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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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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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Episodes

Skeptoid #624: Zuma, The Phantom Satellite

5/22/2018
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The malfunction said to have doomed this spacecraft may have just been a cover story.

Duration:00:18:28

Skeptoid #623: Environmental Working Group and the Dirty Dozen

5/15/2018
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This company's annual press releases are intended to frighten you into buying organic.

Duration:00:19:39

Skeptoid #622: Are You Living in a Simulation?

5/8/2018
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An exploration of the thought experiment that seeks to determine whether we're living in a computer simulation.

Duration:00:17:49

Skeptoid #621: The Pentagon's UFO Hunt

5/1/2018
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The Pentagon gave $22 million to a very unlikely group of UFO proponents.

Duration:00:19:34

Skeptoid #620: Listener Feedback: Provisos, Addenda, and Quid Pro Quos

4/24/2018
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Listeners write in with extra information that adds a whole new dimension to some past shows.

Duration:00:16:12

Skeptoid #619: Alcohol Myths

4/17/2018
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We point the skeptical eye at five popular beliefs about alcoholic beverages.

Duration:00:17:24

Skeptoid #618: Are They Real, or Are They Fictional?

4/10/2018
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Another round of famous names from the past: Can you guess whether each is real or fictional?

Duration:00:17:25

Skeptoid #617: 10 Great Science Hoaxes

4/3/2018
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A look at those few times when hoaxers came closest to fooling those who knew better.

Duration:00:18:58

Skeptoid #616: Abiotic Oil

3/27/2018
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Some believe that oil comes from geological processes rather than from ancient biomass.

Duration:00:17:42

Skeptoid #615: Titanic Myths

3/20/2018
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Three of the most popular conspiracy theories surrounding the sinking of the Titanic.

Duration:00:17:02

Skeptoid #614: The Inflammatory Diet

3/13/2018
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Why no, in fact you should not avoid certain foods to reduce your body's inflammation.

Duration:00:16:59

Skeptoid #611: All About Grounding

2/20/2018
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Some New Agers believe that you can heal virtually any ailment simply by taking off your shoes.

Duration:00:17:11

Skeptoid #610: The Keepers of Flannan Light

2/13/2018
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Mystery clouds the story of what happened to these three vanished lighthouse keepers.

Duration:00:17:39

Skeptoid #609: Were There Irish Slaves in America?

2/6/2018
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Online articles claiming the first slaves in the Americas were white are fictional and racially motivated.

Duration:00:16:59

Skeptoid #608: Palm Oil Facts and Fiction

1/30/2018
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Is it a medical miracle, an environmental disaster, both, or neither?

Duration:00:17:33

Skeptoid #607: Do Lobsters Feel Pain?

1/23/2018
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What the science says on whether we need to change the way we eat crustaceans.

Duration:00:15:41

Skeptoid #606: The Murder in the Red Barn

1/16/2018
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A murder was said to have been solved by the intervention of the victim's ghost.

Duration:00:16:09

Skeptoid #605: The Civil War Pterosaur

1/9/2018
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This famous Internet photo of Civil War soldiers posing with a pterosaur has a surprising source.

Duration:00:16:09

Skeptoid #604: Net Neutrality Reexamined

1/2/2018
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A skeptic's guide for organizing the issues raised by Net Neutrality.

Duration:00:18:20

Science Friction

12/29/2017
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Finally, a documentary film about scientists who get misrepresented by the media.

Duration:00:02:34

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