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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Derek Colanduno 

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

 

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A Week in Science

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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.

 

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A Week in Science

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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

 

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A Week in 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

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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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Introduction

Richard Saunders

 

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Court Report on Homeopathy Plus

We talk to skeptic Maureen Chuck who was in Federal Court of Australia to hear about the possible penalties against Homeopathy Plus.

 

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A Week in Science

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The Think Tank

Join Jo Alabaster, Jason Brown and Richard Saunders in our club at the end of the street as they chat about Skepticamp Sydney, the Australian Skeptics National Convention 2015 and more.

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Introduction

Richard Saunders.

 

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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. 

 

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A Week in Science

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0:35:00

StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

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

 

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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.

 

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A Week in Science

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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.

 

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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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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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