inFact with Brian Dunning

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Truthers claim Building 7 fell exactly like a controlled demolition. Did it really?
The simple, observable proof that human-caused CO2 is warming our planet.
The popular explanation for frogs and fish falling out of the sky is that waterspouts deposit them. How true is this?
We're typically led to believe that pit bulls are far more dangerous than other breeds. How much truth is there to this?
The battle between vinyl record enthusiasts and digital recordings rages eternal. Science provides an incontrovertible answer.
Is it true that Jewish slaves built ancient Egypt's most impressive monuments, or does this popular tale misrepresent both cultures?
It seems nearly all your friends are doing special cleansing diets. Should you do one too?
Many people believe homeopathy is a natural, herbal supplement like any other. But is it?
Some people believe that airplane contrails are really the government spraying us with poison. Could this be true?
Popular culture tends to endow Nikola Tesla with almost godlike powers. Today we separate Tesla fact from Tesla fiction.
Is fluoridated water truly as poisonous as some activists make it out to be, or is that just a lot of unscientific hype?
Is the popular artificial sweetener aspartame truly as poisonous as nearly every foodie website and movie makes it out to be, or is that just more shock-doc nonsense?
This method of natural gas mining has come under close scrutiny from shock-doc filmmakers. Do the facts match the hype?
A 3-minute guide to one of the most divisive questions of our day: Global Warming.
Here are 5 quick ways to tell good science from bad science.
Some claim that GMO crops are dangerous, while others applaud the new crop science.
Is Earth being visited by aliens, either now or in the past?
The latest health food fad is to go gluten free. What does this mean and how can it help you?
They tell us High Fructose Corn Syrup has all kinds of health risks. Is there really any reason to avoid this common sugar substitute?
They tell us it's dangerous to use cell phones on airplanes, but the facts are obvious.
They tell you some foods will make you fat, some will make you thin, some are "superfoods", and some will kill you. Here we take a quick fact-based tour of everything that you actually eat.
Why do so many people believe in completely improbable conspiracy theories?
They tell you that environmental toxins are all around you, making you sick. Ever wonder why you've never seen a victim of these so-called toxins? This will tell you.
Think you know how to use and recognize logical fallacies in arguments? Here's how. Part 3.
Think you know how to use and recognize logical fallacies in arguments? Here's how. Part 2.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Brian Dunning
Podcast Status
Aug 22nd, 2009
Latest Episode
Jun 28th, 2018
Release Period
2 per month
Avg. Episode Length
3 minutes

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