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The Skeptic Zone #652 - 11 April 2021

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:03:55
Maynard's Spooky Action

UFOs wirh Dr Steve Roberts and Brian Dunning

With the 55th anniversary of Australia's famous UFOs story, 'Westall 1966', Maynard chats to Brian Dunning and Dr Steve Roberts about this strange event. They also look at other famous UFO accounts including the case of the pancake cooking aliens.

https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4208

https://podcastufo.com/latest-podcast-irene-previn-stan-gordon

https://westall66ufo.com.au

0:30:27
Australian Skeptics Newsletter

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

http://www.skeptics.com.au

0:36:31
A Dive into a Trove

A wander through the decades of digitised Australian newspapers on a search for references to "Debunk". Including a report of quack medical devices from the 1950s.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/131642713?searchTerm=debunk

Also
Corona Conspiracy - Upload Images

https://coronaconspiracy.cloud


Maynard
UFOs


Koala
News


TROVE
History


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


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The Skeptic Zone #651 - 4 April 2021

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:04:12
You Can Count on Adrienne with Adrienne Hill

Migraines

Adrienne has suffered from migraine headaches, with some mind-bending auras, for most of her life. What is a migraine? According to the Mayo Clinic, "migraine can cause severe, throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It's often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound." These attacks can last hours or days and many people experience a warning aura.

0:15:26
Australian Skeptics Newsletter

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

http://www.skeptics.com.au

0:22:13
COVID-19 Clunkers

More madness from the world of COVID-19 conspiracy theorists.

https://coronaconspiracy.cloud

0:33:47
A Dive into a Trove

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

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

Also
Corona Conspiracy - Upload Images

https://coronaconspiracy.cloud


Maynard's Quiz - 8.30pm 4 April (Sydney Time)

http://www.maynard.com.au

Online Talks - Canberra Skeptics

https://canberraskeptics.org


Adrienne Hill
Ouch!


Trove
From the Past


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


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The Skeptic Zone #650 - 28 March 2021

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:03:23
Dr Siobhan O'Sullivan

Around 1,500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year in Australia. Often, ovarian cancer feels like nothing. For that reason, most women are diagnosed when they are Stage III or IV. Siobhan tells us her story with this cancer and her advice for women. (With the help of Mr. Tom Toms the cat.)

Siobhan O'Sullivan is an Australian political scientist and political theorist. Her research has focused, among other things, on animal welfare policy and the welfare state. She is the author of Animals, Equality and Democracy (2011, Palgrave Macmillan) and a coauthor of Getting Welfare to Work (2015, Oxford University Press). She co-edited Contracting-out Welfare Services (2015, Wiley) and The Political Turn in Animal Ethics (2016, Rowman & Littlefield International). She founded a regular podcast entitled Knowing Animals.

https://www.abc.net.au/religion/what-i-learned-after-being-surprised-by-ovarian-cancer/13156080

https://knowinganimals.libsyn.com

0:32:30
Maynard's Spooky Action

Dr Brad McKay - Part #3

Dr Brad McKay is an Australian science communicator, TV host and GP at his clinic in Sydney. He is an experienced broadcaster, interviewer and public commentator, appearing regularly on TV and radio, including as a host of ABC's Catalyst and a regular commentator on The Today Show, and presenting several medical podcasts for health professionals. He is also on the editorial board for The Medical Republic magazine and a committee member of Australian Skeptics Inc.

https://www.booktopia.com.au/fake-medicine-bradley-mckay/book/9780733646867.html

0:39:04
A Dive into a Trove

A wander through the decades of digitised Australian newspapers on a search for reports on Harry Houdini.

On March 18, 1910, he made three flights at Diggers Rest, Victoria, near Melbourne. It was reported at the time that this was the first aerial flight in Australia, although this is contested. Nevertheless he is at least among the first people to fly in Australia.

https://youtu.be/YtW36LBfoOY

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

Also
Corona Conspiracy - Upload Images

https://coronaconspiracy.cloud


Dr Siobhan O'Sullivan
Hear Her Story


Dr Brad
New Book


Houdidni
Harry Houdini


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


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The Skeptic Zone #649 - 21 March 2021

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:05:08
You Can Count on Adrienne with Adrienne Hill

Not for Prophet

From the pages of 'The Skeptic' magazine from Australia, Adrienne reports on the ups and downs of checking thousands of mystical predictions covering the years 2000 - 2020.

https://www.skeptics.com.au/wp-content/uploads/magazine/The%20Skeptic%20Volume%2041%20(2021)%20No%201%20(Cover).pdf

0:24:06
Maynard's Spooky Action

Dr Brad McKay - Part #2

Dr Brad McKay is an Australian science communicator, TV host and GP at his clinic in Sydney. He is an experienced broadcaster, interviewer and public commentator, appearing regularly on TV and radio, including as a host of ABC's Catalyst and a regular commentator on The Today Show, and presenting several medical podcasts for health professionals. He is also on the editorial board for The Medical Republic magazine and a committee member of Australian Skeptics Inc.

https://www.booktopia.com.au/fake-medicine-bradley-mckay/book/9780733646867.html

0:33:18
A Dive into a Trove

A wander through the decades of digitised Australian newspapers on a search for reports on Dr Carl Sagan.

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

Also
Adrienne Hill
Predictions


Dr Brad
New Book


Carl Sagan
TROVE - Carl Sagan


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


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The Skeptic Zone #648 - 14 March 2021

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:03:50
Maynard's Spooky Action

Dr Brad McKay - Part #1

The return of Maynard. In this, the first of a three part interview with Dr Brad McKay, Maynard finds out about Dr Brad's new book and asks the big questions about Vampire Facials and much more.

Dr Brad McKay is an Australian science communicator, TV host and GP at his clinic in Sydney. He is an experienced broadcaster, interviewer and public commentator, appearing regularly on TV and radio, including as a host of ABC's Catalyst and a regular commentator on The Today Show, and presenting several medical podcasts for health professionals. He is also on the editorial board for The Medical Republic magazine and a committee member of Australian Skeptics inc.

https://www.booktopia.com.au/fake-medicine-bradley-mckay/book/9780733646867.html

0:18:08
Susan Gerbic

Thomas John And The Believers. Susan talks about a 2019 article she wrote about how people keep believing even in the face of overwhelming evidence against their beliefs. In this case so-called psychic mediums contacting the dead.

https://skepticalinquirer.org/exclusive/thomas-john-and-the-believers/

0:30:51
Australian Skeptics Newsletter

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

http://www.skeptics.com.au

0:40:17
A Dive into a Trove

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

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

http://skepdic.com/biorhyth.html

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Dr Brad
Fake Medicine Book


Maynard
What a Goose


Susan Gerbic
Investigations


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


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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.

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Join the cast of the Skeptic Zone Podcast, and 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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