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.
Test your knowledge of popular urban legends, and the science underlying them.
A special preview of the new podcast "One Plus One" from Wondery.
The surprising history of how medical science's greatest success has become vilified by so many people.
Myth and mystery surrounds the sisters said to have founded the modern spiritualism industry.
A handful of updates to past Skeptoid episodes... eyebrow raising to say the least.
It's proven the CIA tried to assassinate Castro, but the number of claimed attempts differs wildly.
An urban legend tells of a group of scientists who successfully escaped into another dimension.
The surprisingly humble beginnings and even more surprising modern rebirth of the Illuminati.
We compare vocalizations attributed to Bigfoot with the sounds of real animals known to be in the area.
There are things we don't know about Stonehenge, but does that mean we know nothing at all?
How well do you know your Skeptoid? Today's pop quiz focuses on consumer ripoffs.
In which I make the biggest ask of you ever.
A rain of meat is said to have fallen in rural Kentucky one day in 1876.
The UFO story seems to defy debunking because of the physical injuries suffered by witnesses.
Some believe that everything we know about the universe is wrong — and it's all electric.
Your beliefs are fallible and can fool you. Be willing to change your mind based on new information.
George Soros remains the focus of many anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
How well do you know your Skeptoid? Today's pop quiz focuses on aliens and UFOs.
An examination of this super-trendy meditation technique to see whether it lives up to the hype.
Many people believe animals have the ability to predict earthquakes. The facts tell a different story.
How well do you know your Skeptoid? Today's pop quiz focuses on ancient mysteries.
A roundup of conspiracy theories from various countries all around the world.
Some believe these stone structures in New England to be evidence of ancient cultures.
How well do you know your Skeptoid? Today's pop quiz focuses on cryptozoology.
Even in the 21st century, vets and pet owners are turning to prescientific, magic-based medical care.
Many people believe this ancient scroll container was actually an early type of battery.
Once again, Skeptoid corrects another round of errors found in previous episodes.
A closer look at how bad the evidence is that a cave exists filled with golden alien wonders.
Some people believe that this cave in Ecuador harbors an alien library etched on metallic plates.
This exciting new(ish) field in genetics has brought with it a slew of snake oil claims.
We have good evidence for what to expect from mandated labeling of GMO foods, and it's not good.
The last show on alcohol myths wasn't good enough for many of you, so here are some more.
This early-1900s horse appeared to be able to do math and other feats, and we learned a lot from him.
Some people can control their dreams and do anything they want in them -- or can they?
Skeptoid gets some interesting letters from listeners pertaining to radioactive skeletons and lefties.
Although many regard Koko as an ape who used sign language, science tells us that ability probably doesn't exist.
When we set aside pop food woo, we find that even multiple Big Macs can be part of a healthy daily diet.
This rash of UFO sightings over Sweden in 1946 has long been considered to be Soviet missile tests.
These mischievous creatures that sabotage airplanes are claimed by some to be actual physical beings.
We put this ancient system of divination based on numbers to the test.
We try to figure out some of the creepiest stories ever sent in by Skeptoid listeners.
The malfunction said to have doomed this spacecraft may have just been a cover story.
This company's annual press releases are intended to frighten you into buying organic.
An exploration of the thought experiment that seeks to determine whether we're living in a computer simulation.
The Pentagon gave $22 million to a very unlikely group of UFO proponents.
Listeners write in with extra information that adds a whole new dimension to some past shows.
We point the skeptical eye at five popular beliefs about alcoholic beverages.
Another round of famous names from the past: Can you guess whether each is real or fictional?
A look at those few times when hoaxers came closest to fooling those who knew better.
Some believe that oil comes from geological processes rather than from ancient biomass.