Are you skeptical? Sure, you raise an eyebrow when some Nigerian prince asks for your bank numbers, or when a breakfast cereal claims that it will turn your kid into a professional athlete overnight.
But what do you really know about the benefits of organic milk? Or the power of whitening ingredients in your toothpaste? How credible is what you read on Twitter?
Today, information overwhelms us, and the need to keep our skeptical wits about us has never been greater. We follow Seth around as he faces the daily onslaught of hype and hokum.
It’s Skeptic Check, our monthly look at critical thinking … but don’t take our word for it!
Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Daniel Armistead / Whitening Toothpaste
Part 2: Steven Novella / Health Gimmicks
Part 3: UFO caller
Part 4: Guy Harrison / Unreliable Memory
Part 5: Andrew Maynard / Fearing Technology
Part 6: Peter Adams / Trustworthy Information
Part 7: Guy Harrison / Ghostbuster