Dr Taslima Nasrin – Emergency Fundraising For Her Safety

Dr Nasrin was one of the presenters at the 2010 Global Atheist Convention and I was fortunate enough to meet her there and hear of her story - her story, however, is a continuing one of persecution and death threats and with the recent horrors in countries such as Bangladesh, she has had to escape to the USA.CFI is fundraising to help her remain safe :Nasrin was recently named as one of the next targets for murder by Al Qaeda-linked extremists, prompting CFI to assist in transporting her … [Read more...]

New Token Skeptic and Urban Legendary Podcasts Now Out

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A quick recap of what's been happening podcast-wise, as I get down to more work on producing all the skeptical/atheist things I do while not dealing with a cold! Episode One Hundred And Ninety Nine of the Token Skeptic Podcast – On Skepticism 101 With John Scalzi, Daniel Midgley and Kylie Sturgess -  This is a very long, panel recording – with tremendous thanks to SwanCon and their organisers (and the fellow panelists, John and Daniel!) for allowing this to happen.A 101 on skeptical thinki … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Inside Amy Schumer – The Universe – Uncensored

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New Philosophy, Science, ChatShow Funny Podcast – Kinda Thinky!

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Check it out - it's Kinda Thinky!They've been doing sold-out live shows since last year, included live-streaming, recorded video shows (that you can pay and get all of the series via Vimeo On Demand - a very good deal and I highly recommend it) - and now podcasts!In September 2014 CPAS academics Rod Lamberts and Will Grant launched KindaThinky, an innovative live talk show that takes place in Canberra’s Civic Pub. Every one of their shows has sold out, and KindaThinky has been the talk o … [Read more...]

Australian Future Science Stars – FameLab Finals 2015

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The Australian FameLab finals were held in Fremantle, WA, this week - featuring viruses, spiders, algae and even a little poetry! The concept of FameLab is to train and encourage early-career researchers to talk about their science in plain English. It's an international competition, with over twenty five countries taking part and thousands of presenters taking to the stage to flex their science communication skills - with a time limit of three minutes. Media training and rehearsals are … [Read more...]

Dreaming Too Loud With Geoffrey Robertson – Perth Review

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Perth events! There's been a number recently, and this is my belated review of going to see Geoffrey Robertson, the man that Christopher Hitchens described as 'the greatest living Australian'. An absolutely fantastic, thought-provoking, both poignant and occasionally very funny show - and it was a pity that it was a one-night only event (which is true for other shows in the national tour too; I hope that it is filmed or broadcast in the future). The tour raises funds for the Public Interest A … [Read more...]

Podcast Update (And More!)

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It's been a bit intensive with the podcasting recently:Episode One Hundred And Ninety Seven – On The Escapist – Interview With Lawrence Leung over at  http://tokenskeptic.org/2015/05/01/episode-one-hundred-and-ninety-seven-on-the-escapist-interview-with-lawrence-leung/It's not often that I get to do an interview in person; this one was done at the Toast cafe in East Perth and the day before his UWA show (which was great!) and it was mostly just an opportunity to catch up. Lawrence is an i … [Read more...]

Robin Ince Happiness Through Science – Perth Review And Photos

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It's going to be difficult to be a fair reviewer, as I was working behind the scenes at the gig.But even if I wasn't, I know this: I knew he was funny. I didn't know he was brilliant on stage. And I really envy the rest of the country who are going to get different shows that only skim the surface of his rather dizzyingly funny brain. Which you'll get to see in 3D during a slide show.Enough review. Here's some photo memories for you that I've taken. Big thanks to The Astor, all the Tims … [Read more...]

Podcasting Your Passion – Video Of #SwanCon Panel

With great thanks to Daniel Midgely of Talk The Talk podcast, here's a video of our presentation at SwanCon!Podcasting – from Serial to Nerdist, from Pharos Project to Smodcast, there’s a number of online radio shows that demonstrate that there’s an audience for anything. But how might you get started? Tips and tricks by Kylie Sturgess (Token Skeptic) and Daniel Midgley (Talk the Talk) on different formats for the curious and quizzical. … [Read more...]

Live-Blogging Ladies’ Comic Book Club Panel At #SwanCon

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The Ladies' Comic book club started when friends began when a visit by one of three originators to Melbourne to a pre-existing club, which led to the creation of the one in Perth. Violet couldn't be here today, but she is the one responsible for most of the photo graphics, the events and everything. Billie is also an artist too, which is useful for an illustrator's perspective.It's been two months open, but the club has been running since December, where they thought of the image and the … [Read more...]

#ReclaimAustralia’s Twitter Account Goes Wild, Hilarity Ensues

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It's not easy being Jeremy.Someone hands you the keys to the social media account of Reclaim Australia (ReclaimAus) on Twitter, on the morning of the Big National Rally!That's the same Big National Rally that the Atheist Foundation of Australia has responded to with A Cold Day In Hell for Reclaim Australia:  This is a protest coordinated by Christian groups. The “Rise Up Australia Party” is the political arm of the “Catch the Fire Ministries” known for their extreme and offe … [Read more...]


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