Episode 218 – Guest Kristine Kruszelnicki

Guest Kristine Kruszelnicki puts forward her arguments against abortion.

Epidose 217 – Guest Lalo Dagach

We spoke with Chilean atheist Lalo Dagach (The Lalo Dagach Podcast) on a variety of topics, from Islamophobia to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. It was a marathon session that was enjoyed by all involved, and I hope you enjoy it too!

Episode 216 – Guest Co-host Tyler Legare

Tyler Legare from our friends at the So You Think You’re a Skeptic podcast joins us to talk about his project and help us with a number of recent events, including a prediction for the date of World War III; Quebec passes Bill 62, which requires faces to be uncovered for those receiving any public services; Laura Penny believes the clear and present danger to free speech on college campuses is a figment of the far right’s collective imagination; a British judge has ruled that gender segregation in an Islamic school is discriminatory; In Catholic Watch, Pope Francis turns comedian when he says – and I kid you not – Putting God first doesn’t mean avoiding reality; and finally, tomorrow is the start this year’s flu shot season and this year’s flu is promising to be a nasty one, so get vaccinated!

Episode 214 – Potpourri

As per usual with our potpourri episodes, we discuss a number of topics du jour…

Episode 215 – Potpourri

Shaun King, a noted activist, claims that whiteness protects against the terrorism label being applied. (Timothy McVeigh? Any one? Any one?) In London, UK, commuters panic upon hearing Bible verses in a train platform; Smuding ceremonies in Regina public schools; The US votes against a UN resolution which condemns the death penalty for blasphemy and homosexuality; A candidate for Calgry school trustee in the upcoming civic elections blames the Edmonton terror attack on the LGBT community; Anti-choice Conservative MP Rachel Harder fails to win her bid to chair the Status of Women House Committee; In “The Regressive Left Files”, Bruce Gilley’s controversial paper published in Third World Quarterly titled “The Case for Colonialism” has been withdrawn by publisher Taylor & Francis due to threats of violence.

Episode 213 – Guests Yasmine Mohammed and Armin Navabi

Two ex-Muslims join us for this episode. Iranian-born Armin Navabi is the founder of the Atheist Republic (http://www NULL.atheistrepublic NULL.com/), and author of “Why There Is No God”. Yasmine Mohammed has penned her own memoirs titled “From Al Qaeda to Atheism”, and writes the blog “Confessions of an Ex-Muslim (http://www NULL.confessionsofanexmuslim NULL.com/)“. Both are voices behind the Secular Jihadists podcast, along with Ali Rizvi and Faisal Saeed Al Mutar. Hopefully we can cover a few topics, including radicalization (and I have a hypothesis on who is most vulnerable that I’d like to run by our guests), Linda Sarsour and CAIR, the fetishization of tools of oppression (the hijab in particular) and the popularizing of so-called “modesty fashion”.

Episode 212 – Potpourri

We get together and talk about a bunch of stuff, including the fallout from CFI and its lack of support to the Calgary chapter; maybe talk about intersectional feminism and its postmodernist/Marxist roots…

Episode 211 – Calgary Pride’s Regrettable Decison

Helen Beach, head of the local chapter of the Centre for Inquiry, and our gay correspondent Shane Plesiuk join us to discuss the recent regrettable decision by Calgary Pride to ban members of the Calgary Police Services to participate in uniform. Note: I reached out to Calgary Pride to include a representative of their organization and received no response by on-air time.

Episode 209 – Potpourri

This episode’s topics include: Richard Dawkins has been deplatformed from speaking at UC Berkeley because of speech hurtful to Muslims; Dan Arel’s journey to demented delusion takes him beyond CJ Werleman in nuthattery in a new article claiming the so-called “new atheists” are “white nationalists”; death threats are the norm du jour for a new liberal mosque in Berlin; in Britain, the NHS makes plans to scrap coverage of useless homeopathic prescriptions; Women’s March wishes terrorist Assata Shakur a happy birthday; In Catholic Watch, a new report claims that 547 children were physically abused at the Catholic Regensburger Domspatzen choir school in Bavaria and a pair of officials at a children’s hospital in will be in a Vatican court as defendants on charges of embezzling donated funds to finance the renovation of a senior cardinal’s apartment; the new Doctor Who has changed genders, and not all fans are pleased.

Episode 207 – Potpourri

Christine joins me this week for another potpourri episode. Topics include the latest craze in woo athletic enhancement called cryotherapy (save your money and weight for winter and just run in and out of the house…); is Serena Williams the greatest tennis star of all time? We have reaction from tennis bad boy John McEnroe’s take; and my interviews with masked counterprotestors at an anti-Muslim rally.