Podcast

The Skeptic Zone

The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and his team of reporters for your weekly dose of skeptical news and interviews, reports and comments. Past guests have included, James Randi, Stephen Fry, Tim Minchin, Eugenie Scott, Dr Phil Plait, Michael Marshall, Dr Steve Novella, Dr Pamela Gay, Jon Ronson, Dr Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh, Prof. Richard Wiseman, Dick Smith, Banachek, Prof. Chris French, George Hrab, Tim Ferguson, Dr Paul Willis and many, many more...more

Episodes

  • The Skeptic Zone #633 - 29.November.2020

    Nov 28 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:30 Ben Radford's New Book The famed skeptical investigator, podcaster and author tells us about his new book, a collection of stories covering almost 2 decades. http://benjaminradford.com 0:17:25 ESP - 250 We join a live broadcast of the European Skeptics Podcast to congratulate them for 250 episodes. https://theesp.eu 0:19:52 Logical Fallacies. With Michelle Bijkersma This week Michelle looks at "The Appeal to Emotion". Also ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #632 - 22.November.2020

    Nov 21 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:00 His Goose is Cooked Another twist in the ongoing sad Soap Opera that is former celebrity Pete Evans. He's lost his sponsorships, he's lost his TV deals, he's lost his book deals along with his marbles. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-54972101 0:13:04 Logical Fallacies. With Michelle Bijkersma This week Michelle looks at "The Fallacy Fallacy". Also known as the bad reasons fallacy, this is when, because your opponent uses lo...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #631 - 15.November.2020

    Nov 14 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:26 From 9/11 to COVID-19 An interview with Claus Larsen from Denmark about the ongoing research into some of the biggest conspiracy theories in recent history. What are some of the COVID-19 conspiracies doing the rounds and why do people believe in them? http://www.911facts.dk 0:29:50 Logical Fallacies. With Michelle Bijkersma This week Michelle looks at "The Appeal to the Stone". This is when you dismiss an idea or statement as absurd...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #630 - 8.November.2020

    Nov 07 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:50 The Misadventures of the VeXXed Bus We look at the bumpy road and comic mishaps of the "Vaxxed II" bus as it travels along its sorry road. 0:16:44 James Randi, a quiet chat. In 2014, Randi and Saunders toured Australia. During some downtime they chat about magic, memories and TV productions. James Randi: Psychic Investigator - YouTube https://youtu.be/ix_DEto6nH4?t=820   0:28:57 Logical Fallacies. With Michelle Bijkersma T...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #629 - 1.November.2020

    Oct 31 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:00 James Randi on The Skeptic Zone Since the podcast begain in 2008, James Randi appeared on about 22 episodes. We present some edited highlights from over the years. 0:39:32 A Dive into a Trove A wander through the decades of digitised Australian newspapers on a search for references to the James Randi, with a focus on the year 1980, the year of the famed water divining tests. http://www.trove.nla.gov.au   James Randi in Australia - Yo...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #628 - 25.October.2020

    Oct 24 2020

    0:00:00 A tribute to James "The Amazing" Randi. 1928 - 2020. 0:06:20 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:10:45 Australian Skeptics Inc. Annual Awards 2020 Join President Jessica Singer, E.O. Tim Mendham and Chief Investigator Richard Saunders as they annouce this year's awards, as heard at Skepticon 2020. The Fred Thornett Award for the promotion of reason - The Barry Williams Award for media - The Skeptic of the Year - The Bent Spoon Award. https://www.skeptics.com.au 0:23:...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #627 - 18.October.2020

    Oct 17 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:02 The Raw Skeptic Report. With Heidi Robertson. Interview with Brian Deer, a British investigative reporter, best known for inquiries into the drug industry, medicine and social issues for The Sunday Times. Deer's investigative nonfiction book, The Doctor Who Fooled the World, was published in September 2020 by Johns Hopkins University Press. Part #3 - Brain tells us of the impact of Wakefield's work on vaccination rates, the other authors of ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #626 - 11.October.2020

    Oct 11 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:09 The Raw Skeptic Report. With Heidi Robertson. Interview with Brian Deer, a British investigative reporter, best known for inquiries into the drug industry, medicine and social issues for The Sunday Times. Deer's investigative nonfiction book, The Doctor Who Fooled the World, was published in September 2020 by Johns Hopkins University Press. Part #2 - Brain tells us of why Wakefield left the Royal Free Hospital, conflicts of interest, buying ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #625 - 4.October.2020

    Oct 03 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:32 The Raw Skeptic Report. With Heidi Robertson. Interview with Brian Deer, a British investigative reporter, best known for inquiries into the drug industry, medicine and social issues for The Sunday Times. Deer's investigative nonfiction book, The Doctor Who Fooled the World, was published in September 2020 by Johns Hopkins University Press. Part #1 - An overview of the original Wakefild paper, how the children in the study were recruited, th...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #624 - 27.September.2020

    Sep 26 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:50 Life is Wild. With Michelle Franklin Ever seen a UFO? Many years ago Michelle and her father did and were quite baffled... for a time. What about the time she saw strange red eyes peering at her from the darkness while camping? What this some sort of stragne apparition or did Michelle find a more logical answer? 0:16:05 A Dive into a Trove A wander through the decades of digitised Australian newspapers on a search for references to th...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #623 - 20.September.2020

    Sep 19 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:26 COVID-19 Conspiracy Graffiti Michelle Bijkersma reports on COVID-19 conspiracy theory graffiti in Melbourne. 0:10:42 Protests - COVID-19 Conspiracies Anti-Lockdown protests at Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market as police arrest 74 protesters and issue more than $280,000 in fines. https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/police-arrest-74-and-fine-176-after-vic-market-protest-20200912-p55v1z.html 0:17:12 The Book of Tim. With...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #622 - 13.September.2020

    Sep 12 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:20 A Dive into a Trove A wander through the decades of digitised Australian newspapers on a search for references to the words "Yowie Hunt". Did anyone ever find the Australian Big Foot? http://www.trove.nla.gov.au 0:21:08 CFI - We're Not Backing Down from Walmart Snake oil profiteering has emerged as a genuine crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic, exemplifying what the Center for Inquiry has been saying for years: Pseudoscientific medic...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #621 - 5.September.2020

    Sep 04 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:43 Here's My Two Cents Worth. With Jennifer Hathorn Jennifer takes us on a decades long journey through the madness that is Dragon*Con. What are some of the highlights involving skepticism? Find out about the time James Randi appeared with Alice Cooper. 0:13:47 LIVE from Skeptrack! We talk to Dr Angie Mattke and Derek Colanduno from the studio floor ar virtual Dragon*Con. What's coming up this year on this live skeptical event? http://w...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #620 - 30.August.2020

    Aug 29 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:50 A Drive into a Trove A wander through the decades of digitised Australian newspapers on a search for references to the word "clairvoyant". Can we find a little wisdom from the past? http://www.trove.nla.gov.au 0:20:10 Australian Skeptics Newsletter What skeptical news has caught the eye of Tim Mendham this week? http://www.skeptics.com.au 0:28:22 Online Trivia with Susan Gerbic It's not all bad news in the lockdown. Find out...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #619 - 23.August.2020

    Aug 22 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:04 On the Search for those Elusive Ghosts An interview with Beth Darlington in London, UK. A paranormal investigator who has a very open-minded and fair approach to investigating the claims of the paranormal. https://www.accessparanormal.com 0:18:20 Logical Fallacies with Michelle Bijkersma This week Michelle looks at "The Anecdotal Evidence Fallacy". This is when you are swayed into taking up a position or belief based on isolated exa...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #618 - 16.August.2020

    Aug 15 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:18 Life is Wild. With Michelle Franklin Seeds of Distress? Back in July, Michelle saw a little story on facebook. Someone in America claiming to have received a package of seeds from China in the mail. They said they didn't order anything, but this little package labelled as earrings, but containing what looked like lemon seeds just showed up at their house one day in the mail. The story was about how the US department of Agriculture were askin...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #617 - 9.August.2020

    Aug 08 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:18 Interview with Sue Ieraci Sue is an Australian doctor and emergency specialist with more than three decades' experience in the public hospital system. She is a vocal advocate for improvements in Emergency Medicine, how it is viewed in the hospital framework and patient-centred care. Sue is a member of the Executive of Friends of Science in Medicine and she strongly promotes evidence based medicine. https://www.scienceinmedicine.org.au ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #616 -2.August.2020

    Aug 01 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:51 VAXXED Bus Banned Blue Mountains City Council - Matter of Urgency - That the Council now considers a matter arising in relation to NSW Heath order and Council bookings by VAXXED Bus tour that has been ruled by the Mayor to be a matter of great urgency. https://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/documents/2020-07-28-council-meeting-unconfirmed-minutes 0:10:30 Australian Skeptics Newsletter Highlights from the recent newsletter from Australian Skept...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #615 -26.July.2020

    Jul 25 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:13 Pete Evans, what a Tweet Criticism has been levelled against celebrity chef Pete Evans for a recent tweet in which he seemed to discourage the wearing of face masks. https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/pete-evans-suggests-followers-should-stop-wearing-face-masks/news-story/354b3edc7b50bb5b2ef4d763e20f756c 0:10:14 Live Psychic Reading We chat to Susan Gerbic and a host of skeptics with their comments on a live ps...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #614 -19.July.2020

    Jul 18 2020

    Dedicated to the memory of Grant Imahara 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:17 Homeopathy still ineffective in India We chat to a Abhijit Chanda and get an update on the COVID-19 situation in the subcontinent. Patanjali Ayurveda's Corona Kit Scam: https://www.berationable.com/rationable-blog/2020/6/coronakit-or-con-examining-patanjalis-coronavirus-treatment Article on Immunity Boosting: https://www.berationable.com/rationable-blog/can-you-boost-your-immune-system Vide...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #613 -12.July.2020

    Jul 12 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:28 Life is Wild. With Michelle Franklin Water Divining Every time Michelle brings this up and someone offers to hook her up with their neighbour’s mate’s dad who can divine for her, she tells them about that time, way back before she was even born, when James Randi and Dick Smith and the first few members of the Australian Skeptics offered fifty thousand dollars to anyone who could divine for water for real. And they always seem surprised to hear...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #612 - 5.July.2020

    Jul 04 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:07 Interview with James Underdown from the CFIIG Can you demonstrate paranormal ability? Are you interested in earning $250,000 dollars? The Center for Inquiry Investigations Group (CFIIG) at the Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles offers a $250,000 prize to anyone who can show, under scientific testing conditions, significant evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power. https://cfiig.org 0:34:31 Logical Fallacies. With Michelle...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #611 - 28.June.2020

    Jun 27 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:25 Trish & Chips - With Trish Hann Trish tells us about her love of the movie Jurassic Park, but more importantly the importance of having positive and strong role models especially for girls and young women looking for inspiration to lead them into the world of science. 0:12:00 Logical Fallacies. With Michelle Bijkersma This week Michelle looks at "Personal Incredulity". Also known as "the argument from personal astonishment", this is ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #610 - 21.June.2020

    Jun 20 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:30 Maynard's Spooky Action This week Maynard in conversation with the one and only George Hrab from the Geologic Podcast. A wind ranging interview with the bonus of George singing the theme from the James Bond movie, Moonraker! http://www.geologicpodcast.com 0:24:14 Logical Fallacies. With Michelle Bijkersma This week Michelle looks at "non sequitur". The term “non sequitur” comes to us from Latin, and translates as "it does not follo...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #609 - 14.June.2020

    Jun 13 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:37 Prof. Paul Willis on the hunt for Dinosaurs Palaeo Pictures is a new deal in documentary making. Their documentaries are made by the palaeontologists doing the research. They can take the audience into the field, get them in the dirt of the excavations and following all aspects of the research that brings ancient worlds back to life. And, along the way, they provide funding support for the research effort. http://palaeopictures.com/ Video ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #608 - 7.June.2020

    Jun 06 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:50 Zapping Quack Machines Loretta Marron, aka The Jellybean Lady, tells us about her long campaign to expose medical zapping machines. These devices claim to scan your body with magical energy and zap parasites and viruses. https://www.scienceinmedicine.org.au 0:18:43 Psychic Sting Update Susan Gerbic returns with an update to the story we posted last week. Now the New Zealand media are interested in the psychic who claimed to have a pr...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #607 - 31.May.2020

    May 30 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:02:52 COVID-19. Homeopathy in India We are joined by Abhijit Chanda from the Be Rationable Podcast for his opinion on the use of Homeopathy to fight COVID-19 in India. https://www.berationable.com 0:17:24 I Think We Need To Think. With Susan Gerbic Susan gives us the scoop on yet another sting operation. This time an alleged psychic in New Zealand is in her sites. What bizarre and tangled conspiracy theories are woven into the mystical psy...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #606 - 24.May.2020

    May 23 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:34 The THINK TANK After a gap of almost 2 years, the Think Tank is back, only this time Instead of meeting at the club at the end of the street, we meet virtually online. We discuss quack medical devices, secret messages in money and why more people are going to psychics in these troubled times. With Michelle Franklin in the Northern Territory - Heidi Robertson in Northern NSW - Eran Segev in Sydney - Michelle Bijkersma in Melbourne - Trish Ha...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #605 - 17.May.2020

    May 16 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:00 Investigating the Paranormal... and Boobs? Former Australian Skeptics committee member and one of the founders of the 'Mystery Investigators' show for schools, Alynda Brown tells us of her investigations of "Psychics" and strange medical claims of the early 2000s, including undergoing hypnosis to increase her bust size!   Testing Mr. Sen. (page 40) https://www.skeptics.com.au/wp-content/uploads/magazine/The%20Skeptic%20Volume%2022%20(2002)%...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #604 - 10.May.2020

    May 09 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:14 Conspiracy updates with Ben Radford Ben is a writer, investigator, and skeptic. He has authored, co-authored or contributed to over twenty books and written over a thousand articles and columns on a wide variety of topics including urban legends, unexplained mysteries, the paranormal, critical thinking, mass hysteria, and media literacy. https://squaringthestrange.libsyn.com/ 0:27:08 The Diet Skeptic. With Mandy-Lee Noble An update...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #603 - 3.May.2020

    May 02 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:39 What Doctors Don't Tell You In the last week of April 2020, the conspiracy theorist magazine "What Doctors Don't Tell You"was yanked from the sheveles of two Australian Supermarkets after action by Prof. Darren Saunders and radio host Ben Fordham. https://www.2gb.com/exclusive-supermarkets-selling-dangerous-conspiracy-magazines https://www.2gb.com/anti-vaccination-magazine-lashes-out-at-ben-fordham https://www.news.com.au/finance/busi...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #602 - 26.April.2020

    Apr 25 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders & Pontus Böckman http://theesp.eu https://www.youtube.com/user/VoFTV 0:11:54 Down the Rabbit Hole with Mick West As COVID-19 makes its way around the world, more and more people are turning to the perceived comfort found in conspiracy theories. Mick tells of some of the old conspiracies doing the rounds and some of the newer ones with the roll out of the 5G network. https://www.tftrh.com https://www.simonandschuster.com.au/books/Escaping-the-Ra...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #601 - 19.April.2020

    Apr 19 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders & Celestia Ward https://www.2headsstudios.com https://squaringthestrange.libsyn.com 0:09:24 Homeopaths Caught Out.... Again! Michael Marshall from the Good Thinking Society Marsh talks about the philosophy behind his podcast, 'Be Reasonable' that invites believers to have their say. Also the investigations of the Good Thinking Society into the claims being made by UK Homeopaths about treatment for COVID-19. Also Skeptics in the Pub online. htt...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #600 - 12.April.2020

    Apr 12 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders & Stefan Sojka 0:05:05 A Grain of Salt. With Eran Segev Skeptics legal defence fund seeks volunteers An international skeptics legal defence fund is in the process of being set up, following the successful defence of Britt Hermes, and it is calling for experienced and qualified volunteers with legal, marketing and fund-raising expertise to help out. https://skepticslegaldefense.org 0:22:00 'Medical Intuitives' Promising to Protect Your DNA ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #599 - 5.April.2020

    Apr 04 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:51 Be Rationable - An interview with Abhijit Chanda from India Are you curious? Are you always questioning things that you see around you? Are you looking for answers, but most of them just aren't convincing enough? The Be Rationable podcast wants to know what works and what doesn't, and who's right and who's not. There's a problem though. A lot of what we find in this quest is either based on bad evidence, bad ideas, propaganda or just misinf...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #598 - 29.March.2020

    Mar 28 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:14 Maynard's Spooky Action Will comet ATLAS take our minds off COVID-19? We hope so and so does astronomer Kirsten Banks. Find out about this cosmic visitor, native astronomy and much more from one of Australia's up and coming leaders in science. https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/ http://www.aboriginalastronomy.com.au https://astrokirsten.com.au/podcast 0:19:05 Life is Wild. With Michelle Franklin Michelle brings us news on how the Nort...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #597 - 22.March.2020

    Mar 21 2020

    0:00:00 Message from repoter Michelle Bijkersma Logical Fallacies and COVID-19 0:02:12 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:37 Brian Dunning - Skeptoid Podcast Back Catalogue For Free We chat to Brian about his efforts to keep us informed and entertained during this time of crisis. Also we learn of some COVID-19 conspiracy theories. http://www.skeptoid.com 0:19:17 Homeopaths in the UK - Unproven COVID-19 Tests in Australia In the UK, Good Thinking's Judicial Review conclu...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #596 -15.March.2020

    Mar 14 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:19 New Age pseudoscience is no match for COVID-19 In a break with a decades-long tradition, members of Australian Skeptics will not be attending this weekend's Mind Body Spirit exhibition in Sydney's Darling Harbour due to the dangers of the spread of COVID-19 and the ignorant attitudes of some exhibitors. https://www.skeptics.com.au/2020/03/12/new-age-pseudoscience-is-no-match-for-covid-19/ 0:09:26 Maynard's Spooky Action... Interview...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #595 -8.March.2020

    Mar 07 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:56 Surf Coast Summer Skepticamp VIII We head to the beautiful 'Surf Coast', a couple of hours south-west of Melbourne, to attend the local Skepticamp. It was also a chance for us to test the 'Premium Wine Card', a device that the makers claim can change the taste of wine and water. http://premiumwinecard.com https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/amino-neuro-frequency-just-more-embedded-frequencies-silliness/ 0:19:30 Maynard's Spooky Action....more

  • The Skeptic Zone #594 -1.March.2020

    Feb 29 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders live from Surf Coast Summer Skepticamp VIII 0:01:36 Trish & Chips Trish Hann with timely advice on the use and value of face masks to help prevent the spread of disease. How effective are they? Should you use one and if so how should you use it? 0:12:50 Logical Fallacies. With Michelle Bijkersma This week Michelle looks at the "Appeal to Antiquity". A Logical Fallacy is an error we can make in reasoning, but it usually crops up when we are d...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #593 -23.February.2020

    Feb 22 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:37 10 Things to look out for with Medicine Advertisements Multi-level marketing company fined $37,800 for alleged advertising breaches. The Juice Plus Company Australia Pty Ltd has paid the penalties after the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) issued three infringement notices for alleged advertising breaches relating to vitamin products. https://www.tga.gov.au/media-release/multi-level-marketing-company-fined-37800-alleged-advertising-br...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #592 -16.February.2020

    Feb 15 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:53 A Psychic in Court Richard Saunders was in the court room when someone claiming to be a psychic appeared in the witness box. This case is turning out to be one of Australia's most infamous murder trials. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-12/chris-dawson-committal-hearing-hears-evidence-from-psychic/11957172 0:15:58 Logical Fallacies. With Michelle Bijkersma This week Michelle looks at "Ad Hominem". A Logical Fallacy is an error w...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #591 -9.February.2020

    Feb 08 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders with Maynard at Sydney Skeptics in tne Pub 0:02:00 Free Homeopthy Booklet... worth every cent We take a look at the information found in the free Boiron Homepathy information booklet on offer in American supermarkets and pharmacies. What can we learn from the Q&A section? With help from Heidi Robertson. 0:34:08 Good Thinking takes Homeopthy to court Good Thinking's legal challenge to accreditation of Society of Homeopaths in the UK to be hear...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #590 -2.February.2020

    Feb 01 2020

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:27 Not talking to the dead in Las Vegas We are joined by Celestia Ward from the Squaring the Strange podcast to discuss a report on yet another performer who claims to talk with the dead. https://www.facebook.com/LasVegasSocietyofSkeptics/posts/133563078123270?__tn__=-R 0:19:25 The Bondi Healing Festival of 1989 In 1989 Murray Finch attended a healing festival in Sydney. This report details some of the strange and biza...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #589 -26.January.2020

    Jan 25 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders live from Portland, Oregon 0:02:14 The Think Tank... or The Hot Tub of Truth This week the Think Tank comes to your from a Hot Tub, surrounded by snow, in the city of Bend, Oregon. Joining us in the tub to discuss if science can "save humanity" are... Dr Erika Anderson Dr Jean-Marc Roch PhD Prof. Wendi Wampler Brian Dunning Susan Picard Lisa Dunning Richard Saunders https://svahausa.com 0:34:00 The Skeptic Zone Recomends In Season 2 of "The...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #588 -19.January.2020

    Jan 18 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Brian Dunning 0:03:06 Strange Colours in Sweden Pontus Bockman from the European Skeptic Podcast tells of how Swedes were fooled by one of the biggest scientific bluffs of our time. "Surrounded by Idiots" has had a major impact on how Swedish people talk to each other about psychology and discuss the behaviour of those around them. Indeed, Thomas Erikson has undoubtedly had the greatest influence on the public's interest in psychology in a genera...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #587 -12.January.2020

    Jan 11 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:27 Skepticamp Monterey, California 2020 Join us for not only Skepticamp Monterey, but also for the pub meet and greet the night before and dinner after the event. With Bud Miller, Susan Gerbic and others. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/monterey-county-skeptics-and-humanist-association-of-monterey-bay-area-12224475493 0:16:47 VAXXED Bus creeps into Monterey That rolling blight on society, the VAXXED Bus, turns up in like a very bad penny into...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #586 - 5.January.2020

    Jan 04 2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders, live from Skepticamp 2020 Monterey, USA 0:01:54 Talking to the Dead at RSL Clubs Tim Mendham and Richard Saunders report on Australian Skeptics' investigations into those performers who claim to contact the dead at venues dedicated to the memory of those fallen in war. - Read by Richard Saunders. https://www.skeptics.com.au/the-magazine/ 0:32:06 Maynard's Spooky Action... Interviews from Skepticon 2019. This week... SGU Book Sales Bob Novella ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #585 - 29.December.2019

    Dec 28 2019

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:14 Maynard's Spooky Action... Interviews from Skepticon 2019. This week... Thomas Westbrook - Holy Koolaid LLC is an anti-cult, educational organization that promotes scientific skepticism and free thought and is at the helm of the secular, pro-science movement. Founded in 2015 by Thomas Westbrook, Holy Koolaid's online show has garnering millions of views with tens of thousands of subscribers and dozens of media appearances/collaborations. https...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #584 - 22.December.2019

    Dec 21 2019

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:08 Maynard's Spooky Action... Interviews from Skepticon 2019. This week... Jamie Lopez Steve Roberts Jessica Singer Mandy-Lee Noble Heidi Robertson 0:30:50 The Book of Tim... with Tim Mendham What goes around. Speaking Spirits and Psychic Surgery. Tim follows the circular path and ends up at the begining in an endless loop of the paranormal. https://www.skeptics.com.au/the-magazine Also Maynard's 2020 Calendar - FREE http://maynar...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #583 - 15.December.2019

    Dec 13 2019

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Maynard 0:03:37 The Raw Skeptic Report... With Heidi Robertson Heidi reports on the recent deadly measles outbreak in Samoa. We also play the audio of her presentation at Skepticon 2019. https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/aussie-health-experts-in-samoa-measles-epidemic-like-a-war-zone/news-story/b210fd48eeebc8cc1f459c87461a943b https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Samoa_measles_outbreak https://nrvs.info 0:16:26 Maynard's Spooky Ac...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #582 - 8.December.2019

    Dec 07 2019

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Maynard 0:03:05 Skeptical Road Trip Join Maynard and Richard Saunders as they drive from Sydney to Melbourne to go to Skepticon 2019. Along the way they take photographs with of the Bent Spoon at various landmarks and try to beat the boredom of 10 hours on the road. 0:11:29 Maynard's Spooky Action... In the first of a long series of interviews from Skepticon 2019, Maynard talks to.. Mark Edward Susan Gerbic Les Oates Jay Novella All'antico mean...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #581 - 1.December.2019

    Nov 30 2019

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:25 Skeptical Activism We hit the street outside the State Theatre in Sydney to hand out skeptical information flyers to the crowd lining up to see the "talking to the dead" performer John Edward. Thanks to Trish Hann and Lara Benham. https://www.skeptics.com.au/psychics-questions-to-ask 0:21:13 Pint Sized Fun Tim Mendham looks at the history of Skeptics in the Pub. From the pages of 'The Skeptic' magazine from Australian Skeptics. https://www...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #580 - 24.November.2019

    Nov 22 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:45 Skeptical Adventures with Dick Smith Australian Skeptics patron Dick Smith tells of the time he flew out James Randi to take part in Australia's largest water divining challenge. Also other investigations and adventures over the years. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsudGI1mVCMP3D-YedfDUFzgEvtc_UfgA 0:27:05 Good Thinking Society takes on Ear Candles The BBC's Executive Complaints Unit has upheld a Good Thinking So...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #579 - 17.November.2019

    Nov 16 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:02:49 Anti-Vax Zealot in Medical Centre The bizarre story of a conspiracy theorist bluffing his way into a medical centre to get them to remove pro-vaccination posters from the walls. https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/anti-vaxxer-impersonated-official-demanded-clinic-pull-health-posters-20191114-p53am5.html https://www.tga.gov.au/media-release/impersonation-commonwealth-public-officials https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #578 - 10.November.2019

    Nov 09 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:24 CSICon 2019 Interviews - Part #3 Rob Palmer, aka the well known skeptic, with part #3 of his interview series from CSIcon 2019 in Las Vegas. This week paranormal investigator Kenny Biddle, from Point of Inquiry Kavin Senapathy, GSoW editor Brandi and Aedan, and local Las Vegas student Daniel Spangler. https://www.facebook.com/TWKSkeptic/ https://skepticalinquirer.org/authors/rob-palmer/ 0:17:48 M 209 Cipher Machine Dr Stev...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #577 - 3.November.2019

    Nov 02 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:09 Another strike against Homeopathy The head of the NHS launches an outspoken attack on the homeopathy industry for peddling deadly anti- vaccine myths. Simon Stevens accuses practitioners of spreading toxic 'misinformation' about jabs, which poses 'a significant danger to human health'. We get the background on the story from Michael Marshall from the Good Thinking Society. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7619805/NHS-c...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #576 - 27.October.2019

    Oct 26 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:30 Banned Naturopath in Cook Islands The naturopath whose Cook Islands disciples continue to practice her prohibited remedies says she is the victim of a Nazi-style propaganda campaign. http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national/item/74612-ban-on-healer-who-offered-cancer-cure-to-dying-cook-islands-man http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national/health/item/74641-banned-healer-breaks-silence-to-protest-her-innocence/74641-banned-heale...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #575 - 20.October.2019

    Oct 19 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:30 Mind Body Wallet time again Join Richard Saunders, Peter "Ratbags" Bowditch and Lara Benham as they, once again, descend into the pit of woo that is Mind Body Spirit in Sydney. https://ratbags.com/ 0:17:30 Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia in action Barbara O'Neill is an Australian naturopath and lecturer on health issues who, in 2019, was banned for life by the New South Wales Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) from p...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #574 - 13.October.2019

    Oct 12 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:00 CHOICE Shonkys Far too many people lose money or suffer impacts to their health and wellbeing due to products that are overpriced, ineffective or downright dangerous. We all deserve better. The Skeptic Zone Podcast reports from the annual Shonkys Awards. http://www.choice.com.au 0:21:04 Trish & Chips! With Trish Hann Trish is interviewed by Maynard at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub where she talks about the latest science in the...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #573 - 6.October.2019

    Oct 05 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:25 NZ Skeptics vs. Jeanette Wilson NZ-based, self-described "spiritual medium" Jeanette Wilson has started touring the country with her Psychic Surgery show. New Zealand Skeptics are running a campaign to try to disrupt this by contacting the venues and making them aware of the sort of thing they're hosting. We talk to NZ Skeptics Chairperson, Craig Shearer. https://skeptics.nz https://www.rnz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=201871595...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #572 - 29.September.2019

    Sep 28 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:55 Area 51 - No Aliens Set Free We chat to noted paranormal expert Ben Redford about the fiasco at area 51. A good day for those who like to dance, but alas no aliens were set free to travel back to their home planet. https://squaringthestrange.wordpress.com 0:13:56 The Wallaby Award Australian Skeptics Inc is once again offering an annual award for the best piece of skeptical journalism. The Barry Williams Award for Skeptical ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #571 - 22.September.2019

    Sep 22 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:02:10 Interview with Baily Harris 13-year old Bailey Harris is an author, speaker, and advocate for freethought and human rights. She is the author of the Stardust series of science books for young readers. https://stardustscience.com 0:17:17 The Winchester Mystery House Join Susan Gerbic and Richard Saunders as they take in a tour of this amazing, ramberling mansion. - The Winchester Mystery House is an architectural wonder and h...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #570 - 15.September.2019

    Sep 14 2019

    Show Notes Greetings from the Surf Coast Spring Skepticamp 2019 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:15 Skeptical Outreach at the Solano Stroll Join members of the Bay Area Skeptics as they conduct PK (Psychokinesis or Telekinesis) tests at the famous Solano Stroll, one of the biggest street fairs in North America. With Dr Eugenie Scott, William Patterson and Steve Nelson. http://www.baskeptics.org https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solano_Avenue_Stroll 0:23:55 The Raw Skept...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #569 - 8.September.2019

    Sep 07 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:11 Jonathan Jarry We talk to one Canadian who has had it up to the ears with Ear Candles. Jonathan's video on the subject details his investigations into this pillar of quackery.   https://youtu.be/-GfunNxHHkw https://jonathanjarry.com/ 0:22:03 Measles alert for travellers to New Zealand NSW Health is urging NSW residents to be fully vaccinated against measles before travelling to New Zealand where almost 1000 cases have been repo...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #567 - 1.September.2019

    Aug 31 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:02:55 Dragon*Con 2019 Dr Angie Mattke and a Walking Tour We chat to Dr Angie Mattke to get a taste of things to come over the next few days, followed by a walking tour of Dragon*Con, accompanied by Adam Bovalino from Melbourne, to help get our bearings. https://www.dragoncon.org 0:12:00 Interview with Jennifer Hathorn American Association for the Advancement of Science At a time when STEM education is struggling to produce graduates ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #566 - 25.August.2019

    Aug 24 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:02:25 Isil Arican and Cuneyt Ozdas Learn how Isil and Cuneyt help to promote science and scepticism in Turkey and around the world.   https://yalansavar.org/podcast/ http://www.acikbilim.com/ 0:20:55 Looking for Woo in Berkeley join Richard Saunders as he wanders along the streets of Berkeley in California, looking for strange and mysterious claims made on shopfronts.   https://goo.gl/maps/sFre2sxqjaf9vS3o6 0:31:47 I think we need...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #565 - 18.August.2019

    Aug 17 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:16 Zealot with Jo Thornley Why would anyone join a cult? Maybe they're unhappy with their current religion, or they want to change the world, or they're disappointed with their lives and want to find something bigger or holier that makes sense of this confusing, chaotic and dangerous world. Or maybe they just want to give themselves the best possible chance of having sex with aliens.   https://www.amazon.com.au/Zealot-about-cults-Jo-Th...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #564 - 11.August.2019

    Aug 10 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:55 Interview with Pontus Bockman Pontus discovered skepticism in 2010 and soon thereafter became deeply involved in local activism, such as organising Skeptics in the Pub and giving lectures on skepticism in local schools in his native Sweden. The ESP   http://theesp.eu European Skeptics Congress 2019 https://www.esc2019.be 0:26:30 Super Science Saturday Ian Bryce and Richard Saunders from The Mystery Investigators once again brin...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #563 - 4.August.2019

    Aug 03 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:20 Interview with Derek Colanduno We catch up with one of the original skeptical podcasters. Derek gives us an overview of the early days of 'Skepticality' and sets the scene for the upcoming Skeptrack at Dragon*Con 2019 in Atlanta.   http://skeptics.dragoncon.org 0:20:21 Nominations open for the Bent Spoon Award From psychics to quacks, TV shows and racing car drivers, the Australian Skeptics Bent Spoon Award has a colourful list o...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #562 - 28.July.2019

    Jul 27 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:28 A Random RANT! With Dr Paulie Stories of people being terrified by Yowie like creatures go back decades and had their heyday in the 1970s when it seems some here in Australia were somewhat jealous or maybe inspired by the reports coming out of North America. It was a golden age for UFOs, Psychics such as Uri Geller, the Loch Ness monster and BigFoot sightings. All good fun at the time and as the years went by interest both here in A...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #561 - 21.July.2019

    Jul 20 2019

      Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:47 Apollo 11 - Sydney Morning Herald 1969 MEN ON MOON U.S. astronauts open a new era for mandkind. - Man has landed on the moon. The U.S. spacecraft, Eagle, carring Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, touched down on the lunar surface early today (Sydney time). 0:12:30 Moon Landings Were No Hoax Continuing to believe that the Moon landings were faked, despite the solid evidence from many quarters that confirm the missions, despite...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #560 - 14.July.2019

    Jul 13 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 anci...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #559 - 7.July.2019

    Jul 06 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/ 0:20:02 Chabot Space & Science Center A tour with Leonard Trameil The only thing more extraordinary than the science we are learning about the Moon is its incredible beauty. Chabot's stunning new ph...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #558 - 30.June.2019

    Jun 29 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://...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #557 - 23.June.2019

    Jun 22 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...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #556 - 16.June.2019

    Jun 15 2019

    Show Notes   0:00:00 Introduction  Richard Saunders   0:08:10 Flat Earhers flat out with excuses We talk to Ross Blocher from the Oh No! Ross and Carrie Podcast about the day members of the Committee For Inquiry set out to prove (again) that the world really is a sphear.   CFI Investigation Video   https://youtu.be/CnrjdD08dWg    Oh No! Ross and Carrie   https://www.maximumfun.org/shows/oh-no-ross-and-carrie   0:24:42 Skeptical Con Interview Guest reporter Susan Gerbic reports from Skeptical 201...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #555 - 9.June.2019

    Jun 08 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction  Richard Saunders 0:03:35 Bigfoot and the FBI We catch up with famed skeptical investigator Ben Radford for his opinion on the latest news regarding Bigfoot in the FBI. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/06/us/fbi-bigfoot-file.html 0:13:13 Britt Hermes successful in defamation lawsuit  Britt Hermes has been successful in the defamation law suit brought against by US naturopath Colleen Huber.  On May 24, 2019, the District Court (Landgericht) of Kiel, Germany ruled ag...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #554 - 4.June.2019

    Jun 01 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:15 "Chemtrails" on TV Ken Mcleod is a retired air traffic controller and national manager of aviation search and rescue, Australian aviation representative on two UN committees, and once upon a time a private pilot. Recently he appeard on national TV in Australia to cross swords with a Chemtrail Conspiracy Theorist. Video: Studio 10 segment https://youtu.be/UkLfPtYiidQ 0:18:36 UFOs - the first 50 years From the pages of 'The Skepti...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #553 - 26.May.2019

    May 25 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:00 CFI takes legal against Walmart Walmart is committing wide-scale consumer fraud and endangering the health of its customers though its sale and marketing of homeopathic medicines, the Center for Inquiry alleges in a lawsuit filed in the District of Columbia on May 20. We talk to Nicholas Little CFI's Vice President and General Counsel   https://centerforinquiry.org/press_releases/walmart-sued-for-fraud-homeopathy/ 0:22:00 The gh...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #552 - 19.May.2019

    May 18 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:02:50 Down the Rabbit Hole An interview with author Mick West about his new podcast and a discussion about conspiracy theories is in general.   https://www.tftrh.com 0:21:00 Skeptics Vs Psychic Surgeon In 1984, two members of Australian Skeptics went undercover to try and expose a psychic surgeon. The whole thing ended up in court with surprising results.   https://www.skeptics.com.au/the-magazine/ Also Skepticon 2019 https://ske...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #551 - 12.May.2019

    May 11 2019

  • The Skeptic Zone #550 - 5.May.2019

    May 05 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:52 M S S X Alice Howarth and Laurie Phillips Celebrate ten years of the Merseyside Skeptics Society at the special one-day event at the Liner Hotel in Liverpool. It’s been ten years since the first meeting of the MSS, and ten years since the first episode of Skeptics with a K – the UK’s longest-running skeptical podcast. http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/category/mssx/ 0:13:46 Astrology in the White House Astrology, which seems...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #549 - 28.April.2019

    Apr 27 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:40 No Spirts in the Spirit Box We chat to Kenny Biddle about his investigations into the strange and bizarre device known as a spirit box. Proponents of this box claim it is a conduit to communicate with the souls of the dead.   https://skepticalinquirer.org/exclusive/groundbreaking-ghost-experiment-breaks-no-ground/ Geeks and Ghosts https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgVvr4HhIEKXdWu-VQplnbg 0:18:52 Susan Gerbic in the UK A catch up ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #548 - 21.April.2019

    Apr 20 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:10 Interview with Professor Dave Dave Farina aka 'Professor Dave', tells us about his series of free educational videos covering many scientific disciplines. Also his battle with Flat Earthers!   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0cd_-e49hZpWLH3UIwoWRA Response to Globebusters - The Earth Still Isn't Flat https://youtu.be/XONAgf9Eg9U   https://professordavedebates.simplecast.fm 0:21:20 Anti-vax naturopath banned A naturopath has bee...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #547 - 14.April.2019

    Apr 13 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:56 Maynard's Spooky Action Maynard heads for Sydney Skeptics in the pub and asks pubbers the big question, "What topics, if any, should skeptics give up?" 0:19:24 Maynard's Spooky Action - part #2 Australia in Space. An interview with Kerrie Dougherty about Australia's involvement in the space race. Kerrie Dougherty is an independent space historian, curator and writer and a lecturer in the Space Humanities department of the Interna...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #546 - 7.April.2019

    Apr 05 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:00 Science Outreach with Dr Kate Carter Kate Carter, Director of Community Science Education at NCSE. Kate joined NCSE in 2018, after lecturing in biology and working in curriculum development and informal education. She holds a Ph.D. in human evolutionary biology from Harvard University.   https://www.ncse.com 0:26:10 The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson Something does smell right in New Zealand Schools. An Auckland prima...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #545 - 31.March.2019

    Mar 30 2019

    Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:10 What would Darwin say... A interview with Dr Eugenie Scott about what she thinks Charles Darwin would have to say to today's 'Young Earth Creationists'. 0:14:55 Measles Outbreak Emergency New York county declares Measles outbreak emergency. Rockland County, north of New York City, has barred unvaccinated children from public spaces after 153 cases were confirmed. Also Measles fear in the Bay Area.   https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal....more

  • The Skeptic Zone #544 - 24.March.2019

    Mar 23 2019

    0:00:00 Australian Skeptics Inc on Christchurch Tragedy Australian Skeptics Inc (and this podcast) is deeply saddened by the horrific terrorist attack in Christchurch on Friday which targeted the Muslim community. https://www.skeptics.com.au/2019/03/19/aust-skeptics-inc-on-christchurch-tragedy/ 0:03:15 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:13 Social Media Crackdown on Anti-Vax More and more social media outlets are cracking down on the misinformation of the anti-VAX crowd. https://thehi...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #543 - 17.March.2019

    Mar 16 2019

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:10:20 Pete Evans, anti-vaxxer? Celebrity chef Pete Evans supports anti-vaxxer Paul Chek on social media. Jane Hansen, The Daily Telegraph https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/celebrity-chef-pete-evans-supports-antivaxxer-paul-chek-on-social-media/news-story/219eacad3c620dbe2c01df9541109478 0:13:00 Life is Wild... With Michelle Franklin Only in.... Darwin? Michelle takes a look at the "only in..." meme. 0:20:45 PhD Called into Question ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #542 - 10.March.2019

    Mar 09 2019

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:15 New Zealand Dowser Dollors Down Drain We interview the Chair of New Zealand Skeptics, Craig Shearer about how Wellington ratepayers are funding a pseudo-scientific method to find buried water pipes. The contractor, Downer and the Wellington City Council are not concerned at the public's perception their money has been spent on disproved science. Rather than use electronic equipment, a Downer contractor working on a Wellington City Council projec...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #541 - 3.March.2019

    Mar 03 2019

    0:00:00 Introduction Maynard 0:03:22 How to catch a "Psychic" We talk to Susan Gerbic about her Sting Operation to catch out an alleged psychic. Does he get his information from the heavens? Seems more likely from 'The Cloud'! Inside the Secret Sting Operations to Expose Celebrity Psychics - New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/26/magazine/psychics-skeptics-facebook.html Buckle Up - Seatbelt Psychic https://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/buckle_up_-_seatbelt_psychic Tho...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #540 - 24.February.2019

    Feb 23 2019

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:45 Melbourne chiropractor 'treats' baby on video A Melbourne chiropractor filmed manipulating a two-week-old boy has been banned from treating children aged under 12 while he is investigated by authorities. https://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/chiro-faces-investigation-after-baby-video/news-story/27b05e049f94504453a63cc22834a1fa 0:14:30 Interview with Dr John Cunningham - Views on Chiropractic treatments John Cunningham is an Austral...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #539 - 17.February.2019

    Feb 17 2019

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:35 Interview with Mark Edward 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 ps...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #538 - 10.February.2019

    Feb 09 2019

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:05 Shoot for the Moon We chat to Prof. Richard Wiseman about his new book based on the Apollo Moon missions, 'Shoot for the Moon'. Books on success usually focus on genetically gifted Olympians, hardheaded CEOs and risk taking entrepreneurs. This book presents a radically different perspective on how to achieve your aims and ambitions. https://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/2019/01/28/shoot-for-the-moon/ https://www.youtube.com/user/Quirkology ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #537 - 3.February.2019

    Feb 03 2019

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:50 Who is 'The Well-Known Skeptic'? We chat to Rob Palmer, a listener to the Skeptic Zone who has gone on to be involved with investigations and reports. https://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/archive/category/the_well-known_skeptic 0:15:40 Homeopathy Exposed - Again! Australian Skeptics has long regarded homeopathy as little more than outdated quackery. In 2002 Richard Saunders and Peter Bowditch busted homeopaths giving some awful advice at a ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #536 - 27.January.2019

    Jan 26 2019

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:20 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. https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/5868252/qld-truckie-claims-yowie-bashed-his-bonnet/?cs=7 https://squaringthestrange.libsyn.com 0:15:45 Trish & Chips! With Trish Hann This week Trish interv...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #535 - 20.January.2019

    Jan 19 2019

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:24 Oh No! It's Ross Blocher! We travel to the city of Portland, Oregon to see the live show of 'Oh No Ross and Carrie!' http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/oh-no-ross-and-carrie 0:10:40 Climate Science and Educational Outreach 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 t...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #534 - 13.January.2019

    Jan 13 2019

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:15 Ear Candles: the outcome of TGA complaint 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 dange...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #533 - 6.January.2019

    Jan 05 2019

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:03:00 GSoW at the Exploratorium We join Susan Gerbic, Mark Edward and Jay Diamond for a day at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. https://www.exploratorium.edu 0:21:30 Life is Wild... With Michelle Franklin The Great Emu Invasion. A cautionary tale of what happens when people try to control nature. 0:31:45 Wikimedia from the inside We catch up with Moriel Schottlender, champion of the round earth, who gives us a tour of the Wikimedia headq...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #532 - 30.December.2018

    Dec 30 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:40 The Raw Skeptic Report... With Heidi Robertson This week Heidi has a follow up by Jane Hansen to last week's story from the recent ABC TV 7:30 Report on "No Jab - No Play". This is followed by another report by Jane Hansen on the improvment to vaccination rates in Australia, despite the efforts of the Anti-Vax crowd. https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/vaccines-are-safe-and-antivax-parents-are-punishing-their-own-kids-say-doctors-and...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #531 - 23.December.2018

    Dec 22 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:322 The Raw Skeptic Report... With Heidi Robertson This week Heidi gives some background to the recent ABC TV 7:30 Report story on "No Jab - No Play". 7:30 Report https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V1ySAvY8Ao0 https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/wellbeing/2018/12/19/critics-no-jab-no-play-anti-vaxxers/ https://www.patheos.com/blogs/withoutacrystalball/2018/12/no-jab-no-play-anti-vax 0:24:22 Message from Britt Hermes Britt Hermes is an America...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #530 - 16.December.2018

    Dec 15 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:35 Grain of Salt... With Eran Segev Interview with Edva Lotan from Midaat Fighting Anti-Vax nonsense and promoting good health. Midaat was established with the goal of aiding the public in Israel to gain necessary information, identify health risks, and protect itself from those risks. http://midaat.org.il/midaat/midaat_english/ 0:24:22 Maynard’s Spooky Action The last of the Skepticon interviews with Dr Ian Musgrave, Dr Brad McKay and Kat...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #529 - 9.December.2018

    Dec 08 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:03:35 Maynard’s Spooky Action Skepticon interview with Carrie Poppy http://www.facebook.com/onrac   0:26:00 Sydney Skeptics in the Pub for December We ask pubbers what podcasts they would like to hear. With Trish, Jessica, Rowland, Gavin and Jessica Singer.   0:42:00 The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson Release of NCIRS 2017 Immunisation Coverage Report and Australian Immunisation Register Data Transfer Study Report. Two new reports released by...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #528 - 2.December.2018

    Dec 02 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:03:20 Maynard’s Spooky Action...  Interviews from Skepticon 2018 Part #6 Lee Murray Dr Pamela Gay Luke Freeman Dr Vyom Sharmer   0:33:35 Anti-vax activist charges parents $4000 for ‘expert report’ An anti-vaccination activist with no medical training is charging $4000 for an “expert report” to present in court cases to help parents who do not want to have their children vaccinated. - By Jane Hansen   https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au   0:38:00 Radio Skep...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #527 - 25.November.2018

    Nov 24 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:03:40 Maynard’s Spooky Action...  Interviews from Skepticon 2018 Part #5 Kate Browne Dr Vyom Sharmer Eran Segev and more   https://www.finder.com.au/   0:25:00 Science Friction with Brian Dunning Finally, a documentary about scientists who get misrepresented by the media. Those TV documentaries you see, and the science experts they feature? Did you know that producers often edit them out of context, and twist their words, to make it seem like they promot...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #526 -18.November.2018

    Nov 17 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:00 Susan Gerbic from GSoW Update on Facilitated Communication https://www.facebook.com/GSoWproject   0:16:04 Maynard’s Spooky Action... Interviews from Skepticon 2018 Part #4 Magicians Nick Kay and Peter Rodgers https://nickkaymagic.com   0:37:27 Life is Wild! With Michelle Franklin Bio Control https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SkeptiCamp

  • The Skeptic Zone #525 -11.November.2018

    Nov 10 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:25 Maynard and Richard's Spooky Action... Interviews from the Oz Paranormal & Spiritual Expo 2018 Good Games Miranda https://www.goodgames.com.au/au/stores/nsw/miranda.html Cast from Dungeon fx https://castfromdungeonfx.com UFO PRSA http://www.ufosociety.net.au Secret Witch Business https://www.facebook.com/secretwitchbiz/ Oz Paratech https://ozparatech.com/ APPI Ghost Hunts & Tours https://www.appighosthunts.com/ Beth Darlington https://www.accessparan...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #524 - 4.November.2018

    Nov 03 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:20 Maynard’s Spooky Action... Interviews from Skepticon 2018 Yvette d'Entremont, also known as The SciBabe Part #2 Adam Reakes - Ruth Ellison - Tim Mendham - Jessica Singer http://www.herdmentalitypodcast.com/ https://crankybot.com/ 0:27:15 Trish Hann and the risks of avoiding Ante Natal Care This week Trish talks about the red flags and dangers of home birthing and the reluctance of some to take advantage of basic medical procedures. 0:35:15 Skeptics i...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #523 - 28.October.2018

    Oct 26 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:20 Crowd Interviews from Skepticon 2018 We chat to Mandy-Lee Noble Heidi Robertson The GSoW Team Dr Sue Blackmore 0:13:33 Aust Skeptics Campaigns and Investigations – have your say Australian Skeptics Inc is regularly involved in a range of campaigns and investigations, some of which have been well-publicised (like the investigation of the PowerBalance wrist band), and others that are on-going and still under wraps. This is your chance to get involved. ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #522 - 21.October.2018

    Oct 18 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:15 Maynard’s Spooky Action... Interviews from Skepticon Trivia Night Maynard chats to Mandy-Lee Noble Jo Benhamu Beth Darlington Dr Sue Blackmore Kirsten Banks Dr Pamela Gay 0:21:25 Australian Skeptics Awards for 2018 The Bent Spoon - The Fred - The Wallaby - Life Memberships https://www.skeptics.com.au/2018/10/13/a-bad-day-for-sarah/ 0:26:50 Jane Hansen A chat with the winner of the inaugural Barry Williams Award for Skeptical Journalism. Jane ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #521 - 14.October.2018

    Oct 10 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:04:20 Mark Mayer and so-called "Psychic Detectives" From 2005 an interview with the Melbourne magician about his investigations.   0:16:18 Mind Body Wallet for October 2018 Once again we head for the newage fair.   0:25:38 Maynard’s Spooky Action... Sydney Skeptics in the Pub and some questions about the science of music. Can you produce a hit song if you know the formula?      

  • The Skeptic Zone #520 - 7.October.2018

    Oct 06 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:20 Carrie Poppy Direct from Hollywood, we chat to Carrie about her upcoming trip to Australia and about the Oh No Ross and Carrie Podcast. http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/oh-no-ross-and-carrie 0:16:18 Maynard’s Spooky Cat ActionAn interview with cat expert Dr Dr Kersti Seksel from the Sydney Animal Behaviour Service http://sabs.com.au/staff_profiles.htm 0:25:38 We announce the MC for the Skepticon Dinner 0:26:26 Shonky Awards 2018In the firing line ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #519 - 30.September.2018

    Sep 28 2018

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:04:28Life is Wild! With Michelle Franklin The problem of poachingEndangered species that are killed, so that their bones and eyes and various other equally useless body parts can fail to cure anything from malaria to broken arms. 0:23:30Anti-vaccination activist turns expert witness in family court immunisation brawl The country's most prominent anti-vaccination activist is claiming to be an expert witness in a family legal brawl over whether their children ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #518 - 23.September.2018

    Sep 22 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:28 The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson Heidi tells us of her efforts, via her local council, to stop the Anti-Vax crowd from using council facilities in the Byron Shire of NSW. 0:23:30 The end of the world put on hold..... again. DATELINE AUSTRALIA – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TSUNAMI HITS SYDNEY Yesterday, September 20th 2018 at 9pm, a tsunami wreaked havoc along the NSW coast from Newcastle in the north to Nowra in the south. Huge regions of S...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #517 - 16.September.2018

    Sep 15 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:45 Interview with Dr Alice Howarth Dr Alice Howarth (PhD) is a cellular and molecular biologist with a specialism in cancer research who is currently researching nanomedicines at the University of Liverpool in the UK. Alice is a board director of the Merseyside Skeptics Society and co-host of the skeptical podcast Skeptics with a K. https://convention.skeptics.com.au/speakers/dr-alice-howarth/ 0:15:20 Dextox? My Foot! One way to scam people is to diagn...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #516 - 9.September.2018

    Sep 08 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:45 Interview with Celestia Ward Squaring the Strange brings evidence-based analysis and commentary to a wide variety of topics, ranging from the paranormal to the political. Investigating ghosts. Debunking conspiracies. Dodging chupacabras. If a claim seems strange, Ben and Pascual will try to square it with the facts. https://squaringthestrange.libsyn.com/ 0:15:00 A Random RANT! With Dr Paulie Interview with Hana Svobodová from Save Turtle. Save Turtle...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #515 - 2.September.2018

    Sep 01 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:02:57 Prof. Paul Willis Australian university students appear to give far more credit to the science of human evolution and far less to creationism or divine guidance than the previous generation. https://theconversation.com/fewer-australian-university-students-than-ever-before-believe-in-creationism-101674 https://www.nationalsecularlobby.org/   0:21:32 Life is Wild! With Michelle Franklin Maggie the Maine Coon moggie recently moved here from South Af...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #514 - 26.August.2018

    Aug 26 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:10 Stephen Barrett, M.D from Quackwatch Stephen Barrett, M.D., a retired psychiatrist who lives near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has achieved national renown as an author, editor, and consumer advocate. In addition to heading Quackwatch, he is a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. http://www.quackwatch.org/   0:21:33 Speed Meet the Scientists at the Powerhouse Museum #2 This week, interviews with... Dr Hayley Green - Forensic Anthropologi...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #513 - 19.August.2018

    Aug 18 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:04:30 Kate Browne Kate is an investigative journalist and leader of the news team at CHOICE. She is also known as 'The Gulty Mum' from the ABC TV show 'The Checkout' and will be the M.C. for the upcoming Skepticon in October. https://www.choice.com.au/authors/kate-browne https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcnP8uT1FzoUVv3WOpQDFNlU_YmVszNoP   0:14:33 Maynard's Spooky Action.... The launch of Science Week #2 Maynard heads to Australian Museum to atten...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #512 - 12.August.2018

    Aug 11 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:04 Dr Vyom Sharma Magic - Science - Medicine Meet Vyom at Skepticon 2018 in October. https://www.vyomsharma.com.au/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS0yG1kzAeE 0:16:45 Naturopath banned for life following baby’s near-death Marilyn Bodnar, an “extreme diet” naturopath who was acquitted of a manslaughter charge in 1987 when one of her clients starved themselves to death on a water-only diet, has now been banned for life from “providing any health service ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone - Special Report - 10.August.2018

    Aug 10 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Heidi Robertson 0:01:40 The Raw Skeptic Report.... with Heidi Robertson A special report and review of the new documentary “Vitamainia”, screened in the Anti-Vax heartland of Mullumbimby, NSW. Also local council under fire for a screening of “Sacrificial Virgins”. https://www.vitamaniathemovie.com/ https://nrvs.info/

  • The Skeptic Zone #511 - 8.August.2018

    Aug 04 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:03:15 Claire Klingenberg heading to Scotland We chat to Claire about her work as the President of the European Council of Skeptical Organizations and learn of her upcoming trip to speak in Scotland. https://cz.linkedin.com/in/claire-klingenberg-b3146293 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glasgow-skeptics-presents-paranormal-beliefs-in-everyday-lives-tickets-48401971600 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/claire-klingenberg-suspending-disbelief-a-skeptic-visits-...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #510 - 29.July.2018

    Jul 28 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders With updates on Geoengineering and Tsunami warnings.   0:07:45 The Raw Skeptic Report.... with Heidi Robertson A pro vaccinatoin poster created by the North Rivers Vaccinaton Supports has gone viral around the world with thousands flocking to download a copy. It even crashed the web site! Download the Poster http://nrvs.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/do-you-say-sorry.jpg https://www.mamamia.com.au/child-vaccination/   0:22:33 AVN... no... AVsN... no.... A...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #509 - 22.July.2018

    Jul 21 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:25 Why communication from a ‘locked-in’ child is a miracle we must question If Jonathan Bryan can communicate we should celebrate, but hard evidence is needed before we change how severely disabled children are cared for. By Christopher French and Michael Marshall https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2018/feb/05/why-communication-from-a-locked-in-child-is-a-miracle-we-must-question Video of Jonathan Bryan https://www.facebook.com/ThisMorning/vid...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #508 - 15.July.2018

    Jul 15 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Maynard   0:05:10 Maynard's Spooky Action.... Once again Maynard heads to Sydney's Skeptics in the Pub to chat to pubbers and ask the bi questions... "Would you like to be abducted by Aliens?" Also interviews with Dr Angela Mattke, Dr Brad McKay and many others   0:44:26 Center for Inquiry files lawsuit over homeopathy The Center for Inquiry has filed a lawsuit in the District of Columbia on behalf of the general public against drug retailer CVS for con...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #507 - 8.July.2018

    Jul 08 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:03:40 The Diet Skeptic Report - With Mandy-Lee Noble This week the Diet Skeptic and special guest Dr Chris Noble PhD will be looking at psychological acupuncture, a counselling therapy referred to as Emotional Freedom Techniques often abbreviated to EFT or more commonly described as tapping. EFT is being used for a plethora of physical and mental health conditions as well as life coaching and self-improvement but this report will examine the evidence for...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #506 - 1.July.2018

    Jul 01 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:02:30 Interview with Mick West In Escaping the Rabbit Hole, author Mick West shares over a decade’s worth of knowledge and experience investigating and debunking false conspiracy theories through his forum, MetaBunk.org, and sets forth a practical guide to helping friends and loved ones recognize these theories for what they really are. https://www.metabunk.org/escaping-the-rabbit-hole-book.t8971/   0:19:50 The Sci Babe coming to Australia There have b...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #505 - 24.June.2018

    Jun 23 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:04:35 The Raw Skeptic Report.... with Heidi Robertson Heidi heads to the city of Brisbane, Queesland to aid the stand of Light for Riley at the Pregnancy Babies & Children’s Expo. After a wander around to snoop out any woo, Heidi chats to Catherine Hughes about her ongoing campaign to protect babies in the name of Riley Hughes. Light for Riley https://www.facebook.com/lightforriley   0:25:45 Fair Trading takes beef with unsubstantiated cancer cure A Que...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #504 - 17.June.2018

    Jun 17 2018

    0:00:00 Hunting for Bigfoot   0:01:48 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:06:12 Interview with Yvette d'Entremont Yvette d'Entremont, also known as SciBabe, is a public speaker, science blogger, and former analytical chemist. She has a background in forensics and toxicology.   0:23:00 Skeptics in the Pub - USA We head for Skeptics in the Pub in the city of Berkeley California to find Susan Gerbic and a band of merry thinkers.   0:32:00 Brian Dunning - BigFoot, Lava Caves and Science Friction We e...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #503 - 10.June.2018

    Jun 09 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:50 Michael Marshall from The Good Thinking Society The British Homeopathic Association lost their legal case against NHS England, with the judge dismissing all four parts of their case. The BHA had sought to overturn NHS England’s announcement in November 2017 of new guidance which advises GP’s not to prescribe homeopathic remedies. https://goodthinkingsociety.org/homeopaths-legal-challenge-to-nhs-england-fails/ BHA’s reply to legal loss - Video htt...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #502 - 3.June.2018

    Jun 03 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:00 Mind - Body - Wallet Once again, with no regard for personal sanity, our small but brave band of skeptics venture into the world of woo, magic, woo, quackery and woo. Will they make it out in time to find a drink?   0:21:00 Amazing Claims for pets Is your cat sick and tired of being sick and tired? We look a the claims being made by a new age pet health company.   0:26:40 Unvaccinated medical students Guest reporter Trish Hann looks into the probl...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #501 - 27.May.2018

    May 26 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:04:12 Interview with Sharon Hill Sharon Hill’s Spooky Geology - June Skeptics Café speaker in Melbourne. Sharon is a Pennsylvanian geologist who researches the paranormal, pseudoscience, and anomalous natural phenomena. She is the author of Scientifical Americans: The Culture of Amateur Paranormal Researchers. Skeptics Café is a regular monthly event in Melbourne and members of the public are welcome. Monday June 18, The Clyde Hotel Carlton, 8pm (or joi...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #500 - 20.May.2018

    May 20 2018

    0:00:00 Message from James Randi 0:00:45 Introduction Richard Saunders & Stefan Sojka   0:07:10 Australian Skeptics Flu Vaccination Day Skeptics in Sydney take advantage of the Australian Skeptics Flu Vaccination afternoon. We are in the good hands of Dr Brad McKay, an Australian doctor, television personality and author. He is best known for his television series Embarrassing Bodies Down Under.   0:17:00 The Think Tank The long awaited return of the Think Tank with guests, Eran Segev, Lara Ben...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #499 - 13.May.2018

    May 13 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:40 Oh My Stars! Interview with Dr Pamela Gay Dr Pamela Gay is an American astronomer, educator, podcaster, and writer, best known for her work in astronomical podcasting and citizen science astronomy projects. She is the Director of Technology and Citizen Science for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and a long time friend of The Skeptic Zone. Pamela interviews Richard Saunders on Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/videos/260004763 “New views of Jupi...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #498 - 6.May.2018

    May 06 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:30 Michael Kruse and Bad Science Watch Canada Rabid dog saliva homeopathic remedy no longer to be sold in Canada and other news from the land to the north. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/04/30/rabid-dog-saliva-homeopathic-remedy-no-longer-to-be-sold-in-canada.html http://www.badsciencewatch.ca   0:29:25 Maynard's Spook Action Sydney Skeptics in the Pub and a talk by Ian Bryce about Stephen Hawking... but Maynard would rather talk about his...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #497 - 29.April.2018

    Apr 29 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:10 Bob Connolly - Director of "James Randi in Australia" An interview with the award winning Australian film maker and director who in 1980 was commissioned by Dick Smith to direct the documentary, "James Randi in Australia". James Randi in Australia - video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqoYrSd94kA THE 1980 DIVINING TESTS - by James Randi https://tinyurl.com/ycur583e - (See page 2) Bob Connolly - imbd https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0175264/ 0:41:00 Ske...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #496 - 22.April.2018

    Apr 22 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:00 Let's Have a Random Rant! With Dr Paulie Our new reporter Dr Paulie interviews John Cook, a research assistant professor at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, researching cognitive science. https://www.skepticalscience.com http://evidencesquared.com Critical Thinking Cafe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAp1Foj7BzY Plos One paper “Neutralizing misinformation through inoculation: Exposing misleading argumentation ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #495 - 15.April.2018

    Apr 15 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:04:05 Maynard's Spook Action March for Science 2018 The March for Science celebrates the public discovery, distribution, and understanding of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet. Maynard interviews Adam Spencer. https://marchforscienceaustralia.org   0:22:44 Naturopath jailed. The sentencing EXTREME diet naturopath Marilyn Bodnar has been sent to prison for her role in the baby starvation ca...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #494 - 8.April.2018

    Apr 08 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders Includes trying to make sense of Astrology.   0:12:50 Naturopath jailed EXTREME diet naturopath Marilyn Bodnar has been sent to prison for her role in the baby starvation case. http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/courts-law/naturopath-faces-sentencing-in-starving-baby-case/news-story/bc594346e08341bfee402f19471b830d http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-05/naturopath-sentenced-to-seven-months-in-jail/9622276   0:20:55 Breakfast Radio Skeptics John Stanle...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #493 - 1.April.2018

    Mar 31 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:06:26 The Great Prediction Project in Melbourne Join Dr Steve Roberts and Richard Saunders has they head to the State Library of Victoria to sort through over 900 issues of "New Idea" magaine. https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/ 0:23:38 All back issues of "The Skeptic" magazine from Australian Skeptics - PDF https://www.skeptics.com.au/the-magazine 0:28:00 Interview with Dr Steve Robers Where have all the UFOs gone? Is the TRUTH (Newspaper) out there? - No, it's...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #492 - 25.March.2018

    Mar 25 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:08:40 Fundraising campaign for Britt Hermes Britt Hermes, a noted skeptical campaigner, has been taken to court in Germany by US-based naturopath ‘Dr’ Colleen Huber, claiming that Britt has defamed her. For this reason, Australian Skeptics Inc is managing a fundraising campaign to assist Britt in her current legal action. https://www.skeptics.com.au/2018/01/13/fundraising-campaign-for-britt-hermes/ 0:11:33 Rob Palmer and Susan Gerbic reply to Kirill Alfer...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #491 - 18.March.2018

    Mar 18 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:17 Dr Rachie Reports.... with Dr Rachael Dunlop Rogue medical practitioners will no longer be able to make false statements about a child’s ability to be immunised thanks to new laws which passed Victorian Parliament. Dr Rachie looks at how the AVsN are helping to bring about new laws with own goals. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/new-no-jab-no-play-laws-shut-the-door-on-rogue-doctors/  0:17:28 Maynard's Spooky Action! Maynard at Sydney Skeptics in th...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #490 - 11.March.2018

    Mar 11 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:03:35 The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake We are joined by Dr Steve Novella from SGU who tells about the new book by the skeptical rouges. Also the online Sci-Fi review show Alpha Quadrant 6. https://www.amazon.com/Skeptics-Guide-Universe-Really-Increasingly/dp/1538760533 https://www.facebook.com/alphaquadrant6/   0:21:50 Maynard's Spooky Action! Maynard at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub w...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #489 - 4.March.2018

    Mar 04 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:04:06 The Diet Skeptic... with Mandy-Lee Noble Health claims on the menu. Mandy-Lee looks at the amazing claims found on the menus of some cafes. https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/   0:13:35 Michael Marshall Marsh joins us from the UK to talk about the last days of London's Homeopathic Hospital. https://goodthinkingsociety.org/   0:31:26 Maynard's Spooky Action! Maynard at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub where it's trivia night. Test yourself with the first ro...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #488 -25.Feb.2018

    Feb 25 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders Includes a report on a retracted letter about vaccine safety made potentially “slanderous” claims. http://retractionwatch.com/2018/02/21/retracted-letter-about-vaccine-safety-made-potentially-slanderous-claims/ 0:10:08 What's it like to be an editor for GSoW? We chat to Susan Gerbic in the USA and Stuart Jones in Australia about what's it's like to do editing work for Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia. http://guerrillaskepticismonwikipedia.blogspot.com.au/ ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #487 -18.Feb.2018

    Feb 18 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction - Richard Saunders Includes a brief look at the case of the missing Beaumont Children from 1966   0:14:32 A Grain of Salt... with Eran Segev This week Eran brings us new of the sucess of the ongoing Fundraising campaign for Britt Hermes. https://www.skeptics.com.au/2018/01/13/fundraising-campaign-for-britt-hermes/   0:21:04 Maynard's Spooky Action! We join Maynard at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub where he interviews Dr Andrea Leong, a microbiologist with an interest in finding...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #486 -11.Feb.2018

    Feb 11 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:04:13 A Piece of his Mind - With Professor Paul Willis Religious Freedom Review - Professor Paul Willis gives us his thoughts on keeping religion out of secular life. https://pmc.gov.au/domestic-policy/religious-freedom-review https://www.mediaengagementservices.com.au/   0:12:08 Dragons lack critical thinking - An interview with Bill Nuvo Magician and Skeptic Bill Nuvo helps lift the lid on the old tricks of Applied kinesiology in Canada. Scam or scien...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #485 - 4.Feb.2018

    Feb 04 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:50 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson brings us updates and news reports on yet more foolery, buffoonery and silliness from the Anti-Vax crowd. 0:16:40 Wake Up Australia! A gem from 1980 with dire warnings for the future of the planet! Find out when it all went to hell! Does anyone remember it happening? http://www.skepticzone.tv/pdf/wake_up_australia_1980.pdf 0:31:00 Maynard's Spooky Action! We join Maynard at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub w...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #484 - 28.Jan.2018

    Jan 28 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders Includes and update on the Britt Hermes story. 0:08:04 18 nurses face disciplinary action after anti-vax comments on Facebook EIGHTEEN nurses are facing possible disciplinary action for allegedly posting anti-vaccination comments on Facebook, after a pro-vaccination campaigner reported them to the health watchdog. - Vanda Carson, The Courier-Mail 0:14:52 Dr Angie Mattke and Dragon*Con We chat to Dr Angie who is now the Assistant Director for the Skeptrack at...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #483 - 21.Jan.2018

    Jan 21 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:35 Vale – Barry Williams It is with great sadness that we report the news of the passing of Barry Williams, who died on January 20, 2018, at the age of 79, following a series of heart operations. Includes Barry on the TODAY TV show in 1986, Newspaper story from 1994 and an interview with Maynard in 2015. https://www.skeptics.com.au/2018/01/21/vale-barry-williams 0:30:16 Susan Gerbic with news from Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia We chat to Susan who t...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #482 - 14.Jan.2018

    Jan 14 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:57 Fundraising campaign for Britt Hermes Britt Hermes, a noted skeptical campaigner, has been taken to court in Germany by US-based naturopath ‘Dr’ Colleen Huber, claiming that Britt has defamed her. For this reason, Australian Skeptics Inc is managing a fundraising campaign to assist Britt in her current legal action. https://www.skeptics.com.au/2018/01/13/fundraising-campaign-for-britt-hermes/ 0:10:50 Trish Hann and Medical Superstitions Diagnostic R...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #481 - 7.Jan.2018

    Jan 07 2018

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:15 Big Trees are...... BIG! Join Dr Eugenie Scott and Richard Saunders as they wander through Big Trees State Park in California. Calaveras Big Trees State Park is a state park of California, United States, preserving two groves of giant sequoia trees. It is located 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Arnold, California in the middle elevations of the Sierra Nevada. https://www.stateparks.com/calaveras_big_trees_state_park_in_california.html http://w3w.co/my...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #480 - 31.Dec.2017

    Dec 31 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:45 Flat Earth.... Again! On a fine sunny day in San Francisco, Moriel Schottlender chats to Richard Saunders about the ongoing conspiracy theory of the Flat Earth. https://www.popsci.com/10-ways-you-can-prove-earth-is-round https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home 0:23:40 Running a Skeptics in the Pub Pint Sized Fun – Australia has had a close association with the history of those informal gatherings known as Skeptics in the Pub. Tim Mendham reports on...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #479 - 24.Dec.2017

    Dec 24 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:17 Again with the UFOs A video capturing an unidentified object flying off the coast of San Diego in 2004 has been released by the US Department of Defense. The program (2007 - 2012) collected video and audio recordings of reported U.F.O. incidents, including footage from a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet showing an aircraft surrounded by some kind of glowing aura traveling at high speed and rotating as it moves. https://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #478 - 17.Dec.2017

    Dec 16 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:12 Mayanrd's Spooky Action! Time again for Sydney Skeptics in the Pub. December's guest was Samuel Hutchinson who gave a preview of his documenatary film ' Conspirituality'. We also here from pubbers who give their opinon on the project. Includes A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev. https://www.facebook.com/mustgofasterfilms 0:23:13 Anti-vaxxer on the hunt for $$$ The on-again-off-again head of the Australian [anti] Vaccination-skeptics Network (AVSN) is tr...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #477 - 10.Dec.2017

    Dec 10 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:10 The Raw Skeptic Report with Heidi Robertson "VACCINES killed my baby.” That’s the alarming headline on a pamphlet currently being dropped in letter boxes around the country. It’s emotive, terrifying, and wrong. Story by Jane Hansen. 0:16:30 Mayanrd's Spooky Action! More interviews and insights from Skepticon 2017 including; Mandy-Lee Noble Tim Mendham 0:26:08 An interview with Alan Melikdjanian aka Captain Disillusion. http://captaindisillusion.com T...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #476 - 3.Dec.2017

    Dec 03 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:50 Water Divining .... still a thing? We chat to Prof. Richard Wiseman in the UK about companies still using the services of water diviners to look for ..... water! https://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/ 0:26:30 Mayanrd's Spooky Action! Reactions of the audience to the Skeptic Zone LIVE. Includes interviews with Dr Karl, Dr Brad, Heidi Robertson, Mandy-Lee Noble, Stefan Sojka and more. 0:42:34 A Skeptical Birthday Join a small but happy crew at the club ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #475 - 26.Nov.2017

    Nov 25 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:50 Mayanrd's Spooky Action! We join Mayanrd at the pre-convention drinks in Sydney. Skeptics from all over Australia and overseas crammed into one pub! Includes Paul Gibbs, Beth Place, Heidi Robertson, Paul Roberts, Eran Segev, Joanne Benhamu, Trish Hann, Dr Brad McKay, Jessica Singer and Richard Saunders. 0:31:00 2017 Bent Spoon to NICM; Skeptic of the Year Christine Bayne Every year, Australian Skeptics hand out a range of awards – some positive, and ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #474 - 19.Nov.2017

    Nov 18 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders, Stefan Sojka and Maynard 0:05:20 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev The skeptical community has a role to play when it comes to stopping sexist behaviour and harassment. Eran gives us his point of view and what we can do. 0:17:00 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson looks at a Tick Repellent. 0:36:24 "Dr" Stefan Sojka Scientists, vested interests, big pharma, corporate media, greenies, the illuminati and the social justice warriors of the far left ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #473 - 12.Nov.2017

    Nov 12 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:37 CSIcon 2017 Part #3 Join us at CSIcon 2017 as we interview Ross Blocher from "Oh No, Ross and Carrie!" The podcast where they don’t just report on spirituality, fringe science and the paranormal (from a scientific, evidence-based standpoint), but dive right in by joining religions, attending spiritual events, undergoing “alternative” treatments, partaking in paranormal investigations, and more. At Oh No, Ross and Carrie!, they show up, so you don’t h...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #472 - 5.Nov.2017

    Nov 04 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:07:06 CSIcon 2017 Part #2 Join us at CSIcon 2017 as we interview Joe Nickell and ask about JFK conspiracy theories, strange monsters and more. https://www.joenickell.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Case-Closed-Harvey-Oswald-Assassination/dp/1400034620 https://www.amazon.com/Reclaiming-History-Assassination-President-Kennedy/dp/0393045250 On Trial: Lee Harvey Oswald https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojkf48Tmi1g 0:24:30 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev This week ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #471 - 29.Oct.2017

    Oct 28 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:13 CSIcon 2017 Part #1 Join us at CSIcon 2017 as we wander the rooms and halls looking for skeptical people to interivew. This week: Eugenie C. Scott Rob Palmer Brian Dunning Extended interview with Britt Marie Hermes http://guerrillaskepticismonwikipedia.blogspot.com http://principlesofcuriosity.com/ https://www.naturopathicdiaries.com/ 0:23:05 Australian patients vulnerable to quacks We live in the most scientific of ages where it is more than reasona...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #470 - 22.Oct.2017

    Oct 21 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:40 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev This week Eran chats THE ESP PODCAST at the European Skeptics Congress. András G Pintér, Hungary - Jelena Levin, Latvia - Pontus Böckman, Sweden. The European Skeptics Podcast is an independent, weekly show hosted by three skeptics from different countries, representing several organisations and projects. The main focus of the podcast is to support European level actions within the skeptical movement. http://theesp.eu ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #469 - 15.Oct.2017

    Oct 15 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:40 Interview with Ben Radford We ask Ben about so-called "Psychic Detectives", people who investigate crimes by using purported paranormal psychic abilities. Benjamin Radford is deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer science magazine and a Research Fellow with the non-profit educational organization the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He has written over a thousand articles on a wide variety of topics, including urban legends, the paranormal, critical thi...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #468 - 8.Oct.2017

    Oct 07 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:40 Interview with Dr Pamela Gay We find out how Dr Pamela Gay and you can help NASA analyze more than 1.5 million images taken by astronauts on the International Space Station! They need your help analyzing these images – this is a task only a human like you can accomplish. Please join them in enhancing NASA’s extensive catalogue of astronaut images that can be used for science and enjoyed for their beauty. https://cosmoquest.org/x/beta/ 0:23:14 SHONKY ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #467- 1.Oct.2017

    Oct 01 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:07:00 Interview with Stevyn Colgan Stevyn Colgan is a British writer, artist and speaker. A former researcher and scriptwriter for the BBC TV series QI and the regular QI Annuals, and for QI's BBC Radio 4 sister show The Museum of Curiosity. Why did the policeman cross the road? TED X https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFfUskk2aXg https://unbound.com/books/why-did-the-policeman-cross-the-road https://unbound.com/books/a-murder-to-die-for 0:25:34 Australian S...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #466- 24.Sept.2017

    Sep 24 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:00 Susan Gerbic All roads lead to Europe and the European Skeptics Congress. We catch up with Susan Gerbic as she travels from country to country, making her way to the main event. http://guerrillaskepticismonwikipedia.blogspot.com.au 0:16:35 Bent Spoon nominations for 2017 The nominations for the 2017 Australian Skeptics’ Bent Spoon award have been published, featuring an array of potential winners and dis-honourees. The Spoon is awarded to the most pr...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #465- 17.Sept.2017

    Sep 17 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:05 An interview with Kurt Andersen We discuss his new book FANTASYLAND: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History Conspiracy Theories: Nearly 1/2 of Americans believe that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election. 1/3 believe global warming is a hoax. 1/3 believe that extraterrestrials have visited (or now reside) on earth. 1/4 believe that U.S. officials planned the 9/11 attacks. How did we arrive at this point? http://www.penguinran...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #464- 10.Sept.2017

    Sep 10 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders Including an update on anti-vaccination GP John Piesse. http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/medical-regulator-police-raid-antivax-gp-john-piesses-mitcham-clinic-20170909-gye3ak.html 0:06:15 Stranger Things Down Under at the Oz Paranormal Expo Join Lara Benham, Alethia Dean and Richard Saunders as they once again brave the wonders of the paranormal expo. https://www.facebook.com/StrangerThingsDownUnder http://www.ozparaexpo.com.au https://www.facebook.com/sydney.u...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #463- 3.Sept.2017

    Sep 03 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:27 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev This week Eran chats to Cara Santa Maria. Cara Santa Maria is a Los Angeles Area Emmy and Knight Foundation Award winning journalist, science communicator, television personality, producer, and podcaster. She is also part of the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast. http://carasantamaria.com 0:27:24 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Casey Harrigan In the fight between Floyd Mayw...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #462- 27.Aug.2017

    Aug 27 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders Including Evan Bernstein from the Skeptics Guide to the Universe remarks during the solar eclipse. 0:07:14 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev This week Eran chats to Astronomer Dr Pamela Gay, the Director of Technology and Citizen Science at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Planet maps and more! https://www.astrosociety.org http://www.astronomycast.com 0:17:50 The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson Exciting news for the Northern Rivers Vaccinati...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #461- 20.Aug.2017

    Aug 20 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:22 Look out! Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Evan Bernstein from the Skeptics Guide to the Universe joins us to talk about the upcoming eclipse. Evan also notes the 10 year anniversary since the passing of Perry DeAngelis. https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_July_22,_2028 0:18:00 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Kelly Wong In the green corner: South Australia's newly announced solar t...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #460- 13.Aug.2017

    Aug 13 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:22 Reports from NECSS This week we chat to Natalie Newell from The Science Enthusiast Podcast. http://scienceenthusiast.libsyn.com   0:11:30 Interview with Ann Reid #4 Ann Reid from the National Center for Science Education in the USA tells us about science outreach to schools. https://ncse.com/   0:21:30 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Casey Harrigan Researchers have found a protein that mimics the effects of exe...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #459 - 6.Aug.2017

    Aug 05 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:30 The Diet Skeptic... with Mandy-Lee Noble Australia is one of many countries that have water fluoridation programs currently operating, however there are forces at work trying to remove this important health initiative. 0:15:00 Professor Stefan sojka The 'eat less' diet! 0:16:23 VaXXed on Tour in Australia We report on some of the media coverage of this anti-vaccination crusade. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-26/school-tricked-into-allowing-anti-v...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #458 - 30.July.2017

    Jul 30 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:10 More Good Thinking with Michael Marshall Marsh brings us up to date with the latest news on homeopathy in the UK with recommendations being looked at that would help curtail this quackery. http://goodthinkingsociety.org 0:15:00 Reports from NECSS Bob Novella from the The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe Podcast joins us to chat about what it's like to perform live in front of a skeptical audience.. 0:23:00 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it take...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #457 - 23.July.2017

    Jul 22 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:06 Reports from NECSS Claire Klingenberg joins us to talk about the 17th European Skeptics Congress. http://euroscepticscon.org http://www.sysifos.cz 0:10:52 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Ben Lewis The Government has announced a review into the space industry in Australia. We think it's time we had an agency of our own. Australia - let's go to space. https://www.australiascience.tv 0:14:15 The Raw Skeptic Report.....more

  • The Skeptic Zone #456 - 16.July.2017

    Jul 16 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:00 Reports from NECSS Sharon Roney from Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia and Richard Saunders wander around the auditorium before the start of the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism in New York. https://www.facebook.com/GSoWproject Later Richard catches up with Dr Harriet Hall, MD to chat about her video series. https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/author/harriet-hall 0:12:20 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #455 -9.July.2017

    Jul 09 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:12 An interview with James Randi From travels in Australia to making TV shows in the UK and Russia, James Randi recounts some of his amazing adventures. Secrets of the Psychics Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MFAvH8m8aI James Randi: Psychic Investigator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix_DEto6nH4 0:18:04 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Casey Harrigan Your microbiome might not be made up just of bacteria...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #454 -2.July.2017

    Jul 02 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:06 The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson An interview with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. Heidi and Karl chat about science while they drive along the roads of the far north coast of NSW. http://drkarl.com 0:27:48 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Kelly Wong Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee. Happy Census results day, data nerds! We reckon an even better way to celebrate would be to have...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #453 -25.June.2017

    Jun 25 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:45 Exploring the Exploratorium We join Dr Paul Doherty at San Francisco's premier science outreach centre, the Exploratorium. Will Richard Saunders fall through the looking-glass? Why are there so many sciecne teachers in the building? Find out all this and more as we take a guided tour. https://www.exploratorium.edu 0:34:20 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Ben Lewis Trees Alone Can't Save UsRelying on planting trees...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #452 -18.June.2017

    Jun 18 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:04:45 Queen’s Birthday honour for Ken Harvey Dr Ken Harvey, one of Australia’s leading campaigners against pseudomedicine, has been honoured with a Member (AM) in the general division of the Order of Australia in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Harvey is well-known to Skeptics for his ongoing battle, both through and with the Therapeutic Goods Administration, over claims made by alt med companies in their advertising and promotional material. H...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #451 -11.June.2017

    Jun 11 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:45 The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson An interview with Dylan O'Donnell, an astronomer from Byron Bay who tells of "Star Stuff" where Australia’s leading experts on Space, Cosmology, Astronomy, Astrophsyics, Astrophotgraphy and Science come together for a series of keynote talks on everything from Aboriginal astronomy, space photography, and even the end of the universe. https://starstuff.com.au 0:21:17 The debate about homeopathy is over. T...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #450 - 4.June.2017

    Jun 04 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:08:22 Shingles Attack! Richard Saunders learns first-hand of the real life consequences of having Chicken Pox around 50 years ago. Includes an excerpt from the documentary "The Vaccination Chronicles" with G.P. Dr Richard Gordon talking about the condition. 0:19:20 Edith Cowan Uni bans crystal healing training seminars The seminars have apparently been running on the university grounds since 2011, and the next was due to take place on June 25. But in respo...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #449 - 28.May.2017

    May 28 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:07:28 The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson 'Your presence here will cause babies to die' - Dr Lance O'Sullivan stuns guests at anti-vax doco by leaping on stage to explain why their message is a killer. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/watch-your-presence-here-cause-babies-die-dr-lance-osullivan-stuns-guests-anti-vax-doco-leaping-stage-explain-why-their-message-killer?auto=5445517891001 0:24:10 Disabled boy in danger of malnutrition r...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #448 - 21.May.2017

    May 21 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:24 Government funding for UFO group News reports read by Shelley Stocken, followed by an interview with leading UFO expert Dr Steve Roberts from Australian Skeptics. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/central-coast/central-coast-ufo-group-funding-mystery-federal-minister-calls-for-urgent-review/news-story/0a8ddefe6910b00e67b660b40dcc06a6 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-18/porter-launches-probe-into-taxpayer-funding-of-ufo-group/8539084 0:25...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #447 - 14.May.2017

    May 14 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:08:24 The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson Rates of Whooping Cough are on the increase in the very region of NSW infested by the anti-vaccination brigade. This week Heidi looks at this increasing problem for not only children, but for the rest of society. Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters http://nrvs.info 0:23:30 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Ben Lewis https://www.australiascience.tv/vod/brew-ha-ha-cs...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #446 - 7.May.2017

    May 07 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders Includes interviews from Skeptics in the Pub and Susan Gerbic on the phone? Susan Gerbic's talk http://www.baskeptics.org 0:12:00 Interview with Michael Marshall eBay removes listings for dangerous cancer ‘cure’ after investigation by Good Thinking eBay has removed all listings for black salve after an investigation by Good Thinking revealed that the dangerous (and ineffective) alternative cancer ‘cure’ was not only available for purchase from the company’s ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #445 - 30.April.2017

    Apr 30 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:16 Ben Radford A new skeptical podcast is in town! Squaring the Strange brings evidence-based analysis and commentary to a wide variety of topics, ranging from the paranormal to the political. Investigating ghosts. Debunking conspiracies. Dodging chupacabras. If a claim seems strange, Ben and Pascual will try to square it with the facts. https://squaringthestrange.wordpress.com 0:27:35 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee Wit...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #444 - 23.April.2017

    Apr 23 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:35 Anti-Vaxxers ordered to "Please Explain" Fundraising The NSW government has served papers on the Australian [anti] Vaccination-Skeptics Network as one step in the government’s inquiry into its fundraising activities. http://www.skeptics.com.au/2017/04/16/anti-vaxxers-ordered-to-please-explain-fundraising/ 0:11:50 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Casey Harrigan https://www.australiascience.tv/vod/brew-ha-ha-sperm...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #443 - 16.April.2017

    Apr 16 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders Incudes an update on the Belle Gibson story and details on the March for Science in Sdyney. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/apr/07/belle-gibson-hit-with-30000-in-court-costs-over-false-cancer-claims https://marchforscienceaustralia.org/ 0:11:32 Late Night Radio Skeptics Saunders' radio segment throughout Australia with Mike Williams. This week we look at strange energies and even stranger claims. http://www.4bc.com.au/podcast/richard-saunder...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #442 - 9.April.2017

    Apr 09 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:40 The Diet Skeptic... with Mandy-Lee Noble Are you nuts about Coconut Oil? Is it the wonder food for the 21st century or just another fad? This week Mandy-Lee takes a close look at the claims and the science of Coconut Oil. 0:14:28 Dr Rachie Reports... with Dr Rachael Dunlop Dr Rachie on ABC radio to chat about Conspiracy Theories. Full interview here: http://www.drrachie.com/research/2017/4/5/afternoons-on-abc-radio-canberra-conspiracy-theories 0:23:3...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #441 - 2.April.2017

    Apr 02 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders Included is Maynard's big moment winning the Cast Away Podcast Award 2017, and a tribute to Jo Alabaster for all her wonderful work. Video - Cast Away with Maynard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcb95oKN7zI&feature=youtu.be&t=2652 0:09:33 Take Stock... with Shelley Stocken Pete Evans, celebrity chef, Paleo diet promoter, and 2015 winner of the Australian Skeptics’ Bent Spoon award, can’t understand why the Australian Medical Association thinks he’s irrespo...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #440 - 26.March.2017

    Mar 26 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:20 Geoclense Home Harmonizer review from CHOICE Magazine The Geoclense Home Harmonizer promises to neutralise electromagnetic radiation, radio frequencies and cosmic energy – all of which can apparently sap your energy, rob you of sleep and drain your life force. In our modern world these things are impossible to avoid, but this solid block of plastic promises to bring an end to your suffering. Geoclense Home Harmonizer review https://www.choice.com.au...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #439 - 19.March.2017

    Mar 19 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:48 The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson This week Heidi with the latest on the David “Avocado” Wolfe tour of Australia. Included is Heidi's interview on local TV news. Mullumbimby residents angry at antivaccination talk in council premises - Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot9zOj6oZUo Vaccination debate flares on NSW north coast after 7yo contracts tetanus http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-17/tetanus-girl-not-vaccinated-say-health-autho...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #438 - 12.March.2017

    Mar 12 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Mayanrd   0:04:38 Sensing Murder or Sensing Nothing Sensing Murder is a New Zealand television show in which three psychics are asked to act as psychic detectives to help provide evidence that might be useful in solving famous unsolved murder cases by communicating with the deceased victims. So far no help from the psycics has been forthcoming. We talk to Mark Honeychruch, the Chair of the NZ Skeptics about the return of this lamentable show. Duncan Gre...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #437 - 5.March.2017

    Mar 05 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:48 The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson This week Heidi tells us about the David “Avocado” Wolfe tour of Australia and what steps are being taken in the media and via social media, including an open letter. Also reports from Jane Hansen. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/david-wolfe-aussie-antivaxxers-funded-flat-earthers-tour/news-story/6d80b581b87329394061421a0480a740 0:25:16 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #436 - 26.Feb.2017

    Feb 26 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:27 Dr Rachie Reports... with Dr Rachael Dunlop This week Dr Rachie looks at the action taken by Google against the so-called 'Health Ranger', Mike Adams. Looking for his site? Don't ask Google! 0:13:20 Healing Touch at Queensland University - UPDATE James Cook University has issued a short statement saying that it has closed a Healing Touch Clinic that had been operating on its Townsville campus. http://www.skeptics.com.au/2017/02/21/update-jcu-closes...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #435 - 17.Feb.2017

    Feb 16 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:40 Healing Touch at Queensland University Australia's first university-based (but not university endorsed) healing touch clinic has opened in Townsville at James Cook University (JCU). Healing touch is described as an energy-balancing therapy administered through gentle touching and manipulation of energy from a distance, similar to reiki or acupressure. Dr Steve Roberts and Richard Saunders comment on this sad state of affairs. Healing touch clinic ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #434 - 12.Feb.2017

    Feb 12 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:06:50 The Diet Skeptic... with Mandy-Lee Noble A2 or not A2... that is the question. Is A2 milk better than A1? Should you be raiding your local supermarket for all the A2 milk you can carry? Will the cows go on strike? Find out this week as Mandy-Lee take a long slurp of A2 milk. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2009.231r/abstract https://www.healthkit.com/profile/-mandy-lee-noble/dietitian/342517   0:15:46 Brew Ha Ha: Science in les...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #433 - 5.Feb.2017

    Feb 05 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:07:05 Fiona O'Leary and "VaXXed" at the European Parliament We chat to Fiona about the push to have the movie "Vaxxed" removed from a special screening in the European Parliament. Find out if forces of resaon prevail. http://www.todayfm.com http://vakcinainfo.org/2017/02/04/scandal-eu-parliament-banned-the-subject-of-unsafe-vaccines/ 0:35:00 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee https://www.australiascience.tv/tags/brew-ha-ha Wi...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #432 - 29.Jan.2017

    Jan 28 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:08:10 The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson An open letter to the Editor of the Tweed Daily News The Northern Rivers Vaccination Supports take action after a local newspaper published an uncritical story and interview with Anti-Vax conspiracy theorists.. With Heidi Robertson and Alison Gaylard https://www.facebook.com/150057145203234/posts/596209557254655 0:21:28 Wide condemnation of pro-acupuncture research paper on infant colic A controversial...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #431 - 22.Jan.2017

    Jan 22 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:15 Skeptics stand by Bent Spoon Nomination The National Institute of Complementary Medicine was less than pleased to be nominated for this award. Will Australian Skeptics back down? NO! http://www.skeptics.com   0:15:22 How Uri Geller convinced the CIA he was a 'psychic warrior' Thoughts on Spoon Bending and the CIA from over 40 years ago. http://www.telegraph.co.uk https://www.amazon.com/Truth-About-Uri-Geller/dp/0879751991 Experiments wiht Uri Gell...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #430 - 15.Jan.2017

    Jan 15 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:55 Grain of Salt.... with Eran Segev More in the series of interviews from QED. This week Eran is joined from the Czech Skeptics Club Sisyfos, Claire Klingenberg who talks about the 17th European Skeptics Congress. 17TH EUROPEAN SKEPTICS CONGRESS - September 2017 http://euroscepticscon.org http://www.sysifos.cz 0:13:30 Four 'Psychics' put to a test, in 1993 Skeptic John Foley took on four of Adelaide's top mystics and seers in the 1990s on national TV ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #429 - 8.Jan.2017

    Jan 08 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:55 The Diet Skeptic... with Mandy-Lee Noble Health and Wellness Woo! - This week Mandy-Lee looks at MTHFR Gene Testing. Is it valid? Is it of use? Find out with the first report from 'The Diet Skeptic'. 0:16:25 Why the RCVS must prevent vets from prescribing homeopathy Homeopathic care for animals? The case against homeopathy has never been clearer, with every well-controlled study showing these remedies are no more effective than a placebo. This is to ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #428 - 1.Jan.2017

    Jan 01 2017

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:44 New Zealand Skeptics 2016 Conference This week we chat to Mark Honeychurch, a Wellington based skeptic and consumer advocate. He is also the Chair of the NZ Skeptics. http://skeptics.nz 0:16:30 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee https://www.australiascience.tv/tags/brew-ha-ha With Ben Lewis The Australian Federal Court has ordered internet companies to block five bittorrent websites in a big crackdown against internet pi...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #427 - 25.December.2016

    Dec 25 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:38 New Zealand Skeptics 2016 Conference This week we chat to Loretta Marron and find out the latest news from the 'Friends of Science in Medicine'. http://www.scienceinmedicine.org.au 0:16:07 Grain of Salt.... with Eran Segev More in the series of interviews from QED. This week Eran talks with Michael Marshall, Nicola Throp and Geoff Whelan. What does it take these days to host a skeptical convention? 0:35:24 Maynard's Spooky Action... A very Maynard Ch...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #426 - 18.December.2016

    Dec 18 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:45 Grain of Salt.... with Eran Segev More in the series of interviews from QED. This week Eran talks with Britt Hermes, a former naturopathic 'doctor' who shares the hard truths about naturopathic medicine to protect patients. Her message is "Please don't be fooled by natural and alternative medicine." https://www.naturopathicdiaries.com 0:14:09 New Zealand Skeptics 2016 Conference This week we chat to Susan Gerbic and find out the latest on Guerrilla S...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #425 - 11.December.2016

    Dec 11 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:40 New Zealand Skeptics 2016 Conference We head to Queenstown, then to Wanaka to visit Puzzling World for the NZ Skeptics Dinner and Awards. Joining in is Susan Gerbic. Also an interview with Stuart Landsborough to find out about his $100,000 Psychic Prize. Live music by Brad MacClure http://www.puzzlingworld.co.nz http://www.psychicchallenge.co.nz 0:34:18 Take Stock - With Shelley Stocken Twins! Are you a twin? Are you psychic? Shelley Stocken asks her...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #424 - 1.December.2016

    Dec 01 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:50 "Psychic" predictions for 2016 We mark the homework of the top mystics and seers. Did they see the sucess of Donald Trump or the Brexit? Find out and be not so amazed. 0:22:10 Skeptics in the Pub in Sydney We chat to Michael Marshall about his Australian trip. http://goodthinkingsociety.org/ 0:29:05 Homeopaths cashing in on vulnerable parents A report from the Sunday World newspaper in Ireland. 0:35:40 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes t...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #423 - 27.November.2016

    Nov 27 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:26 Grain of Salt.... with Eran Segev More in the series of interviews from QED. This week Eran chats to Myles Power, a youtuber who fights misinformation on GMOs, Black Salve and MMS or Miracle Mineral Supplement (Bleech!) https://www.youtube.com/user/powerm1985 http://www.mylespower.co.uk  0:15:25 Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee With Tania Meyer Book your next holiday to China! They've just opened up their 500m Apertu...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #422 - 20.November.2016

    Nov 20 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:46 Grain of Salt.... with Eran Segev More in the series of interviews from QED. This week Eran chats to Alice Howarth and Mike Hall from the popular 'Skeptics with a K' podcast from the UK. http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/podcasts 0:16:36 Skeptical letters to the editor, from 1986 Skeptics have a long history of offering cash prizes for proof of the paranormal. We look back to over 30 years ago when members of Canberra Skeptics turned up at a New A...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #421 - 13.November.2016

    Nov 13 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:23 An American View.... with Evan Bernstein What might a Trump presidency mean for the future of science and education in the USA? We ask Evan Bernstein, cast member of the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast. http://www.theskepticsguide.org 0:17:17 Government issues health warning over useless newage pendant The Australian Government has confirmed the presence of radioactive material in "Scalar Energy" pendants. We take a look at some of the amazin...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #420 - 6.November.2016

    Nov 06 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:05 Grain of Salt.... with Eran Segev More in the series of interviews from QED. This week Eran chats to Dr Karl Kruszelnicki the Australian science communicator and populariser, who is known as an author and science commentator on Australian radio and television. http://drkarl.com/ 0:15:26 Maynard's Spooky Action... Blast from the past! In 1991 Dr Karl Kruszelnicki appeared with Maynard on radio to take listeners' questions. 0:20:40 The Raw Skeptic Repo...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #419 - 30.October.2016

    Oct 29 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:30 The Raw Skeptic Report.... with Heidi Robertson Every year thousands of Australians are unnecessarily suffering and dying prematurely because of alternative cancer treatments according to a special investigation by Dr Paul Willis, director of The Royal Institution of Australia. Heidi interviews Dr Willis followed by the audio from the special report. http://www.australiascience.tv/videos/no-alternative-cancer 0:40:06 Grain of Salt.... with Eran Sege...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #418 - 23.October.2016

    Oct 23 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:09:00 Grain of Salt.... with Eran Segev In this, the first of a series of interviews from QED, Eran chats to the crew from the ESP podcast. András G Pintér, Hungary Jelena Levin, Latvia Pontus Böckman, Sweden http://theesp.eu https://qedcon.org 0:22:56 Natural cancer treatment: Patient turned down chemotherapy but ‘nearly killed himself’ GREG Melhuish turned to natural therapies to cure his cancer and it nearly killed him. That’s the message he now wants t...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #417 - 16.October.2016

    Oct 15 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:33 More Good Thinking... with Michael Marshall The Good Thinking Society welcomed the decision by NHS Wirral CCG to decommission homeopathy and Iscador services. The decision comes after months of consultation which showed overwhelming support from the public for an end to funding. At QED 2016, in the Ockham Awards event/campaign shortlist, readers of the British version of 'The Skeptic Magazine' voted for The Good Thinking Society for their homeopathy ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #416 - 9.October.2016

    Oct 08 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Maynard - Richard Saunders - Stefan Sojka 0:06:27 A Grain of Salt - With Eran Segev This week Eran looks at the increasingly bizarre chain of emails being send from anti-vaccine activist Judy Wilyman PhD. 0:28:37 The Cass Files - With Dr Cassandra Perryman What is Hypnosis? Does it work as claimed? You uses it? Find out with Dr Cassandra. 0:34:25 Prize Time The Memory Code by Lynne Kelly. Thanks to Allen & Unwin https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/general-books/popul...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #415 - 2.October.2016

    Oct 02 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders Also an update to the Vaxxed, Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival story. https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/tag/william-thompson 0:10:14 Dr Lynne Kelly The traditional Aboriginal memory technique that unlocks the secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and ancient monuments the world over. Lynne Kelly has discovered that a powerful memory technique used by the ancients can unlock the secrets of the Neolithic stone circles of Britain and Europe, ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #414 - 22.September.2016

    Sep 22 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:07:00 Ben Goldacre Homeopathic hucksters. Nonsensical naturopaths. Anti-intellectual anti-vaxxers. Slippery statisticians. The ‘journalists’ daring to declare meats as critically carcinogenic. And let’s not forget – let’s not forget – fraudulent pharmaceutical firms. - We chat to Ben on the eve of his Australian and New Zealand tour. https://www.thinkinc.org.au/events/ben-goldacre 0:26:35 Take Stock with Shelley Stocken Doctor Google is at it again with mi...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #413 - 18.September.2016

    Sep 18 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:35 Sharon Hill We talk to Sharon Hill about her web site 'Doubtful News' and look into the merits (or not) of Ghost Tours. Also... Bad Clowns? http://doubtfulnews.com 0:26:42 Anti-vaccine nurses and midwives A visit to the 'reasonable hank' blog and the reading of a list of anti-vax memes posted by the very people who should know better. https://reasonablehank.com/?s=Anti-vaccine+nurses 0:36:06 Bad Clowns and Loch Ness with Ben Radford Ben tells us more...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #412 - 11.September.2016

    Sep 11 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:07:30 Bad Science Watch in Canada We chat to Michael Kruse about so called Naturopathic Doctors in Canada thumbing their nose at the law. http://www.badsciencewatch.ca 0:29:30 Mind Body Wallet over the years Step back in time to 2002 and 1986 as we look at the Festival of Mind Body Spirit. The New Age never looked so old. 0:43:05 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson has another report from the recent Brisbane Skepticamp. She chats to Mandy Nobl...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #411 - 4.September.2016

    Sep 04 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:57 Dr Angie at Dragon Con We catch up with Dr Angie Mattke and ask her about the talk on alternative medicine she gave at the Skeptrack at Dragon Con in Atlanta. http://skeptics.dragoncon.org 0:19:12 Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard and Richard head for the Australian Museum and chat to Rachel Robertson about teaching science via robots. http://australianmuseum.net.au/science-festival   0:25:32 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson has anot...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #410 - 28.August.2016

    Aug 28 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders (and the skeptical cats)   0:05:20 Mother who posted video of her baby is bullied by anti-vaxxers online The mother who posted a heartbreaking video of her five-week-old baby choking for air after catching whooping cough has been bullied online by trolls who say “vaccination is what caused her baby to get sick”. http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/babies/mother-who-posted-heartbreaking-video-of-her-baby-choking-is-bullied-by-antivaxxers-online/news-...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #409 - 21.August.2016

    Aug 21 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Heidi Robertson   0:02:07 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson has another report from the recent Brisbane Skepticamp. She chats to Enrique Bustamante and learns about the real Dunning Kruger effect. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/dunning-kruger-effect-importance-self-awareness-enrique-rubio http://www.brisbaneskeptics.org   0:13:21 Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard and Richard head for the Australian Museum to perfrom the Mystery Investigators show as part in ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #408 - 14.August.2016

    Aug 14 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:08:50 Cupping and Wiki with Susan Gerbic We chat to Susan who tells us of her efforts to bring the Wiki page on the quackery of Cupping up-to-date. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupping_therapy guerrillaskepticismonwikipedia.blogspot.com   0:19:45 Why Team USA’s use of cupping therapy really sucks LIke all Australians, Dr Brad can get a bit carried away while cheering for the green and gold at the Olympics. But lately it hasn’t been the Aussie team caus...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #407 - 8.August.2016

    Aug 07 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:44 Australia's Science Channel We chat to Dr Paul Willis, director of the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) who tells of the new Science Channel and about his many trips to the Antarctic looking for fossils. http://riaus.tv 10:23 Campaign Against Homeopathy - Antarctic 2011 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQzOidQKafA Aurora Expeditions http://www.auroraexpeditions.com.au/ship/polar-pioneer   0:22:12 Chiropractor charged with breaching advertisin...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #406 - 31.July.2016

    Jul 31 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:07:11 Fiona O'Leary and her VAXXing Issue We chat to Fiona about her work promoting autism issues in Ireland and the recent letter she received telling her to more or less hold her tongue! Why? Find out in this interview. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqSIfRTGC3XQ34mHUNICVLw http://ascienceenthusiast.com/vaxxed-makers-threaten-lawsuit-for-valid-criticism/ http://www.eveningecho.ie/cork-news/us-film-studio-threatens-to-sue-autism-rights-advocate/2500...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #405 - 24.July.2016

    Jul 24 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:55 The Raw Skeptic Report with Heidi Robertson Paleo and TV chef Pete Evans says sunscreen contains 'poisonous chemicals' This week Heidi looks at some of the claims made by a TV chef about sunscreen and more. Includes radio appearance by Dr Brad McKay. 0:27:55 Horror and Amazement as it's reviled Homeopathy is nothing more than sugar pills! World in SHOCK! A BRISBANE woman selling homeopathic vaccinations or boosters for diseases including whooping cou...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #404 - 17.July.2016

    Jul 17 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:10 A call to ban veterinary surgeons from prescribing homeopathy as a treatment for animals We talk to Dr Danny Chambers about his petition in the UK to stop vets from selling usless sugar pills in place of real medicine for animals. https://www.change.org/p/the-royal-college-of-veterinary-surgeons-a-call-to-ban-veterinary-surgeons-from-prescribing-homeopathy-as-a-treatment-for-animals http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p040ty7g   0:27:52 ABC's Catalys...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #403 - 10.July.2016

    Jul 10 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Maynard 0:07:05 Yes... But will it float? We talk to Dr Eugenie C. Scott about the new and very large ark just opened in Kentucky. https://ncse.com/ https://arkencounter.com/ 0:25:38 Freeman on the land - Shelley Stocken Shelly looks at a small but noisy movement that started in the US and Canada at the turn of the century, and has been simmering in Australia for about a decade. http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/true-stories/the-seriously-weird...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #402 - 3.July.2016

    Jul 03 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:42 The Cass Files with Dr Cassandra Perryman Be mindful of mindfulness! Mind woo, colouring books and breathing! What?? Find out with Cassandra. 0:12:27 Sherlock Holmes..... the skeptic. From the classic 1940s Sherlock Holmes movies comes a clip that rings true to skeptical thinkers to this very day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8p5pJtWgds 0:19:30 The case of the "fake gynaecologist" Simon Floreani, anti-vaccine chiropractor and former president of ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #401 - 26.June.2016

    Jun 26 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders https://www.patreon.com/skepticzone 0:09:15 Michelle Franklin and ghosts? We catch up with Michelle from the Darwin Skeptics who tells us about her recent appearance on radio to give the skeptical point of view on a good old fashion ghost story. https://www.facebook.com/groups/darwinskeptics/ 0:22:00 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson interviews Tracey from the Facebook group, 'Stop The Austrailian Vaccination Skeptics Network' (or SAVN). Find ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #400 - 19.June.2016

    Jun 19 2016

      0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Stefan Sojka 0:09:15 Good Thinking with Michael Marshall NHS Liverpool CCG ends funding for homeopathy - The Good Thinking Society welcomed today’s decision by NHS Liverpool CCG to decommission homeopathy services. The decision comes after months of public consultation which showed overwhelming support from Liverpool residents for an end to funding. http://goodthinkingsociety.org/the-good-thinking-society-welcomes-nhs-liverpool-ccgs-report-on-homeopat...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #399 - 12.June.2016

    Jun 12 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:09:18 Labor scraps rebates for natural therapies Taxpayers won't be subsidising them if Bill Shorten becomes prime minister. Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen announced on Friday that from July 1, 2017, taxpayer-funded private health insurance rebates would no longer be available for natural therapies. http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/06/10/labor-scraps-rebates-natural-therapies 0:12:10 The Good Thinking Society welcomes NHS Liverpool CCG’s report on ho...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #398 - 5.June.2016

    Jun 05 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:09:18 Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard at Paracon 2016 Part #2 High up in the Blue Mountains, Maynard goes looking for ghosts, aliens and the unknown... but instead finds... Sheryl Gottschall Delegates Calvin Von Crush 0:32:42 The Raw Skeptic Report Anti-vaccination activists crash immunisation seminar A public seminar on immunisation in Perth was forced to close early after anti-vaccination activists hijacked the event and called doctors liars. 0:48:15 S...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #397 - 29.May.2016

    May 29 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Maynard 0:04:05 Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard at Paracon 2016 Part #1 High up in the Blue Mountains, Maynard goes looking for ghosts, aliens and the unknown... but instead finds... Richard Saunders Alex Cayas Beth Luscombe Part #2 next week 0:27:02 Media Guide to Skepticism With Sharon Hill To provide a clear, easy-to-read guide about the “Skeptical” viewpoint as subscribed to by many who might call themselves Skeptics or critical thinkers; to distin...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #396 - 22.May.2016

    May 22 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:28 The Australian Sex Party We chat to Dr Meredith Doig to discover more about this political party and their strong stand on sceince and reason. 0:20:45 Dr Rachie Reports... with Dr Rachael Dunlop The vitamin and supplement industry is big business in Australia. An estimated 75% of the population use some form of complementary medicines, including vitamins, minerals, herbs, aromatherapy and homeopathic products. But some vitamin supplements and protein...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #395 - 15.May.2016

    May 15 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:05 Employing Naturopaths in Chemists Comments on a report by Jane Hansen about the push to sell even more quackery in your local chemist shop. 0:15:20 Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard and the Doctor Lindsay "The Doctor" McDougall is an Australian rock guitarist and radio presenter. Since 1996, he has been the lead guitarist in punk rock band, Frenzal Rhomb. What are his views on being skeptical? 0:25:18 Anti-vaccination PhD Details have come to light a...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #394 - 8.May.2016

    May 08 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders & Maynard 0:03:24 Choice Magazine Join Maynard, Tim Mendham and Richard Saunders as they head to the HQ of Choice Magazine and chat with Tom Godfrey. 0:22:13 Chiropractor Cracks Baby's Spine Yet more on the story that doctors condemn. A shocking video of a crying FOUR-DAY-OLD baby having her back cracked by a chiropractor has gone viral online. 0:33:00 Maynard's Spooky Action.. Conspiracy theories at Skeptics in the Pub Maynard looks behind the stinking curt...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #393 - 1.May.2016

    May 01 2016

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:41 Chiropractor Cracks Baby's Spine More on the story that doctors condemn. A shocking video of a crying FOUR-DAY-OLD baby having her back cracked by a chiropractor has gone viral online. 0:11:48 The Rotten Thread of Conspiracy Theories This week Australia stopped to remember the Port Arthur massacre of 1996. Sadly but predictably, conspiracy theories continue to dog the friends and family of those lost. 0:25:20 Vaxxed Amid World Immunisation Week, a fi...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #392 - 24.April.2016

    Apr 24 2016

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders and Maynard 0:05:05Maynard's Spooky Action.. At the Lawrence Leung ShowWe attend the new live show, "Very Strange Things" and chat to Eran Segev and Lawrence about magic, mentalism and being skeptical. 0:24:43The Raw Skeptic ReportThis week Heidi Robertson is live on the spot to bring us reports from the first Skeptic in the Pub in the Northern Rivers of NSW. 0:39:23Chiropractor Cracks Baby's SpineDoctors condemn shocking video of a crying FOUR-DAY-OLD baby...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #391 - 17.April.2016

    Apr 17 2016

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:06:55Lawrence LeungWe catch up with Australia's clown prince of skeptical fun and adventure to find out about his new live show, "Very Strange Things". 0:21:10The Raw Skeptic ReportThis week Heidi Robertson gives us her no nonsense report on Diphtheria. 0:36:18Maynard's Spooky Action.. Random interviews from a Skeptics' DinnerMaynard chats with Dr Mel Thomson from MelburneCassandra Perryman from BrisbaneWade Ness from BrisbaneTim Mendham from Sydney Inc...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #390 - 10.April.2016

    Apr 10 2016

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:05:15Maynard's Spooky Action.. The evolution of antievolutionism.Maynard Interviews Dr Nick Matzke, a postdoctoral scientist at ANU, holding a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council.Includes A Walk In The Black Forest. 0:26:07Dr Rachie Reports... With Dr Rachael DunlopIn the past week, Dr Rachie appeared on the popular Sunrise TV show to talk about the case of parents who cannot agree on vacination. 0:31:25Gol...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #389 - 3.April.2016

    Apr 03 2016

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:06:25Paracon Australia 2016 - Alex CayasWe chat to the director of this spooky event and find out why skeptics should attend. 0:17:10NHMRC $3.3 MILLION ON WIND FARM RESEARCH – “MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN”?From Australian Skeptics 0:22:40Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard catches up with Ian Wolf from the long running Diffusion Science Radio Show. 0:38:22Anti-vaccination lobby flags High Court challenge to ‘no jab, no pay’Anti-vaccination activists are seeking f...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #388 - 27.Mar.2016

    Mar 27 2016

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders Includes a tribute to Phyllis Saunders and the reading of an item by Steven W Thrasher, "Don't tell cancer patients what they could be doing to cure themselves" 0:12:27The Raw Skeptic ReportThis week Heidi Robertson with news about online memes and posters. 0:23:05Friends of Science in MedicineIntegrative medicine: more than the promotion of unproven treatments? 0:29:40Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard reports from the Podcasters Sydney meetup group.

  • The Skeptic Zone #387 - 20.Mar.2016

    Mar 20 2016

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:10:15Report : Update on Wilyman PhDA short update on the continuing controversy 0:14:14The Skeptic Magazine from Australian Skeptics What goodies await in the new issue of this long running journal. 0:18:50Chiropractic in QuestionWe look at some of the claims and practices of Gonstead Chiropractic. Also, are Chiros as qualified as GPs?

  • The Skeptic Zone #386 - 13.March.2016

    Mar 13 2016

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:05:50Report : An Evening with Alan AldaAlan Alda was in Australia and gave a talk in Canberra about the importance of good science communication. 0:17:16Good Thinking Investigates: Peter PopoffGood Thinking has been investigating ‘faith healer’ Peter Popoff and his highly-lucrative current business of promising to heal sickness and cancel debts in exchange for ‘seed faith’, in other words: cash donations. 0:23:00Psychic Sunday in FairfieldRichard Saunders...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #385 - 6.March.2016

    Mar 06 2016

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:04:48The Raw Skeptic ReportThis week Heidi Robertson gives us her no nonsense report on Chicken Pox. 0:23:07Good Thinking Investigates: OsteopathyMany osteopaths claim to treat colic with cranial osteopathy – a therapy with no evidence of effectiveness.Following Good Thinking's recent investigation into similar claims made by chiropractors, they decided to find out what an osteopath would tell a distressed parent seeking advice… 0:31:42Anti Vax in the med...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #384 - 28.Feb.2016

    Feb 28 2016

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:04:20Holes in the PlotFrom science fiction fans to water dowsers, why do people work so hard to preserve their belief systems? In this talk, Richard Saunders looks at the thinking and mental gymnastics. 0:27:10Peter Bowditch - Vaccination in OberonA letter to the editor by long time skeptic, Peter 'Ratbags' Bowditch. 0:30:40Good Thinking Investigates: ChiropracticIn 2008, the British Chiropractic Association unsuccessfully sued science writer Simon Singh ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #383 - 21.Feb.2016

    Feb 20 2016

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:03:50Wi-Fried?We look at the fallout from ABC TV's science show 'Catalyst' after its broadcast of a story that many see as nothing more than scaremongering. Included is the reaction from the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) via their science channel. 0:22:40Homeopathic RadioWe join Michael Marshall from the Good Thinking Society in the UK has he appears on BBC radio to counter the strange statements from a local homeopathic G.P. 0:33:40Evidence Plea...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #382 - 14.Feb.2016

    Feb 14 2016

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:05:36Evidence Please... with Jo AlabasterJo reports on Biodynamic Gardening. WHAT? Find out with Jo. 0:17:54A Week in ScienceThe 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. 0:21:04When a letter from Heaven ... isn't. "Letters from heaven": TV psychic Lillyanne sends almost identical readings to dozens of customers. A report with the help of Tri...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #381 - 7.Feb.2016

    Feb 07 2016

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:04:04Dr Phil PlaitWe catch up with Dr Plait and talk about the late astronaut Edgar Mitchelll as well as Pluto and UFOs. 0:27:06A Week in ScienceThe 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. 0:31:27Anti-Vaxxers react to Mark ZuckerbergSome of the more extreme nastiness from the anti-science trolls. 0:34:35Sydney Skeptics in the PubAnother gr...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #380 - 31.Jan.2016

    Jan 31 2016

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:04:22Evidence Please... with Jo AlabasterJo reports on the importance of being on the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry. 0:12:00Dr Richard WisemanWe catch up with Dr Wiseman who tells us about is very, very clever magic videos, a 'psychic' dog and the study of dreams. 0:38:35A Week in ScienceThe 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. ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #379 - 24.Jan.2016

    Jan 24 2016

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:03:15Recollect: Health and MedicineRichard visits the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and gets a guided tour by Tilly Boleyn and Frankie Lee of the history of medical devices. 0:41:00A Week in ScienceThe 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. 0:44:10Psychic TV Australia Online threats are alleged to have been made against some of the 'psychics...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #378 - 17.Jan.2016

    Jan 17 2016

    IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:03:17Evidence Please... with Jo AlabasterJo has a message for Pauline Hanson who appeard on the 'Sunrise' TV program. 0:07:50A Week in ScienceThe 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. 0:10:54Dr Rachie Reports... with Dr Rachael DunlopThis week, Dr Rachie reports on the University of Woolongong's decision to award a Ph.D for a thesis claiming tha...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #377 - 10.Jan.2016

    Jan 10 2016

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:04:08Evidence Please... with Jo AlabasterJo reports on the horror that is Black Salve. A warning to everyone. 0:15:27Guest Reporter Kevin Davies from Canberra SkepticsKevin chats to Dr. Rachelle Duvall, Research Physical Scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Embassy Science Fellow. 0:20:13A Week in ScienceThe Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring scie...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #376 - 3.Jan.2016

    Jan 03 2016

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:03:16Evidence Please... with Jo AlabasterJo reads from the AGE Newspaper. Chiropractors promoting anti-vaccination views despite rules. 0:11:00A Week in ScienceThe 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. 0:13:50ReportQueensland childcare centres and the new vaccination laws. Report from Australian Skeptics. 0:18:18Maynard's Spooky Action.....more

  • The Skeptic Zone #375 - 27.Dec.2015

    Dec 27 2015

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:02:00In conversation with Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki AMA chat with Australia's most trusted science communicator

  • The Skeptic Zone #374 - 20.Dec.2015

    Dec 20 2015

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:04:50Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard interviews Jake Farr-Wharton, a guest presenter at the recent Austalian Skeptics National Convention. 0:22:50ReportAnti-vaxers taking posters and pamphlets promoting vaccination in hospitals and clinics. 0:28:36Evidence Please... with Jo AlabasterJo reads a letter from the Friends of Science in Medicine. How can the government save health dollars? ---Merry Christmas--- ---Send Peanuts---

  • The Skeptic Zone #373 - 13.Dec.2015

    Dec 12 2015

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:06:00The "ESP" PodcstAn interview with the movers and shakers of the European Skeptics Podcast - András Gábor Pintér, Jelena Levin and Pontus Böckman. 0:16:30Chickenpox outbreak at “tolerant” Victorian schoolReport from Australian Skeptics Inc.. 0:25:12A Week in ScienceThe 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. 0:28:18Maynard's Spooky Act...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #372 - 6.Dec.2015

    Dec 06 2015

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:04:50The SkepDocAn interview with Dr Harriet Hall about her new online video series on Science Based Medicine. 0:16:30The Raw Skeptic Report with Heidi RobertsonThis week Heidi looks at the facts and myths behind Meningococcal and interviews Marty who lost his legs to this disease. 0:34:35A Week in ScienceThe Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #371 - 29.Nov.2015

    Nov 29 2015

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:04:12Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard intdrviews Dr Mel Thomson, an Infectious Disease Researcher at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. 0:23:25Evidence Please... with Jo AlabasterJo looks into "cupping therapy", after it hit the media this week thanks to a rugby player and our friend Dr Brad McKay. 0:29:13A Week in ScienceThe Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to brin...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #370 - 22.Nov.2015

    Nov 22 2015

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:05:00Good Thinking vs. HomeopatheyThis week Michael Marshall of the Good Thinking Society fills us in on the latest moves to rid the UK of the quackery of Homeopathy 0:28:00Evidence Please... with Jo AlabasterJo reports on the case of a mother who was brave enough to share her child's plight with Whooping Cough. The reaction from the the anti-vax crowd was predictible. 0:35:05A Week in ScienceThe Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scient...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #369 - 15.Nov.2015

    Nov 15 2015

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:05:20The Raw Skeptic Report with Heidi RobertsonThis week Heidi updates us on the recent Australian Senate hearing into 'No Jab No Pay'. 0:10:10A Week in ScienceThe 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. 013:44Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard with Vox Pops from Skeptics in the Pub in Sydney, including an interview with Dr Rachie and Dr Te...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #368 - 8.Nov.2015

    Nov 08 2015

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:04:17The Raw Skeptic Report with Heidi RobertsonThis week Heidi reports on the recent Australian Senate hearing into 'No Jab No Pay'. A lesson in how to give and how not to give a good account of yourself. 0:17:40A Week in ScienceThe 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. 021:15Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard with Vox Pops from the Austr...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #367 - 1.Nov.2015

    Nov 01 2015

    0:00:00Stormy IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:05:30Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard has a quick chat to John Flansburgh from 'They Might Be Giants', an American alternative rock band formed in 1982 that LOVE science. 0:11:32A Week in ScienceThe 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. 0:14:50Report on the Homeopathy Plus Court Case Maureen Chuck live from Skepticamp Brisbane bri...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #366- 25.Oct.2015

    Oct 25 2015

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:05:30Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard at the Australian Skeptics Convention. This week he chats toDavid BalchJames FodorAngie Mattke 0:20:23A Week in ScienceThe 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. 0:24:25Evidence Please... with Jo AlabasterJo reports on a visit to the Sydney Mind Body Spirit (Wallet) fair. 0:31:31Feature InterviewMayn...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #365- 18.Oct.2015

    Oct 18 2015

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders - Jo Alabaster - Maynard 0:05:30Behind the Scenes - Million Dollar ChallengeRichard Saunders live at Brisbane SkeptiCamp. 0:20:30A Week in ScienceThe 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. 0:24:402015 Australian Skeptics' AwardsWith Eran Segev, Tim Mendham and Joanne Benhamu.

  • The Skeptic Zone #364- 11.Oct.2015

    Oct 11 2015

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders - Jo Alabaster - Maynard 0:02:50Maynard's Spooky Action.. part #1Maynard and the Skeptic Zone team report from the 2015 Choice Magazine Shonky Awards. 0:21:00Out and About with Jo and MaynardThis week our fearless two take on the biggest issue in the known universe. Super Foods! 0:25:22A Week in ScienceThe Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to scien...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #363- 4.Oct.2015

    Oct 03 2015

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:05:00Curious MindsWe chat to Ran Levi from the 'Curious Minds' podcast. 0:34:00A Week in ScienceThe 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.

  • The Skeptic Zone #362- 27.Sep.2015

    Sep 27 2015

    0:00:00IntroductionHeidi Robertson 0:03:12Knowing AnimalsWe chat to Dr Siobhan O'Sullivan from the 'Knowing Animals' podcast who gives us her perspective on animal politics and so-called animal communicators. 0:23:30A Week in ScienceThe 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. 0:27:27The Raw Skeptic Report with Heidi RobertsonThis week Heidi gives us her analysis on the stage pe...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #361- 20.Sep.2015

    Sep 20 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:04:50 Fly me to the moon... or Pluto... or Mars! We chat to Dr Pamela Gay who gives us her perspective on the recent misson to Pluto. Also what's happening on Mars and what's all this about a blood moon?    0:29:00 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.   0:31:30 Irresponsible breast cancer alternative c...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #360- 13.Sep.2015

    Sep 13 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:04:10 Dragon*Con report We chat to Angie Mattke who reports on the Skeptrack at the recent Dragon*Con in Atlanta.    0:18:35 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.   0:21:40 Tell me this, you Skeptic! An overview of some of the questions and comments put to skeptics at the Paranormal and Spiritual Expo....more

  • The Skeptic Zone #359 - 6.Sep.2015

    Sep 06 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:40 Maynard's Spooky Action..  Maynard chats to pubbers at Sydney Skeptics in the pub including Ken McLeod and Dr Elena Kupriyanova.    0:32:20 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.   0:36:10 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster Jo visits the Australian  Paranormal and Spiritual Expo and interviews ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #358 - 30.Aug.2015

    Aug 30 2015

    0:00:00 Science reports from Oscar and Daph Alabaster... then... Introduction Richard Saunders and Fred the cat.   0:08:30 North to Brisbane! We chat to Ross Balch about the upcoming Australian Skeptics National Convention.   0:22:10 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster Jo looks at the case of the seemingly anti-vax cartoonist.   0:33:00 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #357 - 23.Aug.2015

    Aug 23 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Jo Alabaster with a review of Neil deGrasse Tyson in Sydney.   0:05:43 Bad Science Watch in Canada  We chat to Michael Kruse about the Canadian Government's crack down on the far-fetched claims of homeopathy.   0:27:48 The Raw Skeptic Report with Heidi Robertson This week Heidi looks at the facts and myths behind influenza and interviews Kelly who lost her mother to the disease.   0:46:45 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #356 - 16.Aug.2015

    Aug 15 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Maynard at the Australian Museum, setting up for the Mystery Investigators show science show.   0:04:23 Guerrilla Skepticism We interview with Susan Gerbic from Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia and find out about her upcoming tour of Australia.   0:24:24 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.   0:27:23 ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #355 - 9.Aug.2015

    Aug 08 2015

    *LIVE at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub* *Recorded on the 6th August 2015*   0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Stefan Sojka with Maynard   0:04:30 Report on TAM13  Richard Saunders reports on The Amazing Meeting.   0:08:00 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster Jo looks at the bizarre claims of Orgone energy   0:22:30 Grain of Salt.... with Eran Segev Eran with news of an Israeli TV show, "The Drillers" or "HaKodchim"   0:32:18 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Au...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #354 - 2.Aug.2015

    Aug 02 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:06:00 Michael Marshall from Good Thinking Palm readers have operated in seaside towns across the UK for many years.  In the absence of any proof that palmists have any ability to accurately advise on the future, the Good Thinking Society wanted to find out whether the trust given by so many was well-placed, so they visited a palm reader in Blackpool.   0:23:15 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #353 - 26.July.2015

    Jul 26 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:04:30 Interviews from TAM13 Sharon Hill from Doubtful News Prof. Bruce M. Hood about Speakezee    0:22:26 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.   0:26:00 Interviews from TAM13 Ben Radford and his investigations.

  • The Skeptic Zone #352 - 19.July.2015

    Jul 19 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Jay Novella.   0:03:10 Interviews from TAM13 A 'live' interview with Susan Gerbic from Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia.  Tim Farley joins us from What's the Harm.   0:24:10   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.   0:27:10 Interviews from TAM13 Carbon Dating with Kyle Sanders Jeff Wagg and his Col...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #351 - 12.July.2015

    Jul 12 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:04:00 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson interviews Cath Hughes about the sad loss of her son Riley and the positive action she is now taking. Also, Heidi chats with Chrys Stevenson about the Jode Matthews appeal.    0:16:35 Saunders on Psychic Reporter Richard Saunders is asked to define 'skeptic' and what to look out for when visiting a so-called 'psychic'.   0:27:20 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAu...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #350 - 5.July.2015

    Jul 05 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Maynard   0:02:50 Maynard's Spooky Action.. Part #1 Maynard chats to Nicole Rogerson, the founding Director and CEO of Autism Awareness Australia, a national-based not-for-profit organisation, about some of the myths and misconceptions regarding autism. Nicole also covers a few of the more crazy so-called therapies.   0:21:50 Help Save Discovery Help us save Bendigo’s beloved Discovery Centre so they can continue to provide inspiring, hands-on ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #349 - 28.June.2015

    Jun 28 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 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.   0:29:30 No Jab - No Play - No Way Reports from the Sydney and Brisbane anti-vaccination protests.

  • The Skeptic Zone #348 - 21.June.2015

    Jun 21 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 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.   0:25:22 Good Thinking with Michael Marshall Always good to catch up with the work and inves...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #347 - 14.June.2015

    Jun 14 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 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.   0:30:55 Maynard's Spooky Action.. Part #2.  Maynard interviews Tim Mendham, the editor of 'The Skeptic' magazine fro...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #346 - 7.June.2015

    Jun 07 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 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.   0:20:00 Report from Mind Body Wallet Once again the Skeptic Zone heads to the festival of Mind Body Wallet and finds all sorts o...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #345 - 31.May.2015

    May 31 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 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.   ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #344 - 23.May.2015

    May 23 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...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #343 - 16.May.2015

    May 15 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 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.   0:33:30 North to Finland Guest reporte...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #342 - 10.May.2015

    May 10 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 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.   0:25:05 Richard Saunders on the radio  Late in 2014, Saunders was interviewed on Sydney radio. 

  • The Skeptic Zone #341 - 3.May.2015

    May 03 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:10 QED and Homeopathy with Michael Marshall Guest reporter Josh Godbee chats to Michael and brings us the news from the UK.   0:29:00 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.   0:33:30 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster Jo reports on the sad death of a young boy in Sydney after undergoing a ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #340 - 26.April.2015

    Apr 26 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 peopleand people to science.   0:2130 The Think Tank Join Jo Alabaster, Jason Brown and Richard Saunders in our cl...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #339 - 19.April.2015

    Apr 19 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders.   0:04:30 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson talks about her week in front of the TV cameras and the current vaccination situation in Mullumbimby.    0:30:40 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.   0:35:00 StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson News on the upcoming TV show on the National Geograp...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #338 - 12.April.2015

    Apr 12 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders with news on tne Australian Government's actoin on anti-vaxxers.   0:11:24 András Pintér We chat to András Pintér from the Hungarian Skeptic Society and find out what's going on with science and reason in that part of the world.   0:33:10 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.   0:37:46 Maynard's Spooky Acti...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #337 - 5.April.2015

    Apr 05 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders, Jo Alabaster and Maynard   0:05:00 Dr Keren Landsman We chat to Dr Keren Landsman from Tel Aviv about the efforts in Israel to combat the anti-vaccination movement.   0:25:35 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.   0:29:38 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster Jo once again takes on World Homeopathy Awaren...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #336 - 29.Mar.2015

    Mar 28 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders, Jo Alabaster and Maynard   0:03:20 Swedish Skeptics We chat to Pontus Bockman, a board member of the Swedish Skeptics, about the movement in land of Ikea, ABBA, Ace of Base, and Meatballs.   0:26:07 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.   0:30:00 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson looks at t...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #335 - 22.Mar.2015

    Mar 22 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:03:30 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster Jo, with the help of RIchard Saunders and Ian Bryce, looks at some of the claims made by new age shops in Newtown, Sydney.   0:36:55 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.   0:40:04 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson reports on the sad news of a b...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #334 - 15.Mar.2015

    Mar 15 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:30 New Zealand is Skeptical! We chat to Mark Honeychurch from NZ Skeptics and find out what's going on way down under in the land of the long white cloud. http://skeptics.nz/ http://www.skeptics.com.au/2012/08/13/if-you-knew-shuzi/   0:23:20 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. 0:27:15 NHMRC on homeopathy NHMRC re...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #333 - 8.Mar.2015

    Mar 08 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Maynard   0:03:40 More love from mother Russia We chat to Kirill Alferov to find out what the Russian Skeptics are up to and how they go about testing strange claims.   0:29:00 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.   0:33:15 Testing the Premium Wine Card Join us at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub as we put ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #332 - 1.Mar.2015

    Mar 01 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Jo Alabaster   0:08:10 Maynard's Spooky Action... Maynards interviews Alex Wodak, a physician and the director of the Alcohol and Drug Service, at St Vincent's Hospital, in Sydney, Australia. He is a notable advocate of drug reform laws. Wodak helped establish the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, the NSW Users AIDS Association, and the Australian Society of HIV Medicine. Wodak is President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation and...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #331 - 22.Feb.2015

    Feb 21 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Jo Alabaster   0:04:24 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson looks at the best first aid treatment for burns.... and then reports on some of the worst, including sunlight and hot water!   0:21:15 Dr Bob and Movie "Psychics" Dr Bob, aka Dr Steve Roberts, gives his views on movie and TV show "Psychics".   0:29:00 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #330 - 15.Feb.2015

    Feb 15 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Jo Alabaster   0:02:12 Maynard's Spooky Action... Maynard heads to Sydney Skeptics in the Pub and interviews Dr Brad McKay from TV's 'Embarrassing Bodies Down Under'. What does Dr Brad think to so-called "Alternitive Medicine"? Then Maynard chats to some pharmacists who were in the audiance about quackery in the Chemist Shops. Finally he asks Eran Segev what he thinks about the retirment of James Randi.   0:21:17 Dr Bob and UFOs Dr Bob aka Dr Steve Roberts gives ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #329 - 8.Feb.2015

    Feb 07 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:07:35 Dr Rachie Reports Maynard chats to Dr Rachael Dunlop to find out what she's up to and what she's doing next.   0:20:10 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson steps out of her milk bath and gives us an update on the Raw Milk story.   0:31:45 Meet Dr Bob Dr Bob aka Dr Steve Roberts tells us about his trvia quiz.   0:35:50 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit o...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #328 - 30.Jan.2015

    Jan 30 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:27 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster Update on the Tenpenny tour of Australia... Cancelled! 0:14:10 The National Center for Science Education Richard Saunders visits the NCSE and chats to Eugenie Scott and new executive director Ann Reid. 0:41:14 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. 0:44:40 Maynard...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #327 - 25.Jan.2015

    Jan 25 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:06:40 Are wind farms all hot air? Richard chats to Ketan Joshi about "Everything Syndrome". Are wind farms and smart meters making you sick?   0:29:30 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.   0:33:20 Maynard's Spooky Action... Maynard chats to the crowds at the Australian Skeptics National Convention, i...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #326 - 17.Jan.2015

    Jan 17 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:04:06 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson looks at what happens when you visit a woo fest and ask questions!   0:27:40 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.   0:32:18 Maynard's Spooky Action... Maynard chats to Michael Marshall part #2   Easter Egg anyone?

  • The Skeptic Zone #325 - 11.Jan.2015

    Jan 11 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction -- Richard Saunders   0:07:00 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster The Tenpenny tour of Australia. What's being done, what the media have reported, what's the #StopTenpenny campaign all about?   0:25:05 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.   0:28:20 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson from the Northern Rivers...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #324 - 4.Jan.2015

    Jan 04 2015

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:07:25 Maynard's Spooky Action... Maynard chats to Peter Hadfield aka Potholer54.   0:28:35 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster Magnetic people? Magnets for health? Jo looks at .... Magnets!

  • The Skeptic Zone #323 - 29.Dec.2014

    Dec 28 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:03:10 Maynard's Spooky Action... Maynard chats to Jay Novella from the SGU.   0:20:45 Homeopathy Plus! Court Decision Richard Saunders reports on the Federal Court of Australia's ruling.   0:39:36 Mystery Guest

  • The Skeptic Zone #322 - 21.Dec.2014

    Dec 21 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:06:15 Maynard's Spooky Action... Maynard chats to the one and only George Hrab from the Geologic Podcast. (Please be advised that the interview contains adult themes.) Following that Maynard catches up with Dick Smith.   0:34:20 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.   0:37:57 Evidence Please... with J...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #321 - 14.Dec.2014

    Dec 14 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:04:00 Dr Paul Willis and a glass of red Richard Saunders chats to Dr Paul Willis from Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus).   0:17:30 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.   0:20:36 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson from the Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters (NRVS) looks at raw mi...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #320 - 7.Dec.2014

    Dec 07 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:00 James Randi on tour Richard Saunders chats to James Randi as they tour Australia.   0:18:00 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.   0:20:37 Maynard's Spooky Action... This week Maynard chats to Dr Karl Kruszelnicki about.... just about everything!   0:35:42 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #319 - 30.Nov.2014

    Nov 30 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Stefan Sojka   0:03:35 SGU in Australia Interviews with Evan Bernstein, Steve Novella, Postie Linley, Michael Marshall, Jo Benhamu, Ross Balch. Jo Alabaster and more!   0:24:10 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.   0:27:00 Ghost Adventure Part #2 Join Maynard, Alethea Dean and Richard Saunders has th...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #318 - 23.Nov.2014

    Nov 23 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders, Stefan Sojka and Mayard   0:09:15 Ghost Adventure Part #1 Join Maynard, Alethea Dean and Richard Saunders has they wonder around the Field of Mars Cemetery.   0:23:10 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.   0:26:35 Psychic Predictions for 2014 Jo Alabaster and Richard mark the homework of Australia's top ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #317 - 16.Nov.2014

    Nov 16 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Maynard   0:06:00 Dr Julie Lada, the Skeptical Vet We catch up with Dr Julie and find out what Dr Google has to do with being a vet.   0:24:17 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.   0:28:30 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster Homeopathy for Ebola is as crazy as it sounds... especially if you are a politician from New Zea...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #316 - 9.Nov.2014

    Nov 09 2014

    Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:40 Maynard's Spooky Action... Part #1  Maynard interviews Tim Ferguson from the Doug Anthony All Stars. Hear from an Australian comic legend, live from the streets of Glebe!   0:17:20 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.   0:23:08 Remembering Simon Turnbull Richard Saunders looks back at some of his encoute...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #315 - 2.Nov.2014

    Nov 02 2014

    Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:10 An interview with James Randi Still amazing at 86, Randi chats to Richard Saunders about his upcoming tour of Australia.   0:19:00 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.   0:21:55 Ian Woolf from Diffusion Science Radio After Richard Saunders appeard on Diffusion Science Radio, he turns the mic on Ian for a...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #314 - 26.Oct.2014

    Oct 26 2014

    Introduction Richard Saunders and Jo Alabaster from Mind Body Wallet   0:04:00 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster Look... up in the sky! It's a bird.. it's a plane... it's Chemtrails? Jo gives us the low down and the high up on these trails in teh sky.   0:17:00 Australian Skeptics Bent Spoon Award An overview of some of the 2014 nominees.   0:22:37 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to b...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #313 - 18.Oct.2014

    Oct 18 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Maynard   0:09:00 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster New Zealand leads the way by giving homeopathy the boot!   0:13:00 Australian Skeptics 2014 Convention Update with lasted news about SGU and Geo at the convention.   0:16:00 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.   0:19:25 Skeptic Wins Award Dan...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #312 - 12.Oct.2014

    Oct 12 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:08:50 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster Jo's report from the Sydney Paranormal Expo.   0:28:55 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.   0:32:25 Maynard's Spooky Action...  Maynard at the Sydney Paranormal Expo interviewing visitors and believers.

  • The Skeptic Zone #311 - 5.Oct.2014

    Oct 04 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders, Maynard and Jo Alabaster live from the Sydney Paranormal Expo   0:06:00 Interview with Dr Pamela Gay Once again Dr Gay finds herself in Sydney and heads up to the Sydney Observatory to chat with Richard Saunders.   0:24:05 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.   0:27:00 Mid Expo Report Maynard and Richard...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #310 - 28.Sept.2014

    Sep 28 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:50 An interview with Michael Marshall What's "Good Thinking"? Why should you "Be Reasonable"? Find out from our man in Merseyside!   0:26:12 Guest Editorial with Signe Cane Who would plague the WHO with quackery? Who indeed! Fine out with Signe Cane as she looks at a homeopathic petition.   0:30:55 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring sci...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #309 - 21.Sept.2014

    Sep 21 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:03:40 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster Defending the Lion; The Vulnerability of Truth   0:09:25 Jim Wilshire reads... Bachelor of Séance Mostly Ghostly   0:14:05 Off the Shelf From the pages of 'The Skeptic', the magazine of Australian Skeptics... Bostijan Savle visits his local library and didn't like what he saw... and said so. Read by Richard Saunders.   0:23:15 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a n...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #308 - 14.Sept.2014

    Sep 14 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:04:35 Are pharmacists as trustworthy as they'd like us to believe? Opinion piece by Mick Vagg, read by Richard Saunders.   0:08:35 An Open Letter to Australian Pharmacies Ear Candling? What on earth are you selling?   0:12:30 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster Vitamin K? What's that and why should we care? Why are some people rejecting it? Find out more with Jo.   0:20:05 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #307 - 7.Sept.2014

    Sep 07 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders, Maynard and Jo Alabaster   0:03:00 Maynard's Spooky Action... Part #1 Maynard and Richard head to the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney to perform the Mystery Investigators show. Maynard also chats to Tilly Boleyn from the Powerhouse and others taking part in the science festival.   0:20:18 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 peopl...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #306 - 31.Aug.2014

    Aug 31 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Maynard   0:04:00 Evan Bernstein from SGU Richard Saunders chats to Evan Bernstein, of the rouges from The Skeptics Guide to the Universe Podcast. This week Evan is at Dragon*Con in Atlanta.   0:23:00 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev Eran chats to Johanna Bischof about diet and misconceptions.   0:29:42 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 scien...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #305 - 24.Aug.2014

    Aug 24 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:08:00 Mystery Investigators Show Science week at the Australian Museum with the Mystery Investigators.   0:15:42 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.   0:19:24 Maynard's Spooky Action The Big Night of Science at the Powerhouse Museum. Maynard chats to Dr Rachie and many others at the event.

  • The Skeptic Zone #304 - 17.Aug.2014

    Aug 17 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:04 Dr Rachie Reports Recorded at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub, Dr Rachie reports on the progress of the Stop the AVN facebook group.   0:31:07 Cosmos DVD winner We announce the winner of the Cosmos DVD pack from National Geographic Australia.   0:32:30 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.   0:36:00 Balance in the ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #303 - 10.Aug.2014

    Aug 10 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:20 The JREF MDC for 2014 Come behind the curtain for a look at the planning of the James Randi Educational Foundation's Million Dollar Challenge.   0:22:00 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.   0:24:56 Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster. Jo heads for Skeptics in the Pub to ask if we really still n...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #302 - 3.Aug.2014

    Aug 03 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:06:30 Interview with Heidi Robertson Heidi fills us in on the Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters and their work in promoting good science and good health.   0:13:17 Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster. Fake bomb detectors based on dowsing are making the news again. Jo digs deep!   0:25:40 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 pe...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #301 - 27.July.2014

    Jul 27 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:06:30 Interviews from TAM 2014 Live from Las Vegas it's;  Kyle Sanders Cathy Smith Spoony Quine   0:19:20 Burzynski Updte Bob Blaskiewicz with the latest information   0:25:40 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.   0:30:00 Maynard's Spooky Action... The life of a Pharmacist. Maynard chats to Jo...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #300 - 20.July.2014

    Jul 20 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Stefan Sojka.   0:13:17 Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster. Post-mortem from Brisskepticamp... in a park.. and birds.. with  Ross Balch - president of Brisbane Skeptical Society Phil Kent - secretary of Brisbane Skeptical Society Lauren Cochrane - president of Canberra Skeptics   0:29:03 "Rev" Stefan Sojka Miracle face recognition software.   0:33:07 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific n...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #299 - 13.July.2014

    Jul 13 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders with Bob Novella and Evan Bernstein   0:02:03 Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster. News from Queensland about Whooping Cough.   0:10:07 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.   0:13:06 Interviews from TAM 2014 Richard Saunders bumps into:  Derek Colanduno Sharon Hill George Hrab James Randi

  • The Skeptic Zone #298 - 6.July.2014

    Jul 06 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:04:00 Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster. What's in your food? Before you run downsatirs and open the fridge, have a listen to Jo's report on food additives.   0:19:44 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.   0:27:26 Promoting Women of Science Guest reporter Kevin Davies chats to Kylie Walker from the A...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #297 - 29.June.2014

    Jun 29 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:07:40 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev This week Eran chats to Dr Brad McKay from the TV show Embarrassing Bodies Down Under.   0:19:44 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.   0:23:12 Maynard on the street Where is Maynard? What's he up to? Find out more when we find him on the street.   0:27:26 Robe...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #296 - 22.June.2014

    Jun 22 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:03:15 Woo Weekend part #1 Join Jo Alabaster and Richard Saunders as they wander around the 'Winter Magic' festival at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.   0:17:00 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.   0:20:07 Woo Weekend part #2 Richard, once again, heads for the festival of Mind Body Spi...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #295 - 15.June.2014

    Jun 15 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:10 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev This week Eran talks with Jonny Scaramanga who grew up in the UK as a Christian fundamentalist. Most people think this kind of fundamentalism does not exist in Britain, or it is limited to certain ethnic communities, like black pentecostals. They have no idea what fundamentalists believe, and certainly no clue what it’s like to be one. 0:16:10 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a natio...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #294 - 8.June.2014

    Jun 08 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:05 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev This week Eran address the crowd in Manchester and talks about Australian Skeptics.   0:25:15 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.   0:28:40 An interview with Theo Clark Richard Saunders talks to Theo about his book Humbug!: The Skeptic's Field Guide to Spotting F...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #293 - 1.June.2014

    Jun 01 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:06:12 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev This week Eran chats to Nathan "Nate" Phelps an American-born Canadian author, LGBT rights activist, and public speaker on the topics of religion and child abuse.   0:30:35 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.   0:35:10 A day in the Blue Mountains Richard Saunders...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #292 - 25.May.2014

    May 25 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:06:18 Australian Skeptics Dinner Join Sydney Skeptics with remarks from Richard Saunders and Tim Mendham with news on the next issue of 'The Skeptic'.   0:44:40 Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster Jo heads for Canberra Skeptics in the Pub and chats to Andrew Gould and Ken McLeod.   0:35:35 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 peopl...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #291 - 16.May.2014

    May 16 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:06:18 Maynard's Spooky Action... Maynard at Paracon 2014 - part 2. Interviews with... Rex Gilroy - Yowie hunter Mark Wallbank - Strange creatures Ben Hansen - TV's 'Fact or Fake'   0:35:35 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.   0:39:00 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev This week Eran chats to Mike H...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #290 - 11.May.2014

    May 11 2014

    Introduction Richard Saunders   0:06:30 Maynard's Spooking Action... This week Maynard and Saunders visit Paracon 2014. Interviews with... Alex Cayas Peta Banks Alison Oborn Robert Murch Ashley Hall Murray Byfield Emma and Erin   0:41:24 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.   0:44:40 Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster. In a word.... Un...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #289 - 4.May.2014

    May 04 2014

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:50 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev This week Eran chats to Susan Gerbic and Mark Edward from QED Manchester. 0:27:10 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. 0:30:26 Out and about with the Skeptics Members of Australian Skeptics attend a talk by Dr Karl in Sydney and then head for 'Skeptics in the Pub' to review som...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #288 - 27.April.2014

    Apr 27 2014

    Introduction Richard Saunders   0:03:30A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev This week Eran chats to Paul Zenon about being a skeptic and magician.   0:19:00A 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.   0:22:58Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster. Jo reads a newspaper report about those whacky anti-vax people.   0:28:50Dr Paul Willis The man behind 'A Week i...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #287 - 20.April.2014

    Apr 20 2014

    Introduction Richard Saunders   0:04:50 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev This week Eran chats to Michael Marshall from 'Skeptics with a K' podcast and one of the people behind the QED convention.   0:27:27 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.   0:31:13 Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster. Jo reads a newspaper report on the real dangers of Whoopi...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #286 - 13.April.2014

    Apr 13 2014

    Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:15 Press release from Australian Skeptics The press release from Australian Skeptics on the National Health & Medical Research Council draft information paper on the effectiveness of homeopathy.   0:12:20 Homeopathy Awareness Week Lauren Cochrane from the Canberra Skeptics reads the information from this new web site.   0:18:00 Science vs. Homeopathy Audio of a short TV debate between Professor John Dwyer and Australian Homeopathic Association's ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #285 - 6.April.2014

    Apr 06 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:25 Michael Kruse from Bad Science Watch Bad Science Watch is an independent non-profit consumer protection watchdog and science advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians by countering bad science.   0:32:45 Your Stars For April With our very own Astrologger, Dr Duarf Ekaf   0:38:50A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to br...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #284 - 30.March.2014

    Mar 30 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:05:25 Dr Besh Saab... from Mars! (Sort of) Besh answers listener questions about his possible mission to Mars.   0:16:30 Media reports on the some worrying vaccination rates Reports from Radio 2UE and TV's Studio 10   0:22:50 Robert Blaskiewicz and the Burzynski petition An important update on the ongoing Burzynski story.   0:29:00 Australian Skeptics Dinner Meeting Remarks from Richard Saunders at the Sydney meeting.   0:38:00 A Wee...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #283 - 23.March.2014

    Mar 23 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders   0:06:00 An interview with Kirill Alferov from the Russian Skeptics In a first for the Skeptics Zone, we chat to a representative from the Russian Skeptics and discover that science and reason are alive and well in Moscow.   0:23:54 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.   0:27:30 Dr Rachie Reports with Dr ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #282 - 16.March.2014

    Mar 16 2014

    Introduction Richard Saunders   0:06:30 An interview with Daniel Loxton Daniel joins us to chat about his new book, Plesiosaur Peril (Tales of Prehistoric Life). A group of plesiosaurs -- ocean-dwelling cousins of the dinosaurs -- keeps safe by swimming in a family pod. But then one baby plesiosaur swims too far from its mother and attracts the attention of something very large and very hungry, and the struggle for survival is on. A unique blend of digital artwork and landscape photography ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #281 - 9.March.2014

    Mar 09 2014

    Introduction Richard Saunders   0:03:25 An interview with Dr Besh Saab We chatch up with the man who hopes to one of the first people on Mars.   0:22:30 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.   0:25:40 Maynard's Spooky Action...  Maynard takes us into the operation theatre of his local vet. Will Tinkerbell the 19 year old cat pull through?   0...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #280 - 2.March.2014

    Mar 02 2014

    Introduction Richard Saunders   0:03:42 An interview with Chas Licciardello Dr Rachie Dunlop and Richard Saunders head over to ABC TV to chat to Chas who is one of the team behind 'The Checkout'.   0:28:42 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.   0:31:45 Ann Druyan and Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey is a follow-up to Cosmos:...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #279 - 23.Feb.2014

    Feb 22 2014

    Introduction Richard Saunders   0:06:20 An interview with Ann Druyan and Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson  Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey is a follow-up to Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which was presented by Carl Sagan. The new series' presenter will be Neil deGrasse Tyson. The executive producers are Seth MacFarlane and Ann Druyan.   0:32:38 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 ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #278 - 16.Feb.2014

    Feb 16 2014

    Introduction Richard Saunders   0:04:50 A Chat with Prof. Richard Wiseman Richard Wiseman is Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. He is also the man behind many viral videos and best selling books.   0:36:50 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.

  • The Skeptic Zone #277 - 9.Feb.2014

    Feb 09 2014

    0:00:00 IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:04:16 Ken Harvey quits over Swisse-La Trobe deal rejected by other unisA report from the Australian Skeptics Website. 0:11:11 A Week in ScienceThe 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. 0:14:10 Maynard's Spooky Action... Interviews from Skeptics in the PubRob Byrne from Rotary on the End Polio Now campaignJoanne BenhamuMargaret-Ann Tai...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #276 - 2.Feb.2014

    Feb 02 2014

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:00 An interview with Loretta Marron OAM Loretta Marron, three-time winner of Australian Skeptics’ Skeptic of the Year award, has been granted a 2014 Medal (OAM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia “for service to community health”. Loretta has made great contributions to public health and the exposure of dangerous and discredited treatments that profit through offering spurious cures to the vulnerable and ill, and is a highly worthy recipient of...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #275 - 25.Jan.2014

    Jan 24 2014

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:02:50 An interview with Jeff Wagg Guest reporter Andrew Gould chat to Jeff Wagg about the College of Curiosity and Skeptical Cruises. 0:17:10 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. 0:20:10 A Penny for your Thoughts Penny Chan visits Sydney for a cup of tea and a catch up. 0:26:10 The Think Tank Join our team for insigh...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #274 - 17.Jan.2014

    Jan 17 2014

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:20 An interview with Susan Gerbic Susan chats about Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia - GSoW and her experiences with breast cancer. 0:22:00 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. 0:25:53 Maynard's Spooky Action...  Interviews with delegates and guests at the Australian Skeptics Convention. This week Maynard chats to....more

  • The Skeptic Zone #273 - 13.Jan.2014

    Jan 13 2014

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:35 An interview with Dr Simon Singh Simon chats about his new book, "The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets" as well as the recent changes to the libel laws in England. 0:26:30 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. 0:29:55 Maynard's Spooky Action...  What will 2014 bring us? Maynard asks skeptical peopl...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #272 - 4.Jan.2014

    Jan 03 2014

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:02:40 An interview with Dr Eugenie C. Scott Eugenie Scott is a physical anthropologist who has been the executive director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) since 1987. She is a leading critic of young earth creationism and intelligent design. 0:37:00 A stoll around Google Richard Saunders chats to Chris who work at Google HQ. 0:42:40 Maynard's Spooky Action...  Interviews with delegates and guests at the Australian Skeptics Convention. Thi...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #271 - 28.Dec.2013

    Dec 28 2013

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:02:50 Maynard's Spooky Action...  Interviews with delegates and guests at the Australian Skeptics Convention. This week Maynard chats to...  Shane Greenup Jo Alabaster Peter Bowditch 0:26:10 Predictions for 2013 from Skeptics Maynard in January 2013 asking Skeptics for their predictions

  • The Skeptic Zone #270 - 21.Dec.2013

    Dec 21 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders and Stefan Sojka 0:05:26 Maynard's Spooky Action...  Interviews with delegates and guests  at the Australian Skeptics Convention. This week Maynard chats to...  Prof. Chris French Ruth Ellison and Alastair D'Silva  Jo Alabaster 0:23:25 Dr Rachie Reports... with Dr Rachael Dunlop Dr Rachie and Richard take a look at the big events of 2013 0:32:30 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation wi...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #269 - 15.Dec.2013

    Dec 15 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders and Stefan Sojka 0:06:05 Maynard's Spooky Action...  Interviews with delegates and guests at the Australian Skeptics Convention. This week Maynard chats to...  Dr Paul Willis Agent Smith Tim Medham Dr Rachie 0:33:15 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. 0:37:20 An interview with Sharon Hill A review of Doubtful News over ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #268 - 7.Dec.2013

    Dec 07 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:00 Maynard's Spooky Action...  Interviews with delegates and guests at the Australian Skeptics Convention. This week Maynard chats to...  Heidi Robertson Postie Linley Eran Segev 0:30:52 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. Happy 50th Dr Paul Willis! 0:36:25 Skeptoid 5 All the way from California, it's Brian Dunning...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #267 - 2.Dec.2013

    Dec 02 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:00 Welcome message from James Randi Those at the 2013 Australian Skeptics National Convention were delighted to see James Randi on the big screen. 0:08:08 Australian Skeptics Awards Who were the winners of this year's awards? Find out with news from the convention. 0:14:10 Dr Rachie Reports... with Dr Rachael Dunlop This week Dr Rachie finds herself in Qatar where she is attending a conference on toxins. She tells us about the recent court case involving ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #266 - 24.Nov.2013

    Nov 23 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders and Maynard 0:05:00 Sense about Science We chat with Dr Chris Peters about the 'Ask for the Evidence' program. 0:15:00 Maynard's Spooky Action... Part 1 UFOs over Newcastle? Maynard finds out more with Ian Kirkwood. 0:26:50 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. 0:30:00 Maynard's Spooky Action... Part 2 Random interviews...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #265 - 16.Nov.2013

    Nov 16 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:35 Maynard's Spooky Action... Part 1 Maynard interviews Brain Dunning from the Skeptoid Podcast and finds out more about the stories from Australia. Tasmanian Tigers, UFOS and more under his skeptical eye. 0:36:33 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. 0:40:15 Robert Blaskiewicz and the Burzynski Clinic USA Toady are ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #264 - 9.Nov.2013

    Nov 09 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:02:40 Maynard's Spooky Action... Maynard interviews Dr Rob Morrison about 'The Curiosity Show', an Australian educational children's television show produced from 1972 to 1990. Find out how the show started, some of the adventures along the way and how you and your children can now enjoy this landmark of Australian TV. 0:27:10 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bri...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #263 - 3.Nov.2013

    Nov 03 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:15 Science Teachers' Association of New South Wales Inc. Young Scientist Awards  Richard Saunders takes a trip to the city of Wollongong to help present the 2013 Young Scientist Awards. 0:13:40 Mind Body Spirit Join Richard Saunders has he wonders around the maze of newage stalls at Sydney's Mind Body Spirit. 0:21:30 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring sc...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #262 - 27.Oct.2013

    Oct 27 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:15 A chat with Gunnar Roland Tjomlid  'Placebo Defekten' is a new book from this Norwegian author. 0:21:30 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. 0:24:34 The Think Tank  In the Think Tank this week are Eran Segev, Joanne and Marcos Benhamu, Dr Rachael Dunlop, Richard Saunders and Margaret-Ann Tait.

  • The Skeptic Zone #261 - 20.Oct.2013

    Oct 20 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:36 Dr Rachie Reports.. with Dr Rachael Dunlop  This week Dr Rachie chats with Dr David Hawkes from the Florey Institute in Melbourne. Just what is "The Skeptic Zone Virus"? 0:19:20 The Health of Sydney Harbour Richard Saunders takes a stroll down to the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and chats with Associate Professor Emma Johnston. The science of Sydney Harbour and more! 0:39:00 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a nation...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #260 - 13.Oct.2013

    Oct 13 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:25 Maynard's Spooky Action... Maynard visits SkeptiCamp Sydney and interviews a wide range of people about all sorts of things. Highlights include a chat with Heidi Robertson from the Northern Rivers, Spoon Bending with Saunders and Cup Cakes! 0:55:40 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.

  • The Skeptic Zone #259 - 6.Oct.2013

    Oct 06 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:30 Dr Rachie Reports  A recently identified link between a toxic amino acid found in blue-green algae and several motor neuron diseases could help researchers devise a therapy for the fatal conditions. 0:15:00 Dr Rachie Reports An interview with Warren Bonnet from Embiggen Books, followed by the launch of the book "The Explainer - From Deja Vu to Why the Sky Is Blue, and Other Conundrums" with Dr Mick Vagg and Dr Rachie. 0:26:15 A message from Susan Gerbi...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #258 - 29.Sep.2013

    Sep 29 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:15 Mr. George Hrab  What's it like to MC 'The Amazing Meeting'? How cool is it to lead a band? These are some of the questions we put to singer and podcaster George Hrab. 0:36:40 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. 0:39:25 Dr Stefan Sojka "Mind Your Back" is the new hit single from 'Dr' Sojka. Download the song and ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #257 - 22.Sep.2013

    Sep 22 2013

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:40 Besh Saab off to Mars?  Want to go to another planet on a one way ticket? Beah Saab tells us why he is just the man to do it! 0:28:15 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. 0:31:40 Maynard's Spooky Action... Maynard chats to Dr Pamela Gay and then to some of the people who came to hear her at Sydney Skepti...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #256 - 15.Sep.2013

    Sep 15 2013

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:02:50 Dr Pamela Gay  Pamela tells us about CosmoQuest and what you can do to help this wonderful endeavour. 0:14:25 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. 0:17:25 An chat with Evan Bernstien One of the rouges tells us about the early days of SGU 0:35:00 Kevin Davies from Canberra Skeptics More news on the upco...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #255 - 8.Sep.2013

    Sep 08 2013

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:10 Dr Colin Wright  A chat with the juggling mathematician. Is there more than one kind of infinity? Find out over a cup of coffee. 0:24:40 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’. 0:27:13 Maynard’s Spooky Action... Maynard interviews Hubert van den Bergh, the author of "How To Sound Really Clever". 0:41:45 ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #254 - 1.Sep.2013

    Sep 01 2013

    0:00:00 Introduction Maynard? Well... okay... then Richard Saunders 0:05:50 Tess Corkish and the Global Warming Rap  An interview with a keen young student who wants to visit Antarctica. Can you help? 0:21:50 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’. 0:25:10 Interviews from the 15th European Skeptics Congress With our special guest reporter Shane Greenup ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #253 - 25.Aug.2013

    Aug 25 2013

    0:00:00 IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:05:00 Julie Lada the Skeptical Vet We catch up with Julie Lada who tells us about her adventures and encounters with woo woo in becoming a vet. 0:21:00 A Week in ScienceThe 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’. 0:25:00 Maynard’s Spooking Action...Maynard interviews Marlowe Cassetti about the early days of NASA and his t...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #252 - 18.Aug.2013

    Aug 18 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders and Maynard at the Doctor Who exhibit, ABC centre in Sydney. 0:04:50 Science Week at the Australian Museum  Interviews with science presenters doing outreach to students. 0:20:00 More Doctor Who Richard Saunders and Maynard at the Doctor Who exhibit, ABC centre in Sydney. 0:24:00 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...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #251 - 11.Aug.2013

    Aug 11 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders and Adele 0:04:50 A night with Dr Phil Plait  Join Joanne Benhamu and Richard Saunders (together with Dr Amanda Bauer and Geoffrey Wyatt) as they spend an evening with Dr Phil Plait at the Sydney Observatory. 0:25:15 Tim Farley from What's The Harm What's the harm....? You may well ask, and we do! Join Richard Saunders and Tim Farley. 0:37:50 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #250 - 4.Aug.2013

    Aug 04 2013

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Stefan Sojka 0:09:40 60 Second Science  An interview with Brendan O'Brien about the online video project that gets students from all over the world to make videos for science. 0:21:00 Penny Chan at TAM 2013 We catch up with West Coast USA reporter, Penny Chan. 0:21:00 A Penny for your Thoughts Penny Chan interviews Kyle Sanders about his comic strip, Carbon Dating. 0:33:30 A chat with Ross Blocher One of the stars of the "Oh No Ross and Carrie" P...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #249 - 28.July.2013

    Jul 28 2013

    00:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 00:05:40 Dr Rachie Reports - With Dr Rachael Dunlop Antivax chiros and accountability – as evasive as a subluxation. 00:16:30 ANDINSCIENCE Campaign We find out about the effort to get more science into the media. 00:25:38 A Week in Science - Extra Dr Paul Willis from the Royal Institution of Australia. 00:30:40 A chat with Radford and Dunning Be a fly on the wall as Richard Saunders talks with Ben Radford and Brian Dunning. 00:49:08 Maynard’s Spooking ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #248 - 20.July.2013

    Jul 20 2013

    Introduction -Richard Saunders 0:03:30A interview with members of the Skeptical Society of St. Louis. -At the Amazing Meeting we chat to Missy Rung-Blue, Dave Blue and Mike Bateman. 0:13:28 A Week in Science (extra update) with Dr Paul Willis -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’. 0:17:35A interview with Derek Colanduno - At the Amazing Meeting we chat to Derek Colanduno f...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #247 - 13.July.2013

    Jul 14 2013

    IntroductionRichard Saunders and ?? 0:03:00A interview with Dr Eugenie C. Scott Dr Eugenie C. Scott is a physical anthropologist who has been the executive director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) since 1987. She is a leading critic of young earth creationism and intelligent design. 0:45:45 A Week in Science (extra update) with Dr Paul WillisThe Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to ‘bring science to peop...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #246 - 6.July.2013

    Jul 07 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:30 A Penny for your Thoughts with Penny Chan This week Penny gives us her report on the recent 'SkeptiCalCon' in California. 0:24:15 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’. 0:30:00 Maynard's Spooky Action...  Maynard's sinks his claw into the strange story of the The Australian Cat Ladies and The Australian Christian L...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #245 - 30.June.2013

    Jun 30 2013

    IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:06:25 Dr Rachie Reports This week Dr Rachie chats to Rose Shapiro about her book, "Suckers: How Alternative Medicine Makes Fools of Us All". 0:19:00 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’. 0:23:00 The Australian Senate and the AVN We bring you part of the speech from Dr Richard Di Natale,Victoria's first Greens senator in the ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #244 - 23.June.2013

    Jun 23 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:00 Maynard's Spooky Action...  Special guest this week is Wilson da Silva, the departing editor of Cosmos Magazine. 0:18:10 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’. 0:22:30 A guest editorial  Sharon Hill - Cornered and Someone Wants to Tell Me Their Paranormal Story 0:26:50 Dr Rachie Reports  This week Dr Rachie ch...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #243 - 16.June.2013

    Jun 16 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:35 From the pages of 'The Skeptic', a report from the Mitta Mitta Water Divining tests.  Richard Saunders looks into the mind of the Aussie diviner. 0:11:27 Dr Rachie Reports  This week Dr Rachie reports on the recent court appearance of the Australian Vaccination Network 0:24:50 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 scienc...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #242 - 8.June.2013

    Jun 08 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:15 A chat with D.J. Grothe, president of the James Randi Educational Foundation D.J. fills us in on the latest news about TAM2013, The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas this July 0:20:40 Dr Rachie Reports  This week Dr Rachie appears on ABC radio to take call in questions about vaccination. 0:40:50 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 pe...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #241 - 2.June.2013

    Jun 02 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:30 A chat with Canberra Skeptics  Join us for a drink and a chat with Andrew Gould and Amanda Devaus from Canberra. News on the upcoming Australian Skeptics convention, TAM in Las Vegas, Tarot Cards and more! 0:18:35 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’. 0:35:55 The Think Tank  Once again we head to our club at th...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #240 - 26.May.2013

    May 26 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:30 I WAS VILIFIED  A report from the Sunday Telegraph and ‘Lateline' on the appalling behaviour of the Anti-Vax crowd. 0:12:38 Dr Rachie Reports with Dr Rachael Dunlop  This week Dr Rachie appeared on The Project (Network 10) to talk about vaccination rates in Australia. 0:18:35 A Week in Science with Dr Paul Willis  The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to ‘bring science to people and ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #239 - 20.May.2013

    May 20 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:25 Dr Rachie Reports with Dr Rachael Dunlop  This week Dr Rachie interviews Sonya Pemberton about her upcoming documentary "Jabbed – Love, Fear and Vaccines" (Genepool Productions, 2013) 0:30:00 Mind Body Spirit May 2013  A wander around this newage fair with Richard Saunders 0:35:15 A Week in Science with Dr Tania Meyer  The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to ‘bring science to peo...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #238 - 12.May.2013

    May 12 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:17:20 Dr Rachie Reports with Dr Rachael Dunlop  This week Dr Rachie reports on what our state (New South Wales) politicians, on both sides, have to say about the Australian Vaccination Network. 0:13:35 A Week in Science with Dr Paul Willis  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’. 0:37:45 Maynard's Spooky Action  Maynard chats to John Fla...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #237 - 4.May.2013

    May 04 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:07:25 A chat with Dr Colin Wright  Maths is more than numbers! Find out how you can take part in Maths Jam. 0:13:35 A Week in Science with Dr Paul Willis  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’. 0:17:20 Dr Rachie Reports with Dr Rachael Dunlop  This week Dr Rachie appeared on 774 ABC Melbourne Radio with Richard Stubbs. 0:37:45 Maynard...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #236 - 27.April.2013

    Apr 27 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders and Stefan Sojka. 0:08:00 A chat with Deborah Hyde, editor of The Skeptic magazine (UK)  Vampires and more vampires! Move over Buffy as Deborah tells all about the creatures of the night. 0:21:36 A Week in Science with Dr Tania Meyer  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’. 0:25:25 Dr Rachie Reports with Dr Rachael Dunlop  From QED in Manc...more

  • Solar Flare - Episode 1

    Apr 27 2013

    “Solar Flare - The Band of Power” A Skeptic Zone Production. Starring Richard Saunders Stefan Sojka Rachael Dunlop Dianne Verstappen Maynard Travis Roy Penny Chan Rebecca Jones Eran Segev Joanne Benhamu Krissy Wilson  Special guests Brian Dunning Jay Novella Script and production Richard Saunders Music Stefan Sojka “Far” written and performed George Hrab Narration Jim Wilshire

  • The Skeptic Zone #235 - 20.April.2013

    Apr 21 2013

    IntroductionRichard Saunders in Olomouc, the Czech Republic.0:04:40     A chat with Jakub Ráliš from the AFO48 Festival.What is AFO? Find out this long running festival.0:11:10     The Enemies of Reason - at AFO48Richard Saunders introduces the film by Dr. Richard Dawkins0:16:20     A quick chat with Rebecca WatsonRebecca was also a guest of the festival.0:18:40     The winner of the international science film competition at AFO48Jury member Bechara Saab annouces the winning film, The Grammar of...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #234 - 13.April.2013

    Apr 13 2013

    IntroductionRichard Saunders0:05:12     A chat with Leisha Camden from the Norway Skeptics.What is her view of the state of science, reason and education in Norway?0:22:35     An Irish AdventureA stroll in the park with Fionnuala Murphy from the Irish Skeptics and then a visit to a real Irish pub... complete with singing!0:28:25     QED in ManchesterFirst day of QED. Richard Saunders and Dr Rachie feed a goose?0:36:30     A Week in Science with Dr Paul WillisThe Royal Institution of Australia (R...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #233 - 6.April.2013

    Apr 07 2013

    IntroductionRichard Saunders0:05:00 A chat with Marit Simonsen and Kristin Carlsson in Oslo.Walking in the snow or visiting skeptics in the pub, Oslo has something for everyone!0:13:45     The little dog that could!An update with Ian Bryce on the operation to restore sight to a blind dog... thank you science!0:29:20     A Week in Science with Dr Paul WillisThe Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to ‘bring science to people an...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #232 - 30.March.2013

    Mar 30 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:02:50 A Week in Science with Dr Paul Willis  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’. 0:06:50 The Think Tank  Join Dr Rachie and Richard Saunders and an A380??

  • The Skeptic Zone #231 - 23.March.2013

    Mar 23 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:15 Dr Steve Novella from the SGU Podcast  Richard Saunders chats to Dr Novella about his podcast and other skeptical adventures. 0:31:28 A Week in Science with Dr Paul Willis  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’. 0:35:30 inFact with Brian Dunning  Genetically Modified Crops - Some claim that GMO crops are dangerous, while others ap...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #230 - 16.March.2013

    Mar 16 2013

    Richard Saunders and Stefan Sojka.... late at night.... 0:04:40 The Mighty Mitta Muster Water Divining Test 2013  Join Richard Saunders and a host of skeptics and diviners on the old Mitta Mitta tennis court for a major test of water divining. 0:48:56 Diviners' Intervention  Written and performed by Jim Wilshire 0:51:10 A Week in Science with Dr Paul Willis  The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to ‘bring science to p...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #229 - 9.March.2013

    Mar 09 2013

    0:00:00     IntroductionRichard Saunders0:06:00     Maynard's Spooky Action..Look out for Pirates! Maynard talks to Simon Frew from Pirate Party Australia0:12:28     A Week in Science with Dr Paul WillisThe 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’.0:17:00     Academia Film OlomoucA quick chat about the festival in the Czech Republic.0:20:30     Dr Rachie ReportsA report from Radio...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #228 - 3.March.2013

    Mar 03 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:40 Doubtful News?  We talk to Sharon Hill about her web site 'Doubtful News'. 0:16:27 Dr Rachie Reports  The lastest goings on with those wacky folks at the Australian Anti-Vaccination Network 0:27:50 Project DropFox  An interview with Trent Brusky from DropFox, a web site giving back to the skeptical community. 0:34:00 A Week in Science with Dr Paul Willis  The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #227 - 23.Feb.2013

    Feb 23 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders and Stefan Sojka 0:09:15 Water Divining Preview  We talk to Laurie Smith about the upcoming water divining tests in Mitta Mitta. 0:18:00 Maynard's Spooky Action..  An interview with Simon Taylor, an Australian comedian and Hollywood writer. ... He writes for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and much more. 0:27:50 The Think Tank  Join Jo Benhamu, Eran Segev, Guy Segev and Richard Saunders for skeptical talk of skeptical issues

  • The Skeptic Zone #226 - 16.Feb.2013

    Feb 15 2013

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:30 SOAP!  An interview with Dr Krissy Wilson about talking how to get into SOAP or the Science of Anomalistic Phenomena. 0:30:14 Maynard's Spooky Action..  Science in the Pub - Join Maynard in Newcastle for Science and beer! 0:30:14 A Chat with Dr Paul Willis  What's the latest inside news about the end of the dinosaurs? Let's ask Dr Paul Willis from the Royal Institution of Australia.

  • The Skeptic Zone #225 - 10.Feb.2013

    Feb 10 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:20 Penny Chan with 'A Penny for your thoughts'.  We catch up with Penny and find out about her trip to Hong Kong. Did she discover any 'Woo'? 0:23:55 AN HONEST LIAR - The Amazing Randi Story  0:30:14 Maynard's Spooky Action..  A chat with Ben Newsome, Director of the science outreach program, Fizzics Education - Science shows & educational products with real WOW factor! 0:42:00 Maynard at Skeptics in the Pub  And the big question this month is... "What do you t...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #224 - 3.Feb.2013

    Feb 03 2013

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:50 Maynard's Spooky Action..  An interview with Robert Llewellyn from TV's Red Dwarf. 0:23:00 Report from the pages of 'The Skeptic'  'Do it Yourself' - Getting the skeptical message across through the mainstream media can be an uphill battle. So why not create your own? 0:33:05 Maynard's Spooky Action..  A chat with Dr Meredith Doig, president of 'The Rationalist Society of Australia

  • The Skeptic Zone #223 - 26.Jan.2013

    Jan 26 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders,  Stefan Jojka and Maynard! 0:05:40 Interview with Dr Pamela Gay Dr Gay shares her joy at the wonders of the universe and tells us how we can get involved with Citizen Science. 0:21:40 Dr Rachie Reports  Just what is 'fair balance' and how does it relate to skeptical issues? 0:32:34 Maynard's Spooky Action..  Maynard visits Embiggen Books in Melbourne and chats to Warren Bonett

  • The Skeptic Zone #222 - 21.Jan.2013

    Jan 20 2013

    IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:04:17Maynard's Spooky Action.. An interview with Dr Krissy Wilson about talking to the... dead? 0:25:10 Danger 5Just for fun, Richard Saunders checks in with Maynard as he hosts a public Q & A with the cast of this Australian TV show. 0:27:50 Skeptical BBQRichard Saunders travels to Canberra for a screening of "Here be Dragons" by Brian Dunning and enjoys a chat with Kevin Davies, the president of Canberra Skeptics. 0:34:18 The Think TankJoin a host of Canberra Ske...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #221 - 12.Jan.2013

    Jan 12 2013

    IntroductionRichard Saunders0:05:00     Maynard's Spooky Action..An interview with Brain Dunning about WORMS!.. and other monsters.0:23:50     Dr Rachie ReportsWith Dr Rachael DunlopOnce again Dr Rachie appears on the national TV show, 'The Project'. This time she comments on the anti-vaccination book "Melanie's Marvellous Measles".0:32:40 The Think TankJoin Dianne, Dr Rachie, Jo Benhamu, Eran Segev and Richard Saunders as they chat about skeptical news and events.

  • The Skeptic Zone #220 - 6.Jan.2013

    Jan 06 2013

    Introduction Richard Saunders - 0:05:00 Maynard's Spooky Action.. An interview with James Randi - 0:23:50 Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael Dunlop. The AVN and Google - 0:32:40 Maynard in the Pub! Sydney Skeptics in the Pub give Maynard their predictions for 2013

  • The Skeptic Zone #219 - 29.Dec.2012

    Dec 29 2012

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders with predictions for 2013 -  0:07:15 An interview with author Robert Bartholomew Robert talks about his new book, "The Untold Story of Champ A Social History of America's Loch Ness Monster" -  0:27:50 Maynard's Spooky Action.. More from the Australian Skeptics convention with Rebecca Watson

  • The Skeptic Zone #218 - 22.Dec.2012

    Dec 22 2012

    Introduction Richard Saunders and thoughts on the 21st of December 2012 - 0:06:00  Australian Vaccination Network ordered to change its name. Media Release from Minister for  Fair Trading Anthony Roberts - Tracey Spicer and Tim Webster on Radio 2UE - Comments from the ABC TV show, 'The Drum'.  - 0:20:00 Maynard's Spooky Action.. More from the Australian Skeptics convention with.. D.J. Grothe, Eran Segev, Dr Rachie, Richard Saunders and... "McDoll"?

  • The Skeptic Zone #217 - 16.Dec.2012

    Dec 16 2012

    Introduction Richard Saunders - 0:04:42 Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael Dunlop. Minister orders anti-vaccination group to change its name. - 0:15:16 An interview with Lynne Kelly Mystery of Stonehenge solved?  - 0:39:26 Maynard's Spooky Action.. The Skeptics 'meet and greet' in Melboune 

  • The Skeptic Zone #216 - 8.Dec.2012

    Dec 08 2012

    Introduction Maynard with biscuits and Richard Saunders - 0:04:42 2012 Australian Skeptics Award nigh With Richard Saunders, Terry Kelly and James Randi - 0:17:00 Why wallowing in woo woo is bad for your health. Report on the Australian Skeptics Convention by Tory Shepherd as read by Richard Saunders - 0:23:00 Skeptoid in Chinese. A chat with Brian Dunning and new Skeptoidin the Chinese language host, Li Zhe (Lizzie Li Taylor) - 0:34:16 Maynard's Spooky Action.. James Randi visits McKinnon Secon...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #215 - 1.Dec.2012

    Dec 02 2012

    Intro: Saunders and Sojka - 00:09:10 Maynard's Spooky Action. Off to the Australian Skeptics Convention and Pub night. - 00:30:40 Dr Rachie Reports. Vaccination - 00:38:00 The Think Tank with James Randi

  • The Skeptic Zone #214 - 24.Nov.2012

    Nov 25 2012

    Introduction Richard Saunders - 0:06:30 An interview with Dr. Phil Plait, aka "The Bad Astronomer" - 0:35:15 Maynard's Spooky Action.. TAM 2012 Maynard gets down to business with Ross Blocher from the "Oh No, Ross and Carrie!" podcast.

  • The Skeptic Zone #213 - 17.Nov.2012

    Nov 17 2012

    Introduction and report on the Festival of Mind Body Spirit with Richard Saunders - 0:09:50 Maynard's Spooky Action from TAM 2012. Maynard chats to people at the Meet and Greet. - 0:30:00 Dr Rachie Reports with Dr Rachael Dunlop, Joanne Benhamu and Richard Saunders. A report from "Complementary Medicine: Cure or Quackery?"

  • The Skeptic Zone #212 - 10.Nov.2012

    Nov 09 2012

    Introduction Richard Saunders - 0:04:20 Skeptics in the Jeep (or Jeeps!) Join Saunders and Dunning and a team of keen skeptics has they travel to the amazing "mud caves" in the Anza-Borrego desert of southern California. - 0:15:33 Maynard's Spooky Action.. in the pub! An interview with Barrister and former Liquidator Geoff McDonald. Yes, even number crunchers need to be skeptical. - 0:24:20 The Think Tank Or.. the Hot Tub of Truth part 2! With Brian Dunning, Erika Dunning, John Rael, Jen Brown, ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #211 - 3.Nov.2012

    Nov 03 2012

    Introduction Richard Saunders and Siri - 0:04:20 A chat with science teacher Aaron Kelly Stephens and his students from Will C. Wood High School - 0:31:40 Maynard's Spooky Action.. The Choice Shonky Awards for 2012 - Maynard chats to Julian Morrow and Ingrid Just - 0:40:24 The Think Tank... Or.. the Hot Tub of Truth! with Brian Dunning, Lisa Dunning, Erika Dunning, John Rael, Jen Brown, Rachel Bloom and Penny Chan

  • The Skeptic Zone #210 - 27.Oct.2012

    Oct 29 2012

    Introduction Richard Saunders - 0:03:30 Tributes to Paul Kurtz and James Garrand -0:08:50 Cheltenham Psychic Expo – The bad, the ugly and the really ugly. Read by Adam Van Langenberg - Richard Saunders chats to Adam Van Langenberg - 0:28:00 Maynard's Spooky Action.. From TAM 2012 - Maynard chats to Dr David Gorski and Dr Martha Keller (and husband!) 0:39:20 A chat with Skeptic Zone sponsor, Glenn Jackson

  • The Skeptic Zone #209 - 20.Oct.2012

    Oct 19 2012

    Introduction Richard Saunders 0:07:15 Maynard's Spooky Action.. From TAM 2012 - Maynard chats to Shane Greenup from rbutr - A Mystery Woman from Virginia and Amy Davis Roth 0:34:40 Predicting is so Predictable - Opinion piece by Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #208 - 14.Oct.2012

    Oct 14 2012

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders Comment on Astrology for Kids - 0:06:50 Claims that homeopathy treats domestic violence must be stopped, experts say. By Tory Sherperd, read by Richard Saunders - 0:15:10 Maynard's Spooky Action.. From TAM 2012 - Maynard chats to Michael Shermer, Travis Roy and Don Hyatt

  • The Skeptic Zone #207 - 7.Oct.2012

    Oct 07 2012

    0:00:00     IntroductionRichard Saunders0:02:45     Maynard's Spooky Action..From TAM 2012 - Maynard visits the room of Women Thinking Inc. and chats to Ashley Hamer about the importance of vaccination and other good work this group do.Maynard chats to TAM deligates about their thoughts of Australia.Maynard chats to Tim Medham form Australian Skeptics0:24:30Media Watch and the AVN.On the 1st of October 2012, the Media Watch TV show in Australia took aim at 'The Australian Vaccination Network'. R...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #206 - 29.Sep.2012

    Sep 30 2012

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:30 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev Hear Eran's address to TAM 2012 about the acton taken to support Dr Ken Harvey 0:24:50 Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard chats to one of the people behind the facebook page "Australian Phenomena". Is Australia being invaded by UFOs and big red woman or little green men? Find out more with Maynard. 0:32:45 A Penny for your Thoughts with Penny Chan The IIG Awards - The Independent Investigations Group 0:39:00 Music by Ga...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #205 - 22.Sep.2012

    Sep 23 2012

    0:00:00     IntroductionRichard Saunders0:05:20     Maynard's Spooky Action.. at TAM 2012Benjamin Radford is a writer, investigator, and deputy editor of the science magazine Skeptical Inquirer. He is also a co-host of the MonsterTalk podcast, which critically examines the science and folklore behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and werewolves0:47:20     A chat with Sketpical Teacher, Adam VanlangenbergWhy would a teacher put buckets on the he...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #204 - 16.Sep.2012

    Sep 16 2012

    0:00:00     IntroductionRichard Saunders0:07:55     Maynard's Spooky Action.. at TAM 2012An interview with Brian Dunning from Skeptoid dot com0:23:17     Dr Rachie Reports... with Dr Rachael DunlopThis week Dr Rachie looks at recent actions and decisions by the TGA - the Therapeutic Goods Administration0:30:15     2012 Richard Dawkins Award goes to Eugenie ScottA message form Richard Dawkins about the award and then we hear from Eugenie Scott about the National Center for Science Education0:47:4...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #203 - 8.Sep.2012

    Sep 07 2012

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:05:50Testing ShuziSports wristband claims ‘nonsensical techno-babble’ says consumer rights group - Read by Michael Marshall, vice-president of the Merseyside Skeptics Society.\0:09:25Maynard's Spooky Action.. at TAM 2012An interview with Eran Segev from Australian Skeptics.0:30:25From Scotland with love. Richard Saunders and Maynard chat to Ben and Steve Makin from Edinburgh Skeptics about their talk, "Where's the Harm" - traditional, complementary and New Ag...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #202 - 1.Sep.2012

    Aug 31 2012

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders0:03:30 Maynard's Spooky Action.. at TAM 2012An interview with Dr Pamela Gay.Dr Pamela Gay is an astronomer, writer, and podcaster focused on using new media to engage people in science and technology. Her most well known project may be Astronomy Cast, a podcast she co-hosts with Fraser Cain (Producer of Universe Today).0:26:30 Maynard's Spooky Action.. at TAM 2012An interview with Dr Harriet Hall.Dr Harriet A. Hall, MD, is a retired family physician and form...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #201 - 26.Aug.2012

    Aug 26 2012

    0:00:00Message from Travis Roy and friends0:00:36IntroductionRichard Saunders0:04:55Maynard's Spooky Action.. at TAM 2012An interview with Carrie Poppy from The James Randi Educational FoundationCarrie Poppy is the Communications Director for the The James Randi Educational Foundation and half of the "Oh No! Ross and Carrie" Podcast.0:22:15Maynard's Spooky Action.. at TAM 2012An interview with Brian Hart from The Independent Investigations Group (IIG) a volunteer-based organization founded by Ja...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #200 - 18.Aug.2012

    Aug 17 2012

    0:00:00     Messages from Steve Novella, Jay Novella, Bob Novella, Rebecca Watson and Evan Bernstein from The Skeptics' Guide to The Universe podcast and Brian Dunning from Skeptoid.com0:03:00     IntroductionRichard Saunders and Stefan Sokja0:15:25     Maynard's Spooky Action.. at TAM 2012 An interview with D.J. Grothe from The James Randi Educational Foundation0:36:38     Messages from Derek Colanduno from Skepticality and Fionnuala Murphy from The Skeprechauns0:37:20     If you knew Shuzi - R...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #199 - 11.Aug.2012

    Aug 11 2012

    0:00:00     IntroductionRichard Saunders0:04:44     Maynard's Spooky Action.. at TAM 2012An interview with Bob Novella from The Skeptics' Guide to the UniverseBob is a cofounder and Vice-President of the New England Skeptical Society. He has written numerous articles that are widely published in the skeptical literature and has a special interest in physics and astronomy, their abuse by pseudoscientists, and methods of self-deception0:20:15     Maynard's Spooky Action.. at TAM 2012A chat with ou...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #198 - 4.Aug.2012

    Aug 03 2012

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:03:40Maynard's Spooky Action.. at TAM 2012An interview with Bruce M. Hood.Bruce M. Hood is currently the Director of the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre in the Experimental Psychology Department at the University of Bristol. 0:16:05Maynard's Spooky Action.. at TAM 2012A chat with Jim UnderdownJames Underdown has been the executive director of The Center for Inquiry (CFI) Los Angeles since 1999. 0:23:30Richard Saunders chats to UFO expoert Robert Sheaffer...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #197 - 28.July.2012

    Jul 28 2012

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders and Stefan Sojka0:06:10Maynard's Spooky Action.. at TAM 2012An interview with George Hrab.George Hrab is a drummer, guitarist, composer and podcaster known for performing rock, funk and jazz and for exploring atheist, skeptic and science themes in his work. He has released six albums as a solo artist.0:35:13Richard Saunders chats to Michael Kruse about Bad Science WatchBad Science Watch is an independent non-profit activist organization dedicated to improving ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #196 - 21.July.2012

    Jul 21 2012

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders -0:04:16Maynard's Spooky Action.. at TAM 2012An interview with James Randi.......... need we say more? - 0:24:00The James Randi Educational Foundation $1,000,000 ChallengeRichard Saunders and Maynard take us behind the scenes of the $1,000,000 challenge held at The Amazing Meeting. Includes interviews with Spencer Marks from IIG and Jamy Ian Swiss. -0:44:12 Richard Saunders chats to Isil Arican and Cuneyt Ozdas, the people behind the skeptical blog for Turkish...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #195 - 14.July.2012

    Jul 15 2012

    0:00:00     IntroductionRichard Saunders and Travis Roy0:04:15     An chat with Evan Bernstein from 'The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe'.Recorded at Google HQ.0:28:35An intrview with Dr Eugenie C. ScottThe National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a not-for-profit, membership organization providing information and resources for schools, parents, and concerned citizens working to keep evolution and climate science in public school science education..0:43:33Maynard's Spooky Action...Intervi...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #194 - 7.July.2012

    Jul 08 2012

    0:00:00     IntroductionRichard Saunders0:06:25     Travis Roy interviews Kitty MervineKitty is the author of two books for young children. Her latest “Fairy Tales, Fairly Told” is a modern take on classic fairy tales, from a scientific point of view..0:17:15     Maynard's Spooky Action...Maynard chats to Dr Rebecca Johnson from the Australian Museum Wildlife Genetics and Microscopy Unit.Wildlife crime is an increasingly lucrative trade with rare animals and plants fetching extremely high prices...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #193 - 30.June.2012

    Jun 30 2012

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:05:00 An interview with Wison da SilvaEditor-in-Chief of COSMOS Magazine, Wilson chats to Richard Saunders about the new free COSMOS iPad app and edition. Wilson also chats about the dangers from an electromagnetic pulse or EMP. 0:28:35 Strange News Story? Homeopath to start offering ‘assisted-suicide’ remedy!A homeopath in Banbury has decided to take politics into her own hands and start offering an assisted-suicide treatment. 0:32:25 Maynard's Spooky Actio...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #192 - 23.June.2012

    Jun 23 2012

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:05 An interview with Ash Pryce Ash Pryce of the Edinburgh Skeptics Society presents a fully interactive demonstration of various tricks that psychics have used over the years. 0:19:30 A Penny for your Thoughts... with Penny Chan Penny chats to Wendy Hughes and Paula Lauterbach from the The Independent Investigations Group about their recent test of Robert Mooreland who claims to have paranormal powers. This report is a great insight into the process...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #191 - 16.June.2012

    Jun 15 2012

    0:00:00     IntroductionRichard Saunders and Stefan Sojka0:04:20     Dr Rachie Reports with Dr Rachael DunlopThis week Dr Rachie visits Rodd Island in Sydney Harbour. Between 1888 and 1894, the island was used as a laboratory by scientists working for the Pasteur Institute, who were researching the use of the chicken cholera microbe to control Australia's rabbit population. Louis Pasteur sent his nephew, Doctor Adrien Loir to conduct the experimentation in Australia and facilities were construct...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #190 - 9.June.2012

    Jun 09 2012

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Maynard 0:03:10 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev Eran live from Sydney Skeptics in the pub with his talk on how a skeptic should evaluate evidence. 0:33:25 Maynard's Spooky Action... Reports and interviews from Sydney Skeptics in the Pub. Maynard asks... "How do you reply when someone asks you why you are a skeptic?" 

  • The Skeptic Zone #189 - 2.June.2012

    Jun 02 2012

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:07:30 Maynard's Spooky Action...Reports and interviews from Sketpicamp Sydney 2012 Including...Tim Mendham - Dave the Happy Singer - Belinda Bowditch - Robin Hilliard  0:36:30 A chat to Terry Kelly, President of Victorian SketpicsThe annual convention of the Australian Skeptics will be held in Melbourne this year, 2012.The convention organisers extend a warm invitation to Skeptics, critical thinkers, free thinkers, or anyone who has ever doubted anything t...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #188 - 27.May.2012

    May 27 2012

    0:00:00     Introduction Richard Saunders and Maynard 0:01:40     An interveiw with Michael Marshall From the 'Skeptics with a K' podcast and the Merseyside Skeptics Society, Marsh is known for his investigations of so-called psychics in the UK. 0:27:50     Maynard's Spooky Action... Reports and interviews from Sketpicamp Sydney 2012 Including... Joel Pittman Shelley Stocken Joanne Benhamu Dr Rachie Dunlop Anja Cohen Belinda Bowditch Ruth Ellison

  • The Skeptic Zone #187 - 19.May.2012

    May 19 2012

    0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:04:50A Penny for your Thoughts with Penny ChanThis week Penny brings us Ben Radford in conversation with Brian Dunning. Ben is deputy editor of the science magazine Skeptical Inquirer and a columnist for Skeptical Inquirer magazine Skeptical Briefs newsletter, Discovery News, LiveScience.com and MediaMythmakers.com. He examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and werewolves.0:22:00Maynard'...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #186 - 12.May.2012

    May 12 2012

    0:00:00Some thoughts on Homeopathic Vaccination by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki0:01:08     IntroductionRichard Saunders0:05:00     HM Queen Elizabeth II opens the UK ParliamentDr Simon Singh comments on hopeful libel reform0:10:30     An interview with Julie Lada - Quackery at the VetFrom her blog we discover that.... "I am a Purdue University Animal Science graduate embarking on an adventure to obtain my DVM at Ross University on the tropical island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean."Julie tells us that du...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #185 - 6.May.2012

    May 06 2012

    0:00:00Some thoughts on Astrology from Sydney Radio0:01:18IntroductionRichard Saunders, Dr Rachael Dunlop and Maynard0:06:00ACCC tackles Homeopathy Plus! Whooping Cough claimsPress Release read by Richard Saunders0:08:30An interview with Dr Ken Harvey - Whooping Cough and Homeopathy At last a government department, the ACCC, has taken action against a web site that promotes nonsense and magic over real medicine. Dr Ken Harvey tells us more about Homeopathy Plus! and the ongoing fight to bring th...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #184 - 28.Apr.2012

    Apr 28 2012

    00:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders00:02:00Interview wtih Tim Farley What's the harm? Well you may ask. What's the harm in Acupuncture, Alphabiotics, Alternative dentistry, Alternative medicine, Applied kinesiology, Autism denial, Ayurvedic medicine, Chelation therapy, Chiropractic, Colloidal silver, Colon cleansing and on and on and on?TimFarley has been investigating the real harm caused by these modalities.00:22:22The Think Tank with Dr Rachie ReportsIn the tank this week are Dr Rachael Dunl...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #183 - 21.Apr.2012

    Apr 21 2012

    0:00:00     Introduction Richard Saunders0:02:10     A Grain of Salt with Eran SegevThis week Eran interviews the founders of Friends of Science in Medicine. Prof John Dwyer AOProf Alastair H MacLennan AOProf Marcello CostaLoretta MarronProf Rob Morrison OAM Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) is an association of concerned scientists, clinicians and members of the public who support a rigorous application of the best science to any health-related profession and oppose health education and prac...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #182 - 14.Apr.2012

    Apr 14 2012

    0:00:00     IntroductionRichard Saunders0:02:45     A Grain of Salt with Eran SegevThis week Eran joins Dr Paul Willis for a tour of the Royal Institution of Australia in Adelaide.RiAus brings science to people and people to science. It creates real and virtual spaces in which people can listen, talk and think about science in all its shapes and forms, and develop innovative and accessible ways of engaging the general community.0:19:10Dr Richard Wiseman tells us about the new App, Dream ON0:20:5...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #181 - 7.Apr.2012

    Apr 07 2012

    0:00:00     IntroductionRichard Saunders0:06:40     Interview with Juliaa Offe from the German SkepticsWe find more about the upcoming 6th World Skeptics Congress in Berlin.0:14:20     Where are they now....?Despite the claims of “…a breakthrough in negative Ion technology…” and such like, the NRG Titanium Ion Bands seem at last to have found their true home.0:19:35Maynard's Spooky Action...Rub a dub dub... Skeptics in the Pub. Why is it that so many people are joining Skeptics in the Pub? Could...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #180 - 31.Mar.2012

    Mar 31 2012

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Jim Wilshire with the ISS passing overhead. 0:08:38 Maynard's Spooky Action... Blogging and tweeting without getting sued: ... media law expert Mark Pearson. 0:32:57 CHOICE Magazine with Dr Ken Harvey 0:39:28 Dr Krissy Wilson and SOAP

  • The Skeptic Zone #179 - 24.Mar.2012

    Mar 23 2012

    0:00:00     IntroductionRichard Saunders0:04:45 Maynard's Spooky Action...SEX! Really... SEX. We mean it! Sex. (Is that enough mentions of the word 'SEX'?) This week Maynard interviews the author of 'Sex Drive', Sexual Anthropologist Dr Bella Ellwood-Clayton about female sexuality myths and her ongoing research.0:29:35     A Penny for your Thoughts with Penny ChanPenny interviews Jarrett Kaufman aka 'Timmy' from the popular online show 'Mr. Deity'. Jarrett is also involved with The Independent I...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #178 - 17.Mar.2012

    Mar 17 2012

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders0:07:40 Interview with Alison Medcalfe and Keir Little from Edinburgh SkepticsAll the way from QED in Manchester, Richard Saunders sits down with some of the people behind the Scottish Skeptics and finds out that they do much more than just look for lake monsters!0:22:25 Interview with Fraser Cain from Universe Today and Astronomy CastIt's the return of 'A Grain of Salt' with Eran Segev. This week Eran chats to Fraser Cain about podcasting, blogging, space an...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #177 - 10.Mar.2012

    Mar 10 2012

    From QED con in Manchester, Richard Saunders chats to Finn and Steve from Irish Skeptics and to Janis from Manchester Skeptics in the Pub

  • The Skeptic Zone #176 - 3.Mar.2012

    Mar 03 2012

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:03:20     Interview with James RandiWe chat to the Amazing Randi about the upcoming TAM10, his visits to Australia and the new movie based on his life and times.0:42:10     A walk with WisemanJoin Richard Saunders as he walks and talks in Edinburgh with Prof. Richard Wiseman

  • The Skeptic Zone #175 - 25.Feb.2012

    Feb 25 2012

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders, Stefan Sojka and Maynard0:03:10Report on AVN v. HCCC court case followed by comments from Peter 'Ratbags' Bowditch and Richard Saunders 0:08:00Maynard's Spooky Action... What is the story with Schrödinger's Cat? Maynard chats to Eran Segev0:16:30The Think Tank. Join Maynard, Dr Rachie Dunlop, Richard Saunders, Jo Benhamu, Stefan Sojka and Eran Segev for a drink or three as they talk about events of the week.

  • The Skeptic Zone #174 - 18.Feb.2012

    Feb 18 2012

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:06:20Artist and Nurse - Paul O'Brien Paul shares his thoughts on skeptical podcasts and insights gained in over 40 years of nursing. What 'woo' concerns him and what can be done about it. 0:29:40We chat to Ian Bryce from Australian Skeptics about the latest moves in the ongoing 'cold fusion' story, Andrea Rossi's E-Cat. Will Rossi pick up an easy $1,000,000 from Dick Smith?

  • The Skeptic Zone #173 - 11.Feb.2012

    Feb 11 2012

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:05:40Adam vanLangenberg on national TV! High School teacher and skeptic Adam vanLangenberg appeared on the national TV chat show, 'The Circle' to talk about his skeptics club. 0:12:00Richard Saunders catches up with Adam vanLangenberg to find out more about his efforts to promote skeptic thought in schools. Check out Adam's blog "Sceptic School". 0:37:30Maynard's Spooky Action...Everything you ever wanted to know about George Hrab and much more! 0:55:55Georg...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #172 - 5.Feb.2012

    Feb 05 2012

    0:00:00     IntroductionStefan Sojka (and Richard Saunders... sort of..)0:04:34     A Penny for your ThoughtsPenelope Chan chats to mentalist, Mark Edward. Can he really read your mind? (Duh.. no..) Penny finds out more about this fascinating man and has a magic lesson along the way.0:20:10     Richard Saunders catches up with Penny Chan at Skeptics in the Pub at the University of California, Irvine.0:24:42     Dr Rachie ReportsThis week Dr Rachie tells us about the new group 'Friends of Science...more

  • The making of "A Penny for your Thoughts"

    Jan 31 2012

    Music by Stefan Sojka

  • The Skeptic Zone #171 - 28.Jan.2012

    Jan 28 2012

    0:00:00     IntroductionRichard Saunders and a bunch of Sea Lions at San Francisco's Peir 390:03:15     We chat to Dr Eugenie C. Scott from The National Center for Science Education in Oakland, California and discover that, as if their job wasn't hard enough defending the teaching of science against the dark forces of "creationism", they are now taking on defending the science behind climate change!0:25:30     We join Dr Eugenie C. Scott on a tour of The National Center for Science Education.0:5...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #170 - 21.Jan.2012

    Jan 21 2012

    0:00:00     IntroductionRichard Saunders0:06:40     We chat to Ian Bryce from Australian Skeptics about his investigation into a new 'cold fusion' device, Andrea Rossi's E-Cat. Will it fly.. or run? Or will it somehow not quite live up to the hype. (hmmm I wonder which?)0:31:50     Loretta Marron(the Jellybean Lady) on the radio.Skeptic of the Year for 2007 and 2011, Loretta Marron brings us up to date on her neverending fight against quackery.

  • The Skeptic Zone #169 - 14.Jan.2012

    Jan 14 2012

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders and Stefan Sojka 0:12:45We chat to Dr Phil Plait. Philip Plait (a.k.a. The Bad Astronomer) is an American astronomer and skeptic who runs the website BadAstronomy.com. 

  • The Skeptic Zone #168 - 7.Jan.2012

    Jan 07 2012

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Stefan Sojka 0:08:40 We chat to Marit Simonsen from Norway about the strange mass stranding of fish. We want to know where the mass stranding of chips is! Marit also tells about the upcoming Skeptics Conventin in Oslo. 0:21:55 A Penny for your Thoughts Meet our new reporter, Penelope Chan who takes us to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to chat with Lab Supervisor, Doug Goodreau about Dinosaurs, Creationists and more. 0:33:45 The Think Ta...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #167 - 31.Dec.2011

    Dec 31 2011

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:12 We chat to Daniel Raffaele and Phil Kent from the StopAVN facebook group about their stunning stunt (code name operation Nutcracker) at the Woodford Folk Festival.  0:33:40 Dr Rachie Reports Rachie interviews Dr Corin Storkey, from The Heart Research Institute in Sydney about new research into a type of sugar that could prevent heart disease and why your breath can really, really STINK!

  • The Skeptic Zone #166 - 23.Dec.2011

    Dec 21 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:04:30We catch up with podcaster, film maker and adventurer, Brian Dunning. 0:23:20Eran on the RadioPresident of Australian Sketpics Inc. (NSW) Eran Sergev on Perth radio 6PR 0:28:50Maynard's Spooky Action...The Australian Skeptics National Convention 2011Maynard chats with...Jason Ball from Young Australian Skeptics 0:33:20Eran's Spooky Action...Eran chats with.. Maynard!

  • The Skeptic Zone #165 - 17.Dec.2011

    Dec 18 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:06:25Interview with Ben Radford about his efforts to inform people about so-called "psychic" Silva Brown.benjaminradford.com 0:28:50The Think Tank This week we look at the online storm regarding the apperance of Anti-Vaccination goose, Meryl Dorey at the Woodford Folk Festival. Dr Rachie Dunlop, Eran Segev, Richard Saunders, Maynard and Jason Brown. 

  • The Skeptic Zone #164 - 10.Dec.2011

    Dec 10 2011

    0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:10Dr Rob MorrisonOne of Australia's leading science communicators, Dr Morrison was also a presenter on TV's 'The Curiosity Show'. His concern these days is the creeping influence of non-science and magical thinking into modern medicine. 0:23:40Septoid with Brian DonutThe Tap Dancing Madonna of Aguas Calientes 0:26:00Dr Paul WillisA long time friend of the Skeptic Zone, Dr Willis has for many years been the face of ABC TV science. He is now the director o...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #163 - 3.Dec.2011

    Dec 03 2011

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:25 Maynard's Spooky Action...Australian Skeptics National ConventionMaynard chats with...Barry WilliamsDr Rachie DunlopThe fearture interview - One of Sydney's senior and most experienced Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgeons, Dr Cholm Williams. 0:39:12 More Maynard's Spooky Action...Sydney Skeptics in the Pub for December 2011Does this man ever rest? Maynard on the scene once again asking pubbers their thoughts about the TV show "The One".

  • The Skeptic Zone #162 - 26.Nov.2011

    Nov 25 2011

    0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:40Maynard's Spooky Action... Australian Skeptics National Convention - Maynard chats with...Dr Krissy Wilson, Kieran Dennis and Jayson Cooke 0:22:45Reality Bites... with Joanne Benhamu - Joanne comments on the recent recall of apricot kernels due to risk of cyanide toxicity and the history of claims about them as a cancer cure.  0:29:05 The Think Tank - This time we invade the home of Eran Segev to chat about the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), P...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #161 - 19.Nov.2011

    Nov 18 2011

    0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders and Stefan Sojka 0:08:00Maynard's Spooky Action... An interview with Edward Meyer from Ripley's Believe It or Not 0:15:33At the Newtown festival in Sydney, Saunders chats to Ian Bryce 0:21:15Back in New Orleans at CSICon 2011, Saunders chats to Ben Radford 0:29:25More from Skepticamp Melbourne  - With Maynard is... Ilijas Milisic, Natalie from Adelaide, Adam vanLangenberg, Fiona, Monica and Lawrence Leung

  • The Skeptic Zone #160 - 12.Nov.2011

    Nov 12 2011

    0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders 0:12:00Carolina Jimenez at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub 0:24:24Carolina Jimenez chats to Maynard 0:33:50Maynard's Spooky Action... Author and explorer Piers Gibbon 0:48:40Richard Saunders interviews the SkepDoc, Dr Harriet Hall

  • Mysteries in Death Valley

    Nov 12 2011

    Brian Dunning from the Skeptoid Podcast and Richard Saunders from the Sketpic Zone investigate two of the greatest mysteries in Death Valley.

  • The Skeptic Zone #159 - 06.Nov.2011

    Nov 06 2011

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Brian Dunning from Death Valley0:07:00 Chats with Amira Eskenazi and Dr Steve Novella at CSICON 20110:26:00 Chating with Brian Dunning from 'Bad Water' in Death Valley0:29:15 Maynard's Spooky Action More reports from Skepticamp Melbourne with Christine Eldridge, Rene Dichiera and Brad Kendall0:37:40 The Think Tank AKA - The Think Tub AKA - The Hot Tub of Truth - With Brian, Christine, Penelope, Niel and Richard

  • The Skeptic Zone #158 - 29.Oct.2011

    Oct 29 2011

    0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:03:15Maynard at Skepticamp Melbourne 2011 Interviews with... Lucas Randall, Peter Miller, Peter Bowditch, Jason Brown and feature interview with Joanne Benhumu0:39:35Dr Rachie Reports CHOICE Magazine "Shonky Awards 2011" with Chris Barnes0:53:40Wrap up chat with Julia Lavarnway who is the Mangaging Editor of Skeptical Inquirer Magazine

  • The Skeptic Zone #157 - 22.Oct.2011

    Oct 22 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:07:00Maynard & Dr RachieHow much can they nom at the airport on the way to Skepticamp? 0:11:35Richard Saunders chats toIan Bryce of Australian Skeptics about his years of investigating the strange and magical world of woo. 0:38:20 A "psychic", an UFO expert and a skeptic walk into a graveyard one day... and get interviewed. Move over ghosts!

  • The Skeptic Zone #156 - 15.Oct.2011

    Oct 15 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunderswith Joanne Benhamu 0:05:50Richard Saunders and Rachael Dunlop chat toLawrence Leungabout his recent TV show and his latest tour. 0:20:30Spoon Bending on the Radio?Richard Saunders on Sydney radio 0:29:45Dr Rachie ReportsDr Rachie was the guest on the Mamamia TV show to chat about the importance of vaccination. In this report we hear Dr Rachie as well as Toni and David McCaffrey whose daughter Dana died in 2009 from whooping cough.

  • The Skeptic Zone #155 - 8.Oct.2011

    Oct 08 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saundersplus an open letter to NRG and Rebel Sport 0:12:00Joel Pittman at Skeptics in the PubJoel's family joined a pentecostal church when he was 4. He was actively involved in youth ministry leadership from the age of 15 culminating with him taking leadership of the youth ministry when he was 21. He is now out of the church and happy to talk about his experience. 0:35:20Maynard's Spooky Action....Skeptic or Bebunker? Maynard, man of action and style, asks the hard qu...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #154 - 1.Oct.2011

    Oct 01 2011

    0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:20Richard Saunders interviews Dr Síle Lane - Sense About Science - Dr Síle Lane became Public Liaison for charity Sense About Science after a career in stem-cell research. Sense About Science was founded to equip the public to make sense of science and evidence. As Public Liaison, Síle is concerned with the role of science and evidence in civic society. She also coordinates the Libel Reform Campaign. 0:27:00Peter Bowditch from ratbags.com Peter tells of ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #153 - 24.Sep.2011

    Sep 23 2011

    0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:30Richard Saunders interviews Michael Shermer0:27:50Maynard's Spooky Action.... Sydney Skeptics in the Pub with Michael Shermer. 0:40:00Michael Shermer interview from a very Maynard point of view.

  • The Skeptic Zone #152 - 17.Sep.2011

    Sep 17 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:07:20Dr Rachie Interviews... Mark Crislip from Qucakcast, apodcast review of Quacks, Frauds and Charlatans. Oops. Thats not right. That should be Supplements, Complementary and Alternative Medicine i.e. SCAM. Winner of the The People's Choice Podcast Awards 2009 and 2010 Best Podcast, Health and Medicine.0:35:00Maynard's Spooky Action....Inteview with Simon Taylor at the University of Newcastle. Simon visited Newcastle Uni as the guest of the freethought all...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #151 - 10.Sep.2011

    Sep 10 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:03:40Jurassic LoungeJoin Richard Saunders as he investigates Sydney's hottest night spot as every Tuesday night this Winter, the Australian Museum holds after-hour sessions featuring art, live music, drinks & new ideas.0:15:05     Maynard's Spooky Action....Maynard goes searching for flies. I'll just repeat that... hmm, no better not. Has summer come early this year? Will we be suffering a fly plague? Maynard's most difficlut assiment yet.0:24:50The Think Tan...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #150 - 3.Sep.2011

    Sep 03 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:04:10     Dr Rachie ReportsUpdate onChiropractor Nimrod Weiner0:11:20     Dr Rachie interviewsJoe Nickell0:40:15Maynard's Spooky Action....Maynard goes DEEP into a giant bowel, all in the name of science0:50:30A Grain of Saltwith Eran SegevAn interview with Leo IgweWitchcraft in Africa and promoting a skeptical point of view

  • The Skeptic Zone #149 - 27.Aug.2011

    Aug 27 2011

    0:00:00     IntroductionRichard Saunders0:03:20     Dr Rachie ReportsTAM9 Interview withBenjamin Radford Part #20:40:10     Fact or Fiction with AnstoJoin Richard Saunders for the fun of the 'Fact ot Fiction' show from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

  • The Skeptic Zone #148 - 20.Aug.2011

    Aug 20 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:03:00Dr Rachie ReportsTAM9 Interview withBenjamin Radford(part 1) 0:36:15Mystery Investigatorslive at thePowerhouse Museum 0:48:10Maynard's Spooky ActionCSIRO Solar array visit

  • The Skeptic Zone #147 - 12.Aug.2011

    Aug 13 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:07:00Dr Rachie ReportsTAM9 Interview withDr Ginger CampbellFrom the Brain Science Podcast 0:29:35Interview withKaren Playerfrom the Australian Museum and Australian Skeptics0:46:45Interview withGalit SegevGalit's Food PassionFood and the science behind it

  • The Skeptic Zone #146 - 6.Aug.2011

    Aug 06 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:04:15TAM9 InterviewRoss and Carrie from"Oh No, Ross and Carrie"www.ohnopodcast.com0:24:24Dr Sefan SojkaVital news about yourThird Eye Health0:28:30Dr Rachie ReportsInterview withCaptain Disillusionwww.youtube.com/user/CaptainDisillusion 0:37:55The Think TankJoining us this week areMaynard and Richard Saunders 0:52:00TAM 9 HighlightsThe Dinner Auction of The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe=========================Our hearts go out to our friendGeorge Hrab.Plea...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #145 - 29.July.2011

    Jul 29 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:03:25Dr Rachie ReportsInterview withPeter Doherty PhD AC FAA FASNobel Laureate 1996 Free talk by Prof. Peter DohertyKiller viruses and killer T cellsTuesday 2 August 2011, 5:30 pmShine Dome, Gordon Street, Canberra0:29:10TAM9 InterviewMarit and Bendik Simonsenfrom the Norwegian Skeptics 0:40:00TAM9 Reportwith Richard and Rachie0:45:05Maynard's Spooky Action....Jabba's Curious World covers most of the well know incidents in the Australian paranormal.

  • The Skeptic Zone #144 - 23.July.2011

    Jul 23 2011

    0:00:00Introduction and TAM9 overviewRichard Saunders0:07:30TAM9 InterviewDr Neil deGrasse Tyson0:21:10TAM9 InterviewTravis Roy0:24:30Dr Rachie ReportsTAM9 InterviewYau-Man Chan0:41:00Maynard's Spooky Action...Interview withDr Lesley Macdonald Wicks

  • The Skeptic Zone #143 - 15.July.2011

    Jul 13 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:07:40Maynard's Spooky Action.... Interview with Nicholas DiPatrizio, from the University of California, Irvine and the co-author of a paper, "Body’s natural marijuana-like chemicals make fatty foods hard to resist."0:19:30Astrology 20 years in the past A rare clip from Australian TV in the early 1990s when the topic of Astrology was under debate. In the audience were noted Astrologers of the day and some well known Australian Skeptics.0:30:11Maynard and Saund...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #142 - 9.July.2011

    Jul 09 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:06:50Maynard's Spooky Action....Interview with Laughter Strategies' Helene Groverhttp://laughterstrategies.com 0:24:28Dr Rachie ReportsInterview with PhD researcher Lina Happo from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute about her work into cell death and cancer.http://www.wehi.edu.au0:33:00Dr Rachie on the Radio Hear her tear a piece out of homeopathy!

  • The Skeptic Zone #141 - 1.July.2011

    Jul 01 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:03:00Interview with John Rael fromhttp://skepticallypwnd.com0:21:12The Think TankJoining us this week areDr Rachael Dunlop, Richard Saunders and Joanne Benhamu

  • The Skeptic Zone #140 - 25.June.2011

    Jun 25 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:04:10Dr Rachie ReportsInterview with Ash Pryce and Keir Liddlefrom Edinburgh Skeptics0:23:35Follow up to Viera Scheibner and Bronwyn Hancock from 60 Minutes0:25:36Dr Rachie on the TV with a report about... (hehehe OMFSM) Ear Candles0:30:50Maynard interviews food inspector Gary Kennedy

  • The Skeptic Zone #139 - 18.June.2011

    Jun 18 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:03:00Dr Rachie ReportsBarry Marshall, AC, FRS, FAAAustralian physician,Nobel Prize laureate0:17:40Ethics or scripture? Dr Philip Cam0:40:30Viera Scheibner and Bronwyn Hancock tell us they are 100% anti-vaccination0:46:30Maynard interviews 60's TV star Bill Daily0:55:10Maynard and..... wind?

  • The Skeptic Zone #138 - 10.June.2011

    Jun 10 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:10:40Interview with Lawrence LeungCheck out his new TV show, "Unbelievable" www.abc.net.au/tv/unbelievable0:26:30The Think TankJoining us this week areDr Rachael Dunlop, Richard Saunders and James Crawley

  • The Skeptic Zone #137 - 3.June.2011

    Jun 03 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:05:40Maynard's Spooky ActionInterview with Adam Curry from http://www.noagendashow.com0:20:00Choice MagazineAn interview with Richard Saunders http://www.choice.com.au 0:27:50Dr Rachie ReportsCosmos Magazine and Homepathy http://www.cosmosmagazine.com0:35:35Tim Mendham talks about Astrology...... many years ago!0:54:50Maynard and the great phone up computer scam!

  • The Skeptic Zone #136 - 27.May.2011

    May 27 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:05:50The Skeptic Zone at Mind Body WalletThe team tavel to the craziest land of allto give you a live report.0:19:45The Think ThankJoining us this week are Dr Rachael Dunlop, Dianne, Eran Segev, Joanne Benhamu, Richard Saunders, Jason Brown and James Crawley

  • The Skeptic Zone #135 - 21.May.2011

    May 21 2011

    0:00:00     A message from...Harold Camping0:01:17     IntroductionRichard Saunders0:06:30     Maynard's Spooky ActionInterview with Paul Cropper about Yowies0:27:00     Skepticamp Overviewwith Jason Brown0:43:00     Lunch Chatwith Dr Rachie Dunlopand Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #134 - 13.May.2011

    May 13 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:03:00     Maynard @ Skepticamp Sydney 2011part IIwith...Alan ConradiKate AlwayLauren CochraneRobin HilliardJason BrownLinley KissickRichard Saundersskepticampaustralia.org0:25:50     The Think ThankwithDr Rachael DunlopMaynardJason BrownRichard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #133 - 6.May.2011

    May 06 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:01:40Maynard @ Skepticamp Sydney 2011with...Jason BrownPeter BowditchIan WoolfTim MendhamBea BowditchSteve HoranIshai SagiDave the Happy Singerwww.skepticampaustralia.org0:39:30On being a SkepticRichard Saunders' Skepticamp talk

  • The Skeptic Zone #132 - 29.April.2011

    Apr 29 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders with comments about Dr Steve Novella on the Dr Oz show0:05:20Interview with Maynard! Look Out!0:23:20Interview with Norman Clevenger from reason4reason.org0:34:52     Maynard's Spooky Action...Interview wth George Hrab

  • The Skeptic Zone #131 - 22.April.2011

    Apr 22 2011

    00:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders with Jim Wilshire and Minnie the dog.00:06:00Interview with David Tyler from Launceston Skeptics00:25:10Tim Medham from Australian Skeptics talks about "Woo Uni"00:33:33Dr Rachie Reports"Would you like some Quantum with that?"00:40:55Maynard's Spooky Action...Interview wth Dino Man, Mike Dawson00:55:45David Barwick finds another Power Band

  • The Skeptic Zone #130 - 15.April.2011

    Apr 16 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:03:30Maynard's Spooky Actioninterview withProf. Colin Waters ofSchool of Mathematical and Physical Sciencesat Newcastle Uni.0:16:40 Travis Roy at Necss 2011with...George HrabBrian DunningDr Eugenie ScottDale Roy0:35:10     Today Tonight AdelaideFrank Pangallo takes on Homeopathy withDr Ian MusgraveDr Simon SinghJames RandiRichard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #129 - 8.April.2011

    Apr 08 2011

    00:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders with an important message from Dr Rachie about funding for medical research in Australia 00:05:00Richard Saunders interviews Michael Marshall of Skeptics with a K podcast 00:43:15Richard Saunders interviews James Randi Part 2 Homeopathy - $1,000,000 prize and TAM9

  • The Skeptic Zone #128 - 1.April.2011

    Apr 01 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:03:30Richard Saunders interviews James RandiPart 1 Just back from a trip to Norway (ahh, lucky man) James Randi talks about his travels. 0:24:25Saunders on Sydney RadioMichael Smith chats to Richard Saundres about Australian Skeptics' $100,000 prize. With thanks to radio 2UE.0:31:15The Think Tank With Dr Rachael Dunlop, Jason Brown, Eran Segev, Jo Benhamu, Maynard and Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #127 - 25.March.2011

    Mar 25 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:03:15Travis Roy interviews Mark MervineThe Nuclear Reactors in Japan are still a major concern. We hear from Cdr. Mark Mervine, a former Nuclear Engineer to learn an insider's view of the situation. 0:24:00Maynard's Spooky Action...... at a Distance.Put your hand on your heart.... while you still can! Maynard interviews heart transplant recipient Robbie Bonocussi.0:31:30Good advice from 'The Circle' A clip from the TV show, The Circle with Dr Deepa Daniel giv...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #126 - 18.March.2011

    Mar 18 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:03:18Maynard's Spooky Action...... at a Distance.With the world watching the unfolding drama at the Nuclear Reactors in Japan, Maynard chat to Prof. David Jamieson, head of the School of Physics of the University of Melbourne.0:15:40Dr Rachie ReportsRadiation Sickness and Poisoning: Guidelines for Homeopathic Prevention and TreatmentWHAT THE ... ??? 0:26:00Reality Bites... ...with Joanne Benhamu A slimming product has been recalled from sale in Australia.0:30...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #125 - 11.March.2011

    Mar 11 2011

    0:00:00     IntroductionRichard Saunders0:03:10     Dave HughesPresident of the Hampshire Skeptics SocietyWe tune in to the BBC for a report from Hampshire Skeptics in the Pub and a chat to their President Dave Hughes. It seems he has learnt the Power Balance tricks!0:07:30     Don't stick it in your ear!In Canada Jamie Williams from the Center of Inquiry has had enough of the lunacy of "Ear Candles". We chat to him about his new web site and the work of CFI Canada. 0:25:25     Armageddon Expo S...more

  • Behind The Scenes at The Skeptic Zone Podcast

    Mar 05 2011

    At look at the recording of the intro for show 124 on the 4th of March 2011. Richard Saunders, Stefan Sojka and Jim Wilshire.

  • The Skeptic Zone #124 - 4.March.2011

    Mar 05 2011

    0:00:00Richard Saunders, Stefan Sojka and Jim Wilshire 0:04:50Norway or no way.. We run an internet line all the way to Norway where we find Kristin Carlsson who took part in the Ten23 protest. Who is she? Why is she a skeptic? Find out more when we chat to this young lady from the far north. 0:20:00 Reality Bites... ..with Joanne Benhamu Our very own Joanne takes a bite at The Spiritual Healing Association of Western Australia via the ACCC. 0:23:00 Jim Wilshire LIVE in Sydney The Skeptic Zon...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #123 - 25.Feb.2011

    Feb 25 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders& Stefan Sojka0:08:00Maynard's Spooky Action....Interview with Dr Martin Plowman0:22:10Dr Steve Roberts on radio totalk about Asteroid Apophis0:37:05Dr Rachael Dunlop at theThe Battle of Big Thinking0:44:55A chat with Rob Campbell at theThe Battle of Big Thinking

  • The Skeptic Zone #122 - 18.Feb.2011

    Feb 18 2011

    0:00:00     IntroductionRichard Saunders0:03:50     Maynard's Spooky Action...... at a DistanceA chat with the one and only Brian Dunning... need we say more?0:19:25     Have a drink... with some SkepticsThere is a new pub night for Sydney Skeptics. We take a trip to Newtown to find out more.0:29:52     The Think TankWith Dr Rachael Dunlop, Jason Brown, Eran Segev, Jo Benhamu, Dianne and Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #121 - 11.Feb.2011

    Feb 11 2011

    0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:50Interview with film maker, Blake Freeman"Gawd Bless America" is a Documentary Comedy coming to theaters in the USA in March and soon to Australia. The film follows Blake Freeman, who sets out to disprove the notion that aliens, people with psychic abilities and ghosts live among us.    0:21:00Maynard's Spooky Action!Maynard reports from the front line of scientific research and investigates a new DEATH RAY!! (Well not really.) Find out more on the show...more

  • 10:23 Campaign Against Homeopathy - Antarctic 2011

    Feb 07 2011

    Good friend of The Skeptic Zone Dr Paul Willis show us that even at the ends of the earth, Homeopathy is still rubbish. Follow Dr Willis on Twitter @Fossilcrox

  • The Skeptic Zone #120 - 4.Feb.2011

    Feb 04 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:04:00Dr Rachie ReportsInterview with Dr Simon Brice from the RMIT about the testing of Power Balance0:20:50More news on Balance Bands0:23:45Maynard's Spooky Action...... at a DistanceVodka in the eye!??0:28:50Melboune SkepticsRichard Saunders chats to the new Melbourne Skeptics group about their pub nights.

  • The Skeptic Zone #119 - 28.Jan.2011

    Jan 28 2011

    0:00:00Prof Brian CoxComment on Jupiter0:01:10IntroductionRichard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:05:30Maynard's Spooky Action at a DistanceInterview with Astrologer Jessica Adams0:20:00The Great Melbourne Telescope Project0:38:15Glenn Wheeler interviewsRichard Saunders(Thanks to Radio 2GB)0:42:40The Think TankWith Maynard, Dr Rachael Dunlop, James Crawley, Travis Roy and Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #118 - 21.Jan.2011

    Jan 22 2011

    0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:03:20Maynard interviews The Bad Astronomer, Dr Phil Plait about the end of the world... and other more important things.0:18:18     "Death From The Skies" from the album Trebuchet by George Hrab0:22:15     Queen Victoria Markets in MelbourneJoin Dr Steve Roberts and Richard Saunders for a wander through a Melbourne landmark.0:30:20     Dr Rachie ReportsOur Very own Dr Rachael Dunlop appears on The Drum on National TV to discuss the recent news about Andrew W...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #117 - 14.Jan.2011

    Jan 15 2011

    0:00:00     Introduction Richard Saunders0:03:20     Maynard interviews Food Inspector, Gary Kennedy about food myths and his beef with The Myth Busters!0:20:30Grain of Salt with Eran Segev Are Bicycle Helmets all that they are cracked up to be?Jump on for a ride and find out.0:31:00Statement from Power Balance   Michael Marshall from the Merseyside Skeptics Society reads out what Power Balance in the UK have to say for themselves. Get ready for some industrial strength spin.0:37:30The Think Tan...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #116 - 7.Jan.2011

    Jan 09 2011

    0:00:00IntroductionGeorge Hrab0:02:20TAM Australia Interviewswith Maynard - James Randi0:16:40Julian Morrow0:23:00Simon Singh0:29:00Rebecca Watson & Cortney Bergin 0:37:18George Hrab0:39:35Dave the Happy Singer0:44:50Jason Brown0:47:15Various delegateswith Lawrence Leung0:54:00Dr Rachie ReportsMr Wakefield in more troubleMeryl Dorey is too much troiuble Power Balance in legal troubleDr Phil Plait wants your Minties!

  • The Skeptic Zone #115 - 31.Dec.2010

    Dec 31 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionBrian Dunning0:02:00TAM Australia Interviews with MaynardCSIRO Scientists0:04:40Daniel from Newcatle0:05:50Brett Edman from Hunter Skeptics0:07:50Brian Dunning Fans(He has fans??)0:13:10Brian Dunning0:24:45Jay Novella0:27:30The Skeptic Bros. Tom and Nick Croucher - Placebo Band0:35:30Warren Bonett (EmbiggenBooks)0:49:55Saunders on a Cable Car0:50:40Dr Rachie ReportsThe TGA Strikes BackThe fight against  Quackery

  • The Skeptic Zone #114 - 24.Dec.2010

    Dec 24 2010

    0:00:00     IntroductionMaynard0:02:45     TAM Australia Interviewswith Maynard - Dick Smith0:19:50 Barry Williams 0:36:00     James Randi comments onso-called 'Power Bands'0:38:00     Dr Rachie ReportsPower Balance Exposed!0:50:25     Richard Saunders interviews -Dr Pamela Gay & Carrie Iwan1:04:40 Aaron Stephens1:08:50 Dr Eugenie Scott

  • The Skeptic Zone #113 - 17.Dec.2010

    Dec 17 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:02:45 - TAM Australia Interviews with Maynard0:05:00 - Richard Saunders0:05:00 - Brian Dunning0:14:35 - Dr Karl0:24:05 - Dr Rachie0:28:35 - Jessica Singer0:30:30 - Joanne Benhamu0:32:04 - Bob and Jay Novella0:51:50Dr Rachie Reports2010 The Year in Review1:13:05Sydney 9/11 "Truther" ProtestInterviews by Maynard

  • The Skeptic Zone #112 - 11.Dec.2010

    Dec 12 2010

    0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders 0:02:00Richard Saunders interviews George Hrab 0:14:00George Hrab LIVE "The Assumption" 0:18:00Dr Rachie ReportsAnti Vax Talk in Sydney 0:32:50The Think TankDr Rachie Dunlop, Eran Segev, Joanne Benhamu, Dianne, Jessica Singer, Richard Saunders and guest Fred Bremmer

  • The Skeptic Zone #111 - 3.Dec.2010

    Dec 03 2010

    0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders 0:01:30     Behind the scenes of TAM Australiawith Rebecca Watson, George Hrab,SGU and James Randi 0:12:20TAM Australia Opening Day and Awards 0:33:50George Hrab LIVE in Melbourne with "FAR" 0:37:50Brian Dunning, thoughts on TAM and Australia

  • The Skeptic Zone #110 - 28.Nov.2010

    Nov 28 2010

    The Skeptic Zone live at TAM Australia

  • The Skeptic Zone #109 - 19.Nov.2010

    Nov 19 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:02:20     Stefan SojkainterviewsPeter Bowditch0:28:10Power Balance Update0:34:40     Sfefan Sojka and Richard Saunderstalk about Sci-Fi

  • The Skeptic Zone #108 - 12.Nov.2010

    Nov 12 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:04:05Sydney Mind Body WalletNovemeber 20100:17:50The Think TankDr Rachael Dunlop, Maynard, Jason, James,Eran Segev & Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #107 - 5.Nov.2010

    Nov 05 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:02:50Breakfast with James Randi0:13:35Dr Rachie Reports Rachie on the Radio0:28:20Holographic Pharmaciesby Richard Saunders 0:34:20Dr Rachie and Richard SaundersinterviewJason Brown about Q-Link

  • Richard Saunders takes the Eken Power Bands test

    Nov 01 2010

  • The Skeptic Zone #106 - 29.Oct.2010

    Oct 29 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:02:102010 CHOICE Shonky Award for "Power Balance"0:08:50Zombies in Sydney! 0:19:50The Think TankMaynard, Dr Rachie, Jo Benhamu,Eran Segev and Richard Saunders

  • Power Balance wins a CHOICE Magazine SHONKY Award

    Oct 26 2010

  • The Skeptic Zone #105 - 22.Oct.2010

    Oct 22 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:02:55TAM 8 InterviewsEran Segev interviewsPaul Kurtz0:07:35The Think TankMaynard, James, Jason & Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #104 - 15.Oct.2010

    Oct 15 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:02:08TAM 8 InterviewsEran Segev interviewsRoy Zimmerman0:24:43AVN Loses Charity Authority0:28:40Sexpo 2010Richard Saunders and Maynardhave a look!

  • The Skeptic Zone #103 - 8.Oct.2010

    Oct 09 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders, Rachael Dunlop and James0:03:20TAM 8 InterviewsDr Rachael Dunlop interviewsSimon Singh0:37:30Maynard at Sdyney Skeptics in the Pub0:41:30THE THINK TANK -Dr Rachael Dunlop, James & Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #102 - 1.Oct.2010

    Oct 01 2010

    0:00:00 IntroductionRichard Saunders0:02:30     TAM 8 InterviewsDr Rachael Dunlop interviewsBruce M Hood0:24:00 Maynard interviews people atUON Atheist Skeptics in the Pub night0:34:20     TAM 8 InterviewsDr Rachael Dunlop interviewsMaggie McFee

  • The Skeptic Zone #101 - 24.Sep.2010

    Sep 24 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:01:20Dragon*Con InterviewsRichard Saunders interviewsFraser Cain0:11:30TAM 8 InterviewsRichard Saunders interviewsMassimo Pigliucci 0:38:30THE THINK TANK -Dr Rachael Dunlop, Maynard, Meg & Richard Saunders

  • Dr Rachie Reports - Dragon*Con 2010

    Sep 23 2010

    Interview with Dr Bill Atkinson about the fee vaccination clinic.

  • The Skeptic Zone #100 - 17.Sep.2010

    Sep 16 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders and Stefan Sojka0:02:50     Dragon*Con 2010The Skeptic Zone LIVERichard Saunders, Dr Rachael Dunlop,Kylie Sturgess with guests Brian Dunning and Brian Brushwood0:11:30     Dr Rachie Reports - Vaccination update

  • The Skeptic Zone #99 - 10.Sep.2010

    Sep 11 2010

    0:00:00 IntroductionRichard Saundersand Dr Phil Plait0:03:30     Dragon*Con 2010Exploring the HiltonTracy KingDr BakaJenniferBen RadfordTrading RoomJames Randi0:30:20     Dr Rachie Reports -Vaccination @ Dragon*ConInterview with Dr Bill Atkinson,Brian Anders & Matt Lowry0:44:44     Richard Saunders interviewsDr Phil Plait

  • The Skeptic Zone #98 - 3.Sep.2010

    Sep 03 2010

    0:00:00      IntroductionRichard Saunders and Brian Dunning0:03:30     TAM 8 InterviewsEran Segev interviewsYaron and LoriaSkeptic Podcasting in Israel0:20:55     Joanne Benhamu reports on the Ultimate Health Expo0:27:35     Skeptics in the Pub OC style0:34:10     Dragon*Con 2010Day 1 report

  • The Skeptic Zone #97 - 27.Aug.2010

    Aug 27 2010

    00:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders& Stefan Sojka00:04:00Dr Krissy interviewsProf. Chris French00:28:00Jo Benhamu interviewsDr Carol Tavris

  • The Skeptic Zone #96 - 20.Aug.2010

    Aug 21 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:02:40TAM 8 InterviewsRichard Saunders interviewsBanachekhttp://www.banachek.org0:19:50Chatting to Canberra Skeptics in the Pub0:24:24Dr Rachie ReportsAustralian Anti-Vaccination NetworkRubbery Figures0:41:20THE THINK TANK -Dr Rachael Dunlop, Joanne Benhamu,Maynard, James, Jason & Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #95 - 13.Aug.2010

    Aug 13 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:02:00TAM 8 InterviewsDr Rachael Dunlop interviewsDerek Bartholomauswww.jennymccarthybodycount.com0:15:40TAM 8 InterviewsRichard Saunders interviewsCaptain Disillusionwww.youtube.com/user/CaptainDisillusion

  • A test of Applied Kinesiology Muscle Testing

    Aug 09 2010

    The claim is that Applied Kinesiology muscle testing can be used to detect a change in strength when subject is holding cell phone near the heart. Does it work?

  • The Skeptic Zone #94 - 06.Aug.2010

    Aug 06 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:01:45TAM 8 InterviewsDr Rachael Dunlop & Richard Saunders interviewDr Phil Plait024:15THE THINK TANK -Dr Rachael Dunlop, Maynard, James, Jason, Frode & Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #93 - 30.July.2010

    Jul 31 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:03:00TAM 8 InterviewsDr Rachael Dunlop interviewsTim Farleyhttp://whatstheharm.net/027:50Dr Rachie Dunlop and Richard Saunders on radio 2GB033:15Dr Rachie Reports - Australian Anti-Vaccination Networkand media backlash

  • The Skeptic Zone #92 - 23.July.2010

    Jul 23 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:05:30TAM 8 InterviewsEran Segev interviewsBrian Keith Dalton (Mr. Deity)http://www.mrdeity.com0:39:40Richard Saunders on radio 2UE - Dreams0:46:30THE THINK TANK -Dr Rachael Dunlop, Joanne Benhamu,Dr Krissy Wilson, Eran Segev & Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #91 - 16.July.2010

    Jul 17 2010

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:01:50 TAM 8 Interviews Dr Rachael Dunlop interviews Ben Radford 0:38:00 Dr Rachie Reports - AVN and the HCCC

  • Skeptic Zone vs. SGU

    Jul 15 2010

  • The Skeptic Zone #90 - 9.July.2010

    Jul 13 2010

    TAM8 Las Vegas adventures and the Think Tank

  • The Skeptic Zone #89 - 2.July.2010

    Jul 03 2010

    0:00:00 IntroductionRichard Saunders0:02:15     Kylie Sturgess interviewsDr Pamela Gay0:15:25Dale Roy talks about Bracelets/Necklaces of Magicwww.granitestateskeptics.org0:24:25Richard Saunders on radio 2UE

  • The Skeptic Zone #88 - 25.June.2010

    Jun 26 2010

    0:00:00  Introduction Richard Saunders0:01:40     Richard Saunders interviewsTim Baileyfrom Colorado Humanists0:20:50     Dr Rachie and Richard Saunders on radio 2GB0:26:52Dr Rachie Reports - Health select committee lunacy

  • The Skeptic Zone #87 - 18.June.2010

    Jun 18 2010

    0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders0:01:45Kylie Sturgess interviewsDr Janis Bennionfrom http://skepticladies.wordpress.com0:29:30Sean the Blogonaut and friends visit Mind Body Spirit0:50:50THE THINK TANK -Dr Rachael Dunlop, Joanne Benhamu,Eran Segev & Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #86 - 11.June.2010

    Jun 12 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:01:25Kylie Sturgess interviewsProfessor David Blairfrom http://www.gravitycentre.com.au0:18:10THE THINK TANK -Dr Rachael Dunlop, Richard Saunders and Jason

  • The Skeptic Zone #85 - 4.June.2010

    Jun 04 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:01:25Richard Saunders interviewsTravis and Dale Roy from http://www.granitestateskeptics.org0:28:30The Think TankDr Rachael Dunlop, Richard Saunders and Maynard

  • The Skeptic Zone #84 - 28.May.2010

    May 29 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionDr Rachael Dunlop0:01:40Kylie Sturgess interviewsWarren Bonettfrom http://embiggenbooks.com0:28:30Dr Rachie ReportsAndrew Wakefield update

  • The Skeptic Zone #83 - 21.May.2010

    May 21 2010

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders & Stefan Sojka 0:06:00 Report on Mind Body Wallet for May 2010 0:22:24 THE THINK TANK - Dr Rachael Dunlop, Dr Krissy Wilson, James, Jason & Richard Saunders

  • Applied Kinesiology - How it's Done

    May 15 2010

    The Skeptic Zone Podcast presents this look at the tricks of Applied Kinesiology.

  • The Skeptic Zone #82 - 14.May.2010

    May 14 2010

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:02:48 Grain of Salt with Eran Segev - Interview with John McDonough 0:27:00 Dr Rachie Reports - AVN news and Flu vax scare

  • The Skeptic Zone #81 - 7.May.2010

    May 07 2010

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:00 Dr Rachael Dunlop and Richard Saunders interview Dr Adam Hamlin & Melody Lord 024:35 THE THINK TANK - Dr Rachael Dunlop, Joanne Benhamu, Dianne, Eran Segev & Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #80 - 30.April.2010

    Apr 30 2010

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders with a tribute to Jef Clark by Kylie Stugess 0:04:50 Kylie Sturgess interviews Holfordwatch, Gimpy and BrainDuck on Science Bloggers vs Dore 042:42 Grain of Salt with Eran Segev - Interview with David Aaronovitc.

  • The Skeptic Zone #79 - 23.April.2010

    Apr 23 2010

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:00 Dr Rachael Dunlop interviews Maynard 0:31:35 THE THINK TANK - Dr Rachael Dunlop, Jo Benhamu, Eran Segev, Dave the Happy Singer and Jason Brown

  • The Skeptic Zone #78 - 16.April.2010

    Apr 16 2010

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:02:00 Kylie Sturgess interviews Dr Petra Boynton 0:38:50 Dr Rachie Reports - Simon Singh news 0:47:10 THE THINK TANK - Dr Rachael Dunlop, Jo Benhamu and Rihcard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #77 - 9.April.2010

    Apr 09 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:01:55Sydney Skeptics in the Pub talk byTim Mendham0:37:52Dr Rachie Reports - AVN & Homeopathy Plus0:51:10Grain of Salt with Eran Segev - Interview with Wendy Whelan1:10:50Kylie Sturgess interviewsCrispian Jago

  • The Skeptic Zone #76 - 2.April.2010

    Apr 02 2010

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:02:30 Dave the Happy Singer interviews Jamie Kilstein 0:21:12 Richard Saunders reports...Power Balance and Fusion Excel 0:29:40 THE THINK TANK - Dr Rachael Dunlop & Dave the Happy Singer with Jason Brown and many others

  • The Skeptic Zone #75 - 26.March.2010

    Mar 26 2010

    0:00:00Introduction - Richard Saunders 0:01:50Interviews Julian Morrow of The Chaser 0:23:08Dr Rachie Reports - Interview with Mark Carter 0:36:00Grain of Salt with Eran Segev - Hair Loss 0:48:30THE THINK TANK - PZ Myers, Dr Rachael Dunlop & Eran Segev

  • The Skeptic Zone #74 - 19.March.2010

    Mar 19 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:02:00Eran Segev interviewsStuart Garth0:30:00Blast from the Past. Dr Paul Willis in 2001 on Net.FM

  • The Skeptic Zone #73 - 12.March.2010

    Mar 12 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:07:20 Kylie Sturgess interviewsMilton Mermikides0:41:05THE THINK TANK - Dr Rachael Dunlop, Joanne Benhamu, Dianne,Eran Segev & Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #72 - 5.March.2010

    Mar 05 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionDr Rachael Dunlop0:02:00Blast from the Past. Skeptics in 2001 on Net.FM0:29:50Dr Rachie Reports - The Shorty Awards 20100:42:50Grain of Salt with Eran Segev - Parkes Observatory and Apollo 110:53:45A skeptical look at James Van Praagh

  • The Skeptic Zone #71 - 26.Feb.2010

    Feb 26 2010

    0:00:00 IntroductionRichard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:03:16Kylie Sturgess interviewsYoung Australian Skeptics0:27:30Brian Dunning presents the Diary of Samuel Hahnemann0:31:30Dr Rachie Reports - Interview with Moose Dunlop0:34:55     THE THINK TANK Dr Rachael Dunlop, Joanne Benhamu,Dianne, Eran Segev, Stefan Sojka& Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #70 - 19.Feb.2010

    Feb 19 2010

    0:00:00 IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:04:00Kylie Sturgess interviews Matthew Baxter 0:38:52 "Dr Stefan Sojka" - Medicins Sans Medicine

  • The Skeptic Zone #69 - 12.Feb.2010

    Feb 11 2010

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:01:25 Richard Saunders interviews Philip Escoffy 0:33:40 Vicki Hyde from NZ Skeptics in TV debate on Homeopathy 0:39:25 THE THINK TANK - Dr Rachael Dunlop, Joanne Benhamu, Dianne, Dr Krissy Wilson & Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #68 - 5.Feb.2010

    Feb 05 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:03:10Kylie Sturgess interviewsProf. Chris French0:30:10Highlights from The Mystery Investigators Show www.mysteryinvestigators.com0:48:00ten23 Homeopathy Protest Report0:50:50Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael Dunlop

  • The Skeptic Zone #67 - 29.Jan.2010

    Jan 28 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:03:00Richard Saunders interviewsEugenie Scott0:42:50"Dr Stefan Sojka" and LifeWire0:46:56Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael Dunlop057:55THE THINK TANK - Dr Rachael Dunlop, Eran Segev, Dianne, Joanne Benhamu, Dave the Happy Singer, Jason Brown, Stefan Sojka & Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #66 - 22.Jan.2010

    Jan 22 2010

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:30 Kylie Sturgess interviews Michael Marshall 0:17:40 Kylie Sturgess interviews Sean the Blogonaut 035:10 THE THINK TUB - Brian & Lisa Dunning, Gus & Sarah Dunn, Lizzie Nichols and Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #65 - 15.Jan.2010

    Jan 15 2010

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:06:20Dr Rachael Dunlop & Richard Saundersinterview Tim Brunero 0:37:10The Token Skeptic with Kylie Sturgess040:55Brian Dunning & Richard Saunders visit La Brea Tar Pits 054:40THE THINK TANK - Dr Rachael Dunlop, Eran Segev, Dianne, Joanne Benhamu & Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #64 - 8.Jan.2010

    Jan 08 2010

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:01:40 Loretta Marron also known as 'The Jelly Bean Lady' - Jelly Bean Power 0:29:40 Dr Rachie Dunlop and Richard Saunders report on a visit to pharmacies in Sydney 035:00 Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael Dunlop Interview with Dr Sheena McGowan

  • The Skeptic Zone #63 - 1.Jan.2010

    Jan 01 2010

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:01:40 D*C Psychology and Skepticism in the Classroom Panel - Kylie Sturgess, DJ Grothe, Dr Martin Bridgstock, Barbara Drescher, Matt Lowry. 0:38:38 Dr David Wheeler Crystal power and pyramids 058:10 Crystal Power Debate Magda Palmer and Prof. Ian Plimer

  • The Skeptic Zone #62 - 25.Dec.2009

    Dec 25 2009

    00:00:00 Richard Saunders00:01:25 Dr Krissy Wilson

  • The Skeptic Zone #61 - 18.Dec.2009

    Dec 18 2009

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:01:25Kylie Sturgess interviewsJack of Kent0:17:40Skeptic Xmas lunch withPeter Bowditch and Dr Rachael Dunlop0:34:40The Token Skeptic with Kylie Sturgess0:38:38Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael DunlopThermography0:49:44Dr Rachie and Richard Saunders on Sydney Radio

  • The Skeptic Zone #60 - 11.Dec.2009

    Dec 10 2009

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders (with thanks to Carrie Iwan) 0:01:40Richard Saunders interviewsDr Paul Willis from ABC TV 0:19:45Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael DunlopAdam Hamlin PhD Queensland Brain Institute032:14The Think TankDr Rachael Dunlop, Eran Segev and Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #59 - 4.Dec.2009

    Dec 04 2009

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:04:00An Open Letter to Alliance Bootsby The Merseyside Skeptics Society0:06:46Report from Briskepticon20090:24:24The Thornett Award for the Promotion of Reason037:23THE THINK TANK - BrisbaneRichard Saunders, Kylie Sturgess, Dave the Happy Singer,Dr Martin Brigstock and a room full of skeptics

  • The Skeptic Zone #58 - 27.Nov.2009

    Nov 26 2009

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:02:00Dr Rachael Dunlop & Richard Saunders interview Christopher Zinn from Choice Magazinehttp://www.choice.com.au0:36:18James Randi talks about Facilitated Communication041:18THE THINK TANK - Dr Rachael Dunlop, Joanne Benhamu,Eran Segev and Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #57 - 20.Nov.2009

    Nov 20 2009

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders & Dr Rachael Dunlop0:01:45Richard Saunders interviewsDesiree Schellskepticallyspeaking.com0:30:50A Grain of Salt With Eran SegevHong Kong Noah's Ark042:35The Church of Scientology hits back after statements byIndependent Senator Nick Xenophon044:25The sound of summer in Sydney0:45:00Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael DunlopCarl Sagan Day 2009. Interviews with DJ GrotheDr Phil Plait (and his mum)James Randi

  • The Skeptic Zone #56 - 13.Nov.2009

    Nov 13 2009

    IntroductionRichard SaundersKylie Sturgess interviewsRikki Burns & Thomas PerryTeePeeDesignSydney Mind Body Spirit -Richard Saunders and Joanne Benhamu reportDr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael DunlopDr Alex Loukas - Hookworm VaccineTHE THINK TANK - Dr Rachael Dunlop, Joanne Benhamu,Ian Bryce and Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #55 - 6.Nov2009

    Nov 06 2009

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:02:00Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael DunlopReporting on her adventures in the USAInterview with John Rennie Part II0:33:40Sydney Skeptics in the Pub -Interview with William Brougham0:41:15Voice Over Man Jim Wilshire reads his poem 'Min Min Man'0:43:50Australian Skeptics Convention 1988Peter Vels on The New Age1:01:515Melbourne Cup Horse Racewith Amada Rose and Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #54 - 30.Oct.2009

    Oct 30 2009

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders0:02:15Dragon*Con 2009Darwin's Bulldogs049:30NSW Young Scientist of the Year 2009 053:53The Token Skeptic with Kylie Sturgess 055:20Richard Saunders and Dr Rachie Dunlopon radio 2GB with Glenn Wheeler

  • The Skeptic Zone #53 - 23.Oct.2009

    Oct 23 2009

    John Rennie

  • The Skeptic Zone #52 - 16.Oct.2009

    Oct 16 2009

    Prof. Ian Harris0:00:00     Introduction - Richard Saunders0:01:50     Eran Segev talks to Prof. Ian Harris

  • The Skeptic Zone #51 - 9.Oct.2009

    Oct 10 2009

    Jolly 13 Club New York0:00:00      Introduction - Richard Saunders0:02:55     Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael Dunlop, reporting on her adventures in the USA. Interviews include Danny Korostyshevsky and Rebecca Watson028:00     THE THINK TANK - Dr Rachael Dunlop, Dianne, Joanne Benhamu and Richard Saunders

  • The Skeptic Zone #50 - 2.Oct.2009

    Oct 02 2009

    Dragon*Con Skeptical Parents 2009 - NY and Boston0:00:00     Introduction - Richard Saunders0:02:00     Dragon*Con 2009 - Kylie Sturgess interviews Barbara Drescher, of CTEG, Jason Bilotta of SkeptiKids and Heidi Anderson0:27:35     Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael Dunlop reporting on her adventures in the USA Interviews include Moriel Schottlender and Rebecca Watson at NECCS.0:40:40     The Token Skeptic News and Events with Kylie Sturgess

  • The Skeptic Zone #49 - 25.Sep.2009

    Sep 24 2009

    The Skeptic Zone LIVE 20090:00:00     Introduction - Richard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:02:25     The Skeptic Zone LIVE at Dragon*Con 2009, Richard SaundersKylie Sturgess, Dr Rachie Dunlop and Special Guests Daniel Loxton and George Hrab

  • The Skeptic Zone #48 - 18.Sep.2009

    Sep 18 2009

    Seth Shostak and Auckland Skeptics in the Pub0:00:00      Introduction - Richard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:04:00     Richard Saunders interviews Seth Shostak0:25:10     Richard Saunders comments on Derren Brown's Lotto Magic Trick0:33:00     THE THINK TANK - From Auckland Skeptics in the Pub

  • The Skeptic Zone #47 - 11.Sep.2009

    Sep 11 2009

    Dragon*Con 2009 and Dr Martin Bridgstock / Kylie Sturgess0:00:00      Introduction - Richard Saunders0:02:00     Dragon*Con 20090:25:40     Australian Study of Paranormal Beliefs -  Dr. Martin Bridgstock, Kylie Sturgess and Richard Saunders, presented at the Science Track at Dragon*Con, 2009.

  • The Skeptic Zone #46 - 4.Sep.2009

    Sep 04 2009

    Margaret Kittson0:00:00      Introduction - Richard Saunders0:03:30     Eran Segev interviews Margaret Kittson0:34:32     A Grain of Salt - With Eran Segev

  • The Skeptic Zone #45 - 28.Aug.2009

    Aug 28 2009

    Leanne Rucks and Philosothon0:00:00      Introduction - Richard Saunders0:01:24     Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael Dunlop0:11:40     THE THINK TANK - Richard Saunders, Dr Rachael Dunlop,Dianne and James0:43:15     Kylie Sturgess interviews Leanne Rucks - www.philosothon.org

  • The Skeptic Zone #44 - 21.Aug.2009

    Aug 21 2009

    Slau0:00:00      Introduction Richard Saunders0:01:35     Kylie Sturgess interviews Slau of www.sessionswithslau.com0:29:50     THE THINK TANK - Dr Rachael Dunlop, Dianne, Joanne Benhamu

  • The Skeptic Zone #43 - 14.Aug.2009

    Aug 14 2009

    George Hrab0:00:00     Introduction - Richard Saunders0:03:10     Eran Segev interviews George Hrab0:33:30     George Hrab - "Think for Yourself"0:41:00     The mystery of Bootfoot!0:44:33     Joanne Benhamu on Sydney radio - Vaccination0:50:10     THE THINK TANK - From Perth, Australia - Richard Saunders, Dr Rachael Dunlop, Kylie Sturgess and Perth Skeptics in the Pub

  • The Skeptic Zone #42 - 7.Aug.2009

    Aug 06 2009

    Adam Savage and Prof. Leonie Rennie0:00:00     Introduction - Richard Saunders0:01:40     Eran Segev interviews Adam Savage0:23:05     Kylie Sturgess interviews Prof. Leonie Rennie

  • The Skeptic Zone #41 - 31.July.2009

    Jul 31 2009

    Joe Nickell0:00:00     Introduction - Richard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:04:20     Richard Saunders interviews Joe Nickell0:25:50     A Grain of Salt - With Eran Segev0:34:40     The Monty Hall Problem by Jason Rosenhouse - Token Skeptic Book Review by Kylie Sturgess0:39:10     Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael Dunlop0:47:00     THE THINK TANK - Richard Saunders, Dr Rachael Dunlop, Dianne, Joanne Benhamu and Eran Segev

  • The Skeptic Zone #40 - 24.July.2009

    Jul 24 2009

    Jamy Ian Swiss - Connie Sonne0:00:00     Introduction Richard Saunders0:01:10     Richard Saunders interviews Jamy Ian Swiss0:25:30     TAM 7 press conference of Connie Sonne, challenge applicant

  • The Skeptic Zone #39 - 17.July.2009

    Jul 17 2009

    The Amazing Meeting 70:00:00      Introduction - Richard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:06:30     Report from TAM 70:50:10     Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael Dunlop1:00:00     THE THINK TANK - Special from Las Vegas!

  • The Skeptic Zone #38 - 10.July.2009

    Jul 10 2009

    Shane Killian0:00:00     Introduction - Richard Saunders0:01:35     Richard Saunders interviews Shane Killian0:20:10     Mini Think Tank at Mini Mind Body Wallet0:28:15     Richard Saunders visits Australian Museum Members in Sydney

  • The Skeptic Zone #37 - 3.July.2009

    Jul 03 2009

    Simon Singh0:00:00     Introduction - Kylie Sturgess0:01:55     Perth and 'Police Psychics?' 0:07:00     Dr Rachael Dunlop interviews Simon Singh0:42:10     59 Seconds: Think A Little, Change A Lot by Richard Wiseman - Token Skeptic Book Review by Kylie Sturgess0:49:20     A Grain of Salt - With Eran Segev0:56:13     THE THINK TANK - Richard Saunders, Dr Rachael Dunlop, Dianne, Joanne Benhamu, Amanda Rose, and Eran Segev

  • The Skeptic Zone #36 - 26.June.2009

    Jun 26 2009

    Theo Clark - Kylie Sturgess public talk on 'Belief in Weird Things'

  • The Skeptic Zone #35 - 19.June.2009

    Jun 19 2009

    Jennifer Ouellette

  • The Skeptic Zone #34 - 12.June.2009

    Jun 12 2009

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:01:50 Talk by Australian Skeptics founder and patron Dick Smith 0:27:15 Joanne Benhamu reads from The Skeptic Magazine about Mind, Body & Spirit

  • The Skeptic Zone #33 - 5.June.2009

    Jun 05 2009

    Adventures in Melbourne

  • The Skeptic Zone #32 - 29.May.2009

    May 28 2009

    Interview with Moriel Schottlender

  • The Skeptic Zone #31 - 22.May.2009

    May 22 2009

    All Female Think Thank

  • The Skeptic Zone #30 - 15.May.2009

    May 15 2009

    0:00:00Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:05Interview with Bruce M. Hood 0:31:05Richard Saunders, at age 43, gets a Whooping Cough Booster 0:40:15A visit to a grave yard 0:47:05The Think Tank

  • The Skeptic Zone #29 - 8.May.2009

    May 08 2009

    Anti-Vax Crowd - Alison Oborn Torchlight Tour

  • The Skeptic Zone #28 - 1.May.2009

    May 01 2009

    Stephen Fry - Star Trek - Vax Debate

  • The Skeptic Zone #27 - 24.April.2009

    Apr 23 2009

    Dr Rob Morrison from The Curiosity Show

  • The Skeptic Zone #26 - 17.April.2009

    Apr 17 2009

    Tim Minchin

  • The Skeptic Zone #25 - 10.April.2009

    Apr 03 2009

    The Great Easter Debate 2009 We can be good enough without God Ian Bryce and Ian Powell

  • The Skeptic Zone #24 - 3.April.2009

    Apr 02 2009

    0:00:00IntroductionDr Rachael Dunlop & Kylie Sturgess 0:04:00Australian Skeptics Dinner Talkwith Richard Saunders 0:09:10Australian Skeptics Dinner Talk with Dr Krissy Wison 0:13:40Richard Saunders interviewsDr Krissy Wison

  • The Skeptic Zone #23 - 27.March.2009

    Mar 27 2009

    Dr Rachael Dunlop

  • The Skeptic Zone #22 - 20.March.2009

    Mar 20 2009

    Alom Shaha talks Science

  • The Skeptic Zone #21 - 13.March.2009

    Mar 13 2009

    Dr Martin Bridgstock0.00 Introduction - Richard Saunders & Stefan Sojka 3.10 Kylie Sturgess interviews Dr Martin Bridgstock 12.22 A Grain of Salt - With Eran Segev 21.45 The Round Up with Michael Wolloghan 26.20 Miracle Weight Loss 28.36 Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael Dunlop 38.48 Beer Divining BBQ at Macquarie Uni 42.31 THE THINK TANK - Richard Saunders, Dr Rachael Dunlop & Dave the Happy Singer

  • The Skeptic Zone #20 - 06.March.2009

    Mar 06 2009

    Prof. Richard Wiseman0:00:00      Introduction - Richard Saunders0:01:16     Richard Saunders interviews Dr Richard Wisemanfrom www.richardwiseman.com0:22:00     Skeptics in the Pub - Joanne Benhamu talks about quackery in Pharmacies0:30:15     Skeptics in the Pub Dave the Happy Singer sings "Frenalla the Ear Candler"

  • The Skeptic Zone #19 - 27.Feb.2009

    Feb 27 2009

    Dr Caroline Watt and Parapsychology0:00:00      Introduction - Richard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:04:00     Richard Saunders interviews Dr Caroline Watt, professor at the Koestler Parapsychology Unit at the University of Edinburgh. 0:20:50     A Grain of Salt - With Eran Segev - Victorian Bushfires0:32:20     Richard Saunders chats to Duane Hamacher President of the Macquarie Skeptics.0:36:00     Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael Dunlop - The Anti-Vacccination movement0:49:20     THE THINK TANK - ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #18 - 20.Feb.2009

    Feb 19 2009

    Dr Ben Goldacre Part Two and the Jeni Barnett LBC Radio MMR affair0:00:00     Introduction - Dr Rachael Dunlop0:01:30     Dr Rachael Dunlop interviews Dr Ben Goldacre about the Jeni Barnett - LBC Radio MMR affair0:22:20     Dr Rachael Dunlop interviews Dr Ben Goldacre - Part #2 of interview from show 16

  • The Skeptic Zone #17 - 13.Feb.2009

    Feb 12 2009

    Dr Mark Henn - Dr Karen Stollznow0:00:00     Introduction - Richard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:02:10     Kylie Sturgess interviews Dr Mark Henn on Sporting Superstitions0:13:53     A Grain of Salt - With Eran Segev0:20:26     Richard Saunders chats to Dr Karen Stollznow0:24:00     Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael Dunlop - Homeopathy for burns victims of Australia's bush fires.0:30:30     The Round Up with Michael Wolloghan0:35:17     THE THINK TANK Richard Saunders, Dr Rachael Dunlop,Tiffany Day ...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #16 - 6.Feb.2009

    Feb 05 2009

    Dr Ben Goldacre - Virgin Mary hits Sydney beach! - Peter Bowditch0:00:00      Introduction - Richard Saunders0:01:00     Dr Rachael Dunlop interviews Dr Ben Goldacre from www.badscience.net0:26:50     Virgin Mary hits Sydney beach! With Dr Steve Roberts, Dr Rachael Dunlop and Richard Saunders0:33:30     Richard Saunders chats to Peter Bowditch from www.ratbags.com

  • The Skeptic Zone #15 - 30.Jan.2009

    Jan 29 2009

    Barry Williams Part Two - Ear Candling0:00:00     Introduction - Richard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:04:00     Richard Saunders interviews Barry Williams from Australian Skeptics - part #20:11:08     Australia Day at Bondi Beach - Richard Saunders & Dr Rachael Dunlop0:16:08     A Grain of Salt - With Eran Segev0:25:50     Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael Dunlop - EAR CANDLING0:37:12     Vox Pop - EAR CANDLING0:40:02     Atlantis Nexus Ear Candling Drip Wax Protector0:42:15     The Round Up with Mi...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #14 - 23.Jan.2009

    Jan 22 2009

    Jon Ronson - The Amazing Adventure 20:00:00     Introduction - Richard Saunders0:01:00     Kylie Sturgess interviews Jon Ronson, author of "The Men Who Stare at Goats" www.jonronson.com0:30:35     Interviews from "The Amazing Adventure 2"James Randi, Susan Hurst, Dr Phil Plait, Rebecca Watson and Dr Harriet Hall

  • The Skeptic Zone #13 - 16.Jan.2009

    Jan 15 2009

    Barry Williams - Detox Scams0:00:00      Introduction Richard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:03:40     Richard Saunders interviews Barry Williams from Australian Skeptics - part #10:17:03     A Grain of Salt - With Eran Segev0:33:34     Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael Dunlop DETOX0:47:30     1 2 3 Gut Flush Detox!0:50:15     The Round Up with Michael Wolloghan0:54:55     THE THINK TANK Richard Saunders, Dr Rachael Dunlop,Tiffany Day & Dave the Happy Singer

  • The Skeptic Zone #12 - 9.Jan.2009

    Jan 08 2009

    UFO Special - Dr Steve Roberts - Bill Banks - Peter Bowditch0:00:00     Introduction Richard Saunders0:01:00     THINK TANK Richard Saunders, Dr Rachael Dunlop, Amanda Rose and Kylie Sturgess chat to UFO expert Dr Steve Roberts.0:47:33     Tiffany Day talks about the International Year of Astronomy 2009050:40     Dr Karen Stollznow interviews Bill Banks about his UFO sighting.0:56:10     Richard Saunders talks to Peter Bowditch about his UFO sightings

  • The Skeptic Zone #11 - 2.Jan.2009

    Jan 01 2009

    Brian Dunning - Is Santa real? - Sydney Sci-Fi0:00:00      New Year 2009 with Dr Rachie LIVE from Sydney0:01:00     Introduction Richard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:04:17     Richard Saunders interviews Brian Dunning from skeptoid.com0:26:25     Yes Eran... is there a Santa? Opinion piece with Eran Segev, Grain of Salt0:34:27     FreeCon 2008 - Interviews from Sydney's free Sci-Fi Convention0:43:07     Dr Rachie Reports With Dr Rachael Dunlop, featuring Tiffany Day, Dave the Happy Singer and Gerrit...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #10 - 26.Dec.2008

    Dec 22 2008

    Derek and Swoopy and "Psychics' murder for entertainment and profit" article0:00:00     Introduction - Richard Saunders0:02:45     Kylie Sturgess interview with Derek and Swoopy from the Skepticality0:29:20     Richard Saunders and Tiffany Day read from 'The Skeptic' - Vol 28 No 4: "Murder for Entertainment and Profit - Exposing psychics’ scandalous disregard for the feelings of victims" - by Bret Christian

  • The Skeptic Zone #9 - 19.Dec.2008

    Dec 20 2008

    Dr Pamela Gay - Potholer54 - SEX Party0:00:00      Introduction Richard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:04:14     Richard Saunders interviews Dr Pamela Gay from www.astronomycast.com0:25:55     Tiffany Day reviews Dr Phil Plait's new book 'Death from the Skies' - Video of Tiffany's kittens here -0:29:40     Kylie Sturgess interviews Potholer54 0:43:07     Richard Saunders reports from the Internet Censorship Protest in Sydney and talks to Dave The Happy Singer, 'Eve', Fiona Patten from the SEX Party an...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #8 - 12.Dec.2008

    Dec 11 2008

    Mark Mayer and Psychic Detectives0:00:00     Introduction Richard Saunders0:01:00     Mark Mayer and his investigations into "Psychic" Detectives.

  • The Skeptic Zone #7 - 5.Dec.2008

    Dec 05 2008

    James Randi - Ben Radford0:00:00      Introduction Richard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:03:15     The Skeptic Zone LIVE from Dragon*Con 2008 - Global Skepticism with James Randi0:27:45     The Round Up with Michael Wolloghan0:34:10     Dr. Karen Stollznow interviews Ben Radford0:52:00     Dr Rachie Reports Live from Sydney Skeptics in the Pub1:03:40     THE THINK TANK Richard Saunders, Dr Rachael Dunlop, Amanda Rose and Tiffany Day

  • The Skeptic Zone #6 - 21.Nov.2008

    Nov 20 2008

    Dr Karl Kruszelnicki - Dr Steve Novella0:00:00      Introduction Richard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:04:12     Kylie Sturgess' Interview with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki0:16:24     Richard Saunders visits the Newtown Festival0:21:56     Dr Rachie ReportsInterview with Dr Steve Novella (Transcript of interview is on the site)1:10:20     THE THINK TANK Richard Saunders, Dr Rachael Dunlop and Philip Peters

  • The Skeptic Zone #5 - 7.Nov.2008

    Nov 07 2008

    Dr Eugenie Scott - Dr Paul Willis - Mind Body $pirit - Young Scientists Awards - Sam Wightman0:00:00      Introduction Richard Saunders & Stefan Sojka0:04:10     Dr Eugenie Scott from National Center for Science Education0:30:05     Dr Paul Willis from ABC TV Science in Australia0:42:08     Jim Wilshire 'Bachelor of Seance'0:44:25     Tiffany Day from Macquarie Skeptics0:48:33     Dr Rachie Reports Mind Body $pirit0:55:00     Young Scientists Awards - Sam Wightman0:57:03     THE THINK TANK Richa...more

  • The Skeptic Zone #4 - 24.Oct.2008

    Oct 23 2008

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders and Stefan Sojka 0:04:20The Skeptic Zone LIVE from Dragon*Con 2008With guest Dr Phil Plait 0:17:37 Australian Skeptics National Convention 2008Loretta MarronPeter EllertonMike McRae 0:41:15Dr Rachie ReportsQuackery in Pharmacies 0:49:30THE THINK TANK Richard Saunders, Dr Rachael Dunlop, Amanda Rose and Michael Wolloghan

  • The Skeptic Zone #3 - 10.Oct.2008

    Oct 11 2008

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders and Stefan Sojka 0:03:55The Skeptic Zone LIVE from Dragon*Con 2008With guest Dr Ginger Campbell 0:30:20Dr Rachie ReportsLive Blood Analysis 0:41:30The Think TankRichard Saunders, Dr Rachael Dunlop,Amanda Rose and Michael Wolloghan

  • The Skeptic Zone #2 - 3.Oct.2008

    Oct 03 2008

    Sydney Skeptics in the Pub for October 2008 Richard Saunders & Dr Rachael Dunlop with "Dave the Happy Singer" and a room full of Skeptics.

  • The Skeptic Zone #1- 26.Sep.2008

    Sep 25 2008

    0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders and Stefan Sojka 0:05:00Skeptic Zone LIVE from Dragon*Con 2008 0:17:209/11 conspiracy theories Mark 'Gravy' Roberts 0:55:05The Think TankRichard Saunders, Dr Rachael Dunlop and Michael Wolloghan