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The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and his team of reporters for your weekly dose of skeptical news and interviews, reports and comments. Past guests have included, James Randi, Stephen Fry, Tim Minchin, Eugenie Scott, Dr Phil Plait, Michael Marshall, Dr Steve Novella, Dr Pamela Gay, Jon Ronson, Dr Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh, Prof. Richard Wiseman, Dick Smith, Banachek, Prof. Chris French, George Hrab, Tim Ferguson, Dr Paul Willis and many, many more. Fea ...
 
Favourite stars past and present of Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Home and Away, Neighbours and Hollyoaks chat behind the scenes stories and give us a rare, intimate insight into their lives. Head over to https://www.anotherslice.com/soapfromthebox?tab=episodesTo subscribe and get extra content
 
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0:00:00 Introduction Maynard with Richard Saunders 0:05:50 Claire Klingenberg Claire Klingenberg is the President of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations and co-organizer of the Czech Paranormal Challenge. Since 2013, she has spoken at multiple science and skepticism conferences, and has consulted on a range of projects where pseudoscien…
 
Canada ascending to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 was surely cathartic for every footballer who has worn the Maple Leaf — especially Dwayne De Rosario, one of this nation's best ever . The Scarborough man helped grow the beautiful game in North America as one of the first stars of Major League Soccer, contributing to four MLS Cup-winning teams and twic…
 
Steve Simmons dishes it out, and Steve Simmons takes it. He would not have that any other way. It’s been A Lucky Life. As a national columnist with Postmedia, his articles are some of the most widely discussed amongst Canadian sports fans. He has also appeared regularly on radio and television including TSN’s The Reporters. Simmons began his profes…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:04 An interview with Zion Lights Zion Lights was a spokesperson for the 'Extinction Rebellion' organisation before leaving it owing to fundamental disagreements with the group's reasoning and activities. Today her focus is on the importance of communicating science effectively, the climate and ecological e…
 
In 2019, veteran live sports producer John Shannon was — no need for an euphemism — fired by Sportsnet. As he has learned across nearly a half century in sports media, one has to evolve or die. In this memoir, Shannon writes of how he has absorbed and applied lessons that are wrapped as mortal blows in order not merely survive, but thrive in an oft…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:42 A Strongly Worded Letter Skeptics receive all sorts of interesting letters from the public, some complimentary, some not. It seems that many people also believe that skeptical organisations wield much more power or influence than we really do. On today's show, Richard Saunders reads one of the more note…
 
When it was announced that Hockey Hall of Fame centreman Bryan Trottier was releasing a memoir, one had to wonder why that had not already happened. Trottier won the Stanley Cup six times as a player and once again as an assistant coach. The son of a Cree-Chippewa-Métis father and an Irish-Canadian mother from a Saskatchewan ranching family, he als…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:34 Rob Palmer at CSICon 2022 Guest reporter Rob roves around the halls at CSICon 2022 in Las Vagas and bumps into David Robert Grimes, a physicist, cancer researcher, and author. Rob also catches up with Ramiro Rodriguez from the 'Triangle Skeptics' and finaly to Prof. Richard Dawkins. 0:15:12 Australian S…
 
"I'm so glad you had the life you did Barbara. I'm sorry you can't remember but my God, what a life! You haven't wasted a minute of it!" BARBARA WINDSOR had a life full of achievements on and off screen. From the enormously successful and much loved Carry On films to more than twenty years in Albert Square as Peggy Mitchell. Weaving together an old…
 
Barrie Shepley had his eureka moment while working a summer job in an auto plant. Captivated by Canadian swimmer Alex Baumann racing to gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, Shepley realized that he wanted to be in elite sport. His skillset was best suited to being a coach. Chasing greatness began with hustling. Starting from his residence room at…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:48 Rob Pamler at CSICon 2022 Guest reporter Rob roves around the halls at CSICon 2022 in Las Vagas and bumps into Joseph Uscinski who is a professor of political science at the University of Miami and speaker at the convention. He also catches up with Wendy Hughes to talk about 'Romance Scams'. Next he cha…
 
LIMITED EDITION He is one of the UK's biggest male solo artists. Since he won Pop Idol in 2002 he has won 2 BRIT awards, four number one singles and countless albums. He chats to Lee about his amazing album, Crying On The Bathroom Floor right here on another special edition of Pop From The Box. From the creator of Soap From The Box, this new series…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:50 You Can Count on Adrienne CSICon 2022. Skeptics from all over the world are in Las Vegas for this major convention. Adrienne gives us her preview of the meeting. https://csiconference.org 0:12:07 Australian Skeptics Newsletter What skeptical news has caught the eye of Tim Mendham this week? Read by Rich…
 
He was one of the longest serving cast members in Neighbours playing the villain you loved to hate, Paul Robinson. Stefan Dennis joins Lee a few months after the show finished to look back on some of his highlights working on the Australian Soap, where he played the brother of Scott played by Jason Donovan and whose sister in law was Charlene, Kyli…
 
STEPS formed in 1997 and have achieved two number one singles and three number one albums in the UK as well as selling millions of records around the world. Group member Claire Richards is the next pop sensation to join the line up for Pop From The Box. From the creator of Soap From The Box, this is a new series which will see some of the biggest m…
 
LIMITED EDITION Liverpudlian pop sensation Sonia, is the first star to be a guest on the shiny new podcast Pop From The Box. From the creator of Soap From The Box, this starts a new series which will see some of the biggest music stars from years gone by speaking to Lee about life in the fast lane. Going on tour with Kylie, Jason and Rick Astley wa…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:28 UFOs! We catch up with podcaster of Brian Dunning to learn more about the process of making a documentary film. Brian's new movie will be called "The UFO movie they don't want you to see!" https://www.briandunning.com/ufo https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4208 0:25:34 A Dive into a Trove A wander through th…
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMERDALE!! Welcome to a celebratory episode of Season 3's TV behind the scenes podcast as Lee welcomes two of the shows biggest stars to have a natter about life on and off of set, as Emmerdale celebrates its 50th Birthday. Chris Chittell has played Eric Pollard since 1964 and his real life wife, Lesley Dunlop has not only been a ma…
 
It only took 50 years for the original Team Canada to fully participate in a book about that September, in 1972.John U. Bacon, a seven-time best-selling author based in Ann Arbor, Mich., was drafted to put "The Greatest Comeback" into words for a new generation. Through unfettered access, Bacon expands upon the time-honoured narrative about the Sum…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:09:09 The Real ESP Great news for Australians, The ESP are coming to Canberra for Skepticon 2022. We chat to the team, Andras G Pinter, Pontus Bockman, Annika Harrison (and special guest) and find out what they will be talking about at the upcoming convention. https://theesp.eu 0:16:32 Queen Elizabeth II Pred…
 
Corey Hirsch played 14 seasons as a professional goalie, including 108 NHL games. He raised the Stanley Cup and came within a postage stamp goal of backstopping Canada to an Olympic Gold medal. But the save of his life never happened on the ice. It happened when he stopped short of driving off a cliff. The plan was to finally be rid of intrusive th…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:36 Claire Klingenberg for Skepticon 2022 Claire Klingenberg is the president of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations. She has been involved in the skeptic movement since 2013 as co-organiser of the Czech Paranormal Challenge. https://www.clairek.com 0:14:04 Take Stock - With Shelley Stocken Does…
 
Ken Caminiti was the type of ball player that fans loved. He electrified third base and the batter's box with a formidable combination of grit, finesse and power. However, it was what the one-time unanimous NL MVP (1996) did after his playing days that stands above the great fielding plays, all-star appearances and revitalizing the San Diego Padres…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:24 You Can Count on Adrienne Pseudoscience in Education In this discussion, Adrienne Hill, Kelly Burke, and the Skeptical Fairy Godmother Angel from the internet, aka the tooth fairy, aka Michelle Bijkersma, get together to discuss pseudoscience in education within their three countries of Canada, the USA …
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:18 Did Nostradamus Predict death of the Queen? Some claim Nostradamus predicted with accuracy the year in which Queen Elizabeth II would die, but also that he foresaw the crowning of Prince Harry as king. It turn out either is true. We look into the claim and hear from some who believe it to be true. https…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:00 Queen Elizabeth II - Predictions With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, we take a look at some of the predictions made about her over the last 20 years, catalogued in the database of the Great Australian Psychic Prediction Project. 0:11:52 Australian Skeptics Newsletter What skeptical news has caught the…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:30 A Psychic in Court With a guilty verdict handed down in the Chris Dawson murder trial, Richard Saunders recounts the day he was in court in 2020 to hear the testimony of a so-called 'Psychic' who has a tenuous link to the case. This report, together with comments form Nicholas Cowdery AO, QC, appeared i…
 
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