When Will Women Become Spatulas? (#TeamEqual Perth interviews)

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As recently posted on an atheist women's forum - can anyone help with explaining what's going on? Because I thought women were like sticky tape now?From The Age newspaper:Year 7 girls have been warned not to have multiple sex partners or risk becoming like overused sticky tape, in a Christian sex education program at a public Victorian high school. The students at Fairhills High School, in Knoxfield in Melbourne's outer east, were also told that a chemical released in fem … [Read more...]

New Podcasts Out! Skepticism, Belle Gibson, Psychics, Scientology and More!

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Damned hayfever. I have no idea what's causing it, but here's some podcasts to tide us all over until I can actually breathe again!Urban Legendary Episode Nine -  Belle Gibson was recently interviewed on Australia's 60 Minutes program, about the claims she had made about treating her terminal brain cancer with wholefoods. Her book The Whole Pantry, is still available for sale at some bookstores, although the app and new editions are no longer being produced. Yet with the realisation that B … [Read more...]

Apparently We Can Stop Nominating Gillian Triggs Now!

I just got an email! And in case you missed the story, it's thanks to folks like Jane Caro and social media efforts:"...Clearly there is a lot of support for Gillian in the community as we have received a number of nominations for her. A person only needs to be nominated once to be considered for the Australian of the Year Awards, nominations are selected on the quality, not the quantity. Rest assured Professor Gillian Triggs will now be put forward for consideration in her home state. … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – The Rottnest Wind Turbine – Exposed!

I was working at the local radio station this morning and there were a number of interviews aired about the issues with wind turbines - here's an expose that has just been released, about the island off the coast of my town.Warning, contains small marsupials.  … [Read more...]

Dennis Markuze (AKA David Mabus) – An End To The Saga?

This isn't an issue that has been on my radar much over the past few years - but it has concerned me whenever I hear an update, due to friends like Digital Cuttlefish having to deal with more of their persistent harassment that I ever have.So, some good news: "a sentence that requires [Dennis Markuze aka "David Mabus"]  to follow psychiatric treatment for three years," reports Paul Cherry of the Montreal Gazette: Semeniuk told Quebec Court Judge Jean-Pierre Boyer he believes Markuze suffers … [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...]


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