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The Skeptic Zone #353 - 26.July.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:04:30

Interviews from TAM13

Sharon Hill
from Doubtful News

Prof. Bruce M. Hood about Speakezee

 

0:22:26 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.
0:26:00

Interviews from TAM13

Ben Radford and his investigations.

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Skeptic Zone live - 6 August in Sydney

Doubtful News

Speakezee

Ben Radford

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Sharon Hill

Direct download:
the_skeptic_zone_353_150726.mp3

 


The Skeptic Zone #352 - 19.July.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders and Jay Novella.
0:03:10

Interviews from TAM13

A 'live' interview with Susan Gerbic from Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia.

Tim Farley joins us from What's the Harm.

0:24:10 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.
0:27:10

Interviews from TAM13

Carbon Dating with Kyle Sanders

Jeff Wagg and his College of Curiosity.

Sign off with James Randi

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

The Amazing Meeting 13

Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia

What's the Harm

Carbon Dating

College of Curiosity

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

TAM13

Direct download:
the_skeptic_zone_352_150719.mp3

 


The Skeptic Zone #351 - 12.July.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:04:00

The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson interviews Cath Hughes about the sad loss of her son Riley and the positive action she is now taking. Also, Heidi chats with Chrys Stevenson about the Jode Matthews appeal.

0:16:35 Saunders on Psychic Reporter

Richard Saunders is asked to define 'skeptic' and what to look out for when visiting a so-called 'psychic'.
0:27:20 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.
0:26:35

Astrology vs..... reality?

Back in 2009 Richard Saunders appeared on national TV to debate an astrologer. Did anyone win?

 

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Light for Riley | Facebook

Jode Matthews appeal

Saunders on Psychic Reporter

St Louis Skeptics

The Amazing Meeting 13

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Direct download:
the_skeptic_zone_351_150712.mp3

 


The Skeptic Zone #350 - 5.July.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders and Maynard
0:02:50

Maynard's Spooky Action.. Part #1

Maynard chats to Nicole Rogerson, the founding Director and CEO of Autism Awareness Australia, a national-based not-for-profit organisation, about some of the myths and misconceptions regarding autism. Nicole also covers a few of the more crazy so-called therapies.

0:21:50 Help Save Discovery

Help us save Bendigo’s beloved Discovery Centre so they can continue to provide inspiring, hands-on science learning experiences that are fun for everyone!
0:27:20 A Week in Science

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0:30:55

Lateral Magazine

What is Lateral Magazine and how you can take part? We chat to Editor-in-Chief and Founder, Jack Scanlan.

0:42:30

Maynard's Spooky Action.. Part #2

Maynard knocks back a few at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub and asks the big question, what can you do at home to be an active skeptic?

 

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Autism Awareness

Help Save Discovery

Lateral Magazine

The Amazing Meeting 13

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Nicole Rogerson

Direct download:
the_skeptic_zone_350_150705.mp3

 


The Skeptic Zone #349 - 28.June.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:05:15

James 'The Amazing' Randi

In the lead up to The Amazing Meeting, TAM13, we chat to James Randi and ask what to expect. .

0:25:30 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.
0:29:30

No Jab - No Play - No Way

Reports from the Sydney and Brisbane anti-vaccination protests.

 

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

The Amazing Meeting 13

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

James Randi

Direct download:
the_skeptic_zone_349_150628.mp3

 


The Skeptic Zone #348 - 21.June.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:05:20

The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson looks at some more of the extraordinary claims (with outextraordinary evidence) made at Mind Body Spirit.

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.
0:25:22

Good Thinking with Michael Marshall

Always good to catch up with the work and investigations from the Good Thinking Society.

 

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Good Thinking Society

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Heidi Robertson

Direct download:
the_skeptic_zone_348_150621.mp3

 


The Skeptic Zone #347 - 14.June.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:05:05

Maynard's Spooky Action.. Part #1.

Maynard interviews Tim Mendham, the editor of 'The Skeptic' magazine from Australian Skeptics.

0:27:20 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.
0:30:55

Maynard's Spooky Action.. Part #2.

Maynard interviews Tim Mendham, the editor of 'The Skeptic' magazine from Australian Skeptics.

 

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Tim Mendham

Direct download:
the_skeptic_zone_347_150614.mp3

 


The Skeptic Zone #346 - 7.June.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:05:23

Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster

Homeopathy under fire again in Australia and the UK. But does Jo give a HOOT??.

0:16:30 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.
0:20:00

Report from Mind Body Wallet

Once again the Skeptic Zone heads to the festival of Mind Body Wallet and finds all sorts of amazing claims.... but do they stack up? (Spoiler.. no).

Also we hear a report from Jo Benhamu from MBW in 2009.

0:44:00

Skepticamp Sydney

A recording of a talk given by Richard Saunders, "We've heard it all before" about some of the sound bites from the New Age.

 

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Homeopathy treatment not effective and should not be prescribed

Good Thinking Investigates: Homeopathic Pharmacies

Metatron or Non-linear Scanning (NLS)

Environmental Hair Indexing - S-Drive

2042 Cafe & Deli - Newtown Sydney

Mind Body Wallet

Direct download:
the_skeptic_zone_346_150607.mp3

 


The Skeptic Zone #345 - 31.May.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders and Jo Alabaster
0:07:36

Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard heads to Paracon Australia 2015 at the iconic Blue Mountains hotel The Carrington in Katoomba. He chats to Travis Walton an American logger who was allegedly abducted by a UFO on November 5, 1975.

0:27:36 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.
0:31:35 Podcasting Sydney Meetup

Richard Saunders and Maynard attend the first meeting of Sydney Podcasters and chat to organiser, Dr Siobhan O'Sullivan.
0:36:40

Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster

Blackmores funds Sydney Uni chair in ‘integrative medicine’ - Vitamin and supplements company Blackmores is funding a “chair in integrative medicine” at Sydney University.

0:46:00

Skepticamp Sydney 2015

A short report... with more to come. This week CUPCAKES!

 

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Podcasting Sydney Meetup

Blackmores funds Uni chair in ‘integrative medicine’

Skepticamp

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

2042 Cafe & Deli - Newtown Sydney

Maynard

Direct download:
the_skeptic_zone_345_150531.mp3

 


The Skeptic Zone #344 - 23.May.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:04:35

Derek Colanduno

Skepticality, the skeptical Podcast racks up 10 years. We chat to Derek about this milestone.

0:23:27 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.
0:26:13 The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi Robertson takes on a case of measles... sort of. Should health care workers be vaccinated?
0:38:42

Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard chats to Nicholas Hudson, author of Modern Australian Usage - A practical guide for writers and editors.

 

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

COMPENSATING THE VICTIMS OF FAILURE TO
VACCINATE: WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS
?

Modern Australian Usage

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

2042 Cafe & Deli - Newtown Sydney

Derek Colanduno

Direct download:
the_skeptic_zone_344_150523.mp3

 


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