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

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...]

Billy on the Street: Escape From Scientology!!!

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

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...]

New Podcast Episodes! Token Skeptic and Urban Legendary Now Out

It's been a busy few weeks, so here's a quick rundown of what's been going on - and here's the podcasts too!Urban Legendary 13 - a lot of content from the live radio shows I've been doing on local community radio, RTRFM! Including some vox pop from a protest rally held in my town about the new freeway they're trying to get going... and it's not going so well for the developers.I also spoke to author Nic Holas is a person living with HIV whose writing focuses on the contemporary gay … [Read more...]

A Must-Watch: How We Stop ISIS – By Waleed Aly On Australia’s TV Show The Project

Seriously folks, if the "believers vs non-believers" gets any traction? We all lose. Some great words by one of my favourite Australians (although I actually like his wife Susan Carland more; check her work out too). … [Read more...]

Perth International Arts Festival – First Impressions, Or Pride (In The City) And Prejudice (Of Heights)

Of course, with the Token Skeptic blog  hosted in the atheist-section of Patheos, you can expect me to go "ah, Dawkins, coming to Perth for the first time" - but here's a few things that might be of interest to anyone who is wondering about stretching their wings a little when it comes to events that can challenge their mindset, beyond yet another well-known-white-guy-atheist touring.I love me a good festival, which is pretty much why you can spot me running about, collecting tickets, s … [Read more...]

New Podcasts! AtheistAus #8 And Token Skeptic #209!

I'm up and about revoltingly early (well, that's not so unusual, but I'm not going on the radio today - however, if you do tune into the livestream of TEDxPerth or are attending the event, you can catch me doing some Q&A and a panel with some of the presenters!) - in order to get a pair of podcasts done for you this weekend:Firstly, over on the Atheist Foundation of Australia website, AtheistAus Podcast #8 is out! The two featured interviews: Can you help build the World's Largest … [Read more...]

New Token Skeptic Podcast – And Tony Ortega In Perth With The Unbreakable Miss Lovely

Just a quick blogpost as I spent most of today working to get audio at the #WalkTogether rally (you can see most of what I did over on Instagram) - but I really want to write up some of what it was like hearing Tony Ortega in person after he completed his Unbreakable Miss Lovely tour here in my town.In fact - the newest podcast by the Token Skeptic features the interview (second one I've had the pleasure to do, the first was about Going Clear, the Scientology documentary) with Tony about the … [Read more...]

One Day I Hope Not To SoundHound Everything, Ever (Playlists Of A Wobbly DJ)

New podcast out real soon - in fact, if you subscribe as a Patreon (for as little as $1!!) - you even get to suggest some songs I could play on the radio this Monday (Sunday afternoon for everyone in the USA; Monday breakfast time for everyone east coast Australia).On the topic of playing music for everyone else - today I was editing some audio with a deadline of about an hour before it went to air, and I got to hear a bit of a conversation between two people who actually knew something abou … [Read more...]