Some very cool news! Point of Inquiry, the official podcast of the Center for Inquiry (CFI), today announced that cognitive neuroscientist and former Miracle Detectives host Indre Viskontas will join the show as cohost with science writer Chris Mooney. Beginning in February, Mooney will host three times a month; Viskontas will anchor the last Monday of every month. The show will continue to be released every Monday on the Point of Inquiry website and on iTunes. Indre Viskontas, a writer,… Read more

Thanks to Daniel for this find: Read more

My latest podcast episode is now out: Episode One Hundred And Six – On Friends Of Science In Medicine – Interview With Dr Rob Morrison. I noticed a poll as to whether alternative medicine should be taught in universities, over at the Sydney Morning Herald article… …I think the results are in by now though. To celebrate, you can also check out the new video series by Sciency Sadie: The Never Ending Cosmos 01 – Neil deGrasse Tyson. Read more

Firstly, another thought-provoking post by Daniel Loxton on Skeptic Blogs – “Russell’s Hedgehogs and Hirst’s Shark”: This straightforward advice—try not to take people’s word for stuff, especially when we’re promoting a position in public—is a core skeptical concept. It underpins all of skeptical scholarship, for responsible skeptical outreach demands the due diligence exercise of checking everything twice. Someone says they saw something? Maybe they did, and maybe they didn’t. We ought to try to find out. Someone says they know something? Well, maybe they do—and… Read more

Okay, sure – it may be just a little announcement, but it’s all mine to give to you: Science for Skeptics has been running for about three years on a Friday evening on the citywidelpfm.org 99.1FM in Wisconsin, featuring great audio from Skeptically Speaking, Rationally Speaking, Books and Ideas, Skeptoid and many others. They’ve asked to feature the occasional episode of the Token Skeptic podcast! The very first episode will be out on the 10th February, featuring Julia Lavarnway, Susan Gerbic and Desiree… Read more

I don’t know about you, but this cheered the heck out of me. You might like it too. More blogging tomorrow, after I’ve gone out and seen Chronicle (I don’t know why I have the sudden urge to see it)… and the guy with the beard looks kind of familiar. Read more

I have a story about this gig. This was the best fun I’ve ever had introducing someone to the stage. I don’t think that Jamie actually thought that there was going to be someone doing the intro for him and he peeked out from the curtains, sending the audience into giggles. I realised that I was holding him up with every second, and I RAN from the stage so he could start. You can just see me fleeing the scene… Read more

Thanks, Jack. Mind, it’s “Kingsmill”, not “Kingsmil” as it says around the 3min mark. Read more

I’m in the final stages of writing the book of the Token Skeptic podcast – so here’s an interview from the archives that you might enjoy. I interviewed Julian Morrow of the Chaser, who featured at the Saturday night dinner at the Global Atheist convention in 2010. Don’t forget that the tickets for the dinner (and the event itself) for the Global Atheist Convention in 2012 are selling fast, so if you want to be a part, do head to the site. The… Read more

Damn, and to think all this time I just puzzle it out before checking the manual… Clever packaging: Out of the box from Vitamins on Vimeo. Read more

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