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The Skeptic Zone #716 - 26 June 2022

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:02:58
Irrational Beliefs in Australia

Is Australia truly a land of mystery and wonders? I can only answer that with "yes it is". We are the land of the oldest living culture in the world, that of the indigenous peoples, we have natural wonders from the coast to the desert and great modern cities to rival any in the world. However, like so many other countries, Australia too has no end of paranormal, supernatural and pseudoscientific claims.

https://neo-skepsis.blogspot.com/2022/06/por-que-es-que-los-lugares-lejanos.html

0:14:30
The Book of Tim. With Tim Mendham

The Man Who Dated The World & GOT IT WRONG! By Martin Bridgstock

James Ussher is still used by young earth creationists as an authoritative source for the age of the earth. In this report, Martin Bidgstock explores the life and time of this man and how he come to his conclusions.

A reading from The Skeptic, Vol. 38 No. 3

http://www.skeptics.com.au

0:29:44
A Dive into a Trove

A wander through the decades of digitised Australian newspapers on a search for references to the more odd ball stories over the years.

http://www.trove.nla.gov.au
  • 1937, 12th December - Sunday Mail Brisbane
  • 1991, 2nd March - The Canberra Times
  • 1950, 21st October - The Daily Telegraph

Saunders
Your Host


Tim Mendham
The Book of Tim


TROVE
Odd Ball


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


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The Skeptic Zone #715 - 19 June 2022

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:02:50
Brian Dunning, Bigfoot, Science Friction and more

A vist to Skeptoid HQ in Oregon to chat to Brian Dunning about his long running podcast, the Bigfoot in his yard and the sucess of the documentary "Science Friction".

https://sciencefriction.tv

0:14:30
Australian Skeptics Newsletter

What skeptical news has caught the eye of Tim Mendham this week?
Read by Richard Saunders.

http://www.skeptics.com.au

0:26:38
The Book of Tim. With Tim Mendham

We drop by Australian Skeptics HQ in Sydney and chat to Tim Mendham about the latest issue of the journal 'The Skeptic' from Australian Skeptics.

http://www.skeptics.com.au

0:38:10
A Dive into a Trove

A wander through the decades of digitised Australian newspapers on a search for references to "Psychic Scams".

http://www.trove.nla.gov.au
  • 2000, 28th January - Alington Heights Daily Herald Suburban Chicago
  • 1982, 21st July - Fairfeild Ledger
  • 1997, 1st August - Panama City News Herald

Brian Dunning


Tim Mendham
Book of Tim


Saunders
Your Host


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


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The Skeptic Zone #714 - 12 June 2022

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:03:12
Susan Gerbic in Haunted Las Vegas

Join Susan as she explores the Zac Bagans haunted museum in the company of Kenny Biddle, Ben Radford and Coral Pollock. What do a bunch of skeptics make of a so-called paranormal location?

https://thehauntedmuseum.com

0:20:27
TikTok Homeopathy

This classic of quackery has found its way onto the popular social media platform. What do TikTok users say about this pretend medicine? Are they for it, against it or both?

https://quackwatch.org/homeopathy

0:37:54
A Dive into a Trove

A wander through the decades of digitised Australian newspapers on a search for references to "reflexology". This week's trove segment is brought to you by Adrienne Hill.

http://www.trove.nla.gov.au
  • 28.01.2000 - The Australian Jewish News
  • 20.09.2010 - Beausejour Clipper Weekly
  • 14.02.1990 - Grandview Exponent
  • 27.08.1988 - Medicine Hat News

Gerbic
Ghosts?


Hill
Trove


Saunders
Your Host


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


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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.

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Join the cast of the Skeptic Zone Podcast, and a 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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