653: Ear Candling | Skeptical Sunday

653: Ear Candling | Skeptical Sunday

By Jordan Harbinger

The Jordan Harbinger Show

Sunday, 17 April

Is ear candling -- the practice of inserting a lit, hollow candle in your ear to remove earwax -- a safe, practical way to get the job done? If you have a burning desire to discover the truth, listen on!

Welcome to Skeptical Sunday, a special edition of The Jordan Harbinger Show where Jordan and fact-checker, comedian, and podcast host David C. Smalley break down a topic that you may have never thought about, open things up, and debunk common misconceptions.

On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: Where did the practice of ear candling originate? It's got to come from a noble, ancient, shamanic tradition and not some hippies out to make a buck, right? Ear candling is a thriving industry that rakes in about $1.2 million a year. Are there risks to placing a hollow, burning candle in your living human ear canal? In spite of any of its potential dangers, at least ear candling gets rid of excess earwax and other debris like it's supposed to, right? If ear candling is so hazardous to your health, the FDA or some governmental agency is on the case to have it banned, right? Right? Connect with Jordan on Twitter, on Instagram, and on YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with David at his website, on Twitter, on Instagram, on TikTok, and on YouTube, and make sure to check out The David C. Smalley Podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! If you like to get out of your house and catch live comedy, keep an eye on David's tour dates here and text David directly at (424) 306-0798 for tickets when he comes to your town!

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