Wed, 17 August 2011
Apologies for the delay due to jetlag, travel and settling in back home... before getting back into podcasting again! Here's an interview about a great new online resource for young skeptics! To help kids to grow into intelligent, critically thinking adults, Robert Todd Carroll, author of the fabulous Skeptic’s Dictionary, has written just the thing: The Skeptic’s Dictionary for Kids.
We talk about the origins of the site and how he first began this extensive online resource; his work as a teacher of critical thinking and the future of scientific skepticism, particularly the ongoing (and much needed) discussions on just what makes skepticism 'skepticism'.
Direct download: Token_Skeptic_77_-_On_The_Skeptics_Dictionary_For_Kids.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34pm HKT
Wed, 17 August 2011
I'm back... and this is a little double-interview (for the price of one!) with two wonderful people: Jack Scanlan of the Young Australian Skeptics and Sara Mayhew of and 'Legend of the Ztarr' fame!
They are both first-time Amaz!ng Meeting attendees (Sara presented on the main stage!) and prime examples of new blood in the skepti-sphere. They are popular bloggers, as well as sharing similar artistic interests - Jack as a musician and Sara as a mangaka artist. For this episode we talk about their experiences at the Amaz!ng Meeting 9, their views on organised skepticism and what projects they have planned in the future.
You can check out their work here:
Jack Scanlan - Naontiotami Blog / Young Australian Skeptics
Sara Mayhew - There Are Four Lights / Legend of the Ztarr
In addition, Sara Mayhew will be appearing at Dragon*Con at the end of August - if you're going, her main presentation on the SkepticTrack is scheduled for Sunday, 11.30am.
This show is available on Zune, mp3 via Libsyn or iTunes. Visit www.tokenskeptic.org – and I’d love to get your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. Theme songs are "P&P" by Derek K Miller of www.penmachine.com and "365" by Milton Mermikides, of www.miltonmermikides.com. Please considering supporting the show via visiting Tokenskeptic.
Direct download: Token_Skeptic_76_-_On_Manga_And_Amaz21ng-ness__Jack_Scanlan_And_Sara_Mayhew.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm HKT