Podcast Update (And More!)

Lawrence and Kylie

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

Ladies' Comic Book Club

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...]

Skepticism, SciFi and Podcasting Panels At Perth’s SwanCon

Photo purchased from iStock

I'm heading out today to do a quick fifteen minute presentation on "how to be more skeptical" at SwanCon, but there's also going to be so much more to check out - over the whole long weekend!Here's the three I'm taking part in:FF - How To Be More Skeptical 101 - Friday 10:45 until Friday 11:00 - Intending to be a brief overview, will most likely have me showing how lovely the Token Skeptic logo is, the photo of the cat in this blogpost and trying not to be overexcited when talking about  … [Read more...]

AstroFest Perth (Video From Previous Years)

I'm a little busy this weekend: putting together then next two podcasts, and attending the Ladies' Comic Book Club - and I might pop into see the largest astronomy festival in Australia. Here's some footage from prior years:   … [Read more...]

Round-Up Of Press On Robin Ince’s Forthcoming Australian Tour

The Age Robin Ince

It's taken a lot of work (it's not as easy as saying "hey look! science-y stuff! Put in your paper, pls?", in case you wondered) - but personally I'm really happy with how press has done on the forthcoming tour! Check out the links and the quotes: The Australian newspaper, Arts section, today: One message of the Happiness Through Science show is that we should value the incredible benefits that science has brought our lives. He finds it curious that he spends much time arguing this point — on th … [Read more...]

Unholy Trinity Melbourne Review (AKA From Up The Gods Without God)

embiggen books with Seth

Yo all,Great gig. I was holding onto bannisters for much of it and even now my head is a little spinny due to the meds I was on (do not mix food poisoning and travel ever again - I've just extended my hotel stay here due to the thought of '...I can't pack and move, I'll be lucky to walk down the street and see a quiet movie for the rest of the day'), but it went damned well.Before the show - Embiggen Books get-together. People, you must go there. It is fantastic. And for a get-together … [Read more...]

Because, Ultimately, Everything Wrong Is Due To Atheists From Divorced Families

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This is a big reason why atheism is never boring (let alone the fact that people can't even DECIDE on what "atheism" means and just how much it overlaps with skepticism, or what atheists should be doing, and why and how, and so on and so forth) - it's not boring because of what other people will say about it."He was taught to believe in nothing and ended up a fanatical believer in something very bad. His life is a warning of the inevitable trajectory of the West's cultural nihilism." - Mi … [Read more...]

ATHEIST / SKEPTIC EVENTS – Perth, Melbourne, Bookclubs, Podcasts, Oh My…

Yes, you are absolutely right, Digital Cuttlefish - I don't do much for any atheist / skeptical cause. Not much at all. Gosh, it's amazing how little effort I put in for atheism and skepticism. I don't even have time to blog about it. So shush. :pEnough of that, false modesty can be damned - as I'm now operating on very little sleep and with even more nightmares about "NO! THE LISTING IS FOR SEYMOR CENTRE ON THE 25TH APRIL, NOT STOREY HALL ON THE 18TH!!" than usual. And I'm hosting another li … [Read more...]


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