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'.
August 11th, 2012
Episode 209 of 450 episodes
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 our friend Linley Kissick from Melbourne.0:22:05 Maynard's Spooky Action.. at TAM 2012An interview with Sharon Hill, who runs the Doubtful News websiteDoubtful News is a unique news feed providing links to original sources of internet news stories about things that make you go “Hmm…” News is pulled from a wide range of sources including paranormal and anti-science sources.0:28:35 Maynard's Spooky Action.. at TAM 2012An interview with Margaret Downey from the Friggatriskaidekaphobia treatment roomFrigga-triska-ideka-phobia is an unreasonable fear of Friday-the-Thirteenth.0:37:10 Richard Saunders chats to Liam Jones from the Secular Student Alliance041:35 Maynard's Spooky Action..Claims of Palm Reading with Albert and JeanCan people really see the past and future in the palm of the hand? Well... we doubt it. However it is worth, from time to time, hearing form people who claim it's true.