Skeptical Thoughts: The avocado man selling chocolates from the Sun

Weekend Variety Wireless 27/08/2018
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Siouxsie Wiles joins RadioLIVE’s Graeme Hill to provide what Graeme considers to be “practically a public service”, sussing out scams and expose hoaxes.

Graeme and Ms Wiles take a look at TVNZ’s recent decision to axe a pseudo-history show called New Zealand: Skeletons in the cupboard.

The show makes claims that seven foot tall, red headed Celts and pale-skinned fairy-like settlers arrived in NZ before Maori.

The ‘documentary’ was apparently viewed 4000 times before being taken down from the on demand service.

Graeme and Ms Wiles then take another look at TVNZ 2 show Sensing Murder.

The New Zealand Herald’s entertainment writer Siena Yates went in for a reading from one of the Sensing Murder psychics.

She says she went in a reluctant sceptic – and she’s come out a believer.

Although Ms Yates admits that some of what psychic said was just straight up wrong, the things she did get right were scarily accurate.

Ms Wiles also gives us a follow up on the latest deer velvet news.

And David Avocado Wolfe is coming to New Zealand in December. The ‘entrepreneur’ and spokesmen is visiting Sydney, Perth and Auckland.

Tickets are apparently limited to 100 per venue and they will set you back $200.

Listen to the full interview with Siouxsie Wiles above.

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