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.
It is said to be the world's most haunted forest. Can we solve the mystery of what lies within?
Some of those who believe they've been abducted by aliens also think they were left with a souvenir.
Skeptoid answers some feedback sent in by listeners.
One of pop food woo's favorite claims is that drugs given to beef cattle pose a danger to humans.
Myth and pseudohistory plague this ancient Chinese school. Is there any truth left?
This mysterious alcoholic drink is the subject of more urban legends than any other liquor.
What can be done to make skeptical programming more attractive to a larger audience?
Reliance on universal mathematical principles may mean alien music is similar to our own.