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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?

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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.

Illuminating Our Lady of Zeitoun
Episode 766, February 9, 2021
This Marian apparition from Egypt has some science fiction explanations and a sound one.

Tartaria and the Mud Flood
Episode 765, February 2, 2021
Some claim that all of world history is a coverup for the mighty ancient nation of Tartaria.

Learning Styles, Re-examined
Episode 764, January 26, 2021
Most teachers believe that students have different learning styles and curricula can be tailored to it. Not so much.

Elvis Sightings and You
Episode 763, January 19, 2021
People keep thinking Elvis is still alive — and here's why that matters to you.

On the Trail of the Yowie
Episode 762, January 12, 2021
Australia's version of Bigfoot may — or may not — have its origin in Aboriginal mythology.

Havana Syndrome, Microwaves, and Hearing RF
Episode 761, January 5, 2021
The lone exception to the science fact that radio cannot hurt you.

The 1994 Ruwa Zimbabwe Alien Encounter
Episode 760, December 29, 2020
This popular tale claims 62 African schoolchildren were contacted by an extraterrestrial.

Percy Schmeiser vs Monsanto
Episode 759, December 22, 2020
The most famous case in the history of Monsanto vs. small farmers might not be what you think.

Finding the USS Cyclops
Episode 758, December 15, 2020
This most famous ship disappearance from the Bermuda Triangle probably had nothing to do with it.

The Montauk Project
Episode 757, December 8, 2020
Some believe the government opened up time portals underneath Long Island, New York.

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.

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.

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