Sean Faircloth – Reclaiming a Secular Australia – UWA Lecture From 2013

Way, way back when I did episode #155 of the Token Skeptic podcast (which was a long time ago now, it seems! But it was April, 2013) - I interviewed Sean Faircloth about his pending Australian tour.I had to express regret post-interview that I'd be away on the first holiday with my family since... well, since I can ever remember, really, and therefore couldn't attend his talk in my home town.But never fear. Filmed in Perth, and sponsored by the Rationalist Society of Australia and the … [Read more...]

Pro-Vaccine Fremantle Boards Vandalised (But The I Immunise Message Goes On)

A little while back, I conducted an interview for the Token Skeptic podcast - #175 – On I Immunise – Interview With Dr Katie Attwell.The I Immunise campaign is run by the Immunisation Alliance of WA, a not-for-profit health promotion charity.If you're not much of a podcast listener (not everyone is!), you can still read the transcript on the Skeptical Inquirer website: “I Immunise” With The Immunisation Alliance Of Western Australia – Interview With Dr. Katie AttwellI remember being … [Read more...]

Skeptics Have Been Busy On Wikipedia! #GSoW

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Thanks to Susan and her team, who seem to have more energy than most distant galaxies, there's a new update to the blog called Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia. This one is all about the GSoW (as they're called) doing a lot of work over the past two months! Mostly new people are assigned what I call "backwards edits" mainly from podcast interviews. I've made spreadsheets with every episode of specific podcasts, and then assign the new editor the task of listening and relistening to the … [Read more...]

All This Radio Is Cutting Into My Podcasting Time…

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...let alone blogging. Anyway, I have a few days free now to focus on my podcasting, an article I have due before the end of the month, and some graphic art assignments, so here's an update:Two radio stations. One independent nationwide current affairs broadcasting network. All of them have now used my audio!Here's what went to air today, a segment called "Science Sorbet", for Twin Cities FM. It's about 14:15min or so, to fill in a 15 minute slot I've been given this week on "Movers and … [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 to th … [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 Swiss - I, … [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 JohnsonFor 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 devoid of joy an … [Read more...]

On My Way To #ASC14 (And Everything Else I’ve Been Doing These Past Two Weeks)

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I'm here.FINALLY Perth got itself an airport lounge with the wifi and the coffee and the snacks and a quiet corner. So I can do the following: “I Immunise” With The Immunisation Alliance Of Western Australia – Interview With Dr. Katie Attwell - over at my column for the Skeptical Inquirer website, called Curiouser and Curiouser.You can check out the podcast over here, on the Token Skeptic website:Episode One Hundred And Seventy Five – On I Imunise – Interview With Dr Katie Attwell … [Read more...]

Hope You Had A Great Christmas Break! New Podcasts OUT!

As for me? New podcasts out!Episode One Hundred And Seventy Two – On Abominable Science – Interview With Daniel Loxton And Donald Prothero. This was great fun; two excellent authors and one fantastic book (and yes, I contributed a photo for the final copy, so there's a little bias there!). I'll be chatting to Donald Prothero a little more later this month, so tune into that episode too!Episode One Hundred And Seventy Three – On Bad PR – Interview With Michael Marshall. Happy birthd … [Read more...]

Embiggen Books Launching The Ice Coffee Podcast! 9th November!

Agrh, I only just got home and this has been in blog-draft - I suspect I'm just terribly jealous of everyone who gets to go! Put this in your diaries, folks in the Melbourne area who are able to attend! "Ice Coffee: the history of human activity in Antarctica," is underway, and showing the day shapes for a vessel restricted in ability to manoeuvre and code flag alpha.Weekly episodes will arrive at http://www.icecoffeepodcast.wordpress.com, a.k.a. http://wp.me/3Z0oaEmbiggen Books (ht … [Read more...]


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