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The Skeptic Zone #396 - 22.May.2016

0:00:00

Introduction

Richard Saunders

0:04:28

The Australian Sex Party

We chat to Dr Meredith Doig to discover more about this political party and their strong stand on sceince and reason.

0:20:45

Dr Rachie Reports... with Dr Rachael Dunlop

The vitamin and supplement industry is big business in Australia. An estimated 75% of the population use some form of complementary medicines, including vitamins, minerals, herbs, aromatherapy and homeopathic products.

But some vitamin supplements and protein powders at best don’t work and, at worst, can cause harm.

0:31:00

The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson with more news of Chiropractors allegedly caught sneaking into maternity wards to treat newborns.

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

The Australian Sex Party

Dr Rachie - The Conversation
Supplements are an expensive
and potentially toxic lucky dip

Paracon Australia

Reasonable Hank Blog

Australian Skeptics Dinner Talk

The Skeptic Magazine from Australian Skeptics

MADD Club video - Action with Maynard

Dr M Doig

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The Skeptic Zone #395 - 15.May.2016

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

0:03:05

Employing Naturopaths in Chemists

Comments on a report by Jane Hansen about the push to sell even more quackery in your local chemist shop.

0:15:20

Maynard's Spooky Action..

Maynard and the Doctor

Lindsay "The Doctor" McDougall is an Australian rock guitarist and radio presenter. Since 1996, he has been the lead guitarist in punk rock band, Frenzal Rhomb. What are his views on being skeptical?

0:25:18

Anti-vaccination PhD

Details have come to light about the examiners’ assessments of Judy Wilyman’s anti-vaccination PhD thesis at the University of Wollongong, with “serious concerns” and “very critical” comments made about the anti-vaccination document that claims pro-vaccination conspiracies on a global scale.

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Employing naturopaths in chemists

Paracon Australia

Australian Skeptics Dinner Talk

The Skeptic Magazine from Australian Skeptics

The Doctor and Maynard

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The Skeptic Zone #394 - 8.May.2016

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Introduction

Richard Saunders & Maynard

0:03:24

Choice Magazine

Join Maynard, Tim Mendham and Richard Saunders as they head to the HQ of Choice Magazine and chat with Tom Godfrey.

0:22:13

Chiropractor Cracks Baby's Spine

Yet more on the story that doctors condemn. A shocking video of a crying FOUR-DAY-OLD baby having her back cracked by a chiropractor has gone viral online.

0:33:00

Maynard's Spooky Action..

Conspiracy theories at Skeptics in the Pub

Maynard looks behind the stinking curtain of conspiracy and chats to Dr Chris Fleming, Jessica Singer, Dr Brad McKay and Ian Bryce.

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

CHOICE Magazine

Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy calls for action against rogue chiropractors

The Crack Heard Round the World

Jon Faine interviews CAA Deputy President

Ian Rossborough on TV's Studio 10

Paracon Australia

Australian Skeptics Dinner Talk

The Skeptic Magazine from Australian Skeptics

Tom Godrey

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The Skeptic Zone #393 - 1.May.2016

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

0:05:41

Chiropractor Cracks Baby's Spine

More on the story that doctors condemn. A shocking video of a crying FOUR-DAY-OLD baby having her back cracked by a chiropractor has gone viral online.

0:11:48

The Rotten Thread of Conspiracy Theories

This week Australia stopped to remember the Port Arthur massacre of 1996. Sadly but predictably, conspiracy theories continue to dog the friends and family of those lost.

0:25:20

Vaxxed

Amid World Immunisation Week, a film by a frontman for the anti-vaccination movement is being rolled out in US cinemas. From the Brisbane Times.

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

The Project - Port Arthur

Skeptoid - The Port Arthur Massacre

Sydney Skeptics in the Pub

Paracon Australia

Vaxxed - Brisbane Times

Australian Skeptics Dinner Talk

The Skeptic Magazine from Australian Skeptics

Port Arthur

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The Skeptic Zone #392 - 24.April.2016

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Introduction

Richard Saunders and Maynard

0:05:05

Maynard's Spooky Action..

At the Lawrence Leung Show

We attend the new live show, "Very Strange Things" and chat to Eran Segev and Lawrence about magic, mentalism and being skeptical.

0:24:43

The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson is live on the spot to bring us reports from the first Skeptic in the Pub in the Northern Rivers of NSW.

0:39:23

Chiropractor Cracks Baby's Spine

Doctors condemn shocking video of a crying FOUR-DAY-OLD baby having her back cracked by a chiropractor - because she is suffering from colic.

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Lawrence Leung's new show

Rainbow Region Skeptics in the Pub

Chiro wars on ABC RN

Doctors condemn shocking video

The Skeptic Magazine from Australian Skeptics

Lawrence Leung

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The Skeptic Zone #391 - 17.April.2016

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

0:06:55

Lawrence Leung

We catch up with Australia's clown prince of skeptical fun and adventure to find out about his new live show, "Very Strange Things".

0:21:10

The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson gives us her no nonsense report on Diphtheria.

0:36:18

Maynard's Spooky Action..

Random interviews from a Skeptics' Dinner

Maynard chats with

  • Dr Mel Thomson from Melburne
  • Cassandra Perryman from Brisbane
  • Wade Ness from Brisbane
  • Tim Mendham from Sydney

Includes A Walk In The Black Forest
and a ride in the Skeptic Zone car.

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Lawrence Leung's new show

Brisbane Skeptic Society

Maynard and Saunders promo video for Paracon

Paracon Australia

Cowgirl chooses alternative therapies to treat cancer

The Skeptic Magazine from Australian Skeptics

LL

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The Skeptic Zone #390 - 10.April.2016

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Introduction

Richard Saunders

0:05:15

Maynard's Spooky Action..

The evolution of antievolutionism.

Maynard Interviews Dr Nick Matzke, a postdoctoral scientist at ANU, holding a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council.

Includes A Walk In The Black Forest.

0:26:07

Dr Rachie Reports... With Dr Rachael Dunlop

In the past week, Dr Rachie appeared on the popular Sunrise TV show to talk about the case of parents who cannot agree on vaccination.

0:31:25 Gold Coast mother passed on whooping cough to baby after refusing vaccine.

The mother, who has gone public in a video posted on the Gold Coast Health website to warn others, said she had refused the vaccine because she was a healthy “organic” kind of woman.

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

The fabulous art of Celestia Ward - Two Heads Studios

Maynard and Saunders promo video for Paracon

Paracon Australia

The Skeptic Magazine from Australian Skeptics

Maynard

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