Episode 227 – Potpourri

Lawrence Krauss has responded to the allegations made in the Buzzfeed article and ASU has placed him on paid leave while they investigate. Regardless of the veracity of the allegations, that Buzzfeed article was atrocious. A BC school district shows us how not to fight racism. The hijabless woman who stood on a power junction box in Tehran is sentenced to two years imprisonment for the crime of uncovering her hair in public. Seriously. And it’s not like Iranian prisons are up to Western standards, either. People have a tendency to die in them rather suddenly. Where’s Linda Sarsour’s outrage? Where is the outrage from feminists? And more from the Regressive Left Files… Pomona College in Claremont. California has included a mandatory “decolonizing project” in their physics program. to go along with their mathematics classes which include social justice issues in its introduction to statistics. Our friend David Ince from the Freethinking Island podcast calls in to give his thoughts on race issues (long-time listeners will understand when I winced at his use of the word “problematic”…).

Episode 226 – Potpourri

Lawrence Krauss is the latest to be accused of sexual misconduct in an article posted in Buzzfeed. David Stephan was an invited speaker to several “wellness” expos, including here in Calgary, to ply his supplements. The public outcry, including the withdrawal of sponsorship from the likes of Sobeys and others, was loud and has since been disinvited. The real question is why Stephan was invited in the first place; a homeopathy diploma program at Ontario’s Georgian College; Several upcoming events including the AB Secular Conference in May and Richard Dawkins/Carolyn Porco in October will be discussed.