The Skeptic ZoneAuthor: Richard Saunders
18 Jul 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 #508 - 15.July.2018

    0:00:00

    Introduction

    Richard Saunders and Maynard

     

    0:05:10

    Maynard's Spooky Action....

    Once again Maynard heads to Sydney's Skeptics in the Pub to chat to pubbers and ask the bi questions... "Would you like to be abducted by Aliens?"

    Also interviews with Dr Angela Mattke, Dr Brad McKay and many others

     


    0:44:26

    Center for Inquiry files lawsuit over homeopathy

    The Center for Inquiry has filed a lawsuit in the District of Columbia on behalf of the general public against drug retailer CVS for consumer fraud over its sale and marketing of useless homeopathic medicines. CFI, an organization advancing reason and science, accused the country’s largest drug retailer of deceiving consumers through its misrepresentation of homeopathy’s safety and effectiveness, wasting customers’ money and putting their health at risk.

    https://centerforinquiry.org/press_releases/cfi-sues-cvs

     

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    Richard Saunders on ABC Overnights Radio (starts at 2:06:45)

    http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/overnights/overnights/9954180

    Australian Skeptics National Convention 2018

    https://convention.skeptics.com.au

    Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict

    https://www.facebook.com/CanberraSkeptics/

     

     


  • Posted on 15 Jul 2018

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    The Skeptic Zone #507 - 8.July.2018

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    Introduction

    Richard Saunders

     

    0:03:40

    The Diet Skeptic Report - With Mandy-Lee Noble

    This week the Diet Skeptic and special guest Dr Chris Noble PhD will be looking at psychological acupuncture, a counselling therapy referred to as Emotional Freedom Techniques often abbreviated to EFT or more commonly described as tapping. EFT is being used for a plethora of physical and mental health conditions as well as life coaching and self-improvement but this report will examine the evidence for reducing food cravings and weight loss.

     


    0:15:30

    You belong in Oakland Zoo - With Dr Eugenie Scott

    Join Richard Saunders and Dr Eugenie Scott as they wander around this impressive zoo in the city of Oakland, California.

    http://www.oaklandzoo.org/

     

    0:34:00

    TGA’s new complaint system fails the Ease-a-cold test

    By Dr Ken Harvey

    Stimulated by an article in “The Conversation” on Pharmacare Laboratories Ease-a-Cold, Dr Ken Harvey decided to try the TGA’s new complaint system.

    http://www.medreach.com.au/?p=2654

    https://theconversation.com/science-or-snake-oil-does-easeacold-really-help-to-shorten-your-cold-98311

     

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    Australian Skeptics National Convention 2018

    https://convention.skeptics.com.au

    Sydney Skeptics in the Pub - 12th of July

    https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/AustSkeptics/

     

     


  • Posted on 08 Jul 2018

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    The Skeptic Zone #506 - 1.July.2018

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    Introduction

    Richard Saunders

     

    0:02:30

    Interview with Mick West

    In Escaping the Rabbit Hole, author Mick West shares over a decade’s worth of knowledge and experience investigating and debunking false conspiracy theories through his forum, MetaBunk.org, and sets forth a practical guide to helping friends and loved ones recognize these theories for what they really are.

    https://www.metabunk.org/escaping-the-rabbit-hole-book.t8971/

     


    0:19:50

    The Sci Babe coming to Australia

    There have been a couple of changes for the speaker line-up at the Australian Skeptics 34th National Convention in Sydney, October 13-14.

    We’re excited to announce that Yvette ‘SciBabe’ d’Entremont is coming to Australia to share her experiences fighting the forces of ignorance and pseudoscience, especially in the field of food, nutrition, and ‘wellness’.

    https://www.skeptics.com.au/2018/06/27/speaker-changes-at-2018-convention/

     

    0:22:10

    Interview with Dr Angela Mattke

    Join Dr Angela Mattke (MD, FACEP) as she traces the sceptical path through medical history.

    Dr Angie is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine as an Emergency Physician and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She practised in Atlanta for years, but loves being on the move. Dr Angie has combined her passions for emergency medicine, patent protection and travelling and now works all over the United States.

    She is the Assistant Director of Skeptrack at DragonCon in Atlanta and has given talks at many skeptics meetings in the United States and Australia.

    https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/AustSkeptics/events/rknlrpyxkbhb/

     

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    Australian Skeptics National Convention 2018

    https://convention.skeptics.com.au

    Mordi Skeptics

    https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Mordi-Skeptics-in-the-Pub/

     

     


  • Posted on 01 Jul 2018

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    The Skeptic Zone #505 - 24.June.2018

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    Introduction

    Richard Saunders

     

    0:04:35

    The Raw Skeptic Report.... with Heidi Robertson

    Heidi heads to the city of Brisbane, Queesland to aid the stand of Light for Riley at the Pregnancy Babies & Children’s Expo. After a wander around to snoop out any woo, Heidi chats to Catherine Hughes about her ongoing campaign to protect babies in the name of Riley Hughes.

    Light for Riley

    https://www.facebook.com/lightforriley

     


    0:25:45

    Fair Trading takes beef with unsubstantiated cancer cure

    A Queensland business has been ordered to pay more than $11,000 by the Brisbane Magistrates Court today (13 June 2018) for failing to substantiate claims, following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.

    https://tinyurl.com/y9cuklg7

     

    0:30:05

    The Data Skeptic - An interview with Kyle Polich

    Are you skeptical of data, computers, numbers and data in general. We chat to Kyle Polich who might just have the podcast for you!

    https://dataskeptic.com/

     

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    Australian Skeptics National Convention 2018

    https://convention.skeptics.com.au

     

     


  • Posted on 23 Jun 2018

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    The Skeptic Zone #504 - 17.June.2018

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    Hunting for Bigfoot

     

    0:01:48

    Introduction

    Richard Saunders

     


    0:06:12

    Interview with Yvette d'Entremont

    Yvette d'Entremont, also known as SciBabe, is a public speaker, science blogger, and former analytical chemist. She has a background in forensics and toxicology.

     

    0:23:00

    Skeptics in the Pub - USA

    We head for Skeptics in the Pub in the city of Berkeley California to find Susan Gerbic and a band of merry thinkers.

     

    0:32:00

    Brian Dunning - BigFoot, Lava Caves and Science Friction

    We explore in the state of Oregon looking for Bigfoot but ending up in a lava cave. Also we hear about a new movie project.

    Science Friction

    https://sciencefriction.tv/

     

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    Australian Skeptics National Convention 2018

    https://convention.skeptics.com.au

    Saunders' talk in Bend, Oregon

    https://www.meetup.com/Skeptics-in-the-Pub/events/250879095/

     


  • Posted on 17 Jun 2018

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