Three Interviews On Feminism, Sexism And Skepticism In One

Episode Eighty-Eight – On Codes Of Conduct Part II – Sexism, Skepticism And Civility Online. It’s now out on the Token Skeptic podcast.

This is a follow-up to the earlier podcast episode (which featured on the CSICOP website), called ‘Codes of Conduct’. This episode features interviews with:

Jennifer Ouellette - Jennifer is the author of three popular science books, specialises in physics and many related topics, with particular emphasis on how science intersects with popular culture, as well as science communication and outreach. She is also a prolific blogger, writing regularly for Discovery News and maintaining a blog at Scientific American called Cocktail Party Physics. We discuss her article ‘Is It Cold In Here‘.

Karen Miller of the More Women In Skepticism Blog (

Viv Smythe - Australian writer, webwrangler, blogger – creator of Hoyden About Town and the Finally A Feminism 101 Blog (

Many thanks to the people who allowed for their additional vocals at the start: Michael Marshall and Hayley Stevens of the Righteous Indignation PodcastKO Myers of the Skeptically Speaking Podcast and Milton Mermikides, whose work you can buy yourself from The Theme Attic: ‘Spyder (The Lady Geek Spy Theme)’ and ‘Skeleton Key (Theme from TAMLondon)’.

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About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.

  • Chris

    An absolutely fabulous discussion, and I still have five minutes left.

    (An aside: there is downloadable document of a 1973 conference on career guidance for women in engineering here… but I had in my possession the hard copy of the 1972 conference. It was a series of essays on the personal stories of women who were making it in what was truly considered a “man’s field.” I scanned it and corrected the errors. I can send it to you. There are some great stories.)

    • Kylie Sturgess

      Thank you, yes! :)