The Pseudoscientists (podcasts)
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, James and Richard discuss the Real Australian Sceptics and Australian anti-intellectualism, and read out some listener emails from California, New Zealand and Finland.

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Richard, Belinda and Jack discuss eggless chickens, analytical thought and its effects on supernatural beliefs, and the compatibility of science and religion. Plus, Belinda interviews Eugenie Scott from the National Center for Science Education about recent developments in anti-evolution legislation in the US.

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Belinda, James, Jack, Jason, Richard and special guest panelist Ashley Paramore from the Secular Student Alliance discuss the Global Atheist Convention 2012, secular/atheist student groups and Ashley's time in Australia.

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Richard, James, Belinda and Jack honour Douglas Adams by discussing some big questions about Life, the Universe and Everything. What is making up the majority of our universe, and why can't we see it? How can we more effectively manage Australian wildlife conversation? What is the mass gap problem, and why is it important? What is life, exactly? The answers, unfortunately, probably aren't all "42".

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Jack, Belinda, Elliot and Richard discuss a watery "Super-Earth", the implications of vat-grown meat, and leaked documents from an anti-climate change institute. Plus, Jack interviews Rhys Morgan, a 17 year-old skeptic from Wales who has made a name for himself fighting alternative medicine and quackery.

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Elliot, Belinda, Jack and Richard discuss really old seaweed, shrill/cute tarsiers and genomics revealing how our ancestors got it on with other human subspecies. Plus, Jack interviews Eugenie Scott, of the National Center for Science Education, about climate change denial and evolution education.

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Belinda, Richard and Jack discuss strange geological phenomena, the psychology of science, a new "theory of everything" and why blue-tongue lizards might no longer be troubled by the cane toad menace. Plus, Jack interviews Desiree Schell, host of the Canadian radio show and podcast "Skeptically Speaking", about the wonderful world of effective skeptical activism.

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Jack and Jason discuss former No. 1 tennis player Margaret Court's homophobic op-ed in the Herald Sun and a group of doctors calling for the removal of alternative medicine courses in Australian universities. Plus, Jack interviews PZ Myers, author of the famous science and atheism blog "Pharyngula", about alien biology, getting more biologists involved in skeptical conferences and the impact and influence of the online skeptical community. 

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Jason, Jack and Belinda talk about an increase in ghost photos and an Indian court ordering Facebook and Google to remove anti-religious content, and discuss how skeptics should talk to each other when they disagree. Plus, Richard and Jason interview Simon Singh about his libel lawsuit from the British Chiropractic Association, the state of British libel law and what it means for skeptics who want to fairly criticise the claims of others. 

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Elliot, Jack, James and Jason discuss an update to Meryl Dorey's appearance at the Woodford Folk Festival, misogynistic atheists on Reddit, and the Pope's Christmas address. Plus, Richard and Alastair interview Brian Dunning, from the popular skeptical podcast Skeptoid (recorded at TAM Australia).

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