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.

Jack, Sarah and Tom step into their fancy new studio at SYN to talk about smug atheists, malnutrition and the health effects of eating too much sugar. Jargonauts defines "isomer", and we take a look at yours and our skeptical superstitions. Next week's question: "How do you feel about the concept of an 'atheist movement'?"

Plus, energy fields, muscle testing, the terrible world of Australian politics.

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Tom, Rachael and Jack talk about a man who never has to eat again, fossilized life found in a meteorite, and why Mars could potentially support life. Jargonauts examines "isotope", and we find out about your favourite conspiracy theories! Next week's question: "Do you have any superstitions?"

Plus, Tom's obsession with boardgames, That Mitchell and Webb Look deconstruct the moon landing hoax, and maybe some Space Jam...

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Jack and Tom are joined by their good friend and radio genius Tess Armstrong to chat about a young child being cured of an HIV infection, as well as a classic skeptical topic, UFOs - and Tess has her own weird UFO "encounter" to reveal. Jargonauts gets grammatically controversial with the infamous "data/datum" distinction, and we have a look at whether or not any scientific research should be restricted. Next week's question: "Are there any conspiracy theories you have a personal fondness for?"

Plus, Rupert Sheldrake's strange ideas about science, Harry Potter, and Jack's birthday!

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Tom and Jack go duo to talk about the many uses of RNA inside the cell, as well as tadpoles seeing through their tails. Jargonauts looks into the proper definitions of "strong acid" and "weak acid", and we find out what apocalyptic scenario you're most afraid of! Next week's question: "Do you think there should be restrictions on scientific research?"

Plus, chemical management horror stories, scientifically-accurate Spider-man, and a visit from Satan himself...

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