Episode Two Hundred And Twenty Five – March For Science – Perth, WA

http://traffic.libsyn.com/tokenskeptic/Token_Skeptic_225_-_March_For_Science_Perth.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:10 — 18.1MB) | EmbedThe March For Science is an international phenomenon – a stand for solidarity, for education, for inclusivity and for diversity in the field and for the importance of science to be understood and promoted by not just scientists, but …

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Notes from PWF17 Session With Dan Box – The Power Of The Podcast

What follows are my notes (a little dot-point at times, despite what was said about how storytelling is more powerful than summarising!) about the Power of the Podcast workshop held at the Perth International Writers Festival. I got a few ideas for a new way of teaching storytelling, so I …

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Token Skeptic Special Episode – The Perth Writers Festival Interviews

http://traffic.libsyn.com/tokenskeptic/Token_Skeptic_Special_Episode_-_Perth_Writers_Festival_2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:21:12 — 258.6MB) | EmbedThe Perth Writers Festival comes to town and it was a great chance to interview a range of talented authors taking part in the festivities. My interviews are with: Ben Rawlence – his book City of Thorns is about Northern Kenya …

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Episode Two Hundred And Twenty Four – On How Safe are Herbal Medicines – Interview With Dr Garth Maker

http://traffic.libsyn.com/tokenskeptic/Token_Skeptic_224_-_On_How_Safe_are_Herbal_Medicines.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:01 — 12.4MB) | EmbedHow safe are herbal medicines? In 2011, just over a billion dollars was spent on alternative medicines in Australia, many of which come with unproven efficacy claims. After reports on mainstream media in Australia about the efficacy of alternative …

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Episode Two Hundred and Twenty Three – On Override: My Quest To Go Beyond Brain Training And Take Control Of My Mind

http://traffic.libsyn.com/tokenskeptic/Token_Skeptic_223_-_On_Override_-_My_Quest_to_go_Beyond_Brain_Training_and_Take_Control_of_my_Mind.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:33 — 15.9MB) | EmbedCan you really rewire an adult brain? In theory the answer is ‘yes’, but there’s a problem: no one seems to know exactly how to do it! In her new book “Override: My Quest to go Beyond Brain …

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Episode Two Hundred and Twenty Two – On Homeopathy The Undiluted Facts

http://traffic.libsyn.com/tokenskeptic/Token_Skeptic_222_On_Homeopathy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:10 — 11.2MB) | EmbedMerry Christmas! One of the great things about the holiday break is the opportunity to get some reading done – and Edzard Ernst has a new book out this year. This book traces the genesis, principles and practice of …

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Token Skeptic Special Episode – D.A.A.S: My Part In Their Downfall – On The Road With The Doug Anthony Allstars

http://traffic.libsyn.com/tokenskeptic/Token_Skeptic_Special_Episode_-_DAAS.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:32 — 24.8MB) | EmbedI have a new memoir in front of me, where part-way through it says the following: “Here’s what I hate about memoirs, the penchant on the author’s part to dwell on the minutia of every aspect of their …

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Episode Two Hundred And Twenty One – On No Alternative To Cancer

http://traffic.libsyn.com/tokenskeptic/Token_Skeptic_221_-_On_No_Alternative_To_Cancer_Interview_with_Dr_Paul_Willis.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:31 — 13.3MB) | EmbedEvery 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 …

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#PodcastDay Token Skeptic Special Episode 2016

http://traffic.libsyn.com/tokenskeptic/Token_Skeptic_2016_International_Podcast_Day_Special_Episode.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:35 — 59.0MB) | EmbedToday is a day to celebrate the podcast – for it is International Podcast Day! As a keen podcaster myself, I have put together a montage of my more recent interviews with podcasters. Big thanks to the hosts of #OzPod2016 for …

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Episode Two Hundred And Twenty – On Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia

http://traffic.libsyn.com/tokenskeptic/Token_Skeptic_220_-_On_Fair_Game_The_Untold_Story_of_Scientology_In_Australia.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:30 — 12.0MB) | EmbedAs astonishing as it is compelling – Steve Cannane’s extraordinary insight into Scientology in Australia is investigative journalism at its very best. From Rugby League players trying to improve their game, to Hollywood superstars and the depressed sons …

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