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'.
July 17th, 2016
Episode 418 of 450 episodes
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:10 A call to ban veterinary surgeons from prescribing homeopathy as a treatment for animals We talk to Dr Danny Chambers about his petition in the UK to stop vets from selling usless sugar pills in place of real medicine for animals. https://www.change.org/p/the-royal-college-of-veterinary-surgeons-a-call-to-ban-veterinary-surgeons-from-prescribing-homeopathy-as-a-treatment-for-animals http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p040ty7g 0:27:52 ABC's Catalyst under review, reporter suspended after damning review on Wi-Fi program The ABC will apologise to its viewers and review its science program Catalyst after an independent investigation found a controversial episode on the potential health risks of Wi-Fi that went to air earlier this year breached its editorial standards. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/abcs-catalyst-under-review-reporter-suspended-after-damning-review-on-wifi-program-20160705-gpz8ty.html 0:34:38 The Cass Files with Dr Cassandra Perryman What did Australia's top psychics predict for the year 2015? Cassandrea marks their homework. Will they get an A or an F? http://www.psychicdirectory.com.au/ 043:40 Sydney Skeptics in the Pub Won't someone save those poor spoons from being bent? http://www.meetup.com/AustSkeptics/ Also... Skeptics Sydney Dinner http://www.skeptics.com.au/2016/06/13/sydney-dinner-6-august-how-to-make-skeptics-even-more-attractive/ Totally 80's Australian Tour with Maynard http://www.metropolistouring.com/totally80s