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With a few regulars and the occasional guest we intend to tackle current events, issues surrounding science, religion and politics from a skeptical, critical thinking point of view.

With a few regulars and the occasional guest we intend to tackle current events, issues surrounding science, religion and politics from a skeptical, critical thinking point of view.
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With a few regulars and the occasional guest we intend to tackle current events, issues surrounding science, religion and politics from a skeptical, critical thinking point of view.

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English


Episodes

Point of Inquiry with Kavin Senapathy

11/17/2018
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In this episode of the Skeptic Studio Cory, Sarah, Rene, and Dave talk to Kavin Senapathy. Kavin is very well known in skeptical circles for her blogs and her book The Fear Babe: Shattering Vani Hari's Glass House. Kavin and the crew talk about the state of skepticism and some recent events that make it seem like some parts of the skeptic movement are a little out of touch. Here are some links for her...

Duration:01:12:07

Extremists: From Sovereign Citizens to Incels with Dr. Edwin Hodge

11/14/2018
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In this episode of The Skeptic Studio Cory talked to Dr. Edwin Hodge from the University of Victoria in British Colombia. They discussed various extremist groups, some links between ways they approach the world, and some of the history behind them. Here is a link to the last time Cory talked to Dr. Hodge https://www.brainstormblog.net/the-hardcore-skeptic-examines/2017/5/21/an-academic-talks-social-justice You may also find Cory's interview with David Neiwert interesting and relevant to...

Duration:01:12:17

Late Night Coffee and Prayers with Michael L. Smith

11/11/2018
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In this episode of Skeptic Voices I talked to Michael Smith from the Poorly Summarized podcast. He was on The Skeptic Studio in the past and I thought it would a lot of fun to talk to him again. He's a good guy and we had a great chat about a lot of things. You can find Michael on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. https://www.facebook.com/michael.l.smith.391 https://twitter.com/probablyforsale https://www.instagram.com/goodlordzilla/?hl=en For anything else you can contact us at...

Duration:01:03:38

Happy Canadian 420!

11/9/2018
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In this episode of Shift To Reason Radio Cory, Lisa, Rene, and Dave talk about a bunch of stuff but most importantly they talk about the day that pot became legal and some of the issues that brought up. Here are all the links for stories Woo Report Rene’s Story - https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/evw7ne/tom-delonges-ufo-organization-is-37-million-in-debt Dave’s Story- https://www.popsci.com/polygraph-test-science Lisa’s Story - ...

Duration:01:02:27

What's The Deal With Rape Culture?

11/6/2018
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In this episode of the Rectable, Cory, Rene, Lisa, and Dave talk about Elizabeth Warren and her supposedly Indigenous ancestry, some of the recent right wing terror attacks, and a new segment called What's the Deal. This time around for What's the Deal we talk about rape culture. Hint: It's bad. Here are some resources for these...

Duration:01:05:08

American Right Wing Extremism with David Neiwert

11/2/2018
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As soon as I listened to his book, Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in Trump's America, I knew that I wanted to talk to David Neiwert. He has covered far right extremists for various news outlets for decades and has written about hate crimes and extremist groups for a long time as well. In this episode I talked to him about the extremist right, some of the history of them, and how that plays into current events. It was a very interesting chat and I think David does a great job of...

Duration:01:09:13

Space Related Things with Dr. Jillian Scudder

10/30/2018
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In this episode of The Skeptic Studio, Cory, Rene, Lisa, and Dave talked to Dr. Jillian Scudder who is an author, a blogger, and assistant professor at Oberlin College about space, education, and the mix of science and politics. Here are some links to her content https://www.jillianscudder.com/ https://astroquizzical.com/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillianscudder/#5f566b84216b http://astroquizzical.tumblr.com/ https://amzn.to/2q18Ktb Here is a link to listener Ivan's critiques of...

Duration:01:12:49

Womansplaining and Manspreading

10/26/2018
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In this episode of Shift to Reason Radio we talk about some seriously WTF!? stories, some Woo, some science, and some politics. A little bit of everything from Cory, Sarah, Lisa, Angela, and Dave. Plus we had a lot of fun with the Discord chat so make sure to join us for live shows and chat with us while listening live. Here are the links for the stories WTF Dave’s Story -...

Duration:01:21:14

Civility?

10/22/2018
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In this episode of the Rectable Cory, Angela, Lisa, Sarah, and Dave talk about the whether we should act in a civil way to those we disagree with in politics. I don't have any source links for this episode. For anything else you can contact us at mail@brainstormblog.net You can follow the show on twitter @brainstormpod, check out the facebook page at facebook.com/brainstormpodcast, or join our discussion group, search for The Brainstorm Podcast Discussion Group...

Duration:00:52:27

Confirmation Bias with Kevin from TWIN

10/19/2018
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Sorry this isn't as early as I wanted it to be. Life has been crazy In this episode of The Skeptic Studio Cory, Angela, Lisa, Sarah, and the amazing Dave talked to Kevin from This Week In News and This Week In History with Kevin and Benedict. The topics ranged from silly to serious and back again. Some links for Kevin's content http://kevinandbenedict.com/ https://www.facebook.com/kevinandbenedict/ https://twitter.com/kevandbenedict Kevin sent a link for one of the things we talked...

Duration:01:12:53

Grievance Studies with HJ Hornbeck

10/15/2018
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In this episode of The Skeptic Studio, Cory talked to HJ Hornbeck who has done quite a bit of writing for his blog on the recent attempted hoax by Peter Boghossian, James Lindsay, and Helen Pluckrose. We go through some of the reasons it didn't quite prove as much as they think it did. Here are some...

Duration:01:05:29

Orgasmyths and Monsters

10/12/2018
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In this installment of the Shift To Reason Radio, Cory, Lisa, Sarah, Dan, and the always amazing Dave talk about religious people who see monsters and are fooled by doctored photos, the impact of crowdfunding on quack cancer cures, myths about hysteria treatments, and the chicken pox vaccine being important. There's also the new Crackpot Audio segment. Here are the links Crackpot Audio Paul Joseph Watson (right wing crackpot) defends musician Michale Graves from those evil leftists who...

Duration:01:27:38

Not Quite Coffee with Stephanie Zvan

10/10/2018
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In the first episode of Skeptic Voices in a long time I talked to Stephanie Zvan a couple days after her birthday. We talked about Secular Women Work, organizing conferences, and politics. You can follow Stephanie on Twitter and on her blog https://the-orbit.net/almostdiamonds/ https://twitter.com/szvan For anything else you can contact us at mail@brainstormblog.net You can follow the show on twitter @brainstormpod, check out the facebook page at facebook.com/brainstormpodcast, or join...

Duration:01:01:46

Pissing People Off with Dusty Smith

10/8/2018
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In this episode of The Skeptic Studio; Cory, Lisa, Dan, Sarah, and the always amazing Dave talk to the one and only Dusty Smith about how he became an atheist, how he became interested in creating videos, and why nobody should be sending unsolicited dick pics. Here are some links https://www.youtube.com/user/CultOfDusty http://www.cultofdusty.com/ https://www.facebook.com/cultofdusty https://www.instagram.com/cultofdusty/ For anything else you can contact us at...

Duration:01:16:05

Of Course We Talked About Brett Kavanaugh

10/5/2018
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The next couple episodes are going to be a little out of our normal order because this Kavanaugh episode is much more poignant if we have it out first. You can expect he Dusty Smith interview to be out soon and the next Shift To Reason Radio to be out after that. In this one Cory, Lisa, Sarah, Dan, and the amazing Dave talk about the hearings to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a justice on the Supreme Court of the United States and the very troubling way that these hearings were carried out and...

Duration:00:57:13

Selling Bulls**t

10/1/2018
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In this episode of the Shift To Reason Radio Cory, Rene, guest host Rob, and the so amazing he can be on the panel while also doing the sound work Dave talk about some harm caused by religion, some good news finally coming from GOOP, probiotic yogurt not doing what people think it does, and a study that connects pot with schizophrenia. Here are some links Religious Nuttery Rob’s Story -...

Duration:00:52:44

Sports, Politics, and Society

9/28/2018
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In this episode of The Rectable, Cory, Rene, guest host Rob, and the always amazing Dave talk about the recent issues surrounding sports celebrities and their impact on society. Here are some related...

Duration:00:47:53

The Earthbound Parent with Richard A Conn Jr.

9/24/2018
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In this installment of The Skeptic Studio Cory, Rene, the doubly amazing Dave, and guest co-host Rob Ray of the Original Motto Project interview Richard A Conn Jr. who is the author of the book The Earthbound Parent (How and Why To Raise Your Little Angels Without Religion) Here are some links for Richard and his content https://www.facebook.com/TheEarthboundParent/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf8hvm3AjUcuzzuTUXpOIjQ https://amzn.to/2oUK8BJ http://www.eurasiadvisors.com/ Here...

Duration:01:25:25

How Is Anyone Still Catholic?

9/21/2018
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Sorry about how late these are but here's the Shift to Reason Radio segment from the August 31st recording. Cory, Lisa, Leo, and Rene talk about the grand jury report on the Catholic church in Pennsylvania, GOOP coming to Canada, blue light's effects on the eyes, and race and DNA. Religious Nuttery Cory’s Story -...

Duration:00:59:44

Speaking Ill of the Dead

9/18/2018
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John McCain died and everyone was talking about it, and him for nearly a week (which may as well be a year in the attention span of modern society). In this Rectable session the crew figured they'd hash it out and see where they all stood. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_John_McCain For anything else you can contact us at mail@brainstormblog.net Follow the show on twitter @brainstormpod, check out the facebook page at facebook.com/brainstormpodcast, or join our...

Duration:00:32:42