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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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English


Episodes

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 #596: How to Assess a Documentary

11/7/2017
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Some tips to assess whether a documentary is good science or just propaganda.

Duration: 00:17:36


Skeptoid #595: Chasing Malaysian Airlines MH370

10/31/2017
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A roundup of the conspiracy theories and the probable true fate of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370.

Duration: 00:16:25


Skeptoid #594: Paul Is Dead

10/24/2017
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The origins and history of the urban legend that Paul McCartney died and was replaced.

Duration: 00:17:22


Skeptoid #593: I Still Can't Believe They Did That: More Human Guinea Pigs

10/17/2017
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A further look at ten more scientists who experimented on themselves for the benefit of mankind.

Duration: 00:17:10


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


Skeptoid #589: The Big Pharma Conspiracy

9/19/2017
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Popular claims of a Big Pharma Conspiracy don't stand up to any rational scrutiny.

Duration: 00:15:48


Skeptoid #586: Volkswagen Dieselgate Reexamined

8/29/2017
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In the wake of VW Dieselgate, the government took the wrong steps to solve the wrong problem.

Duration: 00:18:43


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 #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

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