The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and the crew for interviews and reports from around the world.
The Skeptic Zone #381 - 7.Feb.2016

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:04:04
Dr Phil Plait
We catch up with Dr Plait and talk about the late astronaut Edgar Mitchelll as well as Pluto and UFOs.

0:27:06
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.

0:31:27
Anti-Vaxxers react to Mark Zuckerberg
Some of the more extreme nastiness from the anti-science trolls.

0:34:35
Sydney Skeptics in the Pub
Another great evening in Sydney where we ask the big questions!

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The Skeptic Zone #380 - 31.Jan.2016

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

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Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster
Jo reports on the importance of being on the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry.

0:12:00
Dr Richard Wiseman
We catch up with Dr Wiseman who tells us about is very, very clever magic videos, a 'psychic' dog and the study of dreams.

0:38:35
A Week in Science
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0:24:20
Maynard's Spooky Action..
Maynard interviews Dr Ken Harvery about his action against the Chiropractic board and ongoing investigations into quackery.

1:01:20
The sad passing of Fred the Skeptic Zone cat.

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The Skeptic Zone #379 - 24.Jan.2016

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

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Recollect: Health and Medicine
Richard visits the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and gets a guided tour by Tilly Boleyn and Frankie Lee of the history of medical devices.

0:41:00
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.

0:44:10
Psychic TV Australia
Online threats are alleged to have been made against some of the 'psychics' on Psychic TV, a business promoting a 'dial a reading' service.

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The Skeptic Zone #378 - 17.Jan.2016

Introduction
Richard Saunders

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Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster
Jo has a message for Pauline Hanson who appeard on the 'Sunrise' TV program.

0:07:50
A Week in Science
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0:10:54
Dr Rachie Reports... with Dr Rachael Dunlop
This week, Dr Rachie reports on the University of Woolongong's decision to award a Ph.D for a thesis claiming that conspiracies are behind the Australian Immunisation Schedule.

0:23:40
Bent Spoon for University of Wollongong?
By Tim Mendham, read by Richard Saunders

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The Skeptic Zone #377 - 10.Jan.2016

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:04:08
Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster
Jo reports on the horror that is Black Salve. A warning to everyone.

0:15:27
Guest Reporter Kevin Davies from Canberra Skeptics
Kevin chats to Dr. Rachelle Duvall, Research Physical Scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Embassy Science Fellow.

0:20:13
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.

0:23:18
Maynard's Spooky Action..
Maynard interviews pub goers at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub. What are their predictions for 2016 and what do they think about New Year Resolutions?

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The Skeptic Zone #376 - 3.Jan.2016

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:03:16
Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster
Jo reads from the AGE Newspaper. Chiropractors promoting anti-vaccination views despite rules.

0:11:00
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.

0:13:50
Report
Queensland childcare centres and the new vaccination laws. Report from Australian Skeptics.

0:18:18
Maynard's Spooky Action..
Maynard interviews more people at the recent Australian Skeptics National Convention.

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The Skeptic Zone #375 - 27.Dec.2015

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Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:02:00
In conversation with Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki AM
A chat with Australia's most trusted science communicator

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The Skeptic Zone #374 - 20.Dec.2015

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:04:50
Maynard's Spooky Action..
Maynard interviews Jake Farr-Wharton, a guest presenter at the recent Austalian Skeptics National Convention.

0:22:50
Report
Anti-vaxers taking posters and pamphlets promoting vaccination in hospitals and clinics.

0:28:36
Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster
Jo reads a letter from the Friends of Science in Medicine. How can the government save health dollars?

---Merry Christmas---

---Send Peanuts---

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0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:06:00
The "ESP" Podcst
An interview with the movers and shakers of the European Skeptics Podcast - András Gábor Pintér, Jelena Levin and Pontus Böckman.

0:16:30
Chickenpox outbreak at “tolerant” Victorian school
Report from Australian Skeptics Inc..

0:25:12
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.

0:28:18
Maynard's Spooky Action..
Maynard heads for Sydney Skeptics in the Pub and chats with guest speaker Ross Balch about Viruses and other tiny things.

0:40:13
Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster
Jo looks at so-called psychics with their so-called preditctions (cough.. guesses) for the coming year. Can Skeptics do any better?

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The Skeptic Zone #372 - 6.Dec.2015

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:04:50
The SkepDoc
An interview with Dr Harriet Hall about her new online video series on Science Based Medicine.

0:16:30
The Raw Skeptic Report with Heidi Robertson
This week Heidi looks at the facts and myths behind Meningococcal and interviews Marty who lost his legs to this disease.

0:34:35
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.

0:38:48
Maynard's Spooky Action..
Maynard heads for Sydney Skeptics in the Pub to find out what would make the best Christmas gift for a skeptic.

 

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