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Since 2006, the weekly Skeptoid podcast has been taking on all the most popular urban legends and revealing the true science, true history, and true lessons we can learn from each. The Internet stream has 83,000 weekly listeners, plus many more on syndicated radio. Skeptoid is a listener supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Learn more

 

Dowsing: Water Witchcraft

Episode 791, August 3, 2021

If you need to find ground water, ask a hydrologist, not an occult magician.

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Is the Existence of Billionaires Inherently Harmful?
Episode 790, July 27, 2021
Pop culture tells us that the existence of billionaires is harmful to the economy. Is that so?

All About Clearcutting
Episode 789, July 20, 2021
Is clearcutting of forests for logging a public nuisance or a public benefit?

The UFO Rogues Gallery Takes Over America - Part 2
Episode 788, July 13, 2021
An unlikely group of paranormalists has persuaded the American public that the government takes UFOs seriously.

The UFO Rogues Gallery Takes Over America - Part 1
Episode 787, July 6, 2021
An unlikely group of paranormalists has persuaded the American public that the government takes UFOs seriously.

Horses in Pre-Columbian America
Episode 786, June 29, 2021
Horses went extinct in North America at the end of the last ice age, but oddly some are now saying they didn't.

Desalination vs. A National Water Grid
Episode 785, June 22, 2021
A comparison of two popular ways to help cope with the new water reality of global warming.

Head Transplants
Episode 784, June 15, 2021
The facts and fiction of what's possible and what's already been tried in switching human heads.

The Legend of Barsa-Kelmes
Episode 783, June 8, 2021
The story behind the story of the many paranormal events associated with this former island in the Aral Sea

A Collection of Corrections
Episode 782, June 1, 2021
In which another round of corrections is made to previous episodes. Keeping it real!

Space Junk: The Real Risk and What to Do About It
Episode 781, May 25, 2021
The problem of a runaway catastrophe in Low Earth Orbit looms ever larger and closer.

CBD for Everything
Episode 780, May 18, 2021
Cannabidiol is sold as an additive to just about every kind of product you can imagine. Why?

How the Pyramids Were (and Were Not) Built - Part 2
Episode 779, May 11, 2021
Some of what we know about the Great Pyramid that exclude it having been built by aliens or Atlanteans.

How the Pyramids Were (and Were Not) Built - Part 1
Episode 778, May 4, 2021
Some of what we know about the Great Pyramid that exclude it having been built by aliens or Atlanteans.

The 2019 USS Kidd Incident
Episode 777, April 27, 2021
Popular reports claim that a group of US Navy destroyers were buzzed by advanced drones in 2019.

The Engineered Moon Conspiracy
Episode 776, April 20, 2021
Science refutes the claim made by some that the Moon is a hollow spaceship engineered by aliens.

Listener Feedback: Monstrous Reversals
Episode 775, April 13, 2021
Some updates and additional information to a few past episodes... better all the time.

Bitcoin Fact and Fiction
Episode 774, April 6, 2021
What's true and what's not about the world's most popular cryptocurrency.

Top 10 Pro-Science Fictional Characters
Episode 773, March 30, 2021
A roundup of all the best pro-science characters from your favorite books, movies, and TV shows.

The Monster of Port Chatham
Episode 772, March 23, 2021
This remote town in Alaska was said to have been abandoned because of violent Bigfoot attacks.

Denizens of Lake Baikal
Episode 771, March 16, 2021
A host of strange monsters are said to lurk beneath the surface of the world's deepest lake.

The Human Design System
Episode 770, March 9, 2021
A mishmash of eastern mysticism masquerades as psychometry.

The Vampire of Croglin Grange
Episode 769, March 2, 2021
Which came first: the publication of this famous vampire story, or its associated family tradition?

Inside the Mountain Meadows Massacre
Episode 768, February 23, 2021
Myths, conspiracies, and coverups cloak this 1857 massacre of American emigrants.

The Year's Best of Skeptoid
Episode 767, February 16, 2021
My personal favorite Skeptoid episodes from each and every year of its production.

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