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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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Laguna Niguel, CA

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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

Skeptoid #861: Marketing with Logical Fallacies

12/6/2022

Duration:00:16:07

The Big UFO Update!

11/29/2022
The latest news, and some clips, from my indie documentary The UFO Movie THEY Don't Want You to See!

Duration:00:03:49

Skeptoid #860: Illuminating the Hornet Spooklight

11/29/2022
Legend has it this ghost light has been spooking people in Missouri for hundreds of years.

Duration:00:15:14

Skeptoid #859: How to Spot Fake News

11/22/2022
A roundup of easy techniques anyone can employ to better discern accurate news reports from false ones.

Duration:00:14:48

Skeptoid #858: Resignation Syndrome

11/15/2022
In this bizarre psychiatric condition, healthy children lapse into a coma that may last for years.

Duration:00:14:41

Skeptoid #857: On the Health Benefits of Drinking Alcohol

11/8/2022
Some say that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol actually has certain health benefits.

Duration:00:14:07

Skeptoid #856: A Cavalcade of Corrections

11/1/2022
Skeptoid corrects another round of errors from past episodes.

Duration:00:15:32

Skeptoid #855: Sniffing for Human Sex Pheromones

10/25/2022
Do humans use pheromones to turn each other on? The science so far says... uhh, we have no idea.

Duration:00:15:31

Skeptoid #854: The Day Science Was Overthrown

10/18/2022
A look at six times when there was a major paradigm shift in science.

Duration:00:14:57

Skeptoid #853: Brazil's Roswell: The Varginha UFO

10/11/2022
This story of alien visitation in Brazil from 1996 claims to be the most convincing proof we have.

Duration:00:14:21

Skeptoid #852: Electric Cars and the Power Grid

10/4/2022
Opponents of electric cars claim that the power grid can't keep up with the growing demand for electricity.

Skeptoid #851: How Your Smartphone Is Listening to You

9/27/2022
Is your smartphone eavesdropping on your conversation?

Duration:00:15:28

Skeptoid #850: Ode to the Nightcrawler

9/20/2022
Beware of this creepy cryptid, or you might just fall in love with it.

Duration:00:06:40

Skeptoid #849: Who Really Killed the Electric Car?

9/13/2022
Pop culture tells us that a conspiracy is what killed GM's EV1 in 2002. But is an exotic explanation really needed?

Duration:00:17:36

Skeptoid #848: On the Trail of Papillon

9/6/2022
How much truth was there to the prison escape story of Henri Charrière?

Duration:00:13:48

Skeptoid #847: The Episodes That Changed My Mind, Part 2

8/30/2022
Some more of the episodes where I went in with one idea, and came out with another.

Duration:00:14:21

Skeptoid #846: The Episodes That Changed My Mind, Part 1

8/23/2022
Some of the episodes where I went in expecting one thing, but found something different.

Duration:00:14:39

Skeptoid #845: Seeking the Soviet Battle Mole

8/16/2022
The story goes that the Soviet Union had nuclear-powered underground vehicles for waging a whole new kind of war.

Duration:00:15:28

Skeptoid #844: What They're Saying About Electric Cars Now

8/9/2022
The arguments made by electric car haters no longer hold up. Time to upgrade.

Duration:00:16:14

Skeptoid #843: Pop Quiz: Religious Symbolism

8/2/2022
How well do you know your Skeptoid? Today's pop quiz focuses on questions drawn from episodes about world religions.

Duration:00:18:23