The Skeptic Zone

The Skeptic Zone

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The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and the crew for interviews and reports from around the world.

Episodes

The Skeptic Zone #424 - 1.December.2016  

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:05:50
"Psychic" predictions for 2016
We mark the homework of the top mystics and seers. Did they see the sucess of Donald Trump or the Brexit? Find out and be not so amazed.

0:22:10
Skeptics in the Pub in Sydney
We chat to Michael Marshall about his Australian trip.

http://goodthinkingsociety.org/

0:29:05
Homeopaths cashing in on vulnerable parents
A report from the Sunday World newspaper in Ireland.

0:35:40
Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee
With Kelly Wong
Fake news is not immune to science. It's easy to be swayed by cute animal stories but don't be fooled. Animals are not humans and have their own amazing features.

Further reading via ScienceAlert:
http://bit.ly/2gj5Eh1

Recently, people in India have taken to social media to share smog selfies to show the world how bad their pollution is.

Further reading via ABC:0
http://ab.co/2eHwFJc

A woman and her daughter both gave birth with the same womb. It may sound like science fiction but this is exactly what happened when a Swedish woman received a uterus transplant from her own mother. She was then able to receive IVF and give birth to her own son.

Further reading via ABC:
http://ab.co/2elQQNU

0:49:50
Grain of Salt.... with Eran Segev
More in the series of interviews from QED.
This week Eran chats Tom and Cecil to from the Cognitive Dissonance Podcast.

http://dissonancepod.com

Also...

NZ Skeptics Conference

http://conference.skeptics.nz

The Sydney Freecon - December 9, 10 &11, 2016 - 188 William St. Earlwood
Contact Gary on Twitter - @SydneyFuturian

 

 

The Skeptic Zone #423 - 27.November.2016  

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

 
0:05:26
Grain of Salt.... with Eran Segev
More in the series of interviews from QED. This week Eran chats to Myles Power, a youtuber who fights misinformation on GMOs, Black Salve and MMS or Miracle Mineral Supplement (Bleech!)

https://www.youtube.com/user/powerm1985

http://www.mylespower.co.uk 

0:15:25
Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee
With Tania Meyer
Book your next holiday to China! They've just opened up their 500m Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) to the public.
It's the largest of its kind in the world. Now that's telescope tourism!
Where would you go as part of your science bucket list?

What would you put on your science bucket list?
http://bit.ly/2cHmGmd

Even further reading via Quartz:
http://bit.ly/2cy4Wqa 

0:17:03
Maynard's Spooky Action...
An Evening with Lisa Randall
The good people at Think Inc. brought Dr Lisa Randall to Australia for a national tour. Maynard and his trusty microphone head for the Sydney event to report on the night. Includes interviews with Dr Randall, Signe Dean, Ian Bryce, William Broughm and more.

https://www.thinkinc.org.au/events

0:30:03
Mind Body Wallet from 1998
A report by Dr Trevor Case from the pages of the Skeptic Magazine.

See page 59 of this PDF
http://tinyurl.com/jhntpvn

0:37:43
Australian Skeptics Awards from 2016
Who will win the Bent Spoon Award... who will be Skeptic of the Year.... who will be awarded life membership... and who will get 'The Fred' Award? Find out with a report from the convention.

 

Also...

NZ Skeptics Conference

http://conference.skeptics.nz

Michael Marshall - Sydney Skeptics in the Pub - 29 Nov.

https://www.meetup.com/austskeptics/

The Sydney Freecon - December 9, 10 &11, 2016 - 188 William St. Earlwood
Contact Gary on Twitter - @SydneyFuturian

 

 

The Skeptic Zone #422 - 20.November.2016  

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:04:46
Grain of Salt.... with Eran Segev
More in the series of interviews from QED.
This week Eran chats to Alice Howarth and Mike Hall from the popular 'Skeptics with a K' podcast from the UK.

http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/podcasts

0:16:36
Skeptical letters to the editor, from 1986
Skeptics have a long history of offering cash prizes for proof of the paranormal. We look back to over 30 years ago when members of Canberra Skeptics turned up at a New Age festival to seek any takers. Reports and letters to the editor from the Canberra Times newspaper.

http://tinyurl.com/hjucp5f

0:33:26
Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee
New findings claim to "explain" the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle. But the story isn't so simple. - With Tania Meyer
Further reading about this Bermuda Triangle mystery:

http://www.australiascience.tv/blogs/bermuda-triangle-mystery-explained

0:35:00
The Think Tank
Join Richard Sanders, Dr Steve Roberts and Maynard as they chat about secret codes, UFOs, warp bubbles in clouds and much more!

http://www.ghostsofoz.com/goo-magazine/richard-saunders-the-skeptic-zone-podcast

https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4208

Also...

NZ Skeptics Conference

http://conference.skeptics.nz

Dr. Angie Mattke from USA - 'Medical Nonsense'

https://www.meetup.com/Mordi-Skeptics-in-the-Pub/

Michael Marshall - Sydney Skeptics in the Pub - 29 Nov.

https://www.meetup.com/austskeptics/

The Sydney Freecon - December 9, 10 &11, 2016 - 188 William St. Earlwood
Contact Gary on Twitter - @SydneyFuturian

The Skeptic Zone #421 - 13.November.2016  

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:06:23
An American View.... with Evan Bernstein
What might a Trump presidency mean for the future of science and education in the USA? We ask Evan Bernstein, cast member of the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast.

http://www.theskepticsguide.org

0:17:17
Government issues health warning over useless newage pendant
The Australian Government has confirmed the presence of radioactive material in "Scalar Energy" pendants. We take a look at some of the amazing claims being made for yet another newage device.

http://www.arpansa.gov.au/radiationprotection/Factsheets/is_pendants.cfm

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-definition-of-scalar-energy

The Quantum Pendant - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZxX3ZWY4nw

Applied Kinesiology - How it's Done - Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Piu75P8sxTo

0:39:23
Grain of Salt.... with Eran Segev
More in the series of interviews from QED.
This week Eran chats to Alan Melikdjanian, better known to the world as 'Captain Disillusion'.
He is the founder of Amelik Entertainment, LLC, a South Florida-based video production company specializing in unique and inventive films, web series, commercials and music videos

http://captaindisillusion.com/

Also...

NZ Skeptics Conference
http://conference.skeptics.nz

The Sydney Freecon - December 9, 10 &11, 2016 - 188 William St. Earlwood
Contact Gary on Twitter - @SydneyFuturian

The Skeptic Zone #420 - 6.November.2016  

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:06:05
Grain of Salt.... with Eran Segev
More in the series of interviews from QED.
This week Eran chats to Dr Karl Kruszelnicki the Australian science communicator and populariser, who is known as an author and science commentator on Australian radio and television.

http://drkarl.com/

0:15:26
Maynard's Spooky Action...
Blast from the past! In 1991 Dr Karl Kruszelnicki appeared with Maynard on radio to take listeners' questions.

0:20:40
The Raw Skeptic Report.... with Heidi Robertson
The WHO publishes a list of websites that are found to "facilitate the access of public health authorities, health professionals and the public to reliable information".
The Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters group is now one of those websites.

http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/victory-for-northern-rivers-pro-vaccine-group/3106653/

0:27:39

Orgone Energy
Orgone is a pseudoscientific and spiritual concept described as an esoteric energy or hypothetical universal life force, originally proposed in the 1930s by Wilhelm Reich. This "energy" was applied by famed race car driver Peter Brock in the 1980s.

http://www.skeptics.com.au/?s=Orgone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro_F6tosOjk&feature=youtu.be&t=482

0:41:02
Anti-vaxxers target wrong man
PETER Tiernan is being bombarded by threatening calls and messages from anti-vaccination activists and fears “one absolute nutter” could attack him or his family. All because some activists think he is Reasonable Hank, a pro-vaccination blogger who has been enraging the anti-vaxxers for years. The problem is Mr Tiernan, a 51-year-old physiotherapist who works in the Byron Shire, is not Reasonable Hank and never has been.
By Janes Hansen

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/antivaxxer-activists-wrongly-identify-byron-bay-physiotherapist-as-provaccination-blogger/news-story/9b8bc34dda0476d36ea9484163eebf8f

 

The Skeptic Zone #419 - 30.October.2016  

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders


0:05:30
The Raw Skeptic Report.... with Heidi Robertson

Every year thousands of Australians are unnecessarily suffering and dying prematurely because of alternative cancer treatments according to a special investigation by Dr Paul Willis, director of The Royal Institution of Australia. Heidi interviews Dr Willis followed by the audio from the special report.

http://www.australiascience.tv/videos/no-alternative-cancer

0:40:06
Grain of Salt.... with Eran Segev
More in the series of interviews from QED. This week Eran chats to Cara Santa Maria from the SGU Podcast and Talk Nerdy.

http://carasantamaria.com/podcast/

Also...

Mars: The Live Experience

http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=MARSLIVE16

Think Inc 2017 Pass

https://www.thinkinc.org.au

Vengaboys Tour with Maynard

http://tinyurl.com/jfmlabp

Sydney Skeptics in the Pub

https://www.meetup.com/AustSkeptics

NZ Skeptics Conference

http://conference.skeptics.nz

The Skeptic Zone #418 - 23.October.2016  

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:09:00
Grain of Salt.... with Eran Segev
In this, the first of a series of interviews from QED, Eran chats to the crew from the ESP podcast.

András G Pintér, Hungary
Jelena Levin, Latvia
Pontus Böckman, Sweden

http://theesp.eu

https://qedcon.org

0:22:56
Natural cancer treatment: Patient turned down chemotherapy but ‘nearly killed himself’
GREG Melhuish turned to natural therapies to cure his cancer and it nearly killed him. That’s the message he now wants to share in the hope it will save lives. By Jane Hansen.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/greg-melhish-turned-down-chemotherapy-to-try-natural-remedy-but-nearly-killed-himself/news-story/cb06bc7d6370fc7068683c132b30777b

0:29:18
The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson
Australia is full of animals that bite, sting, bite some more, scratch and even worse! But what's the truth of the matter? Will you die just walking down the street? Find out with Heidi!

0:40:00
NZ Skeptics Conference 2016 Queenstown, 2nd-4th December
Amazing Speakers!
NZ Skeptics have lined up some amazing speakers from the USA and Australia, as well as home grown talent from around New Zealand.
Find out more with Brad MacClure.

http://conference.skeptics.nz

Also...

Mars: The Live Experience

http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=MARSLIVE16

Folding Australia 2016 Origami Convention

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/folding-australia-2016-origami-convention-tickets-26347133987

Vengaboys Tour with Maynard

http://tinyurl.com/jfmlabp

The Skeptic Zone #417 - 16.October.2016  

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:04:33
More Good Thinking... with Michael Marshall
The Good Thinking Society welcomed the decision by NHS Wirral CCG to decommission homeopathy and Iscador services. The decision comes after months of consultation which showed overwhelming support from the public for an end to funding.

At QED 2016, in the Ockham Awards event/campaign shortlist, readers of the British version of 'The Skeptic Magazine' voted for The Good Thinking Society for their homeopathy in the NHS campaign.

http://goodthinkingsociety.org/

https://qedcon.org/

0:32:50
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia issues position statement on anti-vaccine nurses and midwives
On October 11 2016, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia responded to a number of complaints regarding anti-vaccination material and advice being disseminated by registered nurses, enrolled nurses, and registered midwives, by publishing a new position statement on anti-vaccination misinformation:

https://reasonablehank.com/2016/10/13/nursing-and-midwifery-board-of-australia-issues-position-statement-on-anti-vaccine-nurses-and-midwives/

0:37:47
Maynard's Spooky Action...
Interviews at "An Evening with Goldacre" in Sydney
Robyn Willims from ABC radio's Science Show
Signe Dean from SBS radio and Australian Skeptics

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/robyn-williams/2913842

http://nevertoocurious.com/

Also...

NZ Skeptics Conference 2016 - Queenstown, 2nd-4th December

http://conference.skeptics.nz

The Skeptic Zone #416 - 9.October.2016  

0:00:00
Introduction
Maynard - Richard Saunders - Stefan Sojka

0:06:27
A Grain of Salt - With Eran Segev
This week Eran looks at the increasingly bizarre chain of emails being send from anti-vaccine activist Judy Wilyman PhD.

0:28:37
The Cass Files - With Dr Cassandra Perryman
What is Hypnosis? Does it work as claimed? You uses it?
Find out with Dr Cassandra.

0:34:25
Prize Time
The Memory Code by Lynne Kelly. Thanks to Allen & Unwin

https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/general-books/popular-science/The-Memory-Code-Lynne-Kelly-9781760291327


0:37:00
Signe Dean
What has the online reaction to the question of fluoride in the drinking water been in Australia? Signe reviews some of the more interesting comments.

http://nevertoocurious.com

0:45:40
Short break with Maynard in the audiance

0:46:50
Maynard's Spooky Action...
An interview with Dr Brad McKay. Anti-vax parents and a trip the Burning Man festival in the USA

1:00:44
Prize Time
Suzi Jamil and Desh Amila from Think Inc.
Tickets to see Dr Lisa Randall

https://www.thinkinc.org.au/events/lisa/

1:04:48
Take Stock - With Shelley Stocken
Top 5 lesser known strange or dangerous complementary and alternative therapies.

0:14:50
Prize Time
Pinball Science by Ian Graham. Thanks to Allen & Unwin

https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/general-books/popular-science/Pinball-Science-Ian-Graham-9781760294243

1:16:20
Dr Stefan Sojka
The new new-age internet filter.

The Skeptic Zone #415 - 2.October.2016  

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders
Also an update to the Vaxxed, Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival story.

https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/tag/william-thompson

0:10:14
Dr Lynne Kelly
The traditional Aboriginal memory technique that unlocks the secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and ancient monuments the world over. Lynne Kelly has discovered that a powerful memory technique used by the ancients can unlock the secrets of the Neolithic stone circles of Britain and Europe, the ancient Pueblo buildings in New Mexico and other prehistoric stone monuments across the world.

http://www.lynnekelly.com.au/the-memory-code

0:16:12
Maynard's Spooky Action...
OZ Paranormal and Spiritual Expo
A skeptical road trip! Join Maynard, Jessica, Lara and Richard as they head off to the OZ Paranormal and Spiritual Expo. Interviews with...
Peter Bowditch
Peet Banks
Alex Cayas
PSY - Paranormal Ghost Hunters
Larraine Cilia - pres. UFO and Paranormal Research Society
Kerrie McGilvray - Crystal Bed Healings

http://www.australianparanormalandspiritualexpo.com.au

Also...

Skeptic Zone LIVE - 6th October in Sydney
https://www.meetup.com/AustSkeptics/events/232095906/

NZ Skeptics Conference 2016 - Queenstown, 2nd-4th December
http://conference.skeptics.n

The Skeptic Zone #414 - 22.September.2016  

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:07:00
Ben Goldacre
Homeopathic hucksters. Nonsensical naturopaths. Anti-intellectual anti-vaxxers. Slippery statisticians. The ‘journalists’ daring to declare meats as critically carcinogenic. And let’s not forget – let’s not forget – fraudulent pharmaceutical firms. - We chat to Ben on the eve of his Australian and New Zealand tour.

https://www.thinkinc.org.au/events/ben-goldacre

0:26:35
Take Stock with Shelley Stocken
Doctor Google is at it again with millions of people seeking its advice.

0:35:11
Victorian film festival embroiled in anti-vax, social media trainwreck
The Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival takes aim and shoots itself in the foot while putting its foot in its mouth. We find out why this festival is planning to screen an anti-vaccination film.

https://reasonablehank.com/2016/09/20/victorian-film-festival-embroiled-in-anti-vaccination-social-media-trainwreck/

Also...

Skeptic Zone LIVE - 6th October in Sydney

https://www.meetup.com/AustSkeptics/events/232095906/

Skeptics Dinner Meeting with Lyne Kelly - 24th September

http://www.skeptics.com.au/2016/08/11/sydney-dinner-sept-24-wisdom-of-the-ancients

NZ Skeptics Conference 2016 - Queenstown, 2nd-4th December

http://conference.skeptics.nz

 

 

The Skeptic Zone #413 - 18.September.2016  

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:05:35
Sharon Hill
We talk to Sharon Hill about her web site 'Doubtful News' and look into the merits (or not) of Ghost Tours. Also... Bad Clowns?

http://doubtfulnews.com

0:26:42
Anti-vaccine nurses and midwives
A visit to the 'reasonable hank' blog and the reading of a list of anti-vax memes posted by the very people who should know better.

https://reasonablehank.com/?s=Anti-vaccine+nurses

0:36:06
Bad Clowns and Loch Ness with Ben Radford
Ben tells us more about the strange reports of' Bad Clowns running round and making trouble. Also news of the lastest photo from Loch Ness.

http://benjaminradford.com

Also...

An evening with Dr Ben Goldacre – Think Inc.
https://www.thinkinc.org.au/events/ben-goldacre

Skeptic Zone LIVE - 6th October in Sydney
https://www.meetup.com/AustSkeptics/events/232095906/

Skeptics Dinner Meeting with Lyne Kelly - 24th September
http://www.skeptics.com.au/2016/08/11/sydney-dinner-sept-24-wisdom-of-the-ancients

NZ Skeptics Conference 2016 - Queenstown, 2nd-4th December
http://conference.skeptics.nz

The Skeptic Zone #412 - 11.September.2016  

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:07:30
Bad Science Watch in Canada
We chat to Michael Kruse about so called Naturopathic Doctors in Canada thumbing their nose at the law.

http://www.badsciencewatch.ca

0:29:30
Mind Body Wallet over the years
Step back in time to 2002 and 1986 as we look at the Festival of Mind Body Spirit. The New Age never looked so old.

0:43:05
The Raw Skeptic Report
This week Heidi Robertson has another report from the recent Brisbane Skepticamp. She chats to Mandy Noble about woo in the health industry.

http://www.brisbaneskeptics.org

Also...

An evening with Dr Ben Goldacre – Think Inc.

https://www.thinkinc.org.au/events/ben-goldacre

Folding Australia 2016 Origami Convention

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/folding-australia-2016-origami-convention-tickets-26347133987

Skeptics Dinner Meeting with Lyne Kelly - 24th September

http://www.skeptics.com.au/2016/08/11/sydney-dinner-sept-24-wisdom-of-the-ancients

 

 

The Skeptic Zone #411 - 4.September.2016  

0:00:00

Introduction

Richard Saunders

 


0:05:57

Dr Angie at Dragon Con

We catch up with Dr Angie Mattke and ask her about the talk on alternative medicine she gave at the Skeptrack at Dragon Con in Atlanta.

http://skeptics.dragoncon.org

 

0:19:12

Maynard's Spooky Action..

Maynard and Richard head for the Australian Museum and chat to Rachel Robertson about teaching science via robots.

http://australianmuseum.net.au/science-festival

 

0:25:32

The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson has another report from the recent Brisbane Skepticamp. She chats to Michelle Franklin from Darwin Skeptics about how her work looking at bio control.

http://www.brisbaneskeptics.org

 

0:36:08

Maynard and the question of quantum

At Sydney Skeptics in the pub, Maynard finds out wha the average pubber knows about the quantum world. Also a chat with Ian Bryce who does actually know!

 

Also...

The Blue Castle Podcast

http://thebluecastle.libsyn.com

Folding Australia 2016 Origami Convention

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/folding-australia-2016-origami-convention-tickets-26347133987

Skeptics Dinner Meeting with Lyne Kelly - 24th September

http://www.skeptics.com.au/2016/08/11/sydney-dinner-sept-24-wisdom-of-the-ancients

 

 

The Skeptic Zone #410 - 28.August.2016  

0:00:00

Introduction

Richard Saunders (and the skeptical cats)

 


0:05:20

Mother who posted video of her baby is bullied by anti-vaxxers online

The mother who posted a heartbreaking video of her five-week-old baby choking for air after catching whooping cough has been bullied online by trolls who say “vaccination is what caused her baby to get sick”.

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/babies/mother-who-posted-heartbreaking-video-of-her-baby-choking-is-bullied-by-antivaxxers-online/news-story/681691f600de9bbc499d2fa03fab55e7

 

0:12:43

The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson has another report from the recent Brisbane Skepticamp. She chats to Natalie Carrington about how language can be used to fight pseudoscience and woo.

http://www.brisbaneskeptics.org

 

0:20:00

Chiro Board Responds to Skeptics Concerns

Following the revelation of chiropractor Ian Rossborough’s ‘cracking’ of an infant’s spine on YouTube, Australian Skeptics and many members of the public and professionals expressed their outrage.

http://www.skeptics.com.au/2016/08/23/chiro-board-responds-to-skeptics-concerns/

http://www.ahpra.gov.au/registration/registers-of-practitioners.aspx

 

0:28:25

Maynard's Spooky Action..

Maynard and Richard head for the Australian Museum to perfrom the Mystery Investigators show as part in Sceince Week.

We also learn about crime scence investigatoin and chat to Margaret, Rory and Willow.

http://australianmuseum.net.au/science-festival

http://www.mysteryinvestigators.com

 

 

The Skeptic Zone #409 - 21.August.2016  

0:00:00

Introduction

Heidi Robertson

 


0:02:07

The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson has another report from the recent Brisbane Skepticamp. She chats to Enrique Bustamante and learns about the real Dunning Kruger effect.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/dunning-kruger-effect-importance-self-awareness-enrique-rubio

http://www.brisbaneskeptics.org

 

0:13:21

Maynard's Spooky Action..

Maynard and Richard head for the Australian Museum to perfrom the Mystery Investigators show as part in Sceince Week. Maynard also chats to Catherine Beehag, the manager of the festival and Alison from the University of Technology.

http://australianmuseum.net.au/science-festival

http://www.mysteryinvestigators.com

 

Also...

Skeptics Dinner Meeting with Lyne Kelly - 24th September

http://www.skeptics.com.au/2016/08/11/sydney-dinner-sept-24-wisdom-of-the-ancients

https://quirkologyblog.wordpress.com/

The Skeptic Zone #408 - 14.August.2016  

0:00:00

Introduction

Richard Saunders

 


0:08:50

Cupping and Wiki with Susan Gerbic

We chat to Susan who tells us of her efforts to bring the Wiki page on the quackery of Cupping up-to-date.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupping_therapy

guerrillaskepticismonwikipedia.blogspot.com

 

0:19:45

Why Team USA’s use of cupping therapy really sucks

LIke all Australians, Dr Brad can get a bit carried away while cheering for the green and gold at the Olympics. But lately it hasn’t been the Aussie team causing him to yell at the TV. - by Dr Brad McKay

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/why-team-usas-use-of-cupping-therapy-really-sucks/news-story/39e6da472eba56e564139cc17e38ee5b

 

0:24:20

Ken Harvey

The Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science has awarded Dr Ken Harvey the 2016 ANZAAS Medal.

http://www.skeptics.com.au/2016/08/09/anzaas-medal-for-ken-harvey

 

0:28:44

Take Stock with Shelley Stocken

Our new reporter looks into the myths and reality of so-called Demonic Possession.

http://mentalillnesspolicy.org/coping/demonic-possession-mental-illness.html

 

0:40:42

The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson reports from the recent Brisbane Skepticamp. Who goes to these events and why? Also an interview with a Curtis who works in an organic supermarket.

http://www.brisbaneskeptics.org

 

Also...

Skeptics Dinner Meeting with Lyne Kelly - 24th September

http://www.skeptics.com.au/2016/08/11/sydney-dinner-sept-24-wisdom-of-the-ancients

The Skeptic Zone #407 - 8.August.2016  

0:00:00

Introduction

Richard Saunders

 


0:05:44

Australia's Science Channel

We chat to Dr Paul Willis, director of the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) who tells of the new Science Channel and about his many trips to the Antarctic looking for fossils.

http://riaus.tv

10:23 Campaign Against Homeopathy - Antarctic 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQzOidQKafA

Aurora Expeditions

http://www.auroraexpeditions.com.au/ship/polar-pioneer

 

0:22:12

Chiropractor charged with breaching advertising requirements

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has charged a New South Wales chiropractor with breaching advertising requirements, alleging his website advertised chiropractic services in a way that was likely to be false, misleading or deceptive.

http://www.skeptics.com.au/2016/08/02/chiropractor-charged-with-false-advertising/

 

0:26:06

The Checkout and Pharmacy Woo

ABC TV's 'The Checkout' recently ran a story critical of Australian Chemist shops that sell quackery. Included is an exert from the show and the reading of an open letter regarding Ear Candles.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/thecheckout/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTcLpY3MWPk

 

0:34:00

Sydney Skeptics in the Pub

We ask the question, when should you give up trying to argue with a conspiracy theorist?

http://www.meetup.com/AustSkeptics

 

Also...

http://australianmuseum.net.au/event/super-science-saturday

http://www.meetup.com/SocialSkepticsCanberra

 

 

The Skeptic Zone #406 - 31.July.2016  

0:00:00

Introduction

Richard Saunders

 
0:07:11

Fiona O'Leary and her VAXXing Issue

We chat to Fiona about her work promoting autism issues in Ireland and the recent letter she received telling her to more or less hold her tongue! Why? Find out in this interview.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqSIfRTGC3XQ34mHUNICVLw

http://ascienceenthusiast.com/vaxxed-makers-threaten-lawsuit-for-valid-criticism/

http://www.eveningecho.ie/cork-news/us-film-studio-threatens-to-sue-autism-rights-advocate/2500229/

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/us-film-studio-threatens-to-sue-autism-rights-advocate-412355.html

https://www.change.org/p/ken-paxton-texas-attorney-general-stop-vaxxed-and-their-reckless-campaign

http://www.skepticalraptor.com/skepticalraptorblog.php/vaxxed-distributor-threatened-fiona-oleary/

 

0:24:32

Edinburgh Skeptics and the Fringe

A trip to Scotland and a chat with Mark Pentler and Sean Slater from the Edinburgh Skeptics. What is coming up at the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival for skeptics to enjoy? Many things!

http://www.edinburghskeptics.co.uk

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/doug-anthony-all-stars-daas-live-on-stage

 

0:41:52

Maynard's Spooky Action..

Maynard finds himself on tour across Australia with the Totally 80's show. This week he invites some skeptics back stage!

http://www.metropolistouring.com/

 

Also...

Skeptics Sydney Dinner

http://www.skeptics.com.au/2016/06/13/sydney-dinner-6-august-how-to-make-skeptics-even-more-attractive/

Skeptics with a K

http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/podcasts/

Win for No Jab No Pay Law

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/no-jab-no-play-campaign-has-a-big-win-as-thousands-of-former-antivaxxers-immunise-their-children/news-story/3876c77770cceba83c54f47a42607fb1

 

 

The Skeptic Zone #405 - 24.July.2016  

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:05:55
The Raw Skeptic Report with Heidi Robertson
Paleo and TV chef Pete Evans says sunscreen contains 'poisonous chemicals'
This week Heidi looks at some of the claims made by a TV chef about sunscreen and more. Includes radio appearance by Dr Brad McKay.

0:27:55
Horror and Amazement as it's reviled Homeopathy is nothing more than sugar pills! World in SHOCK!
A BRISBANE woman selling homeopathic vaccinations or boosters for diseases including whooping cough, polio, meningococcal and malaria has been found to be selling nothing but refined sugar.

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/brisbane-homeopath-cyena-caruana-selling-vaccinations-and-boosters-made-from-refined-sugar/news-story/30b8f3ca2944fbf7a4c634ac41a35341

0:42:15
Maynard's Spooky Action..
Maynard finds himself on tour across Australia with the Totally 80's show. He asks some of the group if they indulge in superstitions or rituals before performing.

http://www.metropolistouring.com/totally80s

Ivan Doroschuk (Men Without Hats) - Safety Dance (Totally 80's)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVN-vXl2MPk

Also...

Makers of ‘Vaxxed’ Threaten Lawsuit Over Valid Criticism

http://ascienceenthusiast.com/vaxxed-makers-threaten-lawsuit-for-valid-criticism/

Skeptics Sydney Dinner

http://www.skeptics.com.au/2016/06/13/sydney-dinner-6-august-how-to-make-skeptics-even-more-attractive/

 

 

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