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… Read more

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 Alternative… Read more

This one is for Digital Cuttlefish, who has to live over there… Read more

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged… and here’s something to blog about. From the site Many people in Australia are born into religion but no longer practice or hold the same beliefs. On the 2016 census, the opportunity to choose ‘No religion’ is now at the top of the list, giving people the chance to consider their answer first. Accurate census data helps policy makers & political leaders make all sorts of planning and funding decisions. So… Read more

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It’s been a very busy week with the Perth International Arts Festival (join the Patreon and see the Home event content, including Tim Minchin!) – and now the Perth Writers Festival! With a marathon-style live three hour show yesterday and a sprinkling of interviews prior to the event, I’ve collected a range of content and put it into one podcast – authors on science, art, blogging, fantasy, humour and more: Token Skeptic Special Episode – 2016 Perth Writers Festival It’s… Read more

For those outside of Australia, you might not be aware about the issues surrounding Cardinal Pell and why many in this country wish for him to return from Rome. George Pell AC is an Australian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and the inaugural and current Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy for about two years now. His heart condition and resulting ill health was judged serious enough to prevent air travel from Italy to Australia to appear before… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Of course there’s a few rumours about hoaxes, because – let’s face it – nothing works like a hoax for a bit of clickbait. But the news has been confirmed by a number of sources, including the official ones and that of his family. Here’s a few memories from visiting the David Bowie Is exhibition in Melbourne, at the end of last year. I had a small amount of time in transit, and used it to visit a favourite bookstore… Read more

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