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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. Free subscribers get the most recent 50 episodes, premium subscribers (skeptoid.com) can access the full archive, all ad-free.
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Skeptoid #611: All About Grounding

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:00pm
Some New Agers believe that you can heal virtually any ailment simply by taking off your shoes.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #610: The Keepers of Flannan Light

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:00pm
Mystery clouds the story of what happened to these three vanished lighthouse keepers.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #609: Were There Irish Slaves in America?

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 4:00pm
Online articles claiming the first slaves in the Americas were white are fictional and racially motivated.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #608: Palm Oil Facts and Fiction

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:00pm
Is it a medical miracle, an environmental disaster, both, or neither?
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #607: Do Lobsters Feel Pain?

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:00pm
What the science says on whether we need to change the way we eat crustaceans.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #606: The Murder in the Red Barn

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 4:00pm
A murder was said to have been solved by the intervention of the victim's ghost.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #605: The Civil War Pterosaur

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 4:00pm
This famous Internet photo of Civil War soldiers posing with a pterosaur has a surprising source.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #604: Net Neutrality Reexamined

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 4:00pm
A skeptic's guide for organizing the issues raised by Net Neutrality.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Science Friction

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 4:00pm
Finally, a documentary film about scientists who get misrepresented by the media.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #603: Sonic Weapons in Cuba

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 4:00pm
There is a much better explanation than sonic weapons for reported attacks against US diplomats in Cuba.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #602: Should Moms Eat Placentas?

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 4:00pm
The modern practice of Western mothers eating their placentas is a new and strange attention-seeking behavior.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #601: Hide the Decline: Climategate Demystified

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:00pm
This infamous scandal was said to have proven global warming was all just a hoax. Umm, no.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #600: A Musical Retrospective

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 4:00pm
Everything you didn't know about ten years of Skeptoid musical episodes, including the reason.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Science Friction

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 4:00pm
Finally, a documentary film about scientists who get misrepresented by the media.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #599: Listener Feedback: Creationism and More Dead Paul

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:00pm
Some updates, notes, and extra information sent in by listeners about recent episodes.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #598: The Hudson Valley UFO Mystery

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:00pm
Hundreds of people watched this UFO over the Hudson River Valley many times between 1983 and 1984.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #597: The Wisdom of the Future

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:00pm
Skeptoid corrects a round of past errors, that they might become the wisdom of the future.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #596: How to Assess a Documentary

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 4:00pm
Some tips to assess whether a documentary is good science or just propaganda.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic