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The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason.

The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason.
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Sydney, Australia

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The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason.

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@SkepticZone

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English


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The Skeptic Zone #469 - 15.Oct.2017

10/14/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:40 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,...

Duration: 00:56:46


The Skeptic Zone #468 - 8.Oct.2017

10/7/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:40 Interview with Dr Pamela Gay We find out how Dr Pamela Gay and you can help NASA analyze more than 1.5 million images taken by astronauts on the International Space Station! They need your help analyzing these images – this is a task only a human like you can accomplish. Please join them in enhancing NASA’s extensive catalogue of astronaut images that can be used for science and enjoyed for their...

Duration: 01:05:09


The Skeptic Zone #467- 1.Oct.2017

10/1/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:07:00 Interview with Stevyn Colgan Stevyn Colgan is a British writer, artist and speaker. A former researcher and scriptwriter for the BBC TV series QI and the regular QI Annuals, and for QI's BBC Radio 4 sister show The Museum of Curiosity. Why did the policeman cross the road? TED...

Duration: 00:57:42


The Skeptic Zone #466- 24.Sept.2017

9/24/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:00 Susan Gerbic All roads lead to Europe and the European Skeptics Congress. We catch up with Susan Gerbic as she travels from country to country, making her way to the main event. http://guerrillaskepticismonwikipedia.blogspot.com.au 0:16:35 Bent Spoon nominations for 2017 The nominations for the 2017 Australian Skeptics’ Bent Spoon award have been published, featuring an array of potential winners and dis-honourees. The Spoon is...

Duration: 00:53:21


The Skeptic Zone #465- 17.Sept.2017

9/16/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:05 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...

Duration: 01:06:00


The Skeptic Zone #464- 10.Sept.2017

9/9/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders Including an update on anti-vaccination GP John Piesse. http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/medical-regulator-police-raid-antivax-gp-john-piesses-mitcham-clinic-20170909-gye3ak.html 0:06:15 Stranger Things Down Under at the Oz Paranormal Expo Join Lara Benham, Alethia Dean and Richard Saunders as they once again brave the wonders of the paranormal...

Duration: 01:06:09


The Skeptic Zone #463- 3.Sept.2017

9/2/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:27 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev This week Eran chats to Cara Santa Maria. Cara Santa Maria is a Los Angeles Area Emmy and Knight Foundation Award winning journalist, science communicator, television personality, producer, and podcaster. She is also part of the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast. http://carasantamaria.com 0:27:24 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Casey Harrigan In the fight...

Duration: 01:04:47


The Skeptic Zone #462- 27.Aug.2017

8/27/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders Including Evan Bernstein from the Skeptics Guide to the Universe remarks during the solar eclipse. 0:07:14 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev This week Eran chats to Astronomer Dr Pamela Gay, the Director of Technology and Citizen Science at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Planet maps and more! https://www.astrosociety.org http://www.astronomycast.com 0:17:50 The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson Exciting news for the Northern...

Duration: 01:09:38


The Skeptic Zone #461- 20.Aug.2017

8/19/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:22 Look out! Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Evan Bernstein from the Skeptics Guide to the Universe joins us to talk about the upcoming eclipse. Evan also notes the 10 year anniversary since the passing of Perry DeAngelis. https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_July_22,_2028 0:18:00 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Kelly Wong In the green corner: South Australia's newly...

Duration: 00:59:28


The Skeptic Zone #460- 13.Aug.2017

8/13/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:22 Reports from NECSS This week we chat to Natalie Newell from The Science Enthusiast Podcast. http://scienceenthusiast.libsyn.com 0:11:30 Interview with Ann Reid #4 Ann Reid from the National Center for Science Education in the USA tells us about science outreach to schools. https://ncse.com/ 0:21:30 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Casey Harrigan Researchers have found a protein that...

Duration: 01:07:53


The Skeptic Zone #459 - 6.Aug.2017

8/5/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:30 The Diet Skeptic... with Mandy-Lee Noble Australia is one of many countries that have water fluoridation programs currently operating, however there are forces at work trying to remove this important health initiative. 0:15:00 Professor Stefan sojka The 'eat less' diet! 0:16:23 VaXXed on Tour in Australia We report on some of the media coverage of this anti-vaccination...

Duration: 00:59:59


The Skeptic Zone #458 - 30.July.2017

7/30/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:10 More Good Thinking with Michael Marshall Marsh brings us up to date with the latest news on homeopathy in the UK with recommendations being looked at that would help curtail this quackery. http://goodthinkingsociety.org 0:15:00 Reports from NECSS Bob Novella from the The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe Podcast joins us to chat about what it's like to perform live in front of a skeptical audience.. 0:23:00 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less...

Duration: 01:02:20


The Skeptic Zone #457 - 23.July.2017

7/22/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:06 Reports from NECSS Claire Klingenberg joins us to talk about the 17th European Skeptics Congress. http://euroscepticscon.org http://www.sysifos.cz 0:10:52 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Ben Lewis The Government has announced a review into the space industry in Australia. We think it's time we had an agency of our own. Australia - let's go to space. https://www.australiascience.tv 0:14:15 The...

Duration: 00:55:03


The Skeptic Zone #456 - 16.July.2017

7/16/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:00 Reports from NECSS Sharon Roney from Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia and Richard Saunders wander around the auditorium before the start of the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism in New York. https://www.facebook.com/GSoWproject Later Richard catches up with Dr Harriet Hall, MD to chat about her video series. https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/author/harriet-hall 0:12:20 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to...

Duration: 00:53:59


The Skeptic Zone #455 -9.July.2017

7/9/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:12 An interview with James Randi From travels in Australia to making TV shows in the UK and Russia, James Randi recounts some of his amazing adventures. Secrets of the Psychics Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MFAvH8m8aI James Randi: Psychic Investigator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix_DEto6nH4 0:18:04 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Casey Harrigan Your microbiome might not be made...

Duration: 00:48:33


The Skeptic Zone #454 -2.July.2017

7/1/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:06 The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson An interview with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. Heidi and Karl chat about science while they drive along the roads of the far north coast of NSW. http://drkarl.com 0:27:48 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Kelly Wong Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee. Happy Census results day, data nerds! We reckon an even better way to celebrate...

Duration: 01:05:19


The Skeptic Zone #453 -25.June.2017

6/24/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:45 Exploring the Exploratorium We join Dr Paul Doherty at San Francisco's premier science outreach centre, the Exploratorium. Will Richard Saunders fall through the looking-glass? Why are there so many sciecne teachers in the building? Find out all this and more as we take a guided tour. https://www.exploratorium.edu 0:34:20 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Ben Lewis Trees Alone Can't Save Us Relying...

Duration: 01:02:11


The Skeptic Zone #452 -18.June.2017

6/18/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:45 Queen’s Birthday honour for Ken Harvey Dr Ken Harvey, one of Australia’s leading campaigners against pseudomedicine, has been honoured with a Member (AM) in the general division of the Order of Australia in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Harvey is well-known to Skeptics for his ongoing battle, both through and with the Therapeutic Goods Administration, over claims made by alt med companies in their advertising and promotional...

Duration: 00:39:54


The Skeptic Zone #451 -11.June.2017

6/10/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:45 The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson An interview with Dylan O'Donnell, an astronomer from Byron Bay who tells of "Star Stuff" where Australia’s leading experts on Space, Cosmology, Astronomy, Astrophsyics, Astrophotgraphy and Science come together for a series of keynote talks on everything from Aboriginal astronomy, space photography, and even the end of the universe. https://starstuff.com.au 0:21:17 The debate about...

Duration: 00:49:43


The Skeptic Zone #450 - 4.June.2017

6/4/2017
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:08:22 Shingles Attack! Richard Saunders learns first-hand of the real life consequences of having Chicken Pox around 50 years ago. Includes an excerpt from the documentary "The Vaccination Chronicles" with G.P. Dr Richard Gordon talking about the condition. 0:19:20 Edith Cowan Uni bans crystal healing training seminars The seminars have apparently been running on the university grounds since 2011, and the next was due to take place on June...

Duration: 01:05:50

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