2023-03-22: Puzzling Heteronym Submission

Mark has found a failing of ChatGPT, but it’s not what you think. Bronwyn and Mark talk about their recent experience making an oral submission for the Therapeutic Products Bill. Finally, the team talks to Stuart Landsborough; lifelong skeptic, recent retiree, and the founder of Puzzling World and the NZ $100,000 Psychic Challenge.

2022-03-08: Eastern Drag Census

We are a smaller contingent this week, but not by much. Dan Ryan returns to share how his and Mark’s investigation into the Chinese sect Eastern Lightning is progressing. Census day was March 7th, and we wonder whether the recent deluge of Star Wars content will impact the Jedi population. We also talk about Drag… Continue reading 2022-03-08: Eastern Drag Census

2023-02-08: Gothard Pet Herbalist

This episode is a cracker. We pour one out for Darwin, Craig’s very good boy who recently crossed the rainbow bridge. Guest host Katrina talks about Henry the 8th and the Herbalists Charter of 1542, while Bronwyn talks about all things Bill Gothard.

2023-01-11: Slim Scots Bot

This week, with the sad absence of Bronwyn, regulars Craig and Mark are joined by recurring guest Alexander Maxwell, as well as Peter Harrison, former head of the Association of Rationalists and Humanists. The show starts off with a discussion about unethical advertising of diet plans, progresses to talk about whether we can have our… Continue reading 2023-01-11: Slim Scots Bot

2022-10-18: 27 Bronner Jones

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

2022-08-23: A FARCing Special Episode

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

2022-08-02: Churchill Plankton IQ

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

2022-06-21: Sentient ACE Voices

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

2022-05-17: Ring Rife SIDS

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

2022-05-03: COVID Trespass Zinga

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

2022-04-05: Arise Mary Kay Putin

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

2022-02-22: Profest Rating Conversion

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