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Sydney, Australia

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The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason.

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The Skeptic Zone #500 - 20.May.2018

5/19/2018
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0:00:00 Message from James Randi 0:00:45 Introduction Richard Saunders & Stefan Sojka 0:07:10 Australian Skeptics Flu Vaccination Day Skeptics in Sydney take advantage of the Australian Skeptics Flu Vaccination afternoon. We are in the good hands of Dr Brad McKay, an Australian doctor, television personality and author. He is best known for his television series Embarrassing Bodies Down Under. 0:17:00 The Think Tank The long awaited return of the Think Tank with guests,...

Duration:01:10:52

The Skeptic Zone #499 - 13.May.2018

5/13/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:40 Oh My Stars! Interview with Dr Pamela Gay Dr Pamela Gay is an American astronomer, educator, podcaster, and writer, best known for her work in astronomical podcasting and citizen science astronomy projects. She is the Director of Technology and Citizen Science for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and a long time friend of The Skeptic Zone. Pamela interviews Richard Saunders on...

Duration:00:59:26

The Skeptic Zone #498 - 6.May.2018

5/6/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:30 Michael Kruse and Bad Science Watch Canada Rabid dog saliva homeopathic remedy no longer to be sold in Canada and other news from the land to the north. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/04/30/rabid-dog-saliva-homeopathic-remedy-no-longer-to-be-sold-in-canada.html http://www.badsciencewatch.ca 0:29:25 Maynard's Spook Action Sydney Skeptics in the Pub and a talk by Ian Bryce about Stephen Hawking... but Maynard would...

Duration:00:55:41

The Skeptic Zone #497 - 29.April.2018

4/29/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:10 Bob Connolly - Director of "James Randi in Australia" An interview with the award winning Australian film maker and director who in 1980 was commissioned by Dick Smith to direct the documentary, "James Randi in Australia". James Randi in Australia - video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqoYrSd94kA THE 1980 DIVINING TESTS - by James Randi https://tinyurl.com/ycur583e - (See page 2) Bob Connolly -...

Duration:00:56:50

The Skeptic Zone #496 - 22.April.2018

4/22/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:00 Let's Have a Random Rant! With Dr Paulie Our new reporter Dr Paulie interviews John Cook, a research assistant professor at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, researching cognitive science. https://www.skepticalscience.com http://evidencesquared.com Critical Thinking Cafe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAp1Foj7BzY Plos One paper “Neutralizing misinformation through inoculation: Exposing...

Duration:00:40:42

The Skeptic Zone #495 - 15.April.2018

4/15/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:05 Maynard's Spook Action March for Science 2018 The March for Science celebrates the public discovery, distribution, and understanding of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet. Maynard interviews Adam Spencer. https://marchforscienceaustralia.org 0:22:44 Naturopath jailed. The sentencing EXTREME diet naturopath Marilyn Bodnar has been sent to prison for her role in the...

Duration:00:44:13

The Skeptic Zone #494 - 8.April.2018

4/8/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders Includes trying to make sense of Astrology. 0:12:50 Naturopath jailed EXTREME diet naturopath Marilyn Bodnar has been sent to prison for her role in the baby starvation case. http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/courts-law/naturopath-faces-sentencing-in-starving-baby-case/news-story/bc594346e08341bfee402f19471b830d http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-05/naturopath-sentenced-to-seven-months-in-jail/9622276 0:20:55 Breakfast Radio...

Duration:00:44:47

The Skeptic Zone #493 - 1.April.2018

3/31/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:26 The Great Prediction Project in Melbourne Join Dr Steve Roberts and Richard Saunders has they head to the State Library of Victoria to sort through over 900 issues of "New Idea" magaine. https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/ 0:23:38 All back issues of "The Skeptic" magazine from Australian Skeptics - PDF https://www.skeptics.com.au/the-magazine 0:28:00 Interview with Dr Steve Robers Where have all the UFOs gone? Is the TRUTH (Newspaper) out...

Duration:00:55:54

The Skeptic Zone #492 - 25.March.2018

3/24/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:08:40 Fundraising campaign for Britt Hermes Britt Hermes, a noted skeptical campaigner, has been taken to court in Germany by US-based naturopath ‘Dr’ Colleen Huber, claiming that Britt has defamed her. For this reason, Australian Skeptics Inc is managing a fundraising campaign to assist Britt in her current legal action. https://www.skeptics.com.au/2018/01/13/fundraising-campaign-for-britt-hermes/ 0:11:33 Rob Palmer and Susan Gerbic reply to...

Duration:00:52:54

The Skeptic Zone #491 - 18.March.2018

3/17/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:17 Dr Rachie Reports.... with Dr Rachael Dunlop Rogue medical practitioners will no longer be able to make false statements about a child’s ability to be immunised thanks to new laws which passed Victorian Parliament. Dr Rachie looks at how the AVsN are helping to bring about new laws with own goals. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/new-no-jab-no-play-laws-shut-the-door-on-rogue-doctors/ 0:17:28 Maynard's Spooky Action! Maynard at Sydney...

Duration:01:10:36

The Skeptic Zone #490 - 11.March.2018

3/10/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:35 The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake We are joined by Dr Steve Novella from SGU who tells about the new book by the skeptical rouges. Also the online Sci-Fi review show Alpha Quadrant 6. https://www.amazon.com/Skeptics-Guide-Universe-Really-Increasingly/dp/1538760533 https://www.facebook.com/alphaquadrant6/ 0:21:50 Maynard's Spooky Action! Maynard at Sydney...

Duration:00:53:29

The Skeptic Zone #489 - 4.March.2018

3/4/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:06 The Diet Skeptic... with Mandy-Lee Noble Health claims on the menu. Mandy-Lee looks at the amazing claims found on the menus of some cafes. https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/ 0:13:35 Michael Marshall Marsh joins us from the UK to talk about the last days of London's Homeopathic Hospital. https://goodthinkingsociety.org/ 0:31:26 Maynard's Spooky Action! Maynard at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub where it's trivia night. Test...

Duration:00:53:47

The Skeptic Zone #488 -25.Feb.2018

2/25/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders Includes a report on a retracted letter about vaccine safety made potentially “slanderous” claims. http://retractionwatch.com/2018/02/21/retracted-letter-about-vaccine-safety-made-potentially-slanderous-claims/ 0:10:08 What's it like to be an editor for GSoW? We chat to Susan Gerbic in the USA and Stuart Jones in Australia about what's it's like to do editing work for Guerrilla Skepticism on...

Duration:00:43:10

The Skeptic Zone #487 -18.Feb.2018

2/18/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction - Richard Saunders Includes a brief look at the case of the missing Beaumont Children from 1966 0:14:32 A Grain of Salt... with Eran Segev This week Eran brings us new of the sucess of the ongoing Fundraising campaign for Britt Hermes. https://www.skeptics.com.au/2018/01/13/fundraising-campaign-for-britt-hermes/ 0:21:04 Maynard's Spooky Action! We join Maynard at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub where he interviews Dr Andrea Leong, a microbiologist with an...

Duration:00:45:24

The Skeptic Zone #486 -11.Feb.2018

2/11/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:13 A Piece of his Mind - With Professor Paul Willis A gem from 1980 with dire warnings for the future of the planet! Find out when it all went to hell! Does anyone remember it happening? https://pmc.gov.au/domestic-policy/religious-freedom-review https://www.mediaengagementservices.com.au/ 0:12:08 Dragons lack critical thinking - An interview with Bill Nuvo Magician and Skeptic Bill Nuvo helps lift the lid on the old tricks of...

Duration:00:42:01

The Skeptic Zone #485 - 4.Feb.2018

2/4/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:50 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson brings us updates and news reports on yet more foolery, buffoonery and silliness from the Anti-Vax crowd. 0:16:40 Wake Up Australia! A gem from 1980 with dire warnings for the future of the planet! Find out when it all went to hell! Does anyone remember it happening? http://www.skepticzone.tv/pdf/wake_up_australia_1980.pdf 0:31:00 Maynard's Spooky Action! We join Maynard at Sydney...

Duration:00:47:04

The Skeptic Zone #484 - 28.Jan.2018

1/28/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders Includes and update on the Britt Hermes story. 0:08:04 18 nurses face disciplinary action after anti-vax comments on Facebook EIGHTEEN nurses are facing possible disciplinary action for allegedly posting anti-vaccination comments on Facebook, after a pro-vaccination campaigner reported them to the health watchdog. - Vanda Carson, The Courier-Mail 0:14:52 Dr Angie Mattke and Dragon*Con We chat to Dr Angie who is now the Assistant Director for...

Duration:00:44:27

The Skeptic Zone #483 - 21.Jan.2018

1/21/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:35 Vale – Barry Williams It is with great sadness that we report the news of the passing of Barry Williams, who died on January 20, 2018, at the age of 79, following a series of heart operations. Includes Barry on the TODAY TV show in 1986, Newspaper story from 1994 and an interview with Maynard in 2015. https://www.skeptics.com.au/2018/01/21/vale-barry-williams 0:30:16 Susan Gerbic with news from Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia We...

Duration:00:55:04

The Skeptic Zone #482 - 14.Jan.2018

1/14/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:57 Fundraising campaign for Britt Hermes Britt Hermes, a noted skeptical campaigner, has been taken to court in Germany by US-based naturopath ‘Dr’ Colleen Huber, claiming that Britt has defamed her. For this reason, Australian Skeptics Inc is managing a fundraising campaign to assist Britt in her current legal action. https://www.skeptics.com.au/2018/01/13/fundraising-campaign-for-britt-hermes/ 0:10:50 Trish Hann and Medical...

Duration:00:50:17

The Skeptic Zone #481 - 7.Jan.2018

1/7/2018
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:15 Big Trees are...... BIG! Join Dr Eugenie Scott and Richard Saunders as they wander through Big Trees State Park in California. Calaveras Big Trees State Park is a state park of California, United States, preserving two groves of giant sequoia trees. It is located 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Arnold, California in the middle elevations of the Sierra...

Duration:00:37:16

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