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 24th, 2016
Episode 419 of 449 episodes
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:55 The Raw Skeptic Report with Heidi Robertson Paleo and TV chef Pete Evans says sunscreen contains 'poisonous chemicals' This week Heidi looks at some of the claims made by a TV chef about sunscreen and more. Includes radio appearance by Dr Brad McKay. 0:27:55 Horror and Amazement as it's reviled Homeopathy is nothing more than sugar pills! World in SHOCK! A BRISBANE woman selling homeopathic vaccinations or boosters for diseases including whooping cough, polio, meningococcal and malaria has been found to be selling nothing but refined sugar. http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/brisbane-homeopath-cyena-caruana-selling-vaccinations-and-boosters-made-from-refined-sugar/news-story/30b8f3ca2944fbf7a4c634ac41a35341 0:42:15 Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard finds himself on tour across Australia with the Totally 80's show. He asks some of the group if they indulge in superstitions or rituals before performing. http://www.metropolistouring.com/totally80s Ivan Doroschuk (Men Without Hats) - Safety Dance (Totally 80's) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVN-vXl2MPk Also... Makers of ‘Vaxxed’ Threaten Lawsuit Over Valid Criticism http://ascienceenthusiast.com/vaxxed-makers-threaten-lawsuit-for-valid-criticism/ Skeptics Sydney Dinner http://www.skeptics.com.au/2016/06/13/sydney-dinner-6-august-how-to-make-skeptics-even-more-attractive/