Berlin Congress And Marian Call Interview Out On The Skeptical Inquirer Site!

This is very cool – they’ve printed my more recent articles online! In the September/October 2012 edition, the magazine focused on arts and the intersection with skepticism – so here’s a link with the interview with musician Marian Call:

The first song that I ever heard from you was a live performance. I was at Dragon*Con and suddenly there was this person in the middle of the Parsec Awards performing on a typewriter. The song was “I’ll Still Be a Geek After No One Thinks It’s Chic,” a.k.a. “The Nerd Anthem.” I noticed you were hanging out with Phil Plait, who many skeptical people know—so obviously, geek cred is well and truly established. Are you a skeptic as well? – In the Key of Type: A Conversation with Marian CallSkeptical Inquirer Volume 36.5, September/October 2012.

You can listen to the whole interview at the Token Skeptic site: #85 – On Something Fierce – Interview With Marian Call.

There’s also the Sixth World Congress report from Berlin too! It’s kind of long, there was a lot to write about:

It’s rare for a gift of homeopathy to be welcomed by skeptics, but at the Sixth World Skeptics Congress every presenter was given a sample of Murus Ber­linensis, a homeopathic remedy made from the remains of the Berlin Wall. While sugar tablets can’t be guaranteed to bring harmony and unity in every pill, they certainly brought an ironic smile to the face of James Randi. The conference, held in Berlin from May 18–20, 2012, was a lively mixed gathering of people with a great number of countries represented both on the stage and in the audience. – Sixth World Skeptics Congress–Berlin 2012Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.5, September/October 2012.

Tremendous thanks to Barry and the team that gets these in the magazine and online – and thanks also to Andre for the lovely photos that were used in the Berlin article!

New podcast episode out later today, but first, I have an audition to get to…

About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a former 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 regularly presents a news and current affairs show on RTRFM's The Mag (tune in on Tuesdays!).
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. She files her nails while they drag the lake.