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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.

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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Laguna Niguel, CA

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Skeptoid #735: Bill Gates Conspiracy Theories

7/7/2020
Why is the world's greatest public health philanthropist charged with crimes against humanity?

Duration:00:17:10

Skeptoid #734: The Stoned Ape Theory

6/30/2020
Some believe that psychedelic drugs played an irreplaceable role in the evolution of Homo sapiens.

Duration:00:17:07

Skeptoid #733: Listener Feedback: Endgame

6/23/2020
Updates to the episode on MSG sensitivity and the Miracle of Calanda.

Duration:00:15:58

Skeptoid #732: Hunting the Beast of Gevaudan

6/16/2020
This mysterious creature actually killed over 100 people in France in the 1760s.

Duration:00:16:36

Truth vs. Hollywood podcast preview

6/12/2020
Introducing the newest Audioboom original podcast, Truth vs Hollywood. Join Film lovers David Chen and Joanna Robinson

Skeptoid #731: More Out of Place Artifacts

6/9/2020
A survey of seven of the most popular out-of-place artifacts said to overturn human history.

Duration:00:16:53

Skeptoid #730: The Skeletons of the Great Eastern

6/2/2020
A popular tale claims that the skeletons of two riveters were found between the hulls of this mighty ship.

Duration:00:16:07

Skeptoid #729: The LUCIFER Telescope Conspiracy

5/26/2020
A popular conspiracy theory claims the Vatican uses a telescope named LUCIFER to find an alien savior.

Duration:00:16:07

Skeptoid: Discord Channel

5/21/2020
Announcing the Skeptoid Discord channel! Come on in and join the conversation now, just visit skeptoid.com/discord

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

5/19/2020
Some claim that when the Earth's geomagnetic field reverses, it could spell the end of humankind.

Duration:00:19:06

Skeptoid #727: Hunting the Mokele-Mbembe

5/12/2020
Some believe this relict dinosaur still survives in parts of the Congo.

Duration:00:17:23

Skeptoid #726: Full of Hot Error

5/5/2020
Skeptoid corrects another round of errors found in past episodes.

Duration:00:15:27

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

4/28/2020
How well do you know your Skeptoid? Today's pop quiz focuses on tales of the sea.

Duration:00:17:37

The Dating Game Killer podcast preview

4/22/2020
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...

Skeptoid #724: Decoding Gobekli Tepe

4/21/2020
This archaeological site in Turkey is said to change everything... but what does that really mean?

Duration:00:17:05

Skeptoid #723: Draining the Holy Grail

4/14/2020
The true history of the Holy Grail, the most precious of all artifacts.

Duration:00:17:11

Skeptoid #722: Pandemic Conspiracies and Politics

4/7/2020
How the conspiracy theories around today's pandemic compare to those of the past.

Duration:00:16:07

Skeptoid #721: Debunking Ancient Aliens, Part 3

3/31/2020
A look at some of the ancient artworks and artifacts that the show Ancient Aliens gets totally wrong.

Duration:00:15:24

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.