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. Featuring Australian radio legend Maynard with his Spooky Action, Jo Alabaster from the 'Evidence Please' blog, Eran Segev's Grain of Salt, Dr Rachael Dunlop with 'Dr Rachie Reports' and Heidi Robertson aka 'The Raw Skeptic'.
February 5th, 2012
Episode 182 of 450 episodes
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Dr Rachie tells us about the new group 'Friends of Science in Medicine' that is dedicated to removing crack-pot and outdated ideas (cough, Homeopathy.. ) from Australian Universities.0:33:11 Rev. Stefan Sojka brings us news of an amazing new software application that helps you find a certain well known face!0:37:40 Ian Bryce from Australian Skeptics with an update on Rossi's E-Cat.