Episode 136 – The Bolsheviks Have Taken Alberta!

Later on in the podcast, Da Prez Kris and I, your Supremely Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson, discuss the minor revolution that happened here in Alberta with the complete self-annihilation of a party that ruled over this province for 44 years; Scientologists travel to Nepal (http://www NULL.globalpost NULL.com/article/6550051/2015/05/15/scientologists-are-nepal-trying-heal-trauma-victims) to heal earthquake victims via “ooga-booga”; and Catholic authority yet again demonstrates its harmful nature, this time in the Catholic schools forcing a transgender student (http://www NULL.edmontonjournal NULL.com/Catholic+trustee+could+face+sanctions+speaking+against+board+decision+transgendered+student/11056723/story NULL.html) who identifies as a girl use the boys washroom. But first we talk on recent personal events, including Kris’ trip to the American Humanist Association conference and my prostate adventures, and on a more serious note yet another blogger in Bangladesh has been murdered (http://www NULL.aljazeera NULL.com/news/2015/05/150512043430832 NULL.html) by a mob for exercising his free speech (supposedly constitutionally protected).

Episode 135b – Et tu, Nenshi?

The US Food And Drug Agency is re-evaluating the practice (http://www NULL.washingtonpost NULL.com/national/health-science/for-first-time-in-decades-fda-to-revisit-how-it-regulates-homeopathic-products/2015/04/18/2753315c-e207-11e4-81ea-0649268f729e_story NULL.html) of allowing homeopathic remedies to bypass risk/efficacy analyses before being sold to unsuspecting customers. From there we move on to Vancouver, where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on an official visit to Canada claims Hinduism isn’t a religion but a way of life (http://www NULL.ndtv NULL.com/india-news/hinduism-not-a-religion-but-a-way-of-life-pm-narendra-modi-755705?site=full). And then it’s on to Rome where Pope Frank finally notices that women have brains (http://time NULL.com/3822482/pope-francis-women-church-society/), but no gay French ambassadors allowed (http://www NULL.thenewcivilrightsmovement NULL.com/uncucumbered/france_refuses_to_rescind_the_nomination_of_gay_ambassador_to_the_vatican). Australia leads the fight against anti-vaxxers yet again by tightening regulations surrounding parental objections to vaccination. No-vaccy, no money (http://www NULL.pbs NULL.org/newshour/rundown/australia-dont-vaccinate-kids-well-cut-benefits/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=newshour), says the Aussie government.