As you all (should) know, I appear weekly on The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast. I love podcasts, because back before my precious iPod broke, they gave me something intelligent to listen to while working out — nothing gets me going on the treadmill like intellectual discourse!
So, today I’d like to give a shoutout to my skeptical homies on the other side of the planet, namely Richard Saunders and the Australian Skeptics. Richard e-mailed me last week to alert me to the fact that the Skeptic Tank podcast has featured a number of cool skepchicks like one of my personal favorites, Eugenie Scott. You can hear and subscribe by clicking here. Or here, if you prefer, they both go the same place.
I like the Australian skeptics for a number of reasons. First, because when I was trying to pull together the 2006 Skepchick calendar, I stumbled across their own calendar. While their idea was very different in style and execution, I immediately gained a boost just from reading how they presented it, which amounted to “if you think there’s something terrible and wrong about a calendar of skeptical women, sod off.”
I also like them because it’s one of the few skeptical organizations you’ll find that has a list of “things we’re skeptical about” that includes “cricket scores.” No, seriously.
The third and final (for now) reason why I like the Australian skeptics is because of their delicious Bloomin’ Onions. Blimey!