The true science behind our most popular urban legends. Historical mysteries, paranormal claims, popular science myths, aliens and UFO reports, conspiracy theories, and worthless alternative medicine schemes… Skeptoid has you covered. From the sublime to the startling, no topic is sacred. Weekly since 2006.
Here's the Latest Episode from Skeptoid:
Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by students all around the world.
Some supplemental information on recent episodes, plus some listener feedback.
This growing conspiracy theory posits that a global cabal of pedophiles secretly controls the US government.
Why a UFO case you've probably never heard of got attention from a major TV network.
Some believe that traces of tobacco in Egyptian mummies prove the Egyptians were first to the New World.
Why is the world's greatest public health philanthropist charged with crimes against humanity?
Some believe that psychedelic drugs played an irreplaceable role in the evolution of Homo sapiens.
Updates to the episode on MSG sensitivity and the Miracle of Calanda.
This mysterious creature actually killed over 100 people in France in the 1760s.
Introducing the newest Audioboom original podcast, Truth vs Hollywood. Join Film lovers David Chen and Joanna Robinson
A survey of seven of the most popular out-of-place artifacts said to overturn human history.
A popular tale claims that the skeletons of two riveters were found between the hulls of this mighty ship.
A popular conspiracy theory claims the Vatican uses a telescope named LUCIFER to find an alien savior.
Announcing the Skeptoid Discord channel! Come on in and join the conversation now, just visit skeptoid.com/discord
Some claim that when the Earth's geomagnetic field reverses, it could spell the end of humankind.
Some believe this relict dinosaur still survives in parts of the Congo.
Skeptoid corrects another round of errors found in past episodes.
How well do you know your Skeptoid? Today's pop quiz focuses on tales of the sea.
In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood and Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala's twisting secret life. He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards, all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, comes the story of the most famous serial killer you've never heard of - The Dating Game Killer.Listen today at wondery.fm/skeptoidDGK
This archaeological site in Turkey is said to change everything... but what does that really mean?
The true history of the Holy Grail, the most precious of all artifacts.
How the conspiracy theories around today's pandemic compare to those of the past.
A look at some of the ancient artworks and artifacts that the show Ancient Aliens gets totally wrong.
A look at some of the ancient sites and cities that the show Ancient Aliens gets totally wrong.
A look at some of the ancient writings that the show Ancient Aliens gets totally wrong.
From the Kennedys to the Kardashians and the Murdochs to the Royals, Even the Rich chronicles the dramatic rise of the world’s most notorious families. Each week we take you inside the workings of the world’s most powerful families to explore how these dynasties are built, and sometimes broken. It’s a world where the stakes are high and rules don’t apply.Subscribe today: wondery.fm/skeptoidETR
The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes is the best place to learn how to dream bigger, live better, and make an impact.The show features conversations with world-class game changers, and dives into topics from entrepreneurship and inspiration, to health and relationships.Subscribe today at: wondery.fm/skeptoidSoG
Often dismissed as purely pseudoscientific and nonexistent, chronic Lyme disease is not necessarily nothing.
Get the chapters THEY don't want you to read.
Bans on plastic drinking straws are a solution in search of a problem.
New podcast from Live Science and Audioboom: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lifes-little-mysteries/id1496044775
Popular stories on the Internet tell of people coming out of comas and suddenly speaking a new language.
This family's car is said to have been lifted off the road by a UFO and dropped.
Some possible explanations for this infamously deadly 19th century haunting near London.
The most elusive substance in pop culture also purports to be one of the most destructive.
A test of the many sensational health claims made for apple cider vinegar.
Science decides the question of whether plastic bag bans help or hurt the environment.
I give my thoughts trying to solve some of your weirdest experiences.
Wind turbines actually save many more bird lives than they destroy.
The topic of sex addiction and what to do about it turns out to be more complicated than you may think.
Popular claims that the painter Vermeer used a camera obscura contradict the evidence.
The history of this vilified flavoring is a wild ride through 20th century cultural influences.
A preview of the new podcast Blood Ties from Wondery, starring Josh Gad and Gillian Jacobs.
Listeners offer some updates and new information to previous episodes.
In the 12th century, a pair of mysterious children with green skin surprised English villagers.
I give my thoughts trying to solve some of your weirdest experiences.
These risky medical devices are increasingly being sold to treat conditions they don't treat.
A preview of the new podcast Detective Trapp from Wondery, with host Chris Goffard.
These mysterious cannon-like booms are heard all around the world, with no apparent source.
In which we celebrate 700 episodes of great storytelling... sea shanty style.
You ever wonder about the truth behind popular urban legends? Or how about the craziest conspiracy theories you hear about online, chemtrails, the Flat Earth, the Hollow Earth, is there anything to them at all? Famous mysteries like what happened to Amelia Earhart, what's up with the Bermuda Triangle, who was Jack the Ripper? What about famous ghost stories, like the Amityville Horror, or the Warrens? What was really going on with that? Or this stuff they show on television: Ancient Aliens, Hunting Hitler, the Curse of Oak Island? You know that junk isn't true but how do you find out what is? If you've always taken stories like these with a grain of salt, Skeptoid is the show for you. Each week, we take one famous urban legend that a lot of people believe, talk about how it got started, how and why people believe it, and what's the real science, the real history behind what's going on. It's like a short, 15-minute podcast version of Mythbusters, but exhaustively researched and referenced. If you're ready to be skeptical and ready to solve the deepest mysteries you always wondered about, listen to Skeptoid, a 501C3 educational nonprofit.