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Skeptoid is a weekly 10-minute podcast dedicated to furthering knowledge by blasting away the widespread pseudosciences that infect popular culture. Each weekly episode focuses on a single phenomenon — an urban legend, a paranormal claim, alternative therapy, or something just plain stupid — that you've heard of, and that you probably believe in. Skeptoid attempts to expose the folly of belief...

Skeptoid is a weekly 10-minute podcast dedicated to furthering knowledge by blasting away the widespread pseudosciences that infect popular culture. Each weekly episode focuses on a single phenomenon — an urban legend, a paranormal claim, alternative therapy, or something just plain stupid — that you've heard of, and that you probably believe in. Skeptoid attempts to expose the folly of belief...
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Laguna Niguel, CA

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Skeptoid is a weekly 10-minute podcast dedicated to furthering knowledge by blasting away the widespread pseudosciences that infect popular culture. Each weekly episode focuses on a single phenomenon — an urban legend, a paranormal claim, alternative therapy, or something just plain stupid — that you've heard of, and that you probably believe in. Skeptoid attempts to expose the folly of belief...

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English


Episodes

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12/14/2018
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In which I make the biggest ask of you ever.

Duration:00:12:50

Skeptoid #653: The Great Kentucky Meat Shower

12/11/2018
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A rain of meat is said to have fallen in rural Kentucky one day in 1876.

Duration:00:13:40

Skeptoid #652: The Cash-Landrum UFO Incident

12/4/2018
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The UFO story seems to defy debunking because of the physical injuries suffered by witnesses.

Duration:00:16:22

Skeptoid #651: The Electric Universe Theory

11/27/2018
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Some believe that everything we know about the universe is wrong — and it's all electric.

Duration:00:17:38

Skeptoid #650: I Believe

11/20/2018
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Your beliefs are fallible and can fool you. Be willing to change your mind based on new information.

Duration:00:06:48

Skeptoid #649: George Soros Conspiracy Theories

11/13/2018
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George Soros remains the focus of many anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

Duration:00:16:28

Skeptoid #648: Pop Quiz: Aliens and UFOs

11/6/2018
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How well do you know your Skeptoid? Today's pop quiz focuses on aliens and UFOs.

Duration:00:17:51

Skeptoid #647: All About Mindfulness

10/30/2018
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An examination of this super-trendy meditation technique to see whether it lives up to the hype.

Duration:00:16:01

Skeptoid #646: Animal Earthquake Prediction

10/23/2018
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Many people believe animals have the ability to predict earthquakes. The facts tell a different story.

Duration:00:16:31

Skeptoid #645: Pop Quiz: Ancient Mysteries

10/16/2018
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How well do you know your Skeptoid? Today's pop quiz focuses on ancient mysteries.

Duration:00:17:08

Skeptoid #644: Parts Unknown: Foreign Conspiracy Theories

10/9/2018
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A roundup of conspiracy theories from various countries all around the world.

Duration:00:15:02

Skeptoid #643: The Mysterious Stone Chambers of New England

10/2/2018
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Some believe these stone structures in New England to be evidence of ancient cultures.

Duration:00:15:22

Skeptoid #642: Pop Quiz: Cryptozoology!

9/25/2018
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How well do you know your Skeptoid? Today's pop quiz focuses on cryptozoology.

Duration:00:16:29

Skeptoid #641: Alternative Veterinary Medicine

9/18/2018
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Even in the 21st century, vets and pet owners are turning to prescientific, magic-based medical care.

Duration:00:16:22

Skeptoid #640: Draining the Baghdad Battery

9/11/2018
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Many people believe this ancient scroll container was actually an early type of battery.

Duration:00:16:32

Skeptoid #639: An Exorbitance of Emendations

9/4/2018
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Once again, Skeptoid corrects another round of errors found in previous episodes.

Duration:00:16:13

Skeptoid #638: Cueva de los Tayos and the Lost Metal Library: Part 2

8/28/2018
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A closer look at how bad the evidence is that a cave exists filled with golden alien wonders.

Duration:00:18:15

Skeptoid #637: Cueva de los Tayos and the Lost Metal Library: Part 1

8/21/2018
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Some people believe that this cave in Ecuador harbors an alien library etched on metallic plates.

Duration:00:16:59

Skeptoid #636: Epigenetics Woo

8/14/2018
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This exciting new(ish) field in genetics has brought with it a slew of snake oil claims.

Duration:00:17:39

Skeptoid #635: The Effects of Mandated GMO Labeling

8/7/2018
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We have good evidence for what to expect from mandated labeling of GMO foods, and it's not good.

Duration:00:16:24