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The Skeptic Zone #560 - 14 July 2019

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders

Maynard's Spooky Action....

Casula Powerhouse presents GIANT LEAP, a multi-arts program, which includes six new exhibitions created to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in 1969. The launch and first steps on the moon were televised and watched around the world. The exhibitions provide insight into the impact of the first humans on the moon, on popular culture, on individuals and on their artwork and acknowledges the ancient and important influences of the moon in most cultures.

An interview with Jenny Cheeseman - Head of Curatorial

0:17:15 Skeptics in the Pub with Maynard

Joins us at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub as Maynard asks the big question....

'Why do people take advice from celebrities over scientists?'
0:32:20 Skeptics in the Pub with Dr Karl

Maynard's wide ranging interview with Dr Karl.

Britt Hermes Update

Eran Segev brings us the latest good news. On May 24, 2019, the District Court (Landgericht) of Kiel, Germany ruled against Colleen Huber in a defamation lawsuit she brought against Britt.


Saving A Dinosaur

Canberra Skeptics - talk by Trish Hann

Skepticon 2019

Dr Karl and Maynard

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The Skeptic Zone #559 - 7 July 2019

Show Notes
0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:03:50 Harmful Homeopathic 'Cures'

We interview Michael Marshall from The Good Thinking Society in the U.K. about the action being taken to fight the extreme foolishness that is Homeopathy.

0:20:02 Chabot Space & Science Center

A tour with Leonard Tramiel

The only thing more extraordinary than the science we are learning about the Moon is its incredible beauty. Chabot's stunning new photographic essay explores the Moon's sweeping craters and once-active volcanoes, with photos by NASA astronauts who witnessed its beautiful desolation firsthand, new views captured by their astronomers using Chabot's reflecting telescope, and images taken via satellite that allow us to explore places we have not even yet visited.


Skepticon 2019

Canberra Skeptics Talks

Richard Saunders - Leonard Tramiel

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The Skeptic Zone #558 - 30 June 2019

Show Notes
0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders and Ben Radford
0:07:04 Trish & Chips... with Trish Hann

Sally Morgan is a British television and stage performer who claims to have psychic abilities. In mid 2019 she brought her stage show to Australia. On hand outside the theatre for her Sydney performance were members of Australian Skeptics.

Mark Tilbrook confronted my Sally Morgan's people - video

BBC News - Paul Zenon on 'Psychic Sally' - video

0:16:05 The long and the sad history of Psychic Detectives

Ben Radford joins Richard Saunders to once again look into people who think they have magical, psychic powers and have plagued the police for decades.

In search of... Psychic Detectives - video

0:36:45 Interview with Tony Ortega

Guest reporter Susan Gerbic interviews Tony Ortega an American blogger who is best known for his daily blog about the Church of Scientology called The Underground Bunker.


Skepticon 2019

Ben Radford with Richard Saunders

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The Skeptic Zone #557 - 23 June 2019

Show Notes
0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:06:54 Psychics and Missing Persons

Again and again, so-called "Psychics" chime in with mystical informaion on missing persons. Worse still they send usless information to the Police and give false hope to heartbroken parents. We look at a few cases in the news.

0:23:50 Bugs in Berkeley

We join Dr Eugenie Scott for a visit to the Berkeley Botanic Gardens, where we find a table dedicated to science outreach from the National Centre for Science Education.

0:38:55 ESP... Sence or Nonsence?

How did the popular magazine 'The Australian Woman's Weekly' cover the topic of the paranormal over 40 years ago. Find out as we dive into the pages from 1977. A report by Patricia Angly


Skepticon 2019

NZ Skeptics 2019

Award for Dr Pamela Gay

Canberra Skeptics - talk by Trish Hann

The Well Known Skeptic

Scott and Saunders

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Solar Flare


Verna Morris, Maureen Chuck, Ken McLeod, Monica Saville, Dr Richard Gordon, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, John Bundock, Peter Bowditch and Lauren Cochrane with Ada and Jack.



Solar Flare logoThe Band of Power

Join the cast of the Skeptic Zone Podcast, and host of special guests, in their first audio adventure as they board the Australian Space Ship Solar Flare to fight the forces of woo thoughout the galaxy!

Also featuring the hit song
FAR by George Hrab.

It's old time radio from the future!

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