Episode Guide


4/22/14Your Body's Energy Fields (Skeptoid #411) - We are constantly bombarded with marketing references to your body's energy field. Is there such a thing?
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4/15/14The Black Eyed Kids (Skeptoid #410) - An urban legend says that children with completely black eyes go around trying to be allowed inside.
Read | Listen (11:18) | Discuss
4/8/14Oil Pulling (Skeptoid #409) - This New Age alternative health fad claims to be based on ayurveda... but is it?
Read | Listen (12:24) | Discuss
4/4/14Skeptoid Media is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity - Donations to Skeptoid Media are now fully tax deductible.
Listen (1:13)
4/1/1415 Phreaky Phobias (Skeptoid #408) - Are phobias really irrational, or does the brain have a better reason for creating them?
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3/25/14The Death of Mad King Ludwig (Skeptoid #407) - Was Bavaria's Mad King who built castles like Neuschwanstein truly murdered, or did he commit suicide?
Read | Listen (11:49) | Discuss
3/18/14The Disappearance of Glenn Miller (Skeptoid #406) - What happened to American band leader Glenn Miller when he disappeared in WWII?
Read | Listen (11:31) | Discuss
3/11/14Aromatherapy: Sniffing Essential Oils (Skeptoid #405) - The essences of certain flowers and herbs produce a pleasing smell, but is it also medicinal?
Read | Listen (12:26) | Discuss
3/4/14The Boggy Creek Monster (Skeptoid #404) - Is Arkansas' Fouke Monster a real zoological specimen, or an important part of local folklore?
Read | Listen (12:24) | Discuss
2/25/14Out of Place Artifacts (Skeptoid #403) - Some objects found around the world seem to defy rational explanation.
Read | Listen (13:06) | Discuss
2/18/14Listener Feedback: Ancient Mysteries (Skeptoid #402) - I respond to questions and feedback sent in by listeners around the world.
Read | Listen (12:10) | Discuss
2/11/14Hemp, Hearst, and Prohibition (Skeptoid #401) - A popular urban legend claims that William Randolph Hearst conspired to make cannabis illegal in the United States.
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2/4/14It's Just Science (Skeptoid #400) - Some pseudoscience promoters attack the messenger rather than the evidence.
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1/28/14The Moving Coffins of Barbados (Skeptoid #399) - An old tale tells of coffins that jumbled themselves up in a crypt in Barbados.
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1/21/14Solving the Lead Masks of Vintem Hill (Skeptoid #398) - Two dead bodies were found in Brazil in 1966 with mysterious masks made of lead.
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1/14/14Fukushima vs Chernobyl vs Three Mile Island (Skeptoid #397) - Years after the disaster, some claim that Fukushima radiation is still going to cause widespread death.
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1/7/14The Biggest, the Oldest, and the Baddest (Skeptoid #396) - A tour of the Earth's biggest, oldest, and most lethal living creatures.
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12/31/13Student Questions: Food Woo, Food Woo, and More Food Woo (Skeptoid #395) - Skeptoid answers questions sent in by students, all of them this week pertaining to popular food pseudoscience.
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12/24/13Finding Butch and Sundance (Skeptoid #394) - Were outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance killed in South America, or did they survive?
Read | Listen (11:18) | Discuss
12/17/13The Hair of Samson (Skeptoid #393) - Is there any truth to the belief that long hair can provide great strength?
Read | Listen (10:58) | Discuss
12/10/13Listener Feedback: Consumer Ripoffs (Skeptoid #392) - Skeptoid responds to comments sent in by listeners who don't accept that they've been ripped off.
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12/3/138 Secret Bases: Real or Fictional? (Skeptoid #391) - Do you know which of these secret military bases around the world are real?
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11/26/13The Red Haired Giants of Lovelock Cave (Skeptoid #390) - Some say that an early Native American tribe were giant cannibals.
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11/19/13The JFK Assassination (Skeptoid #389) - How should we regard the conspiracy theories about the assassination of John F. Kennedy?
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11/12/136 Problems with Wind Turbine Syndrome (Skeptoid #388) - Some believe that wind turbines are sickening people. Might there be anything to this?
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11/5/13Who Discovered the New World? (Skeptoid #387) - Which of all the many claims of Europeans being first to the New World is true?
Read | Listen (12:11) | Discuss
10/29/13Tracking the Tasmanian Tiger (Skeptoid #386) - Does this supposedly extinct marsupial still live in the wilds of Tasmania?
Read | Listen (13:02) | Discuss
10/22/13The Disappearance of Frederick Valentich (Skeptoid #385) - A young pilot who disappeared in 1978 might have been having a little fun, Spielberg style.
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10/15/13Asking the Socratic Questions (Skeptoid #384) - A line of reasoning named for Socrates helps us help believers in the strange re-examine their beliefs.
Read | Listen (12:11) | Discuss
10/8/135 False Arguments for Raw Milk (Skeptoid #383) - Some people who enjoy raw milk also make up false claims that regular milk is more dangerous.
Read | Listen (13:43) | Discuss
10/1/13Into the Maelstrom (or Not) (Skeptoid #382) - Infamous legends tell of a maelstrom that devours ships and men. Is such a thing possible?
Read | Listen (11:14) | Discuss
9/24/13An Enthusiast's Primer on Study Types (Skeptoid #381) - A quick look at many of the most common scientific study types.
Read | Listen (12:20) | Discuss
9/17/13The Riddle of the L-8 Blimp (Skeptoid #380) - The crew of a blimp mysteriously vanished in 1942, but their blimp came back OK... without them.
Read | Listen (11:36) | Discuss
9/10/13I Think, Therefore I Err (Skeptoid #379) - Skeptoid corrects a bunch of errors made in previous episodes.
Read | Listen (11:50) | Discuss
9/3/13Legendary Places: Real or Fictional? (Skeptoid #378) - We look at twelve legendary places that you've heard of, but may not know whether they're real or not.
Read | Listen (13:11) | Discuss
8/27/13Student Questions: Hangovers, Manuka Honey, and Probiotics (Skeptoid #377) - Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by students all around the world.
Read | Listen (11:01) | Discuss
8/20/13Salt Therapies (Skeptoid #376) - A new trend in spas is to let people relax in salt caves. Is there any benefit to this?
Read | Listen (12:32) | Discuss
8/13/13The Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film (Skeptoid #375) - The true history behind the iconic Bigfoot film that launched the legend.
Read | Listen (13:37) | Discuss
8/6/13Listener Feedback: Alternative Medicine (Skeptoid #374) - Skeptoid answers a raft of listener emails pertaining to alternative medicine.
Read | Listen (13:43) | Discuss
7/30/13The Secrets of MKULTRA (Skeptoid #373) - How true is it that the CIA conducted unethical mind control experiments on unwitting human subjects?
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7/23/13Prove Your Supernatural Power and Get Rich (Skeptoid #372) - If you can demonstrate a power unknown to science, there are people looking to write you a check.
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7/16/13The Vanishing Village of Angikuni Lake (Skeptoid #371) - Did the population of a remote Eskimo village completely disappear in 1930?
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7/9/13The Science of Muzak (Skeptoid #370) - Can background music really influence our buying decisions?
Read | Listen (11:53) | Discuss
7/2/13Student Questions: Magic Wristbands, Laser Danger, and ManBearPig (Skeptoid #369) - Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by students all around the world.
Read | Listen (12:56) | Discuss
6/25/13Legislating Pseudoscience (Skeptoid #368) - Lawmakers are often pressured by ideologues to pass laws based on bad science.
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6/18/13Who Is the Grinning Man? (Skeptoid #367) - A mysterious "grinning man" is said to appear and terrorize UFO witnesses.
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6/11/13The Sedona Energy Vortex (Skeptoid #366) - Do a series of spiritual energy vortexes, of a type unknown to science, exist in Sedona, AZ?
Read | Listen (12:32) | Discuss
6/4/13The Black Knight Satellite (Skeptoid #365) - Is a mysterious 13,000-year-old alien satellite orbiting the Earth?
Read | Listen (14:19) | Discuss
5/28/13Listener Feedback: Conspiracies (Skeptoid #364) - Skeptoid answers questions sent in by listeners pertaining to conspiracy theories.
Read | Listen (12:56) | Discuss
5/21/13All About Graphology (Skeptoid #363) - Can handwriting analysis really tell us about the personality and aptitudes of the writer?
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5/14/13Polybius: Video Game of Death (Skeptoid #362) - Did a 1981 video arcade game sicken players while government agents collected the data?
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5/7/13The 16 Personalities of Sybil (Skeptoid #361) - The book and movie "Sybil" told the story of a woman purported to have Multiple Personality Syndrome.
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4/30/13Lincoln Kennedy Myths (Skeptoid #360) - An old story claims a long list of astonishing similarities between the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy.
Read | Listen (11:07) | Discuss
4/23/13Cupping for the Cure (Skeptoid #359) - Some believe that bruise-causing suction on the skin provides a variety of health benefits.
Read | Listen (10:38) | Discuss
4/16/13Listener Feedback: Aliens and UFOs (Skeptoid #358) - Skeptoid digs into the feedback mailbag and answers questions about aliens and UFOs.
Read | Listen (10:02) | Discuss
4/9/13The Aquatic Ape Theory (Skeptoid #357) - There is a popular fringe theory about human evolution that claims we went through an aquatic phase.
Read | Listen (10:33) | Discuss
4/2/13John Titor, Time Traveler (Skeptoid #356) - An Internet legend claims that a man named John Titor is a visitor from the year 2036.
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3/26/13The Airplane that Wasn't There (Skeptoid #355) - A B-25 bomber ditched in a Pennsylvania river in broad daylight 1956 and, seemingly impossibly, was never found.
Read | Listen (13:27) | Discuss
3/19/13The Pentagon and the Missile (Skeptoid #354) - Some say that it wasn't an airliner that struck the Pentagon on 9/11, but a missile.
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3/12/13Pope Joan (Skeptoid #353) - Was a Middle Ages pope actually a woman in disguise?
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3/5/13Facts and Fiction of the Schumann Resonance (Skeptoid #352) - This cavity in our atmosphere resonates radio frequency at 7.83 Hz. But is that all it does?
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2/26/13Men in Black (Skeptoid #351) - A look at the mysterious government agents said to intimidate those who witness flying saucers.
Read | Listen (13:46) | Discuss
2/19/13Trinity: Interview with Dr. Oz, Alex Jones, and Deepak Chopra (Skeptoid #350) - Skeptoid interviews three of the most popular and controversial figures in modern pseudoscience.
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2/12/13Top 10 Best Pro-Science Celebrities (Skeptoid #349) - A list of ten Hollywood celebrities who have leveraged their fame into the promotion of science.
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2/5/13Ganzfeld Experiments (Skeptoid #348) - The true history of the experiment that is said to present the strongest evidence yet for telepathic abilities.
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1/29/13The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine (Skeptoid #347) - This most famous of all fabled "lost mines" has a history that fails to stand up to skeptical scrutiny.
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1/22/13Listener Feedback: Me and My Terrible Arguments (Skeptoid #346) - Skeptoid responds to another round of listener feedback.
Read | Listen (12:56) | Discuss
1/15/13The Cult of Nikola Tesla (Skeptoid #345) - The name of Nikola Tesla is associated with crazy conspiracy claims at least as much as with the real man and his real accomplishments.
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1/8/13Olgoi-Khorkhoi: The Mongolian Death Worm (Skeptoid #344) - Mongolian tradition holds that a strange and deadly worm lives beneath the sands of the Gobi desert.
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1/1/13The Hollow Earth Theory (Skeptoid #343) - Throughout history there have been a number of different beliefs that the Earth might be hollow.
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12/25/12Was the Wow! Signal Alien? (Skeptoid #342) - A signal received by a radio telescope in 1977 may be the best evidence yet for extraterrestrial intelligence.
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12/18/12Free Energy Machines (Skeptoid #341) - Some believe they've cracked the secret of free energy forever with no fuel needed. Is it true?
Read | Listen (12:39) | Discuss
12/11/12Listener Feedback: A Cacophony of Conspiracies (Skeptoid #340) - How you can convince your friends that their conspiracy theories are nonsensical.
Read | Listen (10:58) | Discuss
12/9/12Skeptoid in Chinese - Skeptoid is now available in Chinese at http://skeptoid.com.cn
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12/4/12Setting the Bloop Straight (Skeptoid #339) - The solution to the Bloop mystery sound is finally revealed, and Skeptoid corrects some errors from other episodes.
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11/27/12The Flat Earth Theory (Skeptoid #338) - Rumor has it some people think the Earth is flat. Do they really? And have they ever really?
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11/20/12The Bermuda Triangle and the Devil's Sea (Skeptoid #337) - Two regions of ocean are said to be mysteriously dangerous. What's the truth behind this popular belief?
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11/13/12How to Tell a Good Website from a Crap Website (Skeptoid #336) - When you find a science article on the web, how do you know whether it's reliable or not?
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11/6/12Cleansing Diets: Why or Why Not? (Skeptoid #335) - Cleansing diets are trendier than ever. But do they actually provide any of the claimed benefits?
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10/30/12The Betz Mystery Sphere (Skeptoid #334) - A mysterious silver ball that seemed to move on its own came to a Florida family in 1974. Was it alien?
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10/23/12Student Questions: Dancing Plague and the Cinnamon Challenge (Skeptoid #333) - Skeptoid answers another round of student questions sent in from all around the world.
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10/16/12The Phantom Time Hypothesis (Skeptoid #332) - A number of theories claim that several centuries never actually happened, and were faked by the Church.
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10/9/12The Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter (Skeptoid #331) - A rural family spent half a night battling what they thought were space aliens.
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10/2/12Hypnotism: Hijacking Your Brain? (Skeptoid #330) - The facts and the fiction of one of the most intriguing psychological phenomena.
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9/25/12Is She Real, or Is She Fictional? (Skeptoid #329) - A look at some famous women through history. Do you know who's real and who's not?
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9/18/12Secrets of the Stradivarius (Skeptoid #328) - What is the secret of the incomparable sound of history's greatest stringed instrument, the Stradivarius violin?
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9/11/12Raiding the Ark of the Covenant (Skeptoid #327) - The true history of the most famous holy relic from Biblical times.
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9/4/12The Mystery of the Vitrified Forts (Skeptoid #326) - About sixty prehistoric stone forts in Scotland have vitrified walls, where the stone was melted into glass. How was it done?
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8/28/12The Golden Ratio (Skeptoid #325) - For centuries, claims both scientific and pseudoscientific have been made for the golden ratio.
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8/21/12Listener Feedback: That Darned Science (Skeptoid #324) - Skeptoid responds to some listener emails that question the validity of the scientific method.
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8/14/128 Spooky Places, and Why They're Like That (Skeptoid #323) - These strange places around the world rank among the most macabre, but have interesting explanations.
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8/7/12Negative Calorie Food Myths (Skeptoid #322) - Negative calorie foods, said to require more energy to digest than they provide, are a popular food fad.
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7/31/12Skinwalkers (Skeptoid #321) - Navajo witches are said to be able to shapeshift into animals. Is it just a tall tale, or is there some truth to it?
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7/24/12The Suicide Dogs of Overtoun Bridge (Skeptoid #320) - There's a bridge in Scotland where dogs are said to deliberately commit suicide.
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7/17/12Student Questions: Food Woo and Iron Man at the Airport (Skeptoid #319) - Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by students all around the world.
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7/10/12The Loch Ness Monster (Skeptoid #318) - The world's most famous cryptid is said to swim in Scotland's most famous loch.
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7/3/12Attack of the Nanobots! (Skeptoid #317) - Is it possible for nanotechnology to result in an army of self-replicating machines that consume and destroy our society?
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6/28/12New Skeptoid Books! - Skeptoid announces two new paperbacks: "Astronauts, Aliens, and Ape-Men" plus "The Secret of the Gypsy Queen".
Listen (1:58)
6/26/12Al-Ghazali and Arab-Islamic Science (Skeptoid #316) - Some say that Persian theologian al-Ghazali was solely responsible for the end of the Golden Age of science.
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6/19/12The Tehran 1976 UFO (Skeptoid #315) - Declassified military documents show that Iranian fighter planes engaged a UFO in 1976. What really happened?
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6/12/12Botches and Bungles (Skeptoid #314) - Skeptoid goes back and corrects some errors from previous episodes.
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6/5/12Area 51 Facts and Fiction (Skeptoid #313) - Some say alien spacecraft are tested at Nevada's legendary Area 51 site; what does history have to say?
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6/1/12The Amazing Meeting 2012 - This summer in Las Vegas, I am going to make your brain fail.
Listen (1:52)
5/29/12Student Questions: Marauding Mammoths and Queen Elizabeth the Man (Skeptoid #312) - Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by students all around the world.
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5/22/12The Rothschild Conspiracy (Skeptoid #311) - Some believe that world governments and economies are secretly controlled by the Rothschild banking family.
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5/15/12Left Handed Myths and Facts (Skeptoid #310) - There are many popular anecdotes about how and why some people are left-handed, but the true facts are even more interesting.
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5/8/12The Science and Politics of Global Warming (Skeptoid #309) - Global warming is the poster boy for failed science communication. What went wrong?
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5/1/12Picnic at Hanging Rock (Skeptoid #308) - Is this classic tale of the disappearance of a group of schoolgirls fact or fiction?
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4/24/12The Siberian Hell Sounds (Skeptoid #307) - Russian scientists are said to have drilled a borehole that broke into hell and released the screams of the damned.
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4/17/12Listener Feedback XX (Skeptoid #306) - Skeptoid dips into the feedback mailbag to respond to comments from listeners.
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4/10/12I Can't Believe They Did That: Human Guinea Pigs (Skeptoid #305) - A look at some of history's most famous scientists who experimented upon themselves.
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4/3/12Catching Jack the Ripper (Skeptoid #304) - A look at what is and isn't known about history's most infamous serial killer.
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3/27/12Are Vinyl Recordings Better than Digital? (Skeptoid #303) - Many audio aficionados split into two camps, those supporting modern digital audio, and those supporting vinyl records.
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3/20/12De Loys' Ape (Skeptoid #302) - A geologist claimed to have discovered a new species of great ape in Venezuela in the early 20th century.
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3/13/12The Beale Ciphers (Skeptoid #301) - Treasure hunters comb Virginia search for a legendary hoard of gold and silver.
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3/6/12The Secret of the Gypsy Queen (Skeptoid #300) - In which a little girl saves her kingdom when she is the only one who does not fall for the pop pseudoscience of the day.
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3/2/12Announcing Skeptoid Episode 300 - A big milestone...
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2/28/12Star Jelly (Skeptoid #299) - Jellylike blobs have been reported to fall from the sky during meteor showers. What are they?
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2/21/12Student Questions: Free Energy and Faster-than-Light Neutrinos (Skeptoid #298) - Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by students all over the world.
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2/14/12A Magical Journey through the Land of Reasoning Errors (Skeptoid #297) - Four common types of analytical errors in reasoning that we all need to beware of.
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2/7/12The Versailles Time Slip (Skeptoid #296) - Did two women visiting Versaille in 1901 time-travel back to the days of Marie Antoinette?
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1/31/12Finding Amelia Earhart (Skeptoid #295) - Popular modern reports claim Amelia Earhart made it to an island and survived for a time. Might that be true?
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1/24/12Frequent Listener Feedback (Skeptoid #294) - Skeptoid answers some listener emails that present common flaws in scientific thinking.
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1/17/12Wunderwaffen: Nazi Wonder Weapons (Skeptoid #293) - Did the Nazis really have super-advanced technology, even anti-gravity flying saucers?
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1/10/12The Grey Man of Ben MacDhui (Skeptoid #292) - A thin, dark phantom three times the height of a man is said to stalk this peak in the Cairngorms.
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1/3/12The Toxic Lady (Skeptoid #291) - In 1994, fumes from a woman's body knocked out most of an emergency room staff. What happened?
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12/27/11Approaching a Subject Skeptically (Skeptoid #290) - My process for examining a new topic, to learn whether it's fact or fiction.
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12/20/11The Mystery of the Mary Celeste (Skeptoid #289) - The facts, as we know them, about what really happened to maritime lore's most famous missing crew.
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12/13/11Pit Bull Attack! (Skeptoid #288) - Pit bulls have a reputation for being the most dangerous dog breed. Is this reputation deserved?
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12/6/11Korean Fan Death (Skeptoid #287) - An urban legend in Korea states that running an electric fan at night can kill you.
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11/29/11Listener Feedback: Dorothy and Her Straw Man (Skeptoid #286) - Skeptoid responds to some feedback emails notable for their dependence on straw man arguments.
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11/22/11Slips and Goofs (Skeptoid #285) - Skeptoid corrects another round of errors found in previous episodes.
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11/15/11The Fate of Fletcher Christian (Skeptoid #284) - Did the leader of the Bounty mutineers die on Pitcairn Island, or did he eventually make it back to England?
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11/8/11Top 10 Worst Anti-Science Websites (Skeptoid #283) - My list of the worst offenders on the web in the promotion of scientific and factual misinformation.
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11/1/11The Jersey Devil (Skeptoid #282) - This creature has been haunting New Jersey for nearly 300 years. From whence did it come?
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10/25/11The Science of Voting (Skeptoid #281) - Are democratic elections actually as free and fair as we think they are?
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10/18/11Finding Shakespeare (Skeptoid #280) - Was William Shakespeare the author of his own works, or was he merely someone else's pseudonym?
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10/11/11Noah's Ark: Sea Trials (Skeptoid #279) - Could a wooden vessel like Noah's Ark actually have been made seaworthy?
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10/4/11Brainwashing and Deprogramming (Skeptoid #278) - Can people really be brainwashed, and then deprogrammed back to who they were before?
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9/27/11Student Questions: A Few Good Myths (Skeptoid #277) - Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by students all around the world.
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9/20/11The Monster of Glamis (Skeptoid #276) - Did a living beast actually haunt Scotland's Glamis Castle for the better part of a century?
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9/13/11All About Fracking (Skeptoid #275) - Hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells incites powerful emotions. How much of the hype is justified?
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9/6/11Listener Feedback Revolutions (Skeptoid #274) - Another batch of listener emails answered and dissected. And served.
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8/30/11Wi-Fi, Smart Meters, and Other Radio Bogeymen (Skeptoid #273) - Are common radio transmitters carcinogenic or otherwise harmful?
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8/23/11Are We Alone? (Skeptoid #272) - Are we alone in the galaxy, or might we have been visited by other civilizations?
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8/16/11The Zionist Conspiracy (Skeptoid #271) - Are the rumors true that Jews are planning to take over the world's governments and banks?
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8/9/11The Hessdalen Lights (Skeptoid #270) - Scientists seek a high-tech explanation for these ghost lights in Norway. But is the true cause much simpler?
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8/2/11The Abominable Snowman (Skeptoid #269) - How likely is it that the Yeti of the Himalayas is a real creature?
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7/26/11Student Questions: Energy Shots and Sunscreen (Skeptoid #268) - Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by students.
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7/19/11Zeno's Paradoxes (Skeptoid #267) - Greek philosopher Zeno proved that movement was impossible with a few simple paradoxes.
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7/12/11Feedback through a Fine Toothed Comb (Skeptoid #266) - Skeptoid does some microsurgery on the logical fallacies presented in some listener feedback.
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7/5/11"Curing" Gays (Skeptoid #265) - Do therapies intended to help gays become straight actually work?
Read | Listen (13:33) | Discuss
6/28/11Conspiracy Theorists Aren't Crazy (Skeptoid #264) - We usually dismiss conspiracy theorists as crazy people; but that doesn't tell the whole story.
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6/21/11Anastasia (Skeptoid #263) - Did the Grand Duchess Anastasia survive her family's 1918 execution, and go on to live in the United States?
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6/14/11The Haitian Zombies (Skeptoid #262) - Are Haiti's legendary zombies real, or just an imaginative fiction?
Read | Listen (13:08) | Discuss
6/7/11Near Death Experiences (Skeptoid #261) - A comparison of the effects of hypoxia to the reports of a brush with the afterlife.
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5/31/11Military Dolphins: James Bonds of the Sea (Skeptoid #260) - Are dolphins actually trained to attack divers and place limpet mines on ships?
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5/24/11Mao's Barefoot Doctors: The Secret History of Chinese Medicine (Skeptoid #259) - Westerners' belief that Chinese have long relied on alternative medicine is due in part to being duped by book publishers.
Read | Listen (12:51) | Discuss
5/17/11Spontaneous Human Combustion (Skeptoid #258) - People can catch on fire... but can it really happen when there is no external source of ignition?
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5/10/11The Secret of Plum Island (Skeptoid #257) - Does this secret government lab really create genetic mutants and biological weapons?
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5/3/11Student Questions: Supermoons and an Apple a Day (Skeptoid #256) - Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by students from around the world.
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4/26/11Superhuman Strength during a Crisis (Skeptoid #255) - Popular stories tell of mothers lifting cars off their children. Can the human body really do such feats?
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4/19/11Finding the POW/MIAs (Skeptoid #254) - Are American POW/MIAs still being held captive inside Vietnam?
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4/12/11The Port Arthur Massacre (Skeptoid #253) - Was a 1996 mass murder in Tasmania secretly a plot by the government to get firearms banned?
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4/5/11The Voynich Manuscript (Skeptoid #252) - The true history and meaning of history's most famous undeciphered book.
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3/29/11Listener Feedback: Nobody Ever Posts Twice (Skeptoid #251) - Skeptoid answers more listener feedback. Recorded live at the 250th Episode party.
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3/22/11The History of Knowledge (Skeptoid #250) - A trip through the centuries to see how human knowledge is reflected through music.
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3/15/11Student Questions: Airport X-Rays, Shampoo, and the Moon (Skeptoid #249) - Skeptoid answers another round of science questions sent in by students all around the world.
Read | Listen (12:13) | Discuss
3/8/11The Exorcism of Anneliese (Skeptoid #248) - Can exorcisms such as the one that killed Anneliese Michel truly help critically ill people?
Read | Listen (13:08) | Discuss
3/1/11The Miracle of Calanda (Skeptoid #247) - They say God doesn't heal amputees... but apparently he did, once. Or did he?
Read | Listen (11:34) | Discuss
2/22/11Corrections, Errata, Blunders, and Boo-Boos (Skeptoid #246) - Skeptoid revisits another batch of episodes with errors, and rights the wrongs.
Read | Listen (11:53) | Discuss
2/15/11Finding the Lost Colony of Roanoke (Skeptoid #245) - One of the early attempts of the English to colonize America ended with every person simply disappearing from the Roanoke colony.
Read | Listen (12:17) | Discuss
2/8/11Nuclear War and Nuclear Winter (Skeptoid #244) - Will atmospheric smoke from a nuclear war result in devastating global cooling?
Read | Listen (11:49) | Discuss
2/1/11Student Questions: Orbo, EVPs, and Shakespeare (Skeptoid #243) - Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by students all around the world.
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1/25/11Scientology (Skeptoid #242) - The real facts behind the most notorious religion on Earth and its space opera backstory.
Read | Listen (13:08) | Discuss
1/18/11The Alien Buried in Texas (Skeptoid #241) - Some believe a space alien is buried in a rural cemetery in Aurora, Texas.
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1/11/11Mystery Spots (Skeptoid #240) - Are the various "mystery spots" around the world actually gravitational anomalies, or might the explanation lie elsewhere?
Read | Listen (12:02) | Discuss
1/4/11Gluten Free Diets (Skeptoid #239) - Are gluten free diets really good for your general wellness?
Read | Listen (11:46) | Discuss
12/28/10More Hollywood Myths (Skeptoid #238) - Was John Wayne's cancer death caused by filming downwind of the Nevada Test Site? ...and other Hollywood rumors.
Read | Listen (11:39) | Discuss
12/21/10Hollywood Myths (Skeptoid #237) - Skeptoid looks into some of the classic Hollywood legends that you've always believed are true.
Read | Listen (11:30) | Discuss
12/14/10Whales and Sonar (Skeptoid #236) - Navy sonar is said to be lethal to whales. What does the latest research actually tell us?
Read | Listen (12:59) | Discuss
12/7/10IQ Testing (Skeptoid #235) - How valid are IQ tests, what do they really measure, and where do you fit in?
Read | Listen (13:22) | Discuss
11/30/10The South Atlantic Anomaly (Skeptoid #234) - Was this mysterious region in the south Atlantic responsible for the crash of Air France flight 447?
Read | Listen (11:36) | Discuss
11/23/10Student Questions: Bird Gender and Bad Karma (Skeptoid #233) - Skeptoid answers questions sent in by students all around the world.
Read | Listen (10:12) | Discuss
11/16/10Listener Feedback Rides Again (Skeptoid #232) - A peek inside the Skeptoid inbox, ranging from the sane to the insane.
Read | Listen (11:22) | Discuss
11/9/10The Mystery of STENDEC (Skeptoid #231) - What was the significance of this mysterious final transmission of an airliner just before its crash?
Read | Listen (11:56) | Discuss
11/2/10DDT: Secret Life of a Pesticide (Skeptoid #230) - Is DDT a killer of birds, a savior against malaria, or a little of each?
Read | Listen (13:42) | Discuss
10/26/10Speed Reading (Skeptoid #229) - Speed reading classes claim to be able to turbocharge your words per minute. Is this really possible?
Read | Listen (11:28) | Discuss
10/19/10My Favorite Things (Skeptoid #228) - A few of my favorite moments looking back on 228 Skeptoid episodes.
Read | Listen (11:06) | Discuss
10/15/10History of the Egg - Skeptoid Fan Music by Nate Kelley
Listen (1:58)
10/12/10Boost Your Immune System (or Not) (Skeptoid #227) - Is "boosting your immune system" for real? Is that possible, and can you really buy it in a bottle?
Read | Listen (11:58) | Discuss
10/5/10The Brown Mountain Lights (Skeptoid #226) - A ghost light in North Carolina has people scratching their heads. What's the explanation?
Read | Listen (14:47) | Discuss
9/28/10Beware the Bilderberg Group! (Skeptoid #225) - Once a year, the world's top power brokers meet. Are they really planning Global Domination?
Read | Listen (11:56) | Discuss
9/21/10Alien Downpour: The Red Rain of India (Skeptoid #224) - News agencies have long been promoting a 2001 red rainfall as being of alien origin. What's the evidence?
Read | Listen (12:23) | Discuss
9/14/10The Frog in the Stone (Skeptoid #223) - Stories abound of living frogs being found encased in solid rock. What's really going on here?
Read | Listen (12:49) | Discuss
9/7/10Toil and Trouble: The Curse of Macbeth (Skeptoid #222) - The Curse of Macbeth should make Shakespeare's play too dangerous to perform. Is this the case?
Read | Listen (11:31) | Discuss
8/31/10The Myers-Briggs Personality Test (Skeptoid #221) - A critical look at the world's most popular psychological metric, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
Read | Listen (13:10) | Discuss
8/24/10Yonaguni Monument: The Japanese Atlantis (Skeptoid #220) - A look at a massive stone structure off the coast of Japan, said to be a manmade pyramid.
Read | Listen (11:53) | Discuss
8/17/10Stalin's Human-Ape Hybrids (Skeptoid #219) - Did Josef Stalin order the creation of an army of half-ape, half-human hybrids, and did these experiments take place?
Read | Listen (13:14) | Discuss
8/10/10The Astronauts and the Aliens (Skeptoid #218) - A close look at some of the stories of UFOs said to have been reported by NASA astronauts.
Read | Listen (12:53) | Discuss
8/3/10Some New Logical Fallacies (Skeptoid #217) - Skeptoid looks at some newer logical fallacies, often used in place of sound arguments.
Read | Listen (12:08) | Discuss
7/27/10The Things We Eat... (Skeptoid #216) - Do you really know which kinds of food are good for you, and which are bad?
Read | Listen (12:08) | Discuss
7/20/10Listener Feedback Resurrection (Skeptoid #215) - More vitriol from the Skeptoid inbox exposed.
Read | Listen (12:19) | Discuss
7/13/10Student Questions: Gold as an Investment and FEMA Coffins (Skeptoid #214) - Another round of answering questions sent in by students everywhere.
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7/6/10Mozart and Salieri (Skeptoid #213) - Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart actually murdered by his rival composer Antonio Salieri?
Read | Listen (13:29) | Discuss
6/29/10Things About Which I Have In Error Been (Skeptoid #212) - More additions to the corrections and errata files for Skeptoid.
Read | Listen (12:13) | Discuss
6/22/10Attack on Pearl Harbor (Skeptoid #211) - Did the American government have advance knowledge of the Pearl Harbor attack, and allow it to happen?
Read | Listen (13:29) | Discuss
6/15/10The North American Union (Skeptoid #210) - Are the United States, Canada, and Mexico planning to merge into a single huge police state?
Read | Listen (12:52) | Discuss
6/8/10The Lost Ship of the Desert (Skeptoid #209) - The facts behind tall tales from the American southwest of ships found in the middle of the desert.
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6/1/10The Westall '66 UFO (Skeptoid #208) - 200 students watched a strange craft fly near their school in Australia in 1966. What did they see?
Read | Listen (14:35) | Discuss
5/25/10Dinosaurs Among Us (Skeptoid #207) - Are some examples of ancient art proof that dinosaurs and humans coexisted?
Read | Listen (11:49) | Discuss
5/18/10Morgellons Disease (Skeptoid #206) - In this newly described condition, some patients report strange plastic fibers growing from their skin.
Read | Listen (11:57) | Discuss
5/11/10Beyond Listener Feedback (Skeptoid #205) - Another trip to the Listener Feedback files, including my favorite yet.
Read | Listen (12:13) | Discuss
5/4/10Mengele's Boys from Brazil (Skeptoid #204) - Is the unusually high twin rate of a town in Brazil due to continued medical experiments by Josef Mengele, the infamous Nazi Angel of Death?
Read | Listen (12:15) | Discuss
4/27/10Therapeutic Touch (Skeptoid #203) - Therapeutic touch is a healing method that presumes the existence of a huge magnetic field around the human body. Is there really such a field?
Read | Listen (12:57) | Discuss
4/20/10The Mystery of Pumapunku (Skeptoid #202) - Were the stone structures at Pumapunku truly so advanced that the ancient Tiwanakans could not have made them unassisted?
Read | Listen (12:32) | Discuss
4/13/10The Virgin of Guadalupe (Skeptoid #201) - Is the Virgin of Guadalupe a miraculous apparition, a dismissable religious icon, or does it have more importance?
Read | Listen (14:50) | Discuss
4/6/10Buy It! (Skeptoid #200) - Don't blindly turn to science when you need answers - instead, seek out those who want to sell you something.
Read | Listen (3:13) | Discuss
4/2/10Announcing Skeptoid #200 - Skeptoid hits a milestone: 200 episodes.
Listen (13:05)
3/30/10Cargo Cults (Skeptoid #199) - We point the skeptical eye at native religious groups in the South Pacific hoping to recreate WWII's influx of material goods.
Read | Listen (12:17) | Discuss
3/23/10The Georgia Guidestones (Skeptoid #198) - Dubbed "America's Stonehenge", this granite monument in Georgia appeals to all sorts of conspiracy theorists.
Read | Listen (12:33) | Discuss
3/16/10Listener Feedback Strikes Back (Skeptoid #197) - Another perilous dive into the listener feedback files.
Read | Listen (11:57) | Discuss
3/9/10Zeitgeist: The Movie, Myths, and Motivations (Skeptoid #196) - The Internet movie Zeitgeist uses flagrant dishonesty to make an ideological point that could have easily been made ethically.
Read | Listen (12:08) | Discuss
3/2/10Student Questions: Mosquito Repellent and Einstein's Gestation (Skeptoid #195) - Skeptoid answers more questions sent in by students all around the world.
Read | Listen (11:55) | Discuss
2/23/10The Denver Airport Conspiracy (Skeptoid #194) - Is the Denver International Airport really a headquarters for the New World Order?
Read | Listen (14:25) | Discuss
2/16/10The Faces of Belmez (Skeptoid #193) - Faces appearing on the floor of a house in Spain were easily proven to have been faked - why does their story carry so much ongoing influence?
Read | Listen (11:15) | Discuss
2/9/10Ball Lightning (Skeptoid #192) - We've all heard of it, we all believe it exists - but what does science have to say?
Read | Listen (11:58) | Discuss
2/2/10Did Jewish Slaves Build the Pyramids? (Skeptoid #191) - It's a popular story, but all the documentary and historical evidence tells us that no Jews were in Egypt at the time of the pyramids.
Read | Listen (12:30) | Discuss
1/26/10The Bell Island Boom (Skeptoid #190) - Was the cause of this shattering boom in Newfoundland natural, or a test of a superweapon?
Read | Listen (12:02) | Discuss
1/19/10Bullshido: Martial Arts Magic (Skeptoid #189) - Some call it Bullshido: Martial arts tricks like touchless attacks and the Touch of Death.
Read | Listen (11:57) | Discuss
1/12/10Student Questions: String Theory, the Asian Flush, and the Peltzman Effect (Skeptoid #188) - Skeptoid answers some questions sent in by students around the world.
Read | Listen (12:21) | Discuss
1/5/10Emergency Handbook: What to Do When a Friend Loves Woo (Skeptoid #187) - How you can help a friend or loved one with a potentially harmful pseudoscientific belief
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12/29/09More Things I'm Wrong About (Skeptoid #186) - Going back over a few previous Skeptoid episodes to correct errors (head is hung in shame).
Read | Listen (12:01) | Discuss
12/22/09Is Barefoot Better? (Skeptoid #185) - Some advocate that going barefoot is better for the health and strength of your feet.
Read | Listen (12:27) | Discuss
12/15/09The Antikythera Mechanism (Skeptoid #184) - Does this ancient device, 1000 years ahead of its time, prove we were visited by aliens or time travelers?
Read | Listen (12:06) | Discuss
12/8/09The Naga Fireballs (Skeptoid #183) - What is the source of the glowing balls that rise from the Mekong river each October?
Read | Listen (12:38) | Discuss
12/1/09Listener Feedback X (Skeptoid #182) - Another dip into the listener feedback files for Skeptoid.
Read | Listen (11:22) | Discuss
11/24/09The Baigong Pipes (Skeptoid #181) - Do modern metal pipes buried in ancient Chinese stone prove that aliens must have visited?
Read | Listen (11:16) | Discuss
11/17/09Vaccine Ingredients (Skeptoid #180) - Do vaccines really contain the horrifying poisons claimed by antivaccine activists?
Read | Listen (12:50) | Discuss
11/10/09The Scole Experiment (Skeptoid #179) - Said to be the best evidence yet for the afterlife -- but how good is that evidence?
Read | Listen (12:11) | Discuss
11/3/09Student Questions: The Montauk Monster and Bee Sting Therapy (Skeptoid #178) - Skeptoid answers some more questions sent in by students, on a variety of short topics.
Read | Listen (11:49) | Discuss
10/27/09The Bloop (Skeptoid #177) - A mysterious sound captured by NOAA hydrophones... could it be a sea monster?
Read | Listen (14:48) | Discuss
10/20/09Network Marketing (Skeptoid #176) - Call them Network Marketing, Multilevel Marketing, or MLM, these pyramid plans are proven not to work.
Read | Listen (12:08) | Discuss
10/13/09Shadow People (Skeptoid #175) - What are some likely explanations for these shadowy ghosts?
Read | Listen (12:25) | Discuss
10/6/09More Medical Myths (Skeptoid #174) - More myths about the human body that you've always heard, and probably believe.
Read | Listen (11:31) | Discuss
9/29/09All About Astrology (Skeptoid #173) - Does astrology have any plausible foundations; and does it actually work?
Read | Listen (15:23) | Discuss
9/22/09Daylight Saving Time Myths (Skeptoid #172) - What does daylight saving time really do for us, and what are the real reasons we have it?
Read | Listen (11:10) | Discuss
9/15/09The Battle of Los Angeles (Skeptoid #171) - At the beginning of WWII, the American defense forces in Los Angeles fought a battle against a UFO.
Read | Listen (11:25) | Discuss
9/8/09It's Raining Frogs and Fish (Skeptoid #170) - What's the real explanation of frogs and fish raining from the sky? Hint: It's not waterspouts.
Read | Listen (11:20) | Discuss
9/1/09Bride of Listener Feedback (Skeptoid #169) - More replies to some of Skeptoid's more colorful listener feedback.
Read | Listen (11:35) | Discuss
8/28/09Announcing New Video Series: inFact - inFact is a proposed new web video series from Brian Dunning.
Listen (2:26)
8/25/09Decrypting the Mormon Book of Abraham (Skeptoid #168) - Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith allegedly translated the adventures of Abraham in Egypt.
Read | Listen (12:23) | Discuss
8/18/09Should Science Debate Pseudoscience? (Skeptoid #167) - Do debates against pseudoscience advance the cause of science, or do they do more harm than good?
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8/11/09Organic vs. Conventional Agriculture (Skeptoid #166) - Is organic agriculture truly safer or better for the environment than modern farming?
Read | Listen (15:48) | Discuss
8/4/09Real or Fictional: Food and Fashion (Skeptoid #165) - See if you can tell whether these food and fashion products are named after real people or fictitious people.
Read | Listen (14:45) | Discuss
7/28/09What's Up with the Rosicrucians? (Skeptoid #164) - Are they truly an ancient mystical order, or merely a mail-order New Age literature business?
Read | Listen (12:08) | Discuss
7/21/09How to Make Skepticism Commercial (Skeptoid #163) - Critical thinking offers the opposite of what seems to be popular. How do we get people to want it?
Read | Listen (11:17) | Discuss
7/14/09Locally Grown Produce (Skeptoid #162) - Is locally grown produce as green as its proponents seem to think it is?
Read | Listen (12:41) | Discuss
7/7/09Listener Feedback Episode VIII: No New Hope (Skeptoid #161) - Some more jabs and punches between Skeptoid and its most vocal listeners.
Read | Listen (12:46) | Discuss
6/30/09Sarah Palin Is Not Stupid (Skeptoid #160) - Is an ad hominem attack really the best way to express disagreement?
Read | Listen (10:26) | Discuss
6/23/09The Mothman Cometh (Skeptoid #159) - A skeptical look at the Mothman, an alleged prophet of disaster.
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6/16/09Student Questions: Swine Flu and Depleted Uranium (Skeptoid #158) - Skeptoid answers questions sent in by students all around the world.
Read | Listen (13:07) | Discuss
6/9/09High Fructose Corn Syrup: Toxic or Tame? (Skeptoid #157) - A skeptical look at whether high fructose corn syrup is really any worse for you than sugar.
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6/2/09Falling into Mel's Hole (Skeptoid #156) - Mel's Hole is said to be a mysterious bottomless pit in eastern Washington state.
Read | Listen (11:03) | Discuss
5/26/09NLP: Neuro-linguistic Programming (Skeptoid #155) - Is Neuro-linguistic Programming really a scientific psychotherapy breakthrough, or just a New Age self-help trend?
Read | Listen (12:03) | Discuss
5/19/09Was Chuck Yeager the First to Break the Sound Barrier? (Skeptoid #154) - We all know that Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947, but did others beat him to it?
Read | Listen (17:24) | Discuss
5/12/09Revenge of the Listener Feedback (Skeptoid #153) - Another peek into the mailbag to see who loves us, and who hates us.
Read | Listen (12:01) | Discuss
5/5/09Attack of the Globsters! (Skeptoid #152) - Are mysterious blobs of flesh washed up on the world's beaches really unworthy of skeptical attention?
Read | Listen (12:39) | Discuss
4/28/09The Placebo Effect (Skeptoid #151) - We all know what placebos can't do; how about what they can do?
Read | Listen (13:04) | Discuss
4/21/09Screwed! (Skeptoid #150) - A secret recording of an actual meeting of the Illuminati.
Read | Listen (9:40) | Discuss
4/14/09Coral Castle (Skeptoid #149) - Was one man able to move these huge coral blocks using some unknown technology?
Read | Listen (11:41) | Discuss
4/7/09Student Questions: Zero Point Energy and Missing Time (Skeptoid #148) - Skeptoid answers some interesting questions sent in by students.
Read | Listen (13:02) | Discuss
3/31/09Binaural Beats: Digital Drugs (Skeptoid #147) - The science behind binaural beats: What they are, what they are claimed to do, and what they can actually do.
Read | Listen (12:02) | Discuss
3/24/09How Old Is the Mount St. Helens Lava Dome? (Skeptoid #146) - Young Earthers point to an infamous dating error as evidence that the Earth is only as old as the Bible says.
Read | Listen (13:00) | Discuss
3/17/09FEMA Prison Camps (Skeptoid #145) - A skeptical look at the claim that FEMA maintains a network of prison camps in readiness.
Read | Listen (11:50) | Discuss
3/10/09The Case of the Strange Skulls (Skeptoid #144) - A collection of bizarre human skulls from around the world.
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3/3/09The Lucifer Project (Skeptoid #143) - Some believe that NASA is trying to turn Saturn or Jupiter into a small sun.
Read | Listen (12:33) | Discuss
2/24/09Student Questions: Sugary Behavior, Secondhand Smoke, and Wal-Mart (Skeptoid #142) - Answering more questions sent in by students.
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2/17/09Listener Feedback 6: I Want to Believe (Skeptoid #141) - More fun from the listener feedback files.
Read | Listen (11:40) | Discuss
2/10/09The Bosnian Pyramids (Skeptoid #140) - Does the world's oldest and largest ancient pyramid stand unnoticed in the open in a tiny village in Bosnia?
Read | Listen (13:25) | Discuss
2/3/09Kangen Water: Change Your Water, Change Your Life (Skeptoid #139) - Sellers of new-age water treatment products charge outrageous prices for zero plausibility.
Read | Listen (12:29) | Discuss
1/27/09Is He Real, or Is He Fictional? (Skeptoid #138) - A look at some popular characters from history. Were they real or fictional?
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1/20/09The Angel of Mons (Skeptoid #137) - Did a mysterious heavenly host save a small group of British from a large German force in World War I?
Read | Listen (10:29) | Discuss
1/13/09Student Questions: Light Therapy, the Bermuda Triangle, and Isaac Newton (Skeptoid #136) - Skeptoid answers another round of questions submitted by students.
Read | Listen (11:56) | Discuss
1/6/09The Rendlesham Forest UFO (Skeptoid #135) - Did a UFO with flashing colored lights harass a USAF base in England in 1980?
Read | Listen (16:08) | Discuss
12/30/08Who Is Closed Minded, the Skeptic or the Believer? (Skeptoid #134) - Skeptics and believers both tend to accuse each other of similar faults in their thinking.
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12/23/08Chasing the Min Min Light (Skeptoid #133) - What is the source of the Australian outback's mysterious channel country jack o' lantern?
Read | Listen (10:45) | Discuss
12/16/08The Sargasso Sea and the Pacific Garbage Patch (Skeptoid #132) - We cast our skeptical eye upon two vast hazards to navigation said to lurk in the centers of the two great oceans.
Read | Listen (9:52) | Discuss
12/9/08The Bohemian Club Conspiracy (Skeptoid #131) - Are the wealthy and powerful men at the Bohemian Grove actually there to plot global domination?
Read | Listen (12:56) | Discuss
12/6/08The Most Important Thing about Skeptoid - Think you know what it is?
Listen (2:31)
12/2/08Space Properties for Sale (Skeptoid #130) - Many companies offer extraterrestrial real estate or star-naming rights for sale. Is it legitimate?
Read | Listen (8:59) | Discuss
11/25/08The Oak Island Money Pit (Skeptoid #129) - Is a pirate treasure buried in this mysterious pit in Nova Scotia?
Read | Listen (10:31) | Discuss
11/18/08Student Questions: the Mozart Effect, Quantum Theory, and AIDS (Skeptoid #128) - Skeptoid answers some questions sent in by students.
Read | Listen (11:01) | Discuss
11/11/08The Truth about Aspartame (Skeptoid #127) - The artificial sweetener aspartame is falsely accused of being the cause of nearly every disease.
Read | Listen (12:29) | Discuss
11/4/08The Incorruptibles (Skeptoid #126) - We turn our skeptical eye on claims of incorruptibility - bodies that do not decay after death.
Read | Listen (11:32) | Discuss
10/28/08Ten Most Wanted: Celebrities Who Promote Harmful Pseudoscience (Skeptoid #125) - A critical look at the antics of Oprah Winfrey, Jenny McCarthy, Prince Charles, Bill Maher, Larry King, Pamela Anderson, Ben Stein, Joe Rogan, Chuck Norris, and Montel Williams.
Read | Listen (13:30) | Discuss
10/21/08Betty and Barney Hill: The Original UFO Abduction (Skeptoid #124) - A critical look at the original UFO abduction story, that so many people take for granted.
Read | Listen (13:18) | Discuss
10/14/08Listener Feedback Reloaded (Skeptoid #123) - More fun from the inbox, responding to listener feedback.
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10/7/08HAARP Myths (Skeptoid #122) - A close look at HAARP, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, and the claim that it's a superweapon.
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9/30/08Scalar Weapons: Tesla's Doomsday Machine? (Skeptoid #121) - Did Nikola Tesla really design a superweapon capable of vaporizing whole parts of the earth?
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9/23/08The World According to Conservapedia (Skeptoid #120) - A new Young Earth Fundamentalist online encyclopedia rears its ugly head.
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9/16/08Student Questions: Body Searches and Theta Healing (Skeptoid #119) - Skeptoid answers some more questions from students. Send yours in today!
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9/9/08Demystifying the Bell Witch (Skeptoid #118) - An exploration of the best way to evaluate an old, unsubstantiated folk legend like The Bell Witch.
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9/2/08How Dangerous Is Cell Phone Radiation? (Skeptoid #117) - Popular stories and Internet videos say that cell phone signals are dangerous. Is there any truth to this?
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8/26/08How to Be a Skeptic and Still Have Friends (Skeptoid #116) - Being known as a skeptic is not necessarily good for your social life. Here's how to overcome the difficulties.
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8/19/08Search for the Missing Cosmonauts (Skeptoid #115) - Did a young pair of Italian brothers uncover evidence of Soviet cosmonauts dying in space?
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8/12/08Student Questions: Fish Oil, Charities, and Rumors (Skeptoid #114) - Skeptoid answers some questions sent in by students.
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8/8/08The Most Effective Homeopathy Podcast Ever (Skeptoid #113) - Does homeopathy contain any useful content, or is it just a lot of nothing?
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8/5/08Genetically Modified Organisms: Jeopardy or Jackpot? (Skeptoid #112) - Are GMO crops dangerous, or a boon to mankind?
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7/29/08Should Tibet Be Free? (Skeptoid #111) - Misinformation and fantasy surrounds the popular Tibet notions.
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7/22/08Illuminating the Fatima "Miracle of the Sun" (Skeptoid #110) - Did three children miraculously predict a dancing sun in Portugal in 1917?
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7/15/08Will the Large Hadron Collider Destroy the Earth? (Skeptoid #109) - Some people believe that CERN's new Large Hadron Collider will create black holes that will destroy the Earth.
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7/8/08Mystery at Dyatlov Pass (Skeptoid #108) - A look at one of the most bizarre cases in Russian cross country skiing history.
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7/1/08Spy Radio: Numbers Stations (Skeptoid #107) - A look at mysterious shortwave "numbers stations" around the world.
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6/24/08King Tut's Curse! (Skeptoid #106) - A look at the tale, the popular explanation, and the real science behind it.
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6/17/08When People Talk Backwards (Skeptoid #105) - Some people believe that your brain encodes its actual meaning in reverse within everything you say.
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6/10/08Yet More Winning Listener Feedback (Skeptoid #104) - Another visit to the endless well of listeners comments and criticisms.
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6/3/08Should You Take Your Vitamins? (Skeptoid #103) - Will daily doses of vitamin C really help prevent a cold?
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5/27/08What You Didn't Know about the Stanford Prison Experiment (Skeptoid #102) - Did the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment prove that evil environments produce evil behavior, or were there serious flaws in the experiment?
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5/20/08Things I'm Wrong About (Skeptoid #101) - A look back correcting some of the facts and figures that Skeptoid has gotten wrong.
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5/13/08Is Peak Oil the End of Civilization? (Skeptoid #100) - Doomsayers claim that peak oil will produce worldwide panic and disaster, but the lessons of history make a very different prediction.
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5/6/08Reassembling TWA Flight 800 (Skeptoid #99) - Was TWA Flight 800 brought down by US friendly fire?
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4/29/08The Crystal Skull: Mystical, or Modern? (Skeptoid #98) - Is the crystal skull truly an ancient Mayan artifact with mysterious powers?
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4/22/08The Face on Mars Revealed (Skeptoid #97) - Is the face on Mars an artificial sculpture made by alien hands, or merely a natural hill?
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4/15/08What's Wrong with The Secret (Skeptoid #96) - The Secret teaches that victims are always to blame, and that anyone can have anything simply by wishing.
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4/8/08Bend Over and Own Your Own Business (Skeptoid #95) - Are business opportunities offered for sale truly worth it?
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4/1/08Fire in the Sky: A Real UFO Abduction? (Skeptoid #94) - What evidence is there that Travis Walton was abducted for 5 days from an Arizona forest in 1975?
Read | Listen (11:00) | Discuss
3/25/08Apocalypse 2012 (Skeptoid #93) - The real science behind the events predicted in 2012.
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3/18/08Rethinking Nuclear Power (Skeptoid #92) - Are modern nuclear reactors as bad for us as the environmentalists have painted them?
Read | Listen (12:03) | Discuss
3/11/08More Outrageous Listener Feedback (Skeptoid #91) - My responses to some of the more "out there" feedback I've received.
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3/4/08Can You Hear the Hum? (Skeptoid #90) - An exploration of the mysterious rumble that some people hear all over the world.
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2/26/08Despicable Vulture Scumbags (Skeptoid #89) - My thoughts on a company that sells useless pseudoscientific hardware to an ALS victim.
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2/19/08Super Sized Fast Food Phobia (Skeptoid #88) - Unlike what's said in highly dramatized Hollywood documentaries, fast food is not especially unhealthy.
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2/12/08Water: Alternative Fuel of the Future? (Skeptoid #87) - Can simple water really be burned to solve our energy problems?
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2/5/08MonaVie and Other "Superfruit" Juices (Skeptoid #86) - Are superfruit juices anything more than super ripoffs?
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1/29/08World Trade Center 7: The Lies Come Crashing Down (Skeptoid #85) - Was the collapse of 7 World Trade Center actually a controlled demolition?
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1/22/08Magic Jewelry (Skeptoid #84) - All sorts of marvelous health claims are made for jewelry such as the Q-Ray bracelet.
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1/15/08The Detoxification Myth (Skeptoid #83) - Everyone wants to "detoxify" their bodies. Is this for real?
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1/12/08Skeptoid Book Is Now Available! - Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena is now available in book form from Amazon.com
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1/8/08What Do Creationists Really Believe? (Skeptoid #82) - Creationism is not one set of beliefs - it is a battleground of dramatically conflicting world views.
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1/1/08Ghost Hunting Tools of the Trade (Skeptoid #81) - Why the use of electronic equipment by TV ghost hunters is so stupid.
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12/25/07Are Microwave Ovens Safe? (Skeptoid #80) - An examination of the various claims that microwaved food and water are poisonous.
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12/18/07Aliens in Roswell (Skeptoid #79) - What was actually recovered from the Roswell desert in New Mexico in 1947?
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12/11/07Medical Myths in Movies and Culture (Skeptoid #78) - Do doctors ever really stab people in the heart with a syringe? Does chocolate really cause acne?
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12/4/07Orang Pendek: Forest Hobbit of Sumatra (Skeptoid #77) - A description of Sumatra's own little miniature Bigfoot legend.
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11/27/07Who Kills More, Religion or Atheism? (Skeptoid #76) - Has religion or atheism been responsible for the greater death toll throughout human history?
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11/20/07How to See Your Aura (Skeptoid #75) - Is aura photography actually possible, and does it tell us anything useful about the person?
Read | Listen (10:33) | Discuss
11/13/07A Magical Journey through the Land of Logical Fallacies - Part 2 (Skeptoid #74) - The second part of our exploration of logical fallacies.
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11/6/07A Magical Journey through the Land of Logical Fallacies - Part 1 (Skeptoid #73) - An examination of many of the most common logical fallacies.
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10/30/07Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: Real or Imagined? (Skeptoid #72) - Are sufferers of electrosensitivity reacting to electromagnetism, or just to simple stress?
Read | Listen (16:19) | Discuss
10/23/07How to Drink Gnarly Breast Milk (Skeptoid #71) - Proponents of colostrum supplements believe that it has a whole range of benefits.
Read | Listen (9:08) | Discuss
10/16/07Raging (Bioidentical) Hormones (Skeptoid #70) - An examination of the popular trend in women's health, bioidentical hormone therapy.
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10/9/07Ann Coulter, Scientist (Skeptoid #69) - Conservative pundit Ann Coulter should stick to politics; her science is too screwed up for words.
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10/2/07More Wet and Wild Listener Feedback (Skeptoid #68) - Another round of listener feedback from the past several months.
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9/25/07Do Your Body Features Measure Up? (Skeptoid #67) - An examination of phrenology, physiognomy, palmistry, and iridology.
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9/18/07The Greatest Secret of Nostradamus (Skeptoid #66) - How much of the pop-culture information about Nostradamus is true?
Read | Listen (14:38) | Discuss
9/11/07How to Debate a Young Earth Creationist (Skeptoid #65) - Learn the basic arguments against science made by Young Earthers, and how to rebut them.
Read | Listen (15:35) | Discuss
9/4/07The Attack of Spring Heeled Jack (Skeptoid #64) - Spring Heeled Jack terrorized England in the early 1800's ... or did he?
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8/28/07Subliminal Seduction (Skeptoid #63) - How true is Wilson Key's magnum opus work about subliminal advertising?
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8/21/07Crop Circle Jerks (Skeptoid #62) - Crop circles are finally commonly known to be man made. Why do some people maintain that they're not?
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8/14/07Irradiation: Is Your Food Toxic? (Skeptoid #61) - How concerned should we be about the popular arguments against irradiated food?
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8/9/07Will Drinking from Plastic Bottles Kill You? (Skeptoid #60) - A recent fad states that plastic water bottles leech toxic chemicals. Is it true?
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8/4/07Who Are the Raelians, and Why Are They Naked? (Skeptoid #59) - The Raelians are naked and they worship space aliens.
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7/30/07All About Fluoridation (Skeptoid #58) - A few fringe activists claim that fluoridation of water carries more danger than benefit.
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7/25/07Email Myths (Skeptoid #57) - A look at some of those persistent hoax emails that you receive almost every day.
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7/20/07Bizarre Places I'd Like to Go (Skeptoid #56) - California is home to a wealth of places rich with mystery and intrigue.
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7/15/07Mercury, Autism, and Chelation: A Recipe for Risk (Skeptoid #55) - An examination of the lethal pop-culture fad of chelating autistic children.
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7/10/07The Twin Towers: Fire Melting Steel (Skeptoid #54) - Was the Oakland freeway collapse corroborating evidence for the official version of the World Trade Center failure, or was it another government lie?
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7/5/07Borley Rectory: the World's Most Haunted House? (Skeptoid #53) - Were the events at Borley Rectory a real haunting, or the product of a hoaxster?
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6/30/07Science Magazines Violating Their Own Missions (Skeptoid #52) - Do science magazines undermine themselves by publishing ads for pseudoscientific products?
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6/25/07Ethanol: Miracle Fuel, or Not? (Skeptoid #51) - Is ethanol really nature's wonder fuel? Is corn really going to save us?
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6/15/07How to Identify a "Good" Scientific Journal (Skeptoid #50) - Everyone says their scientific journal is more reputable than your scientific journal. Who's right?
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6/10/07Unconscious Research of Global Consciousness (Skeptoid #49) - Some say that the collective emotions of humans can influence electronic hardware.
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6/5/07The Bible Code: Enigmas for Dummies (Skeptoid #48) - Do messages hidden within the Bible really predict the future?
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5/31/07How Skeptoid Can Help You Win $1 Million - Skeptoid is now a qualifying media outlet for the One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge.
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5/26/07Free Range Chicken and Farm Raised Fish (Skeptoid #47) - Do free range chickens and farm raised fish truly have the pros and cons that popular culture believes?
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5/21/07Support Your Local Reptoid (Skeptoid #46) - What started the conspiracy theory that reptilian beings control our governments?
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5/16/07The Importance of Teaching Critical Thinking (Skeptoid #45) - There is perhaps no more importance task before us than teaching critical thinking to young people.
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5/11/07The Truth About Remote Viewing (Skeptoid #44) - The psychic technique of remote viewing is consistent with simple, well known magic tricks.
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5/6/07A Mormon History of the Americas (Skeptoid #43) - Can the history of the American continent as presented in the Book of Mormon be true?
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5/1/07Whacking, Cracking, and Chiropracting (Skeptoid #42) - Defined in 1895, chiropractic treats imaginary conditions with dangerous manipulations.
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4/26/07The Alien Invasion of Phoenix, Arizona (Skeptoid #41) - Yet another rehash of the infamous Phoenix Lights episode.
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4/21/07Neanderthals in Present Day Asia (Skeptoid #40) - Does the legendary Almas represent a population of relic Neanderthals?
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4/16/07Heating Up to Global Warming (Skeptoid #39) - Do we really understand how much power we have to address global warming?
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4/11/07The Marfa Lights: A Real American Mystery (Skeptoid #38) - What is the cause of the mysterious ghost lights outside Marfa, Texas?
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4/6/07How to Spot Pseudoscience (Skeptoid #37) - This 15-point checklist will help you tell science from pseudoscience.
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4/1/07Mercury Fillings (Skeptoid #36) - Do mercury amalgam fillings release toxic levels of mercury into the body?
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3/27/07Revisionist Darwinism: The Theory That Couldn't Sit Still (Skeptoid #35) - Some creationists claim that evolution is invalid because it is frequently improved and enlarged as research and knowledge are improved.
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3/22/07Homeopathy: Pure Water or Pure Nonsense? (Skeptoid #34) - Most homeopathy users believe that it's some kind of herbal remedy. Is it?
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3/17/07Best of Listener Feedback (Skeptoid #33) - The best of listener feedback from the first 32 Skeptoid episodes.
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3/12/07Blood for Oil (Skeptoid #32) - Is the war in the Middle East really being waged for oil?
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3/7/07The Devil Walked in Devon (Skeptoid #31) - Was the devil responsible for a set of 100-mile footprints in 1855?
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3/1/07Raw Food - Raw Deal? (Skeptoid #30) - Raw food is well and good, but is cooked food as terrible as raw foodists make it out to be?
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2/24/07Orbs: The Ghost in the Camera (Skeptoid #29) - Are orbs really ghosts, or a common artifact of photography?
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2/20/07Special Announcement from Skeptoid - The Skeptalk Email Discussion List is now active at Skeptoid.com.
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2/19/07Natural Hygiene: Health Without Medicine (or Wisdom) (Skeptoid #28) - Can Natural Hygiene really lead to a longer life?
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2/15/07Chemtrails: Real or Not? (Skeptoid #27) - What you always thought were simply contrails are really dangerous chemicals being sprayed.
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2/10/07Biodynamic Agriculture (Skeptoid #26) - Is biodynamic agriculture a modern innovation, or a throwback to the Dark Ages?
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2/5/07Scientists Are Not Created Equal (Skeptoid #25) - Does calling someone a "scientist" mean that he knows anything at all?
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1/28/07Reflexology: Only Dangerous If You Use It (Skeptoid #24) - Reflexology is really no more than a foot massage - so why might it be dangerous? Here's why.
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1/23/07Paganism: A Naked Rebellion (Skeptoid #23) - What is paganism, and how is different from regular religions?
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1/19/07Skepticism and Flight 93 (Skeptoid #22) - What thought process led you to your conclusion about the cause of Flight 93's crash?
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1/15/07Living Stones of Death Valley (Skeptoid #21) - An examination of the mysterious stones that move by themselves across the desert floor.
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1/11/07The Real Amityville Horror (Skeptoid #20) - America's most popular true ghost story was a hoax.
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1/5/07Organic Food Myths (Skeptoid #19) - Is it a revolution in health and the environment, or a counterproductive fad?
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1/1/07The "New" Bill of Rights (Skeptoid #18) - An amended Bill of Rights to better reflect modern American values.
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12/28/06Internet Paranoia (Skeptoid #17) - Are Internet viruses and trojan horses really as dangerous as we've been led to believe?
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12/24/06The Real Philadelphia Experiment (Skeptoid #16) - Did a US Navy warship completely disappear in 1943?
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12/20/06SUV Phobia (Skeptoid #15) - Are SUVs truly as evil as we're supposed to think?
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12/15/06Cell Phones on Airplanes (Skeptoid #14) - Cell phones are perfectly safe on airplanes. So why can't we use them?
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12/11/06A Primer on Scientific Testing (Skeptoid #13) - Understand the basics of scientific testing.
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12/7/06Killing Faith: Deconstructionist Christians (Skeptoid #12) - Is proving the Bible really doing the work of God?
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12/3/06Killing Bigfoot with Bad Science (Skeptoid #11) - Is anyone doing any justice to the Bigfoot claim?
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11/30/06An Evolution Primer for Young Earth Creationists (Skeptoid #10) - Evolution 101 for Young Earth Creationists who want to know better.
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11/26/06Sin: What's It Good For? (Skeptoid #09) - What's the point?
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11/21/06Nocturnal Assaults: Aliens in the Dark (Skeptoid #08) - Alien abductions and Old Hags - things that go bump in the night.
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11/14/06Pond Magnet Foolishness (Skeptoid #07) - Do magnets really have a mystical positive effect on pond water chemistry?
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11/9/06Wheatgrass Juice (Skeptoid #06) - Is the magical mystery juice all it's blended up to be?
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11/1/06Sustainable Sustainability (Skeptoid #05) - Focus on the year's undisputed overused buzzword: "Sustainable"
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10/24/06Ethics of Peddling the Paranormal (Skeptoid #04) - Is it OK for non-believers to sell the paranormal?
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10/19/06Rods: Flying Absurdities (Skeptoid #03) - Do these invisible flying creatures really exist?
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10/11/06Religion as a Moral Center (Skeptoid #02) - Is religion necessary to a good moral center?
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10/3/06New Age Energy (Skeptoid #01) - An examination of energy, as new agers use the term.
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