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Skepticality — the pioneering, original skeptics podcast — is a top-rated audio talk show dedicated to the promotion of critical thinking and science. Each episode, Skepticality hosts Derek & Swoopy enlighten listeners with interviews and information on science and skepticism. Previous episodes have included guests such as James Randi, Phil Plait, Marc Zimmer, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Michael Shermer, Seth Shostak, Benjamin Radford, Tom Flynn, Ann Druyan, Bob Carroll and Lawrence Krauss.

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