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Explaining Astrology to a Skeptic

Explaining Astrology to a Skeptic

Episode 383 features an interview between astrologer Chris Brennan and science journalist Abi Millar, where Abi asks some questions about astrology from the perspective of someone who is skeptical but open-minded about the subject.

Abi is in the process of writing a book titled The Spirituality Gap, which will explore a range of spiritual practices and examine how people make sense of life in the modern world, and how this can be understood within the context of a scientific mindset.

As a science reporter, Abi was approaching the subject of astrology from more of a skeptical perspective, but said that she hoped to maintain a balance between skepticism and open-mindedness.

She asked to interview me for a chapter in the book that is going to be on astrology, and I agreed under the condition that I could record and release the discussion as an episode of the podcast.

I thought this would be a good opportunity to record an episode talking with someone who is skeptical but curious about astrology, and demonstrate how I would personally answer some of the questions about astrology that naturally come up in that context.

In some ways it is a continuation of a similar approach that I took in episode 288, which was titled Explaining Astrology to Non-Astrologers, and if you enjoy this episode then I’d recommend checking that one out as well.

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  • This was an amazing conversation! I think you did a great job of explaining astrological concepts, without adding too much of your own beliefs, and like always providing plenty of detail and historical context for astrology. So glad I came across your work and hope to run into you and Denver sometime!

  • Wanted to say – really well done. You expressed things precisely and clearly.
    Seems like you may have had an affect on her opinion.

    Wish I could still attend you meet up in Denver – still going on , right?