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 Jo Alabaster

 

0:08:10

Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynards interviews Alex Wodak, a physician and the director of the Alcohol and Drug Service, at St Vincent's Hospital, in Sydney, Australia.

He is a notable advocate of drug reform laws. Wodak helped establish the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, the NSW Users AIDS Association, and the Australian Society of HIV Medicine. Wodak is President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation and was President of the International Harm Reduction Association.

 

0:26:26

Professor Brian Schmidt AC, FRS

Kevin Davies from Canberra Skeptics catches up with Brian Schmidt for a quick chat after a presentation. 

 

0:31:00

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.

 

0:36:06

'Wellness Warrior' Jess Ainscough dies from cancer

Jo Alabaster and Richard Saunders discuss the sad death of Jess Ainscough who gave up medicine for alternative remedies. 

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Introduction

Richard Saunders and Jo Alabaster

 

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The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson looks at the best first aid treatment for burns.... and then reports on some of the worst, including sunlight and hot water!

 

0:21:15

Dr Bob and Movie "Psychics"

Dr Bob, aka Dr Steve Roberts, gives his views on movie and TV show "Psychics".

 

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.

 

0:32:05

An interview with Ash Pryce

Popular UK entertainer Ash Pryce talks about this tour and stage show 'How to Talk to the Dead' about the claims of those who say chat to the departed. 

 

Easter Egg anyone?

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Introduction

Jo Alabaster

 

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Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard heads to Sydney Skeptics in the Pub and interviews Dr Brad McKay from TV's 'Embarrassing Bodies Down Under'. What does Dr Brad think to so-called "Alternitive Medicine"?

Then Maynard chats to some pharmacists who were in the audiance about quackery in the Chemist Shops.

Finally he asks Eran Segev what he thinks about the retirment of James Randi.

 

0:21:17

Dr Bob and UFOs

Dr Bob aka Dr Steve Roberts gives his views on the lack of UFOs in recent years. Come back E.T.!

 

0:27:28

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.

 

0:32:20

Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster

This week Jo reviews the anti-vaccination book aimed at children, "Melanie's Marvelous Measles".

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

0:07:35

Dr Rachie Reports

Maynard chats to Dr Rachael Dunlop to find out what she's up to and what she's doing next.

 

0:20:10

The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson steps out of her milk bath and gives us an update on the Raw Milk story.

 

0:31:45

Meet Dr Bob

Dr Bob aka Dr Steve Roberts tells us about his trvia quiz.

 

0:35:50

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.

 

0:39:47

Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard heads to Sydney Skeptics in the Pub and finds out what people think of the retirement of James Randi. Then Maynard chats to Dr Karl Kruszelnicki at the JJJ 40th party.

Direct download: the_skeptic_zone_329_150208.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57 PM

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

0:03:27

Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster

Update on the Tenpenny tour of Australia... Cancelled!

0:14:10

The National Center for Science Education

Richard Saunders visits the NCSE and chats to Eugenie Scott and new executive director Ann Reid.

0:41:14

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.

0:44:40

Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard chats to Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne a medical microbiologist and lecturer in communicable disease epidemiology at the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity and School of Public Health, University of Sydney.

Direct download: the_skeptic_zone_328_150130.mp3
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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

0:06:40

Are wind farms all hot air?

Richard chats to Ketan Joshi about "Everything Syndrome". Are wind farms and smart meters making you sick?

 

0:29:30

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.

 

0:33:20

Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard chats to the crowds at the Australian Skeptics National Convention, including long time skeptic Barry Williams.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson looks at what happens when you visit a woo fest and ask questions!

 

0:27:40

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.

 

0:32:18

Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard chats to Michael Marshall part #2

 

Easter Egg anyone?

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Introduction --

Richard Saunders

 

0:07:00

Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster

The Tenpenny tour of Australia. What's being done, what the media have reported, what's the #StopTenpenny campaign all about?

 

0:25:05

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.

 

0:28:20

The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson from the Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters (NRVS) looks at what happens when you're mentioned in the newspapers.

 

0:40:50

Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard chats to Michael Marshall part #1

Direct download: the_skeptic_zone_325_150111.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:12 PM

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard chats to Peter Hadfield aka Potholer54.

 

0:28:35

Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster

Magnetic people? Magnets for health? Jo looks at .... Magnets!

Direct download: the_skeptic_zone_324_150104.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:09 AM

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

0:03:10

Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard chats to Jay Novella from the SGU.

 

0:20:45

Homeopathy Plus! Court Decision

Richard Saunders reports on the Federal Court of Australia's ruling.

 

0:39:36

Mystery Guest

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