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Skeptoid

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. Weekly since 2006.

2016 Podcast Awards 2016/05/27, 04:00
2016 Podcast Awards

Skeptoid #520: Solving the Haunted Hoia-Baciu Forest 2016/05/24, 04:00
Skeptoid #520: Solving the Haunted Hoia-Baciu Forest

It is said to be the world's most haunted forest. Can we solve the mystery of what lies within?

Skeptoid #519: Alien Implants 2016/05/17, 04:00
Skeptoid #519: Alien Implants

Some of those who believe they've been abducted by aliens also think they were left with a souvenir.

Skeptoid #518: Listener Feedback: Denial and Aliens 2016/05/10, 04:00
Skeptoid #518: Listener Feedback: Denial and Aliens

Skeptoid answers some feedback sent in by listeners.

Skeptoid #517: Antibiotics and Hormones in Beef 2016/05/03, 04:00
Skeptoid #517: Antibiotics and Hormones in Beef

One of pop food woo's favorite claims is that drugs given to beef cattle pose a danger to humans.

Skeptoid #516: Demythologizing the Shaolin Monks 2016/04/26, 04:00
Skeptoid #516: Demythologizing the Shaolin Monks

Myth and pseudohistory plague this ancient Chinese school. Is there any truth left?

Skeptoid #515: All About Absinthe 2016/04/19, 04:00
Skeptoid #515: All About Absinthe

This mysterious alcoholic drink is the subject of more urban legends than any other liquor.

Skeptoid #514: Your Thoughts on Making Skepticism Commercial 2016/04/12, 04:00
Skeptoid #514: Your Thoughts on Making Skepticism Commercial

What can be done to make skeptical programming more attractive to a larger audience?

Skeptoid #513: Why Musical Aliens Probably Use the Same Scale We Do 2016/04/05, 04:00
Skeptoid #513: Why Musical Aliens Probably Use the Same Scale We Do

Reliance on universal mathematical principles may mean alien music is similar to our own.

Skeptoid #512: Decrypting Mother Teresa 2016/03/29, 04:00
Skeptoid #512: Decrypting Mother Teresa

Is popular criticism of Mother Teresa directed at the right person?