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

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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

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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...]

Vale David Bowie – 1947 – 2016

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Of course there's a few rumours about hoaxes, because - let's face it - nothing works like a hoax for a bit of clickbait. But the news has been confirmed by a number of sources, including the official ones and that of his family.Here's a few memories from visiting the David Bowie Is exhibition in Melbourne, at the end of last year. I had a small amount of time in transit, and used it to visit a favourite bookstore and go to the ACMI building where the exhibition was running for a limited … [Read more...]

Perth’s 6PR Bombs Out On #NoJabNoPay Advice – Some Positive Pro-Vax Radio Strategies

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So, Perth talkback radio station 6PR interviewed a notorious anti-vaxxer on Australian Perth radio this morning, in regards to the newly implemented No Jab, No Pay legislation. It wasn't good.If you missed what No Jab, No Pay involves - here's a summary.So despite many of us feeling......I'm wholly unsurprised, because if you've got radio producers who are pressed for time (especially during these odd seasons, when usually they'll do some good research when it's not a public … [Read more...]

How Was Your Skeptical 2015? (Goals, Books, Events And Resources For 2016) #Perth

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I've been looking over my calendar for early 2016, adding events and plans, and it's led me to check back over the past 12 months of achievements and activities... and there's been a lot!From the very beginning of 2015, it's been a mass of radio shows, podcasts, fringe events and big events, travel and work. Focusing my energies on projects and events that reach a broader demographic (rather than wasting time and even hard-earned money preaching to what can be a weird-skeptic-minority choir … [Read more...]

Urban Legendary Podcast #14 – And Podcast Survey 2016

A couple of things:Survey! This is just a fairly general demographic survey, to help improve both the Urban Legendary and Token Skeptic podcasts, and also to get some useful demographic and broadcasting information that I'll pass onto other podcasting groups on Facebook. Here's the address:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FVMQRWDI'll close it mid-January, but until then, please pass on the link and fill it in if you so wish.And another podcast episode for December: Urban Legendary … [Read more...]

Shelley Segal – White Wine in the Sun (Tim Minchin Cover)

It's one of those songs that guarantees people phoning/emailing the radio station to tell me they're in tears, but happy ones. Here you go and seasonal greetings to you all! … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcast #211 – Interviewing Joseph Fink From Welcome To Night Vale

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Token Skeptic #211 is now out on the Token Skeptic podcast site.It's one of those little goals that I've had for a while - to interview the Welcome To Night Vale podcast!The show is doing a live performance in Perth early next year, as a part of their Australian tour, and I was fortunate enough to speak to Joseph Fink about the very popular serial set in a community radio station in a desert town... Which is a very familiar setting for me, as I am a community radio show host, in a remote … [Read more...]

Tim Minchin Returns To Perth For PIAF 2016

Just in the in-box - along with the talks by Richard Dawkins next year, it appears another popular figure in the skepto-atheist sphere (is that a thing? Maybe it's a thing. A thingy-thing) is coming to town: Perth International Arts Festival is delighted to announce musician, actor, comedian and writer Tim Minchin has joined the stellar line-up of Western Australian artists for the epic celebration of landscape, culture and community, Home. Home is one of those things they talked about at the … [Read more...]

The Fading Symphony with Tim Minchin

Around about this time of the year, White Wine in the Sun gets a lot of airplay.Here's something new.Go to TheFadingSymphony.com to find out more.Here too is the making of the video series: … [Read more...]

#JustTransition In Article 2 Para 2 of #COP21 Australia! (A Social Media Callout)

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So, I'm up very early, sorting out my laundry (aka, throwing things into bags and dealing with it later) - when I get this alert:In case you're not familiar with Van Badham (yes, you should go read that link, then come back here...  or just watch this:...done that? Good.She's been on RTRFM's The Mag a few times (e.g #I'llRideWithYou) and also Breakfast with Caitlin, which is the big breakfast show that features on Perth's most socially-conscious radio station.I've p … [Read more...]


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