Dr. Michael Shermer

Dr. Michael Shermer

Biography:

Dr. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, the Director of the Skeptics Society, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, the host of the Skeptics Distinguished Science Lecture Series at the California Institute of Technology, and the co-host and producer of a Fox Family television series called, Exploring the Unknown.

Dr. Shermer received his B.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University, his M.A. in experimental psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and his Ph.D. in the history of science from Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of several books including, The Science of Good and Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Share Care, and Follow the Golden Rule, on the evolutionary origins of morality and how to be good without God. In addition, he has appeared on many national television programs as a skeptic of weird and extraordinary claims.

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Past Shows:

  • UAP Skepticism / Brainwaves & Forgiveness

    Author and publisher of Skeptic Magazine, Michael Shermer, discussed why he doubts the evidence presented about UFOs and UAPs. Followed by James V. Hardt, founder of Biocybernaut Institute, on the role of forgiveness in increasing alpha brainwaves and well-being.More »
  • Free Speech / Defusing Stress

    Michael Shermer outlined why uncensored speech is the foundation of a free society. Followed by Dr. Laurie Nadel on defusing the acute stress plaguing us.More »
  • Economic Outlook/ Quest for Immortality

    Andre Eggelletion discussed the current economic climate and investments. Followed by Michael Shermer with a skeptical look at the afterlife.More »
  • Financial Turbulence/ Science & Skepticism

    In the first half, former ABC investigative correspondent Greg Hunter discussed what he believes are the underlying and troubling factors behind the turbulent financial markets, and offered his analysis of the 2016 presidential race. In the latter half, founding publisher...More »
  • Science & Morality/ Sky People

    In the first half, Michael Shermer, the publisher and editor of Skeptic magazine and the Director of the Skeptics Society, discussed his latest work outlining how science and reason have been the driving forces of truth and morality throughout history. In the latter half,...More »
  • End of the World Special

    Skeptic Michael Shermer spoke about Harold Camping's failed May 21st Rapture prediction, and why people believe the things they do. Next, Judaica professor Ken Hanson discussed how President Obama's policy toward Israel could trigger Armageddon in the Middle East. Then, Dr....More »
  • The Skeptical Perspective

    Publisher of Skeptic Magazine, Dr. Michael Shermer offered his viewpoint on a variety of topics including life-after-death, conspiracy theories, intelligent design, and climate change. Last hour guest, US media representative for the Billy Meier contacts, Michael...More »
  • UFO/ET Debate

    Stanton Friedman & Michael Shermer squared off on the topic of UFOs and ETs.More »
  • Rebroadcast: "Skeptic's Cage" from 1/23/06

    In this rebroadcast from 1/23/06, skeptic Dr. Michael Shermer debated scientists Gary Schwartz, Russell Targ and Dean Radin on such topics as mediums and remote viewing. The first hour was a replay from 2/12/07, featuring Casey & Jeannie Kasem.More »
  • The Skeptic's Cage

    Dr. Michael Shermer, the publisher of Skeptic Magazine and a columnist for Scientific American debated three scientists, one each hour, on various aspects of scientific thought and the paranormal.More »
  • Skepticism & Science

    The publisher of Skeptic Magazine, Dr. Michael Shermer, discussed science and pseudo-science as well as the paranormal, good & evil, and the intelligent design debate.Being a skeptic, he explained, means engaging in a thoughtful inquiry, and insisting that phenomena be...More »
  • The Skeptic's View

    Founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine, Dr. Michael Shermer, shared his viewpoint as to why he doesn't believe in paranormal phenomena and many extraordinary claims.More »

Last Night

How to Make Peace with Money / Powerful Juju
How to Make Peace with Money / Powerful Juju
"Money Guru" Ken Honda revealed how to make peace with money, and how the energy with which it is imbued can impact us. Followed by author Najah Lightfoot who discussed her book, Powerful Juju, which explores goddesses and iconic women who offer comfort in times of hardship.
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