Sat February 4, 2012 at 2:23 PM
At a time when we really need our children to be gaining a good understanding of the nature of science, pseudoscience seems to be on the rise. Rather than ignore it, or lambast it in a general way, a better approach may well be to make use of the teaching opportunities that pseudoscience offers”.
Alison Campbell is a blogger for the NZ Science Blogs and works at the University of Waikato in the science and engineering faculty. With many thanks to the New Zealand Skeptics,...
Fri February 3, 2012 at 9:39 AM
I'm heading north to Europe - again! The Sixth World Skeptics Congress, May 18-20, 2012 in Berlin, Germany!
Episode One Hundred and Four features an interview with the renown German skeptic Armadeo Sarma, who is the the founder and Chairman of the German Society for the Scientific Investigation of Para-Sciences (GWUP), Chairman of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations (ECSO) and Fellow and Executive Council member of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He has written,...
Sun January 29, 2012 at 2:25 PM
Veritasium - An element of truth - the science video blog from atoms to astrophysics.
Veritasium is a science video blog which aims to present topics in all areas of science from the simplest to the most complex. The goal is to make scientific ideas clear, accessible, and interesting. This is an interview with Derek Muller, including the methodology behind Veritasium and why he thinks Khan Academy videos might not work as well as you might think.
Included in this episode...
Sun January 8, 2012 at 3:50 AM
Starting off the year with an interview about the impending 40th SkeptiCamp in the world! I talk to Mick Vagg of the Great Ocean Road Skeptics.
January 21st 2012 is the date for a summer Skepticamp in Victoria. It is being run by the Great Ocean Road Skeptics, and will be held at the Aireys Inlet Community Centre from 10:30am to 6pm on Saturday 21st. Registration is free, as per usual for Skepticamps, and also includes a BBQ lunch, free coffee all day and a paranormal winetasting to wrap up...
Mon January 2, 2012 at 4:30 PM
The one-hundredth episode.
Contained within this show are segments from a talk I did for the New Zealand Skeptics, called "Token Skepticism - Adventures in Skeptical Podcasting", recorded at the New Zealand Skeptics Convention in August, 2011. It also contains clips from the second "half" of the last one-hundred episodes.
Song segments used within this show are all by Marian Call:
Good Morning Moon; Dear Mr Darcy; The Avocado Song; Ina Flew The Coop; The Underground (One Bird At A Time); Early...
Sat December 31, 2011 at 5:54 PM
Generally about gaming. Mostly very silly. Interrupted by a fire-alarm before I get to ask any more questions, because that’s just how I roll. Please note: at certain points the audience were tortured by being fed Australian food and I physically attack Derek for not turning his phone off.
This episode is brought to you with tremendous admiration and genuine, sincere thanks to Derek Colanduno of Skepticality.com and Mark Ditzler at Abrupt Media. Recorded at Dragon*Con...
Sat December 31, 2011 at 5:54 AM
Welcome to one of the last episodes for 2011!
"While some skeptics have been having conniptions about the film, others have wondered what the big deal is. After all, it’s just a movie. Of course, so was Oliver Stone’s JFK, but like Anonymous, it was also propaganda for a genuine conspiracy theory. Anonymous features several prominent Shakespeare denialists, like Derek Jacobi and Mark Rylance, who will no doubt use the film’s release to promote their conspiracy...
Thu December 29, 2011 at 2:37 PM
An exclusive interview with four members of the Stop the Australian Vaccination Network (Stop the AVN on Facebook) on the day of the protest at the Woodford Folk Festival - Jason Brown, Dave The Happy Singer, Daniel Raffaele and Robin Hilliyard.
Operation Nutcracker Media Release.
While unhappy that Ms Dorey will still be speaking at Woodford, the Stop the AVN Facebook group, a loose-knit consortium of concerned citizens, scientists, doctors and nurses, decided to use...
Tue December 27, 2011 at 3:23 PM
Once again, this special episode is brought to you with many thanks to the 2011 Dragon*Con Skeptrack –Derek Colanduno of Skepticality.com and Mark Ditzler at Abrupt Media.
From challenging anti-vax groups and homeopathy, to consumer awareness raising. What can skeptics do and how to get it right, by doing some research.
Tremendous gratitude, once again, to the moderator of this panel (and host of Skeptically Speaking) Desiree Schell. This episode features DJ Grothe...
Tue December 20, 2011 at 8:01 AM
Welcome to episode ninety-three - On Science and Blogging!
James Byrne is completing his PhD in Microbial Pathogenesis following a Bachelor of Science with Honours at the University of Adelaide. During his time at the University James was Associate Lecturer in undergraduate biology, and previously volunteered for RiAus events, before taking up a post as the Programs Co-ordinator.
He writes popular science articles for various newspapers as well as COSMOS magazine, and Scientific American...