The Skeptic Zone

Richard Saunders

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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 #417 - 16.October.2016

October 15th, 2016

Episode 431 of 432 episodes

0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:33 More Good Thinking... with Michael Marshall The Good Thinking Society welcomed the decision by NHS Wirral CCG to decommission homeopathy and Iscador services. The decision comes after months of consultation which showed overwhelming support from the public for an end to funding. At QED 2016, in the OckhamAwardsevent/campaign shortlist, readers of the British version of 'The Skeptic Magazine' voted for The Good Thinking Societyfor their homeopathy in the NHS campaign. http://goodthinkingsociety.org/ https://qedcon.org/ 0:32:50 Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia issues position statement on anti-vaccine nurses and midwives On October 11 2016, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia responded to a number of complaints regarding anti-vaccination material and advice being disseminated by registered nurses, enrolled nurses, and registered midwives, by publishing a new position statement on anti-vaccination misinformation: https://reasonablehank.com/2016/10/13/nursing-and-midwifery-board-of-australia-issues-position-statement-on-anti-vaccine-nurses-and-midwives/ 0:37:47 Maynard's Spooky Action... Interviews at "An Evening with Goldacre" in Sydney Robyn Willims from ABC radio's Science Show Signe Dean from SBS radio and Australian Skeptics http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/robyn-williams/2913842 http://nevertoocurious.com/ Also... NZ Skeptics Conference 2016 - Queenstown, 2nd-4th December http://conference.skeptics.nz

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