Critical Thinking


The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe and Science-Based Medicine’s Steven Novella
May 21, 2020

In this episode of Point of Inquiry, cohost Leighann Lord talks with famous skeptic and Assistant Professor of Neurology, Steven Novella, MD. Novella is also the founder and Executive Editor of Science-Based Medicine which explores issues and controversies between science and medicine and works to expose dangerous medical scams and practices. He is also the …

How Irrationality Worsened the Pandemic | Kurt Andersen
April 9, 2020

Kurt Andersen is the author of the novels Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History (2017), True Believers (2012), Heyday (2007), and Turn of the Century (1999). He has also written for film, television, and the stage. He is the former host and co-creator of the Peabody Award winning Studio 360, a weekly radio …

The Secret Sting Operation to Expose Celeb Psychics with Susan Gerbic
April 4, 2019

On this week’s episode of Point of Inquiry, we are thrilled to have friend of the Center for Inquiry, Susan Gerbic to talk about the recent New York Times featured story that detailed Gerbic and her team’s work exposing celebrity psychics. Kavin Senapathy and Gerbic also explore why exposing fake psychics and mediums is important, the …