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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 ...
 
We're tired of pertinent social and science news being buried by clap trap. Our podcast is here to bring you relevant, under reported current events, as well as in-depth discussions from a scientific, critical, skeptical, and humorous point of view. Derek and Swoopy are your hosts, filling your pod and your brain with skeptical insight and conversation, sometimes heated, on a plethora of topics that are ripe for critical examination. Bringing truth to podcasting, and all who choose to listen ...
 
Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.
 
RAW Education News Radio is BAM's public affairs channel. Think C-SPAN Radio with more meat and less fat, in less time. Tune in to listen to recorded discussions with leading educators, reporters, government officials and legislators condensed and edited for busy educators, advocates, journalists and education leaders.
 
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:00 Letter to the Editor A follow up to a story we mentioned a few weeks ago where a letter to the editor was published in the Byron Bay Echo newspaper. This week we feature the response from skeptic Ken McLeod. Just who is this mysterious midwife who is complaining about COVID-19 vaccinations? 0:10:20 Craz…
 
Yesterday, the Biden administration presented a 10-year plan that would set aside one-third of America’s land and waters for conservation. Democrats and scientists have touted this goal as a measure to slow mass extinction. But POLITICO’s Ben Lefebvre reports on why details on Biden's plans to reach this goal are still scarce. Anthony Adragna is an…
 
In the 1860s, John D. Rockefeller started his oil empire in Cleveland, Ohio. By his death in the 1930s, he’d built the largest fortune in American history by building a monopoly in the oil industry. But now, his living descendants are fighting Exxon Mobil, the largest remnant of Rockefeller’s Standard Oil, over what they call decades of deception b…
 
Jacqueline Novogratz on Building Acumen, How to (Actually) Change the World, Speaking Your Truth, and The Incredible Power of “Dumb” Questions | Brought to you by LinkedIn Jobs recruitment platform with 720M+ users, Magic Spoon delicious low-carb cereal, and Eight Sleep’s Pod Pro Cover sleeping solution for dynamic cooling and heating. Jacqueline N…
 
The Biden administration is calling for spending tens of billions to help speed the adoption of electric vehicles and bring on the future of clean transportation. But farmers fear that shift away from liquid fuels and they say Biden’s ignoring home-grown biofuels. Now, they’re putting some of their considerable political power into making sure etha…
 
Ask any Democrat on Capitol Hill about Trump’s regulations and they will almost certainly tell you they were far too weak. But since Dems hold both legislative arms, why not just undo these regulations unilaterally? According to POLITICO’s Anthony Adragna, doing so through the Congressional Review Act carries some untested legal risks. Anthony Adra…
 
On Earth Day, Joe Biden announced the US’ ambitious goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. But it seems like the calculations that guided the administration’s decision are a secret. Today, POLITICO’s Zack Colman, on why Congress and the private sector want to know the math behind the White House’s climate plan. Zack Colman is an ener…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Adrienne Hill 0:02:00 Crazy COVID-19 Flyers Dispite the roll out of varoius COVID-19 vaccines around the world and despite the terrible situation in countries like India and Brazil, there are still those in our society who are intent on fear moungering. We read out some typical COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy flyers that were place…
 
California Governor Gavin Newsom directed his administration last week to ban new fracking permits within three years in the state. The move comes after the state legislature, controlled by Democrats, voted against the ban – which Newsom himself said last year he didn't have the power to issue as governor. POLITICO’s Colby Bermel explains the ban a…
 
Hamilton Morris on Iboga, 5-MeO-DMT, The Power of Ritual, New Frontiers in Psychedelics, Excellent Problems to Solve, and More | Brought to you by Dry Farm Wines natural wines designed for fewer hangovers, LMNT electrolyte supplement, and Oura smart ring wearable for personalized sleep and health insights. More on all three below. Hamilton Morris (…
 
This week, the Supreme court heard arguments on two cases that could redefine pipeline construction and the amount of biofuels in America’s gasoline. POLITICO’s Kelsey Tamborrino and Alex Guillen followed along, and they explain the stakes in these cases. Kelsey Tamborrino is an energy reporter and author of Morning Energy. Anthony Adragna is an en…
 
On Tuesday, POLITICO’s Alex Guillen and Annie Snider sat down with EPA administrator Michael Regan. The veteran public servant on environmental policy is now one of the government officials with most power to direct federal action on climate change and the environment — and he wants to get his agency back to crafting strong regulations. Anthony Adr…
 
12 years ago, Democrats tried to implement a price on US carbon emissions as part of a complicated process that would try to lower America’s carbon footprint. But while this attempt failed, some American companies privately began internally considering the cost of their emissions. Today, POLITICO’s Lorraine Woellert, on how this shift could help th…
 
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice… After decades of flip-flopping, world leaders aren’t taking the American president’s word on climate at its value. With momentum on climate policy at the White House and Congress, Democrats have an opportunity to show the world the US is serious this time around. Today, POLITICO’s Ryan Heath, on how histor…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:02 The Alien Space Ship... that wasn't. We chat to author and podcaster Mick West about his work in uncovering a far more realistic explanation of a UFO seen over the ocean and captured on night vision video from a US navel ship. It turns out that the aliens might well be riding in normal airliners, headin…
 
Joe Biden promised he would return America to a top leadership position on climate. At his own climate summit, President Biden announced the ambitious climate goal that the environmental world had been waiting for. But wait, there’s more! POLITICO’s Zack Colman, on all the news from the day-long climate meeting. Zack Colman is an energy reporter fo…
 
Greg McKeown — The Art of Effortless Results, How to Take the Lighter Path, the Joys of Simplicity, and More | Brought to you by UCAN endurance products powered by SuperStarch®, FreshBooks cloud-based small business accounting software, and Headspace easy-to-use app with guided meditations. More on all three below. Greg McKeown (@GregoryMcKeown) is…
 
A decade ago, China beat America in the race for dominance in solar energy technology. Now, China is lapping the US again, this time in another key component of the green energy transition: battery production. Today, POLITICO’s Gavin Bade and Eric Wolff explore Joe Biden’s plan to catch up, and the environmental challenges along the way. Anthony Ad…
 
Lowering emissions may not be enough to prevent the worst consequences of climate change. To meet the most ambitious climate goals, technologies that absorb the carbon from the atmosphere will need to be developed and rolled out en masse. And POLITICO’s Ben Lefebvre reports that’s where Exxon wants to take action. Anthony Adragna is an energy repor…
 
For more than a century, coal mines across the country’s heartland fueled a growing nation and created thousands of jobs. But as the energy world shifts to cleaner sources of power, helping the once-booming coal country adapt to a changing world is shaping up to be one of the Democrats’ biggest challenges. POLITICO’s Zack Colman, on how Democrats a…
 
Since the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015 many countries and big companies have ramped up their commitments to lower their emissions, while the U.S. under former President Donald Trump rejected the global effort. But no more: On Thursday — Earth Day —President Joe Bien convenes a virtual summit with dozens of world leaders, putting t…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:13 King St. Newtown Join Richard Saunders has he walks the length of Newtown's (an inner west suburb of Sydney) main street, stopping along the way to investigate no end of New Age and health stores. https://www.google.com/maps/@-33.898499,151.1854725,16.1z 0:24:03 Fake Medicine - Book Launch We travel to …
 
California is the country’s leader when it comes to climate policies. But not even Democrats could impose a ban on fracking despite holding all levels of power in California. Today, POLITICO’s Colby Bermel explains why. Anthony Adragna is an energy reporter for POLITICO. Colby Bermel is an energy reporter for POLITICO California. Carlos Prieto is a…
 
George Mumford, Mindfulness Coach to Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, on Awareness, Compassionate Action, The Dizziness of Freedom, and More | Brought to you by Tonal smart home gym, LinkedIn Jobs recruitment platform with 700M+ users, and Eight Sleep’s Pod Pro Cover sleeping solution for dynamic cooling and heating More on all three below. George M…
 
In the last decade, some of the largest American companies have taken on the challenge of lowering their emissions to net zero. But as these companies invest in green energies and carbon-capturing technologies, they are finding that the federal government’s inaction is keeping them from reaching their goals. Today, Lorraine Woellert, on what corpor…
 
Officials in London, Glasgow and the U.N. climate headquarters in Bonn are trying to figure out how to salvage the 26th annual United Nations climate conference, known as COP26. The summit is supposed to be held in Glasgow in the first two weeks of November. But POLITICO’s Karl Mathiesen explains the challenges of hosting a global summit amid an un…
 
The Biden administration's efforts to marry environmental justice and clean water access will depend a lot on Radhika Fox, who's currently laying the groundwork at EPA. POLITICO’s Annie Snider reports. Anthony Adragna is an energy reporter and author of Morning Energy. Annie Snider covers water issues for POLITICO. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO pod…
 
Most of the 21st century has seen a true revolution in the energy world: new, better technologies to create renewable energies, the rise of natural gas, and the advent of vehicles that run on electricity. But one sector that hasn’t seen an evolution is the way energy is transmitted across the country. In comes Biden’s plan to modernize the American…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:55 Maynard's Spooky Action UFOs wirh Dr Steve Roberts and Brian Dunning With the 55th anniversary of Australia's famous UFOs story, 'Westall 1966', Maynard chats to Brian Dunning and Dr Steve Roberts about this strange event. They also look at other famous UFO accounts including the case of the pancake coo…
 
It’s common knowledge that cow burps and pig farts are an important source of emissions in America. But is it true? Today, Alex Guillen explains where the thick of methane emissions related to farming actually come from, and what the federal government could do to curb them. Anthony Adragna is an energy reporter for POLITICO and host of POLITICO En…
 
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American energy jobs pay considerably higher than the median job. But Kelsey Tamborrino reports that Joe Biden’s job plan faces challenges in selling new, renewable energy jobs that pay less than traditional energy work. Kelsey Tamborrino is a Politico Energy reporter. Anthony Adragna is an energy reporter for POLITICO and host of POLITICO Energy. …
 
Joe Biden wants to be the president to change the course in the fight against climate change. But if he really wants to use the full power of the federal government, his EPA has to craft strong regulations that will pass legal muster. Today, Alex Guillen reports on the challenge of striking that balance. Anthony Adragna is an energy reporter for PO…
 
Way before solar power took off in America, Tom Werner took the reins of a little known California company called SunPower. After nearly two decades, Werner is stepping down as CEO just as the rise of solar seems to have no boundaries. POLITICO’s Kelsey Tamborrino talks to Werner about what the industry wants from the Biden administration, and what…
 
President Joe Biden wants Americans to start driving electric vehicles as soon as possible, and for these vehicles to be fully built by Americans. But in order to achieve this goal, the US will need to dramatically increase its production of batteries. Today, Gavin Bade explains how and an international trade dispute could hit the brakes on a long-…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:12 You Can Count on Adrienne with Adrienne Hill Migraines Adrienne has suffered from migraine headaches, with some mind-bending auras, for most of her life. What is a migraine? According to the Mayo Clinic, "migraine can cause severe, throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. …
 
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed Florida's lawsuit against Georgia over water use from the Chattahoochee, Flint and Apalachicola rivers. POLITICO’s Bruce Ritchie explains. Kelsey Tamborrino is an energy reporter for POLITICO. Bruce Ritchie is a POLITICO Florida reporter covering environment and energy. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO podc…
 
President Joe Biden's $2 trillion climate and infrastructure plan is too modest to address a global emergency, some environmental advocates say. POLITICO’s Zack Colman reports. Kelsey Tamborrino is an energy reporter for POLITICO. Zack Colman is an energy reporter for POLITICO Pro. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO podcast producer. Carlos Prieto is a …
 
President Joe Biden is set to unveil the details of a major infrastructure package that’s expected to include record spending on climate change. POLITICO’s Matthew Choi reports. Kelsey Tamborrino is an energy reporter for POLITICO. Matthew Choi is an energy reporter and author of Morning Energy for POLITICO. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO podcast pr…
 
Dr. Adam Gazzaley, UCSF — Brain Optimization and The Future of Psychedelic Medicine | Brought to you by Wealthfront automated investing, ExpressVPN virtual private network service, and Allform premium, modular furniture. Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD (@adamgazz), is the David Dolby Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Physiology, and Psychiatry at the Un…
 
The Biden administration unveiled a new initiative on Monday to boost the U.S. offshore wind power, aiming to leverage the industry as part of President Joe Biden's effort to create new union jobs under a transition to a clean energy economy. Kelsey Tamborrino is an energy reporter and author of Morning Energy. Eric Wolff covers energy policy and p…
 
As President Joe Biden prepares to pitch what's likely to be a $3 trillion infrastructure package this week to help prepare the country for the growing threats from climate change, Senators Joe Manchin and Lisa Murkowski will be crucial in determining whether that plan draws bipartisan support, or if Democrats will go it alone and use reconciliatio…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:23 Dr Siobhan O'Sullivan Around 1,500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year in Australia. Often, ovarian cancer feels like nothing. For that reason, most women are diagnosed when they are Stage III or IV. Siobhan tells us her story with this cancer and her advice for women. (With the help of Mr…
 
Senate Democrats are preparing to use the Congressional Review Act resolution to rescind a major Trump regulatory rule that limits the EPA’s ability to regulate methane. But, will that resolution pass the Senate? POLITICO’s Alex Guillén explains. Alex Guillén is an energy reporter for POLITICO Pro. Anthony Adragna is an energy reporter and author o…
 
Balaji Srinivasan on The Future of Bitcoin and Ethereum, How to Become Noncancelable, the Path to Personal Freedom and Wealth in a New World, the Changing Landscape of Warfare, and More | Brought to you by Wealthfront automated investing, Athletic Greens all-in-one nutritional supplement, and Helix Sleep premium mattresses. More on all three below.…
 
In recent decades, solar and wind energies have revolutionized the world’s energy supply, offering an environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuels. But there is one technology that could provide another source of clean energy by creating power out of one of the most common elements in the galaxy: hydrogen. Today, POLITICO’s Marie French exp…
 
Earlier this month, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski voted to confirm Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary. But it seems like additional progressives may face longer odds getting into the Interior Department. Today, POLITICO’s Ben Lefebvre, on how one of the Senate’s biggest power couples are wielding their power at the upper chamber. Anthony Adragna is an …
 
For more than a century, presidents have used the authority under the Antiquities Act to create national monuments. At its conception, this law was created to protect vulnerable important sites from looting and exploitation, but on Monday, Chief Justice John Roberts said he wants the court to evaluate whether presidents are overreaching their autho…
 
Since the day after inauguration, Democrats have controlled the agenda at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. But GOP still holds three of the five commission seats, and Republican Neil Chatterjee has emerged as the swing vote, at least for the next 3 months. And on Thursday, he voted alongside Democrats on a rule that could shape the future …
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:08 You Can Count on Adrienne with Adrienne Hill Not for Prophet From the pages of 'The Skeptic' magazine from Australia, Adrienne reports on the ups and downs of checking thousands of mystical predictions covering the years 2000 - 2020. https://www.skeptics.com.au/wp-content/uploads/magazine/The%20Skeptic%…
 
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