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The Skeptic Zone #560 - 14 July 2019

Show Notes
0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:06:15

Maynard's Spooky Action....

Casula Powerhouse presents GIANT LEAP, a multi-arts program, which includes six new exhibitions created to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in 1969. The launch and first steps on the moon were televised and watched around the world. The exhibitions provide insight into the impact of the first humans on the moon, on popular culture, on individuals and on their artwork and acknowledges the ancient and important influences of the moon in most cultures.

An interview with Jenny Cheeseman - Head of Curatorial

http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/whats-on/lcc-whats-on/giant-leap

0:17:15 Skeptics in the Pub with Maynard

Joins us at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub as Maynard asks the big question....

'Why do people take advice from celebrities over scientists?'
0:32:20 Skeptics in the Pub with Dr Karl

Maynard's wide ranging interview with Dr Karl.
0:52:50

Britt Hermes Update

Eran Segev brings us the latest good news. On May 24, 2019, the District Court (Landgericht) of Kiel, Germany ruled against Colleen Huber in a defamation lawsuit she brought against Britt.

https://www.naturopathicdiaries.com/justice-prevails-cancer-quack-colleen-huber-loses-her-defamation-suit-against-me/

Also

Saving A Dinosaur

http://palaeopictures.com/

Canberra Skeptics - talk by Trish Hann

https://www.meetup.com/SocialSkepticsCanberra/events/262279997/

Skepticon 2019

https://skepticon.org.au

Dr Karl and Maynard

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The Skeptic Zone #559 - 7 July 2019

Show Notes
0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:03:50 Harmful Homeopathic 'Cures'

We interview Michael Marshall from The Good Thinking Society in the U.K. about the action being taken to fight the extreme foolishness that is Homeopathy.

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/gts-cease-psa/

http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/category/podcast/be-reasonable-podcast

0:20:02 Chabot Space & Science Center

A tour with Leonard Tramiel

The only thing more extraordinary than the science we are learning about the Moon is its incredible beauty. Chabot's stunning new photographic essay explores the Moon's sweeping craters and once-active volcanoes, with photos by NASA astronauts who witnessed its beautiful desolation firsthand, new views captured by their astronomers using Chabot's reflecting telescope, and images taken via satellite that allow us to explore places we have not even yet visited.

https://chabotspace.org/visit/exhibits/luminous-moon/

Also

Skepticon 2019

https://skepticon.org.au

Canberra Skeptics Talks

https://www.meetup.com/SocialSkepticsCanberra/

Richard Saunders - Leonard Tramiel

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The Skeptic Zone #558 - 30 June 2019

Show Notes
0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders and Ben Radford
0:07:04 Trish & Chips... with Trish Hann

Sally Morgan is a British television and stage performer who claims to have psychic abilities. In mid 2019 she brought her stage show to Australia. On hand outside the theatre for her Sydney performance were members of Australian Skeptics.

Mark Tilbrook confronted my Sally Morgan's people - video

https://youtu.be/sCdvA7Lu1jM

BBC News - Paul Zenon on 'Psychic Sally' - video

https://youtu.be/4Xu2cUAVlr8

0:16:05 The long and the sad history of Psychic Detectives

Ben Radford joins Richard Saunders to once again look into people who think they have magical, psychic powers and have plagued the police for decades.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/aww

https://trove.nla.gov.au/aww/read/196373?q=Clairvoyant+&s=0&resultId=num1#page/4/mode/1up

In search of... Psychic Detectives - video

https://youtu.be/MZrIEZ_WJCM

0:36:45 Interview with Tony Ortega

Guest reporter Susan Gerbic interviews Tony Ortega an American blogger who is best known for his daily blog about the Church of Scientology called The Underground Bunker.

https://tonyortega.org

Also

Skepticon 2019

https://skepticon.org.au

Ben Radford with Richard Saunders

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The Skeptic Zone #557 - 23 June 2019

Show Notes
0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:06:54 Psychics and Missing Persons

Again and again, so-called "Psychics" chime in with mystical informaion on missing persons. Worse still they send usless information to the Police and give false hope to heartbroken parents. We look at a few cases in the news.

http://www.google.com/search?q=Theo+Hayez+Psychic

http://www.google.com/search?q=William+Tyrrell+Psychic

http://undeceivingourselves.org/S-ican.htm

0:23:50 Bugs in Berkeley

We join Dr Eugenie Scott for a visit to the Berkeley Botanic Gardens, where we find a table dedicated to science outreach from the National Centre for Science Education.

https://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu

https://ncse.com

0:38:55 ESP... Sence or Nonsence?

How did the popular magazine 'The Australian Woman's Weekly' cover the topic of the paranormal over 40 years ago. Find out as we dive into the pages from 1977. A report by Patricia Angly

https://trove.nla.gov.au/aww

https://trove.nla.gov.au/aww/read/340143?q=ESP&s=0&resultId=num2#page/18/mode/2up

Also

Skepticon 2019

https://skepticon.org.au

NZ Skeptics 2019

https://conference.skeptics.nz

Award for Dr Pamela Gay

https://thehumanist.com/news/aha_news/meet-the-2019-isaac-asimov-science-award-recipient-pamela-gay

Canberra Skeptics - talk by Trish Hann

https://www.meetup.com/SocialSkepticsCanberra/events/262279997/

The Well Known Skeptic

https://skepticalinquirer.org/exclusive/qa-with-john-de-lancie/

Scott and Saunders

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The Vaccination Chonicles
 
Solar Flare

Featuring

Verna Morris, Maureen Chuck, Ken McLeod, Monica Saville, Dr Richard Gordon, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, John Bundock, Peter Bowditch and Lauren Cochrane with Ada and Jack.

YouTube
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Solar Flare logoThe Band of Power

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!

Also featuring the hit song
FAR by George Hrab.

It's old time radio from the future!

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