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'.
June 19th, 2016
Episode 414 of 432 episodes
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders and Stefan Sojka 0:09:15 Good Thinking with Michael Marshall NHS Liverpool CCG ends funding for homeopathy - The Good Thinking Society welcomed today’s decision by NHS Liverpool CCG to decommission homeopathy services. The decision comes after months of public consultation which showed overwhelming support from Liverpool residents for an end to funding. http://goodthinkingsociety.org/the-good-thinking-society-welcomes-nhs-liverpool-ccgs-report-on-homeopathy-funding/ 0:30:52 The Cass Files with Dr Cassandra Perryman Meet our new reporter, Dr Cassandra who is a PhD in Psychology, specialising in research methods, analysis, and ethics. She's a bicoastal girl who talks to her cats, and reads way too much Pratchett, Gaiman, and Butcher. 0:36:33 Maynard's Spooky Action... Supanova 2016 Look out! It's Maynard and Tim Ferguson for a quick hello and a chance for Richard to thank Maynard for all his hard work. http://maynard.com.au 0:40:00 Labor scraps rebates for natural therapies Update... Taxpayers won't be subsidising them if Bill Shorten becomes prime minister. https://ajp.com.au/news/labor-slammed-planned-natural-therapies-rebate-cut/ 0:45:44 The Skeptics Guide to the Universe The SGU rouges drop by to wish the Skeptic Zone a happy 400th episode. http://www.theskepticsguide.org/podcast/sgu/571