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Since 2006, the weekly Skeptoid podcast has been taking on all the most popular myths and revealing the true science, true history, and true lessons we can learn from each. The Internet stream has 113,000 weekly listeners, plus many more on syndicated radio. The web site and podcast are nonprofit and listener supported. Learn more


The Great Kentucky Meat Shower

Episode 653, December 11, 2018

A rain of meat is said to have fallen in rural Kentucky one day in 1876.

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The Cash-Landrum UFO Incident
Episode 652, December 4, 2018
The UFO story seems to defy debunking because of the physical injuries suffered by witnesses.

The Electric Universe Theory
Episode 651, November 27, 2018
Some believe that everything we know about the universe is wrong — and it's all electric.

I Believe
Episode 650, November 20, 2018
Your beliefs are fallible and can fool you. Be willing to change your mind based on new information.

George Soros Conspiracy Theories
Episode 649, November 13, 2018
George Soros remains the focus of many anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

Pop Quiz: Aliens and UFOs
Episode 648, November 6, 2018
How well do you know your Skeptoid? Today's pop quiz focuses on aliens and UFOs.

All About Mindfulness
Episode 647, October 30, 2018
An examination of this super-trendy meditation technique to see whether it lives up to the hype.

Animal Earthquake Prediction
Episode 646, October 23, 2018
Many people believe animals have the ability to predict earthquakes. The facts tell a different story.

Pop Quiz: Ancient Mysteries
Episode 645, October 16, 2018
How well do you know your Skeptoid? Today's pop quiz focuses on ancient mysteries.

Parts Unknown: Foreign Conspiracy Theories
Episode 644, October 9, 2018
A roundup of conspiracy theories from various countries all around the world.

The Mysterious Stone Chambers of New England
Episode 643, October 2, 2018
Some believe these stone structures in New England to be evidence of ancient cultures.

Pop Quiz: Cryptozoology!
Episode 642, September 25, 2018
How well do you know your Skeptoid? Today's pop quiz focuses on cryptozoology.

Alternative Veterinary Medicine
Episode 641, September 18, 2018
Even in the 21st century, vets and pet owners are turning to prescientific, magic-based medical care.

Draining the Baghdad Battery
Episode 640, September 11, 2018
Many people believe this ancient scroll container was actually an early type of battery.

An Exorbitance of Emendations
Episode 639, September 4, 2018
Once again, Skeptoid corrects another round of errors found in previous episodes.

Cueva de los Tayos and the Lost Metal Library: Part 2
Episode 638, August 28, 2018
A closer look at how bad the evidence is that a cave exists filled with golden alien wonders.

Cueva de los Tayos and the Lost Metal Library: Part 1
Episode 637, August 21, 2018
Some people believe that this cave in Ecuador harbors an alien library etched on metallic plates.

Epigenetics Woo
Episode 636, August 14, 2018
This exciting new(ish) field in genetics has brought with it a slew of snake oil claims.

The Effects of Mandated GMO Labeling
Episode 635, August 7, 2018
We have good evidence for what to expect from mandated labeling of GMO foods, and it's not good.

More Alcohol Myths
Episode 634, July 31, 2018
The last show on alcohol myths wasn't good enough for many of you, so here are some more.

The Horsey History of Clever Hans
Episode 633, July 24, 2018
This early-1900s horse appeared to be able to do math and other feats, and we learned a lot from him.

Lucid Dreaming
Episode 632, July 17, 2018
Some people can control their dreams and do anything they want in them -- or can they?

Listener Feedback: Death of the Lefties
Episode 631, July 10, 2018
Skeptoid gets some interesting letters from listeners pertaining to radioactive skeletons and lefties.

The Apes Who Learned Sign Language
Episode 630, July 3, 2018
Although many regard Koko as an ape who used sign language, science tells us that ability probably doesn't exist.

Three Big Macs a Day
Episode 629, June 26, 2018
When we set aside pop food woo, we find that even multiple Big Macs can be part of a healthy daily diet.

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