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The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason.

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The Skeptic Zone #552 - 19.May.2019

5/18/2019
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Show Notes0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:02:50Down the Rabbit Hole Mick West https://www.tftrh.com 0:21:00Skeptics Vs Psychic Surgeon https://www.skeptics.com.au/the-magazine/ Also Skepticon 2019 https://skepticon.org.au

Duration:00:45:21

The Skeptic Zone #550 - 5.May.2019

5/4/2019
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Show Notes0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:03:52M S S X Alice Howarth and Laurie Phillips Celebrate ten years of the Merseyside Skeptics Society at the special one-day event at the Liner Hotel in Liverpool. It’s been ten years since the first meeting of the MSS, and ten years since the first episode of Skeptics with a K – the UK’s longest-running skeptical podcast. http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/category/mssx/ 0:13:46Astrology in the White...

Duration:00:54:14

The Skeptic Zone #549 - 28.April.2019

4/27/2019
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Show Notes0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:04:40No Spirts in the Spirit Box https://skepticalinquirer.org/exclusive/groundbreaking-ghost-experiment-breaks-no-ground/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgVvr4HhIEKXdWu-VQplnbg 0:18:52Susan Gerbic in the UK 0:27:45A Ghostly Investigation https://www.skeptics.com.au/the-magazine Also Skepticon 2019 https://skepticon.org.au Flu Vax...

Duration:00:48:16

The Skeptic Zone #548 - 21.April.2019

4/20/2019
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Show Notes0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:04:10Interview with Professor Dave Dave Farina https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0cd_-e49hZpWLH3UIwoWRA https://youtu.be/XONAgf9Eg9U https://professordavedebates.simplecast.fm 0:21:20Anti-vax naturopath banned https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/antivax-naturopath-banned-after-watchdog-puts-bite-on-her-claims/news-story/d2e196142433676619ffa45902182fd7 0:24:20Superstition in Sport Kristine Dun0:29:25Flying...

Duration:00:45:25

The Skeptic Zone #547 - 14.April.2019

4/13/2019
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Show Notes0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:04:56Maynard's Spooky Action 0:19:24Maynard's Spooky Action - part #2 Kerrie Dougherty https://www.amazon.com.au/Australia-Space-Kerrie-Dougherty/dp/1925309657 0:27:10Mind your Spirit, Body and Wallet Tim Mendham0:43:30So-called 'Psychic Detectives' sensing nothing https://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/opinion/111702736/psychic-information-an-oxymoronic-offering-for-police-searches Also Skepticon...

Duration:00:56:05

The Skeptic Zone #546 - 7.April.2019

4/5/2019
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Show Notes0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:04:00Science Outreach with Dr Kate Carter https://www.ncse.com 0:26:10The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12217639 0:42:00Mind Body Spirit and Money https://www.skeptics.com.au Also Skepticon 2019 https://skepticon.org.au https://www.meetup.com/SocialSkepticsCanberra/

Duration:00:53:38

The Skeptic Zone #545 - 31.March.2019

3/30/2019
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Show Notes0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:03:10What would Darwin say... Dr Eugenie Scott0:14:55Measles Outbreak Emergency https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/03/26/measles-santa-clara-county-apple-stanford-macys-exposure/ 0:25:15Millbrae Skeptics in the Pub https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Skeptics/ http://bayareascience.org/calendar/ 0:41:20Australian Skeptics looking for 'psychic detectives' https://www.skeptics.com.au/the-magazine Also Skepticon...

Duration:00:53:22

The Skeptic Zone #544 - 24.March.2019

3/23/2019
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0:00:00Australian Skeptics Inc on Christchurch Tragedy Australian Skeptics Inc (and this podcast) is deeply saddened by the horrific terrorist attack in Christchurch on Friday which targeted the Muslim community. https://www.skeptics.com.au/2019/03/19/aust-skeptics-inc-on-christchurch-tragedy/ 0:03:15Introduction Richard Saunders0:06:13Social Media Crackdown on Anti-Vax More and more social media outlets are cracking down on the misinformation of the anti-VAX...

Duration:00:53:36

The Skeptic Zone #543 - 17.March.2019

3/16/2019
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0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:10:20Pete Evans, anti-vaxxer? Celebrity chef Pete Evans supports anti-vaxxer Paul Chek on social media. Jane Hansen, The Daily Telegraph https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/celebrity-chef-pete-evans-supports-antivaxxer-paul-chek-on-social-media/news-story/219eacad3c620dbe2c01df9541109478 0:13:00Life is Wild... With Michelle Franklin Only in.... Darwin? Michelle takes a look at the "only in..." meme. 0:20:45PhD Called into...

Duration:00:47:20

The Skeptic Zone #542 - 10.March.2019

3/9/2019
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0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:04:15New Zealand Dowser Dollors Down Drain We interview the Chair of New Zealand Skeptics, Craig Shearer about how Wellington ratepayers are funding a pseudo-scientific method to find buried water pipes. The contractor, Downer and the Wellington City Council are not concerned at the public's perception their money has been spent on disproved science. Rather than use electronic equipment, a Downer contractor working on a Wellington City Council...

Duration:00:50:25

The Skeptic Zone #541 - 3.March.2019

3/2/2019
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0:00:00Introduction Maynard0:03:22How to catch a "Psychic" We talk to Susan Gerbic about her Sting Operation to catch out an alleged psychic. Does he get his information from the heavens? Seems more likely from 'The Cloud'! Inside the Secret Sting Operations to Expose Celebrity Psychics - New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/26/magazine/psychics-skeptics-facebook.html Buckle Up - Seatbelt...

Duration:00:40:18

The Skeptic Zone #540 - 24.February.2019

2/23/2019
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0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:05:45Melbourne chiropractor 'treats' baby on video A Melbourne chiropractor filmed manipulating a two-week-old boy has been banned from treating children aged under 12 while he is investigated by authorities. https://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/chiro-faces-investigation-after-baby-video/news-story/27b05e049f94504453a63cc22834a1fa 0:14:30Interview with Dr John Cunningham - Views on Chiropractic treatments John Cunningham is an...

Duration:00:56:11

The Skeptic Zone #539 - 17.February.2019

2/16/2019
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0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:03:35Interview with Mark Edward Mark Edward is a professional mentalist who specializes in magic of the mind. He has spent more than 25 years in world-class venues from high-end night clubs and theaters to hundreds of private party and corporate events. As one of only five specially chosen and trained mediums in the history of Hollywood's famed Magic Castle, he has performed 15 years of seances that helped him perfect the role of spirit medium...

Duration:00:56:24

The Skeptic Zone #538 - 10.February.2019

2/9/2019
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0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:03:05Shoot for the Moon Prof. Richard Wiseman https://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/2019/01/28/shoot-for-the-moon/ https://www.youtube.com/user/Quirkology0:15:50FSM welcomes new President Ken Harvey AMFriends of Science in Medicine, founded in 2011, has grown to become a major critic of unscientific health practices and fraudulent health claims. It has advised governments and media, made numerous submissions to enquiries and provided extensive...

Duration:00:54:09

The Skeptic Zone #537 - 3.February.2019

2/3/2019
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0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:03:50Who is 'The Well-Known Skeptic'? Rob Palmer https://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/archive/category/the_well-known_skeptic0:15:40Homeopathy Exposed - Again! https://www.skeptics.com.au/wp-content/uploads/magazine/The%20Skeptic%20Volume%2025%20(2005)%20No%202.pdf0:26:00Remembering Barry Williams Barry Williams

Duration:00:38:18

The Skeptic Zone #536 - 27.January.2019

1/26/2019
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0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:03:20Oh Yow! Oh Yowie! Ben RadfordSquaring the Strange https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/5868252/qld-truckie-claims-yowie-bashed-his-bonnet/?cs=7 https://squaringthestrange.libsyn.com0:15:45Trish & Chips! With Trish Hann Dr Bard McKay https://www.drbradmckay.com.au0:36:48A trip to the California Academy of Sciences https://www.calacademy.org

Duration:00:55:05

The Skeptic Zone #535 - 20.January.2019

1/19/2019
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0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:04:24Oh No! It's Ross Blocher! http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/oh-no-ross-and-carrie0:10:40Climate Science and Educational Outreach Brad Hoge http://www.ncse.com0:36:16Science Friction and Bigfoot Brian Dunning https://sciencefriction.tv

Duration:00:50:24

The Skeptic Zone #534 - 13.January.2019

1/13/2019
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0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:04:15Ear Candles: the outcome of TGA complaint http://www.medreach.com.au/?p=32020:14:22Life is Wild... With Michelle Franklin 0:23:00Trish & Chips! Trish Hann 0:32:12What is Quackery? Dr Richard Gordon GP

Duration:00:46:39

The Skeptic Zone #533 - 6.January.2019

1/5/2019
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0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:00GSoW at the Exploratorium Susan Gerbic, Mark EdwardJay Diamond https://www.exploratorium.edu0:21:30Life is Wild... With Michelle Franklin 0:31:45Wikimedia from the inside Moriel Schottlender http://skepticzone.libsyn.com/the-skeptic-zone-480-31dec20170:45:42The Diet Skeptic... with Mandy-Lee Noble Jane Hansen Surf Coast Skepticamp https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/surf-coast-summer-skepticamp-vii-tickets-51130149654

Duration:00:52:43