Saturday, 18 August 2007
Point of Inquiry
“Point of Inquiry is the premiere podcast of the Center for Inquiry, drawing on CFI’s relationship with the leading minds of the day including Nobel Prize-winning scientists, public intellectuals, social critics and thinkers, and renowned entertainers. Each episode combines incisive interviews, features and commentary focusing on CFI’s issues: religion, human values and the borderlands of science. Point of Inquiry explores CFI’s three research areas:
1. Pseudoscience and the paranormal (Bigfoot, UFOs, psychics, communication with the dead, cryptozoology, etc.)
2. Alternative medicine (faith healing, homeopathy, “healing touch,” the efficacy of prayer, etc.)
3. Religion and secularism (church-state separation, the effects and proper role of religion in society, the future of secularism and nonbelief, etc.)”
This is perhaps the most professionally produced of the podcasts I have come across. The content is also high quality and the range and depth of guests is unmatched so far by any other show I have tried. The guests form the main backbone of each weeks show with occasional other segments. D J Goethe gets an excellent balance between testing questions and gentle encouragement for the guests.
Light on humour but full of food for thought.