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The Skeptic Zone #287 - 20.April.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:04:50 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev

This week Eran chats to Michael Marshall from 'Skeptics with a K' podcast and one of the people behind the QED convention.
0:27:27 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.
0:31:13 Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster.

Jo reads a newspaper report on the real dangers of Whooping Cough.
0:34:50 Mars Mission update

An interview with Dr Besh Saab who updates us on his Mars mission simulation.

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Good Thinking UK

AFO Olomouc Film Festival

Video : The Bells of St. Michael's Church

Evidence, Please - with Jo Alabaster

MADD Club with Maynard

Australian Skeptics National Convention

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Take action to improve vaccination rates across Queensland

Micheal Marshall



Solar Flare - The Band of Power

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  “Solar Flare - The Band of Power” - Audio Space Adventre

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

Music - Stefan Sojka

“Far” written and performed - George Hrab

Narration - Jim Wilshire

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The Skeptic Zone #286 - 13.April.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:05:15 Press release from Australian Skeptics

The press release from Australian Skeptics on the National Health & Medical Research Council draft information paper on the effectiveness of homeopathy.
0:12:20 Homeopathy Awareness Week

Lauren Cochrane from the Canberra Skeptics reads the information from this new web site.
0:18:00 Science vs. Homeopathy

Audio of a short TV debate between Professor John Dwyer and Australian Homeopathic Association's Ana Lamaro
0:21:10 We can't have it both ways on homeopathy

Opinion piece by Dr Ken Harvey
0:28:50 Evidence, Please.

Jo Alabaster with news on the Better Health Channel's web posting on homeopathy.
0:35:05 Press release from Homeopathy Plus

A response to the findings of the National Health & Medical Research Council
0:41:00 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.
0:44:35 Dr Rachie Reports with Dr Rachael Dunlop

Acupuncture jumping the gun. Acupuncture in emergency departments. Bad science and bad practice.

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

National Health & Medical Research Council draft information paper

Homeopathy Awareness Week

Evidence, Please. - with Jo Alabaster

Australian Skeptics National Convention

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Homeopathy


The Skeptic Zone #285 - 6.April.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:05:25 Michael Kruse from Bad Science Watch

Bad Science Watch is an independent non-profit consumer protection watchdog and science advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians by countering bad science.
0:32:45 Your Stars For April

With our very own Astrologer, Dr Duarf Ekaf
0:38:50 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.
0:41:40 Sydney Skeptics in the Pub

A chat to some pubbers about other events going on around Sydney

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Bad Science Watch

Australian Skeptics National Convention

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Michael Kruse


The Skeptic Zone #284 - 30.March.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:05:25 Dr Besh Saab... from Mars! (Sort of)

Besh answers listener questions about his possible mission to Mars.
0:16:30 Media reports on the some worrying vaccination rates

Reports from Radio 2UE and TV's Studio 10
0:22:50 Robert Blaskiewicz and the Burzynski petition

An important update on the ongoing Burzynski story.
0:29:00 Australian Skeptics Dinner Meeting

Remarks from Richard Saunders at the Sydney meeting.
0:38:00 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.
0:42:10 ScamWatch from the ACCC

Do you get calls from people claiming they can fix your computer? The ACCC has some good advice.

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ScamWatch

Austraian Skeptics National Convention

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Shameless! - A Madd Club Reunion (or something)

Show 280 - Photo of the Mars mission


The Skeptic Zone #283 - 23.March.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:06:00 An interview with Kirill Alferov from the Russian Skeptics

In a first for the Skeptics Zone, we chat to a representative from the Russian Skeptics and discover that science and reason are alive and well in Moscow.
0:23:54 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.
0:27:30 Dr Rachie Reports with Dr Rachael Dunlop

From 2009, Dr Rachie's first report on the AVN. How things have changed!
0:41:30 An interview with Frank Mosher from the Sacramento Area Skeptics

The Sacramento Area Skeptics were created in 2008 in an effort to organize a way for skeptics in the Sacramento area to meet one another. They organize lectures, co-host the annual SkeptiCal Conference, and host monthly social gatherings where like minds can discuss various topics over a pint. They work to promote science and critical thinking in the area and around the world and hope you join them in their effort.

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Skeptic Society in Russia

Sacramento Area Skeptics

The Skeptics' Book of Pooh-Pooh with Dr Rachie

Austraian Skeptics National Convention

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Shameless! - A Madd Club Reunion (or something)

Show 280 - Photo of the Kremlin


The Skeptic Zone #282 - 16.March.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:06:30 An interview with Daniel Loxton

Daniel joins us to chat about his new book, Plesiosaur Peril (Tales of Prehistoric Life). A group of plesiosaurs -- ocean-dwelling cousins of the dinosaurs -- keeps safe by swimming in a family pod. But then one baby plesiosaur swims too far from its mother and attracts the attention of something very large and very hungry, and the struggle for survival is on. A unique blend of digital artwork and landscape photography illustrates this thrilling encounter.
0:21:43 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.
0:25:37 Dr Rachie Reports with Dr Rachael Dunlop

Who are the "Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network"? Find out with Dr Rachie.
0:36:13 Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard takes Richard on a tour of a local record bar, just for fun!

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Plesiosaur Peril - Tales of Prehistoric Life

The Skeptics' Book of Pooh-Pooh with Dr Rachie

Austraian Skeptics National Convention

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Shameless! - A Madd Club Reunion (or something)

Show 280 - Photo of Daniel Loxton


The Skeptic Zone #281 - 9.March.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:03:25 An interview with Dr Besh Saab

We chatch up with the man who hopes to one of the first people on Mars.
0:22:30 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.
0:25:40 Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard takes us into the operation theatre of his local vet. Will Tinkerbell the 19 year old cat pull through?
0:40:49 Picking the Cosmos Winners

Just how do we come up with a number between 1 and 1,000,000,000? Find out!
0:44:53 Sydney Skeptics in the Pub

Chatting with pubbers... The question this time is what should the AVN be called now?

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Mars Desert Research Station

UNICEF Gifts

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Show 280 - Photo of Besh Saab


The Skeptic Zone #280 - 2.March.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:03:42 An interview with Chas Licciardello

Dr Rachie Dunlop and Richard Saunders head over to ABC TV to chat to Chas who is one of the team behind 'The Checkout'.
0:28:42 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.
0:31:45 Ann Druyan and Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey is a follow-up to Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which was presented by Carl Sagan. The new series' presenter will be Neil deGrasse Tyson. The executive producers are Seth MacFarlane and Ann Druyan.

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Cosmos Showing on National Geographic Channel Australia - Sunday, 16 March at 7:30pm

The Checkout on ABC TV

Brisbane Skepticamp

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Show 280 - Photo of Chas from the checkout


The Skeptic Zone #279 - 23.February.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:06:20 An interview with Ann Druyan and Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey is a follow-up to Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which was presented by Carl Sagan. The new series' presenter will be Neil deGrasse Tyson. The executive producers are Seth MacFarlane and Ann Druyan.
0:32:38 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.
0:36:35 Dr Rachie Reports with Dr Rachael Dunlop

An interview with Dr Ken Harvey who tells us more about the proposed deal between Swisse Wellness and La Trobe University.

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Cosmos Showing on National Geographic Channel Australia - Sunday, 16 March at 7:30pm

QED Con - April in Manchester

La Trobe Swisse update - Dr Ken Harvey

Planet Maynard

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Show 279 Neil deGrasse Tyson - Ann Druyan


The Skeptic Zone #278 - 9.February.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:04:50 A Chat with Prof. Richard Wiseman

Richard Wiseman is Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. He is also the man behind many viral videos and best selling books.
0:36:50 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.

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

The Science of Doctor Who

Center For Applied Rationality (CFAR) Workshops

Flying Teapot

Rationalist Society

Green Lantern Troop

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Show 278 Prof Richard Wiseman


The Skeptic Zone #277 - 9.February.2014

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0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:04:16 Ken Harvey quits over Swisse-La Trobe deal rejected by other unis

A report from the Australian Skeptics Website.
0:11:11 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.
0:14:10 Maynard's Spooky Action...

Interviews from Skeptics in the Pub

Rob Byrne from Rotary on the End Polio Now campaign
Joanne Benhamu
Margaret-Ann Tait
Rob from Brazil
Jo Alabaster
Peter Bowdtich

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Ken Harvey quits over Swisse-La Trobe deal

End Polio Now campaign

Sydney Skeptics in the Pub

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Show 277 End Polio Now

 


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