New Urban Legendary – Interview With Joe Kleiman About The Documentary “Blackfish”,

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The podcast will be out on the iTunes site at Urban Legendary. Please subscribe and consider sponsoring the show at http://www.patreon.com/kyliesturgess!Thanks to sponsors, I'm able to work on these extended episodes - it's available at the Token Skeptic site as a blogpost too. Sometimes I watch documentaries - but I usually keep a skeptical attitude about them. After years of teaching Media studies and senior English classes about non-fiction films, I'm always a little taken aback when I … [Read more...]

Up Stream – A Film About Complex Science (FUNDED!!)

Most people with any interest in science will know that there's a range of science-based issues on which we're seeing significant public debate. On climate change, genetically modified foods, vaccination and evolution - and many others besides - it's as if a large gap has opened up between what science is telling us and the political and social response.Some have sought to blame this situation on a lack of science literacy or understanding of science in the general population. They've … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Perth Tour Tickets Selling Fast!

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Just got an alert about a show that I've mentioned previously! This is a national touring show happening in Australia, and it'll be starting in my home town of Perth: On April 26, Funny man Rob Lloyd and his crew of scientists delve into the science behind the fiction in the live stage show The Science of‪ ‎DoctorWho‬. Tickets are selling fast so don't miss out. An interview with RiAus Dr Paul Willis about the show featured on local community radio station RTRFM - you can hear it here. Just ho … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Dr Ken Harvey On Complimentary Medicines – ABC’s The Checkout

Great show, excellent ideas and one well-needed commentary:Don't trust the claims made by many companies who sell complementary medicines, says Medicinal Drug Policy expert Dr Ken Harvey. … [Read more...]

Founder Of Wikipedia Makes A Stand Against “Holistic Approaches To Healing”

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I only just landed back home yesterday and everything is still kind of blurry and so on.I'll post a blog entry about the Melbourne adventures later. And chase up all that I-owe-you-email-and-postage-and-audio things I am desperately behind on.But I was cheered by the sight of this: … [Read more...]

“How do we know what is true?” Narrated by Stephen Fry – That’s Humanism!

And a happy St Patrick's Day!A short Humanist animation about how we learn what's true through the use of evidence and science … [Read more...]

Perth: A Few Local Events That Are Science-y (And Awesome)

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I keep meaning to do this and I should just post and tell you to check them out (and they're touring shows, so check your local listings if you're in Australia!): Green Porno - Perth Concert Hall, WADate: Wed 19 Mar 2014 - 8:00pmScreen icon Isabella Rossellini is coming to Australia to perform her new, playful and wonderfully odd stage show Green Porno, a one-woman comedy about mating in the natural world.In Green Porno, Rossellini takes us on an unusual and fascinating journey into … [Read more...]

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

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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 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...]


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