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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

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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:
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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

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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

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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

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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:
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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

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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:
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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

 


The Skeptic Zone #343 - 16.May.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:04:20

Lawrence Leung

We chat to Lawrence about his stand-up show, James Randi and behind the sences of his TV shows.

0:24:24 Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard looks at some of the skeptical news of the week.
0:30:00 A Week in Science

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0:33:30

North to Finland

Guest reporter Pontus Böckman from Sweden chats to Finnish skeptics, Tatu Ritanen and Markus Sandelin. Just what is Think Helsinki Think?

 

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Lawrence Leung

Think Helsinki Think

Space Welders Podcast

2042 Cafe & Deli - Newtown Sydney

Lawrence Leung

Direct download:
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The Skeptic Zone #342 - 10.May.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:04:33

The Raw Skeptic Report

This week Heidi reviews the book "Relax - It's Just God " by Wendy Thomas Russell

0:20:46 A Week in Science

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0:25:05

Richard Saunders on the radio

Late in 2014, Saunders was interviewed on Sydney radio.

 

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Relax - It's Just God

Brisbane Skeptic Society

2042 Cafe & Deli - Newtown Sydney

Richard Saunders

Direct download:
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The Skeptic Zone #341 - 3.May.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:05:10

QED and Homeopathy with Michael Marshall

Gust repoter Josh Godbee chats to Michael and brings us the news from the UK.

0:29:00 A Week in Science

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0:33:30

Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster

Jo reports on the sad death of a young boy in Sydney after undergoing a bizarre alternative medicine treatment.

0:38:30 A chat with Alison Gaylard

Alison gives us an overview of the recent "Immunisation advocacy workshop" in Sydney. Includes interviews with Heidi Robertson, Rachel Heap and Peter Bowditch.
 

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Evidence Please - SLAPPING THERAPY –
HONGCHI XIAO’S ‘PAIDA AND LAJIN SELF-HEALING’

Brisbane Skeptic Society

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Mo Chuck

Direct download:
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The Skeptic Zone #340 - 26.April.2015

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:04:10

Court Report on Homeopathy Plus

We talk to skeptic Maureen Chuck who was in Federal Court of Australia to hear about the possible penalties against Homeopathy Plus.

0:17:23 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.
0:2130 The Think Tank

Join Jo Alabaster, Jason Brown and Richard Saunders in our club at the end of the street as they chat about Skepticamp Sydney, the Australian Skeptics National Convention 2015 and more.
 

As mentioned on the Skeptic Zone...

Brisbane Skeptic Society

The Brights

Skepticamp Sydney

Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Mo Chuck

Direct download:
the_skeptic_zone_340_150426.mp3


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