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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 124,000 weekly listeners, plus many more on syndicated radio. Skeptoid is a listener supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Learn more

 

Huna: New Age on an Island

Episode 807, November 23, 2021

Huna blends generic New Age spiritualism with a concocted version of Hawaiian tradition.

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Environmental Microplastics
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This manmade debris permeates our bodies and our planet, but what's the harm?

The Cottingley Fairies: Analysis of a Famous Hoax
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The true and weird history of the two girls who fooled the world with their fairy photographs in 1917.

Unmasking the Old Stinker: The Hull Werewolf
Episode 804, November 2, 2021
This modern sighting of a strange beast is claimed to have been a resurgence of a legendary medieval monster.

What Really Happened at Tunguska
Episode 803, October 26, 2021
The true cause of one of history's most violent cataclysms remains a mystery... to a degree.

Pop Quiz: 15 for 15
Episode 802, October 19, 2021
It's 15 trivia questions from 15 Skeptoid episodes, to celebrate our 15th anniversary!

Probiotics Fact and Fiction
Episode 801, October 12, 2021
Some people promote probiotics as a miracle cure for just about anything. What can they really do?

To the Stars
Episode 800, October 5, 2021
A strange radio broadcast from a very unique group of VIPs being whisked away on a UFO.

On the Authorship of the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Episode 799, September 28, 2021
The most famous organ work in history has a surprising mystery -- we're not really sure who composed it!

Tracking the Wild Big Cats of Britain
Episode 798, September 21, 2021
A close look at the tales of large black predatory cats stalking Britain for centuries.

Why You Need to Care About Methane
Episode 797, September 14, 2021
We focus a lot on carbon dioxide when talking about climate change. Should we be talking more about methane?

9/11 Truthers, 20 Years Later
Episode 796, September 7, 2021
20 years after the worst terrorist attack on American soil, the conspiracy theories are still thriving -- just as we should expect.

What Made the Shroud of Turin Immortal
Episode 795, August 31, 2021
A close look at what true science and true history can tell us about this most sacred Catholic relic.

Why You Needn't Worry About the Missing 411
Episode 794, August 24, 2021
A popular conspiracy theory claims that lots of people disappear under unexplainable circumstances in America's national parks.

Your Turn Yet Again
Episode 793, August 17, 2021
Skeptoid gives our take on some spooky experiences sent in by listeners.

Your Turn Again
Episode 792, August 10, 2021
In which I take a shot at trying to explain some of the weirdest stories sent in by listeners.

Dowsing: Water Witchcraft
Episode 791, August 3, 2021
If you need to find ground water, ask a hydrologist, not an occult magician.

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
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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.

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