Point of Inquiry

Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry's flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time sound off on all the things you're not supposed to talk about at the dinner table: science, religion, and politics. Guests have included Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, and Francis Collins. Point of Inquiry is produced at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.

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Jerry Minor from Jehovah’s Witness to Comedian


This week, Point of Inquiry welcomes actor, comedian, and former Jehovah's Witness, Jerry Minor. Minor has been a cast member and writer on Saturday Night Live and appeared on HBO's Mr. Show and various other television and film spots throughout his...


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Clearing Up the Concept of Risk Assessment


How well do you think you can assess risk? The evidence is clear that humans are innately poor at assessing risk in our personal lives, in part due to how our brains are wired, and that can make it challenging to make informed decisions about...


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   44m
 
 

Julia Sweeney on Atheism, Saturday Night Live, and Me Too


This week, Point of Inquiry welcomes comedian, monologist, and atheist, Julia Sweeney. Many may know Sweeney from her time on Saturday Night Live, her appearances on NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, and from her current roles on Brooklyn Nine-Nine,...


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Why Do People Love Umami but Fear MSG?


Why do people in the West love the taste of Umami and what it can do to food but have demonized monosodium glutamate or MSG as it’s commonly known? Why are more and more brands and restaurants are even promoting “MSG-free” foods and...


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 11 July 2019  1h11m
 
 

Diving into the Lawsuit Against Walmart and Fraudulent Homeopathic Medicines


The Center for Inquiry has filed a lawsuit against Walmart for deceiving its customers with marketing, labeling, and product placement that present homeopathic medicines as equivalent and effective alternatives to science-based medicines with tested...


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 27 June 2019  36m
 
 

Meet Science for the People


Science for the People began as a group in 1969 that grew out of the anti-war movement and lasted until 1989. SftP has been rebirthed for a new generation of SftP members to explore the history of radical science and to rebuild the movement for...


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 13 June 2019  48m
 
 

Matt Walsh On The Road To Hollywood, His Secular Wedding, and More


On this week's episode of Point of Inquiry, Jim Underdown speaks with longtime friend, actor, writer, and comedian Matt Walsh. This episode may be different from what you're used to as we take a break from examining science, culture, and religion and...


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 30 May 2019  54m
 
 

Dr. Jenny Yip on OCD, Anxiety, and Mental Health


On this week's episode of Point of Inquiry, Dr. Jenny Yip discusses OCD and anxiety and the widespread impact these can have on our lives as well as how they're exhibited in different people. Kavin Senapathy and Dr. Yip share their own experiences...


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 16 May 2019  54m
 
 

Carol Tavris and Avrum Bluming on Estrogen's Link with Breast Cancer


This week’s episode of Point of Inquiry Jim Underdown speaks with Carol Tavris, social psychologist and author of Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) and Avrum Bluming, hematologist, medical oncologist, and emeritus clinical professor at USC...


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 02 May 2019  1h9m
 
 

Massimo Pigliucci and Susan Blackmore on Scientism and Subjectivity


This week's episode of Point of Inquiry is our final episode recorded from CSICon 2018. We're closing this series of interviews with Professor Massimo Pigliucci who discusses his ideas on scientism and how it's used by people like Sam Harris, Neil...


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 18 April 2019  42m