The Skeptic Zone

Richard Saunders

Science & Medicine, Social Sciences

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Science & Medicine 148
Social Sciences 23

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'.


The Skeptic Zone #194 - 7.July.2012

July 8th, 2012

Episode 204 of 432 episodes

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 on the illegal market. The Australian Museum Wildlife Genetics and Microscopy Unit is at the forefront of wildlife forensics: applying genetic technology to assist law enforcement with suspected cases of wildlife crime..0:25:05 Maynard chats to Paul and Hazel, first timers at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub.