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Randi Appears on Young Aussie Skeptics PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Wagg   

Jason Ball writes:

Hello,

The Young Australian Skeptics had the privilege of interviewing James Randi at the CFI World Congress. The interview can be heard on the latest episode of The Pseudo Scientists, their official podcast.

Check it out at: youngausskeptics.com (Episode 10 direct link).
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Thanks Jason, and congrats on the success of the Young Australian Skeptics. In this podcast, Randi explains his experience of ABC producers (AKA "Shifty Bastards") twisting his words regarding John of God in a now infamous TV special. Randi also discusses appearing on The Tonight Show under the hosting of both Steve Allen and Johnny Carson. The podcast also contains a report on "Super Brain Yoga," which claims to have clincal support.

After listening to to show, be sure to check out the rest of their site. Their coverage of H1N1 alone is worth your time.

 

 

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Boring.
written by BillyJoe, May 03, 2009
Sorry, I gave it five minutes.

I've tried quite a few podcasts, but I've always had to give up after a few minutes of suffering through absolutely mind-numbing non-stop bitch-boring chit-chat which provides less than zero information.

(Yes, that is possible: you actually feel like you're getting dumber and dumber by the mind-numbing minute)

There's only so much time, and I want to get at least a laugh if I'm going to waste it.

Any one else feel the same?

BJ
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written by Pink Elephant, May 03, 2009
There's only so much time, and I want to get at least a laugh if I'm going to waste it.

Any one else feel the same?
I haven't listened to the whole thing yet, but the dihydrogenmonoxide skit where they go out onto the street getting people to sign a petition to ban water was kinda funny.
But the first 5 minutes of the podcast was indeed mindless prattle.

James Randi's interview starts at 13:30 into the podcast.
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written by Rustylizard, May 03, 2009
I had a bit of trouble getting the podcast to download, but it finally came through. The interview with Randi is definitely worth listening to. If you already have a dim view of the media, this will surely reinforce it-ratings always seem to trump the truth.
I don't usually listen to podcasts unless I'm looking for something specific, because many do take up a lot of time. After listening to this one for awhile, I cheated and used the slider to find the interview with Randi.
If I knew the youngausskeptics personally, I probably would have listened to the whole thing-they seem like very nice people that I'd love to have for neighbors, and I thank them for the podcast. But yes, Billy Joe, I too tend to be a bit impatient when things don't move along. After reading Pink Elephant's comment, though, maybe I'll use the slider again to find the dihydrogenmonoxide skit.
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written by Pink Elephant, May 03, 2009
Pen and Teller also did a similar segment with dihydrogen monoxide, which you can watch on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi3erdgVVTw
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written by typicallucas, May 03, 2009
If you skip to about 25% of the way through the show you will get to the bit where they interview Mr. Randi.
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