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.

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 be dismissed as a necessary e … [Read more...]

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

Well, it's been a while since I've written here - fifty-five days in fact. I know this, because I've been keeping track of the days with my 365 Days of Philosophy podcast. This weekend has been taken over by the Perth Writers Festival, a loss in the family, and plenty of reading.The festivals (Fringe and International) have taken over my life a little this year (although it is NOTHING in comparison to what it must be doing to the volunteers and employees, they're just non-stop).While I … [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 year, wherever you are! I am so very … [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 Al … [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 if you … [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 FestivalIt's a yearly … [Read more...]

Tim Minchin’s New Charity Song – About Cardinal George Pell

For those outside of Australia, you might not be aware about the issues surrounding Cardinal Pell and why many in this country wish for him to return from Rome.George Pell AC is an Australian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and the inaugural and current Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy for about two years now. His heart condition and resulting ill health was judged serious enough to prevent air travel from Italy to Australia to appear before the Royal Commission into … [Read more...]

Podcasts – Token Skeptic #212 And Fringe / Fest – ing About Perth

I'm kind of surprised that some other local podcasts haven't been doing this more, but I've had a number of opportunities to speak to people as a part of the Perth International Arts Festival and the Fringe Festival... so why not organise them all together in a few special episode podcasts?So, here's what's been uploaded recently, with huge thanks as always to RTRFM and the Patreons who pay for the podcast hosting:Token Skeptic Episode #212: On PhD’s In Anti-Science And The Fading Sym … [Read more...]

Perth Fringe World Festival / PIAF Picks #atheism #skepticism #science #fun

It's kind of obvious (well, in case you missed it - this is Patheos...) that I have a tendency to see local Fringe and PIAF shows that are supportive of science, skepticism, atheism, philosophy, literary, freethinking, secularism and so forth.If someone's dressed as Jane Austen or Darwin (or both - I keep hoping!) - or points out that religious extremism has a funny side, as well as making you think about the unfunny elements and what positive things could be done about it... or does a … [Read more...]