All Episodes


February 02, 2015

Lindsay Beyerstein

Measles are the newest attraction at Disneyland this season, and unfortunately the only thing magical about them is how quickly they’ve begun to spread throughout California and neighboring states. Although measles were eliminated in the U.S. by 2000, the misinformation of the anti-vaccine movement has caused a return of a full-fledged outbreak. Here to discuss …

January 26, 2015

Chris Mooney

Lindsay and Josh are off, but since the U.S. Senate recently voted 98-1 that climate change is not a hoax, and then failed to pass a resolution affirming that human beings are the cause of climate change, and with the massive blizzard about to pound the Northeastern United States, we thought it would be a …

January 20, 2015

Lindsay Beyerstein

This week on Point of inquiry, New York Times bestselling author Karen Abbott talks to Lindsay Beyerstein about her newest book, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, which tells the true story of four women who served as spies during the U.S. Civil War. In a time when women had few of the rights they would later …

January 05, 2015

Lindsay Beyerstein

The effort to overturn Roe v. Wade and criminalize abortion has spiraled into challenging not only women’s right to abortion, but a women’s right to carry her baby to term. Across the country, women who seek medical help for pregnancy complications are being met with incarceration and outrageous sentences, all without proper representation. According to …

December 25, 2014

Tom Flynn

Tom Flynn is Executive Director of The Council for Secular Humanism, Editor of Free Inquiry magazine, as well as professional anti-Christmas advocate and author of “The Trouble with Christmas.” Tom is on his 30th year of being completely Yule free and he’s here to talk about why the rest of us should join him in protesting …

December 22, 2014

Lindsay Beyerstein

Our Guest this week is Greta Christina, popular atheist blogger, speaker and author of several books on atheism including her newest, “Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do With God.” Christina discusses with Lindsay Beyerstein the tendencies we have to avoid and deny death and how it affects our abilities to cope. Christina …

December 16, 2014

Josh Zepps

Fox News’ “War on Christmas” is already in full swing, as Bill O’Reilly wasted no time jumping into battle this year to defend the holiday from the great secular menace. However, it looks like Bill might be able to leave the trenches a little early this year; according to a new Pew survey, just over …

December 08, 2014

Lindsay Beyerstein

Despite the fact that the United States was founded as a secular state, government neutrality toward religion remains a tumultuous and controversial issue — a conversation-stopper in most public policy discussions. This week on the show, Lindsay Beyerstein welcomes Ronald A. Lindsay, president and CEO of the Center for Inquiry, the organization responsible for Point …

December 01, 2014

Josh Zepps

Alan Turing was a true visionary. Founding what we understand today as computer science, he was also a mathematician, a philosopher, and an early trailblazer for gay equality. Without his genius for codebreaking, the Second World War might have gone in a much darker direction. He saved millions of lives and potentially the world as we know …