45 Best Skeptic Podcasts
Here are 45 Best Skeptic Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
Bend, Oregon, US
Skeptoid is a weekly science podcast dedicated to furthering knowledge by blasting away the widespread pseudosciences that infect popular culture and replacing them with way cooler reality. Each weekly episode focuses on a single phenomenon - an urban legend, a paranormal claim, alternative therapy, or something just plain stupid - that you've heard of, and that you probably believe in.
Also in Pseudoscience Podcasts
Play⋅ 35.1K⋅ 5.6K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 16 min Get Email Contact
2. The Michael Shermer Show
Santa Barbara, California, US
The Michael Shermer Show (formerly Science Salon) is a series of long-form conversations between Dr. Michael Shermer and leading scientists, philosophers, historians, scholars, writers, and thinkers about the most important issues of our time. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Michael Shermer: Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, the Executive Director of the Skeptics Society, and a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University where he teaches Skepticism 101.
Play⋅ 179.1K⋅ 212.3K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 112 min ⋅ Nov 2015 Get Email Contact
3. The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is a weekly science podcast discussing the latest science news, critical thinking, bad science, conspiracies, and controversies.
Also in Science Podcasts, Controversy Podcasts
Play⋅ 1M⋅ 84K⋅ 8.5K ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Sep 2005 Get Email Contact
4. Cognitive Dissonance | Atheist & Skeptical News
Chicago, Illinois, US
Every episode we blast anyone who gets in our way. We bring critical thinking, skepticism, and irreverence to any topic that makes the news, makes it big, or makes us mad. It's skeptical, it's political and there is no welcome mat.
Also in News Podcasts
Play⋅ 29.3K⋅ 17.1K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 66 min ⋅ Apr 2011 Get Email Contact
5. Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
New York City
A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.
Also in Funny And Comedy Podcasts
Play⋅ 50.6K⋅ 1.8K⋅ 433.2K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 105 min Get Email Contact
6. Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point
Del Mar, California, US
Explore controversial science with leading researchers and their critics who are the leading source for intelligent skeptic-versus-believer debate. This podcast is hosted by Alex Tsakiris.
Play⋅ 4.6K⋅ 3K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 68 min ⋅ Dec 2014 Get Email Contact
7. Data Skeptic
Los Angeles, California, US
Data Skeptic is your source for a perspective of scientific skepticism on topics in statistics, machine learning, big data, artificial intelligence, and data science. Our weekly podcast and blog bring you stories and tutorials to help understand our data-driven world.
Also in Artificial Intelligence Podcasts, Business Intelligence Podcasts, Big Data Podcasts, Neural Network Podcasts
Play⋅ 1.6K⋅ 8.3K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 38 min ⋅ May 2014 Get Email Contact
8. Big Picture Science
Mountain View, California, US
The surprising connections in science and technology that give you the Big Picture. Astronomer Seth Shostak and science journalist Molly Bentley are joined each week by leading researchers, techies, and journalists to provide a smart and humorous take on science. Our regular 'Skeptic Check' episodes cast a critical eye on pseudoscience.
Play⋅ 5.6K⋅ 6.1K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 53 min ⋅ Jul 2015 Get Email Contact
9. The European Skeptics Podcast
The European Skeptics Podcast is an independent, weekly show hosted by three skeptics from different countries, representing several organisations and projects. The main focus of the podcast is to support European level actions within the skeptical movement and build bridges among skeptics all over this massively diverse continent.
Play⋅ 1.9K⋅ 731 ⋅1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 53 min ⋅ Nov 2015 Get Email Contact
10. The Skeptic Zone
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and his team of reporters for your weekly dose of skeptical news and interviews, reports, and comments. Featuring Australian radio legend Maynard with his Spooky Action, Jo Alabaster from the 'Evidence Please' blog, Eran Segev's Grain of Salt, Dr. Rachael Dunlop with 'Dr. Rachie Reports' and Heidi Robertson aka 'The Raw Skeptic'.
Play⋅ 1.5K⋅ 10.7K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 59 min ⋅ Sep 2008 Get Email Contact
11. The Skeptic Metaphysician
Norfolk, Virginia, US
Like Mulder from the X-Files, I want to believe. So I've embarked on a journey of discovery. I've talked to people deeply entrenched in the spiritual, metaphysical, mental health, and self-help worlds. I've thrown myself into weird and wonderful experiences, and I'm sharing them with you in an effort to find the trick to self-growth. Whether your interests lie in the metaphysical or the spiritual or even grounded in the three-dimensional world, this show will help you explore the endless possibilities of self-growth....tinged with a hint of the supernatural. New episodes every Wednesday
Also in Spiritual Podcasts
Play⋅ 672⋅ 1.2K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 44 min ⋅ Feb 2021 Get Email Contact
Kennesaw, Georgia, US
MonsterTalk: The Science Show About Monsters is a free audio podcast that critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or werewolves.
Play⋅ 5.1K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 48 min ⋅ Jul 2009 Get Email Contact
13. Amateur Skeptics
Katy, Texas, US
We here at AmateurSkeptics are not scientists. We are normal people who are trying to look at the world with an evidence-based approach. We strive to have open minds and change our opinions with new evidence.
Play⋅ 138⋅ 505 ⋅3 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 136 min ⋅ Jan 2010 Get Email Contact
14. A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment
A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment brings the inner science of Buddhist meditation to twenty-first-century people hungry for happy, meaningful lives. It is a secular approach to meditation that requires no belief beyond our current understanding of science and psychology. Skeptic's Path meditations are based on powerful analytical meditation techniques that use imagination, emotions, and critical inquiry to probe our inner and outer realities and expand our compassion.
Also in Tibetan Buddhism Podcasts, Buddhist Meditation Podcasts
Play⋅ 2.1K⋅ 175 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 34 min ⋅ Jan 2020 Get Email Contact
15. Sosnoff / Ratigan - Truth or Skepticism from tastytrade
Chicago, Illinois, US
Tom Sosnoff and Dylan Ratigan reunite for a weekly podcast, ranting on everything from sports and investing to politics and monetary policy.
Play⋅ 52.5K⋅ 30.8K ⋅4 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 45 min ⋅ Jan 2020 Get Email Contact
16. Squaring the Strange
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US
Not just another 'skeptical' podcast, it's a show about critical thinking and evidence-based analysis, using science and critical thinking to examine the world around us, from the mysterious and paranormal to the mundane.
Also in Critical Thinking Podcasts
Play⋅ 786⋅ 171 ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 81 min ⋅ Apr 2017 Get Email Contact
17. The Reality Check
Canada's weekly podcast explores a wide range of controversies and curiosities by probing popular myths and exposing the surprising truth behind them. In a world awash with information, The Reality Check helps listeners differentiate fact from fiction, yet tries to strike a balance between providing entertainment and information.
Play⋅ 3.9K⋅ 707 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 30 min ⋅ Aug 2008 Get Email Contact
18. Skeptics with a K
Merseyside, England, UK
Skeptics with a K is the podcast for science, reason, and critical thinking from the Merseyside Skeptics Society.
Play⋅ 2.7K⋅ 6.8K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 74 min ⋅ Aug 2009 Get Email Contact
19. Mystic-Skeptic Radio Show/Podcast with David Daniel Gonzalez
The Mystic-Skeptic Radio Show/Podcast asks the tough questions and explores different alternatives to today's pressing issues, theories, or enigmas. The podcast is devoted to the exploration of all things mystical, philosophical, scientific, political conspiratorial, and cosmic. Join us in an exploration of the mystic-skeptic mind-space.
Play⋅ 277 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 43 min ⋅ Oct 2015 Get Email Contact
20. Skeptics and Seekers
A Skeptic and a Seeker in conversation about matters of God, religion, morality, and other things that matter.
Play 3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 87 min ⋅ Jul 2018 Get Email Contact
21. Paranoid Planet
Paranoid Planet is a podcast about conspiracy theories, paradigm shifts, and critical thinking that offers serious and lighthearted conversations with people who believe in conspiracy theories, and with the skeptics who critique them. We will also explore several historical, philosophical, artistic, psychological, and scientific themes related to conspiracies and the study of knowledge. Whether you are an avid conspiracy follower or a hardened skeptic, our aim is to help you become a better critical thinker and a proponent of healthy public discourse.
Play⋅ 16 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 70 min ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact
22. Life, the Universe & Everything Else
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Life, the Universe, & Everything Else is a monthly show that delves into issues of science, critical thinking, and secular humanism. We try not to take ourselves too seriously.
Play⋅ 438⋅ 195 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Dec 2016 Get Email Contact
23. WE DON'T DIE® Radio Show with host Sandra Champlain
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Want proof of life after death? Your loved ones may be physically gone but they still exist and you will see them again...your pets don't die either. In each episode of We Don't Die you'll hear the experiences of men and women, and why they believe life after death is REAL and why your life on earth is important. Join your host, Sandra Champlain, author of the #1 international bestseller, We Don't Die - A Skeptic's Discovery of Life After Death, for podcast episodes that aim to give you goosebumps!
Play⋅ 5.9K⋅ 9.7K ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 58 min ⋅ Jul 2014 Get Email Contact
24. The Christian Skeptic
The Christian Skeptic is a podcast determined to ask the hard questions about God. This podcast is meant to be an ongoing conversation between host Sean Kerwin and anyone who wants to join.
Also in Christian Podcasts
Play⋅ 8 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 29 min ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact
25. Occult Knowledge
The name says it all. We explore information that is hidden from the general public view but without deviating from critical scientific skepticism.
Play⋅ 36 ⋅2 episodes / quarter ⋅ Jul 2011 Get Email Contact
26. Left of Skeptic
A weekly paranormal podcast hosted by Brittany Lind and Kala Moria. Join us every #SpookyWednesday as we discuss haunted locations, paranormal encounters, and creepy objects!
Play⋅ 402⋅ 67 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 63 min ⋅ Jan 2021 Get Email Contact
27. The Incomplete Skeptic Podcast
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
The Incomplete Skeptic explores marginalized perspectives of any variety, seeking a balance between intellect and heart.
Play⋅ 116 ⋅2 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 28 min ⋅ Feb 2020 Get Email Contact
28. Be Reasonable
Merseyside, England, UK
Be Reasonable is a podcast from the Merseyside Skeptics Society, with Hayley Stevens and Michael Marshall. Each monthly interview will examine beliefs from outside of the mainstream, exploring how those views are constructed and what evidence people feel supports their case. We believe in approaching subjects with respect and an open mind, engaging with people of differing viewpoints in an environment where debate is polite and good-natured, yet robust and intellectually rigorous.
Play⋅ 2.7K⋅ 6.8K ⋅3 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 52 min ⋅ Jan 2013 Get Email Contact
29. The Cosmic Skeptic Podcast
Oxford, England, UK
Host Alex J O'Connor (from the YouTube channel 'CosmicSkeptic') discusses and debates deep and important issues with experts from a variety of philosophical, scientific, and theological disciplines. Departing from Alex's snappier style on YouTube, this podcast presents more thorough analyses of the topics at hand, with help from a wide range of well-known professionals.
Play⋅ 28.6K⋅ 52.2K ⋅4 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 82 min ⋅ Apr 2019 Get Email Contact
30. The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine Podcast
London, England, UK
Welcome to the Skeptics' Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) - Meet 'em, greet 'em, treat 'em, and street 'em. My name is Ken Milne. The goal of the SGEM is to cut the knowledge translation window from over 10 years down to less than 1 year. It does this by using social media to provide you with high quality, clinically relevant, critically appraised, evidence-based information. Much of the content is a result of the Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) process.
Play⋅ 25.4K ⋅3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 26 min ⋅ Sep 2012 Get Email Contact
31. BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast
Phoenix, Arizona, US
BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast is a podcast where two idiots debate the Belief and Skepticism of different phenomena. They will cover topics that fall under different categories such as cryptozoology, the supernatural, spiritualism, and more. While sipping Booze or Spirits one host will state the reason he or other people Believe in the chosen topic and the other host will state the reason he or other people are Skeptics. There will be a lot of fun, humor, and sometimes some insightful information (as much as two idiots can provide).
Play⋅ 224⋅ 5.2K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 34 min ⋅ Aug 2017 Get Email Contact
32. Point of Inquiry
East Amherst, New York, US
Launched in 2005, Point of Inquiry is the premier podcast of the Center for Inquiry. Point of Inquiry critically examines topics in science, religion, philosophy, and politics. Hosted by Chris Mooney and Indre Viskontas, each episode takes on a specific issue and features lively discussion with leading scientists, researchers, and writers. Point of Inquiry is produced by Adam Isaak at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.
Also in Philosophy Podcasts
Play⋅ 24.5K⋅ 2.5K ⋅6 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 52 min ⋅ Dec 2005 Get Email Contact
33. Skeptic Disciple
Two nerds who love the Bible, yet struggle to reconcile it with real life. This isn't the typical Christian podcast. We are believers who welcome theological challenges because we believe they strengthen our faith. We like to think of the Bible and the Good News of Jesus in a way that brings out its validity in our daily lives. You don't have to be a believer to listen. We welcome different perspectives, and we seek to be respectful of different points of view.
Play⋅ 22 ⋅4 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 41 min ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact
34. Spectral Skull Session
We explore claims about the occult, supernatural, and paranormal from an analytic standpoint. We're open to the existence of a world beyond the five senses, and we dismiss that dogmatic skepticism that insists that any story about the unexplained has to reduce to hallucination or swamp gas, but we're not committed to any particular theory or philosophy about what the paranormal is. And we realize that, whatever is out there, the answer is likely to be more complicated than any existing model or theory. What we bring to the table is small 's' skepticism.
Play⋅ 16⋅ 182 ⋅ Sep 2020 Get Email Contact
35. Rationally Speaking Podcast
New York City, New York, US
Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join host Julia Galef and guests as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and science from pseudoscience. Any topic is fair game as long as we can bring reason to bear upon it, with both a skeptical eye and a good dose of humor!
Play⋅ 7K⋅ 14.1K ⋅5 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 65 min ⋅ Jan 2010 Get Email Contact
36. The Conspiracy Skeptic
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A podcast that offers a skeptical look at the great conspiracies of today and the not-too-distant past from Karl Mamer.
Also in Conspiracy Podcasts
Play⋅ 320⋅ 561 ⋅3 episodes / year ⋅ Oct 2007 Get Email Contact
37. The Sordid Skeptics
We believe Western Civilization is worth preserving. In order to do that, we will need to explore the philosophical and psychological underpinnings of our culture's structure. Are we qualified to undertake this mammoth task? Probably not, but we're going to try our best. With educational backgrounds in the material, and a strong desire to sort ourselves out; we endeavor to humbly make the case for western values.
Play⋅ 89 ⋅1 episode / year ⋅ Avg Length 74 min ⋅ Mar 2018 Get Email Contact
38. Skeptical Skeptics Podcast
This is a podcast for people that think answers lie somewhere between the accepted story and any number of conspiracy theories. Bring a tinfoil hat, though we're not sure you need to put one on. The Skeptical Skeptics are a husband and wife, two-host podcast team that shares stories of the strange but potentially explainable, the eerie theories that make some sense or no sense, and the downright intriguing. Whether it's aliens, bigfoot, or just creepy Dan down the hall, we'll talk about it.
Play⋅ 498⋅ 318 ⋅ Feb 2019 Get Email Contact
Merseyside, England, UK
InKredulous is the topical, skeptical, news quiz game from the Merseyside Skeptics Society. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of scientific skepticism on Merseyside, around the UK, and internationally.
Play⋅ 2.7K⋅ 6.8K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 68 min ⋅ Feb 2010 Get Email Contact
40. The Happy Skeptic Podcast
Whether you have been a skeptic for a long time or just came out of Christianity, this show is for all my skeptics out there. We touch on Philosophy, religion, motivation, and overall life success. Join me on this ironic, yet funny ass journey.
Play Oct 2019 Get Email Contact
41. The Skeptical Sheep
The Skeptical Sheep podcast brings you real stories and raw conversations from people who have left Christianity behind. You'll hear the highs and lows of what it's really like to leave your faith.
Play⋅ 608 ⋅ Aug 2020 Get Email Contact
42. The Seeker and the Skeptic
The Seeker and The Skeptic is a podcast in which two friends explore esoteric, paranormal, and spiritual topics from two completely different perspectives. Cat is The Seeker, she's interested in spiritual ideas and hopes to find something meaningful and empowering in the wisdom of religion and new age philosophy. Rebecca is The Skeptic, she's passionate about finding truth (or at least getting closer to it) using the tools of reason and evidence.
Play⋅ 19⋅ 145 ⋅ Oct 2018 Get Email Contact
43. The Technoskeptic Podcast
The mission of The Technoskeptic is to promote awareness, critical thinking, and social change around the use and impact of technology on society and the environment. Join in and have a listen to the podcast.
Play Jul 2015 Get Email Contact
44. Skeptics Podcast
Here at Skeptics, we discuss everything from theology, heresy, to life in general - while filtering it through the lens of Scripture. We encourage our listeners to have a healthy biblical skepticism and to pursue sound doctrine.
Play⋅ 167 ⋅ Jul 2019 Get Email Contact
45. Skeptics & Believers - A Paranormal Podcast
Join 4 friends as they take a light-hearted look at the world of the paranormal to decide whether they are skeptics or believers.
Play⋅ 167 ⋅30 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 9 min ⋅ Jan 2019 Get Email Contact
|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
|Will & Q Business||skepticmetaphysician.com||3|
|Mystic N Skeptic||buzzsprout.com||58|
|Atheist and Skeptical News||dissonancepod.com||55|
|Kala Moria & Brittany Lind||leftofskeptic.com||50|
Skeptic Podcast Topics
|Topic||Number of episodes|
|Skeptics With A K||11|
|Life The Universe & Everything Else||5|
|Ketanji Brown Jackson||1|
|Gop Block Covid Funds||1|
|Racist Ass Babies||1|
|AOC Slapping MTG||1|
|Mike Braun Braindead||1|
|Episode 622: Babies Are Racist||1|
|Ted Cruz Mentioned||1|
|Marjorie Titan Greene||1|
|Episode 621: Seth Andrews||1|