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...]

Quick Update – SciComm And Podcasting

I am so focused these days (you can tell by my increasingly sporadic Facebook and Twitter feeds) on working with students on producing and presenting live one-hour radio shows on Radio Fremantle 107.9FM (you can find their shows over here), along with caring for a 13 week old kitten (which is also overwhelming my Instagram feed)......that everything else has taken a bit of a hiatus.I've managed to keep up the 365 Days Of Philosophy podcast, but Token Skeptic  is taking a bit of a beating … [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...]

New Podcasts! Token Skeptic on Alt Med; A Room of One’s Own on RTRFM

I'm as busy as always... but here's some listening (and a little viewing as well, with a great documentary on alt med)!Firstly, over on Token Skeptic Podcast: Episode Two Hundred And Twenty One – On No Alternative To Cancer.Every year, thousands of Australians are suffering and dying prematurely because of alternative cancer treatments, according to a special investigation by Dr Paul Willis, director of The Royal Institution of Australia.The video (part of a series) is called No Al … [Read more...]

Podcasts – Token Skeptic #212 And Fringe / Fest – ing About Perth

I'm kind of surprised that some other local podcasts haven't been doing this more, but I've had a number of opportunities to speak to people as a part of the Perth International Arts Festival and the Fringe Festival... so why not organise them all together in a few special episode podcasts?So, here's what's been uploaded recently, with huge thanks as always to RTRFM and the Patreons who pay for the podcast hosting:Token Skeptic Episode #212: On PhD’s In Anti-Science And The Fading Sym … [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...]

How Was Your Skeptical 2015? (Goals, Books, Events And Resources For 2016) #Perth

I've been looking over my calendar for early 2016, adding events and plans, and it's led me to check back over the past 12 months of achievements and activities... and there's been a lot!From the very beginning of 2015, it's been a mass of radio shows, podcasts, fringe events and big events, travel and work. Focusing my energies on projects and events that reach a broader demographic (rather than wasting time and even hard-earned money preaching to what can be a weird-skeptic-minority choir … [Read more...]

Urban Legendary Podcast #14 – And Podcast Survey 2016

A couple of things:Survey! This is just a fairly general demographic survey, to help improve both the Urban Legendary and Token Skeptic podcasts, and also to get some useful demographic and broadcasting information that I'll pass onto other podcasting groups on Facebook. Here's the address:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FVMQRWDI'll close it mid-January, but until then, please pass on the link and fill it in if you so wish.And another podcast episode for December: Urban Legendary … [Read more...]

Shelley Segal – White Wine in the Sun (Tim Minchin Cover)

It's one of those songs that guarantees people phoning/emailing the radio station to tell me they're in tears, but happy ones. Here you go and seasonal greetings to you all! … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcast #211 – Interviewing Joseph Fink From Welcome To Night Vale

Token Skeptic #211 is now out on the Token Skeptic podcast site.It's one of those little goals that I've had for a while - to interview the Welcome To Night Vale podcast!The show is doing a live performance in Perth early next year, as a part of their Australian tour, and I was fortunate enough to speak to Joseph Fink about the very popular serial set in a community radio station in a desert town... Which is a very familiar setting for me, as I am a community radio show host, in a remote … [Read more...]

Tim Minchin Returns To Perth For PIAF 2016

Just in the in-box - along with the talks by Richard Dawkins next year, it appears another popular figure in the skepto-atheist sphere (is that a thing? Maybe it's a thing. A thingy-thing) is coming to town: Perth International Arts Festival is delighted to announce musician, actor, comedian and writer Tim Minchin has joined the stellar line-up of Western Australian artists for the epic celebration of landscape, culture and community, Home. Home is one of those things they talked about at the … [Read more...]