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 and Maynard

 

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Maynard's Spooky Action.. Part #1

Maynard chats to Nicole Rogerson, the founding Director and CEO of Autism Awareness Australia, a national-based not-for-profit organisation, about some of the myths and misconceptions regarding autism. Nicole also covers a few of the more crazy so-called therapies.

 

0:21:50

Help Save Discovery

Help us save Bendigo’s beloved Discovery Centre so they can continue to provide inspiring, hands-on science learning experiences that are fun for everyone!

 

0:27:20

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.

 

0:30:55

Lateral Magazine

What is Lateral Magazine and how you can take part? We chat to Editor-in-Chief and Founder, Jack Scanlan.

 

0:42:30

Maynard's Spooky Action.. Part #2

Maynard knocks back a few at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub and asks the big question, what can you do at home to be an active skeptic?

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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James 'The Amazing' Randi

In the lead up to The Amazing Meeting, TAM13, we chat to James Randi and ask what to expect. . 

 

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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.

 

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No Jab - No Play - No Way

Reports from the Sydney and Brisbane anti-vaccination protests.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson looks at some more of the extraordinary claims (with outextraordinary evidence) made at Mind Body Spirit. 

 

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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.

 

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Good Thinking with Michael Marshall

Always good to catch up with the work and investigations from the Good Thinking Society.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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Maynard's Spooky Action.. Part #1.

Maynard interviews Tim Mendham, the editor of 'The Skeptic' magazine from Australian Skeptics. 

 

0:27:20

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.. Part #2. 

Maynard interviews Tim Mendham, the editor of 'The Skeptic' magazine from Australian Skeptics.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

0:05:23

Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster 

Homeopathy under fire again in Australia and the UK. But does Jo give a HOOT??. 

 

0:16:30

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.

 

0:20:00

Report from Mind Body Wallet

Once again the Skeptic Zone heads to the festival of Mind Body Wallet and finds all sorts of amazing claims.... but do they stack up? (Spoiler.. no). 

Also we hear a report from Jo Benhamu from MBW in 2009.

 

0:44:00

Skepticamp Sydney 

A recording of a talk given by Richard Saunders, "We've heard it all before" about some of the sound bites from the New Age.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders and Jo Alabaster

 

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Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard heads to Paracon Australia 2015 at the iconic Blue Mountains hotel The Carrington in Katoomba. He chats to Travis Walton an American logger who was allegedly abducted by a UFO on November 5, 1975.

 

0:27:36

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.

 

0:31:35

Podcasting Sydney Meetup

Richard Saunders and Maynard attend the first meeting of Sydney Podcasters and chat to organiser, Dr Siobhan O'Sullivan.

 

0:36:40

Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster 

Blackmores funds Sydney Uni chair in ‘integrative medicine’ - Vitamin and supplements company Blackmores is funding a “chair in integrative medicine” at Sydney University. 

 

0:46:00

Skepticamp Sydney 2015 

A short report... with more to come. This week CUPCAKES!

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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Derek Colanduno 

Skepticality, the skeptical Podcast racks up 10 years. We chat to Derek about this milestone.

 

0:23:27

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.

 

0:26:13

The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson takes on a case of measles... sort of. Should health care workers be vaccinated? 

 

0:38:42

Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard chats to Nicholas Hudson, author of Modern Australian Usage - A practical guide for writers and editors.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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Lawrence Leung

We chat to Lawrence about his stand-up show, James Randi and behind the sences of his TV shows.

 

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Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard looks at some of the skeptical news of the week.

 

0:30:00

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.

 

0:33:30

North to Finland

Guest reporter Pontus Böckman from Sweden chats to Finnish skeptics, Tatu Ritanen and Markus Sandelin. Just what is Think Helsinki Think?

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi reviews the book "Relax - It's Just God " by Wendy Thomas Russell

 

0:20:46

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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Richard Saunders on the radio 

Late in 2014, Saunders was interviewed on Sydney radio. 

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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QED and Homeopathy with Michael Marshall

Guest reporter Josh Godbee chats to Michael and brings us the news from the UK.

 

0:29:00 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.

 

0:33:30

Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster

Jo reports on the sad death of a young boy in Sydney after undergoing a bizarre alternative medicine treatment.

 

0:38:30

A chat with Alison Gaylard

Alison gives us an overview of the recent "Immunisation advocacy workshop" in Sydney. Includes interviews with Heidi Robertson, Rachel Heap and Peter Bowditch.

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