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Skeptoid Episode Guide - Natural History

 

Hiding the Decline: Climategate Demystified (Skeptoid #601) - This infamous scandal was said to have proven global warming was all just a hoax. Umm, no.
December 12, 2017
Read | Listen (14:02)
 
Measuring the Age of the Grand Canyon (Skeptoid #579) - The Grand Canyon is millions of years old, not thousands; despite the efforts of Young Earthers.
July 11, 2017
Read | Listen (14:14)
 
Sky Trumpets (Skeptoid #526) - From all over the world come reports of strange trumpet-like blasts from the sky.
July 5, 2016
Read | Listen (13:34)
 
About That 1970s Global Cooling... (Skeptoid #487) - No, climatologists in the 1970s did not believe we're headed into another ice age.
October 6, 2015
Read | Listen (12:13)
 
The Loveland Frog (Skeptoid #473) - A series of sightings of a frog-like humanoid in the suburb of Loveland, Ohio prompts an enduring folkloric legend.
June 30, 2015
Read | Listen (13:51)
 
5 Answers for Creationists (Skeptoid #466) - Creationists have presented 5 questions they don't think 'evolutionists' can answer. Here are some answers.
May 12, 2015
Read | Listen (13:48)
 
The Stone Spheres of Costa Rica (Skeptoid #452) - In Costa Rica, mysterious stone spheres left behind by the country's previous inhabitants seem to defy explanation.
February 3, 2015
Read | Listen (08:56)
 
Robert Ripley: Believe Him... or Not? (Skeptoid #450) - We examine Believe it or Not! and determine if we can believe this stuff.
January 20, 2015
Read | Listen (11:42)
 
Megalodon Myths (Skeptoid #445) - The Discovery Channel wants you to think that a giant prehistoric shark may still swim our oceans.
December 16, 2014
Read | Listen (14:34)
 
Griffins (Skeptoid #442) - Griffins, considered absurd mythological beasts today, were actually our first attempt to explain fossils.
November 25, 2014
Read | Listen (10:34)
 
The Biggest, the Oldest, and the Baddest (Skeptoid #396) - A tour of the Earth's biggest, oldest, and most lethal living creatures.
January 7, 2014
Read | Listen (13:42)
 
Tracking the Tasmanian Tiger (Skeptoid #386) - Some say this extinct Tasmanian marsupial may still roam the forests. The evidence is against them.
October 29, 2013
Read | Listen (13:02)
 
Into the Maelstrom (or Not) (Skeptoid #382) - A look into the plausibility and historicity of the ferocious maelstrom of legend.
October 1, 2013
Read | Listen (11:14)
 
The Aquatic Ape Theory (Skeptoid #357) - There is a popular fringe theory about human evolution that claims we went through an aquatic phase.
April 9, 2013
Read | Listen (10:33)
 
The Flat Earth Theory (Skeptoid #338) - The Flat Earth Theory has its origins not in alt-science but in Christian Fundamentalism.
November 27, 2012
Read | Listen (12:41)
 
The Loch Ness Monster (Skeptoid #318) - The world's most famous cryptid is said to swim in Scotland's most famous loch.
July 10, 2012
Read | Listen (12:22)
 
De Loys' Ape (Skeptoid #302) - A geologist claimed to have discovered a new species of great ape in Venezuela in the early 20th century.
March 20, 2012
Read | Listen (12:02)
 
The Abominable Snowman (Skeptoid #269) - Science shows that the Yeti of the Himalayas is almost certainly not a real creature.
August 2, 2011
Read | Listen (12:11)
 
Nuclear War and Nuclear Winter (Skeptoid #244) - Atmospheric smoke from a nuclear war would not result in devastating global cooling.
February 8, 2011
Read | Listen (11:49)
 
Mystery Spots (Skeptoid #240) - Various "gravitational anomalies" around the world have fascinating real science behind them.
January 11, 2011
Read | Listen (12:02)
 
The South Atlantic Anomaly (Skeptoid #234) - This mysterious region in the south Atlantic was not responsible for the crash of Air France flight 447.
November 30, 2010
Read | Listen (11:36)
 
The Brown Mountain Lights (Skeptoid #226) - A ghost light in North Carolina has people scratching their heads, but researchers solved it a century ago.
October 5, 2010
Read | Listen (14:47)
 
The Frog in the Stone (Skeptoid #223) - Stories of living frogs being found encased in solid rock have a more interesting (and reality-based) explanation.
September 14, 2010
Read | Listen (12:49)
 
Yonaguni Monument: The Japanese Atlantis (Skeptoid #220) - A look at a massive stone structure off the coast of Japan, said to be a manmade pyramid.
August 24, 2010
Read | Listen (11:53)
 
The Lost Ship of the Desert (Skeptoid #209) - The facts behind tall tales from the American southwest of ships found in the middle of the desert.
June 8, 2010
Read | Listen (11:09)
 
Dinosaurs Among Us (Skeptoid #207) - All around the world, ancient art depicts creatures that some interpret as dinosaurs. Don't believe it.
May 25, 2010
Read | Listen (11:49)
 
The Non-Mystery of Pumapunku (Skeptoid #202) - Though some claim the stone structures at Pumapunku were alien, archaeologists find no real mysteries there.
April 20, 2010
Read | Listen (12:32)
 
The Bell Island Boom (Skeptoid #190) - This shattering boom in Newfoundland was more likely a natural phenomenon than a superweapon test.
January 26, 2010
Read | Listen (12:02)
 
How Old Is the Mount St. Helens Lava Dome? (Skeptoid #146) - Young Earthers point to an infamous dating error as evidence that the Earth is only as old as the Bible says.
March 24, 2009
Read | Listen (13:00)
 
The World According to Conservapedia (Skeptoid #120) - A new Young Earth Fundamentalist online encyclopedia rears its ugly head.
September 23, 2008
Read | Listen (11:44)
 
What Do Creationists Really Believe? (Skeptoid #82) - Creationism is not one set of beliefs - it is a battleground of dramatically conflicting world views.
January 8, 2008
Read | Listen (11:19)
 
Ann Coulter, Scientist (Skeptoid #69) - Conservative pundit Ann Coulter should stick to politics; her science is too screwed up for words.
October 9, 2007
Read | Listen (7:36)
 
How to Debate a Young Earth Creationist (Skeptoid #65) - Learn the basic arguments against science made by Young Earthers, and how to rebut them.
September 11, 2007
Read | Listen (15:35)
 
Bizarre Places I'd Like to Go (Skeptoid #56) - California is home to a wealth of places rich with mystery and intrigue.
July 20, 2007
Read | Listen (11:56)
 
Neanderthals in Present Day Asia (Skeptoid #40) - Some claim that a legendary wildman, the Almas, is a population of relic Neanderthals.
April 21, 2007
Read | Listen (8:30)
 
Revisionist Darwinism: The Theory That Couldn't Sit Still (Skeptoid #35) - Some creationists claim that evolutionary theory is invalid because it improves as our knowledge increases.
March 27, 2007
Read | Listen (8:27)
 
Killing Faith: Deconstructionist Christians (Skeptoid #12) - Proving the literal truth of the Bible is counterproductive to Christianity.
December 7, 2006
Read | Listen (5:31)
 
An Evolution Primer for Young Earth Creationists (Skeptoid #10) - Evolution 101 for Young Earth Creationists who want to know better.
November 30, 2006
Read | Listen (10:33)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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