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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

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:00:18:00

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:00:18:39

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:00:17:29

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:00:15:40

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:00:15:38

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:00:15:39

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:00:18:19

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

Skeptoid #603: Sonic Weapons in Cuba

12/26/2017
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There is a much better explanation than sonic weapons for reported attacks against US diplomats in Cuba.

Skeptoid #602: Should Moms Eat Placentas?

12/19/2017
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The modern practice of Western mothers eating their placentas is a new and strange attention-seeking behavior.

Duration:00:17:49

Skeptoid #601: Hide the Decline: Climategate Demystified

12/12/2017
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This infamous scandal was said to have proven global warming was all just a hoax. Umm, no.

Duration:00:15:59

Skeptoid #600: A Musical Retrospective

12/5/2017
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Everything you didn't know about ten years of Skeptoid musical episodes, including the reason.

Duration:00:21:00

Science Friction

12/1/2017
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Finally, a documentary film about scientists who get misrepresented by the media.

Duration:00:02:34

Skeptoid #599: Listener Feedback: Creationism and More Dead Paul

11/28/2017
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Some updates, notes, and extra information sent in by listeners about recent episodes.

Duration:00:16:55

Skeptoid #598: The Hudson Valley UFO Mystery

11/21/2017
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Hundreds of people watched this UFO over the Hudson River Valley many times between 1983 and 1984.

Duration:00:17:06

Skeptoid #597: The Wisdom of the Future

11/14/2017
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Skeptoid corrects a round of past errors, that they might become the wisdom of the future.

Duration:00:14:11

Skeptoid #592: The Vela Incident

10/10/2017
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In 1979, a mysterious flash occurred over the southern ocean that could have been a nuclear bomb.

Duration:00:15:55

Skeptoid #591: Ouija Boards

10/3/2017
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Real effects far more interesting than spiritualism claims are behind these famous talking boards.

Skeptoid #590: Skepticism vs Cynicism

9/26/2017
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The line between skepticism and cynicism is a bit too blurry for many people. Today we bring it into focus.

Duration:00:17:33

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