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'.
June 30th, 2013
Episode 257 of 472 episodes
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 federal parliament. Hear what the senator has to say about the Australian Vaccination Network. 0:34:15 Maynard's Spooky Action... Maynard's guest this week is Dr Jonathan Roberts, the Research Director Autonomous Systems Lab at the CSIRO. Are robots going to take over? (I don't think so...) But if they did, how would they see? Find out more with Maynard.