#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...]

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

Virgin Perth airport lounge

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 … [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. … [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/3Z0oa Embiggen Books … [Read more...]

Recent Adventures – Interviews, InterviewED – New Zealand Skeptics Conference AND SkeptiCamp!

Just a quick update on this Saturday night before I get down to checking out the #euskep15 hashtag on Twitter (hope you're having fun, Hayley, Dr Chris French and Marsh!) - getting down to more studies and preparation for... The New Zealand Skeptics Conference!  Wellington - 6th - 8th, September 2013. Venue at Rutherford House, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington. ...We're all looking forward to the amazing range of speakers that we have lined up this year. The talks are guaranteed to … [Read more...]

#NatSciWk Token Skepticism! New Podcast With Prof Brian Cox, #IFLSLive And Not-Quite Shakespeare With Tim Minchin

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I am exhausted. But here's some links to things I've achieved this week - please do support National Science Week in Australia and check out all the events you can attend. Here's some things I got up to: HUGE thanks to Gia Milinovich for helping me get an interview with Professor Brian Cox - you can hear it over on the Token Skeptic website (some of it, the beginning, was used for the student radio show I do for Sonic, hence there being some rather fun pop-culture questions to start … [Read more...]

Podcast Celebrations! The Pseudoscientists’ 100th Episode Show!

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How's this for some positive skepticism? Join us for our very first live show, celebrating 100 episodes and over 4 years of The Pseudoscientists - and hopefully with many more to come. Where: Pugg Mahones Irish Pub, 171 – 175 Elgin St , Carlton, Victoria When: Wednesday, 14th of August, 7:30pm How Much: Absolutely free! They also have a SPECIAL GUEST!! but you'll have to click on the link to find out. … [Read more...]

So, How Are You Doing? Parsec Awards, Podcasts And Interplanetary Mopedowns

It's been a long time since I've written anything resembling text. Usually I'd find and post something along the lines of "Ha!": It seems every time I have something to write about, time just zips past and I don't even have the energy or impetus to write anything like: * "Oh, wow, I finally got into the finals of the Parsec Awards!... um, anyone? See...?"... oh. Never mind. * Congratulations to Eugenie Scott on her Houdini award! * Autism Myths: Busted! * HAAAAAAA Book cover … [Read more...]

ScienceRewired Big Science Communication Summit Videos Now Out!

So - it's been a while since I've blogged! Thankfully, teaching is now over for the term and with a little holiday in the near future to focus on upcoming studies and recording, all should be back on track. The 365 Days of Philosophy blog has, as always, been keeping up with every day. Up next is an update about all the podcasts, including ones that appear to have been listed, but not actually downloadable via iTunes. Which is frustrating, but able to be amended. Until then - check out the … [Read more...]