52 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 • 2.4K 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.

    Head Transplants

    Head Transplants

    The facts and fiction of what's possible and what's already been tried in switching human heads.

    • 17 min
    The Legend of Barsa-Kelmes

    The Legend of Barsa-Kelmes

    The story behind the story of the many paranormal events associated with this former island in the Aral Sea

    • 17 min
    A Collection of Corrections

    A Collection of Corrections

    In which another round of corrections is made to previous episodes. Keeping it real!

    • 15 min
    Space Junk: The Real Risk and What to Do About It

    Space Junk: The Real Risk and What to Do About It

    The problem of a runaway catastrophe in Low Earth Orbit looms ever larger and closer.

    • 17 min
    CBD for Everything

    CBD for Everything

    Cannabidiol is sold as an additive to just about every kind of product you can imagine. Why?

    • 17 min
    How the Pyramids Were (and Were Not) Built - Part 2

    How the Pyramids Were (and Were Not) Built - Part 2

    Some of what we know about the Great Pyramid that exclude it having been built by aliens or Atlanteans.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

AuggieDoggy87 ,

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.

foxsongs ,

Love

I see in the comments that there are other people who agree that the less you cover the crazy stuff like aliens and Sasquatch etc. and the more real world stuff you do the better the podcast is

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