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The Skeptic Zone #755 - 26 March 2023

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders and Adrienne Hill

0:02:32
Maynard's Spooky Action

It's back to Sydney Skeptics in the Pub where Maynard interviews Adrienne Hill. Maynard also asks pubbers the big question, "Are the old fashioned skeptical topics still relevant to today's skeptical movment?"

https://www.meetup.com/Austskeptics

0:28:50
Australian Skeptics Newsletter

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

http://www.skeptics.com.au

0:41:02
A Dive into a Trove

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

1946.10.12 - The World's News
1950.10.09 - Worker
1947.09.18 - The Age


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

Also

10 Years Ago

The Skeptic Zone #231 - 23.March.2013


Dr Steve Novella from the SGU Podcast Richard Saunders chats to Dr Novella about his podcast and other skeptical adventures - A Week in Science with Dr Paul Willis - inFact with Brian Dunning - Guest Editorial with Ben Radford. Astral Projection: Just a Mind Trip.

https://skepticzone.libsyn.com/the-skeptic-zone-231-23-march-2013
Maynard
Spooky Action


Adrienne Hill
Live in the Pub


Saunders
Your Host


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


Jim Wilshire

 


The Skeptic Zone #754 - 19 March 2023

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:04:06
You Can Count on Adrienne. With Adrienne Hill

WikiProject Folklore


With the help Richard Saunders, Adrienne takes a look at the top ten list of topics at "WikiProject Folklore", which states, "Founded in 2018, the WikiProject's goal is simple: to improve Wikipedia's coverage of folklore-related topics by identifying and employing sources from folklore studies. Members build relevant articles that meet Wikipedia's reliable source criteria, develop categories and templates, and work to improve pre-existing problem articles that fall within the scope of the project. "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Folklore

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Folklore/Popular_pages

WikiProject Report, Special:FAQs

https://Wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-04-01/WikiProject_report

0:26:18
The Teachings of Carlos

A look at some of the pages from the book "The Teachings of Carlos" from the great Carlos Hoax by James Randi in 1988. This book of nonsense was written by Randi and used as part of the press kit for the channeler Jose Alvarez (in reality Randi's companion Deyvi Pena) as part of the "60 Minutes" Australia hoax.

The Teachings of Carlos - "60 Minutes" Australia TV Report from 1988
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN54PDwNa6s

0:41:52
A Dive into a Trove

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

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

Also

10 Years Ago

The Skeptic Zone #230 - 16.March.2013


The Mighty Mitta Muster Water Divining Test 2013. Join Richard Saunders and a host of skeptics and diviners on the old Mitta Mitta tennis court for a major test of water divining - Diviners' Intervention. Written and performed by Jim Wilshire - A Week in Science with Dr Paul Willis - Academia Film Olomouc. More infromation about the festival in the Czech Republic.

https://skepticzone.libsyn.com/the-skeptic-zone-230-16-march-2013
Adrienne Hill
Folklore


Saunders
Your Host


Carlos
Wisdom?


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


Jim Wilshire

 


The Skeptic Zone #753 - 12 March 2023

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:03:00
Nostradamus in Print

A chance find of a newspaper clipping in a Berkeley book store leads to Richard Saunders ordering a long forgotten publication from 1983, "The Untold Story - Nostradamus' Unpublished Prophecies".

0:27:26
Nostradamus on TV

A trip back to 1979 and 1989 to look at the documentaries produced by the Seven Network in Australia, "The Prophecies of Nostradamus". A case study in how myths and assertions can be presented as fact.

https://archive.org/details/the-prophecies-of-nostradamus-1979

0:42:10
Australian Skeptics Newsletter

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

http://www.skeptics.com.au

0:54:00
A Dive into a Trove

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

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

Also

10 Years Ago

The Skeptic Zone #229 - 10.March.2013


Maynard's Spooky Action.. Look out for Pirates! Maynard talks to Simon Frew from Pirate Party Australia - A Week in Science with Dr Paul Willis - Academia Film Olomouc. A quick chat about the festival in the Czech Republic. - Dr Rachie Reports A report from Radio 2SER about vaccination featuring Dr Racie - Sydney Skeptics in the Pub. We chat to pubbers and ask the big questions... Do you think human society on the whole will ever turn to science and reason and if so, how long will it take?

https://skepticzone.libsyn.com/webpage/the-skeptic-zone-229-9-march-2013
Nostradamus
Prophecies?


Adrienne Hill
Newsletter


Saunders
Your Host


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


Jim Wilshire

 


The Skeptic Zone #752 - 5 March 2023

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:03:48
Planets In View

Richard Saunders travels to the Chabot Space & Science Center to meet up with Leonard Tramiel. Together they gaze, in broad daylight, at the planets Venus and Jupiter.

https://chabotspace.org

0:13:12
You Can Count on Adrienne. With Adrienne Hill

An interview with Jonathan Jarry

Jonathan is a science communicator for McGill University’s Office for Science and Society, or the OSS, and the co-host of the award-winning Body of Evidence podcast. He is frequently quoted in local, national and international media on issues of science and pseudoscience and is a regular on CTV Montreal News. His subversive video about a fake cancer cure went viral and reminded over 14 million people to be skeptical. Johnathan has been interviewed on the Skeptic Zone before on episode #569 in 2019 about the dangers of ear candling.

This is an edited version of the interview. To hear the interview in full, use this YouTube link. https://youtube.com/watch?v=byDSjyTSkWk

https://www.mcgill.ca/oss

https://www.jonathanjarry.com

http://twitter.com/crackedscience

0:29:24
Mythical Horses and Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses

A wonderful side excursion to Fairyland, an adventure playground for children, in Oakland California. Dr Eugenie Scott looks at some of the mythical creatures and nursery rhymes.

https://fairyland.org

0:38:12
A Dive into a Trove

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

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

Also

10 Years Ago

The Skeptic Zone #228 - 3.Mar.2013


We talk to Sharon Hill about her web site 'Doubtful News' - Dr Rachie Reports. The lastest goings on with those wacky folks at the Australian Anti-Vaccination Network - Project DropFox. An interview with Trent Brusky from DropFox, a web site giving back to the skeptical community - A Week in Science with Dr Paul Willis - Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard jumps into his time machine to continue interview from the Australian Skeptics Convention, 2012

https://skepticzone.libsyn.com/the-skeptic-zone-228-3-march-2013
L Tramiel
Planets


J Jarry
Science in Canada


E Scott
Myths


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


Jim Wilshire

 


The Skeptic Zone #751 - 26 February 2023

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Susan Gerbic

0:01:38
You Can Count on Adrienne. With Adrienne Hill

WikiProject Alternative Medicine


With the help Richard Saunders, Adrienne takes a look at the top ten list of topics at "WikiProject Alternative Medicine", which states, "This WikiProject aims primarily to facilitate the development of professional articles on all aspects of complementary, alternative and integrative medicine. The scope of this WikiProject will be referred to throughout our project pages simply as CAM (complementary and alternative medicine)."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Alternative_medicine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Alternative_medicine/Popular_pages

WikiProject Report, Special:FAQs

https://Wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-04-01/WikiProject_report

0:25:04
Australian Skeptics Newsletter

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

http://www.skeptics.com.au

0:35:30
A Dive into a Trove

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

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

Also

10 Years Ago

The Skeptic Zone #227 - 23.Feb.2013


Water Divining Preview We talk to Laurie Smith about the upcoming water divining tests in Mitta Mitta - Maynard's Spooky Action.. An interview with Simon Taylor, an Australian comedian and Hollywood writer. ... He writes for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and much more - The Think Tank. Join Jo Benhamu, Eran Segev, Guy Segev and Richard Saunders for skeptical talk of skeptical issues

https://skepticzone.libsyn.com/the-skeptic-zone-227-23-feb-2013
A Hill
Alt Med


S Gerbic
On a Roll


R Saunders
Your Producer


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


Jim Wilshire

 


The Skeptic Zone #750 - 19 February 2023

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:04:28
Brian Dunning - The Dangers of Film Making

We catch up with Skepoid Podcast host Brian Dunning who tells us of his unpleasant experience with hypothermia while filming his new documentary

The UFO Movie THEY Don't Want You to See

This interview was record in Bend, Orgeon.

http://www.theufo.movie

0:19:14
A Tribute to Dr Harriet Hall

Susan Gerbic reads her touching tribute to our late friend and tireless campaigner against quackery. This item was originally posted in the Skeptical Inquirer online.

https://skepticalinquirer.org/exclusive/harriet-hall-from-passive-skeptic-to-movement-juggernaut/

0:33:04
The Book of Tim. With Tim Mendham

What Goes Around By Tim Mendham

A delusion is a belief that is clearly false and that indicates an abnormality in the affected person's content of thought.

A reading from The Skeptic, Vol. 40 No. 2

http://www.skeptics.com.au

0:40:54
A Dive into a Trove

A wander through the decades of digitised Australian newspapers on a search for references to Canberra Skeptics.

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

Also

10 Years Ago

The Skeptic Zone #226 - 16.Feb.2013


SOAP! An interview with Dr Krissy Wilson about talking how to get into SOAP or the Science of Anomalistic Phenomena - Maynard's Spooky Action.. Science in the Pub - Join Maynard in Newcastle for Science and beer! - A Chat with Dr Paul Willis. What's the latest inside news about the end of the dinosaurs? Let's ask Dr Paul Willis from the Royal Institution of Australia.

https://skepticzone.libsyn.com/the-skeptic-zone-226-16-feb-2013
Dunning
So Cold!


Gerbic
A Tribute


Mendhan
Book of Tim


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


Jim Wilshire

 


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 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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