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 #554: How Your Credit Card Got Stolen  

It happens to all of us eventually; but do you know how your card is most likely to be stolen?

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Skeptoid #553: How Your Password Got Stolen  

The facts, fiction, and real risk to you of all these high-profile data breaches online.

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Skeptoid #552: The D. B. Cooper Mystery  

The world's only unsolved hijacking case is filled with misinformation.

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Skeptoid #551: Space Missions You Should Know  

A roundup of the most exciting and important space missions you really need to know about.

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Skeptoid #550: The Mad Gasser of Mattoon  

In 1944, a strange night prowler is believed to have made poison gas attacks in Illinois. Or was it something else?

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Skeptoid #549: The Simple Proof of Man-Made Global Warming  

The two most basic Smoking Guns proving that carbon from fossil fuels is warming the Earth.

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Skeptoid #548: Bruce Lee Myths  

More mythology than fact surrounds this enigmatic figure from martial arts films.

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Skeptics in the Pub: Richard Saunders  

Free event: Come enjoy food, drink, science, and Richard Saunders from Australia.

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Skeptoid #547: The Ghost Fighter Plane of Pearl Harbor  

Published accounts tell of a mysterious fighter plane that came into Pearl Harbor a year after the Japanese attack.

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Skeptoid #546: There's No Such Thing as Race... Or Is There?  

We know that genetically, race does not exist; so why are we still using it in science?

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Skeptoid #545: First in Flight  

So you always thought the Wright Brothers were the first to fly a plane? Not so fast.

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Skeptoid #544: Feedback and Followups  

Some nifty extra information for a few recent episode supplied by listeners in the know.

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Skeptoid #543: White Hat Journal Hoaxes  

Sometimes the best way to scrutinize an open access journal is to hoax them.

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Skeptoid #542: Photographic Memory  

Pop culture tells us that some people have photographic memories. What's the real story?

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Skeptoid #541: Defusing India's Ancient Atomic Blasts  

The facts behind an urban legend claiming a nuclear war in India some 12,000 years ago.

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Update: Principles of Curiosity  

Here is what's going on with Skeptoid's newest movie project.

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Skeptoid #540: Feng Shui Today  

Feng shui is much more than just a debunked way to magically arrange furniture.

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Skeptoid #539: Radiation Hormesis: Is It Good for You?  

Is it true that exposure to small amounts of dangerous radiation can protect you from cancer?

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Skeptoid #538: The Belgian UFO Wave  

For two years, some say the Belgian skies were filled with triangular alien UFOs.

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Skeptoid #537: Debunking the Moon Truthers, Part 3  

The hard, testable, scientific proof that we actually did land humans on the moon.

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