For this week’s episode of The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe Podcast, host Steven Novella is joined by his mates Rebecca Watson, Bob Novella, Jay Novella, and Evan Bernstein, where they talk about the AWARE (AWAreness during REsuscitation) study results confirming that NDE (near-death experiences) have not shown any quantifiable evidence of life after death.

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But first, Steve and Rebecca discuss whether palm trees are actually trees or not.

You could listen to the rest of the podcast here, or download the MP3 file. Either way, you’ll also hear about the crew’s discussion on life on Mars, the E-Cat cold fusion device that can supposedly generate large amounts of energy, new discoveries on the crocodilian family, psychic Sally Morgan sacking her homophobic husband and son-in-law, plus a question on the hysteria surrounding Ebola.

If you’re into debunking the paranormal and supernatural, as well as exploring fringe science and dubious scientific claims, then you can get your fill of reality by subscribing to the rest of The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe Podcast episodes.