Episode Two Hundred And Twenty Nine – Internet Tests, Manus Island And Podcast Trends

http://traffic.libsyn.com/tokenskeptic/Token_Skeptic_229_-_Internet_Tests_Manus_Island_And_Podcast_Trends.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:41 — 46.3MB) | EmbedFree WIFI – two words that many people love to hear. But how many people read the terms and conditions before they connect to it? Accessing wireless points that you don’t know where it originates from can be …

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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 Six – On My Dad Wrote A Porno – Interview With Jamie Morton

http://traffic.libsyn.com/tokenskeptic/Token_Skeptic_226_-_On_My_Dad_Wrote_A_Porno.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:42 — 14.7MB) | EmbedIt started around a kitchen table, three friends reading out the erotic work of a retired dad  – and now it’s a podcasting sensation. Jamie Morton of “My Dad Wrote A Porno” podcast never expected that “Belinda Blinked” (written …

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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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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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