Skeptically Challenged 2014/08/21

Skeptically Challenged 2014/08/21
Intro with Jake Farr-Wharton; Climate consensus bad PR? Shark week jumps the shark; Supermoon; Underpants stealing ghost; Abortion and breast cancer; Autism rates steady for 2 decades; Global cooling nonsense; Clinical trial for cardiac arrest adrenaline; Robin Williams and depression; outro.   (more…)

Skeptically Challenged 2014/08/15 Ric...

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I’m joined by Richard Saunders who talks about the making of the Vaccination Chronicles, 300 episodes of the Skeptic Zone, the Australian National Skeptics Convention and his role as Judge on the tv show “The One”. (more…)

My Thoughts on the “Dunning Aff...

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I have always been a skeptical type, from the age I started asking questions and began to read I have been fascinated by science and rejected the claims of religion very early. Even as a child I wasn’t the kind of person to take something as given just because an authority figure said it. In 2010 it was through Brian Dunnings appearance [...]

Skeptically Challenged 2014/08/04

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Intro, Skepticamp; Ebola – Let’s Not Pancic; Mike Adams Melt Down; MH17 Conspiracies; MERS = Bioterroism? Siberian Sink Hole; Fluoride in QLD; Outro, SBM Lawsuit, New Video Studio, Skeptic Notice-Board. Consider supporting me on Patreon; http://www.patreon.com/skepticallychallenged (more…)

Ebola – Let’s Not Panic

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An Ebolavirus epidemic had been raging on in West Africa since March 2014 this year, in fact it’s the worst ever recorded epidemic of the disease with the WHO recording over 1200 infected and 672, a quite horrific 55% of those infected have died. The virus has especially gruesome symptoms, appearing innocuous enough at first presenting [...]

Skeptically Challenged 2014/07/19 Liv...

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A live recording of the Skeptically Challenged Podcast recorded at Brisbane Skepticamp 19/07/2014. Featuring Jo Alabaster, Jake Farr-Wharton and Phil Kent.   (more…)

A response from the ABC

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Here’s the response from the ABC about my complaint I sent last month, I personally don’t think they adequately covered the important parts of my complaint, my source made it quite clear how inaccurate a lot of the information in this report is and one only has observe the tone of the report to perceive the intentionally “ju [...]

Skeptically Challenged 2014/06/19 Bon...

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Bonus episode - Relentless skeptical activist Susan Gerbic joins me to talk about the Sheldrake / Chopra incident. (more…)

Skeptically Challenged 2014/06/08 Bon...

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Wayward sharktag; Stem cell paper retracted; celebrities and pseudoscience; Engaging with woo; UFO TAFE course.   (more…)

Skeptically Challenged 2014/07/02

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Live at Brisbane Skeptics in the Pub with Imaginary Friends Show host Jake Farr-Wharton. Panel discussion on the latest crazy, plus the latest pseudo-science news. (more…)