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The Legion of Reason Podcast brings into sharp focus the intersection of society and skepticism. Topics range from religions attempting to impose dogma, to the threat modern social justice can pose to individual rights and freedoms, to the measurable harm pseudoscience can cause. We broadcast LIVE every second Sunday evening at 8:30 pm MT on Facebook Live and YouTube, and audio episodes appear on podcatchers such as iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Stitcher shortly thereafter. Check our schedule for upcoming live sessions and their topics du jour. We even have a toll-free number for you to phone in!

The Legion of Reason Podcast brings into sharp focus the intersection of society and skepticism. Topics range from religions attempting to impose dogma, to the threat modern social justice can pose to individual rights and freedoms, to the measurable harm pseudoscience can cause. We broadcast LIVE every second Sunday evening at 8:30 pm MT on Facebook Live and YouTube, and audio episodes appear on podcatchers such as iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Stitcher shortly thereafter. Check our schedule for upcoming live sessions and their topics du jour. We even have a toll-free number for you to phone in!
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The Legion of Reason Podcast brings into sharp focus the intersection of society and skepticism. Topics range from religions attempting to impose dogma, to the threat modern social justice can pose to individual rights and freedoms, to the measurable harm pseudoscience can cause. We broadcast LIVE every second Sunday evening at 8:30 pm MT on Facebook Live and YouTube, and audio episodes appear on podcatchers such as iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Stitcher shortly thereafter. Check our schedule for upcoming live sessions and their topics du jour. We even have a toll-free number for you to phone in!

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Episodes

US Abortion Laws, Harvard Dean Let Go, Pastor Kills 27 in Africa, Ramadan Etiquette, and MORE!

5/21/2019
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For episode 257, Monday, May 20, 2019... Quack Tracts.... Germany may adopt fining parents who refuse to vaccinate their children http://tiny.cc/t4sw6y Kentucky teen anti-vaxxer contracts gets poetic justice when he contracts chicken pox http://tiny.cc/75sw6y Ontario court rules doctors can't impeded access to medical assistance in dying services by refusing to make referrals http://tiny.cc/36sw6y South African preacher Ruffus Phala urges congregants to embibe 'jik' - essentially bleach - to...

Duration:02:50:27

Guest Colin Wright

5/6/2019
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For episode 256, Sunday, May 5, 2019... Evolutionary biologist Colin Wright joins us to talk about evo, the new science denialism from the left, trans women in sport and sex differences in behavior. Colin is an Eberly Fellow at the Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University.

Duration:01:41:21

Attacks in Sri Lanka, Cockroach visits Winnipeg, more Brunei stoning penalty stuff, and MORE!

4/30/2019
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For Episode 255, April 28, 2019: Eye on Islam... Of course we'll talk about the Islamist attacks in Sri Lanka. Linda "Cockroach" Sarsour was invited to speak in Winnipeg, but the city's mayor Brian Bowman is demanding she be disinvited. The Sadistic Sultan of Brunei defends signing the death penalty by stoning for homosexuality and adultery into law against its European critics, writing that there is a high bar for finding someone guilty. Cuz yeah. That's what the problem is, not that these...

Duration:02:02:54

Atheists are the REAL X-Men, Pope fights abuse in spiritual combat, "Woke" nonsense, Brunei legislat

4/8/2019
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Episode 254, for April 7, 2019.... A paper published Evolutionary Psychological Science claims atheists are really X-Men! (X-Men? Not very woke, is it?) The Regressive Left Files... Speaking of "woke"... New York Times op piece "I broke up with her because she's white" - how being woke is a barrier to interracial relationships. We comment on the Jussie Smollett debacle... Quebec government tables a bill banning public employees from wearing religious symbols. At least this time they moved...

Duration:02:45:21

New Zealand hate crime and reaciton, Proactive vaccination strategies, More Catholic scandal

3/25/2019
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The elephant in the room... We look at the horrific hate crime in New Zealand. This was a heinous act. But the reaction of the regressive left won't leave it alone, and we look at some of the reactions indicative of what Gad Saad has called "collective munchausen syndrome". Catholic Watch The state of West Virginia is suing a diocese, charging they knowingly employed pedophile priests. Alain de la Morandais demonstrates his pedophilic propensities and child molestation apologetics on a...

Duration:01:50:01

Cardinal Pell in prison, Homeopathy 'aid' group defunded, NZ blasphemy law repealed, and more!

3/11/2019
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For March 10, 2019.... Catholic Watch.... Cardinal Pell makes prison his new home after he was found guilty on all 5 charges laid against him in the sexual abuse of two choir boys 22 years ago. Not to be outdone, the archbishop of Lyon, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, was found guilty for failing to report allegations of sexual abuse. Police in Costa Rica raid the offices of the Archdiocese of San José and the Costa Rican bishops' conference as part of their investigation of two predatory...

Duration:01:14:06

SIS fighters pine for home, nun abuse, Clarks sentencing, and more!

3/7/2019
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For episode 251.... Quack Tract A "Down Under" chiropractor is fined $30k for claims he made of his profession curing cancer. Not enough, I say, but still good news. What about up here in the Great White North? Hundreds protest in Washington for the "right" to not vaccinate their children. Organizers of an upcoming "natural health" (as if there's an "unnatural health"...) conference on Toronto have canceled the appearance of prominent anti-vaxxer Del Bigtree. Sentencing hearings have...

Duration:02:59:43

Asia Bibi headed to Canada; Vatican official resigns over sex abuse allegations; and more!

2/4/2019
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For February 3, 2019.... Eye on Islam... Asia Bibi, recently acquitted on charges of that fictitious crime blasphemy, is likely headed to Canada. Let's see... Canada's middle finger extended to the Barbaric State of Saudi Arabia - check. Canada's middle finger extended to Pakistan - check. Who's next? February 1st is World Hijab Day. Screw that. When these women take off their hijabs in support of their sisters in the Middle East or in families living in the western world whose values are...

Duration:01:33:33

Stephans lose legal fee battle; Your Ward News convicted of hate speech; Was rapey priest shuffled around Alberta?

1/28/2019
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For January 27, 2018.... Christmas came late for me (or really, really early), as we learn that Justin Trudeau has unexpectedly replaced Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould with David Lametti. Quack Tracks A judge has ruled that the Stephans will not have their legal fees paid for by the Province of Alberta. The Regressive Left Files Comedian Zach Poitras has been denied a spot to perform at the Université du Québec à Montréal. The reason? He's white and has dreadlocks. The event, the...

Duration:01:38:17

Rahaf Al-Qunun arrives in Canada; Women in KSA notified of divorce by text message; German cardinal blames homosexuality for sex abuse scandal, and more!

1/14/2019
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On our plate for this episode…. **Eye on Islam** While on vacation with her family in Kuwait, 18-year old Rahaf al-Qunun escaped in a bid to seek asylum in Australia. Detained by Thai authorities at the request of the Barbaric State, social media put pressure on Thai immigration officials to rescind their original decision to repatriate her into the clutches of her patriarchal family. Now she’s on her way to Canada, and that makes me very proud of this great nation. In an era where social...

Duration:01:40:13

Nuns rock Vegas with stolen cash; Blasphemy law gone; Alberta Health Minister feels heat over Covenant Health

12/24/2018
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In this episode: The big new is that Canada no longer has a blasphemy law on its books. Bill C-51 passed in the Senate 49-17, with 26 abstentions, and has received Royal Assent. Catholic Watch Local priest and vicar of Catholic education Jerome Lavigne claims the rainbow flag flown at city hall earlier this year is the work of none other than Satan. We learn, despite the gag order on the trial, that Cardinal Pell has been convicted on charges of sexual abuse of minors and plans to appeal the...

Duration:01:29:28

David Stephan wants court costs covered; Rania Youssef 'incites debauchery' in Cairo

12/14/2018
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In Quack Track… David Stephan wants the province of Alberta to dish out $4M for his pending re-trial on charges of failing to provide the necessaries of life for his young son Ezekiel. In Eye on Islam… Actress Rania Youssef has been accused of ‘inciting debauchery’ for her dress at the Cairo Film Festival, the […]

Duration:01:40:53

Guest Brian Dalton

12/1/2018
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Brian Dalton, known in our circles as “Mr. Deity”, joins us for an interview, and has graciously agreed to help us out with a few stories that have crossed our radar. In American Theocracy Today… Aspiring missionary John Chau picks the wrong place to evangelize. But don’t worry, his evangelical group has forgiven the tribe […]

Duration:02:05:01

Potpourri with Kevin Sawatzky

11/2/2018
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In ‘Catholic Watch’… Britain’s Supreme Court rules that refusing to put LGBT-supportive messages on cakes is not discriminatory. Ireland votes on repealing its blasphemy law this past Friday. We’ll tell you the results. Doreen Nowicki, an elderly woman with ALS and a patient under the care of Catholic-run Covenant Health, was forced to be moved […]

Duration:02:22:30

Potpourri

10/2/2018
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In Catholic Watch…. They should have named the hurricane about to hit the shores of Virginia ‘Francis’ in honor of the Catholic Church’s destructive power. How long has the predatory priest problem gone on, and only now Francis is convening a meeting of bishops to discuss what to do moving forward? But he continually shows […]

Duration:01:36:20

The Glyphosate Manufacturesy – Guest Robert Wager

9/17/2018
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Recent events have given the weed killer glyphosate a rough ride. The WHO’s International Agency for Cancer Research reclassified it as a “probable carcinogen” in 2015. Last month a California state court awarded $289 million to Dewayne Johnson who claimed his terminal case of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was caused by the herbicde. This past week a […]

Duration:02:00:00

Potpourri

8/29/2018
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Topics for this episode include: In Catholic Watch…. We address the elephant in the room, the recent Pennsylvania grand jury report on sexual abuse by predatory priests and their subsequent cover up by bishops. The report identified 301 predatory priests, and that’s just one diocese. The report is chilling in its descriptions of the worst […]

Duration:02:12:12

Potpourri

8/7/2018
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Topics for this episode include: In The American Theocracy Today…. If you needed any more evidence that the US is a theocracy, look no further than Jeff Sessions’ announcement of the creation of a ‘religious liberty task force’ which which will ensure the religious have the freedom to impose their religion on everyone by crushing […]

Duration:02:49:43

Guest Susan Gerbic

7/24/2018
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Skeptic extraordinaire Susan Gerbic joins us to talk about her work in skepticism and how she came to be a skeptic.

Duration:01:56:44

Potpourri

7/17/2018
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We delve into a variety of topics, including the success of Australia’s program to get parents to vaccinate their children; the Vatican is making guidelines for selling churches, while the Church of England seeks the protection of the Crown to prevent such ownership changes (while simultaneously building new ones); a woman in Tehran is sentenced […]

Duration:01:23:22