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One of my goals before the conclusion of the year is to re-release episodes that were not the best in terms of sound quality. Since it’s that time of the year – here’s the very first episode on Santa Claus.

While listening to a great Skepticality podcast episode (, I found I had many unanswered questions.
Delving into the research, I started checking out what research has been done into belief in Santa. Is it such a bad thing to believe in Santa… and how would you gather evidence about the pros and cons?

Could belief in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the tooth fairy and so forth, be a natural part of childhood development… and can it be used to tell us more about human nature?

Intro song is “P & P” by Derek K Miller of
Outro song is “What If Every Day Were Christmas”, by Podsafe for Peace, produced by Slau and co-written by Orlando Pagan, from

Transcripts and references can be found on the original blog post.

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