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The Death Ship SS Ourang Medan

Episode 756, December 1, 2020

This ship was said to be discovered with all its crew dead under unexplainable circumstances.

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Examining Gulf War Illness
Episode 755, November 24, 2020
Some researchers believe there is no such thing as Gulf War Illness, and the rest have more questions than answers.

About That Life on Mars...
Episode 754, November 17, 2020
Good scientists can get the wrong idea, but they don't need to make it worse by announcing bad science.

The Japan Air Lines Alaska UFO
Episode 753, November 10, 2020
This famous UFO case is said to be proven by military radar data.

Listener Feedback Live: Outpost 2020
Episode 752, November 3, 2020
Skeptoid answers some... interesting feedback LIVE at the Outpost 2020 con.

Pop Quiz: Myths of the Middle Ages
Episode 751, October 27, 2020
How well do you know the Middle Ages? Can you tell what's fact and what's fiction?

How to Extract Adrenochrome from Children
Episode 750, October 20, 2020
Conspiracy theorists believe that Hollywood elitists torture children and extract drugs from their bodies.

Observing the Bystander Effect
Episode 749, October 13, 2020
Some research has found that crowds are apathetic and don't render assistance; some has found the opposite.

Who Sank the Maine?
Episode 748, October 6, 2020
Many theories surround the mysterious sinking of the USS Maine that triggered the Spanish-American War.

Hitler's Operation Long Jump
Episode 747, September 29, 2020
Popular stories claim that the Nazis tried to assassinate Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin in Tehran in 1943.

Error Correction: Tokyo Drift
Episode 746, September 22, 2020
Skeptoid corrects another round of errors sent in by listeners just like you.

Australia Doesn't Exist, and Other Geographic Conspiracy Theories
Episode 745, September 15, 2020
The belief that Australia doesn't exist may not be as unique as you think.

Phineas Gage, on Second Thought
Episode 744, September 8, 2020
A reexamination of the famous case of the man whose personality changed from a grievous brain injury.

Hinkley: The Erin Brockovich Case
Episode 743, September 1, 2020
The facts differ widely from what's generally believed to have been a mass poisoning.

The Phantom Fortress
Episode 742, August 25, 2020
This B-17 supposedly completed a mission and returned to base, all without an aircrew.

The Wisdom and Stupidity of Crowds
Episode 741, August 18, 2020
How the wisdom of crowds can sometimes allow groups of non-experts to reach an expert conclusion.

Student Questions: Yellow Glasses and Nuclear Waste for Tomorrow
Episode 740, August 11, 2020
Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by students all around the world.

More on 5G and COVID Masks
Episode 739, August 4, 2020
Some supplemental information on recent episodes, plus some listener feedback.

The QAnon Conspiracy
Episode 738, July 28, 2020
This growing conspiracy theory posits that a global cabal of pedophiles secretly controls the US government.

The Berkshire County UFO
Episode 737, July 21, 2020
Why a UFO case you've probably never heard of got attention from a major TV network.

New World Tobacco in Old World Mummies
Episode 736, July 14, 2020
Some believe that traces of tobacco in Egyptian mummies prove the Egyptians were first to the New World.

Bill Gates Conspiracy Theories
Episode 735, July 7, 2020
Why is the world's greatest public health philanthropist charged with crimes against humanity?

The Stoned Ape Theory
Episode 734, June 30, 2020
Some believe that psychedelic drugs played an irreplaceable role in the evolution of Homo sapiens.

Listener Feedback: Endgame
Episode 733, June 23, 2020
Updates to the episode on MSG sensitivity and the Miracle of Calanda.

Hunting the Beast of Gevaudan
Episode 732, June 16, 2020
This mysterious creature actually killed over 100 people in France in the 1760s.

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