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.

Belinda, Rachael and Tom reflect on the life of pioneering astronaut Neil Armstrong, look at colds and the Big Chill, and find out if there's a link between nutrition and sperm health (and sex jokes). Plus, Ted interviews evolution education activist Eugenie Scott about intelligent design legislation and the approach to skepticism.

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Belinda, Tom, Rachael and Jack wonder about the feasibility of DNA-based information storage, look at a new breakthrough in the development of a male reproductive pill and touch on an update to the Kinesio Tape story from Episode 51. Plus, Ted interviews James Randi, living skeptical legend, magician and founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation. 

(Note: The current PRESIDENT of the JREF is DJ Grothe, not James Randi as we say multiple times throughout the episode. We apologise unreservedly to the distress we may have caused DJ and his family, and are willing to pay any damages incurred.)

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Richard, Belinda and Jack discuss an artistic spin-off from the Curiosity Mars Rover, successful 100km quantum teleportation, and a list of potentially dodgy things that some skeptics and atheists might believe. Plus, Ted interviews Evan Bernstein, from the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast, about how the show got started, the link between fantasy and skepticism, and the pathways into skepticism. And Richard has a secret to tell...

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Jack, Belinda, Richard and new panel member Tom Lang dive into the disparate worlds of the Curiosity Mars Rover landing and the 2012 London Olympics. Plus, Ted interviews Jay Novella, one of the hosts of the influential and renowned Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast, on the link between skepticism and atheism, how the SGU got started, and how to live life as a skeptic.

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