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 #410 - 28.August.2016

August 28th, 2016

Episode 424 of 432 episodes

0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders (and the skeptical cats) 0:05:20 Mother who posted video of her baby is bullied by anti-vaxxers online The mother who posted a heartbreaking video of her five-week-old baby choking for air after catching whooping cough has been bullied online by trolls who say “vaccination is what caused her baby to get sick”. http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/babies/mother-who-posted-heartbreaking-video-of-her-baby-choking-is-bullied-by-antivaxxers-online/news-story/681691f600de9bbc499d2fa03fab55e7 0:12:43 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson has another report from the recent Brisbane Skepticamp. She chats to Natalie Carrington about how language can be used to fight pseudoscience and woo. http://www.brisbaneskeptics.org 0:20:00 Chiro Board Responds to Skeptics Concerns Following the revelation of chiropractor Ian Rossborough’s ‘cracking’ of an infant’s spine on YouTube, Australian Skeptics and many members of the public and professionals expressed their outrage. http://www.skeptics.com.au/2016/08/23/chiro-board-responds-to-skeptics-concerns/ http://www.ahpra.gov.au/registration/registers-of-practitioners.aspx 0:28:25 Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard and Richard head for the Australian Museum to perfrom the Mystery Investigators show as part in Sceince Week. We also learn about crime scence investigatoin and chat to Margaret, Rory and Willow. http://australianmuseum.net.au/science-festival http://www.mysteryinvestigators.com

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