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'.
April 21st, 2012
Episode 193 of 432 episodes
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 practice not based on convincing scientific evidence. They are currently campaigning:"to reverse the current trend which sees government-funded tertiary institutions offering courses in the health care sciences that are not underpinned by sound scientific evidence". 0:46:00 Maynard's Spooky Action...An interview with Suzanne Dodd who is the new project manager forNASA's Voyager spacecraft.Suzanne first worked on Voyager in 1984, sequencing science and engineering commands for Voyager 1 and 2 in 1984. She fills Maynard in on the latest news of these two mighty space probes. 1:04:00A letter to American Airlines from Jason Loxton read by Richard Saunders"I have just learned that you will be presenting an interview containing the misleading and dangerous medical claims of the anti-vaccine pressure group, the Australian Vaccination Network..."