The Pseudoscientists
Rotating panel discussions on science and skepticism news and popular culture, with special guests, interviews, personal stories and general ridiculousness, all out of Melbourne, Australia. A podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics.

Jason, James and Richard discuss Christmas, Australian high school science education, new measures by the government to boost vaccination rates, and anti-vaccination exposure at the Woodford Folk Festival. Plus, Jack interviews rationalist singer-songwriter Shelley Segal, whose debut LP "An Atheist Album" was released in November. 

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INTRO: Elliot, Jason and Belinda. Belinda/Belder, Skepticamp Melbourne.

INTERVIEW: Jen McCreight.

NEWS: The end of the Blackmores/Pharmacy Guild saga, and Rick Perry's attempted censorship of an environmental report.

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INTRO: Jack, Jason and Belinda. Jason's footy team, Jack and Belinda's adventures in the wonderful world of science. 

INTERVIEW: Dick Smith.

NEWS: The Nobel Prizes in Physics and Medicine and Physiology, the death of Steve Jobs, and Channel 7's "The One" is back on the air.

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INTRO: Belinda, James, Elliot and Jason. Elliot being creepy, daylight savings.

INTERVIEW: George Hrab.

NEWS: The Ig Nobel Prizes, the Christian National Anthem, and climate change in the media.

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INTRO: Belinda, Jason, Jack and James. New panelist, James Cooper, TAM 9, Belinda's Masters studies.

ON THE STREET: Martin Pribble at Think Inc. 2011.

INTERVIEW: Eugenie Scott.

NEWS: Faster-than-light neutrinos, Blackmores' pharmacy deal, secularism in the Israel/Palestine conflict.

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INTRO: Jack, Richard and Jason. Exams, Jack's coming adventures at TAM 9, the Global Atheist Convention. 

INTERVIEW: James Randi.

NEWS: Update on the Dr. Ken Harvey libel case, and a discussion about sexism, misogyny and general social ettiquette in the skeptical movement.

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INTRO: Jason and Elliot, The Global Atheist Convention 2012, Simon Taylor's "Flim-Flam" and Lawrence Leung's "Unbelievable".

ON THE STREET: Religion in Victorian public schools.

INTERVIEW: Pamela Gay, astronomer and podcaster.

NEWS: The lawsuit against Dr Ken Harvey, and Cate Blanchett's carbon tax ad. 

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HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM: Bill O'Reilly goes in, humour goes out, never a miscommunication.

INTRO: Jason, Jack and Elliot - Weather, O-Week, Jason on SYN FM, and Jack blogging for Nature Education.

ON THE STREET: The Victorian 10:23 campaign video.

INTERVIEW: Colin Wright, science communicator and Australian ex-pat.

NEWS: Biodynamics, a Melbourne death from whooping cough, and US evolution education research.

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A special episode with breaking news about Power Balance holographic sports bands. Researchers from RMIT have conducted a randomised, placebo-controlled trial on the efficacy of Power Balance products in increasing balance and the paper is just about to be released.

Friend of the show Kylie Sturgess, from Podblack.com and the Token Skeptic podcast, interviews the authors of the study, while Jack and Jason discuss the results and the possible impact of the study on the established culture of Power Balance bands.

 

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HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM: "The View" on creationism and evolution.

INTRO: Jason, Elliot and Richard - singing, New Year.

ON THE STREET: Danny Nahlia and the Queensland floods.

INTERVIEWS: Kylie Sturgess, skeptical educator, podcaster and blogger, and Dr Paul Willis, ABC presenter and science communicator.

NEWS: Further Wakefield investigation, Tracey Spicer vs. Meryl Dorey, and new psi research.

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