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The Skeptic Zone #513 - 19 August 2018

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

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Kate Browne

Kate is an investigative journalist and leader of the news team at CHOICE. She is also known as 'The Gulty Mum' from the ABC TV show 'The Checkout' and will be the M.C. for the upcoming Skepticon in October.

https://www.choice.com.au/authors/kate-browne

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcnP8uT1FzoUVv3WOpQDFNlU_YmVszNoP

0:14:33

Maynard's Spooky Action....

The launch of Science Week #2

Maynard heads to Australian Museum to attend the launch of Science Week 2018.

Interviews with

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki - All round Science Communicator

http://drkarl.com/

Catherine Polcz - Program Producer (Science) Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences - producer of the Sydney Science Festival.

https://catherinepolcz.com/

0:27:10

Interview with Alethea Dean from Australian Skeptics

Over a coffee or two, Alethea tells us of some of the people lined up for Skepticon 2018. Also news about a possible crèche and sign language interpreter at the convention.

https://convention.skeptics.com.au

0:34:00

Speed Meet the Scientists at the Powerhouse Museum #1

This week, interviews with...

Dr Camilla Hoyos - Sleep researcher

https://woolcock.org.au/sleep-research

Amelie Vanderstock - Ecologist

https://www.crosspollinating.org/

Dr Alexandra Thomson - Marine Ecologist and Biogeochemist

https://www.uts.edu.au/

Frankie Lee - Event Coordinator

Cara Van Der Wal - Marine biologist

https://sydney.edu.au/science/people/cara.vanderwal.168.php

0:49:22

Mrs Mac and Morse Code

Our Canberra reporter Kevin Davies chats to author David Dufty about Florence Violet McKenzie OBE.

Affectionately known as "Mrs Mac", she was Australia's first female electrical engineer, founder of the Women's Emergency Signalling Corps and lifelong promoter for technical education for women.

Florence McKenzie Wiki

The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau: how Australia’s signals-intelligence network helped win the Pacific War

https://tinyurl.com/ycemoee7

 

Kate Browne

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The Skeptic Zone #512 - 12 August 2018

0:00:00

Introduction

Richard Saunders

0:04:04

Dr Vyom Sharma

Magic - Science - Medicine

Meet Vyom at Skepticon 2018 in October.

https://www.vyomsharma.com.au/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS0yG1kzAeE

0:16:45

Naturopath banned for life following baby’s near-death

Marilyn Bodnar, an “extreme diet” naturopath who was acquitted of a manslaughter charge in 1987 when one of her clients starved themselves to death on a water-only diet, has now been banned for life from “providing any health service in any capacity, either paid or voluntary”.

https://www.skeptics.com.au/2018/08/03/naturopath-banned-for-life-following-babys-near-death/

0:21:30

Maynard's Spooky Action....

The launch of Science Week #1

Maynard and Richard Saunders head to Australian Museum to attend the launch of Science Week 2018.

Interviews with

Alanta Colley - Comedian, Science Communicator and Storyteller

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5547887/when-science-meets-comedy/

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki - All round Science Communicator

http://drkarl.com/

0:37:50

Bent Spoon – your chance to nominate an unworthy winner

The Australian Skeptics Bent Spoon award is one of the least sought-after credits in the Skeptical world … or any world, for that matter. It has been awarded every year since 1982 and it recognises the perpetrator of the most preposterous piece of paranormal or pseudoscientific piffle.

https://www.skeptics.com.au/2018/07/31/2018-bent-spoon-your-chance-to-nominate-an-unworthy-winner/

0:40:30

The Mystery Investigators live at Science Week

Spoon Bending fun for schools.

http://www.mysteryinvestigators.com/

Also...

Australian Skeptics National Convention 2018

https://convention.skeptics.com.au

Alanta Colley

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The Skeptic Zone - Special Report - 10 August 2018

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Introduction

Heidi Robertson

0:01:40

The Raw Skeptic Report.... with Heidi Robertson

A special report and review of the new documentary “Vitamainia”, screened in the Anti-Vax heartland of Mullumbimby, NSW.

Also local council under fire for a screening of “Sacrificial Virgins”.

https://www.vitamaniathemovie.com/

https://nrvs.info/

 

Heidi Robertson

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The Skeptic Zone #511 - 5 August 2018

0:00:00

Introduction

Richard Saunders

0:03:15

Claire Klingenberg heading to Scotland

We chat to Claire about her work as the President of the European Council of Skeptical Organizations and learn of her upcoming trip to speak in Scotland.

https://cz.linkedin.com/in/claire-klingenberg-b3146293

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glasgow-skeptics-presents-paranormal-beliefs-in-everyday-lives-tickets-48401971600

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/claire-klingenberg-suspending-disbelief-a-skeptic-visits-a-religious-group-tickets-47916590813

0:12:50

Anti-Vax film minus producer

The creator of an anti-vaccination documentary abandons a planned tour of Australia, due to begin on Thursday, as she has not been granted a visa.

http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2017/09/12/another-antivaccine-film-disguised-as-a-documentary-this-time-lying-about-hpv-vaccines/

http://youtu.be/mTprFOmIjIg

0:19:42

Maynard's Spooky Action....

Another fun night at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub. We hear about some new woo and old woo doing the rounds.

Also news about the upcoming Australian Skeptics Blood Drive in Sydney.

With Tim Medham, Trish Hann, Jessica Hazard-White, Jessica Singer, Ian Bryce, Eran Segev, Nick Prowse and more.

BACK 2 THE 80's - Maynard in Perth 11-12 August 2018

https://tickets.myguestlist.com.au/v25b015ca4d5b42/back-2-the-80s-/evs5b015ca4dcb2d/

Gilford house of miracles (see page 38)

https://tinyurl.com/y7zrcx38

0:44:33

The New Zealand Skeptics Conference 2018

The Chair of the NZ Skeptics Craig Shearer with news of the New Zealand Skeptics Conference 2018

http://conference.skeptics.nz/

Also...

Richard Sauders on ABC Radio (listen from 2:05:00)

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/evenings/evenings/10036782

Australian Skeptics National Convention 2018

https://convention.skeptics.com.au

Sydney Science Week - Speed Meet Scientists

https://maas.museum/event/maasive-lates-science/

Mordi Skeptics in the Pub

https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Mordi-Skeptics-in-the-Pub/

Claire Klingenberg

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The Vaccination Chonicles
 
Solar Flare

Featuring

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.

YouTube
http://youtu.be/mTprFOmIjIg

 

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!

Solar Flare episode 1


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