About the NESS

The New England Skeptical Society is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1996 to promote science and reason.


The NESS produces two podcasts:

The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe is our flagship production – a popular weekly science podcast, featuring science news, interviews with top scientists and skeptics, and our most popular segment – Science or Fiction. Each episode runs 70-80 minutes. New episodes are posted every Saturday at noon Eastern time.

SGU 5×5, five minutes with five skeptics,¬† is a companion podcast to the Skeptics’ Guide¬† – this is a single topic short format weekly science podcast appropriate for the classroom or a general audience. This podcast feature our Skepticism 101 series which serves as a primer on critical thinking.


NeuroLogicaBlog is a daily blog authored by NESS president, Steven Novella, covering science, skepticism, neuroscience, and critical thinking.

The Rogues Gallery is a group blog featuring the hosts of the SGU – Steven Novella, Bob Novella, Rebecca Watson, Jay Novella, and Evan Bernstein

Science-Based Medicine is a blog dedicated to issues of science and medicine and fearlessly tackles controversial topics in medicine. SBM features a long list of health care experts in a variety of fields.