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 1st, 2015
Episode 344 of 449 episodes
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Jo Alabaster 0:08:10 Maynard's Spooky Action... Maynards interviews Alex Wodak, a physician and the director of the Alcohol and Drug Service, at St Vincent's Hospital, in Sydney, Australia. He is a notable advocate of drug reform laws. Wodak helped establish the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, the NSW Users AIDS Association, and the Australian Society of HIV Medicine. Wodak is President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation and was President of the International Harm Reduction Association. 0:26:26 Professor Brian Schmidt AC, FRS Kevin Davies from Canberra Skeptics catches up with Brian Schmidt for a quick chat after a presentation. 0:31:00 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. 0:36:06 'Wellness Warrior' Jess Ainscough dies from cancer Jo Alabaster and Richard Saunders discuss the sad death of Jess Ainscough who gave up medicine for alternative remedies.