Once again Maynard heads to Sydney's Skeptics in the Pub to chat
to pubbers and ask the bi questions... "Would you like to be
abducted by Aliens?"
Also interviews with Dr Angela Mattke, Dr
Brad McKay and many others
Center for Inquiry files lawsuit over homeopathy
The Center for Inquiry has filed a lawsuit in the District of
Columbia on behalf of the general public against drug retailer CVS
for consumer fraud over its sale and marketing of useless homeopathic
medicines. CFI, an organization advancing reason and science, accused
the country’s largest drug retailer of deceiving consumers
through its misrepresentation of homeopathy’s safety and effectiveness,
wasting customers’ money and putting their health at risk.
This week the Diet Skeptic and special guest Dr Chris Noble
PhD will be looking at psychological acupuncture, a counselling
therapy referred to as Emotional Freedom Techniques often abbreviated
to EFT or more commonly described as tapping. EFT is being used
for a plethora of physical and mental health conditions as well
as life coaching and self-improvement but this report will examine
the evidence for reducing food cravings and weight loss.
You belong in Oakland Zoo - With Dr Eugenie
Join Richard Saunders and Dr Eugenie Scott as
they wander around this impressive zoo in the city of Oakland, California.
In Escaping the Rabbit Hole, author Mick West
shares over a decade’s worth of knowledge and experience investigating
and debunking false conspiracy theories through his forum, MetaBunk.org,
and sets forth a practical guide to helping friends and loved ones
recognize these theories for what they really are.
There have been a couple of changes for the speaker line-up at
the Australian Skeptics 34th National Convention in Sydney, October
We’re excited to announce that Yvette ‘SciBabe’
d’Entremont is coming to Australia to share her experiences
fighting the forces of ignorance and pseudoscience, especially in
the field of food, nutrition, and ‘wellness’.
Join Dr Angela Mattke (MD, FACEP) as she traces the sceptical path
through medical history.
Dr Angie is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine
as an Emergency Physician and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She practised
in Atlanta for years, but loves being on the move. Dr Angie has
combined her passions for emergency medicine, patent protection
and travelling and now works all over the United States.
She is the Assistant Director of Skeptrack at DragonCon in Atlanta
and has given talks at many skeptics meetings in the United States
Heidi heads to the city of Brisbane, Queesland to aid the stand
of Light for Riley at the Pregnancy Babies
& Children’s Expo. After a wander around to snoop
out any woo, Heidi chats to Catherine Hughes about
her ongoing campaign to protect babies in the name of Riley Hughes.
Fair Trading takes beef with unsubstantiated
A Queensland business has been ordered to pay more than $11,000
by the Brisbane Magistrates Court today (13 June 2018) for failing
to substantiate claims, following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT)
The British Homeopathic Association lost their legal case against
NHS England, with the judge dismissing all four parts of their case.
The BHA had sought to overturn NHS England’s announcement
in November 2017 of new guidance which advises GP’s not to
prescribe homeopathic remedies.
Once again Maynard heads for Sydney Skeptics in the Pub to ask
those hard questions. We hear from Jessica Singer, Eran Segev, Aletha
Dean, Trish Hann, Lara Benham, Tim Mendham and more. What can skeptics
learn from believers?
Maynard's Spooky Action....
Interview with TV's Dr Brad McKay. "Doctor
Shopping", Drug use, warm milk, spooning, Bilirubin, Spanish
Flu and more.
Sharon Hill’s Spooky Geology - June Skeptics Café
speaker in Melbourne. Sharon is a Pennsylvanian geologist who researches
the paranormal, pseudoscience, and anomalous natural phenomena.
She is the author of Scientifical Americans: The Culture of Amateur
Paranormal Researchers. Skeptics Café is a regular monthly
event in Melbourne and members of the public are welcome.
Monday June 18, The Clyde Hotel Carlton, 8pm (or join us for a
meal from 6 pm)
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
The Think Tank
The long awaited return of the Think Tank with guests, Eran
Segev, Lara Benham, Tim Mendham, Amanda Rose, Triah Hann and
Includes messages from :
Squaring the Strange Podcast - George Hrab - Heidi Robertson
- Susan Gerbic - Dr Karl Kruszelnicki - The Skeptic Guide to the Universe
Podcast - Eran Segev -Dr. Cassandra Perryman - Prof. Paul Willis -
The ESP Podcast - Jo Benhamu - Derek Colanduno - Skeptics with a K
Podcast - Shelly Stocken - Mandy-Lee Noble - Jo Alabaster - Brian
Thank you to all the reporters over the past 10 years and thank you
to those who support the show. No rest for your producer as show 501
is already in the works.
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!
The Skeptic Zone Podcast
is an independent production by Richard Saunders and the team of reporters.
The views and opinions expressed on the Skeptics Zone Podcast are not
necessarily those Australian Skeptics Inc. or any other skeptical organisation.