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SGU Episode 750
November 23rd 2019
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SGU 749                      SGU 751

Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
FC: Fraser Cain
Quote of the Week

The deflation of some of our more common conceits is one of the practical applications of astronomy.

Carl Sagan
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Voiceover: You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.

Special Segment: Astronomy and Skepticism ()[edit]

  • Open discussion about astronomy and skepticism with Fraser Cain, Canadian engineer, book and magazine author, YouTuber and astronomy popularizer, and publisher of Universe Today.

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Answer Item
Fiction 54% female, 46% male
Science 700,000 active casts
% monthly listeners
Host Result
Rogue Guess

Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Theme: Podcast Stats
Item #1: There are currently 700,000 active podcasts.[1]
Item #2: 32% of Americans are monthly podcast listeners.[2]
Item #3: 54% of US podcast consumers are female, while 46% are male.[3]

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Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

The deflation of some of our more common conceits is one of the practical applications of astronomy.
Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

Signoff/Announcements ()[edit]

S: —and until next week, this is your Skeptics' Guide to the Universe.

S: Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is produced by SGU Productions, dedicated to promoting science and critical thinking. For more information, visit us at Send your questions to And, if you would like to support the show and all the work that we do, go to and consider becoming a patron and becoming part of the SGU community. Our listeners and supporters are what make SGU possible.

Today I Learned[edit]

  • Fact/Description, possibly with an article reference[4]
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  1. Music Oomph: Podcast Statistics (2019) – Infographic
  2. [url_from_SoF_show_notes publication: title]
  3. [url_from_SoF_show_notes publication: title]
  4. [url_for_TIL publication: title]


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