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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 #705: Listener Feedback: The Plot Thickens

12/10/2019
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Listeners offer some updates and new information to previous episodes.

Duration:00:15:03

Skeptoid #704: The Green Children of Woolpit

12/3/2019
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In the 12th century, a pair of mysterious children with green skin surprised English villagers.

Duration:00:14:53

Skeptoid #703: Your Weirdest Thing, Vol. 3

11/26/2019
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I give my thoughts trying to solve some of your weirdest experiences.

Duration:00:14:25

Detective Trapp podcast preview

11/19/2019
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A preview of the new podcast Detective Trapp from Wondery, with host Chris Goffard.

Skeptoid #702: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

11/19/2019
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These risky medical devices are increasingly being sold to treat conditions they don't treat.

Duration:00:14:58

Skeptoid #701: Seneca Guns and Skyquakes

11/12/2019
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These mysterious cannon-like booms are heard all around the world, with no apparent source.

Duration:00:15:57

Skeptoid #700: A Whale of a Tale

11/5/2019
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In which we celebrate 700 episodes of great storytelling... sea shanty style.

Duration:00:05:27

Skeptoid #699: The Mystery of the Ellen Austin

10/29/2019
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The true history behind one of the Bermuda Triangle's strangest legends.

Duration:00:16:12

Skeptoid #698: Radon in Your Basement

10/22/2019
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Is this gas a risk you should worry about, or is it just another homeowner scam?

Duration:00:16:37

Birthday Show II

10/16/2019
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Find out how we're celebrating Skeptoid's 13th birthday at skeptoid.com/birthday.

Skeptoid #697: Reactionless Space Drives

10/15/2019
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Conspiracy theorists and alternate science believers continue to claim triumph over the laws of nature.

Duration:00:18:02

Skeptoid #696: History's Smallest Underground War

10/8/2019
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The public's zeal for sensationalism over facts can sometimes have deadly consequences.

Duration:00:16:09

Skeptoid #695: Fighting Global Warming with Economics

10/1/2019
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There's always been an easy solution to global warming on the table, and it won't hurt the economy.

Duration:00:16:26

Skeptoid #694: Playing Error Guitar

9/24/2019
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Skeptoid corrects another round of errors in previous episodes caught by you amazing listeners.

Duration:00:17:38

Skeptoid #693: The Age of the Sphinx

9/17/2019
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Popular TV shows try to persuade us that Egypt's Great Sphinx is far older than archaeology tells us.

Duration:00:18:57

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