59 episodes

Yeah... Nah! is a fortnightly podcast from the New Zealand Skeptics focusing on the latest news of skeptical interest both locally and internationally.

Yeah... Nah‪!‬ NZ Skeptics

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Yeah... Nah! is a fortnightly podcast from the New Zealand Skeptics focusing on the latest news of skeptical interest both locally and internationally.

    Reality Archive Mystery

    Reality Archive Mystery

    Another week, another NZ news outlet bites the dust. Will Yeah…Nah continue it’s slow rise to the top of the NZ media mountain on pure attrition? It sure feels like it! Join us as Craig potentially eulogises Reality Check Radio. Bronwyn makes a case for archiving all sorts of sundry websites, and Mark investigates an audio mystery.




    Articles we talk about:

    RCR gets a reality check?



    Ghosts of futures’ past: The fragility of digital archives



    Time Travelling Song Lyrics





    Newsletters:

    2024-04-15





    Events:

    Save the date: November 15th-17th for the NZ Skeptics and NZARH Joint Conference at Fickling Convention Centre, Auckland. Visit conference.skeptics.nz for details and updates as they become available



    Come and meet us at Skeptics in the Pub:

    Wellington



    Auckland



    Dunedin







    Help us out:

    NZ Skeptical History project: Submit a date of interest



    Give the gift of Skepticism to someone who really needs it by signing them up to Become a member of the NZ Skeptics





    Need financial assistance for a skeptical activity?



    Apply for a small grant from the NZ Skeptics.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    No Bible Pascha Podcast

    No Bible Pascha Podcast

    It’s a smorgasbord of topics on the podcast for the week after holy week. Mark has some very definitive things to say about the resurrection and the Sex.Life podcast; Craig considers a future as a bible salesman; and Bronwyn goes to extremes with a mini update on Raman Pascha.




    Articles we talk about:

    Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?



    Bibles for sale!



    Sex.Life.Nonsense



    Channelling cash with Raman Pascha





    Newsletters:

    2024-04-02





    Events:

    Save the date: November 15th-17th for the NZ Skeptics and NZARH Joint Conference at Fickling Convention Centre, Auckland. More details to come.



    Come and meet us at Skeptics in the Pub:

    Wellington



    Auckland



    Dunedin







    Help us out:

    NZ Skeptical History project: Submit a date of interest



    Give the gift of Skepticism to someone who really needs it by signing them up to Become a member of the NZ Skeptics





    Need financial assistance for a skeptical activity?



    Apply for a small grant from the NZ Skeptics.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Psychic Altruistic Rollin’

    Psychic Altruistic Rollin’

    In this week’s episode, Craig, Bronwyn and Mark are back with some weird and wonderful topics. Mark has been visited by Mormon sister missionaries, again. Bronwyn has responded to a request for comment about a psychic cafe in Katikati, Craig has been on a field trip to an Effective Altruism meeting at Rationalist House, and Mark has spent the last two months rolling one side of his face with a jade roller.




    Articles we talk about:

    Katikati Psychic Cafe



    Effective Altruism at University



    They See Me (Jade) Rollin'





    Newsletters:

    2024-03-18





    Events:

    Come and meet us at Skeptics in the Pub:

    Wellington



    Auckland



    Dunedin







    Help us out:

    NZ Skeptical History project: Submit a date of interest



    Give the gift of Skepticism to someone who really needs it by signing them up to Become a member of the NZ Skeptics





    Need financial assistance for a skeptical activity?



    Apply for a small grant from the NZ Skeptics.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    King Embryo News Pwnz Invitations

    King Embryo News Pwnz Invitations

    Yeah…Nah is back to definitely not bring you the 6pm news from your local cranks, and those around the world. The gang talks about their surprise at receiving actual mail; Special guest Louise chats about King Charles’ magical thinking; Bronwyn is dismayed by developments from Alabama; Craig gives an early post-mortem of New Zealand journalism; and Mark is still on a wicket about cheaters, fakers, and plagiarists.




    Articles we talk about:

    How to shoot yourself in the foot: Alabama, rights of the Embryo



    Majestic magical thinking



    Queen Pwnzalot



    News on the news





    Newsletters:

    2024-03-04





    Events:

    Come and meet us at Skeptics in the Pub:

    Wellington



    Auckland



    Dunedin







    Help us out:

    NZ Skeptical History project: Submit a date of interest



    Give the gift of Skepticism to someone who really needs it by signing them up to Become a member of the NZ Skeptics





    Need financial assistance for a skeptical activity?



    Apply for a small grant from the NZ Skeptics.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Repeal Raman Mandela Magnetism

    Repeal Raman Mandela Magnetism

    Craig broke himself at the gym, but valiantly rallied so that he could avoid postponing this episode! Katrina is back to give a low down on the repeal of the Therapeutic Products Act, Mark has a movie review for us, Craig is inspired by individuals who hold multiple crank ideas at once, and Bronwyn discusses the Christchurch phenomenon that is Yasmeen Clark and Raman Pascha.




    Articles we talk about:

    Repeal of the Therapeutic Products Act 2023 – What does this mean?



    Response to a member’s concern



    Movie Review: The Mandela Effect



    Crank Magnetism



    Crossed Lines: Ascended Masters and the Kiwis who channel them: Yasmeen Clark and Raman Pascha, Part 1





    Newsletters:

    2024-02-19





    Events:

    Come and meet us at Skeptics in the Pub:

    Wellington



    Auckland



    Dunedin







    Business Shout-out: Ye Olde Pinball Shoppe (Facebook)



    Help us out:

    NZ Skeptical History project: Submit a date of interest



    Give the gift of Skepticism to someone who really needs it by signing them up to Become a member of the NZ Skeptics





    Need financial assistance for a skeptical activity?



    Apply for a small grant from the NZ Skeptics.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Chip Bailey Misconception

    Chip Bailey Misconception

    Welcome back for another rundown on skeptical topics, old and new, that make the world go round. Craig gives an update on Neuralink; Mark sets us straight on historical myths and reverse idioms; and Bronwyn talks about Alice A. Bailey, the grandmother of the New Age, and what she has to do with New Zealand.




    Articles we talk about:

    New Neuralink News



    Crossed Lines: Ascended Masters and the Kiwis who channel them (3 parts)



    Skepticism away from the Coal Face





    Newsletters:

    2024-02-05



    2024-01-08



    2023-12-23





    Events:

    Come and meet us at Skeptics in the Pub:

    Wellington



    Auckland



    Dunedin







    Business Shout-out: Ye Olde Pinball Shoppe (Facebook)



    Help us out:

    NZ Skeptical History project: Submit a date of interest



    Give the gift of Skepticism to someone who really needs it by signing them up to Become a member of the NZ Skeptics





    Need financial assistance for a skeptical activity?



    Apply for a small grant from the NZ Skeptics.

    • 58 min

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