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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 #769: The Vampire of Croglin Grange

3/2/2021
Which came first: the publication of this famous vampire story, or its associated family tradition?

Duration:00:16:22

Dyatlov Pass Update

2/26/2021
My response to the popular new claimed solution to the Dyatlov Pass non-mystery.

Duration:00:03:47

Skeptoid #768: Inside the Mountain Meadows Massacre

2/23/2021
Myths, conspiracies, and coverups cloak this 1857 massacre of American emigrants.

Duration:00:16:34

Things You Don't Need to Know podcast preview

2/18/2021
A preview of the podcast "Things You Don't Need to Know" with Ari Cagan.

Duration:00:07:56

Skeptoid #767: The Year's Best of Skeptoid

2/16/2021
My personal favorite Skeptoid episodes from each and every year of its production.

Duration:00:19:43

History That Doesn't Suck podcast preview

2/11/2021
A preview of History That Doesn't Suck, the podcast that combines US history with storytelling.

Duration:00:11:16

Skeptoid #766: Illuminating Our Lady of Zeitoun

2/9/2021
This Marian apparition from Egypt has some science fiction explanations and a sound one.

Duration:00:17:59

Skeptoid #765: Tartaria and the Mud Flood

2/2/2021
Some claim that all of world history is a coverup for the mighty ancient nation of Tartaria.

Duration:00:16:16

Skeptoid #764: Learning Styles, Re-examined

1/26/2021
Most teachers believe that students have different learning styles and curricula can be tailored to it. Not so much.

Duration:00:16:43

Skeptoid #763: Elvis Sightings and You

1/19/2021
People keep thinking Elvis is still alive — and here's why that matters to you.

Duration:00:17:44

I Know Dino podcast preview

1/14/2021
A preview of I Know Dino, the big dinosaur podcast!

Duration:00:04:10

Skeptoid #762: On the Trail of the Yowie

1/12/2021
Australia's version of Bigfoot may — or may not — have its origin in Aboriginal mythology.

Duration:00:16:13

Skeptoid #761: Havana Syndrome, Microwaves, and Hearing RF

1/5/2021
The lone exception to the science fact that radio cannot hurt you.

Duration:00:17:45

Skeptoid #760: The 1994 Ruwa Zimbabwe Alien Encounter

12/29/2020
This popular tale claims 62 African schoolchildren were contacted by an extraterrestrial.

Duration:00:19:06

Skeptoid #759: Percy Schmeiser vs Monsanto

12/22/2020
The most famous case in the history of Monsanto vs. small farmers might not be what you think.

Duration:00:19:31

Skeptoid #758: Finding the USS Cyclops

12/15/2020
This most famous ship disappearance from the Bermuda Triangle probably had nothing to do with it.

Duration:00:18:33

Skeptoid #757: The Montauk Project

12/8/2020
Some believe the government opened up time portals underneath Long Island, New York.

Duration:00:19:48

Skeptoid #756: The Death Ship SS Ourang Medan

12/1/2020
This ship was said to be discovered with all its crew dead under unexplainable circumstances.

Duration:00:18:55

Skeptoid #755: Examining Gulf War Illness

11/24/2020
Some researchers believe there is no such thing as Gulf War Illness, and the rest have more questions than answers.

Duration:00:16:27

Skeptoid #754: About That Life on Mars...

11/17/2020
Good scientists can get the wrong idea, but they don't need to make it worse by announcing bad science.

Duration:00:16:27