On Transcribing (aka Support The Podcast, Save The World…)

Back in the early days of teaching, I attended two weekend introductory language courses at the city technical college - one was in Australian sign language and culture, the other was Japanese 101.These days I can only sign 'thank you' and 'lion' [makes big curly mane shape around head] and follow along a little bit with the subtitles on Cowboy Bebop. However, as a result of being completely out of my depth with two languages, when I started doing my own podcast, I kept miniature … [Read more...]

February 2017 So Far – Loss, Lazertits And Lots Of Reading

Well, it's been a while since I've written here - fifty-five days in fact. I know this, because I've been keeping track of the days with my 365 Days of Philosophy podcast. This weekend has been taken over by the Perth Writers Festival, a loss in the family, and plenty of reading.The festivals (Fringe and International) have taken over my life a little this year (although it is NOTHING in comparison to what it must be doing to the volunteers and employees, they're just non-stop).While I … [Read more...]

Launch of the 365 Days of Philosophy Podcast – 2017!

The launch of the 365 Days of Philosophy podcast in 2017 starts today! Here's something I posted for my Patreon supporters - if you'd like to support a year-long critical thinking series, you can head to: Patreon for Kylie Sturgess. ********* Well, I'm home, safe, the cat snoring besides me... and I still have glitter in my hair from a mis-fired celebration device that went off with an astonishingly loud bang for such a small piece of plastic.Happy new year, wherever you are! I am so very … [Read more...]

#PerthFest Token Skeptic Special Podcast Episode – Perth Writers Festival

It's been a very busy week with the Perth International Arts Festival (join the Patreon and see the Home event content, including Tim Minchin!) - and now the Perth Writers Festival!With a marathon-style live three hour show yesterday and a sprinkling of interviews prior to the event, I've collected a range of content and put it into one podcast - authors on science, art, blogging, fantasy, humour and more:Token Skeptic Special Episode - 2016 Perth Writers FestivalIt's a yearly … [Read more...]

Perth Fringe World Festival / PIAF Picks #atheism #skepticism #science #fun

It's kind of obvious (well, in case you missed it - this is Patheos...) that I have a tendency to see local Fringe and PIAF shows that are supportive of science, skepticism, atheism, philosophy, literary, freethinking, secularism and so forth.If someone's dressed as Jane Austen or Darwin (or both - I keep hoping!) - or points out that religious extremism has a funny side, as well as making you think about the unfunny elements and what positive things could be done about it... or does a … [Read more...]

Live-Blogging Ladies’ Comic Book Club Panel At #SwanCon

The Ladies' Comic book club started when friends began when a visit by one of three originators to Melbourne to a pre-existing club, which led to the creation of the one in Perth. Violet couldn't be here today, but she is the one responsible for most of the photo graphics, the events and everything. Billie is also an artist too, which is useful for an illustrator's perspective.It's been two months open, but the club has been running since December, where they thought of the image and the … [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...]

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...]

The Green Sheep Story (Airplanes And Kids)

I was just having a conversation with @dingram  on Twitter, after Dr Pamela Gay posted a very cool photo of how much legspace she had on a 15+ hr flight. I don't often get that much space to stretch out, but it's fantastic when you do.While I've been chatting with advice about how to handle long-haul flights (which are inevitable for me - I'm in one of the most isolated cities in the world and it's easier to get to Asia than it is to get across the country), I was reminded of the story of the … [Read more...]

Fundraising For The New Token Skeptic Book!

There's some details, of course. You can find them at the IndieGoGo site:I'm the author of one self-published book on skepticism, secularism and atheism, published in 2013, called The Scope Of Skepticism: Interviews, Essays and Observations From the Token Skeptic Podcast . In 2014, I worked on creating the second book, which is still untitled. However, the chapters are written, the book is planned out... and I'd like to make it better than the first book. That's where you come i … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Gay Of Thrones (Funny Or Die)

Part of a series, but is a (spoiler!) good recap of "what happened last season". BTW, George R.R. Martin guest-appears.Gay of Thrones S4 EP ​10​: Future Legendary Children from Funny Or Die … [Read more...]