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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...

Location:

Laguna Niguel, CA

Description:

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...

Language:

English


Episodes

Skeptoid #720: Debunking Ancient Aliens, Part 2

3/24/2020
A look at some of the ancient sites and cities that the show Ancient Aliens gets totally wrong.

Duration:00:16:44

Skeptoid, Coronavirus, and You

3/19/2020
Skeptoid is making all episodes from the entire catalog free to everyone during the Coronavirus crisis.

Even the Rich podcast preview

3/17/2020
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

Skeptoid #719: Debunking Ancient Aliens, Part 1

3/17/2020
A look at some of the ancient writings that the show Ancient Aliens gets totally wrong.

Duration:00:15:41

School of Greatness podcast preview

3/12/2020
The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes is the best place to learn how to dream bigger, live better, and make an impact. The show features conversations with world-class game changers, and dives into topics from entrepreneurship and inspiration, to health and relationships. Subscribe today at: wondery.fm/skeptoidSoG

Skeptoid #718: Diagnosing Chronic Lyme Disease

3/10/2020
Often dismissed as purely pseudoscientific and nonexistent, chronic Lyme disease is not necessarily nothing.

Duration:00:16:43

Conspiracies Declassified: The SUPPRESSED Chapters!

3/6/2020
Get the chapters THEY don't want you to read.

Skeptoid #717: Rethinking Plastic Straw Bans

3/3/2020
Bans on plastic drinking straws are a solution in search of a problem.

Duration:00:16:06

Introducing Lifes Little Mysteries

3/2/2020
New podcast from Live Science and Audioboom: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lifes-little-mysteries/id1496044775

Skeptoid #716: Learning Languages from Brain Injuries

2/25/2020
Popular stories on the Internet tell of people coming out of comas and suddenly speaking a new language.

Duration:00:15:33

Skeptoid #715: The Knowles Family UFO Incident

2/18/2020
This family's car is said to have been lifted off the road by a UFO and dropped.

Duration:00:15:50

Skeptoid #714: Killing the Hammersmith Ghost

2/11/2020
Some possible explanations for this infamously deadly 19th century haunting near London.

Duration:00:14:32

Skeptoid #713: On the Trail of Red Mercury

2/4/2020
The most elusive substance in pop culture also purports to be one of the most destructive.

Duration:00:16:04

Skeptoid #712: Apple Cider Vinegar Woo

1/28/2020
A test of the many sensational health claims made for apple cider vinegar.

Duration:00:15:32

Skeptoid #711: The Trashy Secret of Plastic Bag Bans

1/21/2020
Science decides the question of whether plastic bag bans help or hurt the environment.

Duration:00:17:01

Skeptoid #710: Your Weirdest Thing, Vol. 4

1/14/2020
I give my thoughts trying to solve some of your weirdest experiences.

Duration:00:16:27

Skeptoid #709: Wind Turbines and Birds

1/7/2020
Wind turbines actually save many more bird lives than they destroy.

Duration:00:16:27

Skeptoid #708: All About Sex Addiction

12/31/2019
The topic of sex addiction and what to do about it turns out to be more complicated than you may think.

Duration:00:15:45

Skeptoid #707: Vermeer and the Camera Obscura

12/24/2019
Popular claims that the painter Vermeer used a camera obscura contradict the evidence.

Duration:00:17:41

Blood Ties podcast preview

12/17/2019
A preview of the new podcast Blood Ties from Wondery, starring Josh Gad and Gillian Jacobs.