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This is what happens when you try to put as many episodes in before Garage Band crashes. There’s plenty more that I love – like Embiggen Books, the interviews and panels – do go check them out!
If you’re new to the show, then this is for you to check out – or better yet, if you want to recommend or introduce someone to ‘what it’s all about‘! Episode 60 – Best of Token Skeptic – mp3 here.
What does feminine intuition really mean? Why do we believe in weird things? How do you become an effective activist for science and reason? What is critical thinking and what can we do to encourage it more in education? This is the Token Skeptic podcast – a weekly look at the latest ideas, issues and the people on the cutting edge of all those questions. As the Token Skeptic, I even question how much progress is being made with science communication, skepticism and learning.
If you enjoy hearing interviews with popular figures like James Randi, comedian Julian Morrow of the Chasers, Paul Willis of ABC’s Catalyst and science fiction author Scott Sigler, then this is a podcast that will get you thinking and enjoying the variety.
If you’re keen to hear from fellow educators like Phillip Cam of the Secular Ethics classes in New South Wales, DJ Grothe, Dr Pamela Gay, Daniel Loxton and former sign language teacher and blogger Joey Haban – then this is a podcast that will get you enthused about encouraging critical thinking in the classroom and beyond.
If you’re interested in learning more about how we communicate and understand science and the challenges we all face – then you’ll enjoy listening to author of Supersense/ The Science of Superstition Professor Bruce Hood, psychologist Dr Richard Wiseman, and radio show host Desiree Schell. I also hope that you’ll join me in my journey to learn how to improve my own skills as a communicator.
Thanks for joining me for this ‘best of collection’ – if this is the first time you’ve listened to the show, you can keep track of all the episodes at www.tokenskeptic.org. This show is available on Zune, mp3 via Libsyn or iTunes. Visit www.tokenskeptic.org – and I’d love to get your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. Theme songs are ‘P&P’ by Derek K Miller of www.penmachine.com and ‘365’ by Milton Mermikides, of www.miltonmermikides.com.