New Podcasts: Urban Legendary 11 And Media Release By AFA On “No Religion” In The Australian 2016 Census

New content! As always, check them out on tokenskeptic.org (along with all the other episodes of podcasts) - and on the SoundCloud account of the AFA (new AFA podcast out soon!):Urban Legendary 11 is out on the Token Skeptic site!Remember, if you'd like to support the show (and get behind-the-scenes content and rewards - check out the Patreon site at patreon.com/kyliesturgess. For as little as $1, you can help with the hosting and producing of the show - as well as my immense … [Read more...]

Questioning The Efficacy of Homeopathy? Be A Skeptical Pirate!

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For a call-to-action, you have to be pretty desperate to make fun of my support of local fashion designers when complaining that there should be more support for homeopathy in Australia: "We have a very special sceptic here Down Under. She is trained in media, partly in psychology and likes to be photographed in shirts or headbands featuring skulls for crying out loud. I never dreamed that my profession would be attacked and attempted to be brought down by someone dressing like pirate!" [Big … [Read more...]

Notes From The Keynote At #FreelanceFocus – “If A Story Isn’t Read Does It Make A Sound?” with Noah Rosenberg

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Here's my notes from the Walkley Freelance Focus event in Brisbane - it's a very nice venue and a beautiful setting (although I'm going to have to source a really strong coffee very soon). Here's a shot of what's happening now: a panel discussion on "freelancing is just the beginning".First session with Noah Rosenberg - "If a story isn't read, does it make a sound? Inside the dark art of attracting eyeballs to great storytelling". He's from Narratively, and is encouraging us to explore … [Read more...]

Some Reflections on #Hothouse At DarkMONA Via Social Media Notifications – Storify

Thanks to all the bloggers over in Hobart, Tasmania, who are documenting the event and the those taking part who make it worth following online![View the story "Reflections on #Hothouse At Dark MONA Via Social Media Notifications" on Storify] … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Being Professor Brian Cox (The Puppet) For The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome

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Today was a good day!It's been a busy week overall, what with classes, hosting RTRFM's Morning Magazine on Tuesday and then... today was producing at the radio station, doing interviews, finishing a big assignment due tomorrow... and suddenly, I had the opportunity to operate a puppet for the first time!And not just any puppet - but Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince of the Infinite Monkey Cage show and the Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome app:The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic … [Read more...]

New Podcast (And Adventures At MONA For The #AFFBR!)

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I'm currently at the Museum of Old And New Art's Australian Fair for Freedom of Belief in Religion, where they provide a platform to present a broad spectrum of beliefs and religious views present in contemporary Australian society. Check out the brief glimpse of my much-loved "There's probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life" shirt in this ABC Hobart news report! They were calling it religious speed-dating! Naturally, the Atheist Foundation of Australia were there and we had a gr … [Read more...]

Banned Books, Towel Day, Rap Guides To Evolution And More Reading Worries In The UK

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Since I've been busy doing-everything-else-involved-in-my-life, and having a lot of great times (hence not being online much), I've been catching up on some reading......in addition to seeing the Baba Brinkman show The Rap Guide To Evolution, which is heading across the country (and you should definitely see it - the highlight for me was the school group who attended, who were really loudly enjoying the show in the back rows):Two of the books I read over the weekend were "banned books", … [Read more...]

World Immunisation Week – Day Five – Day Of Immunology

Tomorrow, Tuesday 29th April, is the Day of Immunology in Melbourne - but you can always find local groups, hospitals, support networks to join (for example, in Western Australia, I'm joining Immunisation Alliance at http://immunisationalliance.org.au; in Queensland they're currently running a petition here) nationwide and I'm certain worldwide! About the Day of Immunology Established in 2005 by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS), the success of Day of Immunology led to … [Read more...]


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