OK, it’s time for the annual QED write up! QED this year was on the weekend of the 13th of October, and in case you haven’t heard of it, it’s a big ol’ skeptic conference that sees skeptics from all over the world congregate for a weekend of fun, revelry, activism and informative entertainment. I … [Read more…]
Just needed to make sure this observation was on the Internet somewhere.
I have embarked on a new podcasting project! It’s called Retrospecticus, and it’s a heady mix of The Simpsons and modern history. In each episode, myself and fellow host Garreth Hirons (from Atomic Sourpuss) discuss a Simpsons episode, then tell the story of an important historical event that occurred around of the episode’s first air … [Read more…]
Growing up, I was a huge fan of the British game show The Crystal Maze. Originally shown between 1990 and 1995, the show invited teams of six strangers to take on the maze, completing challenges in order to win crystals that would buy them time in the Crystal Dome, where they are challenged to obtain … [Read more…]
The show makes a return for the end of 2016! Join Tom, Paul Hopwood and Natalie Newell as we have a good old fashioned rant about this terrible year, find the show on iTunes or listen here.
So, the QED conference is all done and dusted for 2016, and I think it’s fair to say I had a blast! There are various other reviews and musings on QED 2016 out there already, but seeing as I spent most of my time outside of the main room (due to a combination of competing … [Read more…]
QEDcon, the biggest skeptical weekend of the year, is very nearly upon us and boy am I excited! The main event is sold out, which means over 600 skeptics from all over the world in one place. I can’t wait to see everyone, especial people who I have befriended on social media and finally get … [Read more…]
UPDATE: David McNally has now officially resigned, according to the club’s official website It’s not often that my worlds of skepticism and Norwich City fandom collide, so I’m not going to skip the opportunity to write about them when they do! Right now, it isn’t the best of times to be a Norwich City … [Read more…]
The other night I had the pleasure of giving yet another Ignite Liverpool talk, this time entitled “How did the First World War start?”. I’ve always had an interest in modern history, and the excellent (although exceedingly long!) series by Dan Carlin called Blueprint For Armageddon was the inspiration for this talk. Ever since I … [Read more…]
If you’ve been following the Labour leadership contest, you might have noticed this parody of Tony Blair’s Comment Is Free piece doing the rounds: You may think it’s photoshopped, but it’s very simple to make something like this, and I’m going to show you how to do it! Start by opening up Google Chrome (you … [Read more…]