Australia And Friday 13th – A Skeptical Viewpoint

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As someone who considers themselves skeptically-minded (and yet still occasionally indulges in superstitious behaviour, as detailed in my TEDxPerth talk), it's understandable why Friday 13th still strikes a note of discord in the average Australian, despite a franchise of twelve movies. Hopefully they'll never make a thirteenth... not because I'm superstitious, but because the movies kind of suck.Essentially, people like patterns. We like patterns because we like to have a sense of control … [Read more...]

Robin Ince Australia Tour Video

And now here's the one for Robin Ince!Thanks to Trent Burton of http://www.trunkman.co.uk and Alan Melikdjanian of http://www.amelik.com in the filming and production of this video - and Robin Ince, of course!More details and links to tickets at http://atheistfoundation.org.au/robinince8pm Thursday 9 April | Perth | Astor Theatre 8pm Saturday 11 April | Adelaide | Dunstan Playhouse 8pm Tuesday 14 April | Canberra | ANU Arts Centre 8pm Saturday 18 April | Melbourne | Storey … [Read more...]

Unholy Trinity Australia Tour Video

All about the videos recently - here's a new one for the forthcoming AFA Unholy Trinity tour: … [Read more...]

Kinda Thinky – Now You Can Watch Online!

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All hail online content! When you can't make an event, it is such a great thing to be able to catch up in your own time - and that's what the Kinda Thinky show has done with their first season of live shows!You can support the podcast that got the interview with the Kinda Thinky gang over at my Patreon account.Here's the details of the interview, featured on Tokenskeptic.org:In this episode, I'm talking to Dr Rod Lamberts and Dr Will Grant of Kinda Thinky.It's a live show from … [Read more...]

Behind The Scenes And At The Start Of Perth’s #FringeWorld

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Women And Ghostbusters #NotMyGhostbusters

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Just a brief little blogpost on the topic (I'm heading out today to help behind the scenes at the Perth Fringe World Festival) in regards to what I think will happen with the film:There will be people (mostly guys, from what I see on Twitter) who don't like the idea of a reboot at all, let alone one featuring a primarily female cast. I dither about liking reboots myself - the next Fantastic Four doesn't thrill me, for example. I'm just waiting for the solid facedesk the world will make … [Read more...]

Podcast, Yet More Podcast And Australia Day Radio

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First, the podcast-y things:The pilot episode of a new project for the Atheist Foundation of Australia, the AtheistAus Podcast! It features:* A chat with Greta Christina about her new book, Comforting Thoughts That Have Nothing To Do With God. * International correspondent, Paul Fidalgo - whose secular and atheist news and cutting edge blogging can be found on iMortal on Patheos blogs and on the The Morning Heresy. * Local Australian news and a round-up on what's popular on the AFA foru … [Read more...]

It’s All Happening In 2015 – Radio And Podcast Update

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There's a number of my interviews starting to pop up more regularly on RTRFM, the local arts/culture radio station, this year. Not bad for a podcaster with a distinct science-philosophy tendency in her shows!I'll be on the air from 9am-noon on Mondays, in a live-to-air show called the Morning Magazine, for the foreseeable future. For those of you in the USA, that's 9pm-midnight East Coast time, and noon-3pm East Coast Australia time. I occasionally do an earlier show, called Snooze Button, … [Read more...]

At #GenghisConPerth and RTRFM’s #DistantMurmurs

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Memories From 2014 – Thanks And Farewell To The Year

It's starting to be a little 12-Days-Of-Christmas with lists, but what is the end of the year if you don't take stock a little? Thank you to all my friends, family and fellow workers for making it one to remember. Especially if you're from USA, New Zealand, Germany, the AFA, a Patreon supporter, a Token Skeptic podcast supporter, helped with the Indiegogo book, or one of the many awesome community radio station peeps - or taught me to dance. Or were the Pet Shop Boys.Closing of the … [Read more...]

My New Year Facebook Notification

Have a happy new year everyone!If you got engaged this year (!!) - congratulations! I didn't see the Facebook update until two weeks after the fact, and felt really awkward about seeming so rude about it for not being excited at the time, because I had no idea.If you got pregnant, I only found out via Twitter and congratulations about that too! I'm mortified that I was last to know. The kid will be entering University by the time I learn about the birth.If you immigrated, well done! … [Read more...]


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