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
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
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
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
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.
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
“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
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
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
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.
The (Christmas) Season For Reason With Young Critical Thinkers
A Discussion With Science Teacher Laurie Tarr.
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
An Interview with Science Television Creator Sonya Pemberton.
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
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
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
An Interview With Jonny Scaramanga
Leo Igwe—The Constant Fight Against Irrationality
Interview from the Sixth World Skeptics Congress, Berlin
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
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
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
Protesting by Plane with the Stop The Anti-Vaccination Network
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
Sexism, Skepticism and Civility Online: an Interview with Jennifer Ouellette
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
Rationalism and Rebuilding at the Christchurch Convention, 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
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 …
Spreading the Skeptical Word through Music and Comedy
An Interview with Tim Minchin
From Manchester to Antarctica: Protesting Online and Worldwide
An Interview with Paul Willis
Critical Thinking in the Classroom and Beyond
An Interview with Michael Blanford of the James Randi Educational Foundation
Speaking of Skeptical Activism
An Interview with Skeptically Speaking’s Desiree Schell.
The Amazing Meeting Australia—The Token Skeptic Interviews
During my time at the conference, I took the opportunity to get as much feedback from the participants and the audience about their experiences…
Science Fiction and Skepticism:
An Interview with Scott Sigler
10:23 Campaign in 2011: An Interview with Andy Wilson of http://www.1023.org.uk
On Jan 30, 2010 at 10:23am, more than three hundred skeptics in the UK took part in a mass homeopathic overdose…
Looking for the Gorillas in Our Midst
An interview with Professor Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris
From Steampunk to Skepticism: Outreach at DragonCon 2010
Dragon*Con 2010 was estimated to draw more than 40,000 fans, dealers, exhibitors, artists, guests, and volunteers from all over the world…
Embiggen Books Bookshop
Warren Bonett is the proprietor of the Embiggen Books Bookshop in Noosaville, Queensland, in northeast Australia, a bookshop devoted to rationalism and science.
The ‘Token Skeptic’ at the Rise of Atheism—Global Atheist Convention, Melbourne, Australia
Kylie Sturgess relates her experience as a skeptic attending the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Australia.
Interview with Bruce M. Hood
Interview with the director of the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre in the experimental psychology department at the University of Bristol.