Episode 186 – Post-Trumpatic Stress Disorder

In this episode, join Kris, Twyla and yours truly, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy, as we talk about the Trumpocalypse and the various levels of hysteria which has gone on in the aftermath. Before we get to that, however, we have a look at a new Charter of Rights and Freedoms court challenge in BC as Port Alberni public school students were made to take part in a First Nations “smudging ceremony”; Bill C-16, which adds requirements to federal human rights legislation that individuals be addressed by their preferred gender pronoun, is under protest by U of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson; and Unionen, Sweden’s largest union, has created a hotline for women whenever they feel mansplained to.

Episode 185 – Super Special Fantastic Ichiban Election Episode!

Faisal Saeed Al Mutar (founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement), Aron Ra (president of Atheist Alliance of America) and Lilandra Nelson join Christine, Twyla and yours truly, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson to talk election talk. Before that, though, we discuss the bruhaha the Southern Poverty Law Center caused in naming Maajid Nawaz and Aayan Hirsi Ali as “anti-Muslim extremists” and Aron Ra gives us his impersonation of Bernie Saunders.

Episode 184 – Potpourri

Catholic Watch

Ugly baby Jesus head (https://www NULL.theguardian NULL.com/world/2016/oct/20/canada-baby-jesus-head-statue-church-restoration?CMP=share_btn_fb)

Sex offender running for CSB in Saskatoon (http://www NULL.cbc NULL.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/convicted-sex-offender-denis-hall-running-catholic-school-board-1 NULL.3808197)

Shhhhh! Don’t tell them about the internet! (http://edmontonjournal NULL.com/news/local-news/edmonton-catholic-school-trustees-want-broadcasters-to-stop-offering-pornographic-content)

Islam Watch

NY Times Op-ed – Don’t blame Wahhabism for terrorism (http://www NULL.nytimes NULL.com/2016/10/20/opinion/dont-blame-wahhabism-for-terrorism NULL.html?_r=0)

Ipso criticisized for not fighting hate speech for criticism of the hijab (https://www NULL.theguardian NULL.com/media/2016/oct/20/channel-4-hijab-ruling-muslims-open-season-press-regulator-fatima-manji-kelvin-mackenzie)

Skepticism

Chiropractor kills Playboy model (http://www NULL.cbsnews NULL.com/news/playboy-model-katie-may-dead-neck-manipulation-chiropractor-coroner/)

Regressive Left Files

Seriously, camo paint is NOT “blackface” (http://www NULL.telegraph NULL.co NULL.uk/news/2016/10/19/british-army-under-fire-for-racist-tweet-that-showed-a-soldier-w/)

Male privilege to become part of Aussie school curriculum (http://www NULL.theaustralian NULL.com NULL.au/national-affairs/education/lessons-on-male-privilege-in-218m-victorian-schools-program/news-story/acea77bcd12cd6c3885c97b2be9fca47)

Halloween isn’t just scary, it’s offensive!
Part 1 (http://gatortimes NULL.ufl NULL.edu/2016/10/10/halloween-costume-choices-4/)
Part 2 (http://www NULL.cbc NULL.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/regina-activists-place-warning-labels-stereotypical-indigenous-halloween-costumes-1 NULL.3808702)

But orgasm privilege! (https://heatst NULL.com/world/feminist-writer-says-we-need-to-put-an-end-to-orgasm-privilege/)
Great-granny to docs: Please don’t kill me! (http://globalnews NULL.ca/news/2973423/great-granny-gets-inked-to-avoid-doctor-assisted-death/)

Episode 182 – Potpourri

In this, the 182nd installment of LoRD, the Legion of Reason Diversion, Kris, Twyla and yours truly, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson share relevant news items in another potpourri episode: Duke University’s Women’s Center is offering men a nine-week reprogramming to get in touch with their feminine side; a theater group in Bristol canceled their production of Aida because no Ancient Egyptians were cast; a new clinical trial at McMaster University in Ontario is testing the efficacy of homeopathic vaccines known as “nosodes”; disturbing anti-Muslim posters were found on the University of Calgary campus and a “Make America Great Again” hat-wearing student at Mount Royal University in another part of the city was accosted by an outraged student; a local Anglican church blesses dogs, cats and even lizards this week; a boycott of next year’s women’s world chess championships in Iran is in the works as all women competing will be required to wear the hijab. And of course we couldn’t leave The Donald out of our discussion. Meow!

Episode 181 – Potpourri Episode

Join us for this installment of our humble podcast I, your Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson, am joined by Kris and Twyla in another one of our potpourri episodes. Tonight we talk about the death of Nahed Hattar, murdered in front of the courthouse in which he had been defending himself against accusations of blasphemy for posting a cartoon – ¬†yes, a cartoon! – on Facebook; this is a few months old now, but earlier this year a commentary was published claiming that the drab appearance of the females of numerous animal species is to avoid – wait for it! – sexual harassment by the males of said species; to celebrate the Islamic holy feast of Eid, self-proclaimed feminist Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits a mosque that isn’t quite as feminist as he is; Ken Ham may have some competition, if a Chinese businessman has any say – he has proposed building a Christian theme park in the city of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan complete with its own Ark; In Catholic Watch, bishops in Alberta and the North West Territories have issued guidelines for the treatment of those who choose to participate in the graaaaave sin of assisted dying; Alberta education minister David Eggen is not amused with the response he received from the Independent Baptist Education Society following the request for policy development on how LGBT students will be treated; polygamist fugitive Lyle Jeffs may not be on the run from the law – he might be Raptured, claims his lawyer!

Episode 180 – Q the Humanist. We Interview John de Lancie

In this, the 180th episode Kris and yours truly, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy, are joined by actor John de Lancie. Most of our listeners will know John as the smug omnipotent Q from Star Trek The Next Generation; he’s acted in many films including “The Fisher King” and “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle” and television series besides Star Trek such as “LA Law” and “Breaking Bad”. I instantly recognized his voice in two installments of Assassin’s Creed. But many listeners probably don’t know the humanist side of John, who was awarded the American Humanists Association Arts Award for 2016.

Episode 178 – Avec Guest Cohost Sean McGuire

In this, the 178th episode of LoRD, the Legion of Reason Diversion, we are joined by fellow Canadian podcaster Sean McGuire in another potpourri episode. We visit the story we forgot on the last episode, a victim of chiropractic sues for damages after a series of strokes following 48 sessions… We discuss the French burkini ban and its subsequent lifting… What it means for a Muslim woman to be American… A study showing the prevalence of extremist literature in Canadian mosques, Islamic schools and public libraries… Tips from Catholic priests for making your next confession special… MoFo Teresa is up for sainthood and we examine her life… Social justice crusader PZ Myers on Dogma Debate and why he is just insufferable… And finally we discuss Ellen DeGeneres infamous photoshoping job.

Episode 177 – The Atheist Delusion, Denouement

We present here the third and final installment of our descent into inebriation, which likely saved our sanity watching this….

Episode 176 – The Atheist Delusion Part Deux

Welcome to Part II of our deconstruction of Ray Comfort’s most recent comedy, The Atheist Delusion. After a short break, we descend deeper into inebriation and wax philosophical. Ray keeps on with his “a book can’t write itself” nonsense, and we keep laughing and eye rolling. I’m still an atheist, Ray! We start with Lawrence Krauss answering Ray’s leading questions that were posed to university students in Part 1…

Episode 175 – Potpourri Episode with guest co-host Nicol Simard

This week on LoRD, the Legion of Reason diversion, Christine and your Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy are joined by Atheism TV’s Nicol Simard to discuss the topics du jour, which include assisted dying parties in California, the current court case in BC Supreme Court challenging the new assisted dying law and the foiled terror attack outside¬†Toronto.