Episode 94 - LIVE in Portland, OR

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 Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.

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Episode 93 - LIVE in Mission Hills, CA

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

My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.

Episode 92 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Los Angeles, CA

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 Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.

My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.

Episode 91 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Costa Mesa, CA

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 Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.

My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.

Episode 90 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Kansas City

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.

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Episode 89 - Ask Biologos

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In this special episode, the scientists and scholars of BioLogos take your questions about the evolution and Christian theology. You can learn more about Biologos at biologos.org.

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.

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.

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Episode 88 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Atlanta, GA

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.

My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.

Episode 87 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Columbus, OH

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My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.

Episode 86 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Nashville, TN

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.

My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.

Episode 84 - Purity Culture, Parenting, and Fear in the Media

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.

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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.

My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.

Episode 83 - Mailbag

It's a heavy travel week, so this week's show is conversational around the tension between skeptics and atheists.

Come see me on tour!

My piece in the Washington Post: I lost my faith in God. Then I found it. Now it’s complicated.

My interview with Religious News Service: ‘Science Mike’ McHargue: ‘Christians aren’t stupid, and atheists aren’t evil’

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Episode 82 - Focus, Driving, and the End of the World

MY BOOK COMES OUT TOMORROW!!! Finding God in the Waves

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How can humans handle driving when evolution didn’t prepare us for speed? How can I learn to focus in an age of smartphones?  What does science say about the end of the Universe? Are standardized tests supported by science?

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.

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How can I learn to focus in an age of smartphones?

Why We're All Addicted to Texts, Twitter and Google

Cell Phone Notifications: How Even Getting A Short Text Can Distract You Completely

What does science say about the end of the Universe?

Ultimate fate of the universe

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.

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Episode 81 - Hurricanes, Fear, and My First Book

Preorder Mike's Book, Finding God in the Waves.

 

Watch the Finding God in the Waves video series.

See if Mike is coming to your city on tour.

 

In this week's episode, no questions get answered because Tallahassee was hit by a hurricane. Instead, Mike talks about how people respond to crisis situations and reads from his upcoming book, Finding God in the Waves.

My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.

Episode 80 - Apologetics, Personality, and a One Track Mind

NEW DATES ADDED: The Finding God in the Waves Book Tour

Check out Andrew Galecki’s FREE new single: I’m Not Going Anywhere

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are personalities real? Why don’t you like apologetics? How can I learn to be present with those around me? Should I avoid dating people who have been married before?

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.

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Are personalities real?

The Personality Myth

Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?

AN OPEN LETTER TO NPR'S INVISIBILIA ABOUT "THE PERSONALITY MYTH"

Why don’t you like apologetics?

Finding God in the Waves

How can I learn to be present with those around me?

Workaholism tied to psychiatric disorders

Madness Made Them Great

Cognitive behavioral therapy

Should I avoid dating people who have been married before?

The High Failure Rate of Second and Third Marriages

Remarriage rate declining as more opt for cohabitation

The science of a happy marriage

Science Behind a Happy Relationship

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.

My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.

Episode 79 - Falling Asleep, Micro-biomes, and Alchemist Bacteria

NEW DATES ADDED: The Finding God in the Waves Book Tour

 

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Can this bacteria make gold from toxic waste? What’s your trick to falling asleep so fast? What’s the science of the human micro-biome? How can I feel close to God following spiritual abuse? 

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.

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Can this bacteria make gold from toxic waste?

Cupriavidus metallidurans

Meet the Bacteria That Produces Pure Gold

What’s your trick to falling asleep so fast?

Why Waking Up Is So Hard: The Science Behind Sleep Inertia

Scientists discover what controls waking up and going to sleep

The Science Behind Waking Up Easier

What’s the science of the human micro-biome?

Humans Carry More Bacterial Cells than Human Ones

How can I feel close to God following spiritual abuse?

Ask Science Mike Episode 75 - Anxiety, Demon Possession, and Righteous Anger

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.

My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.

Episode 78 - Sunscreen, Breaking Up, and Making Changes that Last

NEW DATES ADDED: The Finding God in the Waves Book Tour

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Does the Enneagram determine sense of humor? Is sunscreen dangerous? How does the Electoral College work? How do you create lasting change? What’s the science of heartbreak?

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.

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Does the Enneagram determine sense of humor?

The Road Back to You

The Liturgists Podcast

Is sunscreen dangerous?

You Asked: Is Sunscreen Safe — and Do I Really Need It Daily?

Sunscreen Safety: What to Know

What is Sun Safe Clothing?

Why Tanning Won’t Cure SAD

How does the Electoral College work?

How The US Electoral College System Works

Does your vote count? The Electoral College explained - Christina Greer

How the Swing States Work

If Anyone Ever Tells You Your Vote Doesn't Matter, Show Them This

Ten Terrible Reason to not Vote (and two good ones)

How do you create lasting change?

Making Lifestyle Changes That Last

What’s the science of heartbreak?

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But Science Can Help

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.

My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.

Episode 77 - Instinct, Reincarnation, and God in Our Brains

JUST ANNOUNCED: The Finding God in the Waves Book Tour

PLUS: The Finding God in the Waves Blog & Podcast Tour

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Where does instinct come from? Is reincarnation possible? Can God be good? Are there any real spiritual experiences?

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.

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Where does instinct come from?

Instinct

Inherited Fears

Is reincarnation possible?

Reincarnation

Can God be good?

The Problem of Evil

Theodicy

Finding God in the Waves

Are there any real spiritual experiences?

The Liturgists Podcast

How God Changes Your Brain

Finding God in the Waves

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.

My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.

Episode 76 - Pokemon, Persuasion, and Parents of Gay Teens

JUST ANNOUNCED: The Finding God in the Waves Book Tour

PLUS: The Finding God in the Waves Blog & Podcast Tour

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How can you use verbal persuasion to help others conquer fear? What’s the science behind the popularity of Pokemon Go? What happens in our brains as we die? How can I challenge my parents’ preconceptions about gay people?

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.

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How can you use verbal persuasion to help others conquer fear?

Why We're Afraid of Heights

What’s the science behind the popularity of Pokemon Go?

The Science Behind How Pokemon Go Became the Most Viral App Ever (in Less Than 10 Days)

THE SCIENCE AND MATH BEHIND POKÉMON GO

Health benefits of Pokémon Go

Science Explains Why You're Addicted To Pokémon GO

How Pokémon Go Might Actually Be Helping Kids With Autism

What happens in our brains as we die?

Near-Death Experiences: What Happens in the Brain Before Dying

Scientists Have Discovered What Happens to Our Minds as We Die

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

How can I challenge my parents’ preconceptions about gay people?

PFLAG

gaychurch.org

The Gay Christian Network

Believe Out Loud Welcoming Church Map

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.

My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.

Episode 75 - Anxiety, Demon Possession, and Righteous Anger

JUST ANNOUNCED: The Finding God in the Waves Book Tour

PLUS: The Finding God in the Waves Blog & Podcast Tour

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How does righteous anger affect the brain? What’s your take on demon possession? How can you recover from a fundamentalist view of sexuality? What’s the science behind anxiety disorders?

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

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How does righteous anger affect the brain?

How Anger Can Hurt Your Heart

When anger's a plus

What’s your take on demon possession?

As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. Also, I help spot demonic possession.

How can you recover from a fundamentalist view of sexuality?

Sex at Dawn

Good Christian Sex

What’s the science behind anxiety disorders?

Anxiety & Panic Disorders

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

Questions to Ask: Choosing a Treatment Provider

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.

My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.