Much as the listener who sent in the email prompting this episode of Skeptoid I am concerned with finding good sound sources to verify suspicious claims. The following podcast answers the question:
"I would love to look a lot of this up on my own, but am unsure about what sources can be trusted. I know you talked about how scientists are not created equal, but as an average person without the background to fully understand the primary sources or the ability to synthesize a consensus without reading meta-analyses, where can I go for reliable information?"
How to Identify a "Good" Scientific Journal