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 15th, 2014
Episode 306 of 438 episodes
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:10 A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev This week Eran talks with Jonny Scaramanga who grew up in the UK as a Christian fundamentalist. Most people think this kind of fundamentalism does not exist in Britain, or it is limited to certain ethnic communities, like black pentecostals. They have no idea what fundamentalists believe, and certainly no clue what it’s like to be one. 0:16:10 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. 0:19:35 Signe Cane and Vaccination Conspiracy Theories Why you should ignore what anti-vaxxers have to say. Signe is a Sydney-based freelance science writer and radio broadcaster, her articles have appeared in Australian Geographic, The Scientist, Australasian Science, New Philosopher and other outlets. 0:26:15 Evidence, Please with Jo Alabaster. Young mothers look out! Jo with the inside information on woo with you're expecting. 0:36:55 Roving reporter Dr Krissy Wilson Krissy chats about a new book, 'The Survival Hypothesis by Adam J. Rock' and her chapter.