Apparently It’s Pi / Pie Day In The USA… Updates On Other Podcasting, Travel-Stuff

Movers and Shakers Radio Show Logo

Here is the logo (I made this! I've learned that "hipster" can be code for "I've done five lessons in graphic art!") for the radio show I contribute to. It is kind of pie shaped. You're welcome. Over here it's just March 14th. Or as we have it in our dating system, 14/03/2014. It's very, very confusing to see the US date system and risk screwing things up by thinking it's day/month/year when it's MONTH/day/year over there. At least, it has been whenever I've travelled and hesitated over … [Read more...]

Demo: The Movie

) Head to the official site at ScienceDemo.org ScienceDemo.org is run by Jonathan Sanderson, Alom Shaha and others, all of whom are the sort of people you'd like to take down the pub and yak to for hours on end about science demonstrations. It's a StoryCog production. Nobody's paying us for this, which may explain the lengthy gaps between posts. If you'd like to help fill those gaps, get in touch! This film follows science teacher Alom Shaha as he goes on a journey to explore the use of … [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 … [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...]

Swimming Your Way – New Children’s Paleofiction – Plesiosaur Peril!

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I got a great email this morning, which brightened up the day. My niece is the owner of the first two in the series and I'll be getting her a copy of the third: I'm excited to announce that my brand new children's paleofiction storybook Plesiosaur Peril is hitting stores now (official release, March 1, … [Read more...]

Honey Badgers – Masters Of Mayhem (From YouTube Honeybadgers To Mainstream TV)

When I was at the last Australian Science Communicators conference (#ASC14), I really enjoyed checking out what are some of the new documentaries and videos (and the growth of new online providers of science, via YouTube, such as Veritasium, et al) - but I didn't see this one. From YouTube to TV. Honeybadger don't give a #$&^#$ by Randall? Now on PBS! PBS' Nature: http://full.sc/1dEfylb Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem airs Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8pm on PBS. What would … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – How Wolves Change Rivers

A while back, when I was in Berlin, some of the people I met tried talking to me about the importance of wolves to the European wildlife, and I knew a little about what they meant. I had taught the novel "Wolf" by Gillian Cross, in conjunction with a movie "Never Cry Wolf", and many of my students sought out their own novels with "Wolf" in the title and did book reviews. In short, I enjoyed this video: … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Darwin Day

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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 … [Read more...]