New Podcast (And Adventures At MONA For The #AFFBR!)

mona chapel

I'm currently at the Museum of Old And New Art's Australian Fair for Freedom of Belief in Religion, where they provide a platform to present a broad spectrum of beliefs and religious views present in contemporary Australian society. Check out the brief glimpse of my much-loved "There's probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life" shirt in this ABC Hobart news report! They were calling it religious speed-dating! Naturally, the Atheist Foundation of Australia were there and we had a gr … [Read more...]

Updates, Sydney Travels, Token Skeptic Podcast And Trolling With Logic 24 Hours Show!

Perth Terminal

Well, it's been a while since I've updated this blog... no, I'm not dead, nor abandoning blogging altogether, although it'd great to think that real-life is providing so much stimulation and challenges that I can't regularly put my computer to use in this fashion!What's been going on?Firstly and more importantly - podcast Episode One Hundred And Eighty Four – On Safe And Secular – Interview With Michael De Dora. Check out Safe And Secular to find out more.And I really want to mention … [Read more...]

The #VividSydney #VividIdeas Weekend

Well this is overdue! What happened over the weekend? A very quickly organised and fast running adventure on the other side of the country, with huge thanks to the organisers and my great friend Trish who agreed to come along![View the story "The #VividSydney #VividIdeas Weekend" on Storify] … [Read more...]

“Ooh, Aahh, Glenn McGrath” – Notes On The Birth of Uncool: How TISM Gatecrashed Melbourne Music

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There's never been a popular teenager yet who's done rat's with their life. It's the fucking dorks that give it a real go. Glenn McGrath got 5 for 50 that day. - The Parable Of Glenn McGrath's Haircut, This Is Serious, Mum. What follows is the email I sent to Digital Cuttlefish, around midnight, when I couldn't get to sleep due to the time difference while staying in a hotel in Melbourne:Linley has a tattoo. A tattoo about TISM.I don't have any tattoos, but I still don't think I'd be … [Read more...]

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 to th … [Read more...]

#ASC14 – Monday – Before The Event (And The Start Of The Event)!

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Guess who was so busy doing her list of "do these" for podcasts that she left her toothbrush and assorted toothbrush-y things at home? And my nice formal shoes. Damnit.Hmph. Nothing is open at 6am on a Sunday, so I did two things:Brought a strawberry cupcake covered in glitter:Then I checked out the ASC venue and got to meet all the bloggy-types who'll be working with me - a great gang! Here's the venue from the inside...And the outside:Then I went to get a new … [Read more...]

Adventures At Open House Perth 2013

This is the second year OHP has run - and the second time I've helped with the event. Here's some of the highlights of my two days volunteering and checking out the sites/sights. [View the story "Adventures At Open House Perth 2013" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Blogging And Back Home Again! #NZSkepConf

me at the new zealand skeptics conference

Back home again!I kept taking notes during the time I was at the New Zealand Skeptics conference, with every intention of writing things up... and then I realised that with the insomnia, time differences, inability to get to sleep (add in a hotel fire alarm just as I finally settled in... and then a clock alarm that a previous resident of the room set for 4am that had me dashing across the room convinced that it was my computer for about ten minutes of panic)... Well, a lot of my reflections … [Read more...]

Recent Adventures – Interviews, InterviewED – New Zealand Skeptics Conference AND SkeptiCamp!

Just a quick update on this Saturday night before I get down to checking out the #euskep15 hashtag on Twitter (hope you're having fun, Hayley, Dr Chris French and Marsh!) - getting down to more studies and preparation for...The New Zealand Skeptics Conference! Wellington - 6th - 8th, September 2013. Venue at Rutherford House, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington. ...We're all looking forward to the amazing range of speakers that we have lined up this year. The talks are guaranteed to inform and e … [Read more...]

Berlin Congress And Marian Call Interview Out On The Skeptical Inquirer Site!

This is very cool - they've printed my more recent articles online! In the September/October 2012 edition, the magazine focused on arts and the intersection with skepticism - so here's a link with the interview with musician Marian Call: The first song that I ever heard from you was a live performance. I was at Dragon*Con and suddenly there was this person in the middle of the Parsec Awards performing on a typewriter. The song was “I’ll Still Be a Geek After No One Thinks It’s Chic,” a.k.a. “The … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Videos – Dragon*Con 2008 Continued

Part of the Token Skeptic Dragon*Con series - if you enjoy my films please consider doing three things - one, donate to the Abrupt Media group, who film and stream videos from the stage and provide the audio. Secondly, check out the audio from previous years that was kindly provided to me from the SkepTrack, that features on the Token Skeptic podcast. Finally - if you want to learn more about podcasting, promoting science and being a part of another great conference that I'll be at on the 11th Oc … [Read more...]


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