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The Skeptic Zone #358 - 30.Aug.2015

0:00:00

Science reports from Oscar and Daph Alabaster... then...

Introduction

Richard Saunders and Fred the cat.

0:08:30

North to Brisbane!

We chat to Ross Balch about the upcoming Australian Skeptics National Convention.

0:22:10

Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster

Jo looks at the case of the seemingly anti-vax cartoonist.

0:33:00 A Week in Science

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0:37:00

Vale Prof. Colin Keay

We remember a great skeptic and a world renowned astronomer.

0:41:50

Even further north to Darwin

Find out about the new Darwin Skeptics group as we talk to Michelle Franklin.

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Darwin Skeptics

Bent Spoon Award from Aust. Skeptics

Australian Skeptics National Convention

Australian Paranormal and Spiritual Expo

Podcasting Sydney Meetup

Prof. Colin Keay interview

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Ross Balch

Direct download:
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The Skeptic Zone #357 - 23.Aug.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders and Jo Alabaster with a review of Neil deGrasse Tyson in Sydney.
0:05:43

Bad Science Watch in Canada

We chat to Michael Kruse about the Canadian Government's crack down on the far-fetched claims of homeopathy.

0:27:48

The Raw Skeptic Report with Heidi Robertson

This week Heidi looks at the facts and myths behind influenza and interviews Kelly who lost her mother to the disease.

0:46:45 A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.
0:50:20

Deep Space with Kevin Davies

Guest reporter Kevin Davies chats to Glen Nagle, the Education and Public Outreach Manager
at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex. Pluto and beyond!

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Think Inc

Bad Science Watch Canada

Canberra Skeptics Meetup

Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Michael Kruse

Direct download:
the_skeptic_zone_357_150823.mp3

 


The Skeptic Zone #356 - 16.Aug.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders and Maynard at the Australian Museum, setting up for the Mystery Investigators show science show.
0:04:23

Guerrilla Skepticism

We interview with Susan Gerbic from Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia and find out about her upcoming tour of Australia.

0:24:24 A Week in Science

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0:27:23

Maynard's Spooky Action...

Roaming the hall of the Australian Museum for Science Week, Maynard interviews;

  • Sydney Sea Life Aquarium
  • UNSW Physics
  • Dr Jodi Rowley about frogs
  • FIRST LEGO League Robots

Join the Mystery Investigators and hear Maynard walk all over Richard Saunders!

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

The Mystery Investigators

Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia

Sydney Sea Life Aquarium

UNSW Physics

Dr Jodi Rowley

FIRST LEGO League

NZ Skeptics Conference

Discovery Centre Bendigo

Canberra Skeptics Meetup

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Mystery Investigators

Direct download:
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The Skeptic Zone #355 - 9.Aug.2015
*LIVE at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub*

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders and Stefan Sojka with Maynard.
0:04:30

Report on TAM13

Richard Saunders reports on The Amazing Meeting.

0:08:00 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster

Jo looks at the bizarre claims of Orgone energy
0:22:30

Grain of Salt.... with Eran Segev

Eran with news of an Israeli TV show, "The Drillers" or "HaKodchim"

0:32:18 A Week in Science

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0:35:40 Dr Rachie Reports.... with Dr Rachael Dunlop

The importance of being a good science communicator.
0:45:40 The Raw Skeptic Report with Heidi Robertson

Life in far north coast of NSW, the woo capital of Australia.
0:57:13

"Dr Stefan Sojka"

Dr Stefan with a cure for your over-stuffed wallet.

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

live show

Direct download:
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The Skeptic Zone #354 - 2.Aug.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:06:00

Michael Marshall from Good Thinking

Palm readers have operated in seaside towns across the UK for many years. In the absence of any proof that palmists have any ability to accurately advise on the future, the Good Thinking Society wanted to find out whether the trust given by so many was well-placed, so they visited a palm reader in Blackpool.

0:23:15 A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.
0:27:00 If I could talk to the animals...

In 2009 the Nonsense Podcast joined members of the Skeptic Zone to investigate an animal psychic. We find our crew having dinner after the evet.. With Jason Hamiester, Dr Rachie, Bastard Sheep and Richard Saunders.

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Skeptic Zone live - 6 August in Sydney

Good Thinking Society investigates a Palm Reader

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Nichael Marshall

Direct download:
the_skeptic_zone_354_150802.mp3

 


The Skeptic Zone #353 - 26.July.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:04:30

Interviews from TAM13

Sharon Hill
from Doubtful News

Prof. Bruce M. Hood about Speakezee

0:22:26 A Week in Science

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0:26:00

Interviews from TAM13

Ben Radford and his investigations.

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Skeptic Zone live - 6 August in Sydney

Doubtful News

Speakezee

Ben Radford

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Sharon Hill

Direct download:
the_skeptic_zone_353_150726.mp3

 


The Skeptic Zone #352 - 19.July.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders and Jay Novella.
0:03:10

Interviews from TAM13

A 'live' interview with Susan Gerbic from Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia.

Tim Farley joins us from What's the Harm.

0:24:10 A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.
0:27:10

Interviews from TAM13

Carbon Dating with Kyle Sanders

Jeff Wagg and his College of Curiosity.

Sign off with James Randi

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

The Amazing Meeting 13

Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia

What's the Harm

Carbon Dating

College of Curiosity

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

TAM13

Direct download:
the_skeptic_zone_352_150719.mp3

 


The Skeptic Zone #351 - 12.July.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:04:00

The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson interviews Cath Hughes about the sad loss of her son Riley and the positive action she is now taking. Also, Heidi chats with Chrys Stevenson about the Jode Matthews appeal.

0:16:35 Saunders on Psychic Reporter

Richard Saunders is asked to define 'skeptic' and what to look out for when visiting a so-called 'psychic'.
0:27:20 A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.
0:26:35

Astrology vs..... reality?

Back in 2009 Richard Saunders appeared on national TV to debate an astrologer. Did anyone win?

 

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Light for Riley | Facebook

Jode Matthews appeal

Saunders on Psychic Reporter

St Louis Skeptics

The Amazing Meeting 13

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Direct download:
the_skeptic_zone_351_150712.mp3

 


The Skeptic Zone #350 - 5.July.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders and Maynard
0:02:50

Maynard's Spooky Action.. Part #1

Maynard chats to Nicole Rogerson, the founding Director and CEO of Autism Awareness Australia, a national-based not-for-profit organisation, about some of the myths and misconceptions regarding autism. Nicole also covers a few of the more crazy so-called therapies.

0:21:50 Help Save Discovery

Help us save Bendigo’s beloved Discovery Centre so they can continue to provide inspiring, hands-on science learning experiences that are fun for everyone!
0:27:20 A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.
0:30:55

Lateral Magazine

What is Lateral Magazine and how you can take part? We chat to Editor-in-Chief and Founder, Jack Scanlan.

0:42:30

Maynard's Spooky Action.. Part #2

Maynard knocks back a few at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub and asks the big question, what can you do at home to be an active skeptic?

 

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Autism Awareness

Help Save Discovery

Lateral Magazine

The Amazing Meeting 13

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Nicole Rogerson

Direct download:
the_skeptic_zone_350_150705.mp3

 


The Skeptic Zone #349 - 28.June.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:05:15

James 'The Amazing' Randi

In the lead up to The Amazing Meeting, TAM13, we chat to James Randi and ask what to expect. .

0:25:30 A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.
0:29:30

No Jab - No Play - No Way

Reports from the Sydney and Brisbane anti-vaccination protests.

 

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

The Amazing Meeting 13

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

James Randi

Direct download:
the_skeptic_zone_349_150628.mp3

 


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