The Skeptics' Guide 5X5

By Dr. Steven Novella

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The Skeptics' Guide 5x5 - Five Minutes with Five Skeptics. A weekly science podcast discussing news in the world of science and pseudoscience. A companion to The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe weekly podcast. www.theskepticsguide.org/5x5

Episode Date
SGU 5x5 #113 - May 9 2012
What's the Harm?
May 16, 2012
SGU 5x5 #112 - May 2 2012
Anecdotal Evidence
May 08, 2012
SGU 5x5 #111 - Apr 25 2012
Facilitated Communication
Apr 30, 2012
SGU 5x5 #110 - Apr 11 2012
Naturalistic Fallacy
Apr 16, 2012
SGU 5x5 #109 - Apr 4 2012
Celebrity Pseudoscience
Apr 12, 2012
SGU 5x5 #108 - Mar 28 2012
Cancer Cure
Apr 02, 2012
SGU 5x5 #107 - Mar 21 2012
Chilean UFO
Mar 27, 2012
SGU 5x5 #106 - Mar 19 2012
Availability Heuristic
Mar 20, 2012
SGU 5x5 #105 - Mar 7 2012
Representativeness Heuristic
Mar 13, 2012
SGU 5x5 #104 - Feb 22 2012
WiFi
Feb 27, 2012
SGU 5x5 #103 - Feb 15 2012
Creationism
Feb 20, 2012
SGU 5x5 #102 - Feb 8 2012
Biofuels
Feb 13, 2012
SGU 5x5 #101 - Jan 26 2011
Slippery Slope/Post Hoc
Jan 27, 2011
SGU 5x5 #100 - Jan 13 2011
Testable
Jan 14, 2011
SGU 5x5 #99 - Jan 5 2011
Graphology
Jan 06, 2011
SGU 5x5 #98 - Dec 30 2010
Harry Houdini
Dec 30, 2010
SGU 5x5 #97 - Dec 20 2010
Repressed Memories
Dec 20, 2010
SGU 5x5 #96 - Nov 9 2010
Magnets
Nov 11, 2010
SGU 5x5 #95 - Sep 21 2010
Chelation
Sep 21, 2010
SGU 5x5 #94 - Sep 12 2010
Nostradamus
Sep 12, 2010
SGU 5x5 #93 - Aug 13 2010
Chiropractic - Part 3
Aug 13, 2010
SGU 5x5 #92 - Jul 28 2010
Chiropractic - Part 2
Jul 28, 2010
SGU 5x5 #91 - Jul 13 2010
Chiropractic - Part 1
Jul 14, 2010
SGU 5x5 #90 - Jun 29 2010
The Unification Church
Jul 06, 2010
SGU 5x5 #89 - Jun 14 2010
Chemtrails
Jun 22, 2010
SGU 5x5 #88 - May 19 2010
PSI - Part 2
May 19, 2010
SGU 5x5 #87 - Mar 31 2010
PSI - The Ganzfeld Experiments
Apr 01, 2010
SGU 5x5 #86 - Feb 26 2010
Psi
Feb 26, 2010
SGU 5x5 #85 - Feb 9 2010
Prediction
Feb 09, 2010
SGU 5x5 #84 - Jan 25 2010
Bermuda Triangle
Feb 02, 2010
SGU 5x5 #83 - Dec 20 2009
Irreducible Complexity
Dec 22, 2009
SGU 5x5 #82 - Dec 2 2009
Psychic Surgery
Dec 02, 2009
SGU 5x5 #81 - Nov 18 2009
Naturopathy
Nov 18, 2009
SGU 5x5 #80 - Oct 28 2009
Polygraphs
Nov 03, 2009
SGU 5x5 #79 - Oct 14 2009
The Lunar Effect
Oct 16, 2009
SGU 5x5 #78 - Sep 23 2009
Crop Circles
Sep 25, 2009
SGU 5x5 #77 - Sep 9 2009
The Double-Blind Protocol in Science
Sep 11, 2009
SGU 5x5 #76 - Aug 18 2009
The Argument from Design
Sep 01, 2009
SGU 5x5 #75 - Aug 12 2009
The Coriolis Effect
Aug 21, 2009
SGU 5x5 #74 - Aug 4 2009
Perpetual Motion Machines
Aug 12, 2009
SGU 5x5 #73 - Jul 22 2009
The Age of the Earth
Jul 27, 2009
SGU 5x5 #72 - Jul 16 2009
Randi Million Dollar Psychic Challenge and Connie Sonne
Jul 17, 2009
SGU 5x5 #71 - Jul 8 2009
The Roswell UFO Mythology
Jul 08, 2009
SGU 5x5 #70 - Jun 30 2009
New Element Discovered
Jun 30, 2009
SGU 5x5 #69 - Jun 5 2009
Einstein's Eclipse and General Relativity
Jun 11, 2009
SGU 5x5 #68 - May 22 2009
Near Death Experiences
May 28, 2009
SGU 5x5 #67 - Apr 30 2009
Skepticism 101 - Special Pleading
May 12, 2009
SGU 5x5 #66 - Apr 22 2009
Plausibility in Science
Apr 29, 2009
SGU 5x5 #65 - Apr 16 2009
Skepticism 101 - Scientific Theory
Apr 20, 2009
SGU 5x5 #64 - Apr 2 2009
The Clever Hans Effect
Apr 06, 2009
SGU 5x5 #63 - Mar 25 2009
Possession and Exorcism
Mar 28, 2009
SGU 5x5 #62 - Mar 19 2009
Skepticism 101 - How to Argue
Mar 23, 2009
SGU 5x5 #61 - Mar 13 2009
Friday 13th Superstition
Mar 13, 2009
SGU 5x5 #60 - Mar 8 2009
Cryptozoology
Mar 08, 2009
SGU 5x5 #59 - Feb 25 2009
Sprites and other atmospheric phenomena mistaken for UFOs
Feb 28, 2009
SGU 5x5 #58 - February 17th, 2009
The Self-Corrective Nature of Science
Feb 17, 2009
SGU 5x5 #57 - February 10th, 2009
Skepticism 101 - Moving the Goalpost
Feb 13, 2009
SGU 5x5 #56 - Feb 4, 2009
Probability
Feb 04, 2009
SGU 5x5 #55 - Jan 28 2009
Skepticism 101 - Poisoning the Well
Jan 28, 2009
SGU 5x5 #54 - Jan 21 2009
Skepticism 101 - False Dichotomy
Jan 21, 2009
SGU 5x5 #53 - Jan 13 2009
Anecdotal Evidence
Jan 13, 2009
SGU 5x5 #52 - Jan 6 2009
Atlantis
Jan 06, 2009
SGU 5x5 #51 - Dec 29 2008
Skepticism 101 - Channeling
Dec 29, 2008
SGU 5x5 #50 - Dec 15 2008
Skepticism 101 - The Argument from Ignorance
Dec 15, 2008
SGU 5x5 #49 - Dec 8 2008
Skepticism 101 - Argument from Authority
Dec 08, 2008
SGU 5x5 #48 - Dec 1 2008
The 10% Brain Myth
Dec 01, 2008
SGU 5x5 #47 - Nov 24 2008
Remote Viewing
Nov 24, 2008
SGU 5x5 #46 - Nov 18 2008
Skepticism 101 - Correlation and Causation
Nov 18, 2008
SGU 5x5 #45 - Nov 11 2008
Chi and other forms of vitalism
Nov 11, 2008
SGU 5x5 #44 - Nov 4 2008
Homonculus-based Medical Pseudoscience
Nov 04, 2008
SGU 5x5 #43 - Oct 29 2008
Holocaust Denial
Oct 29, 2008
SGU 5x5 #42 - Oct 22 2008
Skepticism 101 - Confirmation Bias
Oct 22, 2008
SGU 5x5 #41 - Oct 15 2008
Skepticism 101 - Logical Fallacies: Straw Man Argument
Oct 15, 2008
SGU 5x5 #40 - Oct 8 2008
Skepticism 101 - Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Oct 08, 2008
SGU 5x5 #39 - Oct 1 2008
Skepticism 101 - The Ideomotor Effect
Oct 01, 2008
SGU 5x5 #38 - Sep 24 2008
Skepticism 101 - Pareidolia
Sep 24, 2008
SGU 5x5 #37 - Sep 17 2008
Skepticism 101 - The Scientific Method
Sep 17, 2008
SGU 5x5 #36 - Sep 10 2008
Skepticism 101 - Cold Reading
Sep 10, 2008
SGU 5x5 #35 - Sep 3 2008
No sunspots in August - will this lead to a period of solar cooling?
Sep 03, 2008
SGU 5x5 #34 - Aug 27 2008
Woman claims wires grow out of her body.
Aug 27, 2008
SGU 5x5 #33 - Aug 20 2008
The Shroud of Turin - Shroud scientists try to resurrect the controversy
Aug 20, 2008
SGU 5x5 #32 - Aug 11 2008
Skepticism 101 - Occam's Razor
Aug 11, 2008
SGU 5x5 #31 - Aug 4 2008
Digital Homeopathy 20 years after Benveniste
Aug 04, 2008
SGU 5x5 #30 - Jul 29 2008
Evaluation of a UCONN study of therapeutic touch on bone cells in culture.
Jul 30, 2008
SGU 5x5 #29 - Jul 20 2008
The SGU celebrates the 39th anniversary of Apollo 11 by debunking some moon landing hoax myths, and they are joined by Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer.
Jul 23, 2008
SGU 5x5 #28 - Jul 13 2008
Exposing the logical fallacy of equating faith healing with medical care.
Jul 16, 2008
SGU 5x5 #27 - Jul 6 2008
Cracking the Dogu Code - Ancient Astronauts
Jul 09, 2008
SGU 5x5 #26 - Jun 29 2008
New study sheds light on genetic vs environmental contributions to sexuality.
Jul 02, 2008
SGU 5x5 #25 - Jun 22 2008
NASA Plans Probe to the Sun.
Jun 25, 2008
SGU 5x5 #24 - Jun 15 2008
New strategy for SETI - The Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence.
Jun 18, 2008
SGU 5x5 #23 - Jun 8 2008
Lame car design analogy to intelligent design from the Discovery Institute.
Jun 11, 2008
SGU 5x5 #22 - Jun 1 2008
Researchers allow monkey to control robotic arm with its mind.
Jun 05, 2008
SGU 5x5 #21 - May 25 2008
Family claims women miraculously brought back to life after rigor mortis
May 29, 2008
SGU 5x5 #20 - May 18 2008
SPAM Chainletter e-mails do not spread as virally as thought.
May 21, 2008
SGU 5x5 #19 - May 11 2008
The Science of Science-Fiction Movies
May 15, 2008
SGU 5x5 #18 - May 4 2008
Man Regenerates Finger - Bad Science News Reporting
May 07, 2008
SGU 5x5 #17 - Apr 27 2008
T-Rex proteins closely related to chickens
May 01, 2008
SGU 5x5 #16 - Apr 20 2008
Surgery under hypnosis.
Apr 23, 2008
SGU 5x5 #15 - Apr 13 2008
Examining a fossilized snake - with legs.
Apr 16, 2008
SGU 5x5 #14 - Apr 6 2008
Nomophobia - the fear of being out of cell phone range.
Apr 09, 2008
SGU 5x5 #13 - Mar 30 2008
Man convicted of molestation claims he was raped by Bigfoot.
Apr 02, 2008
SGU 5x5 #12 - Mar 23 2008
Faith-healing cult leads to child death from medical neglect.
Mar 26, 2008
SGU 5x5 #11 - Mar 16 2008
The Rogues discuss an art project to give the city of Portland, Oregon acupuncture.
Mar 19, 2008
SGU 5x5 #10 - Mar 9 2008
Steven Spielberg to create new paranormal online community.
Mar 13, 2008
SGU 5x5 #9 - Mar 2 2008
An Emmy award winning actress and her 911 conspiracy theory
Mar 07, 2008
SGU 5x5 #8 - Feb 25 2008
Crytozoology - Hunting for the Thunderbird.
Feb 28, 2008
SGU 5x5 #7 - Feb 17 2008
The panel discusses a proposed center for exorcism in Poland.
Feb 22, 2008
SGU 5x5 #6 - Feb 11 2008
Dr. Harris's Pain Relief Snake Oil Infomercial
Feb 13, 2008
SGU 5x5 #5 - Feb 3 2008
Pope Benedict XVI takes on science.
Feb 06, 2008
SGU 5x5 #4 - Jan 28 2008
Do celebrity deaths come in threes? The rogues take on numerology.
Jan 30, 2008
SGU 5x5 #3 - Jan 21 2008
Multilevel Marketing and Pyramid Schemes
Jan 22, 2008
SGU 5x5 #2 - Jan 13 2008
Ghost Photographs - the SGU crew discovers a new form of photographic artifact mistaken for "ghost" photos.
Jan 15, 2008
SGU 5x5 #1 - Jan 6 2008
The National Health Service of the UK plans to regulate alternative medicine. www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article3134337.ece
Jan 08, 2008