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Squaring the Strange

Squaring the Strange brings evidence-based analysis and commentary to a wide variety of topics, ranging from the paranormal to the political.


Investigating ghosts. Debunking conspiracies. Dodging chupacabras.

If a claim seems strange, Ben and Pascual will try to square it with the facts.


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Jun 1, 2018

After a quick revisit to the History Channel’s sidestepping, the gang dives into pseudo-experiments. We see them almost every day, often aimed at making a social point or sometimes carefully contrived in order to sell us something. From the Pepsi Challenge to the Dove ad to reality TV, we pull up some examples to help familiarize you with the lure of these demonstrations. The results always seem to speak for themselves--but it’s never quite so simple.