(Poll) – Which are the very best Skeptical Podcasts? 21

Its time for the skeptical Podcast vote. Below you will find a list of specifically skeptical podcasts, or simply other podcasts that have a skeptical theme to them as suggested by a wide array of folks (BTW … thanks).

When making your choice:

  • You don’t just get one vote, instead, you can pick as many as you wish
  • Please don’t tick random boxes, instead pick the podcasts you have really enjoyed and would recommend to others

The goal here is a bit of crowd-sourcing to enable folks to suss out what is truly popular.

Personally, I find podcasts to be of immense value, especially on a daily basis when I’m in transit to/from work, and like everybody, I have my favorites (sorry, no names now, I’ve no wish to influence the vote). If you have not yet made the leap, then why not consider trying out a few, it truly is a cool way to keep your finger on the skeptical pulse. Hopefully the results from the poll below will help you to pick out the truly cool stuff.

Anyway … on with the poll. Here, in a more or less random order, are your options:

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Ticked off that your favorite is missing? Then click here to drop me a quick note and I’ll add it.


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21 thoughts on “(Poll) – Which are the very best Skeptical Podcasts?

  • Creative K

    Seth Andrews of the Thinking Atheist has the best voice, pacing, style and balance of reason and compassion for the fooled.

  • Emenia

    Cannot. Make up. Mind.

    It’s between RI, skeptics with a K, SGU and geologic *cries* I LOVE THEM ALL SO MUCH.

  • Dave The Happy Singer

    Hi, I hope you will forgive the plug, but I think you would like to check out the In Vino Veritas Podcast. Jason Brown and I have worked really hard to launch this, we’re brand new and we’d appreciate a little support getting off the ground!

    It’s tipsy, a bit rude, and hopes to be entertainment for skeptics rather than another news, science or educational ‘cast. So far the feedback has been fantastic, though it will not be everyone’s cup of tea.

    In Vino Veritas: Three bottles of wine. Two skeptics. One podcast.

  • Debbie

    This is a great list of podcasts. Like Mickey (above), I prefer “meaty, content rich” podcasts. My favorites in that category are Point of Inquiry, Freethought Radio, and Skepticality. The Atheist Experience has great podcasters, but….they spend way too much time with bad callers. I was hopeful they’d do better with the Non-prophets, but again, great talent with an irritating, banter-heavy format.

    Just realized one of my favorites isn’t here: Brain Science Podcast. Not sure she’s still doing it, but, old episodes will NEVER be out of date.

  • Mickey Maynard

    This is a great tool. Thanks.
    I listen to a lot of podcasts…many are irritating banter…I prefer meaty, content rich podcasts. From your survey, I see there is agreement. My two favorite Podcasts are not freethought, but have a great model: GayUSA and Democracy NOW.

  • Chris Brown

    Whether or not Scam School is technically a “Skeptical Podcast,” I do think it’s appropriate here. A big part of skepticism for me is learning about how people can be fooled. Brian does a great job of teaching that in a really fun way.

  • Dave Gamble Post author

    OK, I’ve added “The Thinking Atheist” to the list … so folks can start voting for them now as well.

  • Ed

    Love the Thinking Atheist also. I’m a fan of the Non Prophets, but somehow I missed them when scrolling down the list.

  • John

    Yes, The Thinking Atheist podcast is hands down one of the best. Seth’s radio experience shines through and he puts together a phenomenal show. It’s a must listen to podcast for me and it’s a huge oversight to not include it in this list.

  • James

    Wow, this is a great resource for finding new podcasts. I’m going to give the ones I haven’t heard of a quick listen over the coming weeks and I’m sure I’ll become a regular listener of many new podcasts.

  • Gavin Schofield

    I’m surprised Irreligisiosophy isn’t higher – they’re one of the funniest and most interesting podcasts out there.