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
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.
9. Unproductive and not very deep - I listened to this podcast for a while hoping for intellectual insights or interesting neuro/psych research that could be applicable to existing in modern society Every episode left me wanting— studiously avoided a thorough investigation, or gave an unnecessarily long description of a simple topic that didn’t expand on any of the information. Despite the supposed interest in productive discussion, it is unfortunately a waste of time. prospective listeners might be better served searching for info elsewhere
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
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
9. Unbearable Vocal Fry - I just cannot tolerate her vocal fry. This has nothing to do with “sexism,” since guys make the noise too. But since they’ve called complaints about her vocal fry an issue of sexism a few years ago, it seems even worse now; almost by deliberate force. Sorry not sorry. Maybe I’ll read the transcripts some day, but that kinda defeats the purpose. Listen to your fans, please. Stop talking that way and the show will take off. But she won’t. She’s the exact opposite of humble. That’s fine, the show is crashing. See Reddit, dear.
10. Meh - Low rating is mostly about the incessantly infuriating ad promoting this show. The screaming was annoying enough in the actual episode, but now I have to hear it every time I hear an ad for Invisibilia in all the other podcasts I listen to? Who thought this would actually attract listeners? As for my feelings on the actual episodes? The new season is pretty mediocre and feels different from what this first podcast first started out as. I no longer feel the need to subscribe.
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
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!
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
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.
9. successfully blends science with specific individual stories - one of my top podcasts! the tone is gentle but persuasive/encouraging. The guests are very authentic, disclosing, and likeable/relatable. They are also free people of color/non-WASP. The research is well summarized & fascinating. Commercials are brief and never obnoxious. These aren’t quick fixes but truly useful ways to improve ourselves and our families and communities. try a few episodes!
19 keys are electrical enlightening thought patterns and high lvl conversations. Life is about the journey not the destination, listen to these keys to help you along your journey in spirituality, entrepreneurship, future building, mind management keys etc... SUPPORT PODCAST SUBSCRIBE BELOW www.crownz19.com www.goldewater.com PayPal: email@example.com Venmo: @jibrialkeys
Release date: 2023-03-04
1. Low Level Harmful Opinions - I will start by saying Keys is an educated black with a promising mission of trying to open the minds of our communities. However when it comes to his personal opinions of “being a man” his thoughts, his words, and his actions are hurtful, harmful, and lack compassion. If his conversations remained in the realms of innovation and wellness then I would little issue with this production. However over the past few months Keys has made various comments on the appearance and behavior of individuals in our society who cause no harm to any one. All humans, man or woman, should be free to express themselves and their emotions freely as long as they are acting through kindness empathy and compassion. However, Keys feels it is okay to belittle and speak down to a specific category or people “feminine men” and force “gender roles” upon other people. He is not emotionally sensitive or intelligent. This continued messaging is immature and harmful. I unfortunately do not have a public platform or status yet to combat these harmful behaviors and actions. I will continue to leave these reviews as long as this harmful message is being spread. This message is closed minded, homophobic, misogynistic, insecure, and low level. These conversations are not constructive. My advice is that he should to look to build or heal the world around us instead of trying to restrict others to “gender roles”. When we act with love empathy kindness and compassion we learn to live our lives in peace with those around us. EYL drops a lot of positive knowledge through their various productions. This is one of their faults. I under we are all humans and have our own paths of growth. The growth I would like to see from this production is to open their hearts to loving and caring for all the individuals in our community. If their ego continues to stunts their growth then to roughly quote keys he will continue down a path towards death. This path will guide others toward their death as well.
2. Holistically transformative - These videos have stimulated me and help me see my Higher level even at my lowest times. I find myself lost in social media n streaming services mindlessly at times n i so i catch myself n stop into shows like this to direct me down the right path. As a yr old bi racial black women, spiritualist, MPA student, entrepreneur, aspiring holistic health guru, this show aligns me in ways i never knew i needed. Thank you.
3. Tiffany J. Definitely High Level - This interview was amazing & grounded. It was eye opening to hear other points of view of how money is viewed from various stances of an investor of the female persuasion along with the desire to grow and love of the Creator. It was delightful to listen to regarding money in these lights yet hand in hand with the pure intention of what we title love. A great heart space to be harmonized within the mind. Felissimo, Bellissimo & Conscious Charlie S.
4. Keys is a Master Teacher - Keys represents several generations of Black consciousness. Brothers and conversations like Keys have and are happening in Black American cities like Harlem, Philadelphia, Chicago, Bay Area, Atlanta. Keys is amplifying the deep holistic knowledge and movements that have existed in Black America for decades. I applaud our divine brother. Thank you for bringing these conversations to the masses. May your message continue to spread and empower our people.
5. Most life changing information - The knowledge and game I get from keys is amazing and very informative for me being years old it has change my life just from the information keys give I like his views and topics on how he speaks with fearlessness one of the most powerful person I know. Thanks for changing my life with all the great knowledge and information appreciate you god.
6. A podcast of meaningful & purposeful conversations. - Each episode a new approach to thinking is dropped. Tokenomics Crypto currency was broken down. He also broke down the masculine language/perspective to investing (crypto)versus the feminine language/perspective to investing(crypto), & that it affects how each one views their approach to investing. No one can ever say they didn't know or didn’t have a resource.
7. Eleanor Joins the Conversation - High Level Conversations is brilliant, provocative, and critical for the culture. Any mainstream narrative that has been misconstrued and capitalized on, is broken down with a proposed solution. The range of topics create opportunities to up level your health, finances, relationships and more. Keys and his team is shifting the paradigm by being one of the greatest thought leaders of our time.
8. Questioning everything - I love how this podcast teaches us to do the exact opposite of what society has taught us. For me that’s to question everything, after listening and taking notes my perception has been changing and I appreciate Keys and all his guests for that. Definitely planning on tuning in more so I can start to work towards becoming a home for my king. Peace
9. Love it - However, hearing “you understand me” times or more made me not want to listen anymore. I don’t know why it’s annoying,but, I couldn’t keep listening- and I’m sad about it because I know there’s knowledge I need to gain here. Hopefully I can get over the cringe of hearing him say tht over and over because I really want to learn. Peace.
10. Alignment and purpose - Listening to this podcast even for minutes makes me feel like my day has had purpose and I feel productive. The knowledge from just listening is soul amazing and in alignment with the purpose of how I’m feeling. I’m so grateFULL for the innergy exchange and knowledge shared. I’m learning more and more about myself by learning more and more about the originals of our planet. I tell everyone about these episodes and feel it necessary to share so we all can raise the vibration of tribes!
Somewhere in the Skies is a weekly podcast covering UFOs and the unexplained. Hosted by author and television host, Ryan Sprague, and journalist, Chrissy Newton, they explore the unknown through case histories, special guest interviews, and through audio documentaries. Join Ryan and Chrissy as they try to make sense of the mysteries that lay somewhere in the skies. New episodes every Monday. Learn more at www.somewhereintheskies.com Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/somewhere-in-the-...
Release date: 2023-03-24
1. Wow - So now u charge dollars to listen to ur podcast I mean I would have paid a sub if u have for warning but wow I listened to every one of your podcast and didn’t see this coming but hey good luck I can’t even show my friends ur old podcast from ever cuz now it askes for money so idk good luck bud thanks for making it good while u did
2. A MUST FOR UFO/UAP ENTHUSIAST ! - This program has never let me down. I’m a long time listener and can’t wait for the new show each week. Ryan is a highly knowledgeable host on this topic and I recommend to anyone interested in this phenomenon. We need more like you taking charge in this subject. Great job Ryan Sprague!
3. Thank you - 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!
4. UFOs & The Unexplained? Sign me up! - If you love UFOs, paranormal and the unexplained, then this podcast is for you! I’m a new listener and I absolutely love this podcast. From
The music, the host, to the stories…All stars!
I’ve always been a fan of aliens and wild stories, and this is the perfect podcast to listen to.
5. One of the better shows - Show is rather respectable for a ufo podcast. Unlike so many of its peers, it is rarely campy or hokey while often maintaining a light-hearted vibe. I actually really like the intro song and the background music… especially during the documentary style episodes. I really like the listener stories also. Keep it up Ryan!
6. Fantastic and informative - Ryan is not only passionate about the show and really focusing on the impacts from the perspective of the witness but also cares and interacts with his audience and has become a central point in the group of key investigators in the field making him trustworthy and credible and eager to share his knowledge. Thank you Ryan. - Ron Zlotnik
7. Skip it - So boring.. when people complain about UFO Twitter and the UFO community being up their own a, this podcast is what they mean.. I listened to it on x speed and I still wish had that time back The only thing impressive about this podcast is how they manage to take such an interesting topic and make it unbearably boring
8. Outstanding & credible - Ryan is the real deal. Level-headed, thorough, respected and always seeking to bring truth without the hype. I trust what he says and that’s a lot coming from me - I’m a trained journalist and former reporter. I want well-researched, rigorously vetted info…not crazy conspiracy theories. Ryan delivers. Love this podcast!!!
9. The next George Knapp - Ryan Sprague is his generation’s George Knapp and Nick Pope. Upgraded, less prone to yellow journalism, constantly improving. I’m a researcher specializing in Non-Human Intelligence and Advanced Theoretical Physics, and found his show by accident, listened with great reservation, and found a wealth of data points in every segment of every episode. My only critique is that he is still a tad too easily swayed by the interviewee, but that may just be his format in order to encourage more dialogue, as most people shut down when confronted with something contrary to their message. Still, a good journalist needs to learn how to politely, professionally interrupt the speaker, and point out conflicting statements and clarifications. Once he masters this, he will graduate from podcasting to News Network, or wherever he wants to go. Good luck, Ryan, and G-d Bless.
10. LOVE this podcast… but!! - Listened to every single episode. I highly recommend it if you are interested in the phenomenon topic. I’m leaving a star review because after falling in love with this podcast, I decided to fallow the social media pages for more discussion with followers!! My very first comment was immediately censored and deleted by Ryan. Chimed in about an alien abduction/ horror game! I think Ryan thought I was promoting on his channel. But I was really just hyped to discuss the demo. Oh well… money talks. If Ryan ain’t getting paid… expect your words to be censored… Sad considering we are a community fighting the censorship… yet Ryan quickly censored me when I brought up a FREE game. Literally the game is free. Not even gonna mention the name of the game cause Ryan censored it.
**Attention** Please tap follow or subscribe in your podcast app to make sure you get the newest releases. This show will be for those that are truly open to a mind-expanding experience. You'll be taken on a journey with top scientists, journalists and researchers that dare to look way beyond the edges of our known reality to analyze these extraordinary events. Join KTown as she discusses subjects surrounding real paranormal activity, unbelievable UFO phenomena, sinister secret societies, myster...
Release date: 2023-03-06
1. Fictional entertainment. Mentally disturbed guests. - The show is for sure, completely fictional. They have psychotic mentally disturbed people on the show telling stories. That are delusional psychosis that never happened. Again, entertaining but the majority of their guess need medication and they need help, not a podcast.
2. Amazing Show - To say that I LOVE this show is an understatement. There’s not one episode that doesn’t interest me. The content is wide in range for everything creepy, unexplained and just interesting. I’ve learned a lot listening to K-Town and her guests! To have a black woman interested in all this is even more special to me. She asks the best questions and you can just tell her and her team do their research. I’m a listener for as long as this podcast runs. Thank you K-Town, we love you!
3. Host Loves to Hear Herself - Very annoying host! She interrupts guests constantly. The guest will get a sentence out and she interrupts with a “gotcha gotcha wow wow” response or make them move on to another topic before they are done. She interrupts and then has nothing to add of value so she asks questions that were already answered if she would just pay attention. She really needs to learn to active listen and maybe prep more before an interview. When she has a good guest on I now just do a name search to find anyone else who interviewed them. It’s the only way to hear their stories.
4. Terrible interviewer! - I enjoy the guest she brings on how ever she has terrible interviewing skills! She constantly interrupts and doesn’t allow the guest to tell their account first then ask questions later. Otherwise I’d give her show stars but she really needs to stop with the interrupting it’s truly annoying!!!!!
5. Interesting and thought provoking podcast! - KTOWN’S collection of podcast episodes contains everything creepy, disturbing, and paranormal: ghost stories, paranormal experiences, mythical legends, and true crime. From topics that are terrifying, to conspiracy theories that make you think, I’ve really enjoyed this podcast!
6. Boring! - Like a lot of the shows like coast-to-coast it’s just interviews with old men who name drop obscure academics. I don’t know who these people are that they like the name drop but apparently it’s a big deal that they get invited to their house for dinner. Like this last episode about the guy who wrote the Mothman prophecies that sounds really super interesting but instead I just hear about how the writer was invited to dinner and had boring conversations with people who I don’t even know. If you’re looking for something to fall asleep to this is it.
7. GREAT SHOW - I love this podcast so much. I love the range in topics, and K-town asks the guests really good questions, and their voice is nice to listen to as well. This is the one podcast I recommend to anyone who asks for recs. My mom and I typically keep up with it every time new ones come out. We love it, there’s been so many eye-opening episodes!
8. Out Of This World - K-Town finds the most fascinating people to interview. Perfect stories to enlighten one’s perspective. Being an open minded person makes listening to these people’s experiences all the more captivating. This podcast actually makes me want to be a better person so no creepy bad stuff happens to me!
9. Wow! A must listen! Impressed . - We all loved Art Bell. Let me tell you k-town and her smooth voice and amazing guests keep you listening for more! It’s a no nonsense and well done podcast. I listen to it working night shift and can’t get enough! The topics are diverse and guests are fantastic. Keep it up.
10. Interesting - I truly enjoy listening to mysterious radio, all the topics covered here are ye opening. You learn so much from peoples experiences that it truly helps you to understand the unknown a little more. The interviews are amazing. K-town asks the best questions and allows the listeners to follow up and ask questions as well. Love highly recommend.
Always interesting and often hilarious, join hosts Aaron Wright and Benjamin Grundy as they investigate the latest in futurology, weird science, consciousness research, alternative history, cryptozoology, UFOs, and new-age absurdity.
Release date: 2023-02-24
1. Anti Scientific Right Wing and Full of Hot Chaff - This was my favorite podcast for years until they, like Coast to Coast, decided to embrace paranoid Right Wing conspiracies. The quality of the shows has gone way downhill in recent years, with most episodes consisting of them reading from New Age nut jobs and mocking them. No interviews or interesting research to speak of. There’s tons of talk about vaccines being a form of mind control and, if you want to feel really sick, you should check out Ben Grundy’s racist twitter rants. Maybe racism and right wing paranoia is where the money’s at these days. I only wish I had stopped supporting them sooner.
2. So good - I can’t believe I haven’t seen this podcast until now! It is hilarious and very informative. I appreciate that they do their research and reading rather than just spewing whatever the internet says. I even subscribed to MU so I can listen to the old episodes and the members only episodes.
3. F-U Buddy - If you are Aleister Crowley, you are unlikely to appreciate this show. If you are a self-righteous, humorless knob-gobbler that lives in a permanent state of outrage, you are unlikely to appreciate this show. If you are a barnacle, Viceroy Grundy is unlikely to allow you to sample his mole-person harem once they arise from the depths of the earth.
4. Better than all the rest! - MU is one of the first and best podcasts out there!
Yes if you listen to one or three or don’t like sarcasm, you’ll probably take things the wrong way. They do deep dives on subjects and always have entertaining takes to offer. They always remain objective, whilst poking fun or tearing apart, and they certainly aren’t schilling for any party or candidate. Ben and Aaron are some of the best people to actually interact with as well, and are very awesome Aussies! If you support any podcast, this is the podcast you should! (Just for the music breaks even)!
5. Morning show humor - What exactly was that Paul Pelosi joke? I’ve caught this show a few times. They also seemed to be Trump fans. This is why I’ve never wanted to pay for more content and why I’ll never recommend this podcast. Like the demise of Coast to Coast, turn your show into politics and it’s done. No one listens to this show for your politics.
6. Only the open minded can enjoy - And it’s a good thing I am. If you get your feelings hurt when someone challenges your beliefs or political standing then this is not the show for you. These two guys tell it how it is, without an agenda or watering down any details for the sake of your own comfort. Thats precisely why this show is so fabulous, not only does it constantly bring fourth new ideas to challenge your old ones, this show is something I look forward to Bi-weekly consistently speaking on wildly bold topics that you simply cannot find in any other podcasts out there. Absolutely wonderful. If an idea is offending people it means you’re on the path to doing something right.
7. Best show available! - I love this show! Ben and Aaron have a great on-air chemistry, and they make sure the show is professional and entertaining. The topics are thought-provoking and no matter what I am doing throughout the day, MU makes the day better and work go by faster. Thanks for the great work, guys!
8. Good but.. - I like the subject matter in all their episodes, sometimes they jump around a bit to much but it’s still pretty easy to follow. My biggest issue is their horrible jokes, the other reviewer was right they are disrespectful to their subjects sometimes, they make insensitive jokes at other peoples expense, and make dumb sex jokes that aren’t even funny. I’m only writing this in hopes they will read it and edit themselves better, or maybe Australia is just behind with the times…
9. Stop being a failure, stop being a loser. Subscribe already. - MU has ruined me for every other podcast ever! I don’t even bother looking elsewhere anymore. I’ve been listening since / and the show has only gotten better and better each year. (Like a lot better) The hosts only take a few personal weeks off a year and put out a metric ton of content for MU Plus subscribers the rest of the time. The production quality is exquisite. Their approach is fun and witty even when the subject matter is tough or terrifying. They have opened my mind more than probably any other earthly source. Sincere thank you Ben and Aaron! I know it is very hard work but it is appreciated. Worth. Every. Penny.
10. Excellent - I’ve been a long time listener of Mysterious Universe. This is by far my favorite podcast. I struggle to find other “paranormal” or “weird” pods that I can bear to listen to because the content and production level of MU is incredible. I’ve finally been listening to the back catalog and it’s been fun to hear Aaron and Ben’s relationship grow and their banter become even funnier over the years. Highly recommend!
Learn to use the sciences of the mind to help you understand what makes you emotionally tick. Two Austin therapists and their world-recognized guest experts break down the research in modern attachment, relational neuroscience and trauma in a challenging but entertaining format to keep you off autopilot and moving towards closer connections.
Release date: 2023-02-21
1. Excellent - Insight, depth, honesty and practical application of attachment. Not just the theory, but the process and experience. This podcast helps bring to surface the dynamics of our minds and behaviors which challenge or benefit our relationships. Keep up the excellent work, and THANK YOU for your contribution to our world and the healing process.
2. Powerful stuff - Honestly these ladies are the truth, the only problem i have as a medical personal is after listening to them i don’t wanna spend my money on therapist so those ones loose and I’m here getting it for free . Anyways God bless you too for doing this and i pray more people especially “know it all like me” listen to this. This was extremely helpful in my life and yes I’m or was the controlling one afraid to give up the wheel
3. Truthfully - This has been one of the best things that I’ve ever done for my self and for my life… I’m going through the end of a life changing transformation and thanks to you here on Therapy Uncensored, on my darkest moments you have made my understanding and progression to its fullest of what was needed during these…Thanks for what you do
4. An indispensable podcast. - Ann and Sue are great! So intelligent, fun to listen to, and they have a wonderful dynamic together. They make everything easy to understand. I have multiple “a-ha!” moments during each episode. This is the kind of podcast that when you start listening to it, you wish you had discovered it long ago. Thank you both for everything you do. I hope you reach many, many people with this podcast.
5. A gift to the world - Hard to put into worlds how wonderful and valuable this podcast is. Filled to the gills with useful information and packaged in a personable and warm way. It’s one of my favorite podcasts to share with people at any stage of a healing or self-discovery journey. I listen (and often re-listen) and have gained so much practical knowledge as a result.
6. Great podcast - Thank you for putting together such a great podcast. I am not a therapist, just a guy going through some stuff, and I love the content, the care that you show towards both parties, the advice, and the explanation of how it all fits together. I think your newest episode, , is a prime example of that. Can't wait to hear the other associated episodes.
7. Helpful for both people engaged in therapy and practitioners - It’s been a joy to learn from this podcast and its hosts over the past couple years. I’m a licensed clinical social worker, but I can confidently say that the content of this podcast is accessible to folks who aren’t working in the field, too. While neurobiology/ neurophysiology is a term-heavy topic, this podcast does a fantastic job of “translating” or “decoding” some of the field-specific terminology using powerful analogies and illustrations. Whether you are a person looking for more information about neuroscience and its role in therapeutic practice or you are working in the field and want to learn more to meet the needs of the people you work with, this podcast could be a great fit for your interests.
8. Unethically highly cis-gendered, medium hetero-normed - I’ve appreciated this podcast for years, and despite emailing the creators about their gender and hetero bias, this most recent episode w Neff has the same old gender binary built in its core. As a therapist, I find this oversight unethical and unacceptable morally. Folx, we are not all women and men. In this episode (Neff) of the podcast at the beginning, this needs to be stated. Please. “Female assigned at birth”, “cis-women”, “cis-men”, “all gendered” “binary folx” etc etc. Let’s get our terminology expanded. You can do better.
9. Life-changing - This podcast is incredible. It has helped me understand myself and others in a completely new light. It’s been more transformative than any therapy I’ve done. I’ve been able to develop a coherent narrative of why I feel the way I do, why I do the things I do, and to ultimately come to an understanding that I need to love myself to better love others. The emphasis on attachment has really enriched my ability to be present with my kids, truly developing a desire to engage with them and understanding how much it means to them, rather than being motivated by the guilt of being on my phone or being distracted. Everything is presented in such a compassionate, non-pathologizing way, that it is liberating to feel like I’m in a world where people are just trying to do their best with the cards they’ve been dealt, while giving me the tools I need to do a bit better than I was yesterday, and help others along the way. Thanks Ann and Sue!
10. Such an encouragement - As a mother to a behaviorally intense kiddo, I find this podcast such a gift to me and my family. The episode featuring Dr. Elizabeth Sylvester was particularly encouraging and eye-opening. Thank you for the work you do, and for sharing such good content freely for all who need it!
This is a podcast aimed at better understanding other people, and better understanding ourselves. For more info and for how to get a Premium membership, see www.behavior-podcast.com. On this podcast I (Zach Elwood) talk to people from a wide range of fields about how they analyze and make use of human behavior and psychology. I also sometimes focus on understanding political polarization. Popular episodes include: indicators of healthy & unhealthy relationships, reading poker tells, indicators o...
Release date: 2023-03-05
1. my one-stop-shop for podcasts - the way he speaks is very factual. he separates emotional bias so that i can take in the information and see how it applies to my own life without trying to sway towards a specific opinion. also, the topics covered are so interesting and almost every episode is something i am truly interested in learning about. thank you for being the reason i’m on this podcast app. you’re awesome.
2. Interesting and insightful - Pros:
Fascinating takes! I really enjoy the topics and conversations. I’ve listened to a range of psychology podcasts and really appreciate the breadth, depth and originality of this one. Cons:
I agrée with what’s been said about potential for production quality improvement. I also occasionally notice an overuse of yes/no questions during interviews, which seems to stilt conversation at times. Overall I’m really enjoying and will keep listening!
3. Eye and mind opening - This is a great podcast in my opinion for the open minded, and open hearted person! The episodes make you think, and wonder and self reflect. That’s one thing I personally enjoy about it. Listening to several episodes I have definitely learned a lot and see things in a different light. Thank you for the work you put into your podcast.
4. A Down-to-Earth Intellectual Journey - I have enjoyed listening to this podcast the past few years. I had a role in mitigating workplace conflict via mediation and found the podcast in my quest to improve my skills in interpreting subtext and non-verbal cues. I like Zach's interviewing style and appreciate his efforts to edit each episode to appeal to most listeners. The podcasts have broadened in scope in the past year or so with good results. His humility and curiosity pair nicely and make for pleasant, thought-provoking listening. Keep up the good work!
5. Cornucopia of Guests discussing hot button issues in academic fashion - Zachary Elwood shows us the deftness for detail and ability to engage in on the spot and unconventional analysis that a professional poker player has, while interviewing guests ranging from political extremists, to political and psychological theorists. He is always well read of his guests going into interviews but isn’t scared to push topics to their most relevant points of discussion relative to today nor challenge guests to find gems of insight that can best be brought out through an interview. One of the best new podcasts out there, especially for those with an interest in social psychology, misinformation, and peak performance through mental training.
6. Great listen! - I just finished the recent podcast with Benjamin Moots and found it to be enjoyable and interesting. Zachary asks excellent questions and keeps the conversation focused and on point. I’m looking forward to diving into the back episodes as well as listening to the new ones as they come out.
7. This is an incredibly interesting podcast! - Anyone that is trying to figure out what is going on with the people in their life needs to listen to this podcast. I am getting burned out on true crime and the usual cases that have been covered extensively. This has been a breath of fresh air! Fantastic information you can apply in your life. Looking forward to expanding my ability to read people by applying these concepts. Thank you!
8. Insights You Haven’t Heard Times Before - I appreciate this podcast because it doesn’t re-hash the theoretical persuasion principles we’ve all heard countless times before. Cialdini. Carnegie. Poundstone. Kahneman... Instead, it brings us gems from niche fields like statement analysis and even fencing. Refreshing & practical.
9. Informative and Entertaining - This is a fascinating podcast for anyone interested in the thought processes of experts across diverse fields. The interviews are well-researched and provide an accessible exploration of how techniques for reading behavior and anticipating actions are applied by everyone from fencers to professional interrogators. Zach proves himself not just an expert in analyzing behavior but also an engaging and entertaining interviewer. A must-listen for anyone interested in psychology, behavior, or strategy.
10. Insighful and eye-opening - Excellent selection of guests, Zach Elwood's podcast provides an engaging and insightful look into how people think -- consciously and unconsciously. As an experienced author and "people reader" himself, Zach's questions elicit eye-opening responses from his highly qualified guests.
In each episode, we talk with inspiring scientists, thinkers, and other self-actualized individuals who will give you a greater understanding of yourself, others, and the world we live in. Scott Barry Kaufman explores the depths of human potential and tries to get a glimpse into human possibility in every episode.
Release date: 2023-02-23
1. Keep up the great work Scott!! - I absolutely love your podcast! I have turned so many others onto your podcast who love it as well.During your interviews I think you have a wonderful combination of insight, humor, and compassion. Empiricism with a heart. Keep up the great work Scott, your podcast is always a bright spot in my week!!
2. Good guests, poor interviewing - There’s generally good guest selection—which draws me back. But the interviews are -% cringe; he’s constantly interrupting his guests, often with inane, irrelevant, or inappropriate jokes, or to make a point that could’ve easily waited until the guest had finished their thought. Scott, please actually listen to your own recordings (as you said in a recent interview that you don’t), and compare notes with interviewers that you admire. Good interviewers aren’t trying to steal the spotlight and one-up their guests. Toot your own horn when you’re the interviewee.
3. ha ha reincarnation is “science” now? - Unless the whole world took a bunch of crazy pills while I was asleep, we all still collectively agree, as a species, that reincarnation is a supernatural and religious concept that can’t be proven any more than life after death or ghosts. So why are you inviting someone on to speak about it as if it were science? I know psychology isn't quite as, how to put this nicely, "academically rigorous" as actual science-based fields of study, but surely you don't have to completely abandon rational thought. Who will you invite next? An expert on the "science" of astrology? A doctor who studies the "facts" behind palmistry? A ghost? And is nobody sounding an alarm about the fact that this guy works with kids? The whole "recovered memory" movement from the s and s has been shown to be completely falsifiable, and experiments have proven that you can literally implant memories into subjects. Also, children don't have fully grown brains. I don't mean to dis kids, but I'm not sure we should take everything they say with complete seriousness. The satanic panic from the s, which permanently traumatized patients, destroyed lives, and tore apart families, was caused by adults who built up elaborate fantasy worlds powered by the "testimony" of children who often had no idea what they were contributing to. As you can imagine, I've unsubscribed. But I'm making a note of your name so that if it pops up elsewhere, I can draw attention to the fact that you promote reincarnation as scientific fact and apparently think it's okay to treat innocent children as if they're reincarnated adults.
4. Gone downhill since Stitcher - Long-time listener of the podcast and I really miss some of the authenticity of your guest selection and topics covered pre-stitcher. I’m happy that you’re likely monetizing better, but almost all of your guests lately have already been on the podcast circuit promoting their new books multiple times. I already subscribe to “the next big idea” & Ted-adjacent podcasts, you don’t need to be them, even if you ask slightly different Qs. You used to have people on with fascinating ideas that might not be so well known to the general public, and that’s a good thing! Embrace your niche! More SBK, less catering to the masses please.
5. Delightful - Any night spent listening to Scott Barry Kaufman is time well spent. His podcast conversations are insightful, heartwarming, and useful in my everyday life. I particularly liked his interchange with Susan Cain. My only gripe was the tinny quality of the audio on that particular episode, which made it hard to hear her clearly at times. The last thing I want to say is how much I enjoy Scott’s infectious laugh and gentle humor. He’s simply a delightful person, and I am now a fan girl!
6. Underrated - I’ve learned so much from Dr. Kaufman many times I’ve went back and got the books of the interview guest or dived deeper on the website. There is so much content and helpful knowledge that this could fill a whole library about psychology and the mind, all for free!! Thank you so much for making this podcast.
7. SBK- please read What Got You Here Wont Get You There - Good content and guests but the interviewer seems to be obsessed with his own ideas and demonstrating how smart he is. Scott, if you’re reading this I’d suggest you read Marshall Goldsmiths What Got You Here Wont Get You There. It might help you further develop your interpersonal style.
8. Feeling heard! - I cannot express enough how much I'm enjoying the podcast! I recently moved outside of the city and made the decision to opt for a more quiet home experience in spite of the commute to work. Now not only have I gained a quiet home life but an educational listen along as I drive to work that helps me understand the "why" behind some of my beliefs & thoughts when I didn't really know where to look for this understanding before listening. Much appreciation for this podcast!!!
9. Nuance lives here - I am an undergraduate student in psychology and concurrent st year Master’s student in Educational Psychology, and this podcast is making my commute as valuable as my coursework. The long-form interviews of giants in the field give depth to the cursory treatment their works gets at my level. The comity and mutual respect between Dr. Kaufman and his guests add layers of interest that would not come out with a layperson or journalist as the host. I really appreciate the window into the brilliant mind and humanity of each guest. Thanks so much.
10. So much about winning and achieving… - I really enjoyed hearing Scott Barry Kaufman on Sam Harris and Coleman Hughes. But this podcast seems to be about winning, achieving, greatness. Do you think maybe these soul destroying concepts were communicated to us- overtly or subconsciously- by our status-obsessed parents? The old “my son, the doctor” crap. And that maybe whole humans should not be focused on these greatness goals, but rather focused on their own individuation? Sure, greatness might be the result, but as a goal, it is probably why the world is in such a pickle right now.
Can we learn to make smarter choices? Listen in as host Katy Milkman--behavioral scientist, Wharton professor, and author of How to Change--shares stories of high-stakes decisions and what research reveals they can teach us. Choiceology, an original podcast from Charles Schwab, explores the lessons of behavioral economics to help you improve your judgment and change for good. Season 1 of Choiceology was hosted by Dan Heath, bestselling author of Made to Stick and Switch. Podcasts are for infor...
Release date: 2022-10-24
1. Always informative, always relevant - Love the way in which the Katy sets up each discussion with an incredible story about an important topic relevant to decision making. The stories are always captivating and draw you in. The follow up discussion is relevant and thought provoking on how each of us can set ourselves up for success by making good decisions. Thank Katy and to the Chronology team! Great work!
2. Vocal Fry - The content of the podcast is brilliant. Unfortunately, Katy Milkman did not make any effort, apparently, to fix her severe vocal fry at the end of sentences. Her vocal fry is so intense that we get distracted. Despite being outstanding, it is quite uncomfortable to listen to this podcast. Please seek a speech therapist!
3. Good information, unfortunate title - I am fairly new to this podcast but have read Dr Milkman’s book, which led me here. I like what I’ve heard so far, except that there’s an odd almost-ending in the middle of every episode I’ve heard so far. The first time I thought it was over until I glanced at the progress bar and realized there had to be more coming.
4. Choiceology is worth the listen - Dr Milkman’s “Better Decision Making ”class is in session. This is a graduate level course so better take notes. Each episode is well thought out and presented to the podcast audience. Love the way she involves colleagues as guests to share their expertise on a specific study, or invites the subject of a study to testify about their experience in decision making. Dr Milkman never fails to relate the topic directly to investing and business.
5. Informative; pejorative - Interesting commentary but host Milkman talks to us as if we were a classroom of first graders. Her tones (from nails-on-chalkboard highs to lows), while they’re ostensibly meant a to garner attention (from children) have the opposite effect on me. Milkman if you’re reading this could you just speak normally? Those operatic swings don’t belong in behavioral economics IMO.
6. Always Insightful - Although the nexus between these podcasts and investing is not always clear, they are always insightful and helpful in improving the various decisions we must make in life. The production quality is also exceptional. Although I find Financial Decoder helpful from a bricks-and-mortar perspective, it is not nearly as enjoyable as Choiceology. Kudos to Dr. Milkman and her colleagues.
7. Insightful, inspiring and motivating - Behavioral insights are explored in relatable ways during each episode. Highly recommend the conversation with Annie Duke that explores why we tend to under-explore our options during our lives- and that sometimes being pushed out of our comfort zone can create new opportunities we would have never seen. Brilliant and inspiring for my pursuits in financial psychology!
8. Actually, every show is fantastic. - All are extremely informative. Slick and totally professional. I study psychology and Dr. Milkman is brilliant with impressive subject matter that the vast majority can relate to with top scientists in psychology interviews punctuating each subject per podcast. Thank you so much for doing this Dr. Milkman.
9. Favorite - This is by far my favorite podcast. I love the way they unfold the show. It’s always with a story of something or someone epic that stays in my mind long after the message. So that way even if I can’t remember all the behavioral science specifically, I can usually remember the story then backtrack back to the data. Very well done
10. Great podcast — I love how the stories tie to the learning portion - These are great podcasts, among the best produced and written of any I listen to. I love how the extended stories from the first half of each episode tie to the key lessons extracted during the second half. I’m eagerly looking forward to the new season.
The UFO Rabbit Hole Podcast is a structured, science-based deep dive into the phenomenon. Grounded enough for skeptics, accessible for newbs, and deeply researched enough for seasoned ufologists—oh, and also it's fun. Hosted by Kelly Chase.
Release date: 2023-01-26
1. Simply superb. - This has to be one of the best structured podcasts out there. Our host has build what feels like a college course by layering episodes in such a way to lend context to future episodes. If you are new to this topic, do yourself a favor and stop listening to the other podcasts on UFOs and start at the beginning of this one. I promise it will make the subjects thousand vectors much easier to understand.
2. Top notch - Chase has this figured out, and a voice like hers has been needed for a really long time on this topic. Her PR background comes through strong, and i mean this as a compliment considering ufology is full of wackadoos. Her opening theme music is well produced but kind of feels like a fairy tale song. Aside from that zero complaints. Keep at it!
3. All encompassing - This is where I send any of my friends who are interested on the subject for a crash course. It’s all delivered expertly by Ms.Chase who has a curious but rational mind. I love that she explores and enjoys the over the top theories yet gently and rationally explains the merits and faults of them. She keeps it on the straight and narrow, easy to digest and thoroughly entertaining.
4. In a Class of its Own - Hands down, the most methodical examination of UFO fact, falsity, and lore. Kelly Chase applies academic rigor to every UFO theory and makes it as understandable to the layman as possible. There’s an incredible amount of food for thought here. If you’re looking for a rational approach to the UFO phenomena, listen to this podcast.
5. In-depth and fascinating! - Definitely not a standard spooky high-strangeness podcast. There is some spooky fun story telling but also deep analysis and research about UFO phenomena and the nature of reality. If you enjoy philosophy, technology, history, psychology and science you’ll love this podcast. Rabbit hole indeed!
6. INCREDIBLE! - If you are a closed minded person who sticks to a single narrative of human evolution and the possibility of other forms of life in this beautiful universe of ours, then this podcast is NOT for you. However, if you possess an unselfish, open minded brain that’s constantly craving factual information then this is ear porn. Lol. Seriously though, I’m beyond picky about podcasts and this one deserves a standing ovation. I also am OBSESSED with the idea that everything I learned in school has been turned on it’s head. I have been following Graham Hancock and Randall Carlson for about a year now and the stuff I’ve learned from them is simply fascinating so if you’re into that kinda stuff, LISTEN TO THIS NOW!!
7. Fun and fascinating journey into the world of UFOs - I’ve listened to hundreds of podcasts on many subjects, and this is my absolute favorite. I’ve had an interest in UFOs for awhile but never dug deep into the topic. Kelly Chase leads the audience through some of the most fascinating stories and legends around the topic in an entertaining and thought provoking manner. I love her style and approach to the topic. She offers her opinions while never leading the audience to a specific conclusion. What’s real and what’s not? It’s difficult to say, but the journey of discovery can be a lot of fun. I can’t wait to see where she goes next.
8. No politics. Biased “Let’s go down the rabbit hole but I won’t touch these subjects “ lol - You cannot find the truth until you look at the issue from all perspectives, and not even then. Also you cannot choose what to research and believe. This show is literally called the rabbit hole and believe me, if you accept that UFOs exist you will eventually come across Bigfoot, D ascension, astroprojections, time travel, cloning, the existence of the soul and its transmutation, alien abductions, hybridization, reincarnation etc. No matter how much you or I hate any of these hypotheses, we cannot dismiss them as “too crazy”. Also, the author lacks conviction. She only comes up with the podcast after the government officially admits that UFOs are real? And now the government retracts and says it was a smoke screen. Is she gonna abandon her project? A true “wonderer”doesn’t need validation from the authorities to declare what they believe in. Also, news flash, author. Neither you, with the scientific approach nor the “I want to believe” type other podcast guys will ever find a real, tangible truth. But you only limit yourself by only accepting scientific fact as the basis for this podcast. I am not telling how to run your podcast, but perhaps an emphasis on scientific fact and presenting and not totally dismissing the crazy theories would be a good compromise. Finally, the author has an amazing voice and intonation, probably the best I heard. The heavy scientific approach is a good thing and new in this field. If she keeps at it, maybe she will come along and see things from the crazies perspective, or maybe she will convince people of her way of understanding the phenomenon. Two stars, for now Edit: after listening to a few more episodes, it seems like the author didn’t move the mountain, but the mountain it starting to move her. One more star. The last two stars deducted are for political bias that barely permeates but is there and the lack of a truly open mind. Three stars now.
9. Kelly is fantatic - Kelly’s approach to podcasting, education, and presentation is like no other in the ufo/paranormal/alternate history genre. Her background and own story play a unique role in the way she hells guide and educate the listener. I highly recommend. And like Kelly, “you are going to have to pry Hollow Earth theory from my cold dead hands” haha
10. Great listen - You can tell that Kelly has put a lot of work into research and a lot of effort into making this entertaining as well as informative. As someone who has been interested in this topic my whole life, I’m happy to have this podcast which collects so many things I’ve seen, read, and heard and lays them out in a neat and orderly way. Thanks Kelly!
We tell the stories and history of haunted places, ghost encounters, cryptid encounters, the paranormal, preternatural, and every oddity imaginable. And we do it with a comedic twist and don't take anything, including ourselves, too seriously! Join your hosts Adam & Matt in their discussions of these topics and email them your thoughts at GraveYardTalesPodcast@gmail.com (mailto:GraveYardTalesPodcast@gmail.com) We thank you for joining us in the GraveYard!
Release date: 2023-02-17
1. New Fan! - I stumbled across this podcast and gave it a listen and was immediately hooked! I am a Team Adam fan! He has an incredible ‘radio’ voice and his southern Texas accent is sexy! The material is well researched and they present it well, keeping their content clean so to attract young listeners. It makes me wish more podcasters were cognizant of their words. Keep up the great work Adam & Matt!
2. Intriguing, but not Spooky, family friendly! - These remind me of the Johnboy and Billy show from the radio!!! They are fun and don’t take themselves too seriously. The show is amazing, it’s more than a ghost story or urban legend, they do a ton of research on each story so you get history and well as accounts and some debunking where applicable. One of my Top paranormal podcasts to listen to!!! Thanks to A Paranormal Chicks for sending me this way!!!!
3. Love the content and their chemistry! - I’ve been listening to these guys for years and I swore I had reviewed them. These guys are hilarious, and they deliver their content in a real and digestible manner. They’re by far my favorite paranormal podcast and I recommend them to all my like-minded friends and acquaintances. They also spend time talking about the history (factual and geographical) of these places or phenomena which I thoroughly enjoy. You can’t go wrong with these guys!
4. These Guys Keep High Standards - I’ve been listening for a couple of years now, and these guys have never let up! Every show is fresh, and scary. Their standards have never gone down. Research is on point and their personalities are so welcoming, like you’ve known them for years (i.e. Sure Matt, I’ll help you hide that body). Listen, and then re-listen.
5. Best unexplainable/paranormal podcast! - These guys are hilarious, with just the right amount of friend chat! Im always impressed at the quality of their storytelling and knowledge of the topic, and also enjoy their funny side stories. And their great Southernisms! Feels like your hanging out with your funniest friends, telling great stories. You can tell they put great effort into their background research, sorting through the online junk for us.
6. Fantastic podcast - I absolutely love listening to Graveyard Tales! This funny, informative and open minded podcast makes me feel like I am listening to two of my good friends sharing with me cryptic stories, myths, legends and more with open minds and non judgmental attitudes. I highly recommend to everyone to go ahead and subscribe to GRAVEYARD TALES!!
The true science behind our most popular urban legends. Historical mysteries, paranormal claims, popular science myths, aliens and UFO reports, conspiracy theories, and worthless alternative medicine schemes... Skeptoid has you covered. From the sublime to the startling, no topic is sacred. Weekly since 2006.
Release date: 2023-02-21
1. Amazing science based podcast - After spending many hours being entertained, yet frustrated by the many paranormal, cryptoid, conspiracy theory podcasts I had a hard time finding any actual fact based podcasts to debunk and challenge those stories. Those stories are entertaining, but certainly after a while it can be hard to hear for any skeptic person who really wants proof of these claims. I just wish these podcasts were longer than minutes. Amazing and so refreshing to hear over and over, sound evidence and conclusive data.
2. Sciency but numbers confuse - This is a pretty good, sciency oriented pod but it must be from Europe because when they talk about numbers it always seems to get bogged down in the kilograde system, which makes it very confusing and difficult for Americans who are used to measurements based on the real numbers like miles, days and pounds.
3. Entertaining but by no means the final word on the subjects covered. - Skeptoid covers an interesting array of topics, many of which I would credit it for introducing me to. The host champions the scientific method and empiricism, and calls himself a skeptic. I would characterize him as a debunker instead. Mr. Dunning will (typically after an intro ad or plea for donations) briefly introduce a topic, usually with an air of cynicism or worse yet, outright contempt. He will briefly posit a reason or three why said topic is bunk, have another lengthy and distracting mid-show commercial, then smugly pat himself on the back for solving the mystery, case closed. I was especially saddened by the episode on Oak Island, where Mr. Dunning describes the material found at the Money Pit as a natural sinkhole filled with storm blown debris, case closed. This does not agree with the eyewitness accounts, and I find it inherently unscientific for someone who is supposedly unbiased to be so flippantly dismissive of a complex and potentially historically significant topic. This is backwards of how science works. Mr. Dunning explores topics which he has already made up his mind about and has clear prejudices against. Maybe I’m asking too much. I mean, how thoroughly can you cover any story in fifteen minutes, when nearly half the show is advertising, or what feels like weirdly nuanced sub-surface conservative political rhetoric? I will keep listening, but I would urge the listener to keep an open mind and not rely on this show as the sole source of information, as it has a clear bias, intended or not.
4. Fantastic show, especially with Skeptoid premium! - I just recently completed my th episode listen via Skeptoid Premium. This show continues to be one of the most enjoyable, and yet least time consuming, podcast experiences in my library. The social value of podcasts like this cannot be overstated in our contemporary world, where false claims and conspiracy theories are being used to take advantage of people at unprecedented levels. Brian has been taking a stand against these practices for many long years with his well researched yet economical episodes and his frequent plea to us all to “be skeptical.”
5. Essential and Clear Critical Thinking in Short Form - Skeptoid provides clear, well-written investigations across topics in easily-digested (short) forms. The episodes explain how they investigated the claims, effectively “showing their work.” References and a printable version of the transcripts are available for educational use, too. And Skeptoid “walks the walk” by openly correcting errors or misstatements whenever they are found. You can learn a lot about critical thinking and skepticism by listening and reading how they go about their process. Skeptoid’s effort is critically important as this is written, when inflammatory misinformation, conspiracy theories, and the like are damaging our politics and our national discourse. I’m thankful this labor of love (by a nonprofit) continues!
6. The moon episode - Many more scientists commented on the bell and that it echoed like a gong. Several experiments have been done not just the one. Also we aren’t even sure what is under our lands and oceans. It’s been proven that there no lava below the uppermost layer and there’s vast hollow areas and huge oceans. I could go on for hours but I digress just do your own research
7. About average for accuracy-It's an amusement. - Dunning comes off with the booming voice of an authority, but his ability to separate fact from scientific snowjob is weak. Case in point: He considers organic foods a "fad," despite -, years of human farming whih was all organic. He's been led astray by the seed genomics companies, and doesn't have the scientific background to sort things out. But he's had trouble before, with his wire fraud conviction and prison terms, so he's not always right. Overall, an amusing podcast, but not as a % accurate, unbaised source.
8. The show lost its way - In all honesty I've stopped listening to your podcast. Though I've still been listen to the SGU, Michael Shermer, and even revisit sone of your past episodes. I simply don't care about every lame ghost story, crypto zoology, alien/ufo story that is obviously bogus; Every episode is the same. It does nothing to further my understanding skepticism, the natural world, our political system, the media, science, education, etc. There is simply no cognitive dissonance created by your content that helps me grow intellectually. Unless this changes I no longer wish to support you podcast financially. Best of luck. Old Review An objective podcast with accessible links to check sources; Usually interesting, and informative topics. Some of the negative reviews mention a political agenda. This is a simply a non-political show. Some of the topics viewed through a scientific or skeptical lens may be in agreement with an ideology. However, the podcast is only promoting a way to look at quality evidence and draw the most reasonable conclusion as a result of that evidence. Dunning bends over backwards to clarify his conclusions and the reasoning for drawing them. THAT'S KIND OF THE POINT OF THE PODCAST. Best yet, like a true freethinker, he self corrects, accepts valid criticism, and takes pride in doing so...........you know kind of like how science works........ -Totally Gnar Gnar
9. My Go-To cast - Brian Dunning has become my fake science guru. He's funny, he backs up everythihg he says, he uses the rules of logic and good research skills (to help the rest of use learn and improve them), and not only does he not admit his mistakes...he has whole podcasts dedicated to them! My guess is that he has totally different politics than me, but I've never felt like my principles or beliefs have been dissed by him. He has a skillful way of acknowledging both sides of thorny issues. I've especially learned from his information about climate change. And although I've just referred to the presenter so far, he has a lot of folks helping out.
10. Geek out on facts! - I love hearing about myths, urban legends, and conspiracies, but dislike being misled by false information. Skeptoid is amazing at explaining the “unexplainable” with scientific facts and logic. Each show is created with accredited sources and, most importantly, if there is ever a mistake made, the show notes are updated and announced. This podcast is a lifelong learner’s dream!
It's a dangerous world out there, and even more so with host Ryan Dean. From the paranormal to aliens, the CIA and geopolitical affairs, nothing is off limits! Conspiracy theories and inebriation is the name of the game.
Release date: 2023-03-03
1. Updated Review from woman - Love the podcast. topics interesting, relevant and well researched, always funny, One of my FAVES.
Love the logo, Great voice. Your regular audience knows you aren’t actually sexist. Updating my review:
Love that you’re moving in the direction of the Truth (Christ) Please continue to not be afraid to ask the hard questions and speak up for what you know. No fear.
2. Ryan Dean is the Man - Long time listener of the show and a Patreon subscriber. I’m , always had an android phone until now. Can’t say I love iOS but I love this show. One of the few perks of iOS is that I can write a review on Apple Podcasts. What can I say here that you don’t already know. Dangerous World is a great show and Ryan is an even better host. Absolutely killing it. Congratulations on quitting your -. I am truly envious. Looking forward to every new episode.
3. dangerous world well worth your time! - ryan has a captivating way of delivery. This includes personality professionalism and diversity of content. you find yourself intrigued and laughing your off! i like his humility,humor and he might be handsome lol his voice is…check out his stuff!! love your podcast and hard work!
4. Whatever this is they are doing it is evil - In I was a teacher and living life. I started receiving emails and messages, soon I was given messages that lead to a van parked ,behind the woods of the house I was living ;with items in it from various places I’ve lived. ( like me and my sons clothes, kitchen items) My body had a psychical reaction to a FB post.So no FB. I am attacked daily still and I feel like there is no one to go to. I quit my teaching job because I wouldn’t wear a mask. I am followed and watched. Wouldn’t be surprised if you don’t even see this. So many more things have happened. I have photos and I am trying to get my iCloud access from that time. It goes deep. I have suspicious things that make me believe, I’ve had medical things done to me. But from seeing new tech I think they can affect you without even touching you. I can speak this is not psychosis. They want me to off myself but apparently that didn’t work out.
5. Lucis Trust episode - Great information but how do you listen to host with evil takes like this. Paraphrasing. Host I have a hot take, abortion is murder but you should be allowed before forcefully sterilization. Host I think is too much I would say . Host again no dude, what if you really need to murder once? Host again yea you’re right murder is not enough. If that’s not enough for you one of the host said maybe you should need to get license to have a child… Just think about what you’re advocating four a second, you want to give the government you talk about the power over the ability to reproduce and give the citizens the freedom to murder. If you find yourself agreeing with Alice Bailey you may need to reevaluate your world view. Interesting conversation but disturbing host takes were really hard to get over.
6. Woman respecter - I love this show for so many reasons. The main one being that Ryan is the respecter of women. I am a male feminist and this is very important to me. Ryan is well researched and polite but willing to push back on guests at all the right times. His Patreon is worth at least $ a month and he lets you have it for only $. Keep up the great work Ryan. Love Adam (DGRP Podcast)
7. Another Review From A Woman - Hey I appreciate your pod. It’s one of the few podcasts out there where I learn new things. I’m also a Patreon subscriber as well. So get learnt people!!! There is a calculated attempt to make the population “get dumber” if you will. We have to fix that. Anyhow Highly recommend for solid information!!
8. Yikes - Dude rambles on about corrupt govt and shhhh societies. Probably thinks the world is flat and hollow… what a loser. The only reliable source of info these days is mainstream media and The Science please STOP the misinformation . I would write more but my clot shot status is running low and I need a booster stat!!!! Good food reviews tho
9. Best podcast - DWP is my fav podcast! Ryan does the best research and covers so many diff truther/conspiracy topics with a side of humor.. And his voice was made to be on air because it’s smooth and so easy to listen to (plus he’s a handsome dude and you can check out his mug on his You Tube channel with his Daily News Dump) Always looking forward to his next episodes here and on his Patreon which is well worth the $- to join because he has great content on there too. I even bought one of his awesome sweatshirts so I’d say I’m a huge fan
10. Ryan is cool but can’t cook like he says he can - Ryan is an OG in the truth seeking community. He’s one of the best in the game and always makes an entertaining show. His Patreon is absolute . But he always talks about how great of a cook he his and thinks he can out cook anyone who crosses his path. I’m just saying, watch out man. You don’t know who your messing with. Stick to conspiracy, and stay out of the kitchen. Still love you though. -The Rainman
A true-crime podcast about climate change, hosted and reported by award-winning investigative journalist Amy Westervelt.
Release date: 2023-02-28
1. Excellent - As many other reviewers have said, this podcast is simultaneously fascinating and infuriating. Amy does a phenomenal job of digging into the history of oil in the United States and clarifies how it became part of our cultural identity. And despite the often upsetting nature of revealing all these truths, I binged all of the episodes over the course of a couple of weeks because it was so engaging. Thanks to Amy and the rest of the Drilled team for shining a light on how we got to where we are today, and for reminding me that there are ways out of the mess we’re in.
2. By far my favourite podcast - I’ve generally struggled to get into podcasts because I can never really keep up with the info. This podcast has stories that keep you interested, with a good mix of narrative and interviews in an easy to understand way. It breaks climate issues down into concrete examples rather than vague ideas. I also like how the ads on the podcast are for things viewers would actually be interested, rather than the standard sponsors that other podcasts tend to use. I guess my only complaint is that I wish episodes came out more often, because if so it would probably be the only thing I listened to.
3. Eye opening and essential - The newest series of shows (about how fossil fuel companies put together lesson plans for educators to use) continue the excellent tradition of the show. Who needs more podcasts, you may ask. Well, this one gives you a lot of information you need to think about how to address climate change and why the fight is so hard and so many are resistant. And it’s not overwhelming listeners with episodes (a good thing in our Information Age). Quality over quantity. Excellent work.
4. Production issues make it unlistenable - Amy, you have a great voice. Don’t listen to these people. I am extremely sensitive to vocal fry and annoying voices—yours is incredibly enjoyable to listen to. But please, for the LOVE OF GOD, the producers of this show need to up their game. . Master your audio levels so my ears don’t get blown out every time someone gets excited or moves close to the mic. . STOP playing music behind the entire episode! Music is used to mark transitions in podcasts. When I hear that annoying frenetic track going in the background the whole time, my brain is constantly on edge waiting for a transition rather than listening to the content. It’s very distracting. . Either make longer episodes, or get rid of the padding. Episodes are extremely short yet are still padded with unnecessary recaps of the last episode and previews of the next. Plus an ultra long introduction with that awful music track playing behind it the whole time. The actual substance of the episodes can be so good, but then it’s over before it even started. Very frustrating as a listener. . It seems Amy has started talking very slowly this latest season, which is annoying as well. If this isn’t due to a physical reason, please change back to your normal cadence. Trust your audience. They can change the playback speed if they aren’t absorbing the information well enough. I really love the content of this show, but the issues above (especially the incessant music) makes it very difficult to enjoy overall.
5. A lot of things just “clicked” for me - I’ve been getting a lot out of this podcast since discovering it recently, but the July , episode explained so many confusing things about plastics and covid that I had observed but couldn’t quite grasp before. I appreciate the hushed tone of the storytelling, the solid journalism, and the unapologetic perspective that we can do better for this world than we’ve done.
6. Don’t hesitate - Drilled is seriously good, I heard about this podcast via the hot take podcast as well as how to save a planet podcast and well I hesitated because I was afraid, to have the wool pulled from my eyes completely. Three months later I finally dove in and binged all of seasons - and I must say once again, don’t hesitate just listen! Amy is as great a story teller as she is an investigator. Rather than pulling the wool, it was peeled back gently and gracefully with eloquence context and intelligence.
7. Question Everything - In addition to being a thoughtful, well researched and informative podcast, it reminds us of the power of not passively consuming what you hear, read and see. The format is very effective at distilling complex topics and then allowing the listener to continue to follow the threads that interest them. My only quibble is that the episode notes do not provide sources or links, which would be helpful and improve listenability. I find myself stopping often to capture information for follow up.
8. Entertaining, well researched, critically important. - Amy Westervelt is a modern day muckraker bringing compelling stories and incredibly important, well researched information to your ears. Drilled covers all the dirty dealings of the oil and gas industry. These stories are infuriating but they fuel me to act on climate change and corporate accountability. Thank you Drilled!!!
9. Well researched and documented - This is a detailed historical narrative of how the fossil fuel industry diverted a fraction of their billions in profits to misrepresent the facts, redirect attention away from their polluting and corruption, and overwhelm underfunded science and a fragile democratic process. And the narrative continues with fossil fuel industry corrupting governments to delay or prevent regulation and ensure they can continue polluting and extracting wealth from heritage national resources without consequence. The facts presented are verifiable from independent sources, and leave the industry without a rebuttal, only continued misdirection and green washing.
10. stars for content I wish we didn't need - Journalist Amy Westervelt had a great idea: Tell climate stories like true crime ones. With each passing season, including the upcoming July one on the fracking and plastics boom, Drilled's storytelling goes deeper, shows more humanity, and knits together the actions by individuals in the fossil fuel industry to the larger fabric of the system of power and $ they operate and thrive in. Essential listening to understand not only the facts of Climate Change but the ways the fossil fuel industry tries to hide its influence.