The Skeptic Zone

The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason


Richard Saunders


Twitter @skepticzone
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/skepticzone

Wiki Page

Host / Producer

Life Member Australian Skeptics
Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) Fellow

Podcaster, Vodcaster and TV Skeptic as seen on'THE ONE'.

Richard is also an origami expert and author of 30 books for children. He travels often to the USA to speak at conventions and meetings.

Richard founded Sydney Skeptics in the Pub. Details here.

Richard Saunders


Adrienne Hill

Reporter / You Can Count on Adrienne!


Adrienne is a retired high school math teacher from Calgary, Alberta, Canada who discovered there was a world of skepticism from her adult children who would buy her skeptical books and challenge her reasoning by identifying logical fallacies. Discovering the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia group run by Susan Gerbic and being trained as a Wikipedia editor has opened a new world to her. She has spoken at two Skepticamps, (New York and Monterey Bay) and is a founding member of the Rocky Mountain Atheists of Calgary’s Western Canadian Reason (WeCanReason) Conference and webinars. She has been a regular volunteer on Richard Saunders’ Great Australian Prediction Project and wrote her first skeptical article called Not For Prophet about the teams’ efforts for The Skeptic magazine.

With all the events on Zoom because of the pandemic, she has learned she has more in common with Australians vs the Americans just south of Canada who always forget the u in so many words and the run to an election takes 2 years.

http://www.simplemath.ca

https://www.zonegiggler.ca

List of Episodes

Adrienne Hill


Maynard

Twitter @maynardcomau

Wiki Page

http://maynard.com.au

Reporter / Maynard's Spooky Action...

Maynard, formerly known as Maynard F# Crabbes, is an Australian entertainer, television presenter and radio announcer. He was a key figure in bringing the ABC's youth-oriented radio station Triple J to national prominence. He appeared as himself in the Australian film The Castanet Club.

Since 2009, Maynard has branched out into providing podcasts, where he has become increasingly involved in the field of skepticism.

List of Episodes

Maynard


Stefan Sojka



Original Co-Host / Theme Music

Stefan hails from a long line of ear candlers, and was conceived under a crystal chandelier with the spiritual transfer of his father’s DNA to his mother through Magnetic Reiki gloves. He radiates a universal energy through all 8 of his Chakras – the 8th one having been donated to him as he strolled by a car crash and the chakra latched itself onto his right elbow.

Stefan’s interest in the paranormal began three lifetimes ago when his lordship was probed by a green dwarf-like humanoid. Since then all future lives have agreed to further the cause of celestial transcendence through cosmically aligned neo-breatharianism. Most of his ashram alumni agree he is completely homeopathetic.

List of Episodes

Stefan Sojka


Tim Mendham

Reporter / The Book Of Tim

EO of Australian Skeptics Inc. - Editor of 'The Skeptic' Magazine

A journalist by profession, Tim has been editor of Australian Skeptics' Magazine for over a decade.

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Tim Mendham


Kat McLeod

Reporter / For Cryin' Out Loud!

Exposing the risks of alt "medicine".

'Kitty CornerSkeptic' on TikTok and Instagram

Medical mentor info & art at:

sites.google.com/view/ katspieprojects/home


List of Episodes

Kat


Michelle Bijkersma

https://www.facebook.com/theskepticscafe

Twitter @theskepticscafe

Reporter / Logical Fallacies

Secretary Vic Skeptics

Michelle is a Japanese Language Teacher in a government school in North Eastern Melbourne. Her interest in all things educational ultimately led her to seek a community that debunks pseudoscience and other misinformation. She joined the Australian Skeptics Victorian Branch Inc. (Vic Skeptics) in 2015 where she has been a general committee member and is currently the Secretary. Michelle maintains the Skeptics Café page on Facebook and has been involved in organising Australian Skeptics' national conventions in Melbourne and Skepticamps.

List of Episodes

Michelle Bijkersma


Eran Segev

Twitter @eransegev

Reporter / Grain of Salt

Past President Australian Skeptics Inc

As a father of three who owes his skepticism to a primary school science teacher, Eran has a special interest in education and in the promotion of critical thinking to the younger members of society.

When not being a Skeptic, he earns his keep by working as an IT consultant and doing the dishes.

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Eran Segev


Dr. Rachael Dunlop


Twitter @DrRachie

Wiki Page

Blog The Sceptics' Book of Pooh-Poo

Reporter / Dr Rachie Reports

Winner of Twitter Shorty Award for Health 2010

Rachael Dunlop has a PhD from Sydney University Medical School and works full time in heart disease research.

She is also part of the Mystery Investigators show for schools.

In a previous life, Rachael worked as a copywriter for an advertising agency writing commercials for televison, radio and press and then as a graphic designer. Rachael has a passion for combining her knowledge of art and science through scientific communication.

List of Episodes

Dr. Rachael Dunlop


Dr. Paulie

Reporter / Let's Have a Random Rant!

Dr Paulie is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice, Bond University. She is also a practicing community pharmacist and long time skeptic.

Originally from Melbourne Victoria, in 2012 she helped organise the annual Australian Skepticon meeting; now in sunny Queensland, she is the Gold Coast Skeptics current President and Secretary.

Gold Coast Skeptics meet once a month with dinner and talks, and produce a monthly podcast of their events - for more details go to https://www.gcskeptics.com/events


Dr. Paulie



Jim Wilshire

Voice of Main Introduction

The late Jim Wilshire was one of Australia's top rating radio stars from the 1980s and 1990s. His guidance and advice is greatly missed.

Jim Wilshire



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