Token Skeptic Podcast
About This Show
Why do we believe weird things? What does feminine intuition really mean? How do you become an effective activist for science and reason? Are you ready for a fortnightly show that poses these questions and more?
Tune into the Token Skeptic for a slightly more skeptical look at stories in the news, urban legends, good science, pseudoscience, and what makes popular culture pop.
Hosted and produced by Kylie Sturgess.
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InternationalPodcastDay Token Skeptic Special Episode - 2016
Today is a day to celebrate the podcast – for it is International Podcast Day! As a keen podcaster myself, I have put together a montage of my more recent interviews with podcasters. Big thanks to the hosts of #OzPod2016 for the great conference in Sydney on the 30th September. Featured Interviews: Tripod – Since their earliest shows Tripod have made a consistent habit of juggling comedy, music and narrative in endless exhilarating combinations, consistently evading neat definitions whilst always striving to stay worthy of their fans’ time. I spoke to the trio during their Australian tour earlier this year – Scod (Scott Edgar), Yon (Simon Hall) and Gatesy (Steven Gates) -their podcast features at The Perfectly Good Podcast. Propelled by a massive fandom community online, Welcome to Night Vale exploded overnight, launching to the top of the iTunes charts in 2013. It’s about a community radio station for a friendly desert town, where conspiracy theories and the paranormal are real – including ghosts, aliens and angels… and the woman with no face who lives in your house. Creators Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor have kept Night Vale independent, expanding to a touring live show and spinoff novel. I spoke to Joseph Fink about the origins of the show and more. The Dollop is a US history podcast with comedian hosts Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds. Each week they tell a weird and disturbing story about people and times from the American past. I spoke to them at the end of their Australian tour earlier this year. ***** Tremendous thanks to the radio station RTRFM, where these interviews have aired previously, especially producer Peter Barr. A quick note about supporting the podcasts! Check out https://www.patreon.com/kyliesturgess – and consider becoming a Patreon for these shows. Thanks to RTRFM for their support, especially producer Peter Barr. Theme songs “Cosgrove” by Pogo, from http://pogomix.net and “Leap Second” by Milton Mermikides, of www.miltonmermikides.com. Additional ambient music from Jukedeck – create your own at jukedeck.com. This episode is brought to you with thanks to Patreon supporters – they include: Steven, Andrew, Dr T, Paul, Gerry, Josh, Kathy, Linley, Gold, Iggy, Lukas, Finch and Andrew. Thanks to everyone who contributes and please consider joining to help continue these shows at patreon.com/kyliesturgess.