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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

Skeptoid #585: Relic Japanese Soldiers

8/22/2017
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How factual are the urban legends about Japanese soldiers in the Pacific who never heard the war ended?

Duration: 00:16:27


Skeptoid #584: Eclipse Myths and Science

8/15/2017
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A look at the science-based myths and misconceptions about eclipses, plus some things you might not know.

Duration: 00:17:31


Skeptoid #583: Fate of the Feedback

8/8/2017
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Skeptoid responds to some listener feedback, updating a few episodes and clarifying some others.

Duration: 00:16:58


Skeptoid #582: Lonnie Zamora and the Socorro UFO

8/1/2017
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This famous 1964 UFO sighting by a New Mexico police officer has several interesting explanations.

Duration: 00:18:20


Skeptoid #581: Are You Following a Crank?

7/25/2017
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Let's have a look at the traits that define a crank, to make sure your new hero isn't one.

Duration: 00:16:52


Skeptoid #580: Amelia Earhart Redux: Competing Networks, Competing Craziness

7/18/2017
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Through their constant promotion of false history, TV networks may have done Amelia Earhart's legacy irreparable harm.

Duration: 00:17:28


Skeptoid #579: Measuring the Age of the Grand Canyon

7/11/2017
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The Grand Canyon is millions of years old, not thousands; despite the efforts of Young Earthers.

Duration: 00:17:43


Skeptoid #578: Student Questions: Bitters, Gas, and Diet Woo

7/4/2017
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Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by students all around the world.

Duration: 00:16:06


Skeptoid #577: What Are the Chances You're Psychic?

6/27/2017
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We analyze some of your stories of precognitive experiences.

Duration: 00:18:49


Skeptoid #576: Lights in the Sky

6/20/2017
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How likely is the most common type of UFO report to be an alien spacecraft?

Duration: 00:16:02


Skeptoid #574: How to Surprise a Skeptical Podcaster: Part 1

6/6/2017
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Here are the episodes that surprised me the most (part 1).

Duration: 00:16:24


Skeptoid #573: There Is No Finland: Birth of a Conspiracy Theory

5/30/2017
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A study of how a conspiracy theory as absurd as "There is no Finland" can even exist.

Duration: 00:16:22


Skeptoid: Principles of Curiosity Premiere, June 14

5/27/2017
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The movie is finally out! Come and join us in person for the Los Angeles premiere.

Duration: 00:01:38


Skeptoid #572: True or False Pregnancy

5/23/2017
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False pregnancies are not only real, they're probably more complex than you imagined.

Duration: 00:15:30


Skeptoid #566: The Mercury Rivers of Emperor Qin Shi Huang

4/11/2017
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A miniature of all China's waterways in liquid mercury is said to be at the heart of the First Emperor's tomb.

Duration: 00:16:32


The New Skeptoid Movie

4/1/2017
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All you wanted to know about Skeptoid's new film, Principles of Curiosity

Duration: 00:03:28


Skeptoid #564: Into Thin Error

3/28/2017
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Skeptoid issues another round of corrections to past episodes.

Duration: 00:16:15


Skeptoid #563: Grounding the Ghost of Flight 401

3/21/2017
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The unexpected facts behind this famous ghost story from the 1970s.

Duration: 00:14:59


Skeptoid #561: Beethoven's Hair

3/7/2017
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Popular stories claim Beethoven died of lead poisoning, but the science so far doesn't hold up.

Duration: 00:18:03


Skeptics in the Pub: Richard Saunders

12/4/2016
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Free event: Come enjoy food, drink, science, and Richard Saunders from Australia.

Duration: 00:00:55

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