Yeah... Nah!

By 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.

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2022-11-15: Green Caeayaron Frank Fraud
59:52
Bronwyn, Craig and Mark commiserate about the Go (not so) Green Expo, while special guest Alistair Blenney tells us more about pineal gland activator Caeayaron (Kyron) and their earthbound human voicemail, Suzanna Emmanuel. Bronwyn discusses the importance of being vigilant about scientific fraud in the West, while Mark continues to sift through the garbage that… Continue reading 2022-11-15: Green Caeayaron Frank Fraud
Nov 15, 2022
2022-11-01: Celibate Climate Cranium Cult
1:07:09
We continue to dangle the carrot of becoming a permanent co-host in front of Alexander Maxwell, and this time we have been rewarded with his thoughts on phrenology, activism and Dr. Kellog. Mark talks about No Nut November, Bronwyn tries to segue everything so that she can chat about ISTA and Highden, and Craig kicks… Continue reading 2022-11-01: Celibate Climate Cranium Cult
Nov 02, 2022
2022-10-18: 27 Bronner Jones
1:01:47
What do esoteric soap labels, schadenfreude, and dearly departed celebrities have in common? Not much; and while Bronwyn, Craig, and Mark don’t subscribe to apophenia in any form, they sure as hell are going to try to build clever segues between them. Events: The NZ Skeptics Conference will be held in Wellington on November 25th-27th,… Continue reading 2022-10-18: 27 Bronner Jones
Oct 18, 2022
2022-10-05: BioKodeLab Chinese Chess
58:08
It’s a full house on this week’s podcast. Tim Atkin joins us to talk about his recent submission to the newsletter, and Mark tries to determine if teledildonics had a role in US Grandmaster Hans Niemann’s cheating scandal. Craig shares that the Auckland Skeptics in the Pub had its first regular meeting, and everyone speculates… Continue reading 2022-10-05: BioKodeLab Chinese Chess
Oct 05, 2022
2022-09-20: Mormon Cacao Destiny Temple
1:15:58
It’s been a fun-filled weekend for all three of us, with a skeptic themed road trip to Craig in Auckland for Bronwyn and Mark. As well as talking about our fascinating tour of the Mormon Temple, we also chat about our evening at Auckland Skeptics in the Pub, our cacao ceremony breakfast, a visit to… Continue reading 2022-09-20: Mormon Cacao Destiny Temple
Sep 20, 2022
2022-09-06: ISTA Arise Human Condition
1:00:45
Former NZ Skeptics committee member Lisa Ryan is our special guest this episode, giving us the rundown on the aftermath of the ARISE Pathfinding report. Craig demurs to tell us exactly why the christian pseudo-cult (or is that Pseudo-Christian cult…) Human Condition plagues his social media sidebar, Bronwyn talks about her current special interest of… Continue reading 2022-09-06: ISTA Arise Human Condition
Sep 07, 2022
2022-08-23: A FARCing Special Episode
39:45
Join Craig as he lives vicariously through Bronwyn and Mark’s stories from the Freedom and Rights Coalition’s March and People’s Court. The day was thankfully anti-climatic, but the legacy of Destiny’s original, anti-civil union “Enough is Enough” march loomed large with the official launch of a still unformed, Tamaki-driven, coalition party. Events: The NZ Skeptics… Continue reading 2022-08-23: A FARCing Special Episode
Aug 23, 2022
2022-08-16: Gloriavale Acupuncture Furry
1:02:41
The hosts of the Yeah…Nah podcast are big fans of documentaries. Everyone saw Stuff Circuit’s Fire & Fury investigation into the current distributors of misinformation in New Zealand, and reminisced about the ghosts of cranks past. Daniel Ryan joins the team to discuss acupuncture, and also joins in on our chat about the new Gloriavale… Continue reading 2022-08-16: Gloriavale Acupuncture Furry
Aug 16, 2022
2022-08-02: Churchill Plankton IQ
55:16
Oh no, the Yeah…Nah podcast returns. Mark talks about a poorly researched, racist documentary that he’s watching so that you don’t have to. Bronwyn and Mark chat about their recent pieces on high IQ societies, and Craig issues a correction about his article about endangered plankton. We also talk a little bit about fluoride, and… Continue reading 2022-08-02: Churchill Plankton IQ
Aug 03, 2022
2022-07-19: Hippocratic Georgia Moon Crystal
49:04
Another week, another instalment of the Yeah…Nah podcast. We have some listener feedback from our previous episode, and Mark talks about the scam that is Moon Crystal Healing Bracelets. The group then laments the destruction of the Georgia Guidestones, and with it the conspiracies it inspired. Bronwyn closes out the show with some literal ancient… Continue reading 2022-07-19: Hippocratic Georgia Moon Crystal
Jul 20, 2022
2022-07-05: Genderbread Charity Bones
57:14
Yeah…Nah returns, and you might get whiplash from this week’s topics. It’s Craig’s turn to be on the receiving end of critical feedback, for his use of inclusive language in his Roe vs Wade article. Bronwyn and Mark discuss their recent foray into kiwi Christian culture, with their field trip to Prayer@Parliament. Mark also examines… Continue reading 2022-07-05: Genderbread Charity Bones
Jul 06, 2022
2022-06-21: Sentient ACE Voices
1:10:29
Yeah…Nah is back as promised. We have shifted our fortnightly recordings by a week for the foreseeable future, but you, dear listeners, won’t miss out. In this installment, the team try to stay on topic as Mark debates whether the Google AI is actually sentient or was asked leading questions, Craig discusses the newest pivot… Continue reading 2022-06-21: Sentient ACE Voices
Jun 22, 2022
2022-06-07: Mailchimp Cancel Culture Lawyer
1:13:59
Two weeks of Yeah…Nah in a row? It’s the gift you never knew you wanted, but it’s exactly what you need. And it’s a bumper of an episode too, with Deanne the barrister answering all of our questions about defamation and shady practitioners. We also talk about the unexpected delay in this week’s newsletter release,… Continue reading 2022-06-07: Mailchimp Cancel Culture Lawyer
Jun 08, 2022
2022-05-31: Political Birdshit Counterspin Gun
1:09:17
May has come to a close, and the Yeah…Nah! Podcast brings you the first podcast for June. SPECIAL GUEST STAR Alexander Maxwell returns to discuss how “white dielectric material” humanises the Cosmic Microwave Background. Mark attended the Counterspin Roadshow during its stop in Wellington, and shares his insights on the post-protest movement (and also confirms… Continue reading 2022-05-31: Political Birdshit Counterspin Gun
Jun 01, 2022
2022-05-17: Ring Rife SIDS
55:49
Mark is out of home isolation, and the team are back in top form for another Yeah…Nah episode. Craig and Bronwyn talk about an enzyme that could predict vulnerability of Sudden Unexplained Death in Infancy, and the media misrepresentation of this study. Mark talks about the quack treatment that is RIFE therapy, and about Ken… Continue reading 2022-05-17: Ring Rife SIDS
May 18, 2022
2022-05-03: COVID Trespass Zinga
1:01:43
It’s the Yeah… Nah! Podcast, COVID Edition, as Mark joins us from home lockdown. Or should we say Markdown? No? Nevermind… The Occupation of Parliament is the gift that keeps on giving, as your dedicated podcasters take in the ongoing aftermath with updates on the sovereign citizen sheriffs at an ANZAC day ceremony, former MPs… Continue reading 2022-05-03: COVID Trespass Zinga
May 04, 2022
2022-04-19: Mātauranga Psychogenic Homeopathy
1:03:59
The Yeah… Nah! Podcast is coming in hot with another fortnightly installment of skeptical news from New Zealand and beyond. The team keeps it biblical by taking in the ongoing aftermath of David Farrier’s expose of Arise, while dissecting fears around Mātauranga Māori being a slippery slope towards the teaching of creationism in science (when… Continue reading 2022-04-19: Mātauranga Psychogenic Homeopathy
Apr 20, 2022
2022-04-05: Arise Mary Kay Putin
1:05:37
The Yeah… Nah! Podcast is giving you your regular skeptical fix. Special guest Alexander Maxwell, Associate Professor of History at Victoria University, is joining us to talk about the role of Russian propaganda in the War in the Ukraine. Craig muses on the abysmal quality of the nuremberg.nz website, Mark gets deep with David Farrier’s… Continue reading 2022-04-05: Arise Mary Kay Putin
Apr 06, 2022
2022-03-23: Deepfake Mormon Lairds
55:36
The team is at it again for the next instalment of the Yeah… Nah! Podcast. Craig contemplates the political implication of deepfakes, Mark is on a mission to educate Mormon missionaries, and Bronwyn considers the con that is buying souvenir plots in Scotland. Check out our last two newsletters for details on these stories and… Continue reading 2022-03-23: Deepfake Mormon Lairds
Mar 23, 2022
2022-03-08: Colin Woodhouse Interview
39:58
In this special episode, Bronwyn and Mark interview Colin Woodhouse, and learn more about his advocacy for non-religious pastoral care.
Mar 09, 2022
2022-03-08: Firestarting NFT Chaplain
57:25
For this week’s Yeah… Nah! Podcast, the team reflects on the fiery end to the parliamentary occupation, Mark despairs that NFT scams have reached our Antipodean shores, and we’ll hear an excerpt of Bronwyn and Mark’s interview with Colin Woodhouse, and learn more about his advocacy for non-religious pastoral care. Our chat with Colin was… Continue reading 2022-03-08: Firestarting NFT Chaplain
Mar 09, 2022
2022-02-22: Profest Rating Conversion
57:52
In this installment of the  Yeah… Nah! Podcast, the trio continue to deconstruct the so-called “Profest” at Parliament, Mark engages in a programming thought experiment, and Bronwyn talks about the success of the The Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill. Check out our last two newsletters for details on these stories and more: 2022-02-14 2022-02-21 The… Continue reading 2022-02-22: Profest Rating Conversion
Feb 24, 2022
2022-02-08: Nano Audiophile Convoy Guru
52:57
In this debut episode of the Yeah… Nah! podcast, Bronwyn and Mark discuss their field trip to the Convoy 2022 gathering at Parliament, Craig pokes holes in claims of undisclosed nanotechnology contained in the pfizer vaccine, Mark and Craig indulge their inner audiophiles, and Bronwyn uses the recent controversy with Christchurch’s Lotus-Heart Restaurant to set… Continue reading 2022-02-08: Nano Audiophile Convoy Guru
Feb 07, 2022