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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 #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.

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

12/17/2019
The history of this vilified flavoring is a wild ride through 20th century cultural influences.

Duration:00:15:41

Skeptoid #705: Listener Feedback: The Plot Thickens

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

Duration:00:15:03

Skeptoid #704: The Green Children of Woolpit

12/3/2019
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
I give my thoughts trying to solve some of your weirdest experiences.

Duration:00:14:25

Detective Trapp podcast preview

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

Skeptoid #702: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

11/19/2019
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
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
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
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
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
Find out how we're celebrating Skeptoid's 13th birthday at skeptoid.com/birthday.