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Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is the host of the Token Skeptic podcast and regularly writes editorial for numerous publications and the Token Skeptic blog. She was the co-host for the Global Atheist Convention in 2010 and 2012. An award-winning Philosophy teacher, Kylie has lectured on teaching critical thinking and anomalistic beliefs worldwide. In 2011 she was presented with the Secular Student Alliance Best Individual Activist Award and presented at the World Skeptics Congress 2012.

Finding a Powerful (and Skeptical) Voice—Speaking Out with Tara Moss

Curiouser and Curiouser
August 22, 2016
Finding a Powerful (and Skeptical) Voice—Speaking Out with Tara Moss

Tara Moss is an author, journalist, TV presenter, and an outspoken advocate for the rights of women and children. Since 1999, she has written eleven bestselling books, which have been published in nineteen countries and thirteen languages.

Herding Hemingway’s Cats: Understanding How Our Genes Work—Interview with Kat Arney

Curiouser and Curiouser
June 22, 2016
Herding Hemingway’s Cats: Understanding How Our Genes Work—Interview with Kat Arney

A look at the history, influence, mysteries, and misconceptions about the field of genetics.

From Pop-Sci to Puppets - Quest For Wonder

Curiouser and Curiouser
May 5, 2016
From Pop-Sci to Puppets - Quest For Wonder

Can puppetry encourage a love of science?

The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head Is Really Up To

Curiouser and Curiouser
April 5, 2016
The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head Is Really Up To

If you're on a beach drinking delicious cocktails on your four week holiday, that's a very nice sensation. You see someone walk past with a broken leg then you might think, 'Poor thing,' but you won't give up your holiday to go and help them.

A Skeptic on the ConspiraSea Cruise—Interview with Colin McRoberts

Curiouser and Curiouser
February 15, 2016
A Skeptic on the ConspiraSea Cruise—Interview with Colin McRoberts

If you're a skeptic and you want to talk to people about conspiracy theories and talk them out of being conspiracy theorists, you've got to find them. You've got to know who they are and where they're coming from, and that really requires a personal face to face conversation. The idea of a 'conspiracy cruise' is great because it makes that easy and it makes it fun.

The Unseen (But Often Heard) World of Welcome to Night Vale - An Interview with Joseph Fink

Curiouser and Curiouser
January 12, 2016
The Unseen (But Often Heard) World of Welcome to Night Vale - An Interview with Joseph Fink

While many skeptics may deride conspiracy theories and the paranormal, you cannot deny the creative inspiration such claims provide to shows like Welcome to Night Vale.

What if Alternative Health Fixes Are Making You Unhealthy? Interview with Dr. Garth Maker

Curiouser and Curiouser
December 22, 2015
What if Alternative Health Fixes Are Making You Unhealthy? Interview with Dr. Garth Maker

The medical community is not aware of the scope of use of these particular compounds, and then at the same time when things go wrong people often don’t go to their GP or they don’t fully disclose what has potentially caused the adverse reaction, so we also have considerable under reporting of these adverse reactions.

No Jab, No Pay–Now the Australian Way: Interview with Julie Leask

Curiouser and Curiouser
December 8, 2015
No Jab, No Pay–Now the Australian Way: Interview with Julie Leask

The Australian federal government’s no-jab-no-pay laws will remove childcare benefits, rebates, and the end-of-year Family Tax Benefit A supplement from parents who don’t immunize their children.

Going Clear: Interview with Tony Ortega

Curiouser and Curiouser
October 7, 2015
Going Clear: Interview with Tony Ortega

A documentary about Scientology is now distributed worldwide, after successfully screening on HBO in the USA. Written and directed by Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney and based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright, Going Clear: Scientology and the Religion of Belief

Science, Podcasting (And a Little Nudity Doesn’t Hurt) - The Naked Scientists

Curiouser and Curiouser
October 5, 2015
Science, Podcasting (And a Little Nudity Doesn’t Hurt) - The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientist podcast is a media-savvy group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University who use radio, live lectures, and the Internet to strip science down to its bare essentials and promote it to the general public. They’ve been around since the early 2000s—making them one of the very first podcasts.

From the Whole Pantry to the Whole Health Hoax

Curiouser and Curiouser
July 7, 2015
From the Whole Pantry to the Whole Health Hoax

For over a month now, I have read over Belle Gibson’s The Whole Pantry–a book that reportedly has been removed from the shelves, but is readily available at my local bookstore and the local library–and find myself repeatedly going back to the disclaimer on the back of the title page.

Behind the Magic: An Interview with James Randi

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

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Behind the Magic: An Interview with James Randi

An eighty-six-year-old skeptic, secular humanist, and atheist, Randi has investigated paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims for much of his career.

Art of Saving a Life – Interview with Alexia Sinclair

Curiouser and Curiouser
March 16, 2015
Art of Saving a Life – Interview with Alexia Sinclair

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.

A Response to Lars Andersen: A New Level of Archery – Interview with Anna Maltese

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March 6, 2015
A Response to Lars Andersen: A New Level of Archery – Interview with Anna Maltese

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.

A Scientist In Wonderland – Interview with Edzard Ernst

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February 27, 2015
A Scientist In Wonderland – Interview with Edzard Ernst

Professor Ernst’s reverence for the pursuit of truth through the application of scientific methods led to an appointment as the world’s first chair in alternative medicine.

Feeding the Mind—Challenging the Myths—Science Babe

Curiouser and Curiouser
January 16, 2015
Feeding the Mind—Challenging the Myths—Science Babe

Yvette Guinevere has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in forensic science. She’s been a chemistry professor, explosives chemist, toxicology chemist, analytical chemist—and has recently taken up running the Science Babe site full time.

Behind the Magic – Interview With James Randi

Curiouser and Curiouser
October 30, 2014
Behind the Magic – Interview With James Randi

In 2012, documentary filmmakers Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom began work on An Honest Liar, a profile of the life of “The Amazing” Randi, as he embarks on a series of public crusades to expose America’s beloved psychics, mentalists, preachers, and faith healers with religious fervor.

You Should Have Seen This One Coming – Protesting With Good Thinking At UK Psychic Events

Curiouser and Curiouser
October 17, 2014
You Should Have Seen This One Coming – Protesting With Good Thinking At UK Psychic Events

In March of this year, the UK charity Good Thinking was contacted by Mark Tilbrook. Mark is a skeptical activist who had been planning to hand out leaflets to people on their way to attend a range of psychic shows.

The British Humanist Association: Which Witch is Which?

Curiouser and Curiouser
October 2, 2014
The British Humanist Association: Which Witch is Which?

The promotion of science and reason is not without its challenges. The British Humanist Association (BHA) and Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network (WHRIN) are being sued by the wealthy evangelical preacher and “witch hunter” Helen Ukpabio who has dubbed herself a “Lady Apostle.”

ExpeRimental Science on YouTube with Alom Shaha

Curiouser and Curiouser
September 8, 2014
ExpeRimental Science on YouTube with Alom Shaha

Alom Shaha was born in Bangladesh but grew up in London. A teacher, science writer, and filmmaker, he has spent most of his professional life sharing his passion for science and education with the public.

Schooling for Good Sleep—Interview with Richard Wiseman

Curiouser and Curiouser
June 9, 2014
Schooling for Good Sleep—Interview with Richard Wiseman

Based on exciting new research, mass-participation experiments, and the world’s largest archive of dream reports, Richard Wiseman’s new book, Night School, reveals the truth about sleep and dreaming.

Checking Out Consumer Rights With The Checkout – Interview With Julian Morrow

Curiouser and Curiouser
April 29, 2014
Checking Out Consumer Rights With The Checkout – Interview With Julian Morrow

From cradles to graves, everyone’s a customer – and we have the right not to remain silent. Each week, The Checkout takes a no-holds-barred, irreverent and entertaining approach to explaining and exposing the ways that all of us are being ripped off.

Rapping Evolution – An Interview With Baba Brinkman

Curiouser and Curiouser
March 20, 2014
Rapping Evolution – An Interview With Baba Brinkman

Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rap artist, writer, and performer and the creator of “The Rap Guide to Evolution,” a hip-hop exploration of modern evolutionary biology, natural selection and evolutionary psychology.

“Breaking Magic” With Billy Kidd – Magic Meets Science On The Discovery Channel

Curiouser and Curiouser
February 14, 2014
“Breaking Magic” With Billy Kidd – Magic Meets Science On The Discovery Channel

Street magic is nothing new on our television screens. What makes Breaking Magic different is the discussion of scientific concepts and the use of physics, chemistry and psychology in making magic fun and intellectually stimulating.

“I Immunise” With The Immunisation Alliance Of Western Australia – Interview With Dr. Katie Attwell

Curiouser and Curiouser
January 30, 2014
“I Immunise” With The Immunisation Alliance Of Western Australia – Interview With Dr. Katie Attwell

I'm very fortunate to live in a great part of the world, near Fremantle in Western Australia. I'm also very fortunate that there's proactive people here who are very concerned about vaccination rates—and are willing to try outreach in a number of different ways. For this interview, I talked to Dr. Katie Attwell, of "I Immunise."

Mythbusting Monsters – Abominable Science With Daniel Loxton and Donald Prothero

Curiouser and Curiouser
January 2, 2014
Mythbusting Monsters – Abominable Science With Daniel Loxton and Donald Prothero

With years of experience in investigating paranormal claims and teaching critical thinking, the combined powers of Daniel Loxton and Donald Prothero present the arguments for and against the existence of the most famous (and debated) monsters in history.

The Exciting And Ever Ongoing Scientific Story Of The Infinite Cosmic Genome App

Curiouser and Curiouser
December 3, 2013
The Exciting And Ever Ongoing Scientific Story Of The Infinite Cosmic Genome App

When it comes to curiosity, The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome is here to help—as a different kind of guide to modern thoughts on why we are as we are and why the Universe is as it is.

Of Stars and Scientific Phenomena – Interview With Professor Brian Cox

Curiouser and Curiouser
October 3, 2013
Of Stars and Scientific Phenomena – Interview With Professor Brian Cox

He is the United Kingdom’s, and perhaps the world’s, foremost communicator of all things scientific. Professor Cox is best known as the presenter of a number of science programmes for the BBC, boosting the popularity of subjects such as astronomy and physics.

Do You Believe In Magic? Interview with Dr. Paul Offit

Curiouser and Curiouser
July 19, 2013
Do You Believe In Magic? Interview with Dr. Paul Offit

In Do You Believe in Magic? he criticizes the negative impact that celebrities like Jenny McCarthy can have on the public understanding and support of good health and science. In addition, he offers a scathing exposé of the alternative medicine industry.

How Much Do You Love Science? Interview with Elise Andrew

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July 1, 2013
How Much Do You Love Science? Interview with Elise Andrew

Elise Andrew is a U.K. blogger, social media specialist, science communicator, and webmaster. She is the founder and maintainer of the Facebook page “I F****** Love Science,” which as of June 2013, has 5.6 million likes.

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