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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 #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

Skeptoid #595: Chasing Malaysian Airlines MH370

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 5:00pm
A roundup of the conspiracy theories and the probable true fate of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #594: Paul Is Dead

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 5:00pm
The origins and history of the urban legend that Paul McCartney died and was replaced.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #593: I Still Can't Believe They Did That: More Human Guinea Pigs

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:00pm
A further look at ten more scientists who experimented on themselves for the benefit of mankind.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #592: Alert 747: The Vela Incident

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 5:00pm
In 1979, a mysterious flash occurred over the southern ocean that could have been a nuclear bomb.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #591: Ouija Boards

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 5:00pm
Real effects far more interesting than spiritualism claims are behind these famous talking boards.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #590: Skepticism vs Cynicism

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 5:00pm
The line between skepticism and cynicism is a bit too blurry for many people. Today we bring it into focus.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #589: The Big Pharma Conspiracy

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 5:00pm
Popular claims of a Big Pharma Conspiracy don't stand up to any rational scrutiny.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #588: Celebrity Pseudoscience: 2017 Edition

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 5:00pm
A look at which celebrities are currently working hardest to erode the public intellect.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #587: What Makes a Good Podcast Episode?

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 5:00pm
Stories about urban legends are at their best when there are real people at their center.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #586: Volkswagen Dieselgate Reexamined

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:00pm
In the wake of VW Dieselgate, the government took the wrong steps to solve the wrong problem.
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic

Skeptoid #585: Relic Japanese Soldiers

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 5:00pm
How factual are the urban legends about Japanese soldiers in the Pacific who never heard the war ended?
Categories: Critical Thinking, Skeptic