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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.

Retreating to the Church of Anti-Vaccination

Curiouser and Curiouser
June 3, 2013
Retreating to the Church of Anti-Vaccination

Australian Media and Politicians Taking Steps to Stamp Out Pseudoscience

Getting Into Pterosaur Trouble – An Interview With Daniel Loxton

Curiouser and Curiouser
April 3, 2013
Getting Into Pterosaur Trouble – An Interview With Daniel Loxton

“The goal for Pterosaur Trouble and the other Tales of Prehistoric Life series books is persuasive photorealism—or heightened realism, anyway. I want it to look like I just popped back in time with my camera and took some nature photographs. That concept constrains every aspect of the creation of the illustrations.”

Bad Pharma – Interview with Ben Goldacre

Curiouser and Curiouser
February 27, 2013
Bad Pharma – Interview with Ben Goldacre

Dr. Ben Goldacre is a best-selling author, broadcaster, medical doctor and academic who specialises in unpicking dodgy scientific claims from drug companies, newspapers, government reports, PR people and quacks. For this interview, we discuss the extent of the problems that face the medical establishment and what we can do to solve these problems.

The Birthday Of Burzynski – Skeptics Fundraise For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Curiouser and Curiouser
February 1, 2013
The Birthday Of Burzynski – Skeptics Fundraise For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

On January 23, the Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients delivered a birthday present to Houston cancer quack Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski and the Burzynski Clinic: a donation of around $13,000 raised in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – with a request that the clinic match those funds for the hospital.

Talking Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria – Senior Science Correspondent at Huffington Post

Curiouser and Curiouser
January 2, 2013
Talking Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria – Senior Science Correspondent at Huffington Post

Cara Santa Maria – Huffington Post’s senior science correspondent and host of the “Talk Nerdy to Me” series. Her published research has spanned various topics, including clinical psychological assessment, the neuropsychology of blindness, neuronal cell culture techniques, and computational neurophysiology.

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Interview with Slau

Skeptical Briefs Volume 22.2, Summer 2012

Interviews

The (Christmas) Season For Reason With Young Critical Thinkers

Curiouser and Curiouser
December 7, 2012
The (Christmas) Season For Reason With Young Critical Thinkers

A Discussion With Science Teacher Laurie Tarr.

In the Key of Type: A Conversation with Marian Call

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.5, September/October 2012

Feature
In the Key of Type: A Conversation with Marian Call

Art and skepticism do complement each other wonderfully in her work, but Call has slightly a different perspective: “In the end, I feel I’m firmly on the skeptic side, I believe. But I don’t see picking a side as my role as an artist. I see communication as my role.” Kylie Sturgess interviewed Call about her music and where skepticism harmonizes with art.

Sixth World Skeptics Congress–Berlin 2012

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.5, September/October 2012

News & Comment
Sixth World Skeptics Congress–Berlin 2012

The conference, held in Berlin from May 18–20, 2012, was a lively mixed gathering of people with a great number of countries represented both on the stage and in the audience.

Waldorf Steiner and Education – Weird and (Not So) Wonderful Schools

Curiouser and Curiouser
November 7, 2012
Waldorf Steiner and Education – Weird and (Not So) Wonderful Schools

An Interview with Quackometer’s Andy Lewis

Decoding Immortality and Jabbed: Love, Fear and Vaccines

Curiouser and Curiouser
October 15, 2012
Decoding Immortality and Jabbed: Love, Fear and Vaccines

An Interview with Science Television Creator Sonya Pemberton.

If You Know Shuzi Like the Merseyside Skeptics Know Shuzi: Testing the Shuzi Sports Band Video

Curiouser and Curiouser
September 26, 2012
If You Know Shuzi Like the Merseyside Skeptics Know Shuzi: Testing the Shuzi Sports Band Video

The Merseyside Skeptics recently launched a video called Testing the Shuzi Sports Band. In order to find out more about its creation, I spoke to Mike Hall of the Merseyside Skeptics.

Robin Ince – Comedy, Skepticism, And Happiness Through Science

Curiouser and Curiouser
September 13, 2012
Robin Ince – Comedy, Skepticism, And Happiness Through Science

Robin Ince is a comedian you might recognise as the co-presenter of BBC Radio’s The Infinite Monkey Cage with physicist Brian Cox—he’s also the creator of stage-show and author of The Bad Book Club: One Man’s Quest to Uncover the Books That Taste Forgot and the creator of the Australian feature movie Razzle Dazzle.

A Change For The Better: The Geek Manifesto – An Interview With Mark Henderson

Curiouser and Curiouser
August 6, 2012
A Change For The Better: The Geek Manifesto – An Interview With Mark Henderson

After the first QEDCon in 2011, I interviewed Mark Henderson for Token Skeptic Episode #55, while attending a session of the Westminster Skeptics in the pub. We talked about a book he was in the process of writing while working as the Science Editor for The Times newspaper. That book, The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters, is out now.

Creationism, Accelerated Christian Education, and the Loch Ness Monster

Curiouser and Curiouser
June 29, 2012
Creationism, Accelerated Christian Education, and the Loch Ness Monster

An Interview With Jonny Scaramanga

Leo Igwe—The Constant Fight Against Irrationality

Curiouser and Curiouser
June 6, 2012
Leo Igwe—The Constant Fight Against Irrationality

Interview from the Sixth World Skeptics Congress, Berlin

Mythbusting Makeup: Skepticism and Cosmetic Claims

Curiouser and Curiouser
May 9, 2012
Mythbusting Makeup: Skepticism and Cosmetic Claims

There’s two things the general public are guaranteed to be concerned about: their health and the contents of their wallets. Yet somehow we are drawn to claims that you can make your thighs thin via a tube of goop and eagerly purchase promises of perfect complexions through using gunk best slapped on with a spatula.

James Randi: An Honest Liar

Curiouser and Curiouser
March 21, 2012
James Randi: An Honest Liar

Interview with Documentary Filmmakers Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom

World Skeptics Congress in Berlin, May 18–20th 2012: Promoting Science in an Age of Uncertainty

Curiouser and Curiouser
February 15, 2012
World Skeptics Congress in Berlin, May 18–20th 2012: Promoting Science in an Age of Uncertainty

An interview with Amardeo Sarma, founder and chairman of the German Society for the Scientific Investigation of Para-Sciences (GWUP), chairman of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations (ECSO), and fellow and Executive Council member of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

Wings over the Woodford Folk Festival

Curiouser and Curiouser
January 25, 2012
Wings over the Woodford Folk Festival

Protesting by Plane with the Stop The Anti-Vaccination Network

On Stanislaw Burzynski, the Streisand Effect, and Standing Up for Skeptical Bloggers

Curiouser and Curiouser
December 19, 2011
On Stanislaw Burzynski, the Streisand Effect, and Standing Up for Skeptical Bloggers

An Interview with Andy Lewis of Quackometer

On Codes of Conduct, Part II

Curiouser and Curiouser
November 29, 2011
On Codes of Conduct, Part II

Sexism, Skepticism and Civility Online: an Interview with Jennifer Ouellette

From Ghost-Believing to Ghost-Busting with Project Barnum: Interview with Hayley Stevens

Curiouser and Curiouser
November 4, 2011
From Ghost-Believing to Ghost-Busting with Project Barnum: Interview with Hayley Stevens

Project Barnum exists to educate the public and venue providers about techniques that psychics and mediums often attempt to pass off as supernatural ability.

New Zealand Skepticism in the Shaking City

Curiouser and Curiouser
October 7, 2011
New Zealand Skepticism in the Shaking City

Rationalism and Rebuilding at the Christchurch Convention, 2011

Interview With Professor Richard Wiseman

Curiouser and Curiouser
August 10, 2011
Interview With Professor Richard Wiseman

I was fortunate enough to see Richard Wiseman, a popular figure on the skeptical scene, present in Australia as a part of National Science Week...

Codes of Conduct: A Brief History of Civility, Inclusivity, Sexism and Skepticism

Curiouser and Curiouser
July 20, 2011
Codes of Conduct: A Brief History of Civility, Inclusivity, Sexism and Skepticism

In skepticism, the double-X chromosome is not queen; the broader landscape of gender politics is inescapable and influences how we interact with others and ...

Book Review: The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

May 9, 2011
Book Review: The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

Ronson often investigates, usually with a gleeful sense of adrenalin-addiction, topics involving the fringes of mainstream society that spook him out.

The Little QEDCon That Can—Question, Explore, Discover In Manchester

Special Report
May 4, 2011
The Little QEDCon That Can—Question, Explore, Discover In Manchester

It's not often that a convention is cheerfully preoccupied by the sound of crunching.

Spreading the Skeptical Word through Music and Comedy

Curiouser and Curiouser
April 7, 2011
Spreading the Skeptical Word through Music and Comedy

An Interview with Tim Minchin

From Manchester to Antarctica: Protesting Online and Worldwide

Curiouser and Curiouser
March 24, 2011
From Manchester to Antarctica: Protesting Online and Worldwide

An Interview with Paul Willis

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