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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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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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Episodes
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Skeptoid #937: Helen Keller on Trial

5/21/2024
A bizarre subculture of Helen Keller Truthers believe that she was either faking her deafblindness or even that she didn't exist at all.

Duration:00:13:45

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Skeptoid #936: Coffee Myths

5/14/2024
A roundup of 15 common myths about coffee. Which ones had you always believed?

Duration:00:16:52

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Skeptoid #935: Fruitful Feedback and Followups

5/7/2024
Skeptoid answers another round of listener feedback questions.

Duration:00:15:34

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Skeptoid Adventures: Death Valley 2024

5/2/2024
Come join the Skeptoid Adventures trip for 2024, a journey of exploration in Death Valley!

Duration:00:03:47

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Skeptoid #934: Decoding the Kensington Runestone

4/30/2024
The story goes that this stone covered with Viking runes was found in a Minnesota field in 1898. Its true history is much more interesting.

Duration:00:16:24

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Snazzy New Store Items

4/26/2024
Get the snazzy new Skeptoid Hydro Flask tumbler or radical new Skeptoid coffee mug. Both are engraved so they’ll never fade. Now available at the Skeptoid store at Skeptoid.com.

Duration:00:00:54

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Skeptoid #933: COVID-19 and the Lab Leak

4/23/2024
Was the SARS-CoV-2 virus of natural origin, or was it engineered in a Chinese research lab?

Duration:00:19:42

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Skeptoid #932: Is Recycling for Real?

4/16/2024
A close look at where recycling of some common materials is actually at these days.

Duration:00:14:45

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Skeptoid #931: Error Erasure Extravaganza

4/9/2024
It's time once again for Skeptoid to correct another round of errors in previous shows.

Duration:00:14:22

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Skeptoid #930: Dr. Crow and the Melon Heads

4/2/2024
Some say creepy children with huge balloon heads stalk the woods at night, waiting to attack you.

Duration:00:13:43

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Skeptoid #929: The Trinity UFO Crash of 1945

3/26/2024
The not-so-famous UFO case that caused the US Congress to spend millions of taxpayer dollars.

Duration:00:19:40

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Skeptoid #928: EMDR: Looking Past the Pain

3/19/2024
This controversial treatment for PTSD involves moving the eyes side to side.

Duration:00:16:06

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Skeptoid #927: I Can't Believe They Did That: Human Guinea Pigs #3

3/12/2024
Part 3 in our roundup of scientists who took the ultimate plunge and experimented on themselves.

Duration:00:18:03

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Skeptoid #926: The Chicago O'Hare Airport UFO

3/5/2024
In 2006, a flying saucer spent minutes literally hovering right above Chicago's O'Hare International Airport... so the story goes.

Duration:00:15:57

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Skeptoid #925: The Conspirituality of Enneagrams

2/27/2024
Can everything important about you and those you interact with be boiled down to a single digit?

Duration:00:17:18

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Skeptoid #924: Foo Fighters

2/20/2024
What were these early UFOs that chased and harried World War II fighter pilots?

Duration:00:16:56

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Skeptoid #923: The Voodoo Ax Murders

2/13/2024
Were two waves of ax murders in the American south in the early 20th century truly associated with Louisiana Voodoo?

Duration:00:14:38

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Skeptoid #922: Testing Alcubierre's Warp Drive

2/6/2024
Proponents of alien visitation often claim the Alcubierre drive makes faster than light possible. Here's why it can't exist.

Duration:00:15:12

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Institutional Partners for Our New Show

2/2/2024
Skeptoid is looking for institutional partners and/or title sponsors for a proposed video series.

Duration:00:01:13

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Skeptoid #921: Reconsidering the Seveso Dioxin Disaster

1/30/2024
Was this infamous 1976 dioxin disaster as bad as reported, or might it have been much worse than we thought?

Duration:00:15:23