The team behind one of the leading Skeptically-oriented podcasts is coming to Christchurch! The ‘SGU’ is a weekly show that has been running since 2005, talking about the latest scientific news and debunking woo in all its forms – including pseudoscience, the paranormal, conspiracy theories and alt-med.
Steven Novella M.D. is an American clinical neurologist and assistant professor at Yale University School of Medicine. He is best known for his involvement in the skeptical movement, and the The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast.
Susan is the co-founder of the Monterey County Skeptics hailing from Salinas, California. She contributes regularly to the Skeptical Inquirer (CSICOP) and the Skepticality podcast, and also is the Fearless Leader of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project.
Cara Santa Maria is a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award winning journalist, science communicator, television personality, producer, podcaster, and co-host of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe
David Wiltshire is a professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Canterbury, and is known for his work in many aspects of gravity, black holes, cosmology, and the problem of dark energy.
Jacinta lectures in Forensic Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics in the School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing at the University of Canterbury.
Maree leads a program of public health and health services research, with a particular interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
Mark Edward is a professional mentalist who specialises in magic of the mind. Once named the Greatest Psychic in the World, Mark is a skeptical activist and psychic entertainer. He lectures extensively, and was featured in a positive way on Penn & Teller’s Bullshit!
Check back later to see who will be speaking! We'll be adding more details as soon as we confirm new speakers.