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Episode 62: David Grinspoon – Earth In Human Hands

Today the Project welcomes Dr. David Grinspoon to discuss his new book, Earth in Human Hands. Is the planet entering a new Era? Will our impact on the world destroy us? Should we be hopeful about the future? Welcome to the anthropocene in this edition of the Mile High Sanity Project.     References and […]


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Episode 44: Cosmos Reboot in Review, Series Recap

The Project is joined once again by David Grinspoon and Brittny Rosenow for a final look at the new Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. How was the series received overall? What is a scientific question? And did you spot the Funky Doctor in the original series? Come explore the “multiverse” with the Mile High Sanity Project. […]


Pale Blue Dot
Episode 43: Cosmos Reboot in Review Ep. 13

Today the Project takes a look at the Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey finale. Do you know how much you don’t know? How much of the universe are we actually aware of? What’s the difference between seeing a pebble and unlocking the secrets of the universe? This episode was an incredible way to end a great series. And, […]


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Episode 42: Cosmos Reboot in Review Ep. 12

The Project is back at full strength for a look at this divisive penultimate episode to Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. What is the evidence for humans causing Climate Change? Where does healthy skepticism become denialism? And what do we think this episode could have done better? Get ready for a positive feedback loop on the […]


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Episode 41: Cosmos Reboot in Review Ep. 11

With Norm on hiatus, the Project calls in reinforcements to discuss episode eleven of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Must we die? What can survive in the vacuum of space? And is Earth a noisy interstellar neighbor? Keep calm and chive on with the Mile High Sanity Project. Featuring special guest Brittny Rosenow.   References and […]


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Episode 40: Cosmos Reboot in Review Ep. 10

Greetings programs! Today we take a look at episode ten of the new Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. It was a smaller journey, with huge implications. Who was the “electric boy”? What is the relationship between light and electromagnetism? Where did the notion of “fields” originate in science? It’s all part of what makes existence possible […]


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Episode 39: Cosmos Reboot in Review Ep. 9

The Project returns with a look at episode nine of the new Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. What are the different planets of Earth’s past? Which lifeforms are the real “chosen people”? And could humanity one day find itself in The Halls of Extinction? Connect the dots with this edition of the Mile High Sanity Project. […]


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Episode 38: Cosmos Reboot in Review Ep. 8

With Nick on a mini-vacation, Chalmer and Norm join returning guest and friend of the show David Grinspoon for episode eight of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Topics include experiencing the stars, light pollution, women in science, and scientific inspiration. Have women been marginalized in science? Can science be spiritual? Does it make sense to think of future generations? We are […]


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Episode 37: Cosmos Reboot in Review Ep. 7

The Project is back with a look at the seventh episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. What is the age of the Earth? Who discovered an invisible toxic menace lurking all around us? And how can vested interests negatively affect science? Get the lead out in this edition of the Mile High Sanity Project. References […]


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Episode 36: Cosmos Reboot in Review Ep. 6

Today the Project is back at full strength for a look at Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Episode 6. What lurks within the micro world of a dew drop? How did early philosophers reason out atoms? And do neutrinos travel faster than light? Go deeper with this edition of the Mile High Sanity Project. References and […]


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Episode 35: Cosmos Reboot in Review Ep. 5

Today it’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, episode five. Follow the journey of astrophysics from camera obscura, to modern spectroscopy. What is light? How do we measure the spectrum? And what is an atomic bar code? Its all hidden in the light in this edition of the Mile High Sanity Project. References and Resources Additional download […]


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Episode 34: Cosmos Reboot in Review Ep. 4

The Project returns from a short hiatus with a review for episode four of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Is the sky really full of ghosts? Can Chalmer explain photons to Norm? And why is the speed of light so crazy? Seeing is not believing in the edition of the Mile High Sanity Project. References and […]


Episode 33: Cosmos Reboot in Review Ep. 3

Today we’re back in it with a review of episode three of the new Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. What scientific literary masterpiece almost went unpublished? Who was Edmond Halley? And did Einstein ever really fail math? Nullius en Verba with the Mile High Sanity Project.


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Episode 32: Cosmos Reboot in Review, Ep. 2

The Project is back with a look at the second episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. What’s the difference between Artificial and Natural Selection? Where are you on the Tree of Life? And will we one day join those in the Halls of Extinction? Let’s gather around the campfire and let Neil tell us a […]


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Episode 31: Cosmos Reboot in Review, Ep. 1

The Project embarks on a story nearly 14 billion years in the making, with a look at the continuation of a journey started by Carl Sagan. Today we review the first episode of the new Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.  What is your cosmic address? Who was Giordano Bruno? And how […]


Peter Boghossian
Episode 24: Science Fiction with Special Guest Peter Boghossian

The Project is joined by Peter Boghossian on this full blown geek out session examining the philosophy of science fiction. We boldly go on a nerd trek exploring multiple sci-fi series and movies, our favorite and least favorite plot devices, and some of their philosophical underpinnings. Lock the seventh chevron, and prepare to make it so with The Mile High Sanity Project.


Richard Dawkins
Episode 18: Special Guest Richard Dawkins

The Project scales mount improbable to bring you an interview with one Richard Dawkins, the noted evolutionary biologist and bestselling author of The God Delusion. Richard joins us in the war room to chat about the new book by Katherine Stewart, The Good News Club: The Christian Rights’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children. It’s time to update your memes with the Mile High Sanity Project.


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Episode 17: Special Guest Katherine Stewart

Media lines are blurred beyond recognition as we podcast an interview with an investigative reporter about her hardcover book (!). Our guest is Katherine Stewart, author of “The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children”. Yes, that’s right: Christian fundamentalists have found a way to feed their proselytizing agenda in our public schools. This is an important issue everyone should be aware of, and we are as horrified as Katherine is about what’s going. We’re just not sure whether the problem is rightly legal or social. Tune in for some lively debate and genuinely bad news.


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Episode 16: Dr. Morgan Levy and The Placebo Effect

This week the doctor is in. The project is honored to have Dr. Morgan Levy in the war room. He is a psychiatrist and expert on the placebo effect. You’ll enjoy this episode because we told you to.


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Episode 13: Complementary & Alternative Medicine Part 2

Back for round two, it’s Complimentary and Alternative Medicine… Two! Once again we take aim at some not as real methods of healing. Back pain? We’ve got you covered with a look at chiropractic treatment. Feeling a sense of pins and needles? Must be our analysis of acupuncture. What the heck constitutes a sound study? Follow along as Chalmer shows us how it’s done by examining these outlandish claims. Ready your Qi and line up your chakras; it’s the Mile High Sanity Project.


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Episode 12: Special Guest James Randi

Yhoa-ho-oh it’s magic, you know! The Project recently attended the Denver Pseudoscience Fair on Auraria Campus, an event judged by none other then the Amazing James Randi himself. Afterword he gave a lecture, Q&A style. Skeptical? That’s okay, we have proof in this episode of the Mile High Sanity Project.


Alternative Medicine
Episode 11: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Part 1

In this episode we tackle alternative…different…almost-but not-quite-real medicine. Is it possible to even define alternative and complementary medicine? What is it and how does it work? Better yet … does it work at all? Is Quinine an herb or a chemical? And can Chalmer say cinchona? Queue up your Qi and break out the crystals, as we discuss some real fake medicine in this edition of The Mile High Sanity Project.


Environmental Religion: How Opposition to Geoengineering is a Faith Based Initiative
Episode 3: Environmental Religion – How Opposition to Geoengineering is a Faith-Based Initiative

We take a closer look at the environmental movement and some of the more dogmatic ideas that underpin it. Is reducing carbon emissions the only way out of our predicament? Is geoengineering our best hope for a solution? The flat Earth is considered, the Devil is consulted, and alternative solutions are examined in this inaugural episode. Join us for a conceptual tour of treehugging and the religious mindset that finds its way into it.


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Episode 2: Environmentalism And The Anthropocentric View

Join Norm as he takes humanity down a notch to explore some of the more abstract ideas related to the green movement. Why are we interested in the environment? What the heck is the anthropocentric view? Are trees citizens of the world? The fall of Man is explained, the Spirit of the Earth is communed with, and much more in this edition of Norm’s Conceptual Corner.


Michael Shermer
Episode 1: Michael Shermer & The Believing Brain

Your heroes score an interview with one Dr. Michael Shermer, noted skeptic and author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Believing Brain, From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies: How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths. Dust off your baloney detectors and join Norm as he gets the low down on Dr. Shermer’s latest book.