Token Skeptic Podcast

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Why do we believe weird things? What does feminine intuition really mean? How do you become an effective activist for science and reason? Are you ready for a monthly show that poses these questions and more? Tune into the Token Skeptic for a slightly more skeptical look at stories in the news, urban legends, good science, pseudoscience, and what makes popular culture pop.

Happy International Skepticism Day! For this episode, I'm talking to Shane Greenup of Rbutr - a shorter version of this interview you might have already caught on The Pod Delusion, Episode #155. rbutr is a community driven app...
Happy International Skepticism Day! For this episode, I'm talking to Shane Greenup of Rbutr - a shorter version of this interview you might have already caught on The Pod Delusion, Episode #155. rbutr is a community driven app...
This is an investigative episode about some of the key figures in skepticism that you may not know much about… and should know more about! Pat Linse is an award winning illustrator who specialized in film industry art before becoming one...
This is an investigative episode about some of the key figures in skepticism that you may not know much about… and should know more about! Pat Linse is an award winning illustrator who specialized in film industry art before becoming one...
This is a special episode inspired by a listener's request - welcome to episode 139! Recently I've been plugging a feedback survey, which included a question on "who or what would you like to hear discussed on the show" - and clearly I...
This is a special episode inspired by a listener's request - welcome to episode 139! Recently I've been plugging a feedback survey, which included a question on "who or what would you like to hear discussed on the show" - and clearly I...
Announcement: The Book Launch for "Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish And Other Weird Animals" by Becky Crew is happening in early October in Sydney - check out her site at Running Ponies for more details! There's a great number of...
Announcement: The Book Launch for "Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish And Other Weird Animals" by Becky Crew is happening in early October in Sydney - check out her site at Running Ponies for more details! There's a great number of...
I first became interested in the progress of Steiner (or "Waldorf") schools while doing some investigating for my talk on pseudoscience in education, for the World Skeptics Congress in Berlin, earlier this year. Some of the research I did included not...
I first became interested in the progress of Steiner (or "Waldorf") schools while doing some investigating for my talk on pseudoscience in education, for the World Skeptics Congress in Berlin, earlier this year. Some of the research I did included not...
“Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs are by elevators.” Stephen Fry. Embiggen Books, the fantastic rationalist bookstore in Melbourne, has a brand new revamped website and a science-based bookclub – and naturally,...
“Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs are by elevators.” Stephen Fry. Embiggen Books, the fantastic rationalist bookstore in Melbourne, has a brand new revamped website and a science-based bookclub – and naturally,...
Today is the launch of a video by the Merseyside skeptics, called Testing the Shuzi Sports Band. In order to find out more about its creation, I spoke to Mike Hall of the Merseyside Skeptics. In their video, you can see Vice- President...
Today is the launch of a video by the Merseyside skeptics, called Testing the Shuzi Sports Band. In order to find out more about its creation, I spoke to Mike Hall of the Merseyside Skeptics. In their video, you can see Vice- President...
sciencerewired is a one day conference on the 11th October in Adelaide, at the Science Exchange, exploring the impact of social media, crowdsourcing and digital technologies on science communication and citizen science on the major...
sciencerewired is a one day conference on the 11th October in Adelaide, at the Science Exchange, exploring the impact of social media, crowdsourcing and digital technologies on science communication and citizen science on the major...
This is brought to you with tremendous thanks to the organisers of QEDCon, a great conference with wonderful people. You can find the official site at http://www.qedcon.org. This talk was presented on the 5th February, 2011 and was called...
This is brought to you with tremendous thanks to the organisers of QEDCon, a great conference with wonderful people. You can find the official site at http://www.qedcon.org. This talk was presented on the 5th February, 2011 and was called...
This is a special additional episode with many thank-yous and lots of what's-coming-up!This week's show (after all the thank-yous!) features an interview with Hayley Stevens - on the use of Twitter in skepticism and a funny story about civility...
This is a special additional episode with many thank-yous and lots of what's-coming-up!This week's show (after all the thank-yous!) features an interview with Hayley Stevens - on the use of Twitter in skepticism and a funny story about civility...