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.

Here's the first of my 'filling in the missing episodes' - and many thanks to those who continue to subscribe and support the show, I really appreciate it! This is an edited version of a presentation done at The Australian Skeptics convention held in...
The Rise Of Atheism, 2010 Global Atheist Convention featured one of the most engaging speakers I've ever heard - Taslima Nasrin. This is her presentation, called ''On my Struggle for Secularism, Human Rights, Freedom of Expression and For Women's...
Women's intuition? Is it just a myth? And if it is just a commonly held misconception - should we be more understanding? I interview Dr. Scott Lilienfeld, a Professor of Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta on this and much...
An exclusive! Scott Sigler - New York Times best-selling author and podcaster was in my town for this weekend! SwanCon is a science-fiction convention that is held across the 2010 Easter break at the Four Seasons hotel in Perth, Western Australia....
Thanks to everyone who picked up one of the Token Skeptic stickers at the Global Atheist convention last weekend - and here's a little bonus just for you! I interviewed Julian Morrow of the Chaser, who featured at the Saturday night dinner. The...
Welcome to an interview on a topic that has been buzzing all over the blogosphere! Daniel Loxton's posts on Skeptic Blog, called "The Standard Pablum" -- Science and Atheism and Further Thoughts on Atheism discuss reviews and issues...
Why is Professor Hood featuring on this episode of the Token Skeptic? Because if you follow his blog at www.brucemhood.wordpress.com, you'll see how he is very much involved with some rather 'unbelievable' developments in the UK. Firstly, his efforts...
Welcome to another special episode of the Token Skeptic - and thanks to everyone who keeps on subscribing to this show despite there being a gap between the episodes. Just when I think I've solved one technical hiccup, another appears - this...
When I was at the recent 10:23 Event at the Perth Skeptics, plenty of new people came to ask questions about what skeptics and skepticism is achieving. They included such things as - is this really science communication? Could we be doing more harm...
Sport is an integral part of popular culture - heritage, sense of national identity and an almost religious relevance in the discussions of fans when they talk about their favorite team. It's unavoidable for reports about top athletes and...
One of the big questions that is asked about paranormal belief (and often quite controversial) - is whether men or women are more likely to believe. Which sex is more likely to be superstitious? There's a lot of research and results point to...
Sorry for the delay, listeners! One of the big questions that is asked about paranormal belief (and often quite controversial) - is whether men or women are more likely to believe. Which sex is more likely to be superstitious? There’s a lot of research and results point to both ‘nature …
One of the big questions that is asked about paranormal belief (and often quite controversial) - is whether men or women are more likely to believe. Which sex is more likely to be superstitious? There's a lot of research and results point to both 'nature and nurture', enough to make …
New Year superstitions have always intrigued me - simply because there's so many of them and not much has been said about 'why?' From the recent news of injury in the Philippines due to unsafe use of celebratory fireworks, to the Scottish tradition of...
New Year superstitions have always intrigued me - simply because there's so many of them and not much has been said about 'why?' From the recent news of injury in the Philippines due to unsafe use of celebratory fireworks, to the Scottish tradition of 'First Footing', there's a lot going …
Although it is time for seasonal cheer, beer, what have you - the end of our school year for us in the southern hemisphere includes a fresh batch of abandoned lucky charms to clean out of my classroom. Here's a short run-down on some of the reasons...
Although it is time for seasonal cheer, beer, what have you - the end of our school year for us in the southern hemisphere includes a fresh batch of abandoned lucky charms to clean out of my classroom. Here's a short run-down on some of the reasons why!Head …
Although it is time for seasonal cheer, beer, what have you - the end of our school year for us in the southern hemisphere includes a fresh batch of abandoned lucky charms to clean out of my classroom. Here's a short run-down on some of the reasons why! This show …
1 Token Skeptic #1 - On Santa Dec. 25, 2009
Token Skeptic
1 Token Skeptic #1 - On Santa Dec. 25, 2009
On Santa - a first-run effort at the show! While listening to a great Skepticality podcast episode (www.skepticality.com), I found I had many unanswered questions. Delving into the research, I started checking out what research has been done into belief in Santa. Is it such a bad thing …