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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.

Skeptoid Brian Dunning

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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.

    Is the Existence of Billionaires Inherently Harmful?

    Is the Existence of Billionaires Inherently Harmful?

    Pop culture tells us that the existence of billionaires is harmful to the economy. Is that so?

    • 18 min
    All About Clearcutting

    All About Clearcutting

    Is clearcutting of forests for logging a public nuisance or a public benefit?

    • 17 min
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    • 2 min
    The UFO Rogues Gallery Takes Over America - Part 2

    The UFO Rogues Gallery Takes Over America - Part 2

    An unlikely group of paranormalists has persuaded the American public that the government takes UFOs seriously.

    • 16 min
    The UFO Rogues Gallery Takes Over America - Part 1

    The UFO Rogues Gallery Takes Over America - Part 1

    An unlikely group of paranormalists has persuaded the American public that the government takes UFOs seriously.

    • 15 min
    Horses in Pre-Columbian America

    Horses in Pre-Columbian America

    Horses went extinct in North America at the end of the last ice age, but oddly some are now saying they didn't.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

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One of the Best

I have not missed one in years - this is the most fun and most interesting Podcast that i listen to every week - started listening in 2007 and still am enjoying it.

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The definitive skeptical podcast

Well researched and informative

True Ronin ,

About average for accuracy-It's an amusement.

Dunning comes off with the booming voice of an authority, but his ability to separate fact from scientific snowjob is weak. Case in point: He considers organic foods a "fad," despite 10-12,000 years of human farming whih was all organic. He's been led astray by the seed genomics companies, and doesn't have the scientific background to sort things out. But he's had trouble before, with his wire fraud conviction and prison terms, so he's not always right. Overall, an amusing podcast, but not as a 100% accurate, unbaised source.

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