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Every week since 2006, the award-winning podcast Skeptoid has taken a critical, science-based look at popular pseudoscience and misinformation. Hosted by Brian Dunning, each 15-minute episode dispenses with the rhetoric in favor of what the evidence can (and cannot) say about topics such as consumer frauds, urban legends, alternative medicine, and conspiracy theories. In the spirit of Halloween, listeners may want to start with episodes on chilling topics such as "Borley Rectory: The World's Most Haunted House?" (Episode #53), "The Haitian Zombies" (Episode #262), "Ghost Photography" (Episode #455), or "The Vampire of Croglin Grange" (Episode #769). On the page linked above, users can find a chronological list of all episodes (click on "Episode Guide" under the About tab on the main menu) or browse the Topics tab for episodes organized by categories such as Aliens & UFOs, Ancient Mysteries, Cryptozoology, and Paranormal. Teachers will love the free educational resources and classroom content available in the "Teachers Toolkit" (under the Community tab). In addition to the podcast, readers can sign up for a weekly email newsletter ("Podcast Companion Email" under the same tab), which includes a transcript, upcoming events, and more. Skeptoid is produced by Skeptoid Media, an educational nonprofit that "encourages science literacy and critical thinking by producing free, STEM-focused educational and entertainment content." Listeners can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or other podcatchers, and follow Skeptoid on Twitter (@skeptoid) and Facebook (@skeptoidpodcast).
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October 1st, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
August 23rd, 2021 at 4:32pm
Date Of Record Release
September 21st, 2021 at 2:09pm
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