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

0:00:00

Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

0:04:35

Are pharmacists as trustworthy as they'd like us to believe?

Opinion piece by Mick Vagg, read by Richard Saunders.

 

0:08:35

An Open Letter to Australian Pharmacies

Ear Candling? What on earth are you selling?

 

0:12:30

Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster

Vitamin K? What's that and why should we care? Why are some people rejecting it? Find out more with Jo.

 

0:20:05

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.

 

0:23:36

Maynard's Spooky Action... 

Maynard at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub. Chats with Joanne Benhamu and Gary Dalrymple (Sydney Freecon organiser).

Direct download: the_skeptic_zone_308_1409014.mp3
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Introduction

Richard Saunders, Maynard and Jo Alabaster

 

0:03:00

Maynard's Spooky Action... Part #1

Maynard and Richard head to the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney to perform the Mystery Investigators show. Maynard also chats to Tilly Boleyn from the Powerhouse and others taking part in the science festival.

 

0:20:18

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.

 

0:24:03

Maynard's Spooky Action... Part #2

Maynard at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub. Do we still need skeptics in 2014? Also Maynard's feature interview with scientist Jodi Rowley about her work in describing new species of frogs.

Direct download: the_skeptic_zone_307_140907.mp3
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Introduction

Maynard

 

0:04:00

Evan Bernstein from SGU

Richard Saunders chats to Evan Bernstein, of the rouges from The Skeptics Guide to the Universe Podcast. This week Evan is at Dragon*Con in Atlanta.

 

0:23:00

A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev

Eran chats to Johanna Bischof about diet and misconceptions.

 

0:29:42

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.

 

0:33:13

Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster

Not quite magic undies, but strange claims nevertheless. Jo looks at the latest with Wireless Armour and their shilding underwear.

Direct download: the_skeptic_zone_306_140831.mp3
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0:00:00

Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

0:08:00

Mystery Investigators Show

Science week at the Australian Museum with the Mystery Investigators.

 

0:15:42

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.

 

0:19:24

Maynard's Spooky Action

The Big Night of Science at the Powerhouse Museum. Maynard chats to Dr Rachie and many others at the event.

Direct download: the_skeptic_zone_305_140824.mp3
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0:00:00

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.

Direct download: the_skeptic_zone_304_140817.mp3
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0:00:00

Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

0:05:20

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.

 

0:22:00

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.

 

0:24:56

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.

Direct download: the_skeptic_zone_303_140810.mp3
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0:00:00

Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

0:06:30

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.

 

0:07:40

A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev

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

Direct download: the_skeptic_zone_302_140803.mp3
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0:00:00

Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

0:06:30

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.

 

0:30:00

Maynard's Spooky Action...

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

Direct download: the_skeptic_zone_301_140727.mp3
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0:00:00

Introduction

Richard Saunders and Stefan Sojka.

 

0:13:17

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

Direct download: the_skeptic_zone_300_140720.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:04 AM

0:00:00

Introduction

Richard Saunders with Bob Novella and Evan Bernstein

 

0:02:03

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

Direct download: the_skeptic_zone_299_140713.mp3
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