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The Skeptic Zone #710 - 15 May 2022

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:04:12
You Can Count on Adrienne. With Adrienne Hill

Adrienne Hill and Susan Gerbic visit "Explore & More", The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum in Buffalo NY and talk to Rebecca Glon, IT & Exhibits Manager.

http://www.exploreandmore.org

0:17:46
TikTok Paranormal

We scroll through the endless, live TikTok videos featuring people who think they have psychic insights. Others include dowsing rods, pendulums, bones, giant matches and more.

0:37:56
A Dive into a Trove

A wander through the decades of digitised Australian newspapers on a search for references to "Unsolved Mysteries".

http://www.trove.nla.gov.au
  • 1909, 17 January - The Sunday Times
  • 1924, 1 March - The Herald - Victoria
  • 1939, 13 March - The Northern Star

Hill
Museum Interview


Saunders
Your Host


TikTok
Paranormal?


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


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The Skeptic Zone #709 - 8 May 2022

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:02:50
You Can Count on Adrienne. With Adrienne Hill

This week Adrienne finds herself riding shotgun alongside Susan Gerbic as they tour the east coast of the USA. Also we learn about the new award given to Susan for her skeptical activism.

Grief Vampires, Wikipedia and More - Presented by Susan Gerbic

https://youtu.be/b6_dVTsBcxA

0:13:46
Australian Skeptics Newsletter

What skeptical news has caught the eye of Tim Mendham this week?

http://www.skeptics.com.au

0:22:40
The Book of Tim. With Tim Mendham

Father Figure. Part 2. By Dr Tony Wheeler

A look at the truth and the myth behind Father Christmas or Santa Claus.

A reading from The Skeptic, Vol. 15 No. 4

http://www.skeptics.com.au

0:32:50
A Dive into a Trove

A wander through the decades of digitised newspapers on a search for references to "UFOs".

http://www.trove.nla.gov.au
  • 1991, 22 October - Tharunka - UNSW Student Newspaper
  • 1968, 10 June - The Canberra Times
  • 1968, 6 June - The Canberra Times
  • 1971, 12 July - The Canberra Times
  • 1966, 10 October - The Canberra Times
  • 1988, 28 January - The Canberra Times

Adrienne and Susan
On Tour


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Book of Tim


Saunders
Your Host


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


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The Skeptic Zone #708 - 1 May 2022

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:03:37
Maynard's Spooky Action

Maynard interviews author George Ivanoff about his new book, "The Supernatural Survival Guide".

How should young people approach investigating the strange, the mysterious and the unknown? What can we learn from George's book about the claims of the paranormal in Australia?

THE SUPERNATURAL SURVIVAL GUIDE will tackle these and other questions about all things paranormal. There is so much WEIRD stuff out there . . . but the TRUTH is IN HERE!

https://georgeivanoff.com.au/books/survival-guide

0:23:28
The Book of Tim. With Tim Mendham

Father Figure. Part 1. By Dr Tony Wheeler

A look at the truth and the myth behind Father Christmas or Santa Claus.

A reading from The Skeptic, Vol. 15 No. 4

http://www.skeptics.com.au

0:34:49
A Dive into a Trove

A wander through the decades of digitised newspapers on a search for references to skeptical stories from the United States.

http://www.trove.nla.gov.au

Interview
Interview


Maynard
A Goose


Tim
Book of Tim


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


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The Skeptic Zone #707 - 24 April 2022

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:04:22
Homeopathy on Trial

On January 13, the Center for Inquiry reached a major milestone in its groundbreaking consumer-protection lawsuits against retail giants Walmart and CVS. CFI is suing these mammoth corporations over their deceptive sale and marketing of homeopathic products under the Consumer Protection laws of the District of Columbia, and on January 13, CFI Legal Director Nick Little presented oral argument for our cases before the DC Court of Appeals.

https://centerforinquiry.org/news/cfi-meets-walmart-and-cvs-in-dc-court-over-homeopathy-lawsuit/

https://cdn.centerforinquiry.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/14130827/CFI-v-Boiron-Complaint-FINAL.pdf

0:18:46
Australian Skeptics Newsletter

What skeptical news has caught the eye of Tim Mendham this week?
Read by Adrienne Hill.

http://www.skeptics.com.au

0:26:22
The Book of Tim. With Tim Mendham

Out of Body, Out of Mind. Part 2. By Prof. Marcello Costa

Pinocchio, self-mutilation, having someone else's limbs and feeling presences - our sense of body is strange and wonderful thing.

A reading from The Skeptic, Vol. 30 No. 1

http://www.skeptics.com.au
0:37:12
A Dive into a Trove

A wander through the decades of digitised Australian newspapers on a search for references to "Naturopaths".
  • 1995, 20 June - The Times - Victor Harbour, South Australia
  • 1946, 14 May - The Telegraph - Brisbane
  • 1946, 15 May - The Telegraph - Brisbane
  • 1951, 6 Apil - The Courier-Mail - Brisbane
  • 1953, 6 September - Truth - Brisbane
https://quackwatch.org/naturopathy/

http://www.trove.nla.gov.au

Also
Susan Gerbic, 11am AEST Sunday 24th. - https://bond.zoom.us/j/96246943879
Saunders
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Hill
News


Mendham
Book of Tim


Logical Fallacies


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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.

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Solar Flare logoThe Band of Power

Join the cast of the Skeptic Zone Podcast, and a 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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