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Don't Try It Before You Knock It
Episode 533, August 23, 2016
Shouldn't you try something before you knock it? Not if you want to know if it really works.

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Who Killed the Red Baron?
Episode 532, August 16, 2016
Six competing claims for who killed the Red Baron. Does any one of them ring true?

The Banjawarn Bang
Episode 531, August 9, 2016
Evidence suggests a doomsday cult may have successfully tested a nuclear bomb in Australia in 1993.

No, You Shouldn't Question Everything
Episode 530, August 2, 2016
Pop wisdom continually reminds us to Question Everything. But is that really practical or useful?

Wrongy McWrongface
Episode 529, July 26, 2016
Skeptoid corrects another batch of errors from previous episodes.

The Secret History of Majestic 12
Episode 528, July 19, 2016
These purported UFO documents changed the course of the culture of UFO belief.

Conjuring Up the Warrens
Episode 527, July 12, 2016
The Conjuring 2 tells a story that is fictional in a way you might not have guessed.

Sky Trumpets
Episode 526, July 5, 2016
From all over the world come reports of strange trumpet-like blasts from the sky.

Autopsy: The Clinton Body Count
Episode 525, June 28, 2016
The surprising origins of the claim that the Clintons kill any who get in their way.

Colony Collapse Disorder: Science and Pseudoscience
Episode 524, June 21, 2016
So you think you know what's making honey bees die off?

How Do Homing Pigeons Navigate?
Episode 523, June 14, 2016
The latest and greatest research reveals that we still have no clue how birds accomplish this amazing feat.

Dark Watchers
Episode 522, June 7, 2016
The true origins of the Dark Watchers, said to go all the way back to Chumash Indian stories.

The New Flat Earthers
Episode 521, May 31, 2016
The reinvented Flat Earth fad is less about geology and more about conspiracy mongering.

Solving the Haunted Hoia-Baciu Forest
Episode 520, May 24, 2016
It is said to be the world's most haunted forest. Can we solve the mystery of what lies within?

Alien Implants
Episode 519, May 17, 2016
Some of those who believe they've been abducted by aliens also think they were left with a souvenir.

Listener Feedback: Denial and Aliens
Episode 518, May 10, 2016
Skeptoid answers some feedback sent in by listeners.

Antibiotics and Hormones in Beef
Episode 517, May 3, 2016
One of pop food woo's favorite claims is that drugs given to beef cattle pose a danger to humans.

Demythologizing the Shaolin Monks
Episode 516, April 26, 2016
Myth and pseudohistory plague this ancient Chinese school. Is there any truth left?

All About Absinthe
Episode 515, April 19, 2016
This mysterious alcoholic drink is the subject of more urban legends than any other liquor.

Your Thoughts on Making Skepticism Commercial
Episode 514, April 12, 2016
What can be done to make skeptical programming more attractive to a larger audience?

Why Musical Aliens Probably Use the Same Scale We Do
Episode 513, April 5, 2016
Reliance on universal mathematical principles may mean alien music is similar to our own.

Decrypting Mother Teresa
Episode 512, March 29, 2016
Is popular criticism of Mother Teresa directed at the right person?

Firestorm in Waco
Episode 511, March 22, 2016
How much truth is there to the conspiracy theories that the FBI deliberately killed the Branch Davidians?

Student Questions: Multiple Intelligences and the Gender Pay Gap
Episode 510, March 15, 2016
Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by students all around the world.

Ninjas Unmasked
Episode 509, March 8, 2016
These superheroes of martial arts lore may not be exactly what you thought they were.


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