#ITouchMyselfProject – Cancer Council NSW’s Breast Cancer Anthem

You can help keep Chrissy's dream alive by spreading her message. Visit http://itouchmyself.org. From the website: 'I Touch Myself' was the Divinyls' biggest hit and touched millions of fans around the globe. Released in December 1990, the single was No. 1 on the charts at home and reached the Top 5 in the US. It is a song that celebrates female sexuality like no other. Like Chrissy, it is bold, brave, and brassy. It rocked our world. And when Chrissy developed breast cancer, it was … [Read more...]

Official Trailer For An Honest Liar With James Randi – Now Out!

“We could make a movie about just a simple biography of Randi and his background — but we’re a little more ambitious than that.” — Documentary Filmmaker Justin Weinstein. You can check out the interview with the documentary makers - or even just read the transcript taken from the Token Skeptic podcast. … [Read more...]

What Does Jenny McCarthy Say In Her Book “Louder Than Words”? (Re: Jenny McCarthy: The Gray Area On Vaccines)

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"The Playboy model and chat show host tries to whitewash her anti-vaccine stand. But there's no ducking the misinformed things she's said." - Jeffery Kluger, Time Magazine. Back in 2009, I got a second-hand copy of Jenny McCarthy's "Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey In Healing Autism" and then (a few years later) a copy of her second book in a discard library bin, called "Mother Warriors". "Mother Warriors" has a number of different contributors, so it's less about what McCarthy writes … [Read more...]

WAHOOO Thanks QEDCon and UK Skeptic Magazine – Win For Ockham’s Video 2013

Quick news - last year I took part in TEDxPerth and a short presentation I did was filmed; it was called Superstition 'Ain't The Way. On Friday morning, I was asked if I had something to either have said or presented via video as a finalist (which I didn't expect, as I didn't see a "finalists" list anywhere apart from a few great folk on Twitter saying that they made it to the finals in their categories). So, I didn't expect to win at such notice. Which is why I made a quick minute-long … [Read more...]

New Urban Legendary – Interview With Joe Kleiman About The Documentary “Blackfish”,

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The podcast will be out on the iTunes site at Urban Legendary. Please subscribe and consider sponsoring the show at http://www.patreon.com/kyliesturgess! Thanks to sponsors, I'm able to work on these extended episodes - it's available at the Token Skeptic site as a blogpost too. Sometimes I watch documentaries - but I usually keep a skeptical attitude about them. After years of teaching Media studies and senior English classes about non-fiction films, I'm always a little taken aback when I … [Read more...]

Up Stream – A Film About Complex Science (FUNDED!!)

Most people with any interest in science will know that there's a range of science-based issues on which we're seeing significant public debate. On climate change, genetically modified foods, vaccination and evolution - and many others besides - it's as if a large gap has opened up between what science is telling us and the political and social response. Some have sought to blame this situation on a lack of science literacy or understanding of science in the general population. They've … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Perth Tour Tickets Selling Fast!

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Just got an alert about a show that I've mentioned previously! This is a national touring show happening in Australia, and it'll be starting in my home town of Perth: On April 26, Funny man Rob Lloyd and his crew of scientists delve into the science behind the fiction in the live stage show The Science of‪ ‎DoctorWho‬. Tickets are selling fast so don't miss out. An interview with RiAus Dr Paul Willis about the show featured on local community radio station RTRFM - you can hear it … [Read more...]

New Token Skeptic Podcast! Catherine Deveny On Atheism And What Trolls Can Do With Themselves

I've recently documented several years of activism - because, clearly, there's only one narrowly defined way to do activism properly that should forgo all things such as communicating in ways that you're good at, or comfortable with, or have the funding, or live in a place where it's easy to do, or even just the time or even mobility to do so...or even avoid raising a family, volunteering for other kinds of charities, talking to interesting people, photography, dance classes, studies in … [Read more...]

No True Skeptic Playlist (And Good News From Chili’s Autism Event)

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It's only Tuesday and already I've had one of those weeks where mentioning your wedding anniversary on Twitter gets about the same response as a pet rock and mentioning your birthday results in a out-of-the-blue tirade on how your use of social media isn't acceptable to usually deathly silent followers (even if you do post clear disclaimers in your profile). Hmph. I'm clearly becoming oversensitive and need a break. Before I start breaking necks, maybe starting with my own. I was helped a … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Catherine Deveny’s Atheist Alphabet

Here's something I helped fund - and now it's really real in the real world and on YouTube! Thank you to Catherine Deveny for sticking it out and making such a snappy little film. Follow her on https://twitter.com/CatherineDeveny and check out her new show Trollhunter. … [Read more...]