On Transcribing (aka Support The Podcast, Save The World…)

Back in the early days of teaching, I attended two weekend introductory language courses at the city technical college – one was in Australian sign language and culture, the other was Japanese 101. These days I can only sign ‘thank you’ and ‘lion’ [makes big curly mane shape around head] and follow along a little bit with the subtitles on Cowboy Bebop.  However, as a result of being completely out of my depth with two languages, when I started doing… Read more

Quick Update – SciComm And Podcasting

I am so focused these days (you can tell by my increasingly sporadic Facebook and Twitter feeds) on working with students on producing and presenting live one-hour radio shows on Radio Fremantle 107.9FM (you can find their shows over here), along with caring for a 13 week old kitten (which is also overwhelming my Instagram feed)… …that everything else has taken a bit of a hiatus. I’ve managed to keep up the 365 Days Of Philosophy podcast, but Token Skeptic  is… Read more

Gravity Is Toxic, The Earth Is Flat And I Don’t Charge You $400+ To Make Those Rubbish Claims (Unlike David “Avocado” Wolfe)

I have a raging, spiky headache, so it must be time to blog something here. During the same week that Murdoch Uni featured a great talk on alternative medicine and the potential dangers, the West Australian published news that David “Avocado” Wolfe, the man who: …claims there is growing evidence that vaccines are not safe and can permanently maim or kill and he has linked vaccines to autism. “The damage caused by vaccines can no longer be ignored, nor can it… Read more

February 2017 So Far – Loss, Lazertits And Lots Of Reading

On what this year has been like so far – loss, radio shows, running around – and a very fast punk song on being a $#%@ boss despite what life throws at you. Read more

Launch of the 365 Days of Philosophy Podcast – 2017!

The launch of the 365 Days of Philosophy podcast in 2017 starts today! Here’s something I posted for my Patreon supporters – if you’d like to support a year-long critical thinking series, you can head to: Patreon for Kylie Sturgess. ********* Well, I’m home, safe, the cat snoring besides me… and I still have glitter in my hair from a mis-fired celebration device that went off with an astonishingly loud bang for such a small piece of plastic. Happy new… Read more

New Podcasts! Token Skeptic on Alt Med; A Room of One’s Own on RTRFM

I’m as busy as always… but here’s some listening (and a little viewing as well, with a great documentary on alt med)! Firstly, over on Token Skeptic Podcast: Episode Two Hundred And Twenty One – On No Alternative To Cancer. Every year, thousands of Australians are suffering and dying prematurely because of alternative cancer treatments, according to a special investigation by Dr Paul Willis, director of The Royal Institution of Australia. The video (part of a series) is called No Alternative… Read more

Trump-Clinton Face Off (The Musical)

This one is for Digital Cuttlefish, who has to live over there… Read more

Census No Religion – An Australian Campaign For The Truth #censusnoreligion

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged… and here’s something to blog about. From the site censusnoreligion.org.au: Many people in Australia are born into religion but no longer practice or hold the same beliefs. On the 2016 census, the opportunity to choose ‘No religion’ is now at the top of the list, giving people the chance to consider their answer first. Accurate census data helps policy makers & political leaders make all sorts of planning and funding decisions. So… Read more

Little Kitten – Tim Minchin Performing “Not Perfect” At Home #PIAF

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#PerthFest Token Skeptic Special Podcast Episode – Perth Writers Festival

It’s been a very busy week with the Perth International Arts Festival (join the Patreon and see the Home event content, including Tim Minchin!) – and now the Perth Writers Festival! With a marathon-style live three hour show yesterday and a sprinkling of interviews prior to the event, I’ve collected a range of content and put it into one podcast – authors on science, art, blogging, fantasy, humour and more: Token Skeptic Special Episode – 2016 Perth Writers Festival It’s… Read more