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The Humanist Agenda is a podcast produced by a group of humanists in London, Ontario, Canada. We discuss various topics from a humanist's perspective and may occasionally go on a tangent.

The Humanist Agenda is a podcast produced by a group of humanists in London, Ontario, Canada. We discuss various topics from a humanist's perspective and may occasionally go on a tangent.

Location:

Canada

Genres:

Podcasts

Description:

The Humanist Agenda is a podcast produced by a group of humanists in London, Ontario, Canada. We discuss various topics from a humanist's perspective and may occasionally go on a tangent.

Twitter:

@humanistpod

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode #32 - Rock, Paper, Scissor, Lawsuit

5/4/2020
Show Notes and Links: Japanese role playing games (JRPG) (Wikipedia) Contagion (2011 movie trailer) (YouTube) Episode #16 - Universal Basic Income (Humanist Agenda) Pope Francis Calls For Universal Basic Income (Forbes) South Koreans turn COVID-19 hot zone into containment leader (PBS) $500K bet on rock paper scissors ruled invalid by Quebec court (CBC) Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 30 years in space (CBC) Starlink (Homepage) TikTok Zoom Class Prank (TikTok) Zoom-bombing...

Duration:01:09:20

Episode #31 - Am I The Covidiot?

3/26/2020
Show Notes and Links: Latest update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) John Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashbaord AITA for snapping at my mom for talking about COVID-19 infront of my son? (Reddit) US Health Weather Map AITA for asking my Lyft driver to change her radio station away from the Christian/religious rock it was on? (Reddit) AITA for telling my 8 year old that religion exists so priests can make rent? (Reddit) House Hippo Commercial (YouTube)

Duration:01:17:15

Episode #30 - The Case for Reparations

2/17/2020
Show Notes and Links: Latest update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Off-Facebook Activity Black History in Canada Viola Desmond (Wikipedia) The Case for Reparations Indian Residential Schools in Canada Basic Income (Wikipedia) HBO’s Watchmen (Wikipedia) Slavery reparations hearing ignites fiery debate in Congress (BBC) What reparations mean to one American family (Post Reports podcast) The First Reparations Attempt at an American College Comes From Its Students

Duration:01:00:00

Episode #29 - Foreheads on Social Media

1/27/2020
Show Notes and Links: AOC questions Mark Zuckerberg (YouTube) No one reported New Zealand mosque shooting video Facebook’s Ad Library Twitter to ban all political advertising 2020 presidential candidates top $100M in digital ad spending Elizabeth Warren: Here’s how we can break up Big Tech Where Warren’s Wrong TikTok (Wikipedia) Fake videos of real people with fake Obama (YouTube) YouTube is demonetizing some LGBT videos Vine - short video hosting (Wikipedia) Canadian troops help...

Duration:00:37:49

Episode #28 - Year End Review 2019

12/30/2019
Show Notes and Links: Basic Income (Wikipedia) Andrew Yang (Wikipedia) Lawsuit over cancellation of UBI (Global News) U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team Case for Equal Pay (The Atlantic) U.S. women’s soccer team deserves fair pay (Houston Chronicle) Thirty Meter Telescope (Wikipedia) Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea (Non-Profit) New poll shows steep decline in TMT support (KITV News) HBO’s Watchmen (YouTube trailer)

Duration:00:51:33

Episode #27 - Santa Quid Pro Quo

12/23/2019
Show Notes and Links: Santa Claus (Wikipedia) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Wikipedia) Christmas Tree (Wikipedia) Durian Fruit (Wikipedia) Candy Cane (Wikipedia) Kimba the White Lion (Wikipedia) Issac Newton (Wikipedia) Stonehenge (Wikipedia) Manhattanhenge (Wikipedia) Festivus for the rest of us (Wikipedia) Chrismukkah (Wikipedia) HumanLight (Wikipedia) My Brother, My Brother and Me (Wikipedia) Flying Spaghetti Monster (Wikipedia) A very atheist Christmas (Richard Dawkins...

Duration:00:55:26

Episode #26 - The Secret Life of Marcus Aurelius

12/9/2019
Show Notes and Links: Marcus Aurelius (Wikipedia)

Duration:00:40:08

Episode #25 - Sorry Listowel

11/10/2019
Show Notes and Links: Life Beyond Belief: A Preacher’s Deconversion (Amazon.ca) How my mind has changed (London Free Press) Leaving My Father’s Faith Flying Spaghetti Monster Listowel, Ontario Ex-Muslims of North America Quebec ban on religious symbols Karl Marx Richard Dawkins Vox Documentary: Cults, Explained (full episode) Religulous (documentary) Jesus Camp (documentary)

Duration:00:58:35

Episode #24 - Becoming a Non-Believer

10/20/2019
Show Notes and Links: Life Beyond Belief: A Preacher’s Deconversion (Amazon.ca) How my mind has changed (London Free Press) Humanist Association of London and Area (HALA)

Duration:00:29:49

Episode #23 - Smartphones, Video Games and Stories

9/8/2019
Show Notes and Links: iPhone origin story Clayton Christensen business professor US teenager wins $3 million as Fornite world champion Detroit: Become Human Episode #17 - Freedom Dividends The frustrating, enduring debate over video games, violence, and guns Pod Save America podcast Lessons from the Screenplay (YouTube) CineFix (YouTube) Nerdwriter (YouTube) Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Humanist Association of London and Area (HALA) Humanist Association of London and Area...

Duration:01:00:39

Episode #22 - Gays, Food, and Ticks

7/28/2019
Show Notes and Links: The Anthropocene Reviewed podcast by John Green Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Gay-Straight Alliances and Student Activism in Ontario Public Secular and Catholic High Schools Ethical eating Food Evolution - documentary Top Five Myths Of Genetically Modified Seeds, Busted (NPR) Episode #16 - Universal Basic Income Episode #17 - Freedom Dividends Lone Star Tick Alpha-gal Allergy Edible Insects Humanist Association of London and Area (HALA)

Duration:01:15:25

Episode #21 - Turning the Frogs Gay

7/14/2019
Show Notes and Links: With Friends Like These podcast The X-Files Flat Earthers YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Boom Behind the Curve documentary Older People Shared Fake News on Facebook More Than Others Snopes.com - fact-checking website Pizzagate Conspiracy Gay Bomb Canadian “gaydar” Hairy Spider Monkey on Mars Factbox: From polonium to a poisoned umbrella Is this lobster really writing numbers with a pen? JOIN US for the Pride Parade (2019) Humanist Association of London...

Duration:00:58:56

Episode #20 - Conspiracy Theories

6/23/2019
Show Notes and Links: List of conspiracy theories The X-Files Conspiracy Rising: Conspiracy Thinking and American Public Life Illuminati New World Order Among the Truthers Michael Shermer - Scientific American Snopes.com - fact checking website Streisand Effect JOIN US for the Pride Parade (2019) Humanist Association of London and Area (HALA)

Duration:00:41:03

Episode #19 - Composting Humans

6/9/2019
Show Notes and Links: Episode #18 - Out on a Limb Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Climate Gate Conspiracy Washington set to become 1st state to allow 'human composting' Ontario's Official Logo Looks Like 3 Men In A Hot Tub Young people suing U.S. government over climate change get their day in court Australia's Conservative Coalition Wins Surprise Third Term After Close Election Costs of Ontario climate plan would be double Liberal carbon tax, raise household costs Nuclear...

Duration:00:55:16

Episode #18 - Out on a Limb

5/26/2019
Show Notes and Links: ReForest London Ontario tree-planting program dodges axe for a year Million Tree Challenge Humanist Association of London and Area (HALA)

Duration:00:42:40

Episode #17 - Freedom Dividends

5/12/2019
Show Notes and Links: Universal Basic Income Explained (YouTube) Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend Finland’s basic income trial boosts happiness but not employment Mincome (experimental guaranteed annual income) Alaska Permanent Fund Jessie Golem’s Humans of Basic Income Meet the Canadian doctor who prescribes money to low-income patients Humanist Association of London and Area (HALA)

Duration:00:50:49

Episode #16 - Universal Basic Income

4/20/2019
Show Notes and Links: Basic Income (Wikipedia) Universal Basic Income Explained (YouTube) Ontario Basic Income Pilot (Ontario Government) Ontario’s basic income pilot to end March 2019 (CBC) Humanist Association of London and Area (HALA)

Duration:00:26:31

Episode #15 - Super Intelligent Squid

4/15/2019
Show Notes and Links: Split Brain, Undivided Consciousness? The Origin of Consciousness (YouTube) Love, Death & Robots Yes, the Octopus Is Smart as Heck. Buy Why? 10% Brain Myth Humanist Association of London and Area (HALA)

Duration:00:34:36

Episode #14 - Left Brain, Right Brain

3/16/2019
Show Notes and Links: Dr. Wilder Penfield (Wikipedia) Heritage Minutes: Wilder Penfield (YouTube) Split Brain (Wikipedia) Split brain behavioral experiments (YouTube) Who’s in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain Humanist Association of London and Area (HALA)

Duration:00:37:27

Episode #13 - Meatbags vs Machines

3/10/2019
Show Notes and Links: Artificial Intelligence Elon Musk on Artificial Intelligence (SXSW YouTube) Deepfake The AI text generator that’s too dangerous to make public This Person Does Note Exist Is this photo real? AI gets better at faking images The Trolley Problem Would you sacrifice a human to save a robot? Death of Elaine Herzberg by a Self-Driving Car Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxy Collision Addition Video: Humans Need Not Apply (YouTube) Humanist Association of London and...

Duration:01:14:13