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 31st, 2016
Episode 420 of 444 episodes
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:07:11 Fiona O'Leary and her VAXXing Issue We chat to Fiona about her work promoting autism issues in Ireland and the recent letter she received telling her to more or less hold her tongue! Why? Find out in this interview. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqSIfRTGC3XQ34mHUNICVLw http://ascienceenthusiast.com/vaxxed-makers-threaten-lawsuit-for-valid-criticism/ http://www.eveningecho.ie/cork-news/us-film-studio-threatens-to-sue-autism-rights-advocate/2500229/ http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/us-film-studio-threatens-to-sue-autism-rights-advocate-412355.html https://www.change.org/p/ken-paxton-texas-attorney-general-stop-vaxxed-and-their-reckless-campaign http://www.skepticalraptor.com/skepticalraptorblog.php/vaxxed-distributor-threatened-fiona-oleary/ 0:24:32 Edinburgh Skeptics and the Fringe A trip to Scotland and a chat with Mark Pentler and Sean Slater from the Edinburgh Skeptics. What is coming up at the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival for skeptics to enjoy? Many things! http://www.edinburghskeptics.co.uk https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/doug-anthony-all-stars-daas-live-on-stage 0:41:52 Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard finds himself on tour across Australia with the Totally 80's show. This week he invites some skeptics back stage! http://www.metropolistouring.com/ Also... Skeptics Sydney Dinner http://www.skeptics.com.au/2016/06/13/sydney-dinner-6-august-how-to-make-skeptics-even-more-attractive/ Skeptics with a K http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/podcasts/ Win for No Jab No Pay Law http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/no-jab-no-play-campaign-has-a-big-win-as-thousands-of-former-antivaxxers-immunise-their-children/news-story/3876c77770cceba83c54f47a42607fb1