The Skeptic ZoneAuthor: Richard Saunders
23 Jan 2018

The Skeptic Zone

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The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and the crew for interviews and reports from around the world.

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    The Skeptic Zone #483 - 21.Jan.2018

    0:00:00
    Introduction
    Richard Saunders

    0:04:35
    Vale – Barry Williams
    It is with great sadness that we report the news of the passing of Barry Williams, who died on January 20, 2018, at the age of 79, following a series of heart operations.
    Includes Barry on the TODAY TV show in 1986, Newspaper story from 1994 and an interview with Maynard in 2015.

    https://www.skeptics.com.au/2018/01/21/vale-barry-williams

    0:30:16
    Susan Gerbic with news from Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia
    We chat to Susan who tells of us of the recent grant to Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia by the James Randi Educational Foundation. Also news of some psychic stings now in operation.

    https://www.facebook.com/GSoWproject


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    Australian Skeptics on the radio

    https://www.talkinglifestyle.com.au/?s=Skeptics

    Fundraising campaign for Britt Hermes

    https://www.skeptics.com.au/2018/01/13/fundraising-campaign-for-britt-hermes/


  • Posted on 21 Jan 2018

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    The Skeptic Zone #482 - 14.Jan.2018

    0:00:00
    Introduction
    Richard Saunders

    0:04:57
    Fundraising campaign for Britt Hermes
    Britt Hermes, a noted skeptical campaigner, has been taken to court in Germany by US-based naturopath ‘Dr’ Colleen Huber, claiming that Britt has defamed her. For this reason, Australian Skeptics Inc is managing a fundraising campaign to assist Britt in her current legal action.

    https://www.skeptics.com.au/2018/01/13/fundraising-campaign-for-britt-hermes/

    0:10:50
    Trish Hann and Medical Superstitions
    Diagnostic Radiographer Trish Hann tells us of some of the supersitions she has encountered in her years of work at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Also her concerns with chiropractic neck manipulation.

    https://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/rpa/services.html

    0:40:20
    NSW children die from ’preventable’ diseases
    FIFTY-FOUR NSW children have likely died from diseases for which a vaccine was available, and almost half of the deaths over the past decade were considered “preventable”. Story by Danielle Le Messurier, The Daily Telegraph

    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/nsw-children-die-from-preventable-diseases/news-story/84af0ebaaeeb6e6f47fc8f3dd190771c

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    Australian Skeptics on the radio

    https://www.talkinglifestyle.com.au/?s=Skeptics

     

     


  • Posted on 14 Jan 2018

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    The Skeptic Zone #481 - 7.Jan.2018

    0:00:00
    Introduction
    Richard Saunders

    0:03:15
    Big Trees are...... BIG!
    Join Dr Eugenie Scott and Richard Saunders as they wander through Big Trees State Park in California.
    Calaveras Big Trees State Park is a state park of California, United States, preserving two groves of giant sequoia trees. It is located 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Arnold, California in the middle elevations of the Sierra Nevada.

    https://www.stateparks.com/calaveras_big_trees_state_park_in_california.html

    http://w3w.co/myths.blitz.tighter

    0:22:58
    Maynard's Spooky Action!
    During the recent Australian Skeptics convention, Maynard interviewed Catherine Hughes from the Light for Riley group. Also Mandy-Lee Noble with more insights into the pros and cons of weight loss.

    https://www.facebook.com/lightforriley/


  • Posted on 07 Jan 2018

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    The Skeptic Zone #480 - 31.Dec.2017

    0:00:00
    Introduction
    Richard Saunders

    0:03:45
    Flat Earth.... Again!
    On a fine sunny day in San Francisco, Moriel Schottlender chats to Richard Saunders about the ongoing conspiracy theory of the Flat Earth.

    https://www.popsci.com/10-ways-you-can-prove-earth-is-round

    https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home

    0:23:40
    Running a Skeptics in the Pub
    Pint Sized Fun – Australia has had a close association with the history of those informal gatherings known as Skeptics in the Pub. Tim Mendham reports on the highs, lows and current state of the SitP movement.

    http://www.skeptics.com.au/the-magazine/

     

    Happy 2018 to you all. 

    0:37:00
    Fortune Teller - Musée Mécanique
    The Musée Mécanique, one of the world's largest (over 200) privately owned collection of coin-operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines in their original working condition. (You can play them!) Located on Pier 45 at the foot of Taylor Street in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Free Admission Every Day!

    http://www.museemecaniquesf.com/


  • Posted on 31 Dec 2017

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    The Skeptic Zone #479 - 24.Dec.2017

    0:00:00
    Introduction
    Richard Saunders

    0:05:17
    Again with the UFOs
    A video capturing an unidentified object flying off the coast of San Diego in 2004 has been released by the US Department of Defense. The program (2007 - 2012) collected video and audio recordings of reported U.F.O. incidents, including footage from a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet showing an aircraft surrounded by some kind of glowing aura traveling at high speed and rotating as it moves.

    https://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/pentagon-ufo-video/

    https://badufos.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/about-those-glowing-auras-in-pentagon.html

    0:12:00
    Maynard's Spooky Action!
    During the recent Australian Skeptics convention, Maynard interviewed Michelle Vernon from University of Newcastle Atheist & Skeptic Society and also science presenter Adam Spencer.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/UoNAtheistSociety/

    https://www.adamspencer.com.au/


    0:25:35
    2017 - The year in review
    We hear from Susan Gerbic - Celestia Ward - Evan Bernstein


  • Posted on 24 Dec 2017

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