Episode 16 – Teaching Critical Thinking with the Token Skeptic’s Kylie Sturgess

0:00:25 INTRODUCTION

0:01:40 FEEDBACK

  • WWII and related stuff
  • How to deal with theistic family members

0:15:21 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – December 13

0:24:52 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

0:31:44 POLITICS/CULTURE/RELIGION

0:50:19 MUSIC – Apocalyptic Love Song by Shelley Segal (Used by permission)

0:53:20 Plug for the Northwest Freethought Alliance Conference April 5-7, 2013

0:54:14 INTERVIEW – Kylie Sturgess of Token Skeptic

Kylie Sturgess is the host of the Token Skeptic podcast, blogs at Token Skeptic on Freethought Blogs and regularly writes editorials for numerous publications and CSICOP’s Curiouser and Curiouser online column. 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 for her activism independent of a university student group and was the Australian coordinator of the 2011 10:23 Campaign. In addition, Kylie is a member of the James Randi Educational Foundation Education Advisory Panel.

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Epsidoe 16 live

We will be starting our live recording of the first part of Episode 16 (before the interview) here in just a few minutes.

Episode 16 (first part) will be recorded live on Saturday

On Saturday 12/08/12 at approximately 2:00 pm MST we will be recording the first part of Episode 16 live via Google Hangouts on Air. We’ll actually both be recording ourselves locally, but it would be really messed up if we were only talking to ourselves, not each other….

Anyway, check back here on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at approximately 2:00 PM MST if you want the unedited live BS.

Episode 15 – Medicine, Vaccines, and the Land Down Under with Dr. Rachael Dunlop

0:00:25 INTRO

  • Clarification on Mormon underwear from Dustin’s contact
  • Temple recommend questions and official rules on the Mormon underwear

0: 14:27 FEEDBACK – Our first hate mail

0:17:19 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – November 29

0:28:34: SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

0:38:23 POLITICS/RELIGION/CULTURE

0:51:44 MUSIC – Eve by Shelley Segal (Used by permission)

0:55:54 FEATURE – Interview with Dr. Rachael Dunlop

Dr Rachael Dunlop has a PhD from Sydney University Medical School and works full time in motor-neuron disease and aging disorders research and is a Vice President of the NSW committee of Australian Skeptics.

She is also part of the Mystery Investigators show for schools and co-organizes the Sydney Skeptics meet-up group, is a reporter on the Skeptic Zone podcast, and contributes to The Sceptics’ Book of Pooh-Pooh blog.

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Episode 14 – Living After Faith with Rich and Deanna Joy Lyons

0:0:25 INTRO

0:26:11 FEEDBACK – Dan S

0:38:58 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – November 15

1:13:09 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

1:26:59 POLITICS/RELIGION/CULTURE

  • Obama reelected 332 – 206 (electoral college) 51% of the popular vote
  • Marriage equality won – Passed by referendum in Maine, Maryland, and Washington, constitutional ban in Minnesota fails
  • Congressional races of note:
    • McCaskill kicked Akin’s sexist ass 55% – 39%
    • Donnelly beat Mourdock 50% – 44%
    • Baldwin beat Thompson 51% – 46%
    • It looks like Sinema will win in AZ, but the reports of her non-theism are exaggerated. She appears to more accurately be one of the many unaffiliated.
    • Pete Stark lost to a fellow Democrat, leaving us with no open atheist in the legislature. One campaign issue was the motto.

1:49:31 MUSIC – Saved by Shelley Segal

1:53:40 FEATURE – Interview with Rich and Deanna Joy Lyons from the Living After Faith podcast. You can find Rich’s story in depth in the early episodes, Deanna shares her story in Episode 25.

To find the episode where they interviewed Dustin, check out Episode 19.

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Episode 13 – Luck has nothing to do with it with Sam Mulvey

0:01:18 INTRO

0:16:11 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – Octber 25th

0:40:12 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

1:10:11 POLITICS/RELIGION/CULTURE

1:43:43 MUSIC – “Probably Gay” by Katie Goodman and Broad Comedy. You can find out more about Katie and the band at wwww.katiegoodman.com (used by permission)

1:48:53 FEATURE – Interview with Sam Mulvey from Ask an Atheist

Watch the recording of Episode 13 live!

Recording is done and the episode is scheduled for release this coming Thursday.

Episode 12 – Disability and accessibility with Chris Hofstader

0:00:25 INTRO

0:08:13 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – October 11th

0:20:55 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

0:30:39 POLITICS/RELIGION/CULTURE

0:39:12 MUSIC – “The F You Song” by Arthur Thomas Heist (Used by Permission)

0:40:21 FEATURE – Interview with Chris Hofstader

Chris Hofstader blogs at www.hofstader.com addressing topics of skepticism and vision impairment as well as the 21st Floor blog. He’s a semi-retired freelance hacker.

I became familiar with Chris when he did a guest post on Skepchick about accessibility in the atheist/skeptic communities

Web Accessibility Initiative

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Episode 11 – Balls to the Wall with JT Eberhard

0:00:25 INTRODUCTION

0:12:38 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – SEPTEMBER 27TH

0:27:55 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

0:42:02 POLITICS/RELIGION/CULTURE

0:52:01 MUSIC – The Existential Blues by Arthur Thomas Heist (Used by permission)

0:54:23 FEATURE – Interview with JT Eberhard
JT Eberhard blogs at What Would JT Do on Patheos and also contributes to AtheismResource.com. He is a co-founder of Skepticon, lead in the organizing of Skepticon 1, 2, and 3, and served as the Secular Student Alliance’s High School Specialist for a year and a half. Now JT is a full time writer and public speaker.

Aside from discussing his activism and writing, we discussed many topics of geeky interest.

Also joining us briefly was JT’s roommate Cambrige.

2:00:10 Poor Unfortunate Souls as performed by JT Eberhard in his operatic karaoke style. (Used by permission)

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Episode 10 – The FDA takes on the Woo

0:25 INTRODUCTION
A little more on e-cigs, thanks to Skeptics with a K.

6:34 THIS DAY IN HISTORY

27:26 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

42:19 POLITICS/RELIGION/CULTURE

55:23 FEATURE

Recently the Skeptics Guide to the Universe and Skeptics with a K both covered the FDA’s recent warning letter issued to British homeopathic manufacturer A. Nelson & Co, but they missed some nuances that Dustin’s experience with the FDA might help with.


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