SGU Episode 776

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SGU Episode 776
SGU 775 SGU 777
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella

Quote of the Week
Show Notes
Forum Topic


Voiceover: You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.

COVID-19 Update ()

News Items






(laughs) (laughter) (applause) [inaudible]

News Item 1 ()

  • [link URL publication: title][1]

News Item 2 ()

  • [link URL publication: title][2]

News Item 3 ()

  • [link URL publication: title][3]

News Item 4 ()

  • [link URL publication: title][4]

News Item 5 ()

  • [link URL publication: title][5]

Who's That Noisy? ()

  • Answer to last week’s Noisy: Pet Fox Steals Phone[6]

New Noisy ()

[brief, vague description of Noisy]

Questions/Emails/Corrections/Follow-ups ()

Question/Email/Correction #1: [brief description] ()

Science or Fiction ()

Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Theme: Bread
Item #1: The US Government banned presliced bread in 1943, but the ban lasted only several months due to widespread protest.[7]
Item #2: In the US some products sold as wheat bread are just white bread dyed brown with caramel coloring.[8]
Item #3: A “baker’s dozen” is 13, originally used as a marketing ploy, as 13 is prime and cannot be easily divided, encouraging purchase of the full “dozen.”[9]

[Rogue’s] Response

[Rogue’s] Response

[Rogue’s] Response

[Rogue’s] Response

Steve Explains Item #[n]

Steve Explains Item #[n]

Steve Explains Item #[n]

Answer Item
Fiction baker's dozen
Science {{{science1}}}
Host Result
Rogue Guess

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()

– Author, [short description]

Signoff/Announcements ()

S: —and until next week, this is your Skeptics' Guide to the Universe.

S: Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is produced by SGU Productions, dedicated to promoting science and critical thinking. For more information, visit us at Send your questions to And, if you would like to support the show and all the work that we do, go to and consider becoming a patron and becoming part of the SGU community. Our listeners and supporters are what make SGU possible.

Today I Learned

  • Fact/Description, possibly with an article reference[10]
  • Fact/Description
  • Fact/Description


  1. [url-from-news-item-show-notes publication: title]
  2. [url-from-news-item-show-notes publication: title]
  3. [url-from-news-item-show-notes publication: title]
  4. [url-from-news-item-show-notes publication: title]
  5. [url-from-news-item-show-notes publication: title]
  6. This Sneaky Fox Steals A Woman’s Phone, Runs Away While It’s Still Recording, Tries To Bury It
  7. Mental Floss: The Time the U.S. Government Banned Sliced Bread
  8. SF Gate: Brown Bread Vs. Whole Wheat
  9. The meaning and origin of the expression: Baker's dozen
  10. [url-for-TIL publication: title]


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