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.

Amid a storm of politics, Jack, Rachael, Belinda and Tom are joined by skeptical blogger and podcaster Kylie Sturgess to discuss the recent Science Rewired conference, why being hungry makes you crazy, bacterial DNA in cancer genomes, and dirty Komodo dragon bites. Jargonauts defines "the Dunning-Kruger effect", and Question of the Week looks at whether or not a global conspiracy would actually change anything about the world. 

Plus: Australian politics, US politics, Rachael's European trip, and James Bond.

Direct download: The_Pseudoscientists_-_Episode_94.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:49pm AEST

Belinda, Jack and Tom find out why tormenting your siblings might not be as harmless as you thought, why the Kepler space telescope isn't out of action yet, and what the deal is with gene patenting. Jargonauts gets specific and sensitive with... "specificity" and "sensitivity", and the Question of the Week looks at what you'd need to be convinced that psychic powers were real.

Plus: penis bones, Belinda's final talk, Chinese medicine and commercial radio.

Direct download: The_Pseudoscientists_-_Episode_93.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm AEST

Tom and Jack think about why atheists might "pray" to science in times of stress, scientifically studying online dating, and how Australia ranks when it comes to acceptance of climate change science. Jargonauts delves into evolutionary biology with "ortholog" and "paralog", and the Question of the Week explores the misrepresentation of science in the media. 

Plus: toxic butterflies, sneaky snakes, and depressing climate change denial. 

Direct download: The_Pseudoscientists_-_Episode_92.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm AEST

Jack, Tom and - *gasp* - Belinda are joined by astrophysicist Katie Mack to discuss algae fuel, detecting dark matter, why an Australian politician thinks CFCs are causing global warming, and why a blowfly protein might save you from nerve gas. Jargonauts collapses together with "accretion", and Question of the Week takes a look at the best TV can offer in terms of science. (Hint: The Big Bang Theory isn't up there.)

Plus: Belinda's finally back, Jack's adventures at The Laborastory, and quantum healing.

Direct download: The_Pseudoscientists_-_Episode_91.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm AEST