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 29th, 2016
Episode 411 of 438 episodes
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Maynard 0:04:05 Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard at Paracon 2016 Part #1 High up in the Blue Mountains, Maynard goes looking for ghosts, aliens and the unknown... but instead finds... Richard Saunders Alex Cayas Beth Luscombe Part #2 next week 0:27:02 Media Guide to Skepticism With Sharon Hill To provide a clear, easy-to-read guide about the “Skeptical” viewpoint as subscribed to by many who might call themselves Skeptics or critical thinkers; to distinguish practical Skepticism from the popular use of the phrase “I’m skeptical,” and from those who claim to be “skeptics” regarding some well-established conclusions (such as climate change). 0:40:30 Legal action against fake cancer sufferer Consumer Affairs Victoria is preparing to take legal action against fake cancer sufferer Belle Gibson following an in-depth investigation into alleged contraventions of Australian consumer law. 0:45:44 Skeptic Zone / Bunga Bunga Cross Over Maynard and Tim Ferguson confront Richard Saunders about... the Mars landings?