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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.

    Sportsland podcast preview

    Sportsland podcast preview

    BADLANDS is a true-crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. BADLANDS Season 2: Sportsland is all about the shocking rise and fall of sports legends. Listen each week for wild stories about Mike Tyson, Oscar Pistorius, Aaron Hernandez, Evel Knievel, Tonya Harding, Pete Rose, Sonny Liston, Spider Sabich, Ty Cobb, and, of course, O.J. Simpson. This episode preview dives into legendary boxer Mike Tyson. His arrival as a prodigious 18-year-old professional boxer in the 1980s represented a major paradigm shift in the sport. But just as quickly as he rose, Mike Tyson began to fall. This is just a preview of Sportsland, but you can listen to the full episode at wondery.fm/SL_Skeptoid.

    • 6 min
    Tracking the Wild Big Cats of Britain

    Tracking the Wild Big Cats of Britain

    For centuries, large black predatory cats have been said to prowl the countryside of Britain, even though no such species is known to exist there. Are the big cats of Britain just a tall tale, or might there be some truth to it?

    • 18 min
    Why You Need to Care About Methane

    Why You Need to Care About Methane

    For all the talk about carbon dioxide's role in climate change, we hear surprisingly little about methane. Some say it represents even a greater threat, but if that's so, why isn't it getting more attention? Today we're going to see what the science really says, and what we should be doing about it.

    • 17 min
    Skeptoid's 15th Birthday Celebration!

    Skeptoid's 15th Birthday Celebration!

    Skeptoid invites you to help us celebrate our 15th birthday at skeptoid.com/birthday

    • 4 min
    9/11 Truthers, 20 Years Later

    9/11 Truthers, 20 Years Later

    Following the events of 9/11 way back in 2001, it was inevitable that a few wacky conspiracy theories were going to arise, as happens around nearly every major world event. But something sets 9/11 conspiracy theories apart from all the others: their unique longevity. And it turns out there's solid science behind why a fantasy like 9/11 Truth is the one that endures.

    • 16 min
    Wondery Suspect podcast preview

    Wondery Suspect podcast preview

    A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even consult with a psychic, they zero in on one suspect in particular. But for what reason? Host and reporter Matthew Shaer (Over My Dead Body) returns to the scene of the crime, speaks with everyone about a night that still haunts them years later. It’s a series about race and policing, mislaid justice, cutting-edge science, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day -- choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse.

    • 5 min

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