Honey Badgers – Masters Of Mayhem (From YouTube Honeybadgers To Mainstream TV)

When I was at the last Australian Science Communicators conference (#ASC14), I really enjoyed checking out what are some of the new documentaries and videos (and the growth of new online providers of science, via YouTube, such as Veritasium, et al) - but I didn't see this one. From YouTube to TV. Honeybadger don't give a #$&^#$ by Randall? Now on PBS! PBS' Nature: http://full.sc/1dEfylb Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem airs Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8pm on PBS. What would … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – How Wolves Change Rivers

A while back, when I was in Berlin, some of the people I met tried talking to me about the importance of wolves to the European wildlife, and I knew a little about what they meant. I had taught the novel "Wolf" by Gillian Cross, in conjunction with a movie "Never Cry Wolf", and many of my students sought out their own novels with "Wolf" in the title and did book reviews. In short, I enjoyed this video: … [Read more...]

Ellen Page Joins HRCF’s Time to Thrive Conference

On Friday, February 14, actress Ellen Page speaks about the brave decision to live openly and authentically. Read the transcript over here on the HRC.org site. … [Read more...]

Damn You, Beer Ad

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Little Kitten – Darwin Day

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Little Kitten – The Gap (Ira Glass)

THE GAP by Ira Glass from frohlocke on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

More Token Skeptic Podcast! #179: Skeptical Science, Brain Craft And The Science Of Immunisation

The interviews for this podcast were done on the VERY last day of the #ASC14 event that happened earlier this week, during the final few breaks that we had between the sessions. At one point you can hear the next session bell rings and Vanessa and I run off to go check out the next lecture. Episode One Hundred And Seventy Nine – On Adventures At The #ASC14 – Skeptical Science, Brain Craft And The Science Of Immunisation. I really enjoyed talking to them all and I hope you enjoy listening … [Read more...]

Vote Vote For The UK Skepticism’s Third ‘Ockhams’ Awards!

I did a run-down of suggested nominees last year, but feel free to add your own in the comments. In fact, I'll post what I said last year here, but with a different one for video - my own! NOMINATE AT http://www.skeptic.org.uk. ---Videos!--- It'd be cool if you voted for my video TEDxPerth talk, "Superstition 'ain't The Way" in the video category (just saying - it's at: http://youtu.be/KwrvIkibaIk. Also consider: I Doubt That - The Media Guide to Skepticism and Jamy Ian … [Read more...]

#ASC14 – The ASC Unsung Hero… Sung By Craig Cormick

The ASC Unsung Hero 2013 Winner this year was Craig Cormick, who proceeded to rap his acceptance speech at the dinner. The ASC offers the Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication to honour a person (or group of people) who exemplifies science communication. He's a really, really great person and I'll have a short interview with him available on the Urban Legendary podcast later this evening. To READ the speech? Check out Sara Lau's post over on the ASC Website. … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcast – On A Better Life – By Chris Johnson

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Now out! Warning, it contains a joke about Chris Stedman's socks. Token Skeptic Episode One Hundred And Seventy Seven – On A Better Life – Interview With Chris Johnson For this episode, I talk to Chris Johnson, the creator of the book A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy & Meaning in a World Without God. The myth persists. Even in our modern world, countless people believe that without God, one’s life has no purpose or meaning — that the lives of atheists are … [Read more...]