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 26th, 2016
Episode 415 of 450 episodes
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders https://www.patreon.com/skepticzone 0:09:15 Michelle Franklin and ghosts? We catch up with Michelle from the Darwin Skeptics who tells us about her recent appearance on radio to give the skeptical point of view on a good old fashion ghost story. https://www.facebook.com/groups/darwinskeptics/ 0:22:00 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson interviews Tracey from the Facebook group, 'Stop The Austrailian Vaccination Skeptics Network' (or SAVN). Find out what impact they have had via their untiring efforts. https://www.facebook.com/stopavn/ 0:37:44 Carl Sagan's Baloney Detection Kit Carl Sagan had a wonderful mind that was capable of cutting through all the noise and clearly communicating and inspiring millions. He may indeed be sadly missed, but his words and thoughts still echo loudly even today. http://www.skeptical-science.com/bullshit/detecting-bullshit-quick-refresher-carl-sagan/ 0:43:55 Dr Will Grant from CPAS Kevin Davies interviews Dr Will Grant, a lecturer, researcher and graduate studies convener at CPAS. Dr Grant's research and writing has focused on the intersection of society, politics and science, and how the relationships between these are changing with new technologies. http://www.canberraskeptics.org.au/ http://cpas.anu.edu.au/about-us/people/will-grant