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Announcing the Science Salon Podcast

In the beginning, there was Science Salon: live, and in person. We recorded each event on video and made them freely available for your viewing pleasure on YouTube and Today, we are pleased to announce the release of the Science Salon Podcast for your listening pleasure!

Listen to Science Salon Everywhere and Anywhere

Listen Everywhere & Anywhere

Listen to the podcast via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Soundcloud.

What is Science Salon?

Science Salon is a series of conversations between Dr. Michael Shermer and leading scientists, scholars, and thinkers, about the most important issues of our time.

Science Salon is hosted by Dr. Michael Shermer: the Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University where he teaches Skepticism 101. He is the author of Why People Believe Weird Things, Why Darwin Matters, The Science of Good and Evil, and The Moral Arc. His new book is Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality & Utopia.

Big Names. Bigger ideas!

Science Salon has hosted some of the biggest names in science including: Caltech Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate, DR. KIP THORNE, who consulted on Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar • evolutionary biologist, DR. ROBERT TRIVERS • religious scholar and bestselling author of Misquoting Jesus, DR. BART D. EHRMAN • the world’s leading expert on twins, DR. NANCY SEGAL • legendary science communicator, BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY • British magician and writer, DERREN BROWN • one of the most influential thinkers and writers of our time, social psychologist, DR. CAROL TAVRIS • Yale cosmologist and theoretical astrophysicist, DR. PRIYAMVADA NATARAJAN • astrophysicist and award-winning writer of Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, DR. JANNA LEVIN • daughter of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman, MICHELLE FEYNMAN • renowned Harvard cosmologist and theoretical physicist, DR. LISA RANDALL. Those are just a few of the brilliant minds who have shared their amazing discoveries on Science Salon.

Lisa Randall in conversation with Michael Shermer at Science Salon, November 22, 2015

Lisa Randall in conversation with Michael Shermer, during our first Science Salon on November 22, 2015.

Watch the Live Stream

Most Science Salons are streamed live on the day of the event, and archived for viewing afterward. Some salons are recorded remotely betwen Michael Shermer and his guest. These are not streamed live, but are posted in the archives for viewing.

Attend a Science Salon in Person

Most Science Salons are recorded live at a magnificent and architecturally award-winning home in the hills overlooking the San Gabriel mountains of Southern California. Get venue, schedule, and ticket information.


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