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

 

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Michael Marshall from Good Thinking

Palm readers have operated in seaside towns across the UK for many years.  In the absence of any proof that palmists have any ability to accurately advise on the future, the Good Thinking Society wanted to find out whether the trust given by so many was well-placed, so they visited a palm reader in Blackpool.

 

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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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If I could talk to the animals...

In 2009 the Nonsense Podcast set out to investigate an animal psychic. We find our crew having dinner after the evet.. With Jason Hamiester, Dr Rachie, Bastard Sheep and Richard Saunders.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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Interviews from TAM13

Sharon Hill from Doubtful News

Prof. Bruce M. Hood about Speakezee 

 

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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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Interviews from TAM13

Ben Radford and his investigations.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders and Jay Novella.

 

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Interviews from TAM13

A 'live' interview with Susan Gerbic from Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia. 

Tim Farley joins us from What's the Harm.

 

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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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Interviews from TAM13

Carbon Dating with Kyle Sanders

Jeff Wagg and his College of Curiosity.

 

Sign off with James Randi

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson interviews Cath Hughes about the sad loss of her son Riley and the positive action she is now taking. Also, Heidi chats with Chrys Stevenson about the Jode Matthews appeal. 

 

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Saunders on Psychic Reporter

Richard Saunders is asked to define 'skeptic' and what to look out for when visiting a so-called 'psychic'.

 

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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Astrology vs..... reality?

Back in 2009 Richard Saunders appeared on national TV to debate an astrologer. Did anyone win?

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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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Lateral Magazine

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

 

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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

 

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Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster 

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

 

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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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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

0:31:35

Podcasting Sydney Meetup

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

 

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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. 

 

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Skepticamp Sydney 2015 

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

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