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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 126,000 weekly listeners, plus many more on syndicated radio. The web site and podcast are nonprofit and listener supported. Learn more

 

Bruce Lee Myths
Episode 548, December 6, 2016
More mythology than fact surrounds this enigmatic figure from martial arts films.

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The Ghost Fighter Plane of Pearl Harbor
Episode 547, November 29, 2016
Published accounts tell of a mysterious fighter plane that came into Pearl Harbor a year after the Japanese attack.

There's No Such Thing as Race... Or Is There?
Episode 546, November 22, 2016
We know that genetically, race does not exist; so why are we still using it in science?

First in Flight
Episode 545, November 15, 2016
So you always thought the Wright Brothers were the first to fly a plane? Not so fast.

Feedback and Followups
Episode 544, November 8, 2016
Some nifty extra information for a few recent episode supplied by listeners in the know.

White Hat Journal Hoaxes
Episode 543, November 1, 2016
Sometimes the best way to scrutinize an open access journal is to hoax them.

Photographic Memory
Episode 542, October 25, 2016
Pop culture tells us that some people have photographic memories. What's the real story?

Defusing India's Ancient Atomic Blasts
Episode 541, October 18, 2016
The facts behind an urban legend claiming a nuclear war in India some 12,000 years ago.

Feng Shui Today
Episode 540, October 11, 2016
Feng shui is much more than just a debunked way to magically arrange furniture.

Radiation Hormesis: Is It Good for You?
Episode 539, October 4, 2016
Is it true that exposure to small amounts of dangerous radiation can protect you from cancer?

The Belgian UFO Wave
Episode 538, September 27, 2016
For two years, some say the Belgian skies were filled with triangular alien UFOs.

Debunking the Moon Truthers, Part 3
Episode 537, September 20, 2016
The hard, testable, scientific proof that we actually did land humans on the moon.

Debunking the Moon Truthers, Part 2
Episode 536, September 13, 2016
The science behind many of the specific claims made by Apollo moon landing hoax conspiracy theorists.

Debunking the Moon Truthers, Part 1
Episode 535, September 6, 2016
The history of the Apollo moon landing hoax conspiracy theory, and those who believe in it.

Earthquake Lights: Do They Exist?
Episode 534, August 30, 2016
One of those things everyone seems to believe in, but for which there's almost no evidence.

Don't Try It Before You Knock It
Episode 533, August 23, 2016
Shouldn't you try something before you knock it? Not if you want to know if it really works.

Who Killed the Red Baron?
Episode 532, August 16, 2016
Six competing claims for who killed the Red Baron. Does any one of them ring true?

The Banjawarn Bang
Episode 531, August 9, 2016
Evidence suggests a doomsday cult may have successfully tested a nuclear bomb in Australia in 1993.

No, You Shouldn't Question Everything
Episode 530, August 2, 2016
Pop wisdom continually reminds us to Question Everything. But is that really practical or useful?

Wrongy McWrongface
Episode 529, July 26, 2016
Skeptoid corrects another batch of errors from previous episodes.

The Secret History of Majestic 12
Episode 528, July 19, 2016
These purported UFO documents changed the course of the culture of UFO belief.

Conjuring Up the Warrens
Episode 527, July 12, 2016
The Conjuring 2 tells a story that is fictional in a way you might not have guessed.

Sky Trumpets
Episode 526, July 5, 2016
From all over the world come reports of strange trumpet-like blasts from the sky.

Autopsy: The Clinton Body Count
Episode 525, June 28, 2016
The surprising origins of the claim that the Clintons kill any who get in their way.

Colony Collapse Disorder: Science and Pseudoscience
Episode 524, June 21, 2016
So you think you know what's making honey bees die off?

 

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