In which we train our brains to be better at brain training, everyone's mean to Nathan for no reason, and we spend 5 minutes talking about what our palms look like.
(For bonus points - play Guess the Palm with the profile picture)
Brain “training” company Lumosity slapped with $2 million fine for misleading customers
Charlie Sheen joining forces with Dr Oz to chase HIV cure
In which Craig asks "Will it float?" (and tries to float), Siouxsie talks about color-changing condoms, and Nathan misses an obvious joke. Also, our roving reporter Graeme Hill interviews Matt Dillahunty and AronRa.
(It's a bit longer than normal because we had a lot of interview to fit in...)
Email / feedback:
Peter Boghossian http://reason.org.nz/index.php/news/96-peter-boghossian-coming-to-auckland
Conference tickets are Live! We're not dead! Cadbury are trying to weaken the muslims!
These and even more news and interesting facts lie within. Click at your own peril. You have been warned...
Non-news - the GRB that didn’t happen http://www.universetoday.com/112197/update-possible-nearby-gamma-ray-bur...
Extinct Animal found alive and well in New Zealand http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/extinct-animal-found-alive-...
In which we discuss the harm caused by religion, missing school girls, celebrity moms, and Deliah tells us all about cupping.
In which we discuss the beauty potential of snails, find out how gay marriage is going to bring about the downfall of society, learn who Stanislaw Burzynski is trying to sue now and investigate how many atheists there are in Turkey.
Siouxsie also tells us why you shouldn't give algae a math test and we interview David Veart, author of "First Catch Your Weka", who takes us on a tour of 20th century food fads.
1. Feedback and Email
4. Siouxsie Rants about the Ponsonby News
5. Interview - David Veart
6. Quote and WOTD
In which we hear about Harold Camping's appology and retraction, Psychic Sally's recent exposure as a fraud, steamed demons, and NZ's latest attempt at cancer quackery.
Siouxsie also tells us about this month's old wives tale. (And has a bit of a rant about the Ponsonby News.)
Feedback and Email
Noticeboard - Skeptics Conf
Siouxsie Rants about the Ponsonby News
Old Wives Tales Debunked
Quote and WOTD
In which the Completely Unnecessary Skeptical Podcast does not endorse the stoning to death of false prophets.
And it was Dr Rachie, not Kylie Stugess. Sorry about that.
3. Woo Zealand
4. Siouxsie Rants About the Ponsonby News
5. Interview - Daniel Keogh aka Professor Funk
6. Quote and WOTD
On today's show: Bionic Legs, Flying Cars, Preventing Lesbianism and writing letters to the editor.
Also our awesome interview with a Special Surprise Guest - you won't believe who we managed to trick into an interview. (You'll like it; not a lot, but you'll like it)
1. Noticeboard - NZ Skeptics Conf 2010 (you've already missed it!)
2. Meet the cast - Siouxsie
3. News - bionic legs, flying cars, anti-lesbian drugs, church donations, and detecting virginity
4. Interview - Special Surprise Guest
In which we discuss local and global news (and olds), including but not limited to: James Randi's personal life, Gut Bacteria, Fish and Chips, Church Billboards and the spiritual life of native american salmon.
We also have email and complaints from our 3 listeners...
And we interview Broadcaster Graeme Hill about skepticism and the media...
1. Email and News
2. Interview with Graeme Hill
3. Word of the Day and Quote
In which we discuss Neuroplasticity, Destiny Church, Ghosts for sale and how orca whales are governed by the laws of Leviticus
1: Meet the Cast - Craig
2: News - Self-Charging Cellphones, Destiny Church, Ghosts on Trademe,
3: Interview - Adriene Kohler: Neuroplasticity
4: Word of the Day & Quote