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Listener Feedback: Electric Boogaloo
Episode 558, February 14, 2017
Skeptoid answers another round of listener feedback, keeping the show on the straight and narrow.

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Who Were the Berserkers?
Episode 557, February 7, 2017
These mighty Norse warriors fought with a frenzy that seems all but inexplicable.

Exploring Kincaid's Cave
Episode 556, January 31, 2017
Some say a marvelous cave of Egyptian wonders is hidden in the Grand Canyon.

Thorium Reactors: Fact and Fiction
Episode 555, January 24, 2017
These next-generation reactors have attracted a nearly cultish following. Is it justified?

How Your Credit Card Got Stolen
Episode 554, January 17, 2017
It happens to all of us eventually; but do you know how your card is most likely to be stolen?

How Your Password Got Stolen
Episode 553, January 10, 2017
The facts, fiction, and real risk to you of all these high-profile data breaches online.

The D. B. Cooper Mystery
Episode 552, January 3, 2017
The world's only unsolved hijacking case is filled with misinformation.

Space Missions You Should Know
Episode 551, December 27, 2016
A roundup of the most exciting and important space missions you really need to know about.

The Mad Gasser of Mattoon
Episode 550, December 20, 2016
In 1944, a strange night prowler is believed to have made poison gas attacks in Illinois. Or was it something else?

The Simple Proof of Man-Made Global Warming
Episode 549, December 13, 2016
The two most basic Smoking Guns proving that carbon from fossil fuels is warming the Earth.

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

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 episodes 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.


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