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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 53: New Horizons Flyby with guest David Grinspoon

Today the Project is joined by Dr. David Grinspoon to break down the recent NASA flyby of Pluto for the New Horizons mission. How difficult is it to send a probe that distance? Is Pluto geologically active? Can anything impress Negative Norman? That’s no moon in this edition of The Mile High Sanity Project. References […]


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Episode 50: Investigating the Paranormal, with Benjamin Radford

Today Chalmer welcomes special guest Benjamin Radford to the Project for a discussion on paranormal investigation. What qualifies as paranormal? Have any of us ever had a paranormal experience? Ever had ghost sex? It would seem that we ain’t afraid of no ghost in this edition of Alternatives to Thought. References and Resources Additional download […]


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Episode 45: Forbidden Psychology with Tomasz Witowski

Today Chalmer takes the Project international with special guest Tomasz Witowski of Poland. What is Forbidden Psychology? How do we spot bogus entries into popular science publications? And whose responsibility is it to be skeptical? Grab your visas and set a course for Crazy Town on this edition of Alternatives to Thought.   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. […]


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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 30: Aliens & Astrobiology with David Grinspoon

Chalmer brings in special guest David Grinspoon, an astrobiologist currently with the Library of Congress, to help answer the question: are we alone in the universe? Can we travel or send messages to other planets? What might signs of extraterrestrial life look like? And is your world in equilibrium? The truth is still out there […]


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Episode 27: Linguistics: Myths & Misconceptions

In this episode Chalmer and special reoccurring guest Joel Guttormson discuss some linguistic mythology… literally. How many colors does your language have? Is there a mother tongue? And will Norm ever be convinced? YOLO with this edition of Alternatives to Thought. References and Resources Additional download and listening options can be found at www.archve.org Joel Guttormson […]


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Episode 25: Religion and Prosociality with Jeremy Beahan

Today Chalmer welcomes fellow podcaster and skeptical doubter Jeremy Beahan to the Project for a look at some religiosity claims. What is the Prosocial Theory? Does belief in the Divine make you more inclined to be moral? And can we even evaluate it scientifically? Get primed for some sanity in this edition of Alternatives to Thought.


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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.


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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 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.


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.