The Skeptic Zone

The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason


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Richard Saunders


Twitter @skepticzone
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/skepticzone

Wiki Page

Host / Producer

Life Member Australian Skeptics
Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) Fellow

Podcaster, Vodcaster and TV Skeptic as seen on'THE ONE'. In his free time (free time?) he is also part of the Mystery Investigators show for schools.

Richard is also an origami expert and author of 30 books for children. He travels often to the USA to speak at conventions and meetings.

Richard founded Sydney Skeptics in the Pub. Details here.

Richard Saunders


Heidi Robertson

Twitter @Heidihowdi

Web Site
https://www.byronbaycelebrant.com.au


Reporter / The Raw Skeptic Report

Heidi used to be an Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic in Sydney, and in various locations overseas for 10 years.

Despite having a Bachelor of Health Science in Pre-Hospital Care, she dabbled in various alternative therapies over many years before her critical thinking skills kicked in. The catalyst for this was once she had kids and realised that around 50% of the kids in her Northern Rivers region of NSW community were not immunised- thus endangering her own children. As a result of this, she is now a co-administrator of the Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters Group, dedicated to turning the tide of anti-vaccination misinformation in Australia's worst area for vaccine refusal.

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Heidi Robertson


Maynard

Twitter @maynardcomau

Wiki Page

http://maynard.com.au

Reporter / Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard, formerly known as Maynard F# Crabbes, is an Australian entertainer, television presenter and radio announcer. He was a key figure in bringing the ABC's youth-oriented radio station Triple J to national prominence. He appeared as himself in the Australian film The Castanet Club.

Since 2009, Maynard has branched out into providing podcasts, where he has become increasingly involved in the field of skepticism.

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Maynard


Michelle Franklin

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/michellefranklin0836/

Reporter / Life is Wild

Formerly from SE QLD, Michelle grew up with a fascination for herpetology, with a special interest in crocodiles, which took her to Darwin NT where she now lives. She worked at a crocodile research facility / farm for three years while studying at night to earn her Batchelor of Applied Science specialising in Wildlife Biology, from the University of QLD. Since graduating in 2007 Michelle has been working in various roles based around invasive species ecology.

Michelle discovered skepticism through podcasts, as a form of entertainment while working as a research assistant and spending long hours weighing tiny amounts of tadpole food and raising lots of baby toads.

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Michelle Franklin


Stefan Sojka



Co-Host / Theme Music

Stefan hails from a long line of ear candlers, and was conceived under a crystal chandelier with the spiritual transfer of his father’s DNA to his mother through Magnetic Reiki gloves. He radiates a universal energy through all 8 of his Chakras – the 8th one having been donated to him as he strolled by a car crash and the chakra latched itself onto his right elbow.

Stefan’s interest in the paranormal began three lifetimes ago when his lordship was probed by a green dwarf-like humanoid. Since then all future lives have agreed to further the cause of celestial transcendence through cosmically aligned neo-breatharianism. Most of his ashram alumni agree he is completely homeopathetic.

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Stefan Sojka


Mandy-Lee Noble APD

Twitter @mandyleenoble
Facebook mandyleenoble
Website Nourished Approach

Reporter / The Diet Skeptic

Mandy is a dietitian and skeptic from Brisbane dedicated to exposing ‘Health and Wellness Woo’ and promoting inclusive evidence-based healthcare.

Member of the Dietitians Association Australia
Registered Australian Independent Dietitian-Nutritionist

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Mandy-Lee


Tim Mendham

Reporter / The Book Of Tim

EO of Australian Skeptics Inc. - Editor of 'The Skeptic' Magazine

A journalist by profession, Tim has been editor of Australian Skeptics' Magazine for over a decade.

Tim Mendham


Michelle Bijkersma

https://www.facebook.com/theskepticscafe

Twitter @theskepticscafe

Reporter / Logical Fallacies

Secretary Vic Skeptics

Michelle is a Japanese Language Teacher in a government school in North Eastern Melbourne. Her interest in all things educational ultimately led her to seek a community that debunks pseudoscience and other misinformation. She joined the Australian Skeptics Victorian Branch Inc. (Vic Skeptics) in 2015 where she has been a general committee member and is currently the Secretary. Michelle maintains the Skeptics Café page on Facebook and has been involved in organising Australian Skeptics' national conventions in Melbourne and Skepticamps.

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Michelle Bijkersma


Eran Segev

Twitter @eransegev

Reporter / Grain of Salt

Past President Australian Skeptics Inc

As a father of three who owes his skepticism to a primary school science teacher, Eran has a special interest in education and in the promotion of critical thinking to the younger members of society.

When not being a Skeptic, he earns his keep by working as an IT consultant and doing the dishes.

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Eran Segev


Jennifer Hathorn

Twitter @jen_hathorn

Reporter / Here's My Two Cents Worth!

Jennifer is a skeptic and science enthusiast from the United States.

Her life-long passion for scientific knowledge led her to pursue a career in environmental science. She earned a Masters of Science in Geography from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of South Alabama. Her area of focus was the paleoecology and paleotempestology of marshes and other wetlands across the southeastern United States.

Her interest in skepticism blossomed along with her love of science and she became involved with the Skeptics at Dragoncon in 2007 as a fan.

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Jennifer Hathorn


Dr. Rachael Dunlop


Twitter @DrRachie

Wiki Page

Blog The Sceptics' Book of Pooh-Poo

Reporter / Dr Rachie Reports

Winner of Twitter Shorty Award for Health 2010

Rachael Dunlop has a PhD from Sydney University Medical School and works full time in heart disease research.

She is also part of the Mystery Investigators show for schools.

In a previous life, Rachael worked as a copywriter for an advertising agency writing commercials for televison, radio and press and then as a graphic designer. Rachael has a passion for combining her knowledge of art and science through scientific communication.

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Dr. Rachael Dunlop


Jim Wilshire

Voice of Main Introduct

Jim is one of Australia's top rating radio stars from the 1980s and 1990s.

Jim Wilshire


Dr. Paulie

Reporter / Let's Have a Random Rant!

Dr Paulie is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice, Bond University. She is also a practicing community pharmacist and long time skeptic.

Originally from Melbourne Victoria, in 2012 she helped organise the annual Australian Skepticon meeting; now in sunny Queensland, she is the Gold Coast Skeptics current President and Secretary.

Gold Coast Skeptics meet once a month with dinner and talks, and produce a monthly podcast of their events - for more details go to https://www.gcskeptics.com/events


Dr. Paulie


Dr. Cassandra Perryman

Twitter @noddinglilith
Face Book cassperryman

Reporter / The Cass Files with Dr Cassandra Perryman

President Brisbane Skeptics

PhD in Psychology, specializing in research methods, analysis, and ethics.

She's a bicoastal girl who talks to her cats, and reads way too much Pratchett, Gaiman, and Butcher.

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Dr. Cassandra Perryman


With...

Kevin Davies

Kevin is a former former President of Canberra Skeptics and brings us interviews from the Nation's Capital.

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