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.

 

0:04:30

The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson talks about her week in front of the TV cameras and the current vaccination situation in Mullumbimby. 

 

0:30:40

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.

 

0:35:00

StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

News on the upcoming TV show on the National Geographic Channel.

 

0:40:42

An open letter to Brisbane City Council

Ross Balch reads a letter in response to a banner promoting the kooky, nutty, crackers, absurd, daffy and ridiculous delusion of Homeopathy.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders with news on tne Australian Government's actoin on anti-vaxxers.

 

0:11:24

András Pintér

We chat to András Pintér from the Hungarian Skeptic Society and find out what's going on with science and reason in that part of the world.

 

0:33:10

A Week in Science

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0:37:46

Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard heads to Sydney Skeptics in the Pub and chats to Gabrielle Maston, a qualified clinical and sports dietitian, about food facts and fads.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders, Jo Alabaster and Maynard

 

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Dr Keren Landsman

We chat to Dr Keren Landsman from Tel Aviv about the efforts in Israel to combat the anti-vaccination movement.

 

0:25:35

A Week in Science

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0:29:38

Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster

Jo once again takes on World Homeopathy Awareness week and hopes everyone will indeed become aware of this outlandish quackery.

 

0:41:10

Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard heads to Sydney Skeptics in the Pub and asks the big questions... Have you tired a fad diet and do you have a plot for the new X-Files?

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Introduction

Richard Saunders, Jo Alabaster and Maynard

 

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Swedish Skeptics

We chat to Pontus Bockman, a board member of the Swedish Skeptics, about the movement in land of Ikea, ABBA, Ace of Base, and Meatballs.

 

0:26:07

A Week in Science

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The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson looks at the best treatment for asthma.... and then reports on some of the bad ideas and treatments from the mixed up world of alt. med.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster

Jo, with the help of RIchard Saunders and Ian Bryce, looks at some of the claims made by new age shops in Newtown, Sydney.

 

0:36:55

A Week in Science

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0:40:04

The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson reports on the sad news of a baby lost of Whooping Cough. Also an important announcement by the NSW government.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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New Zealand is Skeptical!

We chat to Mark Honeychurch from NZ Skeptics and find out what's going on way down under in the land of the long white cloud.

 

0:23:20

A Week in Science

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0:27:15

NHMRC on homeopathy

NHMRC releases statement and advice on homeopathy and the homeopaths are not very happy.

 

0:39:00

A chat with Jeff Wagg

Jeff was in Sydney with a group of adventure seekers to set sail to the south Pacific.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders and Maynard

 

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More love from mother Russia

We chat to Kirill Alferov to find out what the Russian Skeptics are up to and how they go about testing strange claims.

 

0:29:00

A Week in Science

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0:33:15

Testing the Premium Wine Card

Join us at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub as we put the Premium Wine Card to an informal test.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders and Jo Alabaster

 

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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

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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

 

0:04:24

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

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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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