Skeptoid Media
SKEPTOID MEDIA
a STEM-focused 501(c)(3) public charity
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Current Programming

Project Description Status Funding

Skeptoid Podcast
The original production of Skeptoid Media, the Skeptoid podcast is produced by Brian Dunning. Each weekly episode takes an insightful look at some pop-culture phenomenon for which there is more interesting underlying science or true history. Its purpose is to entertain and inform, and instill the priniciples of critical thinking and scientific skepticism: the intersection of science education and consumer protection. The show is live and has been in weekly production since October 2006, with 589 episodes and 161,000 weekly listeners. It has won multiple awards. Funded entirely by listener donations.

Principles of Curiosity
This classroom-length sequel to Here Be Dragons is being produced along with accompanying free lesson plans and educational materials for high school through college. Director: Ryan Johnson Completed. Private grants and donations.

The Feeding Tube
This video series debunks popular food myths, which are one of the most pervasive pseudosciences. The Internet and conventional media are saturated with unscientific food claims -- certain foods are toxic, certain foods are miraculous -- with virtually no sound science to counter it. The show was launched in October 2015 and is currently live and in active production. Each episode is individually crowdfunded.

Skeptoid (Chinese)
A Chinese language version of the Skeptoid podcast. Mandarin Chinese are the world's largest non-English speaking population, and both critical thinking and scientific skepticism are in short supply inside China. 20 pilot episodes are completed and live. The project is on hold pending funding. Grants pending.
inFact Video Short, free YouTube videos giving a bite-sized snippet of science to combat pop pseudoscience. The show is live and has been in production as funding is available since January 2010. All 40 episodes produced so far are free and many are used in classrooms. Each episode is individually crowdfunded.

Future Projects

Project Description Status Funding
Dark Discoveries This feature-length documentary film will focus on TV science channels that dishonestly portrayed scientists or otherwise presented bad information trying to prove a paranormal or other discredited perspective. Director: Emery Emery Pre-production Crowdfunding, investment capital
Skeptoid Lesson Plans Skeptoid is in use in numerous educational institutions and there has long been a demand for accompanying formalized lesson plans and educational materials. Pending funding. Grants will be sought.
Skeptoid (Spanish) A Spanish language version of the Skeptoid podcast. Spanish speakers make up the world's second-largest non-English speaking population. The show will be produced with free lesson plans and teaching materials. Pending funding. Grants pending.
Skeptoid (Russian) A Russian language version of the Skeptoid podcast. Russian speakers make up the world's third-largest non-English speaking population. The show will be produced with free lesson plans and teaching materials. Pending funding. Grants pending.
inFact
inFact with Lesson Plans
A new version of inFact built around specific educational units from middle school through college. Pending funding. Grants will be sought.
Here Be Dragons
The Edge
A prime-time one hour television series intended for Public Broadcasting in which the fascinating science behind pop nonsense on other TV shows is revealed by a team of crack science experts. Pending funding. Corporate funding will be sought.
Operational Expenses Skeptoid Media currently has zero operating budget for any acitivities other than the Skeptoid Podcast. Pending funding. Grants are being applied for.

Past Projects

Project Description Funding
Here Be Dragons
Here Be Dragons
A 40-minute classroom documentary film describing the basics of scientific skepticism and critical thinking.

Live and available for free under a Creative Commons license. Used in many educational insitutions.
Privately funded.
The Skeptologists
The Skeptologists
A pilot for a prime-time network television show, where the team of STEM superheros rushes to the scene of the pseudoscience to debunk and illuminate. Privately funded.
Truth Hurts
Truth Hurts
A pilot for a web series, available at truthhurts.tv. A fast-paced, fun look pairing a skeptic and a believer experimenting with some of the hot pseudosciences of the day. Privately funded.