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

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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Principles of Curiosity  

Introducing the sequel to Here Be Dragons

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Skeptoid #536: Debunking the Moon Truthers, Part 2  

The science behind many of the specific claims made by Apollo moon landing hoax conspiracy theorists.

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Skeptoid #535: Debunking the Moon Truthers, Part 1  

The history of the Apollo moon landing hoax conspiracy theory, and those who believe in it.

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Skeptoid #534: Earthquake Lights: Do They Exist?  

One of those things everyone seems to believe in, but for which there's almost no evidence.

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Skeptoid #533: Don't Try It Before You Knock It  

Shouldn't you try something before you knock it? Not if you want to know if it really works.

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Skeptoid #532: Who Killed the Red Baron?  

Six competing claims for who killed the Red Baron. Does any one of them ring true?

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Skeptoid #531: The Banjawarn Bang  

Evidence suggests a doomsday cult may have successfully tested a nuclear bomb in Australia in 1993.

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