The Skeptic Zone

Richard Saunders

Science & Medicine, Social Sciences

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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'.


The Skeptic Zone #386 - 13.March.2016

March 13th, 2016

Episode 400 of 431 episodes

0:00:00IntroductionRichard Saunders 0:05:50Report : An Evening with Alan AldaAlan Alda was in Australia and gave a talk in Canberra about the importance of good science communication. 0:17:16Good Thinking Investigates: Peter PopoffGood Thinking has been investigating ‘faith healer’ Peter Popoff and his highly-lucrative current business of promising to heal sickness and cancel debts in exchange for ‘seed faith’, in other words: cash donations. 0:23:00Psychic Sunday in FairfieldRichard Saunders drops by a Psychic Fair to see if any psychics are on offer. 0:41:30Chiro Board says “toe the line” or elseThe Chiropractic Board of Australia, which regulates Australia’s 5000 chiropractors, has released a statement reinforcing that practitioners need to ensure their advertising complies with the requirements of the National Law, or they risk prosecution and disciplinary action.