Podcast Episode

Urban Legendary Six

The Sixth Urban Legendary Show!

Remember, if you’d like to support the show (and get behind-the-scenes content and rewards – check out the Patreon site at patreon.com/kyliesturgess


Earlier this year, Lars Andersen – a self-described painter and writer from Denmark,who first became interested in ancient archery practices about ten years ago – produced a video that quickly gained close to thirty million views on YouTube: A New Level of Archery.

However, Andersen’s high-speed stunts and even faster claims about archery were not left unchallenged. Snopes soon posted a summary of just how many tricks were repeatedly filmed (although not digitally manipulated) – but that wasn’t quite the full story.

Anna Maltese, an artist, digital painter and archer, joined forces with long-time skeptical filmmaker John Rael, to produce A Response to Lars Andersen: a New Level of Archery. With 450 thousand views and climbing, it is a measured and not-without-a-sense-of-humour researched response to a number of odd claims in Andersen’s video. The video is written and narrated by Anna Maltese, produced and edited by John Rael, with videography and photography by Matt David.


At first glance, you might think that Australian artist Alexia Sinclair has produced a photo for a glossy fashion magazine. The glamorous, fantasy-like image is of three people – but one of them is being inoculated.

It’s an artistic interpretation of Dr Edward Jenner in 1796, and is one of a series for The Art Of Saving A Life.

The Gates Foundation, headed by Melinda and Bill Gates, commissioned more than 30 world-renowned photographers, painters, sculptors, writers, filmmakers, and musicians to impress urgency on the global community to reach all children with the life-saving vaccines they need.

The hope is that the works will inspire people to think – and act – on how important vaccines are to modern health systems.


Thanks to all of the Patreon supporters!! The ones who get a special mention due to donation level are: Stephen Finch, Linley Kissick, Gold, Brian Engler, Iggy, Lukas Mathis and Andrew Kirkhope. I’ll be updating the list next episode – but in the meantime, thanks to all the others who help out as well – this wouldn’t be possible without your encouragement.

Thanks to the radio stations RTRFM and Twin Cities 89.7FM in Perth, who have supported my recordings and broadcasting of interviews to a wider audience.

Check out the Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/kyliesturgess to find out more. Follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kyliesturgess and check out previous shows at www.tokenskeptic.org.


Music “Pushed Away” by Mitchell Gannon: https://soundcloud.com/mitchell-gannon

Ice Core Scientist: http://www.youtube.com/user/icecorescientist

Additional Voiceover by Pamela Quevillon: http://speakeasynarration.com

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