Brian Dunning

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

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Since 2006, the weekly Skeptoid podcast has been taking on all the most popular myths and revealing the true science, true history, and true lessons we can learn from each. Free subscribers get the most recent 50 episodes, premium subscribers (skeptoid.com) can access the full archive.


Skeptoid #432: The Death of Rasputin

September 16th, 2014

Episode 456 of 574 episodes

Legend says that Grigori Rasputin, the "Mad Monk" who played a part in the last days of the Russian monarchy, was hard to kill. They say he had to be poisoned, shot, beaten, and drowned before he finally succumbed to death. But does the history agree with the legend?

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