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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

    • Science
    • 4.6 • 2.6K 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.

    Bullibility and the Cult of Wellness

    Bullibility and the Cult of Wellness

    Not only is the entire wellness industry BS, it exists because of people who are especially gullible.

    • 16 min
    The Aliens Are Not Coming

    The Aliens Are Not Coming

    Fear not; the aliens are not coming to Earth.

    • 15 min
    Death Valley for Students

    Death Valley for Students

    Skeptoid's Death Valley Adventure is holding 5 tickets for students and active duty military. To apply to get one, visit skeptoid.com/deathvalley

    • 1 min
    What the Movies Always Get Wrong

    What the Movies Always Get Wrong

    A roundup of all those things that movies always get wrong and make you mad.

    • 14 min
    Docu Dangers: Why Science Documentaries Usually Suck

    Docu Dangers: Why Science Documentaries Usually Suck

    How we decide what makes a good topic for a skeptical documentary film.

    • 16 min
    The Stephenville Lights

    The Stephenville Lights

    This modern UFO case has been declared to be one of the most compelling ever.

    • 15 min

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2.6K Ratings

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Sapere aude!

Your best ally in the never ending battle against magical-thinking, conspiracy theory peddlers and all manner of irrational nonsense. Thank you, Mr. Dunning.

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The whole truth and nothing but the truth! Fabulous!

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A guide to constructive skepticism

In a world where so many look to leverage our inherent and necessary skepticism is too often weaponized and monetized in the form of conspiracy theories, this is guiding light on how to not simply believe information regardless of sources, but to apply critical thought to validate or invalidate important information or opinions.

Keep up the great work!

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