
That said nothing … if we are alive we want to Create or improve upon. Isn’t That is human nature? Heather You made me think of something.
Background: I come from a long line of family that used our skills to build stuff.
Well the men folk did : )
We helped siblings and family members build decks etc.
Not all the new male in-laws had these skills but they learned a lot from the others. My husband included.
Our family size has gotten smaller w this new generation. A couple of years ago in our ’s we paid the Amish to build us a deck. It felt so odd to pay outsiders do a home project.
I have a greater appreciation for the abilities my grandfather, father and uncles had.
It was a great experience ( Amish) but I don’t want to lose these skills in our family line. Your shows are always informative & entertaining.
Sometimes all it takes is one little fact or one little piece of wisdom to change your life forever. That's the purpose and the hope of "Something You Should Know." In each episode, host Mike Carruthers interviews top experts in their field to bring you fascinating information and advice to help you save time and money, advance in your career, become wealthy, improve your relationships and help you simply get more out of life. In addition, Mike uncovers and shares short, engaging pieces of "inte...
Release date: 2023-03-04 Genre:Science > Social Sciences
1. Interesting content! - I found this show randomly, and I absolutely love it. It’s a wonderful break from my typical “conspiracy” and news type shows. He has such interesting guests who are very knowledgeable, and this info is somewhat random and % interesting. I’m in the process of listening to lotssss of them since I’m a new listener, I love how guests always say, “wow, that’s a great question!” The host is wonderful, and I just love this show. The guests always leave so happy, because they’ve been given this great platform to share what they’ve been researching for a long time. Stars.
2. Both entertaining and informative - This podcast is always full of thoughtful, thought-provoking, and helpful information that can be applied immediately to improve one’s life, work, and health. As a design educator, I have used information from several episodes in my own presentations and creations.
3. November episode - I was deeply disappointed in the November episode that included the War on Cancer update that Skin Cancer was dismissed as “you just go to the dermatologist and they zap it”. You should know skin cancer is “real cancer” and can spread, return and require surgical procedures, reconstruction, radiation and other treatments. Sun exposure is only one risk factor.
4. Podcast nerd - Psychology and philosophy teach critical thinking skills. In a world that is becoming more authoritarian, critical thinking is being demonized. There’s a reason why the white house wants everyone to believe there’s no such thing as corruption.. It is no coincidence that the mainstream media is pushing the narrow minded notion that all conspiracies are misinformation.. Its especially sad to hear this authoritarian con game broadcast on this podcast.
5. Really smart, but - Mike has an incredible host voice, timbre and speed incredible. Well edited and professional. One thing I noticed though, it seems like he has an innate bias deference towards men. He’s more dismissive or argumentative towards women guests. I don’t think he realizes it though. Otherwise, great learning platform!
Each week, physician and economist Dr. Bapu Jena will dig into a fascinating study at the intersection of economics and healthcare. He takes on questions like: Why do kids with summer birthdays get the flu more often? Can surviving a hurricane help you live longer? What do heart surgery and grocery-store pricing have in common?
Release date: 2023-02-17
1. Best podcast - Having worked in healthcare management the last years of my career, the intersection of healthcare and economics has always fascinated me. The topics that are presented on this podcast are always interesting, informative and thought provoking. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to informative listening.
2. Excellent listen - I am always intrigued by the interactions between the medicine, the financial/health insurance aspects of the podcast. The mental health, the challenges of the patients with the hardest medical issues and the financial costs of that are interesting, but showing that we can, as a medical society, work to improve their lives rejuvenates me to help my patients at the top of my ability. Thank you!
3. This is why so many no longer trust experts - Below is a review from a year or so ago; I’d given up on this show. Recently, they played one on the Freakonomics show (not Freakonomics md), so I listened in. The topic was breast feeding. First they had Emily Oster on (look up her podcast if you like data). Emily is probably left leaning because she’s a professor (yeah, that’s not all that fair). But I’ve never seen her bias in her research and she’s taken some politically incorrect positions. That’s courageous in academia. Emily found that there was almost no value to breast feeding once the data was controlled for race, intelligence and a dozen other factors. I was amazed and encouraged. I have no opinion on breast feeding, but dropped Baku’s show because he always, always injects his social justice bias into the data. I often agree with him, but can’t trust him. But now, he brought in an expert who didn’t fit his bias. Go Bapu; maybe I misjudged you. Next was Emma Fitzsimons (sp?). She concluded that there was a % advantage in cognitive skills (reasoning, verbal) that children of privileged women had thru age . No mention of controls like Emily did. Maybe she did proper research, but Bapu didn’t ask if she did or ask Emily why the difference. And of course Bapu finished with a plea for social justice. It’s so disappointing because Bapu has a great background and speaking ability. But just another mediocre advocate. Anyone wonder why “experts” are no longer trusted? My review from a year or so ago: Love the combination of medicine and economics and Bapu (hope I got that right) is easy to listen to. Episodes like the Marathon, Retirement and what docs say and do were excellent. But some of the recent ones are introducing political bias into his work. The one on gender bias is an example. At the risk of overly generalizing, it netted out to the disparity was due to women not selling themselves well and there's an institutional bias against them. The work of Dr. Goldin was mentioned but essentially ignored. If I'm remember this right, she found that % of the wage gap was due to women fairly or unfailry needing more work flexibility than men. So, they might need more time off for children or a job that required fewer hours. She was mentioned, but the work dismissed with "we controlled for all that" (not a direct quote, but I think accurate). That women need more flexibility was the entire argument for the pay gap. How can you not address this and go right to women are persecuted. Also, you brought on a guest who was clearly an advocate for all forms of diversity; that's her job. So, don't pretend she's objective. There are other examples, though much more subtle and usually only short comments. I don't need another NPR podcast that twists the data or selectively picks the data that supports their side. Actually, no one does as science itself is now losing credibility as it's being viewed as a tool of one side. Please go back to being an objective economist and doctor, and stay away from advocacy. There are a gazillion shows that already are doing this. If there are arguments that don't support what you believe, tell them, kill them with what you know, but don't become just another tool of either side.
4. Used to be interesting but now either one sided or political - Soft ball questions and doesn’t get into scientific rigor. Otherwise very political like race in medicine is all they talk about. I really liked the original topics but now I don’t listen anymore. Oh for the record I % abortion even third trimester. Abortion is necessary for society. And Covid is real and dangerous. The vaccines need to be examined more there IS evidence of heart damage and none of you guys talk about it.
5. Disappointed - Fellow physician here Bapu. I have enjoyed your program a lot, but was very surprised you did not push back at all on Ashish Jha and the problem so many of us have with his Covid messaging. I’m quite sure you are aware of Dr Vinay Prasad’s frustration with Jha - why didn’t you ask about some of his specific concerns? It was difficult to listen to Jha humble-brag about how in demand he was during the pandemic. Ugh. How can he say that the authorization for the Covid boosters was solely the decision of the FDA when it is a fact that the White House put enough pressure on the FDA that senior officials resigned in protest? If he is as smart and amazing as you made him sound then he surely knows he is being dishonest with the American public when he, among other things, makes no mention of our valid Covid vaccine cardiac concerns in young men. He sounds like a slick drug rep, not like the normal physicians with whom I trained and practice. The reason why the uptake on the bivalent shot is so low is because most of the American people are smart and know when they aren’t getting the full story. His obvious lack of intellectual honesty is contributing to the distrust Americans have for public health authorities. If you truly don’t see that then you have lost some of your economist objectivity.
6. Episode - I appreciate the prospectives that are presented concerning the decision making and thought process as it relates to medical malpractice. But, I am disappointed that the producers did not work harder to present both opinions/facts on such a polarizing subject as abortion and how it effects decision making, health, malpractice. Freakonomics as a brand is known for presenting balanced opinions/facts and thereby educating its audience.
7. Propaganda disguised as medical care - Crazy to me that an entire episode on “defensive medicine” is really just a commercial for progressive politics related to abortion. Apparently abortion is the safest procedure out there. -with nary a mention of the other side -the baby. I’d be fine with the position, I’d only it were given honestly with recognition of the actual argument. So completely one-sided.
8. Almost there… - I’m a fan of the regular freakanomics podcast. I gave this one a quick try and it was just lacking in substance. I listened to the one regarding FDA Friday releases being detrimental and even deadly. While this was an eye popping news, the podcast could have been completed in minutes. I would have turned it off but I was too busy on my exercise machine.
Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and five-time New York Times best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the mind, society, current events, moral philosophy, religion, and rationality—with an overarching focus on how a growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live. Sam is also the creator of the Waking Up app. Combining Sam’s decades of mindfulness practice, profound wisdom from varied philosophi...
Release date: 2023-02-20
1. Subscribe and Support this podcast - This is a highly thought-provoking (not merely provocative) podcast that I've been listening to from the very beginning. I enthusiasticaly support it financially as well. Listening to the Waking Up podcast is like putting yourself through a vigorous and ever-lengthening intellectual boot camp. I consume it immediately and greedily and support it happily. I listen to most Waking Up podcasts twice and find that I almost always miss something really good the first time around. I wind up following most of Sam's guests on Twitter so I can keep up with them, and I buy many of their books. I highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about trying to make sense of the world. You won't always agree with Sam Harris, but you'll almost always learn something from every episode.
2. TDS was your downfall - Used to listen to you before you decided that censoring Trump and pushing the unsubstantiated vax was somehow good for the country. Seems you’re okay with authoritarianism if you think it’ll benefit society, you’ve fallen for trump derangement syndrome. Hope you can find your liberal roots again.
3. What happened to Sam? - I used to find Sam’s shows thoughtful and interesting. What happened? Now he talks flippantly / gloatingly about the media lying about the Hunter Biden laptop. He thinks that’s a good thing! Meanwhile, faith in our media and our system is at an all time low. But Sam thinks its worth it. Sorry Sam, I’m out.
4. Debate Brett - Sam, you are a coward. You disparage Brett Weinstein and others who are now clearly vindicated for their stance on the vaccines. You are either too afraid to admit you were/are wrong, or too vain to imagine you can ever be so terribly wrong. I used to listen to your podcast, never again. What a waste of time.
5. Sam in decline - Sam has had some great podcasts. One in particular that stands out was his podcast after the George Floyd killing. Unfortunately both Trump and Covid seemed to send him off the rails. He has a terrible case of TDS and acted like a supreme fool during covid. He owes Bret Weinstein an apology for acting as though Bret was a dangerous spreader of misinformation. When in fact Bret was hitting closer to the truth then Sam was. His greatest weakness is his inability to have conversations with people who will challenge his own ideas.
6. Color me confused. - Sam is out of his depth when debating functioning intellectuals. Sam presents a seemingly formidable smokescreen by way of verbosity but the core of his arguments lie all too often in amateurish straw man tactics coupled with sardonic quips. Sam’s listeners (by his own admission) were left with the unfortunate question of whether Sam’s increasingly confused noises were the result of him being either disingenuous or his being simply muddleheaded.. Map onto that a histrionic Trump obsession and a zealous embrace of censorship.
7. Laughable - Sam Harris was interesting when he first came on the podcasting scene.didn’t agree with everything but that’s ok,that’s what makes it interesting. I like to listen to people that could change my mind. Now…. He is obviously the dumbest intellectual out there. No way he survives outside his little bubble of academia. common sense , intellectual honesty.
8. Sad to see what became of one of my favorite podcasts and authors - For many years I followed Sam Harris, bought many of his books, and listened to his lectures and podcasts. I was a big fan and recommended him to a lot of people. But since the era of Trump and Covid he has become increasingly narrow minded in his opinions and perspectives. I am by no means a Trump fan either. However some of his statements over the past couple of years have made me lose a lot of respect for a man I really admired. I really appreciated his insights and wisdom and really hoped he would get a grip and eventually get back to something reassembling the open minded, insightful man he was. But I finally had to throw in the towel. I’m sure there’s an audience for all the Trump bashing and Covid hysterics but that’s not why I listened to Sam. Fairly sure I’m not the only person who feels this way.
Blurry Creatures chases down answers for the weird questions and enigmatic creatures that inhabit the fringes between reality, myth, and imagination. Join podcast veterans Nate Henry and Luke Rodgers as they investigate Bigfoot, Ancient Giants, Cryptids, The Nephilim, The Watchers, Ancient Burial Mounds, Forbidden History, Megaliths, Conspiracy Theories, Dogman, Mothman, The UFO Phenomenon, Extraterrestrials, and The Unexplained.
Release date: 2023-02-22 Genre:Science > Nature
1. Awesome stuff - Truly awesome stuff I have witnessed a couple supernatural things this last year or so and did not really know what to make of them. I have always been skeptical of this kind of stuff but that all changes rather fast when you see crazy stuff with your own eyes. I was pushed to listen to this by a friend and it has helped me put some stuff in its proper place.
2. Opens the Dialogue at the Table - Who is tired of the Church telling you to sit down and shut up and not question?! I am.
This show was the bridge that started answering my questions I’ve had since I was little by interviewing Dr. Heiser.
I know I’m not God and I’ll never know ALL the answers because we as mere humans will never put The Creator in a box—but that’s what this show blows out of the water:
How the Church HAS put Him in a box.
Has fallen asleep.
Has forgotten we are in a SPIRITUAL struggle. BC has shattered that box and has reignited the hunger and awe of The Most High.
3. My new favorite podcast! - I heard the podcast you guys did with Tony Merkel on the Confessionals, and I decided to check out Blurry Creatures. I’ve been binge listening for almost three weeks, and am still going strong. One of the things that I love the most about the podcast is the biblical perspective that gets talked about by you and your guests. It’s also been an instrument in God’s hands to teach me some very important things. Keep up the great work Luke and Nate!
4. Absolutely Hooked… - My dad recently introduced me to this podcast and at first, I will say, I was skeptical. I started by listening to the recent episode discussing The Grammy’s and the Satanic influences involved. It totally resonated and I love the hosts’ and guests perspectives. I can’t stop listening now, and am so thankful that other Christ-followers are talking about the very real supernatural world within our own. Keep up the tremendous work, guys. I’m sharing with my church and friends!
5. I’m hooked and can’t stop listening - These guys are the real deal. They are funny, engaging and the conversations always leave me wanting to learn more about the Bible and God’s heart for humanity. I wasn’t a huge fan at first because I chocked it up to being only about Bigfoot. I was busy listening to other business and industry related podcasts for my job but little did I know it would expand on deeper theology than I ever thought was imaginable. The Old Testament has come alive for me and the story of Jesus so colorful than it’s ever been in my faith. Thank you Nate and Luke for taking a chance and launching this podcast into the world when you did. We’re Nashville neighbors and I am so grateful for you both!
6. Blurry verse fanatic ! - Hey guys!! I absolutely love what you guys are doing! I’m an avid listener on Spotify and had to come over here to leave a message! You guys aren’t afraid to ask questions and don’t put the limitations on our creator as most do. There’s things in our world that we aren’t aware of or ignore completely, and you two intrepidly press on in hopes of bridging the gap between the seen and unseen, or at least provoke thought. What If were wrong? What if there’s more? What if it isn’t what we think or are told? And how is it all connected? All questions I hope to continue on the journey with you to discover! Thanks a bunch, and keep going!
7. Great podcast - This is my favorite podcast! The Biblical references make it amazing. Working from beginning to present. Just finished ep -so good! Judd saying, “party on, at the end . Currently reading Birthright. After hearing so many episodes with Tim, it makes reading so much easier! Keep it up guys.
8. Answered Prayer - I’ve been trying to connect so many dots for many years that I felt were connected to the Bible and I’m so grateful for this podcast. It gives me a space to nerd out, learn so much new information and connect so many of the dots! Thank you guys for having the courage to start this podcast and pursue truth.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince host a witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes.
Release date: 2023-03-25
1. Laugh track is awful - I was really excited for this podcast, seemed like a perfect mix of science delivered in an entertaining and funny way. The content was clearly there from what I heard. The laugh track is truly an inexcusable decision, it adds absolutely nothing and absolutely destroys any funny moments.
2. Subscription only??? - I love this show. So I am saddened to find that we apparently must pay to listen...? Not just listen early and/or ad free; but to listen at all. Am I missing something? Does it not behoove everyone to make science communication freely accessible to all? Include ads if its needs some source of funds, fine. Just make science communication freely accessible even if we must endure a few ads. Please tell me I’ve just missed something and it’s free to listen with ads…
3. Funny Insightful and Full of Information - Be warned this show only comes out occasionally but it's so worth keeping on your feed.
The show is always funny and entertaining. The best part is all the information and funny but rational insights it brings. It's so easy and fun to listen to that I forget sometimes how much I have learned from it. Try it out and see how much your smiling at the end!
4. Maybe It's Over? - I like the idea and this podcast has had its moments in the past. The best episodes have included those with astronauts, for example, However, I am starting to wonder if the format has run its course. The episode on the "Science of Cooking" was an absolute low-point: not informative on either science or cooking, not interesting and not funny. The problem with the format is that some of the comedians have really nothing to add - and in fact derail any coherent content, struggling to say anything that could be remotely construed as intelligent or funny. And what was with gratuitous jokes about Jim Al-Khalili in the Neaderthals episode? Questionable. He actually has an informative podcast while this one is in danger of lacking any informative content.
5. Time - Without it we couldn’t cure disease, end racism, put one foot in front of the other. We wouldn’t have a heartbeat, pull air into our lungs, exit our mother’s womb. Yes, we pass away, but we learn from time passing. Without that, what fun would life be?
Thanks for giving us things to think about!
6. Love the theme. Hate eu praise! - Stumbled upon this feature on my iPad mini after hearing Parker Posey would be in new podcast mini series. Very first podcast I subscribed and listened to, “Brits in space” was sullied with e.u. praise. As a American that has awoken to the reality of Multinational entities that own over percent of all media we absorb have no interest in the advancement of society through healthy competition. But would rather subdue the masses rendering them voiceless and without opinions so they can carry on pilfering all they lay claim to.
7. Really going downhill... - This show is turning into a really ego trip for the presenters. Too much time given to their self-regarding comments and virtue-signalling. What was enjoyable about this originally (and made it connect with people so well) was its accessibility and that it just did science.
Now its vanity and wokeness...please don't keep doing this
8. Great Podcast! - The best science podcast. Would appreciate a return to more physics and mathematics though...last few seasons have not had much. Really like guests Fay Dauker (sic) and Jeff Forshaw. Also like comedian Andy Hamilton, and Ross Noble is outrageous. But my favorite is the somewhat serious Brian Cox and appreciate his efforts to keep Robin and the panel on topic. Wish this podcast were on more frequently. Have listened to past episodes several times already.
The Confessionals is where witnesses of the unexplained share their stories and encounters with the world. Through long-form conversations, we pull out as much detail about one's experience as possible. Join us as we delve into the unknown side of life, from bigfoot and dogman to UFOs to paranormal activity to even conspiracies.
Release date: 2023-03-06 Genre:Science > Natural Sciences
1. Best podcast ever - Except for when I was a member and decided to unsubscribe from membership because Tony can be very pompass at times. His personality isn’t for everyone when he gets in his attitude mode. I just won’t spend my extra $ on someone like that to live a better life. His opinions can come off very narcissistic. HOWEVER, that’s only the bad. Tony is an amazing podcaster with excellent content for the most part when he isn’t constantly turning subjects into his own stuff. All. The. Time. I do love the podcast and content. I even mostly like Tony and think he’s great. Just not someone I could personally get along with in real life cuz our personality’s would clash. That has nothing to do with the podcast tho, hence, stars. Would give more if I could.
2. Going Downhill Sadly… - I used to LOVE this podcast when it was all topics high strangeness, but the last year has increasingly been more about Christianity. It’s rare now that Tony puts on anything that does not revolve around Christianity. And he’s getting a bit preachy too. Now he is talking about God telling him to do a podcast. I had to turn it off, please get back to your roots Tony. Your going to lose a chunk of your fan base.
3. Found Podcast on Long Drive - Really enjoy the interview format and story telling. Probably wasn’t the best idea to start with episode Desert Cult driving in the middle of nowhere in the middle of night. But couldn’t wait to see how it ended. Great work will add follow and keep listening to more!
4. Taking advantage of peoples ignorance. - The show? Sure monsters, whatever that’s fine, connects it to religion usually. The problem I have is he’s pushing adds like: buy this garbage product it will protect you from an EMP attack… what? That’s not how it works, it’s on the level of pushing silver water as a miracle cure. Snake oil, low morals.
5. Not What I Was Expecting - I thought this was going to be a show about the paranormal, but it’s really a show about the paranormal for hardcore Christians. Every episode revolves around Jesus: everything is a demon. And that’s fine. I just thought it was a podcast about the paranormal. But if you’re not a Christian, it’s hard to follow the conversations, because religion is central to everything. Live your truth, but it’s hard to approach the paranormal when you don’t have an open mind.
6. My first Podcast - I have never been much of a podcast listener and couldn’t even tell you what they had to offer.. until I ran across tony on YouTube and ever since I was hooked! No only was I hooked on tc I was also introduced to many other equally fantastic podcasts! You hold fast to your faith but allow room for the unknown, you welcome and accept anyone with a story they wish to share ! Couldn’t be better! Keep going Tony!
7. Great minus the pooches - This is probably my current favorite podcast. My only complaint the constant obsession with the most boring of the paranormal - dogmen. Every episode is mention of a werewol…I mean dogman and a plug for something dogman related, which I understand. Personally I just skip the mutt heavy ones along with ones starring other podcasters, authors, etc. When it’s regular call-ins from people who aren’t selling a book or promoting another podcast it’s perfect. Honestly it’s like % real call-ins if it sounds like I’m complaining a lot. The podcast is really great most of the time (but please Tony, less furry friends).
8. Tony says : “Pill ‘Em All!” - Strange Screams, Satanism, Sabbattean Sex Cults, CERN, Sacrifices, Symbolism, Saturn-worship, Sleeper Agents,Shadow-People, Shadow-gate, Subterranean Suns, Scientology, Sigils, Secret Societies, Sasquatches, San Fransisco Sutro Salt-baths, Centaurs & CIA Psy-Ops!!! The Confessionals Clearly & Completely Castrates the Cacophony of Crappy Coast to Coast Clones!! Tony says : Pill ‘Em All!
Learn research-tested strategies for a happier, more meaningful life, drawing on the science of compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and awe. Hosted by award-winning professor Dacher Keltner. Co-produced by PRX and UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.
Release date: 2023-02-23 Genre:Science > Social Sciences
1. Comments on // podcast about looking up to the sky - I’m a new listener of the podcast and enjoying it immensely. This podcast reminded me of a habit from my childhood of looking at the shapes of clouds to find an animal or some other object. I still do it in mid-life. It’s fun. Also I can relate to finding awe and perspective by looking at a book marker of the Earth-rise from the Moon. I displayed the marker in my office to remind me how small issues can be in the grand scheme of things. Thank you & best wishes for your continued success with your podcast!
2. I have been listening to this podcast for years and am never disappointed. - I’m interested in research-based behavioral interventions that can applied to situations in our everyday lives. The Science of Happiness consistently introduces strategies that can be implemented to improve our mood and functioning if we are willing to try them. I like the modeling of the techniques and the science behind it.
3. Dacher is a superstar - I truly enjoy this podcast. It is one tool in my tool belt for my mindfulness journey. Several episodes have not necessarily been of interest at first but, sure enough, there’s a nugget within the episodes that I appreciate and learn from. I also really like the shorter length because they’re not a huge time commitment and that makes the episodes more approachable for me. Dacher’s personality comes across as very warm and caring, which is the cherry on top of the substantive content.
4. Inspired by your stories...and science! - It’s wonderful to learn about yourself through other people’s experiences. It takes the pressure off and allows the listener to be inspired without being deterred by ones own insecurities. These stories are entertaining and thought-provoking. I like that the ‘Happiness Guniepigs’ are often accomplished and sometimes well-known people with credibility. It makes me feel better about myself to know that everyone wants to improve their happiness... it’s not just regular ol’ me. This in-and-of-itself would make a great podcast, but they take it further by bringing in all the science supporting the happiness of said example during the second half of the show. Thank you (I guess I’m sort of writing a Letter of Gratitude) for making a show that can really help people improve their lives and the lives of those around them.
5. So good! Love the stories - I love how this podcast focuses on a personal story about a particular topic first and through most of the episodes, and then dives into the science behind it. It feels less sterile than other podcasts and is overall really uplifting and gives tangible goals and techniques.
6. Favorites! - This has been one of my favorite podcasts to tune into at least once a week. One of my favorite episodes that stood out to me and urged me to leave a review was “How to Keep Love Alive” (season episode ). I always appreciate hearing what the psychologists and experts at the end of each episode have to say about the exercises. Keep up the good work Science of Happiness!
7. Brilliant - I stumbled onto this podcast through my research on universal facial expression, work done in modern era by Dr. Paul Ekman. Interestingly, his work and work carried on by Dr. Eve Ekman led me to Berkeley’s Center for Greater Good. I have little doubt that we are all living in a mad, dangerous world - yet, our hope and our potential for better personal and collective human lives has always been within us. Thanks for this work GGIA.
8. Blinded by the left - Why do you feel the need to bash President Trump and claim that xenophobia and white supremacy are on the rise (no data- scare tactics) during an episode that is supposed to be about finding the good in life. He does not hate “all brown people”. Leave your hateful bias out of a podcast that references the utilization of Science. Are you so blinded by your left-wing media-induced hate that you cannot accept that others have a different opinion. I call this arrogance. Why alienate half of the country by bringing your politics into what, otherwise as an enjoyable podcast series.
True stories of the most extreme wild animal attacks ever documented, told and explained by Wes Larson, a wildlife biologist and animal behavior expert. Wes is joined by his brother Jeff and their mutual friend Mike, and in each episode the three pour over the details of animals attacks and explain how listeners can avoid these kinds of dangerous encounters, and learn a new appreciation for the wild things of the world
Release date: 2023-02-24 Genre:Science > Nature
1. A little chaotic but always a good time - While I am always down to listen to people talk about animals, the secret sauce of this podcast is the three hosts. Wes is knowledgeable and an excellent science communicator, Jeff adds a great deal of comedy, and Mike is thoughtful and engaging (and deserves a great deal of credit for his contributions).
2. Boring white guys who think they’re funny - Waste of $, the audacity of charging that to try your podcast out. I came for insane animal stories and left when I realized I couldn’t get that without fast forwarding through so much banter between the straight male hosts making jokes and getting off topic. Sorry but you aren’t comedians, so
I found this very self indulgent and annoying when I don’t know you and came for what you advertise the show to be. And the pay wall just made it all the more annoying. Stick to the script
3. / claws. Love itt. - Came here from Too Scary, Didn’t Watch, Wes featured on a episode and I just had to check out this podcast. First off, LOVE the banter between these guys and WILL physically fight anyone who thinks it’s annoying. Wes does a fantastic job of educating you about animals without being condescending or repetitive. The flow of the episodes are very nice and I really don’t even realize that an hour has gone by when I’m listening to these guys talk about how they would fend off a Hippo. LOVE YOU GUYS,KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK.
4. Amazing! - I discovered your podcast on a road trip from Colorado to Tennessee in December of , since that day, I can’t stop listening! The detail and research that Wes, Jeff and Mike do to prepare for every show is very detailed, we can tell by the level of love and knowledge for koala bears that Jeff shares with us on a multitude of occasions. I’ve been in veterinary medicine for years now and my new area of focus is in wildlife biology and animal behavior and Wes not only knows his stuff but is passionate about sharing that information with the world! Thank you guys for all your hard work! You’ve not only gained a listener but a subscriber as well! Keep it up and here’s to an amazing and future episodes!
5. Excellent - I’m a longtime podcast listener and have loved all the award-winning shows (true crime, public radio stories, etc), but this podcast is hands down (paws down?) my favorite now. Wes’s communication about his expertise & his storytelling are top-notch, and the friendship among the guys is so endearing and such a welcome reprieve from some of the necessary darkness, given the focus of the podcast.
6. The BEST Podcast - Truly this podcast is the best. I stumbled upon it and was instantly hooked. I love the “What would Mike and Jeff do?” category. Great information and I love that there is advice on how to prevent animal incidents and also what we can do to help conserve these amazing animals & their habitats. DO.NOT.FEED.WILD.ANIMALS
7. You guys are the best! - I think I’ve left a review on different Platforms now so hope it helps you guys. The show is truly amazing! You guys crack me up , and feed off each other during the show taking giving laughs even when the subject matter isn’t funny. Not to short you Wes on all the information you offer to listeners. Every episode gives examples of what to do if approached by the animal they are discussing along with biological research and analysis. Never heard anything like it , great job guys !
8. Funny, informative sexy nerds - My husband and I just listened to hours of Tooth & Claw during a road trip. The show is so funny and interesting. I’m not really an animal lover but these guys can’t help but make you fall in love with Vampire Bats and Grizzly Bears. Also…all three are kinda gorgeous in that hot nerd way. Listen to the regular episodes but do yourself a favor and sign up for the bonus episodes too. They are a delight.
The Best of Coast to Coast AM podcast, hosted by George Noory. A media phenomenon, Coast to Coast AM deals with UFOs, strange occurrences, life after death, and other unexplained (and often inexplicable) phenomena.
Release date: 2023-03-05
1. Really interesting - Used to when I was growing up UFO and cryptids were thought to be fake and fringe. Used to when I was growing up we trusted our government and the left’s foot soldiers, the FBI and ATF, without question. Used to when I was growing up we trusted the media to be fair. Now there are Senate hearings and abundant evidence of aliens. Now we have rampant sightings of cryptids and the unexplained. Now we know for a fact there is a Deep State of FBI, mainstream media, the democrat party, social media and George Soros/Chinese/Russian money to destroy our nation. Thank you to the podcasts that offer opposing points of view. God Bless America!
2. Ian Punnit - EMBARRASSING - Just listened to the cringe-worthy interview by Ian Punnit with retired op Ric Prado. Someone needs to mention that listeners tune in to hear the guest, NOT Punnit’s insipid, uninformed opinions. Repeatedly, he posed a question, then rattled his babbling opinion as though to sway the answer or color the listener’s view of the hosts information. Punnit is unprofessional & has no clue about interviewing or providing a quality show. Please have this guest on again with a REAL professional interviewer so we can hear what this guy has to say on this fascinating topic.
3. Linda Moulton Howe /Cliifford Stone - I have listened to all of LMH’s appearances on this podcast many many times. She is so hardworking and well sourced. I am really into knowing the truth about-are we alone? Hearing LMH makes me believe that if she believes it, with all the evidence & facts she has seen & heard then we the people on earth literally have no F N clue about the world we are living in. Some don’t care to know and others are in denial because, I’m shocked at how many people still think it’s crazy that aliens have visited.They don’t want to here “nonsense “ when in reality I believe with all my mind that Roswell definitely happened. I mean are all the thousands of people who have been abducted just lying- knowing there is no benefit to saying it. The death bed confessions really carry weight with Me. Loved interview with Clifford Stone also no if he is lying then he is the best liar EVER. I mean the emotion & details he provides are refreshing and as good as gold.
4. Coast to Coast a.m. Best radio show ever. - Coast to Coach am is the best in late night radio. It’s one of the main reasons I purchased a portable emergency radio. Radio comes on at midnight, and I don’t turn it off till AM. The podcast highlights is an incredible way to listen to the best part of that evening‘s show, in case you walked away from the radio for a minute. You can fast forward commercials if you wish not to hear them. And the podcast comes very handy for my evening strolls through the neighborhood. Thank you Coast to Coast.
5. Why not full shows!!? Well under… - Most certainly love George Noory especially, he’s my absolute favorite interviewer in the entire universe! Love the way he asks questions and moves each show along, very easily in fact, leaving you on the edge of your seat! He truly makes every single show beyond interesting, rather comforting in some truly amazing way, he has such technique!! Keep up the amazing work Noory!! As for the other hosts, not bad, just not him. My only complaint and the reason for the single star given only is simply due to the time on the show, such snippets! Well under minutes and then you add in up to minute advertisements, terrible idea! What is the point of being on a podcast! Why not full shows? Why give us just crumbs, come on now! Very disappointing indeed! We need full episodes please!!
6. Lifting of the Veils - Coast to Coast IS THE BEST SHOW in the USA. No television. I can relate to all the shows in one way or another. I’ve awakened to a magical and paranormal world. My veil has been lifted. No need to watch television anymore. It’s just nonsense. George and his guests and listeners may be on the same frequency. I don’t feel alone.
7. CC AM - I have listened to this program for many years and go back to the early days of Art Bell. I have seen all the highs and lows and still love the program. That said, I no longer susbscribe to the nightly program. Just can't squeeze the hours in. This minute version works fine. I do miss some of the substitute hosts though. But, there are only hours a day. Thanks.
8. Please Read - Please. You need to improve the audio quality on guest call-ins and NEED to transition to a full podcast format, for your sake and ours. It’s way too late in the game for this to have not happened already, but early enough that Coast To Coast AM would be a late-night phenomenon once again if all access was granted via the podcast. Listenership Ad revenue Brand Positioning What it would do for the field Just saying!