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The Michael Shermer Show

Michael Shermer
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The Michael Shermer Show 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.


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4.5 out of 5 stars from 966 ratings
  • Sounds like a liberal “scientist” cherry-picking admiringly rare examples to push their agenda. Mostly a waste of time.

    9 days ago
  • Helen Joyce

    Helen Joyce makes some good points - but I’m afraid they are mixed up with poor research, often seemingly none. She presents opinion as fact, which breaks any credibility she may have started off with. Connections are made with leaps and bounds without sighting evidence. I’d expect much more from Shermer who seemed rather mushy in this discussion. Can it be that he agreed with her every point, even the ones she pulled out of her biases and put together with little logic? Just because trans men ... more

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    United States16 days ago
  • Helen Joyce

    Terrific podcast with Helen Joyce. She is very fair, thoughtful and she had fascinating insightful regarding transgenderism.

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    Gnome chopper
    United Statesa month ago
  • Good on science. Stay away from politics

    Michael has tendency to add a few quips before going on to next question. Few guests challenge but Yoram did ep 284 when Michael tried to call Putin a conservative nationalist. Disappointed to see him misrepresenting Yoram in ep 286 with Kevin on his views. Often quips such as connecting others as far right without I think knowing what far right means ie shots at Fox, Tucker etc constantly. Or comments such as conservatives like small gov except to control women on abortion when this has nothing... more

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    Peter seeking truth
    Canadaa month ago
  • Excellent

    Thank you Michael for this excellent podcast.

    Apple Podcasts
    Australiaa month ago

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