Performer Vs Audience (And The Performing Brain At The British Library In March)

Me: I'm not getting out of bed today. Or tomorrow. Or tomorrow. Or tomorrow. Or the day after that.Planet Earth: Nonsense. You're writing a blog-post, even if it's nearly 1am - because people get concerned otherwise. AND here's Simon Pegg Holding Some Twine. Things can't be so bad. Plus, perspective - now you have it:By the way, catch the guitarist himself at the British Library on Friday, 16th March at 6.30pm: The performing Brain - A moving story.Milton will be speaking and  playing guita … [Read more...]

Not-So Much A Mobius Valentine Heart Demonstration – Token Skeptic Podcast

Planet Earth: You need to get up and blog today, even though you said you wouldn't be blogging for some time.Me: I don't want to. I want to howl silently into this cushion for at least another month, stare at the pile of books I'm not reading, play Cut the Rope on my phone, scroll through the iPod that has exactly five songs with no bad associations because they're either by Nina Simone or the sodding Spice Girls and wait until my University course restarts and study in the medical library alo … [Read more...]

Indre Viskontas Joins Point Of Inquiry Podcast

Some very cool news! Point of Inquiry, the official podcast of the Center for Inquiry (CFI), today announced that cognitive neuroscientist and former Miracle Detectives host Indre Viskontas will join the show as cohost with science writer Chris Mooney. Beginning in February, Mooney will host three times a month; Viskontas will anchor the last Monday of every month. The show will continue to be released every Monday on the Point of Inquiry website and on iTunes. Indre Viskontas, a writer, … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcast – Friends Of Science In Medicine (And The New YouTube Star Sciency Sadie)

My latest podcast episode is now out: Episode One Hundred And Six – On Friends Of Science In Medicine – Interview With Dr Rob Morrison. I noticed a poll as to whether alternative medicine should be taught in universities, over at the Sydney Morning Herald article......I think the results are in by now though.To celebrate, you can also check out the new video series by Sciency Sadie: The Never Ending Cosmos 01 - Neil deGrasse Tyson. … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic – Now On The Radio!

Okay, sure - it may be just a little announcement, but it's all mine to give to you: Science for Skeptics has been running for about three years on a Friday evening on the citywidelpfm.org 99.1FM in Wisconsin, featuring great audio from Skeptically Speaking, Rationally Speaking, Books and Ideas, Skeptoid and many others. They’ve asked to feature the occasional episode of the Token Skeptic podcast! The very first episode will be out on the 10th February, featuring Julia Lavarnway, Susan Gerbic and … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Interview – Julian Morrow Of The Chaser

I'm in the final stages of writing the book of the Token Skeptic podcast - so here's an interview from the archives that you might enjoy. I interviewed Julian Morrow of the Chaser, who featured at the Saturday night dinner at the Global Atheist convention in 2010. Don't forget that the tickets for the dinner (and the event itself) for the Global Atheist Convention in 2012 are selling fast, so if you want to be a part, do head to the site. The Chaser is an Australian satirical comedian group, mos … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcast – Skepticism, Education And Using Misunderstandings To Gain A Greater Understanding

I have two podcast episodes out recently, both of which tackle the ever-relevant topic of education - one of them I live-blogged at the time (as it was a lecture, after all!). Episode One Hundred And Five - On Teaching Skepticism With Science - With Alison Campbell At The NZ Skeptics Conference:I've included the notes and relevant links to the papers she mentions here. If you're following along with the audio, please note that I was typing furiously and there might be some differences … [Read more...]

A Skeptical Required Reading List – In Graphic Form

Here's my skeptical reading list! It's even available on a Token Skeptic shirt!This is with many thanks to Catherine, of Faster Pussycat Productions.The last time I caught up with Warren of Embiggen Books in Melbourne for a podcast, we ended up doing a tremendous discussion on Great Books In Skepticism – Podblack’s Book Club With Embiggen Books, with the following recommendations:Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan Tribal Science: Brains, Beliefs and Bad I … [Read more...]

Have Slinky-Drop – Will Do Token Skeptic Podcast Interview About It!

Now you've seen it? Go download the latest Token Skeptic podcast interview with Derek Muller, all about the methodology behind Veritasium science videos. … [Read more...]

On The Ledge – A Panel Discussion On Atheism At Dragon*Con 2011

Moderated by Derek Colanduo - features JREF's D.J. Grothe, NCSE executive director Eugenie Scott, Margaret Downey of The Freethought Society, and Barbara Drescher. It focuses on the "definition of skepticism as well as the missions and scopes of the organisations promoting skepticism, secularism, and atheism" - which is taken from Barbara's review of the entire convention which features over at Skeptrack at Dragon*Con 2011. … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcast – On Skeptical Science With The Debunking Handbook And NCSE

You've noticed every skeptical podcast is talking about climate change denialism? Here's something a little different: Episode One Hundred And Two – On Skeptical Science With The Debunking Handbook And NCSE.Stephan Lewandowsky is a Winthrop Professor and an Australian Professorial Fellow at the University of Western Australia. He is the co-author of the The Debunking Handbook: now freely available for download at the Skeptical Science website. During our discussion, Merchants of Doubt: How a Ha … [Read more...]


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