625 episodes

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

    • Science
    • 4.6 • 2.5K Ratings

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.

    Seeking the Soviet Battle Mole

    Seeking the Soviet Battle Mole

    The story goes that the Soviet Union had nuclear-powered underground vehicles for waging a whole new kind of war.

    • 14 min
    What They're Saying About Electric Cars Now

    What They're Saying About Electric Cars Now

    The arguments made by electric car haters no longer hold up. Time to upgrade.

    • 15 min
    Pop Quiz: Religious Symbolism

    Pop Quiz: Religious Symbolism

    How well do you know your Skeptoid? Today's pop quiz focuses on questions drawn from episodes about world religions.

    • 16 min
    The Day the UFO Deactivated the Nukes

    The Day the UFO Deactivated the Nukes

    It's said that in 1967, a UFO once deactivated an entire flight of US nuclear missiles in their silos.

    • 15 min
    Feeling Out the Hairy Hands of Dartmoor

    Feeling Out the Hairy Hands of Dartmoor

    The story goes that in England in 1921, driving a particular stretch of road meant an encounter with a terrifying foe.

    • 13 min
    The UFO Movie THEY Don't Want You to See

    The UFO Movie THEY Don't Want You to See

    Join me in producing this important feature documentary film on the modern UFO phenomenon.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

SVskier ,

Amazing science based podcast

After spending many hours being entertained, yet frustrated by the many paranormal, cryptoid, conspiracy theory podcasts I had a hard time finding any actual fact based podcasts to debunk and challenge those stories. Those stories are entertaining, but certainly after a while it can be hard to hear for any skeptic person who really wants proof of these claims. I just wish these podcasts were longer than 15 minutes. Amazing and so refreshing to hear over and over, sound evidence and conclusive data.

Thing 1243 ,

TAVA !!

Keeps my ears busy while building amps! Great show. Skip is knowledgeable and quite funny. What more could you want? Can’t really watch YouTube while building high voltage amp,right?

Krisjs1767 ,

Sciency but numbers confuse

This is a pretty good, sciency oriented pod but it must be from Europe because when they talk about numbers it always seems to get bogged down in the kilograde system, which makes it very confusing and difficult for Americans who are used to measurements based on the real numbers like miles, days and pounds.

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