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Ask Science Mike

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Rank #186 in Christianity category

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A weekly podcast where Mike McHargue answers questions about science, faith, and life.

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A weekly podcast where Mike McHargue answers questions about science, faith, and life.

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906 Ratings
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Such a treat!

By AtheistAtLast - Aug 17 2018
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This podcast is so very interesting and warm!

One of our faves

By bethorne - Jul 14 2018
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Easily digestible and great thought provoking content. My science-minded tween loves it too.

iTunes Ratings

906 Ratings
Average Ratings
854
27
4
5
16

Such a treat!

By AtheistAtLast - Aug 17 2018
Read more
This podcast is so very interesting and warm!

One of our faves

By bethorne - Jul 14 2018
Read more
Easily digestible and great thought provoking content. My science-minded tween loves it too.
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Ask Science Mike

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Rank #186 in Christianity category

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A weekly podcast where Mike McHargue answers questions about science, faith, and life.

Rank #1: Episode 189 - School Zones, Carbon Emissions, and When life Begins

Aug 05 2019
43 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 180 - Living with Brain Injury with Christy Neal

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This week Science Mike talks with his friend Christy Neal about what it’s like to live with a brain injury.

Christy Neal is a stay-at-home mom and former homeschool mom of 10 years. She enjoys entertaining, organizing, gardening, long walks with friends and all things pizza related.

Christy lives in Los Angeles with her 3 children and husband of almost 19 years.

Apr 29 2019
54 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 99 - Questions, Questions, and More Questions

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This week is a TWO AND A HALF HOUR show where I answer questions from the folks who support this program on Patreon as we ramp up for the 100th episode of Ask Science Mike.

Jan 16 2017
2 hours 31 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 188 - Entropy, Animal Shame, and Christians Fighting Evolution

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Here's some additional resources for the questions asked this week:

Do other animals experience shame?Animal Emotions: Exploring Passionate Natures

How can autistic people overcome developmental delays?

Can you debunk the top 5 arguments creationists make against evolution?

15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense

5 Common Objections to Evolutionary Creationism

How can the second law of thermodynamics and evolution via natural selection both be true?

Jul 29 2019
41 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 1 - Animal souls, the power of uncertainty, and getting freaky with angels

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Welcome to the first ever episode of Ask Science Mike, a weekly podcast where I answer your questions about science, faith, and life. A lot of people seem to think that science and faith are on opposite sides, but my experiences have shown me they work together just fine.

This is the place where no questions are out-of-bounds, and no ideas are too weird to discuss. If you'd like to submit a question, just tag a Twitter, Soundcloud or Youtube post with #asksciencemike.
I referenced The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku in this episode. It's available on Amazon.com.
The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.
You've got questions, he's got answers.
Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.
You've got problems, he won't solve them,
But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.
Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

Jan 19 2015
29 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 40 - Ask Rob Bell

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What do you do when you have lost your faith forever and how do you find community? How do you believe in the bible and be inspired by it when you view the Bible as a library of books instead of one finite and divinely authored one? How can I help my Baptist friends see the common ground of all religious belief systems?  What would the world-wide reaction be to a clear sign of intelligent alien life?

This episode of Ask Science Mike welcomes guest host, Rob Bell.

You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.

The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.

Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page

Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.

What do you do when you have lost your faith forever and how do you find community from that place?

The Forgiving Flow

Walking With God Through Doubt

How do you believe in the bible and be inspired by it when you view the bible as a library of books instead of one finite and divinely authored one?

What Is The Bible?

Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth

How can I help my Baptist friends see the common ground of all religious belief systems?

Doubt Q&A on Family and Friends

What would the world-wide reaction be to a clear sign of intelligent alien life?

SETI Protocol Following the Detection of Extraterrestrial Intelligence

What Happens If Astronomers Find a Twin Planet?

How do you maintain a selfless love for someone while taking care of yourself?

Life as a Black-belt Codependent

Facing Codependence

Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.

The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.

You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

Oct 26 2015
47 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 29 - Porn, HIV, and Even More on Masturbation

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Is porn really bad for your brain? 

Is AIDS God’s punishment for gay men according to Romans 1:27? Is it wrong to masturbate while thinking about my ex? Is my wife’s desire for submissive sexual play a result of her being sexually abused?

You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.

The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.

Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page

Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.

Is porn really bad for your brain?

Supernormal-stimuli - Stuart McMillen (web comic)

Neural Correlates of Sexual Cue Reactivity in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviours

Brain Structure and Functional Connectivity Associated With Pornography Consumption: The Brain on Porn

WebMD: Is Porn Addictive?

Is AIDS God’s punishment for gay men according to Romans 1:27?

How Do you interpret Romans 1:27 - Gay Christian 101

Oral Sex and HIV Risk - CDC

Is it wrong to masturbate while thinking about my ex?

Q&A: Is It Unhealthy To Fantasize About My Ex When I Masturbate?

Is my wife’s desire for submissive sexual play a result of her being sexually abused?

Does Childhood Sex Abuse Lead To Promiscuity Later… Or Is This Only A Myth?

Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.

Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde.

The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.

You've got questions, he's got answers.
Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.
You've got problems, he won't solve them,
But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.
Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

Aug 03 2015
43 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 132 - LIVE in Edinburgh, Scotland

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This episode was recorded live at Greyfriar's Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland. The questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed.

This tour is to support the paperback release of my book, Finding God in the Waves in the UK.

Join us for The Liturgists Gathering in London in 2018!

Oct 30 2017
2 hours
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Rank #9: Episode 45 - EMDR, The Cosmic Christ, and Psychopathic Pastors

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Does science support the effectiveness of EMDR? What is panentheism and the Cosmic Christ? Where does intuition come from? How do you handle psychopathic clergy?

You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.

The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.

Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page

Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.

Does science support the effectiveness of EMDR?

EMDR: Taking a Closer Look

What is panentheism and the Cosmic Christ?

Richard Rohr on the Cosmic Christ

Where does intuition come from?

The Science Behind Intuition

How do you handle psychopathic clergy?

The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath

Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.

The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.

You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them,
But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.
Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

Dec 07 2015
37 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 126 - Suicide, New Earth, and the Flat Earth Society

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do so many people believe Earth is flat? How do you understand the roles science and faith play in our lives? What happens in the brains of people who decide to commit suicide? What does dinosaur DNA say about the age of Earth?
 
You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.
 
Why do so many people believe Earth is flat?
10 Easy Ways You Can Tell For Yourself That The Earth Is Not Flat Why the flat-earth movement is the best symbol of the increasingly diminished value of truth and intelligence How Do We Know What We Know? (Epistemology) Fake News & Media Literacy
How do you understand the roles science and faith play in our lives?
Finding God in the Waves
What happens in the brains of people who decide to commit suicide?
The Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicidal Behavior: Current Empirical Status The Suicidal Brain
What does dinosaur DNA say about the age of Earth?
T. rex tooth found in Thornton triceratops fossil trove How Long Does DNA Last? Episode 114 - Hypnosis, High-Roller Gals, and Humans Riding Dinosaurs
Preproduction by Andrew Galucki.
Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.
The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.
You've got questions, he's got answers.
Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.
You've got problems, he won't solve them,
But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.
Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Sep 13 2017
38 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 102 - Racial Bias, Suffering, and Evangelical Sex

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why can’t my husband tell when I’m not wearing makeup? How can I get over feeling shame about my sexuality? Why is there a global preference toward lighter skin color? What is the point of life?

You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.

The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.

Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page

Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.

Why can’t my husband tell when I’m not wearing makeup?

What Is Face Blindness?

Change blindness

How can I get over feeling shame about my sexuality?

Good Christian Sex

Why is there a global preference toward lighter skin color?

The Meaning Of Skin Color In 7 Countries

UNDERSTANDING IMPLICIT BIAS

Where Bias Begins: The Truth About Stereotypes

Preproduction by Andrew Galucki.

Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.

The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.

You've got questions, he's got answers.

Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.

You've got problems, he won't solve them,

But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.

Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

Feb 06 2017
36 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 53 - Getting Chills, Proof of God, and Why Jesus Had to Die

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This episode was sponsored by Sanebox. Get $25 off any subscription and a 14 day free trial by visiting sanebox.com/sciencemike

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do we get chills when we listen to music? Why did Jesus have to die? Why doesn’t God offer scientific proof for his existence? How can God draw near to those whose brains are failing?

You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.

Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.

Why do we get chills when we listen to music?
What feelings give us chills? Why Music gives us chills.

Why did Jesus have to die?
Sweetest Name I Know

Why doesn’t God offer scientific proof for his existence?
God - The Creator

Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.
The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.

You've got questions, he's got answers.
Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.
You've got problems, he won't solve them,
But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.
Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

Jan 18 2016
34 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 162 - Is the Enneagram Bullshit?

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Science Mike and Annie Dimond talk about the popularity of the Ennegram from the perspective of skeptics.

Sep 19 2018
54 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 141 - Ask Bible Pete

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It’s finally here! This week is the long awaited #AskBiblePete episode. All the questions are about scripture and our guest host is the one and only Pete Enns. Pete is the author of The Bible Tells Me So and The Sin of Certainty, and hosts the podcast The Bible for Normal People (with a new season coming next week!).
 
Click here to check out Pete’s podcast, The Bible for Normal People.
Jan 23 2018
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 108 - Gay Parents, Foster Care, and Death by Machete or Chimpanzee

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What makes a good radio voice? How do you research questions? Is God involved with creation? Would you rather fight a chimpanzee or a human with a machete to the death? Are kids harmed by growing up with same-sex parents? Is foster care bad for children?

You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.

Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page

Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.

What makes a good radio voice?

Secrets of a great 'radio voice’ revealed

What Makes A Voice ‘Attractive?’ New Study Reveals Surprising Answer

Science Explains Why You Love Morgan Freeman's Voice

How to Improve the Sound of Your Voice

Is God involved with creation?

Finding God in the Waves

Are kids harmed by growing up with same-sex parents?

What does the scholarly research say about the wellbeing of children with gay or lesbian parents?

Is foster care bad for children?

U.S. Foster Care: A Flawed Solution That Leads To Long-Term Problems?

Preproduction by Andrew Galucki.

Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.

The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.

You've got questions, he's got answers.

Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.

You've got problems, he won't solve them,

But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.

Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

Mar 20 2017
53 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 84 - Purity Culture, Parenting, and Fear in the Media

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NEW DATES ADDED: The Finding God in the Waves Book Tour
For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why does media focus on fear-based stories? How did you learn to love the Bible again? How do you keep your kid safe while giving them freedom to learn? How can I feel close to God after a sexual assault?
You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.

The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.

Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page
Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.
Why does media focus on fear-based stories?
Influence of mass media
How did you learn to love the Bible again?
Finding God in the Waves
How do you keep your kid safe while giving them freedom to learn?
There’s never been a safer time to be a kid in America
How can I feel close to God after a sexual assault?
Recovering from Sexual Violence
Preproduction by Andrew Galucki.
Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.
The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.

You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Sep 26 2016
39 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 130 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in London, England

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This episode was recorded live at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church in London, England. The questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed.
 
This tour is to support the paperback release of my book, Finding God in the Waves in the UK.
 
Join us for The Liturgists Gathering in London in 2018!
Oct 16 2017
1 hour 52 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 103 - LIVE in Ft. Smith, AR

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It’s Ask Science Mike LIVE this week. This episode was recorded at First Presbyterian Church in Ft. Smith, AR with a live audience. The questions are unscreened, and the answers are unrehearsed. If you’d like to bring Ask Science Mike to your town, head over to asksciencemike.com and fill out a contact form.

Preproduction by Andrew Galucki.

Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.

The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.

You've got questions, he's got answers.

Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.

You've got problems, he won't solve them,

But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.

Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

Feb 13 2017
1 hour 52 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 94 - LIVE in Portland, OR

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This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed.

I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the WavesClick here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.

Dec 05 2016
2 hours 6 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 151 - Incels and Masculinity in the 21st Century

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This week we're talking about the crisis in masculinity--and new ways to imagine what being a man looks like.

Apr 16 2018
28 mins
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