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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'.
May 15th, 2016
Episode 409 of 431 episodes
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:05 Employing Naturopaths in Chemists Comments on a report by Jane Hansen about the push to sell even more quackery in your local chemist shop. 0:15:20 Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard and the Doctor Lindsay "The Doctor" McDougall is an Australian rock guitarist and radio presenter. Since 1996, he has been the lead guitarist in punk rock band, Frenzal Rhomb. What are his views on being skeptical? 0:25:18 Anti-vaccination PhD Details have come to light about the examiners’ assessments of Judy Wilyman’s anti-vaccination PhD thesis at the University of Wollongong, with “serious concerns” and “very critical” comments made about the anti-vaccination document that claims pro-vaccination conspiracies on a global scale.