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 #576: Lights in the Sky  

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Skeptoid: Principles of Curiosity Premiere, June 14  

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

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Skeptoid #572: True or False Pregnancy  

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

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Skeptoid #571: Thawing the Minnesota Iceman  

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

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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.

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Skeptoid #569: Principles of Curiosity  

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

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Skeptoid #568: 2 Listener 2 Feedback  

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

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Skeptoid #567: Feral Children  

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

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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.

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Skeptoid #565: The Shag Harbour UFO  

Comparing the actual evidence to the Canadian claim of best evidence for alien visitation.

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The New Skeptoid Movie  

All you wanted to know about Skeptoid's new film, Principles of Curiosity

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Skeptoid #564: Into Thin Error  

Skeptoid issues another round of corrections to past episodes.

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Skeptoid #563: Grounding the Ghost of Flight 401  

The unexpected facts behind this famous ghost story from the 1970s.

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Skeptoid #562: Rhino Horn: Cure or Curse?  

Rhinos are still being killed for their horns, but probably not for the reasons you thought.

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Skeptoid #561: Beethoven's Hair  

Popular stories claim Beethoven died of lead poisoning, but the science so far doesn't hold up.

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Skeptoid #560: Remembering the Mandela Effect  

Some claim that certain common false memories are evidence for alternate realities.

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Skeptoid #559: Hitler's Antarctic Fortress Unmasked  

Deconstructing a wild tale about a Nazi military base deep inside Antarctica.

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