Episode Guide - Natural History

10/6/15About That 1970s Global Cooling... (Skeptoid #487) - Is it true that climatologists in the 1970s said we're headed into an ice age?
Read | Listen (12:13) | Discuss
6/30/15The Loveland Frog (Skeptoid #473) - A series of sightings of a frog-like humanoid in the suburb of Loveland, Ohio prompts an enduring folkloric legend.
Read | Listen (13:51) | Discuss
5/12/155 Answers for Creationists (Skeptoid #466) - Creationists have presented 5 questions they don't think 'evolutionists' can answer. Here are some answers.
Read | Listen (13:48) | Discuss
2/3/15The Stone Spheres of Costa Rica (Skeptoid #452) - Southwestern Costa Rica is home to over 300 carved stone spheres left behind by the country's previous inhabitants. There are some fantastical claims surrounding their origin and purpose, but what can science tell us about their true nature?
Read | Listen (08:56) | Discuss
1/20/15Robert Ripley: Believe Him... or Not? (Skeptoid #450) - We examine Believe it or Not! and determine if we can believe this stuff.
Read | Listen (11:42) | Discuss
12/16/14Megalodon (Skeptoid #445) - The Discovery Channel put out a 'docufiction' suggesting that the gigantic shark C. megalodon might still be alive in our oceans, but what does science have to say on the matter?
Read | Listen (14:34) | Discuss
11/25/14Griffins (Skeptoid #442) - Griffins, considered an absurd mythological beast by us today, were actually humanity's first known attempt to describe an animal based solely on fossils.
Read | Listen (10:34) | Discuss
1/7/14The Biggest, the Oldest, and the Baddest (Skeptoid #396) - A tour of the Earth's biggest, oldest, and most lethal living creatures.
Read | Listen (13:42) | 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
10/1/13Into 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
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
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?
Read | Listen (12:41) | Discuss
7/10/12The Loch Ness Monster (Skeptoid #318) - The world's most famous cryptid is said to swim in Scotland's most famous loch.
Read | Listen (12:22) | Discuss
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.
Read | Listen (12:02) | Discuss
8/2/11The Abominable Snowman (Skeptoid #269) - How likely is it that the Yeti of the Himalayas is a real creature?
Read | Listen (12:11) | 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
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
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
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
9/14/10The 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
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
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.
Read | Listen (11:09) | 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
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
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
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
9/23/08The World According to Conservapedia (Skeptoid #120) - A new Young Earth Fundamentalist online encyclopedia rears its ugly head.
Read | Listen (11:44) | Discuss
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.
Read | Listen (11:19) | Discuss
10/9/07Ann Coulter, Scientist (Skeptoid #69) - Conservative pundit Ann Coulter should stick to politics; her science is too screwed up for words.
Read | Listen (7:36) | 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
7/20/07Bizarre Places I'd Like to Go (Skeptoid #56) - California is home to a wealth of places rich with mystery and intrigue.
Read | Listen (11:56) | Discuss
4/21/07Neanderthals in Present Day Asia (Skeptoid #40) - Does the legendary Almas represent a population of relic Neanderthals?
Read | Listen (8:30) | Discuss
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.
Read | Listen (8:27) | Discuss
12/7/06Killing Faith: Deconstructionist Christians (Skeptoid #12) - Is proving the Bible really doing the work of God?
Read | Listen (5:31) | Discuss
11/30/06An Evolution Primer for Young Earth Creationists (Skeptoid #10) - Evolution 101 for Young Earth Creationists who want to know better.
Read | Listen (8:11) | Discuss


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