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.

Yeah, Australia Isn’t Too Kind If You Turn Up Without A Visa, Right-To-Lifer Troy Newman

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Anti-abortion activist Troy Newman really isn't having a good time today. Or yesterday. It kind of depends what time zone you're in, and he's just gone through both in order to be very, very disappointed.In case you can't read the small print:"As many of you know, I'm scheduled to speak in a national tour with Right to Life Australia, from the 1st to 10th of October. But the Australian Government revoked my Visa at the last minute. The revocation was based on a pile of lies, including … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcast Episode. And Another Token Skeptic Podcast Episode. And #PodcastDay!


It helps if I can remember how to get back into the blog... so I can blog.How is everyone? I've just recovered from three weeks without a voice, which pretty much removed my ability to do anything at all for most of September - resulting in three podcasts in quick succession as October rolled in. Mama's gotta pay for the hosting fees of the show after all.I'd outline exactly what it was like, but I think this photo of my wait to get a blood test is as best as I'm going to get without … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Portal And Lego!

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New Podcasts: Urban Legendary 11 And Media Release By AFA On “No Religion” In The Australian 2016 Census

New content! As always, check them out on tokenskeptic.org (along with all the other episodes of podcasts) - and on the SoundCloud account of the AFA (new AFA podcast out soon!):Urban Legendary 11 is out on the Token Skeptic site!Remember, if you'd like to support the show (and get behind-the-scenes content and rewards - check out the Patreon site at patreon.com/kyliesturgess. For as little as $1, you can help with the hosting and producing of the show - as well as my immense … [Read more...]

Kinda Thinky Off Piste – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 Subscribe to the Kinda Thinky podcast (and see the live and streaming shows) at www.kindathinky.com. … [Read more...]

Australian National Science Week Podcasts – Now Out On Token Skeptic


Two podcasts as a part of Australia's National Science Week - and it's with huge thanks to RTRFM, who made these possible, and especially the Talk The Talk podcast.Part One - with The Naked Scientists, Ben Britton of Nat Geo Wild and Costa from Costa's Garden!   Part Two - features some interesting recorded and live interviews - Neil Harbisson of the Cyborg Foundation and Dr Siouxsie Wiles!Big thanks to everyone (Patreons, you rock!) who donated to the RadioThon - I'm sending you some … [Read more...]

Australia’s 2016 Census Change – “No Religion” Now Up The Top For Ticking

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Now out thanks to the Atheist Foundation of Australia: Census of Population and Housing: Nature and Content, 2016 (cat. no. 2008.0) released today...We have now released a publication which outlines the topics included, and procedures to be followed, for the Census.It can be found on the ABS website: www.abs.gov.au What is the news? A change to the form where you indicate your religion... or lack of religious affiliation: What's the difference?The last time that … [Read more...]

If This Is Fascism, Leunig – I’ll Take Community Immunity, Thanks.

Kaz Cooke on Leunig

Leunig is a funny one, as they say over here in Australia.We all seem to love the man with the teapot and the duck; the aphorisms and the poetry, and the simple line drawings that have been around ever since I was a child. I even enjoyed seeing a documentary about him and his influence on Australian cartooning, done a while back.Then as an English teacher, this cartoon about creches was used in an examination ("thoughts of a baby lying in a child-care centre"), with the request … [Read more...]

Ready For ScienceWeek, Perth?

There's an app for that! For all the states, so this applies to everyone, not just for my town:iOS link is here.Android link is here.Some of the highlights locally:PERTH SCIENCE FESTIVALTomorrow and Sunday, the Perth Cultural Centre is set to come alive with the 3rd annual Perth Science Festival marking the launch of National Science Week in WA. Last year’s Festival was an outstanding success, with nearly 10 000 people engaging in hands-on science activities and shows! As a … [Read more...]

Drop It Like It’s Rot – #StopTaxingMyPeriod Protests This Friday In Australia

I did a radio interview with Subeta Vimalarajah about this issue back in May and talked about the petition - and now protests are starting up again!Australia has a goods and services tax (GST), where an extra 10% added to the price of goods and service. Unlike the sales tax in the US, it's already a part of the advertised price, with some items are excluded from this tax, for reasons such as health items - which is why products like tampons should also be excluded.Check out the music … [Read more...]

#MarriageEquality? Nope, Nope, Nope… No Conscience Vote On Same-Sex Marriage

Well, *#&$^#*$&. I'm watching Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott right now. "If this issue comes up in the next Parliament..." - "If"??"If you'd like to see change, the coalition would like to potentially make change, but through a people's vote, not a Parliament's vote".Today I briefly asked a representative from the Centre for Independent studies about the big issues facing the replacement of Bronwyn Bishop as speaker of the house - and this was pretty much the one that came … [Read more...]