Your membership and store purchases go to SGU Productions, LLC – a production company dedicated to educational material with an emphasis on science and critical thinking.
Our flagship is The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, a weekly science podcast which was launched on May 4th, 2005 (May the 4th be with you). Your support allows us to continue the SGU – pay for bandwidth, keep our equipment up to date, feed the elves who maintain this website, pay homage to the gods of social media, and pay for assorted infrastructure.
In addition, SGU Productions is endlessly seeking new ways to make the world a more skeptical place, to protect consumers from fraud and deception, to counter the seemingly endless nonsense, pseudoscience, and mysticism that pervades society, and to educate our fellow skeptics to make them even more awesome. We are going up against people and institutions who collectively have thousands or even millions of times our resources.
Our current projects include:
– Occ the Skeptical Caveman – a web series about the fictional first skeptic who fumbles his way to rational enlightenment. (currently in post production, expected out this Fall)
– Seminar / Lecture series on skepticism and critical thinking (if you would like to book a lecture at your college or institution, just send us an e-mail).
– Several video projects for YouTube all at various stages of development (shhh – this is a big secret)
– A skeptical game, details will be revealed when we are farther along in the project.
Plus, we’re always scheming – I mean thinking of new ways to promote skepticism. Everything takes time and resources. There is almost no limit to how we can grow as a production company as long as we have the support of our listeners. Imagine what we can do together.
(OK – I’m sold. Take me back to the membership page.)