Skepticism, SciFi and Podcasting Panels At Perth’s SwanCon

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I'm heading out today to do a quick fifteen minute presentation on "how to be more skeptical" at SwanCon, but there's also going to be so much more to check out - over the whole long weekend!Here's the three I'm taking part in:FF - How To Be More Skeptical 101 - Friday 10:45 until Friday 11:00 - Intending to be a brief overview, will most likely have me showing how lovely the Token Skeptic logo is, the photo of the cat in this blogpost and trying not to be overexcited when talking about  … [Read more...]

ATHEIST / SKEPTIC EVENTS – Perth, Melbourne, Bookclubs, Podcasts, Oh My…

Yes, you are absolutely right, Digital Cuttlefish - I don't do much for any atheist / skeptical cause. Not much at all. Gosh, it's amazing how little effort I put in for atheism and skepticism. I don't even have time to blog about it. So shush. :pEnough of that, false modesty can be damned - as I'm now operating on very little sleep and with even more nightmares about "NO! THE LISTING IS FOR SEYMOR CENTRE ON THE 25TH APRIL, NOT STOREY HALL ON THE 18TH!!" than usual. And I'm hosting another li … [Read more...]

Australia And Friday 13th – A Skeptical Viewpoint

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 and Alan Melikdjanian of in the filming and production of this video - and Robin Ince, of course!More details and links to tickets at 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


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: 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 With Michael De Dora


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...]