Australia And Friday 13th – A Skeptical Viewpoint

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As someone who considers themselves skeptically-minded (and yet still occasionally indulges in superstitious behaviour, as detailed in my TEDxPerth talk), it's understandable why Friday 13th still strikes a note of discord in the average Australian, despite a franchise of twelve movies. Hopefully they'll never make a thirteenth... not because I'm superstitious, but because the movies kind of suck.Essentially, people like patterns. We like patterns because we like to have a sense of control … [Read more...]

Robin Ince Australia Tour Video

And now here's the one for Robin Ince!Thanks to Trent Burton of http://www.trunkman.co.uk and Alan Melikdjanian of http://www.amelik.com in the filming and production of this video - and Robin Ince, of course!More details and links to tickets at http://atheistfoundation.org.au/robinince8pm Thursday 9 April | Perth | Astor Theatre 8pm Saturday 11 April | Adelaide | Dunstan Playhouse 8pm Tuesday 14 April | Canberra | ANU Arts Centre 8pm Saturday 18 April | Melbourne | Storey … [Read more...]

Unholy Trinity Australia Tour Video

All about the videos recently - here's a new one for the forthcoming AFA Unholy Trinity tour: … [Read more...]

Podcast, Yet More Podcast And Australia Day Radio

AFTRS One

First, the podcast-y things:The pilot episode of a new project for the Atheist Foundation of Australia, the AtheistAus Podcast! It features:* A chat with Greta Christina about her new book, Comforting Thoughts That Have Nothing To Do With God. * International correspondent, Paul Fidalgo - whose secular and atheist news and cutting edge blogging can be found on iMortal on Patheos blogs and on the The Morning Heresy. * Local Australian news and a round-up on what's popular on the AFA foru … [Read more...]

It’s All Happening In 2015 – Radio And Podcast Update

radio at 5am

There's a number of my interviews starting to pop up more regularly on RTRFM, the local arts/culture radio station, this year. Not bad for a podcaster with a distinct science-philosophy tendency in her shows!I'll be on the air from 9am-noon on Mondays, in a live-to-air show called the Morning Magazine, for the foreseeable future. For those of you in the USA, that's 9pm-midnight East Coast time, and noon-3pm East Coast Australia time. I occasionally do an earlier show, called Snooze Button, … [Read more...]

Podcast, Current Projects, On The Radio And More

draft bears for assignment

It's been a while since I blogged, but the first thing I should do (as many others have been doing) is direct your attention over to the request on No Longer Quivering: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nolongerquivering/2014/09/fundraiser-for-nlq-founder-vyckie-garrison/ Vyckie Garrison, the founder of this site No Longer Quivering, needs our help. Please consider donating to my friend Vyckie Garrison so she and the youngest five children can stay in their home. No Longer Quivering’s founder, Vy … [Read more...]

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

mona chapel

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...]

Token Skeptic Podcast – On Safe And Secular.org With Michael De Dora

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Over on the Token Skeptic podcast #184, you can hear the latest episode of the show - here's what we discussed.As you may have heard in the news this week, the American Food and Drug Administration has given a controversial Houston doctor the green light to continue providing experimental cancer treatments.The FDA has lifted restrictions on a clinical trial run by Stanislaw Burzynski, who for nearly 40 years has claimed that he has discovered natural substances that can fight certain … [Read more...]

Updates, Sydney Travels, Token Skeptic Podcast And Trolling With Logic 24 Hours Show!

Perth Terminal

Well, it's been a while since I've updated this blog... no, I'm not dead, nor abandoning blogging altogether, although it'd great to think that real-life is providing so much stimulation and challenges that I can't regularly put my computer to use in this fashion!What's been going on?Firstly and more importantly - podcast Episode One Hundred And Eighty Four – On Safe And Secular – Interview With Michael De Dora. Check out Safe And Secular to find out more.And I really want to mention … [Read more...]

Unicorns And Cake – Recent Events And Links

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I've been away from social media a little bit (including chasing down emails) because I had a health scare recently and it's difficult to be enthusiastic about the online world when the offline world involves being a pincushion for blood tests and visiting radiotherapy (no knock against radiotherapists, but waiting rooms are scary places, especially when it mostly seems to be mothers and daughters) - naturally, it overshadows everything else.But yesterday I got to visit my niece, who has … [Read more...]

Curiouser And Curiouser – Four Years And Forty-Four Articles Now Out

Curiouser and Curiouser

It's just occurred to me that once again, I've missed the anniversary (four years!) of writing for the CSICOP website, on a little column called Curiouser and Curiouser.The most recently published one is just before the Perth shows happening this weekend by some contributors to the TV show, The Checkout, Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen - The Checkout is a satirical consumer affairs series on Australia’s ABC TV, presented by Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel from the satirical comedy gr … [Read more...]


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