SKEPTOID PODCAST MEDIA KIT
Since 2006, Skeptoid has been taking on all the most popular myths and revealing the true science, true history, and true lessons we can learn from each.
Skeptoid has been a leading science podcast for more than a decade, consistently appearing on the front page of the iTunes science section since 2006. Each short-format, single-topic episode tackles a pop-culture belief that has fascinating science behind the legend. Episodes cover urban legends, paranormal claims, conspiracy theories, and worthless alternative medicine schemes. Always clean tagged and suitable for general audiences.
|Download statistics for 8 recent episodes:|
|Episode||Released||After 1 week||After 4 weeks|
|#659: Killing Castro||Jan 22, 2019||77,442||95,150|
|#658: Ong's Hat||Jan 15, 2019||57,012||91,578|
|#657: Illuminating the Illuminati||Jan 8, 2019||58,374||89,556|
|#656: And Bigfoot Said...||Jan 1, 2019||51,950||76,991|
|#655: Stonehenge and the Scope of Uncertainty||Dec 25, 2018||54,555||69,810|
|#654: Pop Quiz: Consumer Ripoffs||Dec 18, 2018||53,339||67,001|
|#653: The Great Kentucky Meat Shower||Dec 11, 2018||51,973||62,106|
|#652: The Cash-Landrum UFO Incident||Dec 4, 2018||57,313||69,514|
Four sponsorship slots are available in each weekly program, two 20-second prerolls and two 60-second midrolls.
|:20 preroll, live read||$20 CPM||$1,560|
|:60 midroll, host read||$35 CPM||$2,730|
|SOCIAL MEDIA REACH|
Skeptoid maintains an active social media presence, with both curated and automated posts to Facebook and Twitter including current and archived episode announcements, and current science news and commentary.
Skeptoid exposes your brand to an extremely desirable audience:
|Earns over $75,000 per year:|
|All podcasts||41% *|
|US population||33% *|
|Has an advanced university degree:|
|All podcasts||29% *|
|US population||21% *|
* Edison Research, 2016
Skeptoid episodes cover a diverse range of urban legends, everything from monster and UFO stories you believed as a kid, to current pop trends in alternative wellness and conspiracies. Periodic corrections and update episodes keep us honest. All programming is clean tagged and suitable for general audiences. Everyone finds something to enjoy in Skeptoid, and everyone will also find something to challenge them.
Our Teachers Toolkit, offered free to qualifying educators (skeptoid.com/teachers), provides unlimited access for educational purposes along with additional resources.
Here are six episodes currently trending:
Transgender: Fact or Fiction?
The Internet believes a lot of things about transgender people, but much of it isn't true.
Deconstructing the Rothschild Conspiracy
Some believe that world governments and economies are secretly controlled by the Rothschild banking family.
Orbs: The Ghost in the Camera
Spirit orbs in photographs are not ghosts, but a common artifact of flash photography.
Popular stories claim Beethoven died of lead poisoning, but the science so far doesn't hold up.
The Siberian Hell Sounds
Russian scientists are said to have drilled a borehole that broke into hell and released the screams of the damned.
The Pentagon and the Missile
Some say that it wasn't an airliner that struck the Pentagon on 9/11, but a missile.
A selection of corporate partners who have sponsored Skeptoid episodes in the past year include:
|The Great Courses Plus||MVMT||ZipRecruiter|
|CuriosityStream||How Stuff Works||Parcast|
|Casper Mattresses||Bombfell||Blue Apron|
Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena is an award-winning weekly science podcast. Since 2006, Skeptoid has been revealing the true science behind popular misinformation and urban legends, with 213,000 weekly listeners. The web site and podcast are nonprofit and listener supported.
|THE HOST BRIAN DUNNING
Science writer Brian Dunning is the host and producer of the Skeptoid podcast and the executive director of Skeptoid Media. He is the writer and presenter of the documentary films Here Be Dragons (2008, herebedragonsmovie.com) and Principles of Curiosity (2017, principlesofcuriosity.com). He has appeared on numerous radio shows and television documentaries, and also hosts the science video series inFact with Brian Dunning (infactvideo.com). He is the author of Conspiracies Declassified (2018) from Simon & Schuster. He is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and lives in central Oregon with his family.
|SKEPTOID MEDIA, INC.
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