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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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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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By foxsongs - May 26 2020
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I do tend to skip over the really tinfoil stuff, such as aliens, Bigfoot, UFOs etc. But that’s just personal taste. I am more of a microwaves, GMO’s, you know… Clearing up misnomers. Fantastic work keep it up and thank you

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By ttennebrolyat - Jan 17 2020
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If you don’t believe in climate change eat my *ss

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By foxsongs - May 26 2020
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I do tend to skip over the really tinfoil stuff, such as aliens, Bigfoot, UFOs etc. But that’s just personal taste. I am more of a microwaves, GMO’s, you know… Clearing up misnomers. Fantastic work keep it up and thank you

5 stars

By ttennebrolyat - Jan 17 2020
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If you don’t believe in climate change eat my *ss
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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.

Rank #1: Skeptoid #699: The Mystery of the Ellen Austin

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The true history behind one of the Bermuda Triangle's strangest legends.

Oct 29 2019

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Rank #2: Skeptoid #719: Debunking Ancient Aliens, Part 1

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A look at some of the ancient writings that the show Ancient Aliens gets totally wrong.

Mar 17 2020

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Rank #3: Skeptoid #722: Pandemic Conspiracies and Politics

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How the conspiracy theories around today's pandemic compare to those of the past.

Apr 07 2020

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Rank #4: Skeptoid #708: All About Sex Addiction

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The topic of sex addiction and what to do about it turns out to be more complicated than you may think.

Dec 31 2019

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Rank #5: Skeptoid #698: Radon in Your Basement

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Is this gas a risk you should worry about, or is it just another homeowner scam?

Oct 22 2019

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Rank #6: Skeptoid #723: Draining the Holy Grail

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The true history of the Holy Grail, the most precious of all artifacts.

Apr 14 2020

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Rank #7: Skeptoid #707: Vermeer and the Camera Obscura

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Popular claims that the painter Vermeer used a camera obscura contradict the evidence.

Dec 24 2019

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Rank #8: Skeptoid #720: Debunking Ancient Aliens, Part 2

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A look at some of the ancient sites and cities that the show Ancient Aliens gets totally wrong.

Mar 24 2020

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Rank #9: Skeptoid #721: Debunking Ancient Aliens, Part 3

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A look at some of the ancient artworks and artifacts that the show Ancient Aliens gets totally wrong.

Mar 31 2020

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Rank #10: Skeptoid #706: MSG: How a Friendly Flavor Became Your Enemy

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The history of this vilified flavoring is a wild ride through 20th century cultural influences.

Dec 17 2019

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Rank #11: Skeptoid #702: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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These risky medical devices are increasingly being sold to treat conditions they don't treat.

Nov 19 2019

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Rank #12: Skeptoid #717: Rethinking Plastic Straw Bans

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Bans on plastic drinking straws are a solution in search of a problem.

Mar 03 2020

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Rank #13: Skeptoid #704: The Green Children of Woolpit

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In the 12th century, a pair of mysterious children with green skin surprised English villagers.

Dec 03 2019

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Rank #14: Skeptoid #711: The Trashy Secret of Plastic Bag Bans

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Science decides the question of whether plastic bag bans help or hurt the environment.

Jan 21 2020

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Rank #15: Skeptoid #709: Wind Turbines and Birds

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Wind turbines actually save many more bird lives than they destroy.

Jan 07 2020

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Rank #16: Skeptoid #712: Apple Cider Vinegar Woo

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A test of the many sensational health claims made for apple cider vinegar.

Jan 28 2020

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Rank #17: Skeptoid #695: Fighting Global Warming with Economics

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There's always been an easy solution to global warming on the table, and it won't hurt the economy.

Oct 01 2019

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Rank #18: Skeptoid #724: Decoding Gobekli Tepe

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This archaeological site in Turkey is said to change everything... but what does that really mean?

Apr 21 2020

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Rank #19: Skeptoid #703: Your Weirdest Thing, Vol. 3

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I give my thoughts trying to solve some of your weirdest experiences.

Nov 26 2019

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Skeptoid #735: Bill Gates Conspiracy Theories

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Why is the world's greatest public health philanthropist charged with crimes against humanity?

Jul 07 2020

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Skeptoid #734: The Stoned Ape Theory

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Some believe that psychedelic drugs played an irreplaceable role in the evolution of Homo sapiens.

Jun 30 2020

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Skeptoid #733: Listener Feedback: Endgame

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Updates to the episode on MSG sensitivity and the Miracle of Calanda.

Jun 23 2020

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Skeptoid #732: Hunting the Beast of Gevaudan

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This mysterious creature actually killed over 100 people in France in the 1760s.

Jun 16 2020

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Truth vs. Hollywood podcast preview

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Introducing the newest Audioboom original podcast, Truth vs Hollywood. Join Film lovers David Chen and Joanna Robinson

Jun 12 2020

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Skeptoid #731: More Out of Place Artifacts

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A survey of seven of the most popular out-of-place artifacts said to overturn human history.

Jun 09 2020

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Skeptoid #730: The Skeletons of the Great Eastern

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A popular tale claims that the skeletons of two riveters were found between the hulls of this mighty ship.

Jun 02 2020

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Skeptoid #729: The LUCIFER Telescope Conspiracy

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A popular conspiracy theory claims the Vatican uses a telescope named LUCIFER to find an alien savior.

May 26 2020

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Skeptoid: Discord Channel

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Announcing the Skeptoid Discord channel! Come on in and join the conversation now, just visit skeptoid.com/discord

May 21 2020

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Skeptoid #728: When the Earth's Magnetic Field Flips

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Some claim that when the Earth's geomagnetic field reverses, it could spell the end of humankind.

May 19 2020

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Skeptoid #727: Hunting the Mokele-Mbembe

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Some believe this relict dinosaur still survives in parts of the Congo.

May 12 2020

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Skeptoid #726: Full of Hot Error

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Skeptoid corrects another round of errors found in past episodes.

May 05 2020

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Skeptoid #725: Pop Quiz: Astonishing Tales of the Sea

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How well do you know your Skeptoid? Today's pop quiz focuses on tales of the sea.

Apr 28 2020

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The Dating Game Killer podcast preview

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In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood and Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala's twisting secret life. He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards, all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, comes the story of the most famous serial killer you've never heard of - The Dating Game Killer.

Listen today at wondery.fm/skeptoidDGK

Apr 22 2020

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Skeptoid #724: Decoding Gobekli Tepe

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This archaeological site in Turkey is said to change everything... but what does that really mean?

Apr 21 2020

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Skeptoid #723: Draining the Holy Grail

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The true history of the Holy Grail, the most precious of all artifacts.

Apr 14 2020

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Skeptoid #722: Pandemic Conspiracies and Politics

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How the conspiracy theories around today's pandemic compare to those of the past.

Apr 07 2020

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Skeptoid #721: Debunking Ancient Aliens, Part 3

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A look at some of the ancient artworks and artifacts that the show Ancient Aliens gets totally wrong.

Mar 31 2020

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Skeptoid #720: Debunking Ancient Aliens, Part 2

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A look at some of the ancient sites and cities that the show Ancient Aliens gets totally wrong.

Mar 24 2020

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Even the Rich podcast preview

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From the Kennedys to the Kardashians and the Murdochs to the Royals, Even the Rich chronicles the dramatic rise of the world’s most notorious families. Each week we take you inside the workings of the world’s most powerful families to explore how these dynasties are built, and sometimes broken. It’s a world where the stakes are high and rules don’t apply.

Subscribe today: wondery.fm/skeptoidETR

Mar 17 2020

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iTunes Ratings

2201 Ratings
Average Ratings
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By foxsongs - May 26 2020
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I do tend to skip over the really tinfoil stuff, such as aliens, Bigfoot, UFOs etc. But that’s just personal taste. I am more of a microwaves, GMO’s, you know… Clearing up misnomers. Fantastic work keep it up and thank you

5 stars

By ttennebrolyat - Jan 17 2020
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If you don’t believe in climate change eat my *ss