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PostHeaderIcon Episode 51

Cast: 
cds
Cast: 
ubermoo
Cast: 
vIQleS

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)

News:
Brain “training” company Lumosity slapped with $2 million fine for misleading customers
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/popular-brain-game-maker-lumino...

Charlie Sheen joining forces with Dr Oz to chase HIV cure

PostHeaderIcon Episode 48

Cast: 
cds
Cast: 
ubermoo
Cast: 
vIQleS

In which we talk about wormholes, machine learning and memristers, and Harry Potter vibrating broomsticks.

Email / feedback:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tripods

https://web.archive.org/web/20020905195501/http://www.bushcountry.org/ne...

Noticeboard:

NZ Skeptics Conference 2015:
http://conference.skeptics.nz/register
Christchurch November 20th - 22nd
Skeptic and logic course: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/logical-and-critical-thinking

News:

AHaH computing - machine learning and memristers

PostHeaderIcon Episode 25

Cast: 
cds
Cast: 
Chrissie Taylor
Cast: 
ubermoo
Cast: 
vIQleS

In which we talk about The NZ Skeptics Conference, 2012, The Marshall Protocol, Atheism+, and Lab-grown genitals.

1. Feedback and Email

2. Noticeboard

3. News

4. Siouxsie Rants about the Ponsonby News

5. Quote and WOTD

Smarter Monkies
3D without glasses

PostHeaderIcon Episode 24

Cast: 
cds
Cast: 
Chrissie Taylor
Cast: 
ubermoo
Cast: 
vIQleS

In which we discuss Bible in Schools with the Secular Education Network's Peter Harrison, find out how creationism in New Zealand can be literally insane, and hear about nano 3D printing.

1. Feedback and Email

2. Noticeboard - Skeptics Conf

3. News

4. Siouxsie Rants about the Ponsonby News

5. Interview - Peter Harrison

6. Quote and WOTD

3D Nano Printer

Speedos

PostHeaderIcon Episode 20

Cast: 
cds
Cast: 
Chrissie Taylor
Cast: 
ubermoo
Cast: 
vIQleS

In which we interview Professor Shaun Holt about alt med that actually works; find out about a bullet-proof spider silk / human skin hybrid and detachable spider penises; and learn the shocking truth about Tip Top vanilla ice cream.

1. Email and Feedback

2. News

3. Siouxsie Rants about the Ponsonby News

4. New Segment! - Old Wives Tales Debunked

5. Interview - Shaun Holt

6. WOTD and Quote

--==Links==--

http://www.huggies.co.nz/baby-care/health/reflux

http://www.huggies.co.nz/baby-care/health/reflux/management-tips

PostHeaderIcon Episode 18

Cast: 
cds
Cast: 
ubermoo
Cast: 
vIQleS

In which we celebrate some victories, and find some new things to be mad about. Some trubees miss the point and fail to answer questions, and we interview Kylie Sturgess

Oh - and Siouxsie tells us what it's like to masturbate in an MRI scanner.

1. Emails and feedback

2. News

3. Siouxsie Rants About the Ponsonby News

4. Interview: Kylie Sturgess

5. Quote and Word of the Day

--=Links==-

PostHeaderIcon Episode 17

Cast: 
cds
Cast: 
Chrissie Taylor
Cast: 
ubermoo
Cast: 
vIQleS

Our hellowe'en episode, in which we discuss endangered rhinos, bats with ebola, and the best way to kill a vampire. Meanwhile - is Siouxsie in danger of becoming a regular columnist for the Ponsonby news?

  1. Feedback
  2. News
  3. Siouxsie Rants about the Ponsonby News
  4. Interview - Stuart Landsborough
  5. WOTD and Quote

Links:

Brain Movies

PostHeaderIcon Episode Ten

Cast: 
cds
Cast: 
Chrissie Taylor
Cast: 
ubermoo
Cast: 
vIQleS

Yet another super-guest-star coup for The Completely Unnecessary Skeptical Podcast.

In this episode we interview none other than The Rebecca Watson, Skepchick Extraordinaire.

And some other stuff. But mainly Rebecca.

  1. Feedback
  2. Community Noticeboard (& TAM OZ)
  3. News
  4. Woo Zealand / SRATPN
  5. Interview - Rebecca Watson
  6. Quote and Word of the Day

Links:

http://skepchick.org

http://www.littleatoms.com/

http://www.theskepticsguide.org/

http://skepticbros.com/placebo-bands/

PostHeaderIcon Episode Eight

Cast: 
cds
Cast: 
Chrissie Taylor
Cast: 
SkeptiCol
Cast: 
ubermoo
Cast: 
vIQleS

In which we talk to Gold, the (new) Current Incarnation of the Chair-Entity of the New Zealand Skeptics.

There's also some news (both Regular and the Ponsonby kind).

  1. Feedback and emails
  2. News
  3. Interview - Gold
  4. WOTD and Quote

Links:

Triangle of Life:

http://canterburyatheists.blogspot.com/2010/09/warning-ignore-this-trian...

http://www.tropicpost.com/triangle-of-life-disaster-or-fact/

"Fraud" Doctor

PostHeaderIcon Episode Five

Cast: 
cds
Cast: 
SkeptiCol
Cast: 
ubermoo
Cast: 
vIQleS

In which we discuss Skepticism and Igtheism with the Skeptheist, Some local ghost news and the usual mix of intelligent witty banter...

1. Feedback and complaints

2. Meet the Host: Colin

3. News & "Woo Zealand"

4. Interview: Justin

5. WOTD and Quote

Links:

Light from Sound

Nano Food