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The Skeptic Zone

Oct 15, 2017

Richard Saunders

Interview with Ben Radford
We ask Ben about so-called "Psychic Detectives", people who investigate crimes by using purported paranormal psychic abilities.
Benjamin Radford is deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer science magazine and a Research Fellow with the non-profit educational organization the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He has written over a thousand articles on a wide variety of topics, including urban legends, the paranormal, critical thinking, and media literacy.

“Australian-first” penalties for male hormone clinic
Wellness Enterprises Pty Limited, which traded as Australian Male Hormone Clinic, has been fined $127,500 plus costs after being found guilty and convicted of 17 charges related to unlawful advertising of regulated health services.
Charges brought by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) followed advertisements the business published in newspapers around Australia between February and August 2017 for treatment of testosterone deficiency.

A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev
This week Eran chats Leo Igwe at the European Skeptics Congress. Leo Igwe is a Nigerian human rights advocate and humanist. Igwe is a former Western and Southern African representative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, and has specialized in campaigning against and documenting the impacts of child witchcraft accusations.

Maynard's spooky action... at a distance
BUNGA BUNGA LIVE! The Festival of Dumb Ideas
The hilarious podcast BUNGA BUNGA will be performed & recorded live!
Tuesday 14th November at their local, The Harold Park Hotel, Glebe. Funny man Maynard & even funnier man Tim Ferguson, present an evening of comedy, wits and foolishness..
Tuesday 14th November
$15 (el cheapo)
Harold Park Hotel, Glebe

Susan Gerbic on tour in Italy
Susan chats to Chiara Pasquini
(Italian Committee for the Investigation of Claims of the Pseudosciences)
CICAP reaches out to the public through conferences and public lectures, radio and television appearances, through the publication of Query a quarterly magazine (formerly Scienza & Paranormale, ‘Science & Paranormal’), books and articles regarding these topics, through the conservation of a library and an archive of articles. Additional material, both on CICAP own research as well as foreigner skeptical and scientific papers translated into Italian, is published on QueryOnline, the online version of the printed magazine.

Loose Ends
We hear from Dr Angie Mattke from the USA.

Australian Skeptics
- Late night radio segment with Mike Williams

Australian Skeptics
- Breakfast with John Stanley and Garry Linnell

CSI Con - Las Vagas

Skepticon Sydney