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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.

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English


Episodes

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.

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