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.

Sarah is joined by new host Nicola McCaskill to chat about the puny immune systems of men, the development of autism, and changes to Australia's racial discrimination legislation, while also growing everyone's knowledge about carcinogens in Jargonauts.

Plus: Tom's Melbourne International Comedy Festival show "Love, Factually", Sarah's research, and green coffee beans.

Direct download: Episode_120__Lemon_Not_Necessary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:46pm AEST

We told you we'd have him back, and we did! James Garth (our guest on Episode 110) returns to discuss in more detail with Jack the complex relationship between science and religion. Are they always in conflict? How does a Christian aerospace engineer such as James view science? Are faith and skepticism incompatible? Listen for our thoughts on these questions and more.

Direct download: Science__vs__Religion__A_Discussion_with_James_Garth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:09pm AEST

Sarah, Tom and Jack discuss the implications of the Australian Vaccination(-Skeptics) Network changing its name, why biochemistry stops fish from living too deep in the ocean, and 30,000 year-old frozen bacteria-sized viruses. Jargonauts lays into "oogenesis", and Tom has a show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival! (The March 26th show is a special podcast audience meetup! Come along!)

Plus: robots doing surgery, dissecting eggs, testicle puns, and gargling oil.

Direct download: Episode_119__Half_Full_of_Robot_Bits.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:41pm AEST

No new episode this week - because of, uh, reasons. Have a listen.

Direct download: A_Mystical_and_Semi-Important_Announcement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm AEST

Jack is joined by young UK skeptic Rhys Morgan to discuss the health effects of wind farms, why multi-level marketing schemes are horrible scams, and why dozens and dozens of whale fossils are being found in one spot in Chile - while Jargonauts persists with "extant". 

Plus: Welsh Siri, Rhys' contributions to skepticism, and astronomical impossibilities. 

Direct download: Episode_118__Aquatic_Sloths_on_YouTube.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:38pm AEST