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.

A Must-Watch: How We Stop ISIS – By Waleed Aly On Australia’s TV Show The Project

Seriously folks, if the "believers vs non-believers" gets any traction? We all lose. Some great words by one of my favourite Australians (although I actually like his wife Susan Carland more; check her work out too). … [Read more...]

Perth International Arts Festival – First Impressions, Or Pride (In The City) And Prejudice (Of Heights)

Of course, with the Token Skeptic blog  hosted in the atheist-section of Patheos, you can expect me to go "ah, Dawkins, coming to Perth for the first time" - but here's a few things that might be of interest to anyone who is wondering about stretching their wings a little when it comes to events that can challenge their mindset, beyond yet another well-known-white-guy-atheist touring.I love me a good festival, which is pretty much why you can spot me running about, collecting tickets, s … [Read more...]

New Podcasts! AtheistAus #8 And Token Skeptic #209!


I'm up and about revoltingly early (well, that's not so unusual, but I'm not going on the radio today - however, if you do tune into the livestream of TEDxPerth or are attending the event, you can catch me doing some Q&A and a panel with some of the presenters!) - in order to get a pair of podcasts done for you this weekend:Firstly, over on the Atheist Foundation of Australia website, AtheistAus Podcast #8 is out! The two featured interviews: Can you help build the World's Largest … [Read more...]

New Token Skeptic Podcast – And Tony Ortega In Perth With The Unbreakable Miss Lovely

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Just a quick blogpost as I spent most of today working to get audio at the #WalkTogether rally (you can see most of what I did over on Instagram) - but I really want to write up some of what it was like hearing Tony Ortega in person after he completed his Unbreakable Miss Lovely tour here in my town.In fact - the newest podcast by the Token Skeptic features the interview (second one I've had the pleasure to do, the first was about Going Clear, the Scientology documentary) with Tony about the … [Read more...]

One Day I Hope Not To SoundHound Everything, Ever (Playlists Of A Wobbly DJ)


New podcast out real soon - in fact, if you subscribe as a Patreon (for as little as $1!!) - you even get to suggest some songs I could play on the radio this Monday (Sunday afternoon for everyone in the USA; Monday breakfast time for everyone east coast Australia).On the topic of playing music for everyone else - today I was editing some audio with a deadline of about an hour before it went to air, and I got to hear a bit of a conversation between two people who actually knew something abou … [Read more...]

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!

Waaaaaaaa!! … [Read more...]

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...]