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Sep 17, 2017

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

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An interview with Kurt Andersen
We discuss his new book
FANTASYLAND: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History
Conspiracy Theories: Nearly 1/2 of Americans believe that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election. 1/3 believe global warming is a hoax. 1/3 believe that extraterrestrials have visited (or now reside) on earth. 1/4 believe that U.S. officials planned the 9/11 attacks. How did we arrive at this point?

http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/209776/fantasyland-by-kurt-andersen/9781400067213/

0:16:30
Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee
With Ben Lewis
Your 5 Step Asteroid Success Plan. Want to become an asteroid mining magnate? Thanks to a new law in Luxembourg we've come up with a foolproof five step plan.

https://www.australiascience.tv/vod/brew-ha-ha-your-5-step-asteroid-success-plan/

0:18:40
Maynard's Spooky Action....
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, one of Australia's top science communicators, talks to Maynard about dreams, memories, tiny spiders and loud shirts!

0:38:17
Live report from an Anti-Vax Rally in Sydney
Richard Saunders reports from a poorly attended ant-vaccination rally in Sydney and is confronted by one of the organisers.
Also, The NSW Parliament has passed legislation removing exemptions for conscientious objection in vaccination rules and tightening vaccination requirements for childcare centres and schools.
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children will no longer be allowed to enrol them in child care with the “conscientious objector” option scrapped from January 2018.

http://www.skeptics.com.au/2017/09/14/nsw-parliament-no-conscientious-objection-to-vaccination

0:52:35
Australian Skeptics $100,000 Prize, turned down on TV
Ruthie Phillips, who bills herself as “Australia’s Top Clairvoyant-Medium”, has turned down an offer to be tested for the Australian Skeptics’ $100,000 challenge. The offer was made to her by Australian Skeptics Inc committee member Richard Saunders on Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise program on September 9.

http://www.skeptics.com.au/2017/09/11/top-clairvoyant-refuses-skeptics-100000-challenge

Richard Saunders on Sundrise TV - Video
https://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/watch/37020419/prove-youre-a-psychic-and-win-100-000/#page1

Also...

Richard Saunders and Tim Medham - late night radio segment
http://www.2gb.com/?s=Skeptics

Comedy Writing Masterclass with Tim Ferguson
http://www.cheekymonkeycomedy.com/comedy-writing-masterclass-2

Maynard and Bunga Bunga maynard.com.au
CSI Con - Las Vagas http://csiconference.org
European Skeptics Congress - Wroclaw http://euroscepticscon.org
QED - Manchester qedcon.org
QED - Skepticamp Manchester skepticamp.co.uk

SITP Organiser Survey - http://glasgowskeptics.com/sitp

Skepticon Sydney http://www.skeptics.com.au