Mark Edward is a professional mentalist who specializes in magic
of the mind. He has spent more than 25 years in world-class venues
from high-end night clubs and theaters to hundreds of private party
and corporate events. As one of only five specially chosen and trained
mediums in the history of Hollywood's famed Magic Castle, he has
performed 15 years of seances that helped him perfect the role of
spirit medium and psychic entertainer.
From the pages of 'The Skeptic Magazine. Is there any harm in psychic
"It made my stomach turn to have to watch it. It was
dreadful. The subject matter was just trivialised and thrown away.
The real actual pain and grief of the people who were there to get
some sought of connection, looking for hope and desperately trying
to have closure on their pain, was just washed over in light entertainment."
- By Peter Booth
Monash University Associate Professor Ken Harvey AM
is the new President of Friends of Science in Medicine. He replaces
Professor John Dwyer AO, the founding president.
Friends of Science in Medicine, founded in 2011, has grown to become
a major critic of unscientific health practices and fraudulent health
claims. It has advised governments and media, made numerous submissions
to enquiries and provided extensive public advice concerning dubious
health claims and practices
Interviews with Paul Flemons from the Australian
Museum and Patrick Tegart from the Office of Environment
Citizen Science programs provide a very important source of data
about biodiversity. Data and insights gained through the efforts
of citizen scientists enable us to learn more about our environments
by creating additional data sources.
A year after his death, we remember famed Australian Skeptic Barry
Williams. From 2002 a radio interview with science braodcaster
Skeptic Zone #536 - 27 January 2019
Oh Yow! Oh Yowie!
Reports are coming in of a large, unearthly creature attacking a delivery
truck in Australia. We talk to famed investigator Ben Radford
from the Squaring the Strange podcast to hear his
thoughts on this strange and frightening event.
The California Academy of Sciences is a research institute and natural
history museum in San Francisco, California, that is among the largest
museums of natural history in the world, housing over 26 million specimens.
In Oakland, California we visit the National Science for Science Education
to interview Brad Hoge, Director of teacher support.
Brad joined NCSE in 2017 to help steward NCSEteach into its next phase.
He has been a classroom teacher, a children's museum curator, a research
scientist, and a science educator, including working as an associate
professor at the University of Houston - Downtown. He holds a Ph.D.
in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Rice University, and an M.Ed.
in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M.
Ear candling is a widely promoted alternative medical practice that
involves inserting and lighting a hollow candle in the ear canal.
It is claimed that candling creates a vacuum that removes wax and
that it can also relieve ear ache, glue ear, tinnitus, sinus problems,
chronic headache, migraine, sore throat, allergies and many more conditions.
In fact, ear candles and candling are ineffective and dangerous.
Join the cast of the Skeptic Zone Podcast, and host of
special guests, in their first audio adventure as they board the
Australian Space Ship Solar Flare to fight
the forces of woo thoughout the galaxy!
Invented, Folded and Photographed
by Richard Saunders
The Skeptic Zone Podcast
is an independent production by Richard Saunders and the team of reporters.
The views and opinions expressed on the Skeptics Zone Podcast are not
necessarily those Australian Skeptics Inc. or any other skeptical organisation.