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The Skeptic Zone #310 - 28.September.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:05:50 An interview with Michael Marshall

What's "Good Thinking"? Why should you "Be Reasonable"? Find out from our man in Merseyside!
0:26:12 Guest Editorial with Signe Cane

Who would plague the WHO with quackery? Who indeed! Fine out with Signe Cane as she looks at a homeopathic petition.
0:30:55 A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.
0:33:55 An interview with Susan Gerbic

Undercover but out in the open, Susan tells us of an operation to investigate a so-called "psychic" in California.
0:51:00 Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard and Richard try to come to terms with Cosmos and Ancient Aliens. What could possibly go wrong?

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A Common Year - Daily blog of 365 science stories with Signe Cane

Australian Paranormal and Spiritual Expo

Good Thinking Society

Susan Gerbic

Australian Skeptics National Convention

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

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The Vaccination Chronicles - by Richard Saunders
 

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Verna Morris
Maureen Chuck
Ken McLeod
Monica Saville
Dr Richard Gordon
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
John Bundock
Peter Bowditch
Lauren Cochrane

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Solar Flare - The Band of Power

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Starring - Richard Saunders, Stefan Sojka, Rachael Dunlop, Dianne Verstappen, Maynard, Travis Roy, Penny Chan, Rebecca Jones, Eran Segev, Joanne Benhamu and Krissy Wilson

Special guests - Brian Dunning and Jay Novella

Script and production - Richard Saunders

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Narration - Jim Wilshire

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The Skeptic Zone #309 - 21.September.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:03:40 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster

Defending the Lion; The Vulnerability of Truth
0:09:25 Jim Wilshire reads...

Bachelor of Sťance

Mostly Ghostly
0:14:05 Off the Shelf

From the pages of 'The Skeptic', the magazine of Australian Skeptics... Bostijan Savle visits his local library and didn't like what he saw... and said so. Read by Richard Saunders.
0:23:15 A Week in Science

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0:26:40 Saunders on the Radio

Richard Saunders on the radio to chat about 'The Vaccination Chronicles'.

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Australian Skeptics National Convention

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Jo Alabaster



The Skeptic Zone #308 - 14.September.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:04:35 Are pharmacists as trustworthy as they'd like us to believe?

Opinion piece by Mick Vagg, read by Richard Saunders.
0:08:35 An Open Letter to Australian Pharmacies

Ear Candling? What on earth are you selling?
0:12:30 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster

Vitamin K? What's that and why should we care? Why are some people rejecting it? Find out more with Jo.
0:20:05 A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.
0:23:36 Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub. Chats with Joanne Benhamu and Gary Dalrymple (Sydney Freecon organiser).

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Are pharmacists as trustworthy as they'd like us to believe?

Australian Skeptics National Convention

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

No Quackery



The Skeptic Zone #307 - 7.September.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders, Maynard and Jo Alabaster
0:03:00 Maynard's Spooky Action... Part #1

Maynard and Richard head to the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney to perform the Mystery Investigators show. Maynard also chats to Tilly Boleyn from the Powerhouse and others taking part in the science festival.
0:20:18 A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.
0:24:03 Maynard's Spooky Action... Part #2

Maynard at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub. Do we still need skeptics in 2014? Also Maynard's feature interview with scientist Jodi Rowley about her work in describing new species of frogs.

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Ultimo Science Festival

Australian Skeptics National Convention

Jodi Rowley

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Richard Saunders and Maynard



The Skeptic Zone #306 - 31.August.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Maynard
0:04:00 Evan Bernstein from SGU

Richard Saunders chats to Evan Bernstein, of the rouges from The Skeptics Guide to the Universe Podcast. This week Evan is at Dragon*Con in Atlanta.
0:23:00 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev

Eran chats to Johanna Bischof about diet and misconceptions.
0:29:42 A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.
0:33:13 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster

Not quite magic undies, but strange claims nevertheless. Jo looks at the latest with Wireless Armour and their shilding underwear.

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Evidence Please Blog... with Jo Alabaster

Australian Skeptics National Convention

Skeptrack at Dragon*Con

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Richard Saunders and Evan Bernstein



The Skeptic Zone #305 - 24.August.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:08:00 Mystery Investigators Show

Science week at the Australian Museum with the Mystery Investigators.
0:15:42 A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.
0:19:24 Maynard's Spooky Action

The Big Night of Science at the Powerhouse Museum. Maynard chats to Dr Rachie and many others at the event.

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Australian Skeptics National Convention

2 Heads Studios

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Dr Rachie Dunlop and Maynard



The Skeptic Zone #304 - 17.August.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:05:04 Dr Rachie Reports

Recorded at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub, Dr Rachie reports on the progress of the Stop the AVN facebook group.
0:31:07 Cosmos DVD winner

We announce the winner of the Cosmos DVD pack from National Geographic Australia.
0:32:30 A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.
0:36:00 Balance in the Media?

We follow the story of the reporting of vaccination news in the "Sunshine Coast Daily" newspaper. A lesson in skeptics taking action. With Jo Alabaster, Richard Sanders and Ross Balch.

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Australian Skeptics National Convention

Sunshine Coast Daily - Open Letter from Skeptics

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Dr Rachie Dunlop



The Skeptic Zone #303 - 10.August.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:05:20 The JREF MDC for 2014

Come behind the curtain for a look at the planning of the James Randi Educational Foundation's Million Dollar Challenge.
0:22:00 A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.
0:24:56 Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster.

Jo heads for Skeptics in the Pub to ask if we really still need the Million Dollar Challenge.
0:46:35 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev

This week Eran chats to Elizabeth Pisani from the QED convention in Manchester, about AIDS, HIV and Circumcision.

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Australian Skeptics National Convention

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Score Board at TAM



The Skeptic Zone #302 - 3.August.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:05:20 Interview with Heidi Robertson

Heidi fills us in on the Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters and their work in promoting good science and good health.
0:24:55 Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster.

Fake bomb detectors based on dowsing are making the news again. Jo digs deep!
0:31:50 A Week in Science

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science.
0:34:30 Cosmos DVD Competition

A chance for someone in Australia to win the new Cosmos DVD set.
0:41:35 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev

This week Eran chats to Rhys Morgan from the QED convention in Manchester.

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Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters

Australian Skeptics National Convention

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Heidi Robertson

 


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