The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and the crew for interviews and reports from around the world.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

0:05:04

Dr Rachie Reports

Recorded at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub, Dr Rachie reports on the progress of the Stop the AVN facebook group.

 

0:31:07

Cosmos DVD winner

We announce the winner of the Cosmos DVD pack from National Geographic Australia.

 

0:32:30

A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.

 

0:36:00

Balance in the Media?

We follow the story of the reporting of vaccination news in the "Sunshine Coast Daily" newspaper. A lesson in skeptics taking action. With Jo Alabaster, Richard Sanders and Ross Balch.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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The JREF MDC for 2014

Come behind the curtain for a look at the planning of the James Randi Educational Foundation's Million Dollar Challenge.

 

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A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.

 

0:24:56

Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster.

Jo heads for Skeptics in the Pub to ask if we really still need the Million Dollar Challenge.

 

0:46:35

A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev

This week Eran chats to Elizabeth Pisani from the QED convention in Manchester, about AIDS, HIV and Circumcision.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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Interview with Heidi Robertson

Heidi fills us in on the Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters and their work in promoting good science and good health.

 

0:13:17

Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster.

Fake bomb detectors based on dowsing are making the news again. Jo digs deep!

 

0:25:40

A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.

 

0:30:00

Cosmos DVD Compitition

A chance for someone in Australia to win the new Cosmos DVD set.

 

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A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev

This week Eran chats to Rhys Morgan from the QED convention in Manchester.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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Interviews from TAM 2014

Live from Las Vegas it's; 

Kyle Sanders

Cathy Smith

Spoony Quine

 

0:19:20

Burzynski Updte

Bob Blaskiewicz with the latest information

 

0:25:40

A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.

 

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Maynard's Spooky Action...

The life of a Pharmacist. Maynard chats to John Bell, Chris Piggott and student Andrew.

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0:00:00

Introduction

Richard Saunders and Stefan Sojka.

 

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Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster.

Post-mortem from Brisskepticamp...

in a park.. and birds.. with 

Ross Balch - president of Brisbane Skeptical Society

Phil Kent - secretary of Brisbane Skeptical Society

Lauren Cochrane - president of Canberra Skeptics

 

0:29:03

"Rev" Stefan Sojka

Miracle face recognition software.

 

0:33:07

A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.

 

0:36:17

The Vaccination Chronicles

Featuring 

Verna Morris, Maureen Chuck, Ken McLeod, Monica Saville, Dr Richard Gordon, 

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, John Bundock, Peter Bowditch and Lauren Cochrane

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Introduction

Richard Saunders with Bob Novella and Evan Bernstein

 

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Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster.

News from Queensland about Whooping Cough.

 

0:10:07

A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.

 

0:13:06

Interviews from TAM 2014

Richard Saunders bumps into: 

Derek Colanduno

Sharon Hill

George Hrab

James Randi

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster.

What's in your food? Before you run downsatirs and open the fridge, have a listen to Jo's report on food additives.

 

0:19:44

A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.

 

0:27:26

Promoting Women of Science

Guest reporter Kevin Davies chats to Kylie Walker from the Australian Academy of Science. Learn how you can help promote Australian Women of Science.

 

0:27:26

Saunders on the Radio

Last week, the weeeeee small hours, Richard Saunders in San Francisco, called in to Sydney radio to chat with Luke Boner about people who claim to talk with the dead and much more. Now... what is this about Saunders and rats?

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev

This week Eran chats to Dr Brad McKay from the TV show Embarrassing Bodies Down Under.

 

0:19:44

A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.

 

0:23:12

Maynard on the street

Where is Maynard? What's he up to? Find out more when we find him on the street.

 

0:27:26

Robert Blaskiewicz with a Burzynski update

Houston doctor Stanislaw Burzynski is in the news again.. for the wrong reasons. We find out more from Robert Blaskiewicz.

 

0:39:40

Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster.

Jo and rats. Rats and science. Jo, rats and science. Why would you want anything more?

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

0:03:15

Woo Weekend part #1

Join Jo Alabaster and Richard Saunders as they wander around the 'Winter Magic' festival at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

 

0:17:00

A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.

 

0:20:07

Woo Weekend part #2

Richard, once again, heads for the festival of Mind Body Spirit in Sydney.

 

0:30:07

Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster.

Jo continues her look into Parenting Skeptically. This week the early years of childhood.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

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A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev

This week Eran talks with Jonny Scaramanga who grew up in the UK as a Christian fundamentalist. Most people think this kind of fundamentalism does not exist in Britain, or it is limited to certain ethnic communities, like black pentecostals. They have no idea what fundamentalists believe, and certainly no clue what it’s like to be one.

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A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.

0:19:35

Signe Cane and Vaccination Conspiracy Theories

Why you should ignore what anti-vaxxers have to say.

Signe is a Sydney-based freelance science writer and radio broadcaster, her articles have appeared in Australian Geographic, The Scientist, Australasian Science, New Philosopher and other outlets.

0:26:15

Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster.

Young mothers look out! Jo with the inside information on woo with you're expecting.

0:36:55

Roving reporter Dr Krissy Wilson

Krissy chats about a new book, 'The Survival Hypothesis by Adam J. Rock' and her chapter.

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