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.

This episode would not be possible if it were not for the opportunity given to me by Christ Church Grammar School - particularly the Centre for Ethics and Reverend Canon Frank Sheehan and Teresa Scott - and St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls. This ...
This episode would not be possible if it were not for the opportunity given to me by Christ Church Grammar School - particularly the Centre for Ethics and Reverend Canon Frank Sheehan and Teresa Scott - and St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls. This is an interview conducted on August …
Welcome to Episode thirty-one! This week, after attending a workshop on evaluation, I had the chance to talk to the President of the Australian Science Communicators, Dr Jesse Shore! He is the brain behind the science communication consultancy...
This is Episode Thirty! Work starts for me again this week, so to save some time, I’m putting this episode online a little earlier than usual. When I was in Sydney recently, I had the chance to talk to Daniel Keogh. He describes himself as...
For many listening to this podcast - the phrase 'Did you see the gorilla?' might remind you of a group of people throwing a basketball to each other. For those who have no idea - before you go any further, check out the award- winning video that...
'Did you know that children whose parents make a conscientious decision to have them opt out of Special Religious Education (SRE) are prohibited from any form of instruction during this period? NSW Department of Education policy provides for the...
Welcome to episode twenty seven of the Token Skeptic! Dear listeners - firstly apologies for getting out two episodes out so soon after one another. Next week I'll be traveling, so it is unlikely that I'll get out an episode next week, so I hope you...
Welcome to episode twenty six of the Token Skeptic! This week I'm interviewing Joey Haban of the blog Newly Nerfed. Newly Nerfed is a blog about chronic illness and disability, science and skepticism, and geekery of all kinds, that you can find...
Welcome to episode twenty five of the Token Skeptic! This week I'm interviewing Warren Bonett of Embiggen Books, for the second book-review episode! Warren's bookstore, Embiggen Books, is in Noosaville on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland...
George Hrab Trebuchet Featuring Phil Plait, Peter Gregson, Slau, and The Skeptical Shoe Horns. 1\. God is Not Great 2\. Everything Alive Will Die Someday 3\. Ms.Information 4\. Fifty Stories 5\. FAR 6....
Dear George Hrab, You're a very silly man and I'm not going to interview you. Milton Mermikides is going to do it instead. Regards, Kylie Sturgess. Trebuchet features 17 songs about skepticism, science, atheism, falling, flying, remnant...
Welcome to Token Skeptic #23 - a discussion between Dr Leslie Cannold and Michael McRae on perceptions of pharmaceutical companies! After reading 'The Immortal Cells of Henrietta Lacks' by Rebecca Skloot and talking to my students about...
Professor Peter T. Leeson's paper on 'Ordeals' looks at the medieval superstition 'iudicium dei' - or the judgment of God - the practice of judging a person's innocence or guilt by ordeal. This could include putting your arm into...
This is the second half of the Professor AC Grayling lecture recorded on the second of March at ChristChurch Grammar school! This particular episode is on the concept of rights. Anthony Grayling MA, DPhil (Oxon) FRSL, FRSA is Professor of Philosophy...
This is episode twenty-one and a slight deviation from the usual fare! This is a recorded lecture from A.C Grayling, taken at a presentation he did in Perth earlier this year, suitable for high-school students. My final-year Philosophy and Ethics...
Welcome to episode twenty of the Token Skeptic! This week I'm interviewing Warren Bonett of Embiggen Books. We also discuss some great science books and I hope will be a regular feature in forthcoming shows. Warren's bookstore, Embiggen...
It's a missing episode! This is an interview that is thanks to Expanding Horizons. Expanding Horizons is a Unitarian church radio show from South Australia, featured on Radio Adelaide 101.5 and hosted by Brian Menzies. With a wide range of...
It's Episode 19 - and I'm getting back into the swing of things by releasing the two missing episodes AND the required 'one episode a week'! Can't say how much I appreciate all the listeners, considering how this show has gone in a variety of...
Welcome to Episode Eighteen! This particular episode is another conversation with Michael McRae, about the #boobquake day, held on the 26th April, earlier this week. I also, thanks to the Virtual Drinking Skeptically chat which inspired me, have...
Welcome to the special episode that celebrates SheThought.com! Today, the 22nd of April, you can contribute and read a variety of blog entries at SheThought.com on the subject of 'We Only Like You Because You're Good in Blog': How do you start...