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Radon in Your Basement

Episode 698, October 22, 2019

Is this gas a risk you should worry about, or is it just another homeowner scam?

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Reactionless Space Drives
Episode 697, October 15, 2019
Conspiracy theorists and alternate science believers continue to claim triumph over the laws of nature.

History's Smallest Underground War
Episode 696, October 8, 2019
The public's zeal for sensationalism over facts can sometimes have deadly consequences.

Fighting Global Warming with Economics
Episode 695, October 1, 2019
There's always been an easy solution to global warming on the table, and it won't hurt the economy.

Playing Error Guitar
Episode 694, September 24, 2019
Skeptoid corrects another round of errors in previous episodes caught by you amazing listeners.

The Age of the Sphinx
Episode 693, September 17, 2019
Popular TV shows try to persuade us that Egypt's Great Sphinx is far older than archaeology tells us.

Thirteen: The Private History of a Curse
Episode 692, September 10, 2019
The number 13 may have more relevance in your life than you suspect.

FLICC: 5 Techniques of Science Denial
Episode 691, September 3, 2019
One popular rubric for identifying the common techniques used by science deniers.

Video Games and Violence
Episode 690, August 27, 2019
Data does not support the popular belief that video games promote violent behavior.

The Bili Ape of the Congo
Episode 689, August 20, 2019
The facts behind the legend of a mysterious giant ape, said by some to be a chimp-gorilla hybrid.

Your Phavorite Phollowups
Episode 688, August 13, 2019
Updates and newer information to some of the conclusions in your favorite Skeptoid episodes.

No, Electric Cars Don't Pollute More
Episode 687, August 6, 2019
Popularly shared articles claim electric cars produce more greenhouses gases than internal combustion cars.

Your Weirdest Thing, Vol. 2
Episode 686, July 30, 2019
I give my thoughts trying to solve some of your weirdest experiences.

Your Weirdest Thing, Vol. 1
Episode 685, July 23, 2019
I take a shot at critical analysis of your weirdest experiences.

Starlite, the Magical Mystery Material
Episode 684, July 16, 2019
The real reasons for the disappearance of this amateur material said to be able to withstand even a nuclear blast.

Prehistoric Supersonic Monster Tides
Episode 683, July 9, 2019
An astronomical look at the idea that Earth's early history had enormous destructive tides.

Mexico's Zone of Silence
Episode 682, July 2, 2019
Legend has it that radios and compasses will not work in this remote Mexican desert.

Alien Visitation and Kecksburg
Episode 681, June 25, 2019
We can often get a good sense of a UFO story's accuracy even without researching all the details.

The True Fate of the Amber Room
Episode 680, June 18, 2019
State-sponsored disinformation continues to drive treasure hunters who seek the legendary Amber Room.

The Greenbrier Ghost
Episode 679, June 11, 2019
A skeptical look at the time a ghost's testimony resulted in a murder conviction.

What the Feedback
Episode 678, June 4, 2019
More updates and additional information for some recent Skeptoid episodes.

5G: Upgrade or Uncertainty?
Episode 677, May 28, 2019
An examination of the claims that 5G cell phone data service is potentially harmful to life.

Glyphosate and Behavioral Economics
Episode 676, May 21, 2019
How misinformation spread over one of the safest herbicides becoming known as one of the most harmful.

Valiant Thor: Your Friendly Pentagon Alien
Episode 675, May 14, 2019
Some believe this benevolent alien from Venus lived and advised at the Pentagon for three years.

Student Questions: Drinking Urine and Studying to Music
Episode 674, May 7, 2019
Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by students all around the world.

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