Skeptoid

Skeptoid

Canada

Skeptoid is a weekly science podcast dedicated to furthering knowledge by blasting away the widespread pseudosciences that infect popular culture, and replacing them with way cooler reality. 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 in non-evidence based phenomena, and more importantly, explains the factual scientific reality. From the sublime to the startling, no topic is sacred, politically incorrect though that may be.

Episodes

Skeptoid #584: Eclipse Myths and Science  

A look at the science-based myths and misconceptions about eclipses, plus some things you might not know.

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid #583: Fate of the Feedback  

Skeptoid responds to some listener feedback, updating a few episodes and clarifying some others.

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid #582: Lonnie Zamora and the Socorro UFO  

This famous 1964 UFO sighting by a New Mexico police officer has several interesting explanations.

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid #581: Are You Following a Crank?  

Let's have a look at the traits that define a crank, to make sure your new hero isn't one.

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid #580: Amelia Earhart Redux: Competing Networks, Competing Craziness  

Through their constant promotion of false history, TV networks may have done Amelia Earhart's legacy irreparable harm.

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid #579: Measuring the Age of the Grand Canyon  

The Grand Canyon is millions of years old, not thousands; despite the efforts of Young Earthers.

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid #578: Student Questions: Bitters, Gas, and Diet Woo  

Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by students all around the world.

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid #577: What Are the Chances You're Psychic?  

We analyze some of your stories of precognitive experiences.

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid #576: Lights in the Sky  

How likely is the most common type of UFO report to be an alien spacecraft?

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid #575: How to Surprise a Skeptical Podcaster: Part 2  

Here are the podcast episodes with conclusions that surprised me the most (part 2).

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid #574: How to Surprise a Skeptical Podcaster: Part 1  

Here are the episodes that surprised me the most (part 1).

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid #573: There Is No Finland: Birth of a Conspiracy Theory  

A study of how a conspiracy theory as absurd as "There is no Finland" can even exist.

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid: Principles of Curiosity Premiere, June 14  

The movie is finally out! Come and join us in person for the Los Angeles premiere.

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid #572: True or False Pregnancy  

False pregnancies are not only real, they're probably more complex than you imagined.

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid #571: Thawing the Minnesota Iceman  

This sideshow attraction convinced a few real scientists that it was an actual ape-man.

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid #570: More Space Missions You Should Know  

We take a look at some more of the most exciting space missions, past, present, and future.

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid #569: Principles of Curiosity  

Three simple steps anyone can follow to learn to tell what's true and what's not.

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid #568: 2 Listener 2 Feedback  

I respond to some listener feedback that enhances some recent episodes of the show.

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid #567: Feral Children  

Those stories about children raised by animals probably aren't what you've been led to believe.

Skeptoid 0

Skeptoid #566: The Mercury Rivers of Emperor Qin Shi Huang  

A miniature of all China's waterways in liquid mercury is said to be at the heart of the First Emperor's tomb.

Skeptoid 0

0:00/0:00
Video player is in betaClose