Mon April 29, 2013 at 3:36 PM
Maryam Namazie is a political activist, campaigner and blogger, and the spokesperson for Fitnah - Movement for Women's Liberation, and also the Equal Rights Now,One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain.
The official site for Fitnah: Movement for Women's Liberation can be found at http://fitnahmovement.blogspot.co.uk, and is described as a protest movement demanding freedom, equality, and secularism and calling for an end to misogynist cultural,...
Sat April 27, 2013 at 1:35 PM
Today marks the end of World Immunisation Week and if there's one thing I could recommend to people who are thinking of discussing the value of science and vaccination, it would be work like that created by Darryl Cunningham.
Darryl Cunningham went to Leeds College of Art and is a prolific cartoonist, sculptor and photographer. He has also worked as a health care assistant on an acute psychiatric ward which informed and inspired the thoughts and experiences which went into his best-selling Psychiatric...
Mon April 22, 2013 at 12:18 PM
The first skeptical podcast in Romania, Sceptici în România, aka “Skeptical Romania” takes a skeptical view on education, law, politics, science, pseudo-science, miracle claims, miracle cures and vampires. Each episode has either a interview, a debate or a science segment - a podcast in a country where superstition is the norm and paranormal can be seen as 'normal'!
This interview features a chat with Eddy Petrisor, Stanca Miruna Geanta Chelbea and Ovidiu...
Tue April 16, 2013 at 2:49 PM
Welcome back listeners and thanks to everyone for the supportive messages and Tweets about the Token Skeptic podcast's win in the Ockhams Awards at the recent QEDCon! I'm very proud to have been selected by the judging panel, after seeing the very impressive competition that I was up against - please do check out all the finalists and winners, which will soon feature on the www.skeptic.org.uk website.
Speaking of skepticism, I was very impressed with a document that came out last month by Sharon...
Mon February 25, 2013 at 10:54 PM
On February 7th of this year, the Skeptic Society announced a new project over on the Skepticblogs site, authored by Daniel Loxton:
For over twenty years, the Skeptics Society and Skeptic magazine have labored at the forefront of the skeptical movement, constantly experimenting, often pushing the boundaries, but always circling back to the heart of the skeptical tradition.
This week, we're pleased to present Daniel Loxton's challenging and provocative new project, Why Is There a Skeptical...
Tue February 19, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Get ready Australia and New Zealand - Sean Faircloth is on his way!
Sean Faircloth was hired as the Secular Coalition for America’s Executive Director in June of 2009 and served a decade in the Maine State Legislature. In his last term he was elected the Majority Whip by his colleagues and was an accomplished legislator, successfully spearheading over thirty pieces of legislation, particularly involving children’s issues and justice system reform.
Sean Faircloth is a strong advocate of...
Sat February 9, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Shelley Segal was brought up in a musical family, singing from the age of three and performing with her father’s wedding band from age eleven. She's been performing her original music live for ten years and recording for four years and even moved to the UK for a production deal and recorded two albums there.
Her first is An Atheist Album, which is a reflection on her world-view as an atheist, on religion and related themes, and on the first of March, you can get her latest release Little...
Tue February 5, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Welcome to episode one hundred and fifty-three!
Dr Burrows, of the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne, has been given a Victoria Fellowship to continue her study in new touchscreen technology, which aims to improve treatment for dementia, schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders.
For this episode of the Token Skeptic, we discuss her work and the claims of the “educational exercise program” known as Brain Gym, with suggestions as to how to...
Fri January 18, 2013 at 2:34 PM
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. As of 2012 he is Wellcome research fellow in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
His first book, Bad Science sold over 400,000 copies, is published in 18 countries, and reached #1 in the UK paperback non-fiction charts. His new book, Bad Pharma, which...
Tue January 15, 2013 at 1:01 PM
For this episode, I do a joint interview with both Dr. David Gorski and Dr Robert Blaskiewicz on the recent fundraising effort called The Houston Cancer Quack, which has already reached over $8000 at www.crowdrise.com/fightchildhoodcancer - for a very good cause.
In "honor" of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski’s 70th birthday on January 23rd, 2013, the Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients are fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The goal is to raise at least $30,000 by Burzynski’s...