January 24, 2016

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

January 18, 2016

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

January 11, 2016

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

January 1, 2016

So, Perth talkback radio station 6PR interviewed a notorious anti-vaxxer on Australian Perth radio this morning, in regards to the newly implemented No Jab, No Pay legislation. It wasn’t good. If you missed what No Jab, No Pay involves – here’s a summary. So despite many of us feeling… …I’m wholly unsurprised, because if you’ve got radio producers who are pressed for time (especially during these odd seasons, when usually they’ll do some good research when it’s not a public holiday)… Read more

January 1, 2016

I’ve been looking over my calendar for early 2016, adding events and plans, and it’s led me to check back over the past 12 months of achievements and activities… and there’s been a lot! From the very beginning of 2015, it’s been a mass of radio shows, podcasts, fringe events and big events, travel and work. Focusing my energies on projects and events that reach a broader demographic (rather than wasting time and even hard-earned money preaching to what can… Read more

December 29, 2015

A couple of things: Survey! This is just a fairly general demographic survey, to help improve both the Urban Legendary and Token Skeptic podcasts, and also to get some useful demographic and broadcasting information that I’ll pass onto other podcasting groups on Facebook. Here’s the address: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FVMQRWD I’ll close it mid-January, but until then, please pass on the link and fill it in if you so wish. And another podcast episode for December: Urban Legendary #14! The winners of the 2015 Prime… Read more

December 26, 2015

It’s one of those songs that guarantees people phoning/emailing the radio station to tell me they’re in tears, but happy ones. Here you go and seasonal greetings to you all! Read more

December 20, 2015

Token Skeptic #211 is now out on the Token Skeptic podcast site. It’s one of those little goals that I’ve had for a while – to interview the Welcome To Night Vale podcast! The show is doing a live performance in Perth early next year, as a part of their Australian tour, and I was fortunate enough to speak to Joseph Fink about the very popular serial set in a community radio station in a desert town… Which is a… Read more

December 14, 2015

Just in the in-box – along with the talks by Richard Dawkins next year, it appears another popular figure in the skepto-atheist sphere (is that a thing? Maybe it’s a thing. A thingy-thing) is coming to town: Perth International Arts Festival is delighted to announce musician, actor, comedian and writer Tim Minchin has joined the stellar line-up of Western Australian artists for the epic celebration of landscape, culture and community, Home. Home is one of those things they talked about… Read more

December 11, 2015

Around about this time of the year, White Wine in the Sun gets a lot of airplay. Here’s something new. Go to TheFadingSymphony.com to find out more. Here too is the making of the video series: Read more

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