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 #402 - 3.July.2016

July 3rd, 2016

Episode 418 of 472 episodes

0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:42 The Cass Files with Dr Cassandra Perryman Be mindful of mindfulness! Mind woo, colouring books and breathing! What?? Find out with Cassandra. 0:12:27 Sherlock Holmes..... the skeptic. From the classic 1940s Sherlock Holmes movies comes a clip that rings true to skeptical thinkers to this very day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8p5pJtWgds 0:19:30 The case of the "fake gynaecologist" Simon Floreani, anti-vaccine chiropractor and former president of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia, has been named in court for referring one of his patients to a “fake gynaecologist”. http://www.skeptics.com.au/2016/06/30/chiropractor-floreani-embroiled-in-fake-gynaecologist-case/ 0:27:32 Homeopathy can kill pets and should be banned, say vets, as read by Lauren Cochrane followed by, Homeopathic Remedies No More Effective Than Placebo Sugar Pills, as read by Richard Saunders "http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/06/24/homeopathy-can-kill-pets-and-should-be-banned-say-vets/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter http://www.medicaldaily.com/does-homeopathy-work-homeopathic-remedies-placebo-effect-sugar-pill-389214 And for the hell of it http://maynard.com.au/

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