New Podcast Episodes! Token Skeptic and Urban Legendary Now Out

It's been a busy few weeks, so here's a quick rundown of what's been going on - and here's the podcasts too!Urban Legendary 13 - a lot of content from the live radio shows I've been doing on local community radio, RTRFM! Including some vox pop from a protest rally held in my town about the new freeway they're trying to get going... and it's not going so well for the developers.I also spoke to author Nic Holas is a person living with HIV whose writing focuses on the contemporary gay … [Read more...]

New Podcasts! AtheistAus #8 And Token Skeptic #209!

I'm up and about revoltingly early (well, that's not so unusual, but I'm not going on the radio today - however, if you do tune into the livestream of TEDxPerth or are attending the event, you can catch me doing some Q&A and a panel with some of the presenters!) - in order to get a pair of podcasts done for you this weekend:Firstly, over on the Atheist Foundation of Australia website, AtheistAus Podcast #8 is out! The two featured interviews: Can you help build the World's Largest … [Read more...]

New Token Skeptic Podcast – And Tony Ortega In Perth With The Unbreakable Miss Lovely

Just a quick blogpost as I spent most of today working to get audio at the #WalkTogether rally (you can see most of what I did over on Instagram) - but I really want to write up some of what it was like hearing Tony Ortega in person after he completed his Unbreakable Miss Lovely tour here in my town.In fact - the newest podcast by the Token Skeptic features the interview (second one I've had the pleasure to do, the first was about Going Clear, the Scientology documentary) with Tony about the … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcast Episode. And Another Token Skeptic Podcast Episode. And #PodcastDay!

It helps if I can remember how to get back into the blog... so I can blog.How is everyone? I've just recovered from three weeks without a voice, which pretty much removed my ability to do anything at all for most of September - resulting in three podcasts in quick succession as October rolled in. Mama's gotta pay for the hosting fees of the show after all.I'd outline exactly what it was like, but I think this photo of my wait to get a blood test is as best as I'm going to get without … [Read more...]

If This Is Fascism, Leunig – I’ll Take Community Immunity, Thanks.

Leunig is a funny one, as they say over here in Australia.We all seem to love the man with the teapot and the duck; the aphorisms and the poetry, and the simple line drawings that have been around ever since I was a child. I even enjoyed seeing a documentary about him and his influence on Australian cartooning, done a while back.Then as an English teacher, this cartoon about creches was used in an examination ("thoughts of a baby lying in a child-care centre"), with the request … [Read more...]

New Podcasts Out! Token Skeptic #203 And AtheistAus 6 With Shelley Segal!

New shows now out! Token Skeptic episode #203 - On After The Gold Rush, Skeptical Archaeology And Light For Riley: I spoke to Miles Greb – creator and writer of After The Gold Rush, on the impending launch of the Kickstarter you can contribute to – check it out today at http://www.afterthegoldrush.space The Pregnancy Babies & Children’s Expo was held over the weekend in Claremont, and for many attendees it was a chance to meet Greg and Cath Hughes, the parents of Riley.Light for … [Read more...]

Questioning The Efficacy of Homeopathy? Be A Skeptical Pirate!

For a call-to-action, you have to be pretty desperate to make fun of my support of local fashion designers when complaining that there should be more support for homeopathy in Australia: "We have a very special sceptic here Down Under. She is trained in media, partly in psychology and likes to be photographed in shirts or headbands featuring skulls for crying out loud. I never dreamed that my profession would be attacked and attempted to be brought down by someone dressing like pirate!" [Big … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcast #201 Now Out – Science Vs, Pluto, Saving Discovery Centre

It's all happening over here - I'm heading out to do more radio interviews about the local environment and economy, which should appear on the next Urban Legendary show. After doing a 1am-4am live music radio show.At some point, I'll sleep...But in the meantime? How about downloading the newest podcast of mine - Token Skeptic Episode #201? I'm even going to change the intro theme song... depends on feedback. If you'd like to help support the show, just hop over to … [Read more...]

New Podcasts Out! Skepticism, Belle Gibson, Psychics, Scientology and More!

Damned hayfever. I have no idea what's causing it, but here's some podcasts to tide us all over until I can actually breathe again!Urban Legendary Episode Nine -  Belle Gibson was recently interviewed on Australia's 60 Minutes program, about the claims she had made about treating her terminal brain cancer with wholefoods. Her book The Whole Pantry, is still available for sale at some bookstores, although the app and new editions are no longer being produced. Yet with the realisation that B … [Read more...]

New Token Skeptic and Urban Legendary Podcasts Now Out

A quick recap of what's been happening podcast-wise, as I get down to more work on producing all the skeptical/atheist things I do while not dealing with a cold! Episode One Hundred And Ninety Nine of the Token Skeptic Podcast – On Skepticism 101 With John Scalzi, Daniel Midgley and Kylie Sturgess -  This is a very long, panel recording – with tremendous thanks to SwanCon and their organisers (and the fellow panelists, John and Daniel!) for allowing this to happen.A 101 on skeptical thinki … [Read more...]

Podcast Update (And More!)

It's been a bit intensive with the podcasting recently:Episode One Hundred And Ninety Seven – On The Escapist – Interview With Lawrence Leung over at  http://tokenskeptic.org/2015/05/01/episode-one-hundred-and-ninety-seven-on-the-escapist-interview-with-lawrence-leung/It's not often that I get to do an interview in person; this one was done at the Toast cafe in East Perth and the day before his UWA show (which was great!) and it was mostly just an opportunity to catch up. Lawrence is an i … [Read more...]