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The Skeptic Zone

Oct 3, 2020

Richard Saunders

The Raw Skeptic Report. With Heidi Robertson.

Interview with Brian Deer, a British investigative reporter, best known for inquiries into the drug industry, medicine and social issues for The Sunday Times. Deer's investigative nonfiction book, The Doctor Who Fooled the World, was published in September 2020 by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Part #1 - An overview of the original Wakefild paper, how the children in the study were recruited, the $100 million dollar lawsuit and how the diagnosis of some of the children was changed to suit the end goal.

Logical Fallacies. With Michelle Bijkersma

This week Michelle looks at "Poisoning the Well".

Also known as smear tactics, this is when you try to discredit your opponent, or an institution, especially in the mind of others, before even entering into a debate or conversation.

A Logical Fallacy is an error we can make in reasoning, but it usually crops up when we are discussing or arguing our point of view.

The Book of Tim. With Tim Mendham

What Goes Around - Trials by Fire.

A Dive into a Trove

A wander through the decades of digitised Australian newspapers on a search for references to the term "Haunted House". What was going 'bump' in the night?