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 #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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Skeptoid #558: Listener Feedback: Electric Boogaloo  

Skeptoid answers another round of listener feedback, keeping the show on the straight and narrow.

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Skeptoid #557: Who Were the Berserkers?  

These mighty Norse warriors fought with a frenzy the seems all but inexplicably.

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Skeptoid #556: Exploring Kincaid's Cave  

Some say a marvelous cave of Egyptian wonders is hidden in the Grand Canyon.

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Skeptoid #555: Thorium Reactors: Fact and Fiction  

These next-generation reactors have attracted a nearly cultish following. Is it justified?

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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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