Cats, Cars And Taking A Little Break (New Podcast Episode Pending!)

Firstly, before anything else – check out Science On Top later today, to listen to Ed Brown and Dr Krystal of 3RRR’s Einstein A-Go-Go and Sarah Keenihan of Bridge 8 talk about the recent National Science Communicators conference (#ASC2012) that we attended in Sydney! I don’t know what the show will be called, but Ed has a habit of grabbing a funny phrase or off-handed comment during the show and making it the title. I hope it’s not a comment about @tribalscientist… Read more

The Young Atheist’s Handbook – Interview, Reader’s Guide And Teaching Notes Now Out

Tremendous thanks again to Alom Shaha for agreeing to an interview for the Token Skeptic podcast prior to his successful Australian tour. He’s got a number of interviews out that I’ve mentioned, such as 3RR and John Safran, but I’m so very pleased to announce that Embiggen Books features a transcript of my one! Alom Shaha: I feel like I’m on the verge of having a massive change in my life. I’m an unknown writer. I’m a new writer, and I’ve… Read more

An Amazing Skeptical Night In Melbourne – Thanks To The “Skeps And Specs” / Skeptical Blog Anthology

I can’t write much, as I’m attempting to finish this San Churro chocolate drink without falling asleep in it. I’m not kidding, I have a big chocolate smudge on my nose. You’ll have to settle for pictures of the event itself as I’m a total, if happy, mess. We just had the most tremendous fun at Embiggen Books for the “Skeps and Specs” gameshow and booklaunch for the Skeptical Blog Anthology. Which is why I’ve got a suitcase full of… Read more

Feminist Frequency – The 2012 Oscars and The Bechdel Test

I’m about to zoom on back over to the Embiggen Bookstore for today’s YAS Skeps And Specs Live Podcast Show and Skeptical Book Anthology Launch, but FIRST… I must show you this, with thanks to Kirsty! It’s been a few years since I’ve checked in with The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies so I thought it would be a good time to look in on Hollywood and see if there’s been any substantial improvement in women’s representations on the… Read more

THIS Saturday – Skepts And Specks Show At Skeptics In The Bookshop, Melbourne!

If you’re in Melbourne this Saturday at 5pm – come along! It’s a night of game show-style quiz panel AND a fun booklaunch of the Skeptical Blog Anthology Book! The place to be? We’ll be starting at 5pm in Embiggen Books on 197-203 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne on Saturday, 3rd March – behind the State Library. Be prepared for an evening of mind-puzzling quizzes, a battle of the brains panel, a live-podcast show and the opportunity to check out the premier rationalist and… Read more

The Daly Superheroes With Nathan Fillion

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A Playlist For Jet-Lag – En Route To Melbourne

On yet another plane. What am I playing? Various distractions: That Home – Cinematic Orchestra Destroy Everything You Touch- Ladytron Burn It All Down – VHS or Beta Diversion – Mark Ronson Be A Star – Oh No! Oh My! Don’t You Worry – Jim Noir Around The Bend – The Asteroids Galaxy Tour Flathead – The Fratellis At Sea – Electrelane Swisha – Ratatat Suffer For Fashion – Montreal Read more

Live-Blogging The #ASC2012 – What’s The Buzz? What’s New In Science Televsion

It’s a session featuring Alison Leigh of the World Congress of Science & Factual Producers; Sonya Pemberton of Pemberton Films and chaired by Niall Byrne. Niall is the creative director of Science in Public and admits that he’s astonished to hear of around 9 years for a film project. When he was involved with a science journalism conference, he was contacted by science and factual producers and went to their NY conference. It’s about a third out there who are buying or broadcasting and… Read more

Live-Blogging The Sophisticated Social Media Use And Science #ASC2012

Edit – now features the video that was being discussed! On the video we had short segments of video with Andrew Maynard of 20/20 Science; Alice Bell; Michelle Banks and Shane McCracken. On stage, it’s the MC Kristen Alford, Will Grant, Kate Carruthers and Ben Harris-Roxas. Overall, the panel is to look beyond who uses Twitter/FB socially, and who uses the platform to do different things in different ways – what’s interesting and what can be exploited? Video “Nuanced communications” Dr… Read more

Movie: The Movie

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