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'.
February 15th, 2015
Episode 344 of 472 episodes
0:00:00 Introduction Jo Alabaster 0:02:12 Maynard's Spooky Action... Maynard heads to Sydney Skeptics in the Pub and interviews Dr Brad McKay from TV's 'Embarrassing Bodies Down Under'. What does Dr Brad think to so-called "Alternitive Medicine"? Then Maynard chats to some pharmacists who were in the audiance about quackery in the Chemist Shops. Finally he asks Eran Segev what he thinks about the retirment of James Randi. 0:21:17 Dr Bob and UFOs Dr Bob aka Dr Steve Roberts gives his views on the lack of UFOs in recent years. Come back E.T.! 0:27:28 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. 0:32:20 Evidence Please... with Jo Alabaster This week Jo reviews the anti-vaccination book aimed at children, "Melanie's Marvelous Measles".