Join Richard on a stroll to discover the shopfront of a business offering hypnosis to solve your problems by investigating your previous lives. Included is a review of the website and a look into references to hypnosis online.
What's the deal with 666? This week Adrienne is joined by Kelly Burke to discover that if you look for it, the number 666 pops ups everywhere. Humans certainly are the pattern seeking, storytelling animal.
The Skeptic Zone is very sad to inform you that our much loved former reporter Shelley Stocken died unexpectedly on Saturday 26 June 2021. She was surrounded by family. Episode #665 is dedicated to her memory, including a replay of one of her reports. We send our heartfelt condolences to her family. Shelley's reports were interesting, funny and educational. Her work in the skeptical community made a difference. She was a delight to know and work with.
Thank you Shelley, from the team at the Skeptic Zone.
Introduction Richard Saunders
Take Stock. With Shelley Stocken
From 2016 when new reporter Shelley Stocken looked into the myths and reality of so-called Demonic Possession.
Susan Gerbic strikes again! We are begining to wonder why these "psychics" don't see it coming! Once again Susan and her team go undercover to tumble someone who claims to talk with the dead and this time it involves children.
A hairdressing business in the town of Mullumbimby shows they are not a cut above the rest by displaying their ignorance via a 'hair-brained' poster, "Do not enter if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19". Heidi Robertson is on tne case with scoop for the Skeptic Zone.
Introduction Richard Saunders, live from Sydney Skeptics in the Pub
Those strange lights in the sky are back in the news again with a soon to be released report from the U.S. govenment. Alas, those needing confirmation of their long held belief that earth is being visited by little green men or little blue women may be in for yet more disappointment.
Julia Galef is an author, podcaster, and speaker with a passion for good reasoning.
Her first book, The Scout Mindset, is about the skill of looking at things honestly and objectively - why that's so valuable, why it doesn't come naturally to humans, and how we can get better at it.
For over a decade, she has been the host of Rationally Speaking, a biweekly podcast featuring interviews with scientists and other thinkers.
00:01:10 Scout v. Soldier Mindset
00:05:47 Scout and Critial Thinking
00:15:10 Noticing Bias
00:16:13 Selective Skeptic Test
00:20:45 Status Quo Bias
00:26:58 Moral and Political
00:29:49 "Rigidity of the Right"
00:31:37 TED Talk
00:33:59 Rationally Speaking
00:35:02 Just Asking Questions
00:40:55 Cancel Culture
00:46:55 Finding the Truth
00:56:32 Contact Info
Join Richard as he makes his way to the Sydney COVID-19 Vaccination Hub to get the first of two shots. Later we catch up with Susan Gerbic, Adrienne Hill, Kelly Burke and Leonard Tramiel as they relay their vaccination experiences.
Back to Mind Body Wallet
After a year's break, the Skeptic Zone dives once more into the bizzare world of a new age festival in Sydney. Joining in on the 'fun' is Daryl Coloughn and from 'The Medical Republic' magazine, Penny Durham.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration, has issued infringement notices totalling almost $80,000 to Peter Evans Chef Pty Ltd. The TGA also issued a directions notice to the company and to sole Director, Peter Evans, for removal of alleged non-compliant advertising.
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