51 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

    • Social Sciences
    • 4.6, 2.2K 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.

    Student Questions: Yellow Glasses and Nuclear Waste for Tomorrow

    Student Questions: Yellow Glasses and Nuclear Waste for Tomorrow

    Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by students all around the world.

    • 17 min
    More on 5G and COVID Masks

    More on 5G and COVID Masks

    Some supplemental information on recent episodes, plus some listener feedback.

    • 15 min
    The QAnon Conspiracy

    The QAnon Conspiracy

    This growing conspiracy theory posits that a global cabal of pedophiles secretly controls the US government.

    • 17 min
    The Berkshire County UFO

    The Berkshire County UFO

    Why a UFO case you've probably never heard of got attention from a major TV network.

    • 18 min
    New World Tobacco in Old World Mummies

    New World Tobacco in Old World Mummies

    Some believe that traces of tobacco in Egyptian mummies prove the Egyptians were first to the New World.

    • 16 min
    Bill Gates Conspiracy Theories

    Bill Gates Conspiracy Theories

    Why is the world's greatest public health philanthropist charged with crimes against humanity?

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

robvale ,

Huge service!

Brian does the world a huge service in teaching evrn just critical thinking and if you must, use it the scientific method go debunk ridiculous things. Big claims require equally big evidence. Oh, I had Bigfoot for dinner last night....tasted just like chicken.

Itunesaccount56 ,

What happened?

This used to be a good high-quality podcast to go to to get the truth on things it is now turned into a liberal right bashing garbage cast. This is a shame. Don’t waist your time.

Monkey Trick ,

Really good, really bad

Lost a star based on additional political bias. This podcast is hit or miss. On basic subjects, it is great. If he is advocating for one of his sacred cows he does not use reason or proper skeptical techniques. The Soros, electric car, and wind farm episodes were particularly terrible. Be skeptical. Especially of this podcast.

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