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Skeptoid: Episodes

In Arkansas is said to live a Bigfoot-like creature called the Fouke Monster. Is it more important to hope for it to be a real animal, or to recognize its cultural significance?
Some objects are found around the world that seem to defy explanation, in that they seem to prove a different version of history.
Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by listeners, this time focusing on episodes about ancient mysteries and those pesky ancient aliens.
A popular urban legend claims that William Randolph Hearst conspired with DuPont to make cannabis illegal in the United States. How true is this?
Some activists who promote a particular pseudoscientific idea or claim tend to attack the messenger, rather than present science based evidence.
An old tale tells of coffins that jumbled themselves up in a crypt in Barbados. The only problem is finding any evidence indicating it ever actually happened.
Two dead bodies were found in Brazil in 1966 with mysterious masks made of lead. What the masks were for has baffled investigators ever since.
Despite all scientific predictions about the lack of health consequences from the Fukushima disaster coming true, some people still promote looming disaster.
The Earth produces a diverse array of living creatures. Some are immensely big, some incredibly old, and some frighteningly lethal.
Pseudoscience runs rampant in the food marketing industry. This week we answer questions sent in by students inquiring about the validity of six food myths.
Stories persist claiming the infamous outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were not killed in Bolivia, as is popularly believed, but actually survived to return to the United States.
Some believe that long hair provides great physical strength. Sometimes it's a cultural thing, sometimes religious. But what's the truth behind it?
Consumer ripoffs are everywhere, and many times the victims refuse to acknowledge it. Skeptoid responds to comments sent in by some such listeners.
It's a fact that there are secret military bases all around the world. But can you tell the real ones from the fictional ones?
Some say that an early Native American tribe were giant red-haired cannibals. How does the archaeological history compare to the cultural traditions?
Pop culture tells us that any of the hundreds of conspiracy theories about the death of JFK are more plausible than the official story. How should we regard that?
Some people believe that wind turbines have detrimental physiological effects on people, through a wide variety of potential mechanisms.
Was it Columbus, the Vikings, the Chinese, the Muslims, or the British? We examine the 5 most popular claims to be first to the New World by sea.
The Tasmanian Tiger was a predatory marsupial, now considered extinct. But some believe it might still live in remote regions. Is this true?
A young pilot who disappeared in 1978 is popularly believed to have been abducted by aliens. But it turns out there's a more likely Earthly explanation.
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