Quick Update – SciComm And Podcasting

I am so focused these days (you can tell by my increasingly sporadic Facebook and Twitter feeds) on working with students on producing and presenting live one-hour radio shows on Radio Fremantle 107.9FM (you can find their shows over here), along with caring for a 13 week old kitten (which is also overwhelming my Instagram feed)......that everything else has taken a bit of a hiatus.I've managed to keep up the 365 Days Of Philosophy podcast, but Token Skeptic  is taking a bit of a beating … [Read more...]

February 2017 So Far – Loss, Lazertits And Lots Of Reading

Well, it's been a while since I've written here - fifty-five days in fact. I know this, because I've been keeping track of the days with my 365 Days of Philosophy podcast. This weekend has been taken over by the Perth Writers Festival, a loss in the family, and plenty of reading.The festivals (Fringe and International) have taken over my life a little this year (although it is NOTHING in comparison to what it must be doing to the volunteers and employees, they're just non-stop).While I … [Read more...]

New Podcasts! Token Skeptic on Alt Med; A Room of One’s Own on RTRFM

I'm as busy as always... but here's some listening (and a little viewing as well, with a great documentary on alt med)!Firstly, over on Token Skeptic Podcast: Episode Two Hundred And Twenty One – On No Alternative To Cancer.Every year, thousands of Australians are suffering and dying prematurely because of alternative cancer treatments, according to a special investigation by Dr Paul Willis, director of The Royal Institution of Australia.The video (part of a series) is called No Al … [Read more...]

Trump-Clinton Face Off (The Musical)

This one is for Digital Cuttlefish, who has to live over there... … [Read more...]

Census No Religion – An Australian Campaign For The Truth #censusnoreligion

Well, it's been a while since I've blogged... and here's something to blog about.From the site censusnoreligion.org.au: Many people in Australia are born into religion but no longer practice or hold the same beliefs.On the 2016 census, the opportunity to choose ‘No religion’ is now at the top of the list, giving people the chance to consider their answer first.Accurate census data helps policy makers & political leaders make all sorts of planning and funding decisions. So if you … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Tim Minchin Performing “Not Perfect” At Home #PIAF

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#PerthFest Token Skeptic Special Podcast Episode – Perth Writers Festival

It's been a very busy week with the Perth International Arts Festival (join the Patreon and see the Home event content, including Tim Minchin!) - and now the Perth Writers Festival!With a marathon-style live three hour show yesterday and a sprinkling of interviews prior to the event, I've collected a range of content and put it into one podcast - authors on science, art, blogging, fantasy, humour and more:Token Skeptic Special Episode - 2016 Perth Writers FestivalIt's a yearly … [Read more...]

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

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

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...]

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

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

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...]