Episode 204 – Guests James Lindsay and the Indefatigable Rhonda

We have two interviews to bring you today. The first is with James Lindsay who, along with his partner in crime Peter Boghossian, recently hoaxed Cogent Social Sciences with a paper chalking climate change up to toxic masculinity and claiming manspreading was an act of raping the air around them. We ask James about why this was done and we test our bullshit detectors with little quiz at the end.

Our second guest is Rhonda, the other half of this household’s duo, who just returned from Ghana where she was volunteering as a nurse. Rhonda gives us her first-hand experiences of the pervasiveness of religion in that part of the world.

Episode 203 – Potpourri

In this episode, we look at a Sokal-style hoax perpetrated by James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian on a gender studies journal exposing gender studies’ problems publishing utter drivel (http://www NULL.skeptic NULL.com/reading_room/conceptual-penis-social-contruct-sokal-style-hoax-on-gender-studies/) so long as it is compatible with a PC moral position; In Islam Today, an unmarried couple in Linda Sarsour’s idea of paradise were stoned to death (https://www NULL.theguardian NULL.com/world/2017/may/17/unmarried-couple-stoned-to-death-mali-islamic-law) because they violated Islamic law, and Saudi citizen Dina Ali (http://www NULL.newsweek NULL.com/campaign-save-saudi-dina-ali-lasloom-590282) was returned to her country of origin by Philippine authorities in her attempt to escape her family; Atheist Tom Hicks of Chesterfield, Virginia angers Christians by displaying a bible verse (http://wtvr NULL.com/2017/05/15/bible-verse-truck-sparks-outrage/) on the tailgate of his truck; Finally, in The Regressive Left Files, a Yale college dean is placed on leave (https://www NULL.washingtonpost NULL.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/05/18/yale-dean-placed-on-leave-after-writing-about-white-trash-and-other-insulting-comments/) after making racist restaurant reviews on Twitter, and a University of Hawaii mathematics professor demands white male colleagues quit (http://blogs NULL.ams NULL.org/inclusionexclusion/2017/05/11/get-out-the-way/) to make room for those belonging to oppressed minorities.

But first, we deal with an interview (http://www NULL.stitcher NULL.com/podcast/brainstorm-podcast/the-hardcore-skeptic-examines/e/social-justice-with-randy-tyson-50052368) yours truly, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson, was involved in.

Episode 202 – Potpourri with Guest Co-Host Kevin Francis

Welcome to the 202nd episode of LoRD, the Legion of Reason Diversion! Kris and yours truly, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson, are joined by Kevin Francis from our friends at the Left at the Valley podcast (http://www NULL.leftatthevalley NULL.com/). In this episode, we look at a variety of stories, including the decision by the premier of Saskatchewan, Brad Wall, to invoke the rarely-used constitutional sledgehammer known as the “notwithstanding” clause to overrule a judge’s decision on non-Catholic students attending Catholic schools; the oppression of atheists continues around the world, with one atheist in Russia facing over three years in prison for playing Pokemon Go in a Russian Orthodox church and another sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for the crime of becoming a nonbeliever; the Catholic Church of Canada wants to consecrate this country to the Virgin Mary despite no one asking; in the Regressive Left Files we take a look at a modern-day witch hunt in academia; anthropologist Fuambi Ahamadu calls female genital mutilation “gender egalitarian surgery” on national tv; and finally, we cover more hijab nonsense.

Episode 201 Pt 2 – Potpourri

Episode 201 Pt 1 – Guest Cami Ryan

In this episode we are joined by Cami Ryan (https://camiryan NULL.com/), a social scientist with Regulatory Policy and Scientific Affairs for Monsanto. We also tackle a number of items:

In a far-reaching decision a Saskatchewan judge says non-Catholics can not attend Catholic schools;

A publicly-funded Catholic school in Red Deer shows an anti-choice video comparing abortion to the Holocaust;

Two Michigan doctors have been charged with “conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation”;

MAID for the mentally ill advocate Adam Maier-Clayton took his own life last week;

The Ontario government rejects so-called “conscience rights” for doctors opposed to MAID;

Pakistani student Mashal Khan is beaten to death by fellow students.

Episode 200 Pt 2 – Potpourri

Later on in this episode we get to some juicy stories, including a CBC report which outlines how the Alberta government has been funding unproven experimental health programs on the elderly and homeless; Ayaan Hirsi Ali cancels a visit to the Land Down Under because of threats on her person from Islamists; Conrad Black goes after atheism and predictably fails with his usual condescension; and apparently being a Black Lives Matter zealot can get you anything, even an entry into the Ivy League.

But before we get to those items, Dorian Banman, a student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and known on YouTube as Former Reformer King, is suing the educational institution and we’re going to let him tell his story as to why.

Former Reformer King YouTube page (https://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/channel/UCkSmTAzadCWDxuViEx-hLRQ).
Dorian’s Go Fund Me page (https://www NULL.gofundme NULL.com/help-me-hold-the-uofa-accountable).

Episode 200 Pt 1 – Fighting Campus Regressive Leftists – Guest Dorian Banman

Later on in this episode we get to some juicy stories, including a CBC report which outlines how the Alberta government has been funding unproven experimental health programs on the elderly and homeless; Ayaan Hirsi Ali cancels a visit to the Land Down Under because of threats on her person from Islamists; Conrad Black goes after atheism and predictably fails with his usual condescension; and apparently being a Black Lives Matter zealot can get you anything, even an entry into the Ivy League.

But before we get to those items, Dorian Banman, a student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and known on YouTube as Former Reformer King, is suing the educational institution and we’re going to let him tell his story as to why.

Former Reformer King YouTube page (https://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/channel/UCkSmTAzadCWDxuViEx-hLRQ).
Dorian’s Go Fund Me page (https://www NULL.gofundme NULL.com/help-me-hold-the-uofa-accountable).

Episode 199 – Potpourri

In the 199th episode Feisty Twyla, Incorrigible Kris and yours truly, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson bring you another potpourri of religious absurdity and even some science. First, researchers at the University of British Columbia put another nail in the coffin of liberation therapy for MS; Singaporean Amos Yee is granted asylum in the United States; In Catholic Watch, forget Ghostbusters! When there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Exorcists! At least according to the Pope. More papal poppycock, this time Frank begs forgiveness yet again, this time for the Church’s involvement in the Rwandan genocide; forget the others that died in a natural disaster in Peru… the Catholic Register declares the survival of one woman a miracle! Staying with the Catholic Register, we give you their best headline of the year so far. And in Islam Inquiry, Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei claims feminism is a Zionist plot. Of course it is. All those orthodox Jews are really empowering women by refusing to sit next to them on flights. In Pakistan, more atheist bloggers are arrested for blasphemy. And finally, University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson’s invited speech at McMaster University was disrupted by regressive leftists, and we all know where we’ll find that – in the Regressive Left Files…

Episode 198 – Guest Lawrence Krauss

In this episode Christine and yours truly, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson are joined by superstar cosmologist Lawrence Krauss. Lawrence is director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University in Phoenix. He’s also involved with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday Clock, recently set back to 2 and a half minutes to midnight. In his quest to communicate science to the laity, he has published a number of books including The Physics of Star Trek, A Universe from Nothing and on Tuesday next week The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far, which attempts to answer the question “Why are we here?”.

Episode 197 – Potpourri episode

Welcome to episode 197 of The Legion of Reason Diversion for March 12, 2017! Co-host Christine and yours truly, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson, are joined by guest co-host Paul Ens. In this thrilling installment topics range a wide gamut, including the following:

  1. A Montreal osteopathic school faces charges of practicing medicine without a license when undercover investigators pose as patients;
  2. Brampton mayor Linda Jeffrey says that those challenging a decision to remove restrictions on choice of prayer and sermons in a public school are engaging in “misinformation
    and hateful speech”;
  3. In Comox, British Columbia, more than 80 doctors have signed a letter to the health region to establish a new hospice not in the clutches of Catholic health care institutions which would make medical aid in dying available as an option;
  4. In Denmark, a man burned a Quran and was charged with blasphemy after posting the video of the event to Facebook despite the law not having been enforced since 1946;
  5. In our regular segue Catholic Watch, Pope Frank urges Catholic not to have more children than you can bring up properly – sounds like the urges are the problem, Frank;
  6. Cardinal Collins, Bishop Crosby lash out at Justin Trudeau’s inclusion of $650M over 3 years to provide abortion and other services in the developing world;
  7. And in the Regressive Left Files, Charles Murray and others were assaulted by protesters at Middlebury College in Vermont;
  8. Not to be outdone by our American neighbors, student protesters at the University of Victoria in British Columbia accused Philosopher Peter Singer of supporting euthanasia and ableism.