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'.
August 7th, 2016
Episode 421 of 444 episodes
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:44 Australia's Science Channel We chat to Dr Paul Willis, director of the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) who tells of the new Science Channel and about his many trips to the Antarctic looking for fossils. http://riaus.tv 10:23 Campaign Against Homeopathy - Antarctic 2011 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQzOidQKafA Aurora Expeditions http://www.auroraexpeditions.com.au/ship/polar-pioneer 0:22:12 Chiropractor charged with breaching advertising requirements The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has charged a New South Wales chiropractor with breaching advertising requirements, alleging his website advertised chiropractic services in a way that was likely to be false, misleading or deceptive. http://www.skeptics.com.au/2016/08/02/chiropractor-charged-with-false-advertising/ 0:26:06 The Checkout and Pharmacy Woo ABC TV's 'The Checkout' recently ran a story critical of Australian Chemist shops that sell quackery. Included is an exert from the show and the reading of an open letter regarding Ear Candles. http://www.abc.net.au/tv/thecheckout/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTcLpY3MWPk 0:34:00 Sydney Skeptics in the Pub We ask the question, when should you give up trying to argue with a conspiracy theorist? http://www.meetup.com/AustSkeptics Also... http://australianmuseum.net.au/event/super-science-saturday http://www.meetup.com/SocialSkepticsCanberra