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Skeptic Zone #755 - 26 March 2023
Introduction Richard Saunders and Adrienne Hill
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?"
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.
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.
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 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.
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book store leads to Richard Saunders ordering a long forgotten publication from 1983, "The Untold Story - Nostradamus' Unpublished Prophecies".
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.
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?
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.
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
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)."
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
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.
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!
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