Episode Two Hundred And Twenty Eight – Australia Enters The Space Race (?) – Interview With Paul Willis

http://traffic.libsyn.com/tokenskeptic/Token_Skeptic_227_Australia_Enters_The_Space_Race_-_Interview_With_Paul_Willis.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:05 — 16.6MB) | EmbedThe recent news that Australia is getting its own Space Agency is one sure to affect the entire nation – but should we be so eager so fast? The Federal Government has announced its plans to  cash in on a …

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Happy International Podcast Day!

It’s that day again – I’ve previously blogged (and podcasted!) about this particular day, but one of the great things about podcasting is that it continues to develop and change over time. Here’s some recommendations that I have about podcasting, some I’ve hosted on my own site and some elsewhere. …

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Episode Two Hundred And Twenty Seven – On Wellmania: Misadventures in the Search for Wellness by Brigid Delaney

http://traffic.libsyn.com/tokenskeptic/Token_Skeptic_227_-_On_Wellmania-_Misadventures_in_the_Search_for_Wellness.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:22 — 17.0MB) | EmbedCold-pressed juices, quitting sugar, Paleo, hot yoga, mindfulness … if you embrace these things you will be happy, you will be well – just ask Instagram. Wellness has become a global mega-industry. But does any of this stuff …

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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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