January 28, 2019
Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry’s flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time engage in deep conversation about the big questions in science, religion, politics, and culture.
Launched in 2005, when podcasts were still a new phenomenon, Point of Inquiry pioneered the medium with engaging, long-form conversation, featuring an incredible variety of experts, scholars, and extraordinary personalities.
Point of Inquiry now kicks off its next generation with two new hosts: author, journalist, and science activist Kavin Senapathy; and CFI’s own James Underdown, an actor, comedian, musician, and director of CFI West and its Independent Investigations Group.
In Point of Inquiry’s first episodes of 2019, Kavin and Jim welcome three guests straight from CFI’s skeptics’ conference, CSICon Las Vegas:
First, Kavin talks to Adam Conover of Adam Ruins Everything, an informational comedy show that debunks common misconceptions and encourages critical thinking, now on TruTV.
She also sits down with Timothy Caulfield of the new Netflix show A User’s Guide to Cheating Death. Caulfield is an expert in public health, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong about Everything?
In the second new episode, Jim Underdown welcomes award-winning science educator Bertha Vazquez, director of CFI’s Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science, which seeks to helps teachers teach evolution by providing them with the content and resources to do so effectively.
Bertha discusses her experiences teaching science and evolution in the classroom, meeting Richard Dawkins, and how teachers “learn the most from our fellow teachers.”
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