Since 2006, the weekly Skeptoid podcast has been taking on all the most popular myths and revealing the true science, true history, and true lessons we can learn from each. Free subscribers get the most recent 50 episodes, premium subscribers (skeptoid.com) can access the full archive, all ad-free.
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AiYume
Nov 6
Rating:   10
A Weekly Dose of Skepticism

What’s that? You’ve happened across “Adam Ruins Everything” but you want more of science and skeptical views of topics ranging from urban legends and conspiracy theories to aliens and monsters? Look no further! With 700 episodes in the bank, you’ll find plenty here to pique your curiosity and then relieve it. The host, Brian Dunning, even has all his references for each episode on his website. Hmmm... sounds familiar. Although you won’t find the overt humor of Adam, Brian takes you through topics and turns his skeptical eye on them taking you on a 10-15 minute journey every week on a new topic.

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Jordon Peterson
Oct 3
Rating:   2
Elliptical Orbit

Do your research. There is no man made Global Warming. Google Elliptical Orbit And NASA. No need for any taxes. Particularly for BS carbon taxes. Stick to something you understand, Like UFOs and big Foot. Socialism does not work.

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Just one of many
Sep 25
Rating:   10
Happy Birthday Skeptoid!

I cannot count how many times I've sent people links to Skpetoid episodes to educate them on whatever scam/BS/misinformation they believe. This podcast has been an invaluable resource for 13 years so far. Thanks Brian!

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Lvanwinkle
Sep 18
Rating:   10
Always thought provoking.

Learn something new every time I listen. Love the science and comprehensive reporting on interesting topics.

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NSH123456
Sep 13
Rating:   10
Awesome podcast

Been a listener for years and still look forward to each weekly addition. Covering a wide range of topics, each podcast provides a condensed deep dive into the background of each subject along with informative skeptical (sourced) analysis. Great for anyone interested in critical thinking. Enjoy.

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mattyd625
Aug 29
Rating:   2
Conspiracies declassified.

I bought your book conspiracies declassified hoping to shed light on government coverups. But all you did was try to validate them. Best example, JFK. You write in “truth” ...”All AVAILABLE evidence shows that JFK was assassinated by a lone gun-man whose psychological profile matches very closely with similar killers today. No evidence suggests otherwise. .... coming from a guy who says all jfk conspiracy theories contradict one another isn’t your statement funny? ALL AVAILABLE EVIDENCE..... NO EVIDENCE. HOW CAN YOU SAY THERE IS NO EVIDENCE SUGGESTING OTHER WISE WHEN YOU CLEARLY KNOW THAT there is thousands of documents that would suggest other wise. Not to mention I certainly hope that was written before you saw the zapruder film which clearly shows his head going back, and to the left. Not to mention it would have been impossibly for Oswald to fire the first shot when the warren report said it was fired due to the blocking of the tree below where the gun was found. So I just wanted to say you don’t believe conspiracies or that our corrupt government has done the shadiest crap on earth because you probably work for the government. I hope anyone who ever listens to you knows that you’re an idiot based solely on that book you wrote. I actually burned it after I read how the only “conspiracy theories” you acknowledged to be “somewhat true” are things the government had no way of hiding. You clearly are as blind and deaf as Helen Keller.

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FMProfessor
Aug 25
Rating:   10
Everyone needs this- especially if you do not think that you do

The world needs more clearly argued and dispassionate skepticism. Mine is too often confrontational and emotionally charged. Brian reminds me of the value of calm rational thought!

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theblackgecko
Aug 9
Rating:   2
Who Holds Back The Electric Car

Just listened to the electric car episode, cancelled subscription. Brian makes a weak argument from analogy, ignores the important question of tradeoffs, and goes pie in the sky in terms of best case scenario payoffs. Really disappointed.

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AmazingThorr12456
Jul 21
Rating:   10
Fun and educational

There’s a lot of BS making the rounds today. How can you tell what’s real and what’s bogus? This podcast helps you learn the tools to be objective and skeptical and get to the truth of any subject.

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sammichwinchester
Jul 16
Rating:   10
Hellll yea

Hell yeah

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Ven_JA
Jun 27
Rating:   10
Skeptoid

I´ve been listening this podcast from its very begining, It delivers what it promises. They take a subject from the supernatural world and demostrates with facts, logic and evidence and proves it wrong. The best thing is that is not a hour and a half long, so you can listen to it from begining to end just having lunch.

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budfox000
May 1
Rating:   6
Objective?

Find it quite a coincidence that episode number 666 is the one on Jesus. Feel there is a lean to every episode just like everyone else.

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Qazedctgbokm
Apr 21
Rating:   10
Best place for the evidence based view of pop culture topics

Skeptoid was my entryway to logical, skeptical thinking on topics I had questioned for years. The format is focused and the episodes are just the right length to get in depth analysis, without getting into the weeds. This is the place to start for anyone interested in learning how to critically assess the information we are bombarded with every day.

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geneocide
Apr 10
Rating:   10
Tired of being wrong

You should listen to these then. There's a podcast for pretty much everything, and if you listen to them all, you should start finding some patterns. Everything is laid out quickly and efficiently too, so you don't have to spend too much time with a bunch of unhelpful stuff.

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Maui Jon
Mar 28
Rating:   10
Most fascinating podcast

I have listened to every episode of the Skeptoid podcast and love them all. So educational as well as entertaining. Really teaches me how to evaluate new claims that I hear from gullible friends.

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Totally Gnar Gnar
Jan 28
Rating:   10
Good Stuff! The one star reviews are cheap shots

An objective podcast with accessible links to check sources; Usually interesting, and informative topics. Some of the negative reviews mention a political agenda. This is a simply a non-political show. Some of the topics viewed through a scientific or skeptical lens may be in agreement with an ideology. However, the podcast is only promoting a way to look at quality evidence and draw the most reasonable conclusion as a result of that evidence. Dunning bends over backwards to clarify his conclusions and the reasoning for drawing them. THAT'S KIND OF THE POINT OF THE PODCAST. Best yet, like a true freethinker, he self corrects, accepts valid criticism, and takes pride in doing so...........you know kind of like how science works........-Totally Gnar Gnar

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GoGriz
Dec 31 '18
Rating:   10
Brian doing great things.

Frankly, after reading some of the strange one star reviews of this podcast from even ten years ago, i just wanted to leave a note about brian’s potential political orientation. i don’t think he expresses opinions in his podcast which really warrant associating him with one political party or view or the other. The guy just does facts, and seeks the truth, and if this makes him “libertarian” or whatever, (like this would be a bad thing) well maybe the accuser needs to reevaluate where he stands with his own biases and how it is that, when finding the truth, and when uncovering and examining certain social or politically charged notions or stories we like to think of as plainly and self evidently true, perhaps one is led to more libertarian-oriented ideas? Libertarianism has a tradition of applying axiomatic truth finding (praxiology) to the social sciences and political theory. it leaves the “must feel good” out of politics and tries to discover “what is good” for human society. So....... maybe?

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Thermionicist
Dec 4 '18
Rating:   6
It is.

Very entertaining. Informative. The Bigfoot who lives in the forest behind my house enjoys it.

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elsevier
Sep 29 '18
Rating:   10
Listen and learn, premium is the way to get at that archive gold!

I no longer listen to podcast on Apple but I love this one so much I came back here to write this review! It is that great!

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Osiris.B
Sep 26 '18
Rating:   10
Love this podcast

Succinct, well researched, and a joy to the ear and brain.

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