Skeptoid

Skeptoid Podcast

Since 2006, the weekly Skeptoid podcast has been taking on all the most popular myths and revealing the true science, true history, and true lessons we can learn from each. Free subscribers get the most recent 50 episodes, premium subscribers (skeptoid.com) can access the full archive, all ad-free.


Skeptoid #673: Yamashita's Gold
The facts behind the urban legend that billions in Japanese gold lie buried in the Philippines....

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Skeptoid #667: All About Atlantis
For centuries, alternative history fans have been denying Plato's intent and trying to frame Atlantis as a real island....

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Skeptoid #664: The Keto Diet
It's the latest fad diet, and people are trying it for just about any benefit you can think of....

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Skeptoid #663: Pop Quiz: Urban Legends
Test your knowledge of popular urban legends, and the science underlying them....

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Skeptoid #660: Feedback and Followups
A handful of updates to past Skeptoid episodes... eyebrow raising to say the least....

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Skeptoid #659: Killing Castro
It's proven the CIA tried to assassinate Castro, but the number of claimed attempts differs wildly....

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Skeptoid #658: Ong's Hat
An urban legend tells of a group of scientists who successfully escaped into another dimension....

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Skeptoid #656: And Bigfoot Said...
We compare vocalizations attributed to Bigfoot with the sounds of real animals known to be in the area....

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Special Request
In which I make the biggest ask of you ever....


Skeptoid #651: The Electric Universe Theory
Some believe that everything we know about the universe is wrong — and it's all electric....

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Skeptoid #650: I Believe
Your beliefs are fallible and can fool you. Be willing to change your mind based on new information....

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Skeptoid #647: All About Mindfulness
An examination of this super-trendy meditation technique to see whether it lives up to the hype....

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Skeptoid #632: Lucid Dreaming
Some people can control their dreams and do anything they want in them -- or can they?...

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Skeptoid #629: Three Big Macs a Day
When we set aside pop food woo, we find that even multiple Big Macs can be part of a healthy daily diet....

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Skeptoid #628: The Swedish Ghost Rockets
This rash of UFO sightings over Sweden in 1946 has long been considered to be Soviet missile tests....

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Skeptoid #627: Gremlins
These mischievous creatures that sabotage airplanes are claimed by some to be actual physical beings....

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Skeptoid #626: Numerology
We put this ancient system of divination based on numbers to the test....

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Skeptoid #625: Your Weird Turn
We try to figure out some of the creepiest stories ever sent in by Skeptoid listeners....

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Skeptoid #622: Are You Living in a Simulation?
An exploration of the thought experiment that seeks to determine whether we're living in a computer simulation....

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Skeptoid #621: The Pentagon's UFO Hunt
The Pentagon gave $22 million to a very unlikely group of UFO proponents....

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Skeptoid #619: Alcohol Myths
We point the skeptical eye at five popular beliefs about alcoholic beverages....

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Skeptoid #617: 10 Great Science Hoaxes
A look at those few times when hoaxers came closest to fooling those who knew better....

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Skeptoid #616: Abiotic Oil
Some believe that oil comes from geological processes rather than from ancient biomass....

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Skeptoid #615: Titanic Myths
Three of the most popular conspiracy theories surrounding the sinking of the Titanic....

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Skeptoid #614: The Inflammatory Diet
Why no, in fact you should not avoid certain foods to reduce your body's inflammation....

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Skeptoid #611: All About Grounding
Some New Agers believe that you can heal virtually any ailment simply by taking off your shoes....

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Skeptoid #605: The Civil War Pterosaur
This famous Internet photo of Civil War soldiers posing with a pterosaur has a surprising source....

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Skeptoid #603: Sonic Weapons in Cuba
There is a much better explanation than sonic weapons for reported attacks against US diplomats in Cuba....

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Skeptoid #602: Should Moms Eat Placentas?
The modern practice of Western mothers eating their placentas is a new and strange attention-seeking behavior....

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Science Friction
Finally, a documentary film about scientists who get misrepresented by the media....

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