Scientific Skepticism Podcasts worth listening to

Oh No Ross and Carrie

Oh No Ross and Carrie don’t just talk about fringe science, spirituality and claims of the paranormal; they take part themselves. (I couldn’t phrase it better than them) The hosts have participated in Scientology, ear candling, Mormonism and the flat Earth movement amongst others. The pair work well together and often make me laugh.

Skeptics Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics Guide to the Universe (SGU) is hosted by Steven Novella, Bob Novella, Cara Santa-Maria, Jay Novella and Evan Bernstein. As well as news items, they give many tips on how to think critically and put this into action. The weekly Science or Fiction segment, where Steven Novella gives three news items or facts with two real and one fake, and challenges us and the other hosts to guess which one is the fake, is particularly fun.


Each week, Brian Dunning produces a 15-minute episode of Skeptoid. Each is a summary from a deep-dive on a chosen topic. They are informative and entertaining. Episodes are also transcribed on the website so it makes a great reference set.

Skeptics Zone

The Skeptics Zone is an Australian podcast so often has science and skeptical news items relevant to where I live. The host, Richard Saunders, is upbeat and entertaining, along with his panel of hosts who provide segments for the show. The show runs regular advertisements for associated podcasts, which is how I got to know most on this list with the exception of SGU.

Be Reasonable

In Be Reasonable from the Merseyside Skeptics Society, the host interviews people with fringe beliefs. In some ways that makes it similar to Oh No Ross and Carrie in that they deal directly with the people involved.

Dr. Rick Tankard
Dr. Rick Tankard
Freelance Statistician, Bioinformatician and Data Scientist

I am a Bioinformatician and Statistician based in Australia, working at WEHI.