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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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Episodes

The Birthday Show

9/13/2019
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Find out how we're celebrating Skeptoid's 13th birthday at skeptoid.com/birthday.

Skeptoid #692: Thirteen: The Private History of a Curse

9/10/2019
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The number 13 may have more relevance in your life than you suspect.

Duration:00:17:30

Skeptoid #691: FLICC: 5 Techniques of Science Denial

9/3/2019
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One popular rubric for identifying the common techniques used by science deniers.

Duration:00:17:56

Skeptoid #690: Video Games and Violence

8/27/2019
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Data does not support the popular belief that video games promote violent behavior.

Duration:00:16:01

Skeptoid #689: The Bili Ape of the Congo

8/20/2019
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The facts behind the legend of a mysterious giant ape, said by some to be a chimp-gorilla hybrid.

Duration:00:17:07

Skeptoid #688: Your Phavorite Phollowups

8/13/2019
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Updates and newer information to some of the conclusions in your favorite Skeptoid episodes.

Duration:00:16:28

Skeptoid #687: No, Electric Cars Don't Pollute More

8/6/2019
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Popularly shared articles claim electric cars produce more greenhouses gases than internal combustion cars.

Duration:00:15:49

Sean Carrolls Mindscape podcast preview

8/5/2019
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A preview of the podcast Sean Carroll's Mindscape from Wondery, with host Sean Carroll. http://wondery.fm/SkeptoidSC

Skeptoid #686: Your Weirdest Thing, Vol. 2

7/30/2019
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I give my thoughts trying to solve some of your weirdest experiences.

Duration:00:15:46

Skeptoid #685: Your Weirdest Thing, Vol. 1

7/23/2019
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I take a shot at critical analysis of your weirdest experiences.

Duration:00:15:30

Skeptoid #684: Starlite, the Magical Mystery Material

7/16/2019
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The real reasons for the disappearance of this amateur material said to be able to withstand even a nuclear blast.

Duration:00:17:11

Skeptoid #683: Prehistoric Supersonic Monster Tides

7/9/2019
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An astronomical look at the idea that Earth's early history had enormous destructive tides.

Duration:00:16:38

Skeptoid #682: Mexico's Zone of Silence

7/2/2019
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Legend has it that radios and compasses will not work in this remote Mexican desert.

Duration:00:16:40

Skeptoid #681: Alien Visitation and Kecksburg

6/25/2019
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We can often get a good sense of a UFO story's accuracy even without researching all the details.

Duration:00:15:45

Skeptoid #680: The True Fate of the Amber Room

6/18/2019
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State-sponsored disinformation continues to drive treasure hunters who seek the legendary Amber Room.

Duration:00:15:58

Skeptoid #679: The Greenbrier Ghost

6/11/2019
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A skeptical look at the time a ghost's testimony resulted in a murder conviction.

Duration:00:14:57

Skeptoid #678: What the Feedback

6/4/2019
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More updates and additional information for some recent Skeptoid episodes.

Duration:00:17:26

Skeptoid #677: 5G: Upgrade or Uncertainty?

5/28/2019
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An examination of the claims that 5G cell phone data service is potentially harmful to life.

Duration:00:16:59

The shrink Next Door podcast preview

5/21/2019
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A preview of the new podcast The Shrink Next Door from Wondery, with host Joe Nocera.

Skeptoid #676: Glyphosate and Behavioral Economics

5/21/2019
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How misinformation spread over one of the safest herbicides becoming known as one of the most harmful.

Duration:00:15:15