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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 ...
 
Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC News anchor who had a panic attack live on "Good Morning America," which led him to try something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, "10% Happier." In this podcast, Dan explores happiness (whatever that means) from all angles. Guests include legendary meditation teachers -- from the Dalai Lama to Western masters -- as well as scientists, and even the odd celebrity. But the show also ventures beyond me ...
 
Carmen Murray is the founder of Boo-Yah! a leading Modern Marketing Business that provides a number of initiatives to ensure businesses become Future Fit™. She is a marketing activist and torchbearer for Diversity and Inclusion and was recently recognised by Meltwater as the top Women in Tech, Africa, 2019. She received the most prestigious award, a Black Pixel, IAB Bookmarks 2019 for her best individual contribution to Digital, Africa 2019.
 
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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…
 
TikTok star Zach Pincince lost his faith after developing a career in hypnotism and growing doubts about whether Jesus rose again. He engages with Christian evangelist and stage illusionist Bryan Drake on whether religious belief is down to our suggestibility and debates the evidence for the resurrection. For Zach Pincince: https://www.tiktok.com/@…
 
In this guided meditation, Joseph unpacks what restless energy is all about, showing you how to go from restless to restful. About Joseph Goldstein: Joseph is one of the most respected meditation teachers in the world -- a key architect of the rise of mindfulness in our modern society -- with a sense of humor to boot. In the 1970's, he co-founded t…
 
African history has been passed through generations through stories.Frans van der Colff (African expert, Faculty and Fellow at Henley Business School)If there is one thing we love in Africa, it's a good story next to a fireside. We don't have a crackling fire, but we have incredible stories of wisdom and history to share with you. You would be surp…
 
Christian scholar and historian Dr. Richard Hughes has authored, co-authored, and/or edited 17 books including Reviving the Ancient Faith: The Story of Churches of Christ in America and Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories that Give Us Meaning. Listen in on a conversation about the history, present, and future of Churches of Chri…
 
To inject a little sunshine, perspective, and wisdom, we thought it might make sense to repost one of our favorite conversations of the last year. This is a straight up meat-and-potatoes meditation talk from the one and only Joseph Goldstein. In this chat, we explore three profoundly useful meditation strategies: mindfulness of thinking, awareness …
 
Austin Snyder has been with us since the very beginning of Real Business Owners! We've been benefiting from his video and social media experience for nearly three years and it's about time our audience had a chance to as well! In this episode, we talk with Austin about the nature of our relationship, things to look for when hiring a videographer, a…
 
Today’s guest is at the forefront of understanding human emotions: what they are, why humans evolved to have them, how they’re different from feelings, and what science says about how to manage them (rather than get yanked around by them all the time). Dr. Lisa Feldman-Barrett is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern Un…
 
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. …
 
Bishop Robert Barron of Word on Fire and Alex O'Connor of the Cosmic Skeptic channel discuss the evidence for God, the nature of faith and the problem of suffering in the first episode of The Big Conversation season 3. For a bonus video of Bishop Barron and Alex O'Connor debating the Trinity sign up at http://www.thebigconversation.show We'd love t…
 
Learn to use mindfulness of your natural breath as a way to create relaxation for yourself, any time, any place. About Oren Jay Sofer: Oren Jay Sofer teaches mindfulness, meditation and Nonviolent Communication. He has practiced meditation since 1997, beginning his studies in Bodh Gaya, India and is a long-time student of Joseph Goldstein, Michele …
 
BRITISH COLUMBIA | In August 1982, a family of six set out on what was supposed to be an idyllic two-week camping trip. They never returned home. This sparked what would be the most expensive and highly-publicized manhunt in Canadian history. Petition: Help the Johnson and Bentley Family Read and sign the petition here Thanks for supporting our spo…
 
The great meditation teacher Ram Dass once said, “If you think you’re enlightened, go spend a week with your family.” My guest today comes with tools to help you keep your cool when interacting with family -- or anyone else. We’re going to talk about a kind of meditation practice known as “relational dharma,” or “insight dialogue.” It’s a way of ta…
 
In prominent atheist author Philip Pullman’s ‘The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ’, he re-imagines the story of Jesus as the story of two twins - one called Jesus, the other Christ. It is the twin Christ who writes the history of Jesus, turning him into the God-man of the Gospels. Philip Pullman joins Justin Brierley to discuss whether we s…
 
We’ve said it before, your employees are your business! Of course this means you should take the hiring process very seriously, because choosing the right people will make or break your whole operation! In this episode, we go in-depth on our hiring process and philosophy as well as how to keep good employees happy once you have them. Video of this …
 
People in the mindfulness meditation world often note that what we’re teaching is not a breathing exercise; the goal is to just feel the breath as it naturally occurs (if you’ve chosen the breath as the thing you want to focus on). However -- and this is something we haven’t spent much time exploring on the show -- there is a ton of evidence to sug…
 
Boxing Social's Rob Tebbutt is joined in the podcast booth by unbeaten cruiserweight contender Richard Riakporhe. Riakporhe opens up on being sucked into gang culture in his early life on the streets of South London, recalls how a schoolteacher he terrorised became one of his biggest supporters and compares his rap skills to cruiserweight rival Law…
 
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…
 
Former Christian youth worker, Logan Walker, shares some of the reasons for losing his faith. Evangelist Ben Jack from the Message Trust responds to some of Logan's doubts and provides some of his own thoughts on these difficult topics. For Ben Jack’s book My Lord and My God https://shop.message.org.uk/product/my-lord-and-my-god-ben-jack/ For Logan…
 
Is your mind racing to the past or future? Practice bringing awareness to the body and breath as a way to reconnect to the present. About Sebene Selassie: Growing up, Sebene felt like a big weirdo. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and raised in white neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., she was a tomboy Black girl who loved Monty Python and UB40. She ne…
 
When he was a young boy in South Africa, Professor Mark Solms watched his older brother fall from a roof and crack his skull.His brother survived but was greatly changed by the injuries to his brain. The incident planted in Mark a deep desire to understand how a person's brain shapes them. CW: contains description of a medical procedure…
 
In Episode 15 of the Boxing Social Podcast Rob Tebbutt is joined once again by Ade Oladipo of talkSPORT, Sky Sports and Boxing Talk With Ade. Rob and Ade react to Lawrence Okolie's stunning sixth round TKO win over Krzysztof Glowacki in London, preview this weekend's upcoming heavyweight rematch between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin and look…
 
Trends, Challenges and Opportunities in research design during a pandemicDr. Beate Stiehler-Mulder (Senior Lecturer, Marketing Specialist and Researcher at UJ)Curiosity gets the better of Carmen Murray as she chats to Dr. Beate Stiehler-Mulder about the emerging trends in research. The pandemic disrupted research and whilst it is necessary to comba…
 
Too often, the process of looking at your biases can be presented like eating your vegetables. But one of the most fascinating and rewarding things I have attempted to do in recent years is to take a good, hard look at my own prejudices and conditioning, especially as a white man. I still screw up all the time. However, one thing that I think is of…
 
How can natural evil and death that have existed for millions of years on an Old Earth view be reconciled to the view that the Fall brought these things into God's good world? Why does God answer some prayers and not others? Does free will exist? American mathematician, professor of theology and author of The End Of Christianity, Bill Dembski engag…
 
This episode has been in the works for over a year! Chris and Liane are a perfect example of working with your partner in business! They are both members of the Arete Syndicate (they both have Arete tattoos) and we are excited to have them as the first husband and wife duo on the podcast! In this episode, we talk with Chris and Liane about relation…
 
There is a powerful scene in a novel called Lincoln In the Bardo, where President Abraham Lincoln has come to the cemetery where his young son, Willie, is soon to be buried. Willie had passed away at the White House where he had gotten sick. Lincoln is so distraught that he goes to the graveyard to get one last glimpse at his boy’s dead body. As th…
 
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%…
 
Justin and Ruth present 3 interviews in this week's show. Alister McGrath, Prof of science and religion at Oxford University talks about the life and legacy of physicist-priest John Polkinghorne who has passed away aged 90. Justin also presents a sneak peek of his forthcoming CS Lewis podcast. Shelby Abbott talks about deconstruction and doubt in h…
 
When we're busy, we can get caught up in thoughts about what we're doing. Instead, you can practice bringing your attention to the doing itself. About Alexis Santos: Alexis has practiced and taught Insight Meditation in both the East and West since 2001. He has been a long-time student of Sayadaw U Tejaniya (a well respected meditation teacher in B…
 
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