The Pseudo Scientists Episode 60 — The Ig Nobel Prizes, theology abstracts, Romney snippets and Richard Hughes
Jack, Tom and Belinda are joined by former cast member and Australian ex-pat Richard Hughes to discuss his time in Texas so far, as well as YAS alumnus Jason Ball’s successful AFL anti-homophobia campaign. Plus, the Melbourne-based team talk improbable research at the Ig Nobel Prizes, trolling a theology conference on “creation order” and some random things about US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The Pseudo Scientists Episode 55 — Teleportation, strange beliefs in the skeptical movement, art-tech from Curiosity, and Evan Bernstein
Richard, Belinda and Jack discuss an artistic spin-off from the Curiosity Mars Rover, successful 100km quantum teleportation, and a list of potentially dodgy things that some skeptics and atheists might believe. Plus, Ted interviews Evan Bernstein, from the Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast, about how the show got started, the link between fantasy and skepticism, and the pathways into skepticism. And Richard has a secret to tell…
The Pseudo Scientists Episode 54 — Tom Lang, the Curiosity Mars Rover, the London 2012 Olympics and Jay Novella
Jack, Belinda, Richard and new panel member Tom Lang dive into the disparate worlds of the Curiosity Mars Rover landing and the 2012 London Olympics. Plus, Ted interviews Jay Novella, one of the hosts of the influential and renowned Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast, on the link between skepticism and atheism, how the SGU got started, and how to live life as a skeptic.
The Pseudo Scientists Episode 51 — Rachael Skerritt, the Higgs Boson, Kinesio Tape and school chaplains
New panel member Rachael Skerritt joins Richard, Jack and James to discuss the discovery of the/a/maybe-probably Higgs Boson, a Power Balance-like strapping tape that has appeared in the sporting world, and an update on the school chaplaincy program.
The Pseudo Scientists Episode 46 — The Square Kilometre Array, river emergencies and a commercial space-flight milestone
Jack, Belinda, James and Richard discuss the Australian and South African Square Kilometre Array telescopes, problems with a plan to help save the Murray-Darling river basin in eastern Australia, and the successful launch and docking to the International Space Station of a pioneering commercial space capsule, SpaceX’s Dragon.