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The true science behind our most popular urban legends. Historical mysteries, paranormal claims, popular science myths, aliens and UFO reports, conspiracy theories, and worthless alternative medicine schemes... Skeptoid has you covered. From the sublime to the startling, no topic is sacred. Weekly since 2006.

The true science behind our most popular urban legends. Historical mysteries, paranormal claims, popular science myths, aliens and UFO reports, conspiracy theories, and worthless alternative medicine schemes... Skeptoid has you covered. From the sublime to the startling, no topic is sacred. Weekly since 2006.

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The true science behind our most popular urban legends. Historical mysteries, paranormal claims, popular science myths, aliens and UFO reports, conspiracy theories, and worthless alternative medicine schemes... Skeptoid has you covered. From the sublime to the startling, no topic is sacred. Weekly since 2006.

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English


Episodes

Outpost 2020

9/17/2020
A new online con bridging popular fandom and science, coming to you October 23-25.

Duration:00:03:53

Skeptoid #745: Australia Doesn't Exist, and Other Geographic Conspiracy Theories

9/15/2020
The belief that Australia doesn't exist may not be as unique as you think.

Duration:00:15:56

Skeptoid #744: Phineas Gage, on Second Thought

9/8/2020
A reexamination of the famous case of the man whose personality changed from a grievous brain injury.

Duration:00:16:47

Skeptoid #743: Hinkley: The Erin Brockovich Case

9/1/2020
The facts differ widely from what's generally believed to have been a mass poisoning.

Duration:00:17:56

Skeptoid #742: The Phantom Fortress

8/25/2020
This B-17 supposedly completed a mission and returned to base, all without an aircrew.

Duration:00:16:10

Skeptoid #741: The Wisdom and Stupidity of Crowds

8/18/2020
How the wisdom of crowds can sometimes allow groups of non-experts to reach an expert conclusion.

Duration:00:16:58

Skeptoid #740: Student Questions: Yellow Glasses and Nuclear Waste for Tomorrow

8/11/2020
Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by students all around the world.

Duration:00:17:06

Skeptoid #739: More on 5G and COVID Masks

8/4/2020
Some supplemental information on recent episodes, plus some listener feedback.

Duration:00:15:51

Skeptoid #738: The QAnon Conspiracy

7/28/2020
This growing conspiracy theory posits that a global cabal of pedophiles secretly controls the US government.

Duration:00:17:42

Skeptoid #737: The Berkshire County UFO

7/21/2020
Why a UFO case you've probably never heard of got attention from a major TV network.

Duration:00:18:18

Skeptoid #736: New World Tobacco in Old World Mummies

7/14/2020
Some believe that traces of tobacco in Egyptian mummies prove the Egyptians were first to the New World.

Duration:00:16:28

Skeptoid #735: Bill Gates Conspiracy Theories

7/7/2020
Why is the world's greatest public health philanthropist charged with crimes against humanity?

Duration:00:17:10

Skeptoid #734: The Stoned Ape Theory

6/30/2020
Some believe that psychedelic drugs played an irreplaceable role in the evolution of Homo sapiens.

Duration:00:17:07

Skeptoid #733: Listener Feedback: Endgame

6/23/2020
Updates to the episode on MSG sensitivity and the Miracle of Calanda.

Duration:00:15:58

Skeptoid #732: Hunting the Beast of Gevaudan

6/16/2020
This mysterious creature actually killed over 100 people in France in the 1760s.

Duration:00:16:36

Truth vs. Hollywood podcast preview

6/12/2020
Introducing the newest Audioboom original podcast, Truth vs Hollywood. Join Film lovers David Chen and Joanna Robinson

Skeptoid #731: More Out of Place Artifacts

6/9/2020
A survey of seven of the most popular out-of-place artifacts said to overturn human history.

Duration:00:16:53

Skeptoid #730: The Skeletons of the Great Eastern

6/2/2020
A popular tale claims that the skeletons of two riveters were found between the hulls of this mighty ship.

Duration:00:16:07

Skeptoid #729: The LUCIFER Telescope Conspiracy

5/26/2020
A popular conspiracy theory claims the Vatican uses a telescope named LUCIFER to find an alien savior.

Duration:00:16:07

Skeptoid: Discord Channel

5/21/2020
Announcing the Skeptoid Discord channel! Come on in and join the conversation now, just visit skeptoid.com/discord