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'.
March 16th, 2014
Episode 295 of 459 episodes
Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:30 An interview with Daniel Loxton Daniel joins us to chat about his new book, Plesiosaur Peril (Tales of Prehistoric Life). A group of plesiosaurs -- ocean-dwelling cousins of the dinosaurs -- keeps safe by swimming in a family pod. But then one baby plesiosaur swims too far from its mother and attracts the attention of something very large and very hungry, and the struggle for survival is on. A unique blend of digital artwork and landscape photography illustrates this thrilling encounter. 0:21:43 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. 0:25:37 Dr Rachie Reports with Dr Rachael Dunlop Who are the "Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network"? Find out with Dr Rachie. 0:36:13 Maynard's Spooky Action... Maynard takes Richard on a tour of a local record bar, just for fun!