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Truth and Effective Altruism with Darren McKee

Truth and Effective Altruism with Darren McKee

Hi and welcome to the Brainstorm Podcast Skeptic Studio where we do interviews, major topics, and news related to skepticism and atheism. I’m Cory and my panel tonight are Destin, Leo, Lisa, and Rene, with the always amazing Dave doing sound. We’re here in Roman Empire studios in Regina, Saskatchewan and today is February 3rd, 2017. We broadcast live at 8:30 pm Central Standard Time every second Friday on Spreaker.com Tonight’s guest is Darren Mckee, one of the hosts of The Reality Check; Canada’s foremost podcast on science and skepticism.

Controversy within CFI after Calgary Pride decision

There have been some recent events that caused a bit of dissent among members of CFI Calgary, our local CFI Regina, and the national CFI Canada regarding support of Calgary Pride. I thought that I would gather up some of the posts, links, and information and provide it for anyone interested.

 

First, the Calgary Pride parade decided to tell the Calgary Police Service that they wouldn't let them march in uniform because of the impact that can have on POC and other groups who feel threatened by uniformed, organized police. This was a decision that took over 12 months and multiple meetings and was supported by the CPS.

http://www.calgarypride.ca/press-releases/lea-participation-2017/


 

CFI Calgary, without getting approval from CFI Canada, issued a statement about their decision not to participate in Pride,  essentially pulling their support and making a public declaration about it. https://www.facebook.com/cficalgary/posts/10155435901251136

 

Calgary Pride issued a response (copied from a public comment on CFI Calgary’s original post)
 

A reply from Calgary Pride - Trevor Ashcroft, Treasurer & Director of Administration:

 

Thank you for your feedback. Your voice is heard and appreciated. This decision was made after careful dialogue between Calgary Police Services, and Voices.

 

Our intention is to provide space for members of the Calgary Police force, while ensuring that marginalized Trans, People of Colour and Indigenous individuals feel safe attending the event. We have asked CPS to represent themselves in a manner conducive to our goal of providing safe space to this marginalized part of our community for which they agreed to in the spirit of ally ship, continued mutual respect and education. To be clear, the police are not banned from participating. The optics of their participation has been mutually adjusted to remove institutional representation such as their uniform, weapons and marked vehicles. These meetings between Calgary Pride, VOICES and CPS took place multiple times over a 12 month period. It was with careful thought and consideration that we reached our mutual decision.

 

We encourage and applaud their presence at the parade.

 

Your feedback is being collected, alongside the feedback of others for further review by the board.
 


 

A letter was then issued by some Calgary secularists with support from CFI Regina stating disappointment in the decision. The Regina Executive Board voted unanimously to support this letter as we felt that it was warranted where the statement by CFI Calgary was not.

 

This is the letter:

 

To The Calgary Centre For Inquiry,

We who have sent this letter are doing so to inform you that we were gravely disappointed in your decision to withdraw from the Calgary Pride Parade this year. Your letter betrays a profound ignorance regarding the arguments against police uniforms in Pride. We find ourselves wondering whether you bothered to “inquire” about them at all.

Your statement that you support “science, reason, human rights, and secular values” is contradicted by your decision to ignore the overwhelming evidence that currently, police services in Alberta and Canada do not “[support the] freedom of speech and safety “of queer people of color. Currently, they are active aggressors against queer people of color.

This has nothing to do with individual officers and this is not a case of a few “bad apples”. Anyone attempting to frame the argument that way is deliberately deflecting. Racism is institutionalized in our justice system and that system actively works to protect those within it who do perpetrate racist acts.
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1057567715586833

http://rmcla.ca/…/Police_Carding_in_Calgary_Backgrounder.pdf   

http://www.progressalberta.ca/the_proof

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-police-officers-assault-trial-othen-humfrey-sandalack-video-released-1.4257734

People of color are disproportionately targeted by police in Alberta. They are also far less likely to be given protection and justice when they are the victims of crime, as evidenced by the issue of MMIW. Currently, rather than acknowledge these issues and work to fix them, representatives within the police services have simply denied reality. In many cases, the issue has even been framed as some kind of mutual distrust that both parties are responsible for fixing, ignoring the fact that only one group has a massive amount of institutional power and a societal obligation to a high standard of conduct, regardless of circumstances.

Pride Parades today are a result of queer people of color resisting police. The fact that white LGBTQA+ folks are supported by law enforcement now is not an indication of successful acceptance of the LGBTQA2S+ community as a whole, and queer people of color are not obligated to make space for aggressors within their movement. Furthermore, police are required to protect peoples’ rights and safety. Doing so is not some special favor they bestow upon people; it is literally the bare minimum requirement of their job, and it does not entitle them to an official presence within the parade.

Disallowing uniforms is not discrimination: https://www.chrc-ccdp.gc.ca/eng/content/what-discrimination ,

and the fact that your organization has chosen to defend clothing over marginalized people is extremely disheartening, particularly in the wake of the events in Charlottesville, VA, as well as several extremely racist events in Alberta. With irrefutable evidence that White Supremacy is alive and well, it falls to those of us who oppose it to actually ACT in opposition to it. Denouncing racism is meaningless when our actions uphold the systems that perpetuate it.

As members of the secular community, it is our obligation to inform you that your decision is harmful to us as a whole. Queer people of color do not want to attend events or give their time and money to groups who dismiss their voices and experiences, most especially when the evidence of what they are saying is overwhelming, and the group is one that prides itself on using a scientific approach. Given the fact that so many communities of color tend to be very religious, we fail our fellow atheists spectacularly when we do not ensure that our spaces are inclusive to them.

CFI Calgary’s decision has done damage to the atheist community of Alberta. We expect you to take immediate steps to mitigate this damage, beginning by upholding your organizations own values.

“CFI Canada values science, rational thought and critical thinking; we strive to ensure our actions are informed and directed by evidence and sound decision-making procedures. “

Your chapter needs to be better informed on the subject of racism in the Canadian justice system, instead of pretending that it is simply a thing of the past.

 

Following that the Centre for Inquiry Canada issued a statement of retraction regarding the Calgary branch’s original letter.
https://www.facebook.com/CFICanada/posts/10155489294707211

In the wake of this criticism, some perhaps very harsh; Helen, who was acting head of the Calgary branch decided to step down.

At this time, for some reason the Calgary based Legion of Reason Diversion Podcast issued its own statement.
https://www.facebook.com/LegionOfReason/posts/1230029103775508?hc_location=ufi
 

In it they make some rather harsh statements about CFI Canada retracting Calgary’s letter but not admonishing the Regina branch for supporting the letter from CFI Calgary members who were not on side with Helen.  They proclaim to not accept the evidence of institutionalized racism. Even though institutionalized racism is an accepted fact among experts in the social sciences and is backed by multiple veins of evidence. I’ll leave that for you to judge on your own though. It seems to me that this shows a total lack of understanding of how social science is conducted and is the sociology equivalent to creationism or climate change denial.

 

The branch leader of CFI Regina commented on that post

Aiight, I'll chime in. I'm the current branch leader of CFI Regina. Like it or not, this was a policy statement by CFI Calgary. If they chose not to participate and said nothing, nobody would have cared. Incidentally, CFI Regina also did not officially have an entry in this year's Regina Pride parade due to the majority of its members, who marched with CFI in the past, marching with other organizations.

 

As such, a policy statement *should* (even as a matter of courtesy) be sent out to other branches and CFIC beforehand because it does affect us all. Because we are a part of a larger organization, as you mentioned, a policy statement on our public pages implies CFIC approval. Furthermore, I reached out to Helen to try to speak to her about it before this letter went out. It was time sensitive and she could not make time before the letter went out. I reached out to all CFIC members/exec that I was aware of, and was only able to ascertain that they had not approved her message either at an organizational level. I've met Helen before and found her to be quite intelligent, articulate, and pleasant and I still feel the same way about her today. I did delay the issuance of the CFI Regina support on that letter from Calgary Secularists, but it was beyond my control after a certain period of time. I supported the content, but wanted to wait until I spoke to Helen in case I was missing something.

 

My personal opinion is that CFI Calgary did mishandle this situation, as did CPS. If CPS marched before wearing uniforms with "no problem", that is fine. But if the LGBT community in Calgary has gained the strength to stand up and say that it makes them (even a small portion of them, ie VOICES) uncomfortable, the correct response from CPS is, "We understand and respect your position. We will go plain clothes and continue to show our support for as long as necessary to make proper reparations for the inappropriate actions of the police service in years past." It is my understanding that CPS agreed to go plain clothes. So why is CFI Calgary being offended on their behalf? Are they amplifying voices from CPS who told them that they weren't in favour of CPS's own decision? is that their place to do so?

 

Remember, marching in or attending a Pride Parade is an easy way of supporting the LGBTQ community. Being allowed to advertise your organization in the parade*, is a way of the LGBTQ community supporting YOU. That support from the LGBTQ community should be earned, not demanded. *(whether by showing a company logo, displaying political party emblems, or wearing a uniform)

 

The (not so) veiled threats against CFIC are in my opinion, unwarranted and unneeded. CFIC does great things both here and abroad and atheists, secularists, freethinkers, and agnostics benefit from having a national organization that can do things that we can't do alone. Going back to our group-think mentality in basements of night clubs may feel better, but won't really challenge anyone to grow and change as an individual, and would likely continue the atheist movement as being very white cis male dominated. I say that as a white cis male with privileges.

 

So in conclusion, yes CFI Regina is full of reasonable, rational social justice warriors and I hope to keep it that way. Social justice still values empowerment. I share Bill's frustration with vitriol towards speakers or organizers for any little thing, but I'd rather have them express their frustrations than internalize them as their fault, or leave the group. Every speaker at an event has held problematic beliefs at one time or another, it's all about how we/they change and grow and hopefully those speakers can be viewed by their most recent body of work. I too see problems with the platforming/deplatforming debate, free speech in Universities, gender equality, and other problems plaguing the atheist movement. We don't get better by going back to our basements.

 

I hope we can all continue our discussions respectfully and get past this to keep fighting for the greater causes of secularism, humanism, equality, and justice for all.

Upon hearing that a couple of the Pride organizers agreed with them and decided to start an alternative Pride where the police can wear their uniforms they declared victory in Trumpian style insulting those organizations they disagree with.

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A couple hours after this last post by LoRD, David Ince posted on the CFI Calgary Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/cficalgary/posts/10155459476286136

I wrote this blog as a response to the various happenings surrounding this issue to help inform, and specifically because my local CFI branch was called out by the LoRD podcast. This isn’t intended to speak for CFI Regina in any way and is, for the most part just a report of the facts as they happened.

I, personally was very disappointed in the decision by Calgary CFI and I’ve said as much in comments sections. I don’t care to spend time calling names or engaging with science denial but I haven’t been a fan of the Legion of Reason in a long time because of their stance on social issues and their biased coverage of the incidents on college campuses. It is my view that their opinions are on the wrong side of the evidence and that they had no business calling out CFI Canada or CFI Regina. That said,  I’m going to share a couple more perspectives on the situation from my fellow Regina CFI members.

David Richards – member of CFI Regina said on his facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/david.richards.58555/posts/10155520292026291

Marching in or attending a Pride Parade is an easy way of supporting the LGBTQ community.

Being allowed to advertise* your organization in the parade, is a way of the LGBTQ community supporting YOU.

That support from the LGBTQ community should be earned, not demanded.

*(whether by showing a company logo, displaying political party emblems, or wearing a uniform)

 

James B.  – member of CFI Regina said in a message*

This shouldn't just be brushed off as "not participating" since they deliberately wrote a carefully worded letter.

I think a major thing they are missing, is that the decision we had a problem with was not that they didn't participate in the parade it's that they also published an open letter in criticism of the parade's decision thereby taking the side of CPS and essentially staging a little protest/boycott over the decision to ban police in uniform. There's disagreeing with pride's decision, and then there's disagreeing with it SO MUCH that you have to write an open letter to, I dunno, show how pro-police you are, or something?

I just don't see the big deal. If I was with a particular employer, and said "hey, I'd like to march in the pride parade with a few of our co-workers. We can even bring a banner to show the company's support" ,and someone said, "Well actually, did you know your CEO contributes money to hard right candidates with strong anti-gay viewpoints? We're not that cool with your company actually. Please join our march but do not do so representing your company", I'd say "ok, that makes perfect sense, I'll be there.", and I sure wouldn't want or need CFI trying to be my white knight and boycott the parade in protest.

 

In summary, here we are with a group who is upset with a decision that Pride organizers made so they decided not to participate but not just, not participate. They also chose to write a public letter to Pride chastising them for their decision. The decision was something that one can understand even if I disagree with it. Writing the letter went too far. They did so without consulting CFI National and without discussing it with any other CFI branches. Some members of their group were frustrated and disappointed and wrote a new, public letter expressing their feelings on the subject. CFI Regina supported that letter publicly. CFI Canada published a retraction of the Calgary letter. The CFI Calgary branch leader steps down, then the Legion of Reason Diversion podcast went on to criticize CFI Canada for the retraction and CFI Regina for standing against the Calgary branch’s very unnecessary letter. The whole thing could have been avoided if CFI Calgary had simply not participated rather than grandstanding their disapproval of the Pride decision all over their public page.

Finally, I leave you with a quote from another Canadian podcaster and activist, Ian Bushfield when he shared the CFI Calgary letter on his facebook page.

A skeptic group vocally sides with police over the express decision of the LGBTQ community. Don't agree with Pride's decision? Don't attend, but don't try to pretend you're a bigger ally to the LGBTQ community than the people actually organizing the march.

 

 

Cory Johnston
host of the Brainstorm podcast and The Hardcore Skeptic Examines

Inquiring Seriously with Thomas Smith

Inquiring Seriously with Thomas Smith

January 20, 2017 Brainstorm Episode 63 - Skeptic Studio Episode 9

Hi and welcome to the Brainstorm Podcast Skeptic Studio where we do interviews, major topics, and news related to skepticism and atheism. I’m Cory and my panel tonight are Destin, Angela, Leo, Lisa, and Rene, with the always amazing Dave doing sound. We’re here in Roman Empire studios in Regina, Saskatchewan and today is January 20, 2017. You can listen live every second Friday at 8:30 pm Central Standard Time on Spreaker and you can get full length ad free episodes by becoming a patron at patreon.com/brainstormpodcast. Tonight’s guest is one of my favorite podcasters and is the host of some of the best podcasts out there. Thomas Smith hosts Serious Inquiries Only, Opening Arguments and Comedy Shoe Shine

Divisions in the Atheist Movement/Getting to Know the Crew part 1

Divisions in the Atheist Movement/Getting to Know the Crew part 1

January 6, 2017 Episode 62

Hi and welcome to the Brainstorm Podcast Skeptic Studio where we do interviews, major topics, and news related to skepticism and atheism. I’m Cory and my panel tonight are Angela, Leo, and Rene, with the always amazing Dave doing sound. We’re here in Roman Empire studios in Regina, Saskatchewan and today is January 6, 2017. If you want to support Brainstorm you can do so by becoming a patron atpatreon.com/brainstormpodcast, by starting a free trial with audible at audibletrial.com/brainstorm or by shopping at our Amazon store. Our guest tonight is an atheist blogger, podcast host, a millennial, and an SJW so you just know he’s trying to destroy the world. Jeremiah Traeger aka The Prophet Jeremiah is co-host on the SJW Circlejerk and frequent guest on No Religion Required. 

The PC Lie with Marissa Alexa McCool

The PC Lie with Marissa Alexa McCool

December 22, 2016 Episode 61


Hi and welcome to the Brainstorm Podcast Skeptic Studio where we do interviews, major topics, and news related to skepticism and atheism. I’m Cory and I have no panel. The crew is off for the week to spend the holidays with their family. I'm recording from home in Regina, Saskatchewan and today is December 22th, 2016. The Skeptic Studio is brought to you by Reasonist Ink, atheist, skeptic, and science based apparel. You can find them at www.reasonistink.com. My guest this episode is Marissa (Ris) Alexa McCool; host of the Inciting Incident podcast, blogger, and author of the recent book; The PC Lie, How American Voters Decided I Don't Matter

A Mechanical Engineer's take on the 9/11 WTC building collapses

A Mechanical Engineer's take on the 9/11 WTC building collapses

I'll try to keep these points as separate and clear as possible, to avoid accidentally muddying the waters.  The points of concern seem to be 1) collapse speed and the visual lack of resistance, 2) the apparent homogeneity of the collapse (simultaneous yielding of multiple structural members), and 3) the temperature of the fires.  

Skepticism in a Post Truth World with Steve Novella / Antivaxers, Advertorials, and Chemotherapy

Skepticism in a Post Truth World with Steve Novella / Antivaxers, Advertorials, and Chemotherapy

December 9, 2016 Episode 60


Hi and welcome to the Brainstorm Podcast Skeptic Studio where we do interviews, major topics, and news related to skepticism and atheism. I’m Cory and my panel tonight are Destin, Angela, Leo, and Rene, with the always amazing Dave doing sound. We’re here in Roman Empire studios in Regina, Saskatchewan and today is December 9th, 2016. The Skeptic Studio is brought to you by Reasonist Ink, atheist, skeptic, and science based apparel. You can find them at www.reasonistink.com. Tonight’s guest is a genuine heavyweight in the skeptical movement. He’s a prolific writer for Neurologica Blog, and Science Based medicine, he’s got multiple courses on skepticism and critical thinking in the Great Courses series, he’s been and speaker at many skeptical conferences, and he’s the host of the best podcast in skepticism; The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe. Thanks and welcome to Dr. Steven Novella. 

Secular Activism with Dan Arel / Spermomax

Secular Activism with Dan Arel / Spermomax

November 25th, 2016

Hi and welcome to the Brainstorm Podcast Skeptic Studio where we do interviews, major topics, and news related to skepticism and atheism. Angela is our host tonight and joining her on the panel are Leo, Rene, Lisa and special guest host Dan B. from our local CFI group, with the always amazing Dave doing sound. We're here in Roman Empire Studios in Regina, Saskatchewan and today is November 25th, 2016. The Skeptic Studio is brought to you by Reasonist Ink, atheist, skeptic, and science based apparel. You can find them at www.reasonistink.com. Our interview guest tonight is Dan Arel; author of Parenting without God and The Secular Activist; A How To Guide, as well as writer for the Danthropology blog on Patheos and host of the new Danthropology podcast. 

 

What the Fuck, America?/ I Love the Earth, but just as a Friend.

What the Fuck, America?/ I Love the Earth, but just as a Friend.

November 11th, 2016 Episode 58

Hi and welcome to the Brainstorm Podcast Skeptic Studio where we do interviews, major topics, and news related to skepticism and atheism. I’m Cory and my panel tonight are Destin, Angela, Leo, and Rene, with the always amazing Dave doing sound. We’re here in Roman Empire studios in Regina, Saskatchewan and today is November 11, 2016. The Skeptic Studio is brought to you by Reasonist Ink, atheist, skeptic, and science based apparel. You can find them at www.reasonistink.com. Our guest tonight is X; host and producer of The Utah Outcasts podcast. The Utah Outcasts is a collection of atheists who cover news story’s and discuss current events from an atheist, skeptic and social justice outlook.   

Don't Euthanize Me Bro/Lets Get Pedantic

Don't Euthanize Me Bro/Lets Get Pedantic

October 28, 2016

Hi and welcome to the Brainstorm podcast Skeptic Studio where we do interviews, major topics, and news related to skepticism and atheism. I’m Cory and my panel tonight are Destin, Angela, Rene and Lisa, with the always amazing Dave doing sound. We’re here in Roman Empire studios in Regina, Saskatchewan and today is October 14th, 2016. The Skeptic Studio is brought to you by Reasonist Ink, atheist, skeptic, and science based apparel. You can find them at www.reasonistink.com. We don't have a guest tonight but we do have a new potential crew member. Welcome to the show Lisa.

Fighting the Fear Babe with Kavin Senapathy

Fighting the Fear Babe with Kavin Senapathy

Oct. 14, 2016 Episode 56

Hi and welcome to the Brainstorm podcast Skeptic Studio where we do interviews, major topics, and news related to skepticism and atheism. I’m Cory and my panel tonight are Destin, Angela, Leo, and Rene, with the always amazing Dave doing sound. We’re here in Roman Empire studios in Regina, Saskatchewan and today is October 14th, 2016. The Skeptic Studio is brought to you by Reasonist Ink, atheist, skeptic, and science based apparel. You can find them at www.reasonistink.com. Tonight’s guest is Kavin Senapathy, she is an author, speaker, and science activist who writes about health, medicine, genomics, agriculture and food. She's the co-Executive Director of international pro-science, pro-biotech movement March Against Myths, and co-author of “The Fear Babe: Shattering Vani Hari’s Glass House,”. She's also a regular contributor to Forbes and The Genetic Literacy Project.

The Secular Barbershop Visits The Skeptic Studio

The Secular Barbershop Visits The Skeptic Studio

September 30, 2016 Episode 55

Hi and welcome to the first episode of the Brainstorm podcast’s Skeptic Studio where we do interviews, major topics, and news related to skepticism and atheism. I’m Cory and my panel tonight are Destin, Angela, Leo, and Rene, with the always amazing Dave doing sound. We’re here in Roman Empire studios in Regina, Saskatchewan. The Skeptic Studio is brought to you by Reasonist Ink, atheist, skeptic, and science based apparel. You can find them at www.reasonistink.com. Tonight’s guest is the host of The Secular Barbershop, a podcast by a secularist of color for people of all colors. Uber4ortyse7en is great at ranting, is an avid gamer, a horror movie fan and a fellow nerd

A Series Of Unfortunate Events

A Series Of Unfortunate Events

September 16th, 2016 Episode 54

Hi and welcome to the Brainstorm podcast. This is episode 54 and today is September 16th, 2016. I’m Cory and my panel tonight are Destin and Rene, with the always amazing Dave doing sound. We’re here in Roman Empire studios in Regina, Saskatchewan. Tonight’s show is brought to you by Reasonist Ink, atheist, skeptic, and science based apparel. You can find them at ReasonistInk.com. Tonight’s guest didn’t make it onto the show due to some unforeseen circumstances. So we had to wing it. Short two crew members, sleep deprived, and without a guest; but we still did a show. I leave it to you to decide how good it was.

White Onion Privilege with Chris Watson

White Onion Privilege with Chris Watson

Hi and welcome to the Brainstorm podcast. This is episode 53 and today is September 2nd, 2016. I’m Cory and my panel tonight are Destin, Angela, Rene, and Leo, with the always amazing Dave doing sound We’re here in Roman Empire studios in Regina, Saskatchewan. Tonight’s show is brought to you by Reasonist Ink, atheist, skeptic, and science based apparel. You can find them at ReasonistInk.com. Tonight’s guest is Chris Watson, blogger and host of the Podunk Polymath podcast

Issuing the Gaytheist Manifesto with Callie Wright

Issuing the Gaytheist Manifesto with Callie Wright

Hi and welcome to the Brainstorm podcast. This is episode 5 and today is August 19th, 2016. I’m Cory and my panel tonight are Destin, Angela, Rene, and Leo, with the always amazing Dave doing sound We’re here in Roman Empire studios in Regina, Saskatchewan. Tonight’s show is brought to you by Reasonist Ink, atheist, skeptic, and science based apparel. You can find them at ReasonistInk.com. 

Tonight’s guest is Callie Wright, host of the Gaytheist Manifesto podcast, popular conference speaker, and LGBT activist. 

What is an atheist minister? with Gretta Vosper

What is an atheist minister? with Gretta Vosper

This is episode 51 and today is August 5th, 2016. I’m Cory and my panel tonight are Destin, Angela, Rene, and Leo, with the always amazing Dave doing sound We’re here in Roman Empire studios in Regina, Saskatchewan. Tonight’s guest is Gretta Vosper the atheist minister of the West Hill United Church. She is also a Best-Selling author of two books and the founder of the Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity.

Talking Biotech with Kevin Folta

Talking Biotech with Kevin Folta

July 22,2016 Episode 50

Hi and welcome to the brainstorm podcast. This is episode 50 and today is July 22th, 2016. I’m Cory and my panel tonight are Destin, Rene, and Leo, with the always amazing Dave doing sound and we’re here in Roman Empire studios in Regina, Saskatchewan. Tonight’s show is brought to you by Reasonist Ink, atheist, skeptic, and science based apparel. You can find them at ReasonistInk.com. Tonight’s guest is Kevin Folta, Professor and chairman of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida, host of the talking biotech podcast, outspoken advocate for biotech and favorite target of attack by anti gmo activists. 

Winter is Coming with Dave E. aka The Great White North

Winter is Coming with Dave E. aka The Great White North

July 7,2016 Episode 49

Hi and welcome to the brainstorm podcast. This is episode 49 and today is July 7th, 2016. I’m Cory and my panel tonight are Rene, Angela, and Leo, with the always amazing Dave doing sound and we’re here in Roman Empire studios in Regina, Saskatchewan. Tonight’s show is brought to you by Reasonist Ink, atheist, skeptic, and science based apparel. You can find them at ReasonistInk.com. Tonight’s guest is Dave Edwards from the wayward atheists podcast. Formerly on the Ehtheist podcast Dave has made multiple appearances on other shows and is becoming one of the more popular voices in Canadian atheism. 

David Smalley.....Unloaded

David Smalley.....Unloaded

This is episode 48 and today is June 24th, 2016. I’m Cory and my panel tonight are Destin, Rene, Angela, and Leo, with the always amazing Dave doing sound and we’re here in Roman Empire studios in Regina, Saskatchewan. Tonight’s show is brought to you by Reasonist Ink, atheist, skeptic, and science based apparel. You can find them at ReasonistInk.com. Tonight’s guest is David Smalley; atheist author, speaker, and podcaster extraordinaire. His radio show Dogma Debate is one of the most popular and professional shows in the atheist podcasting community where he regularly hosts religious apologists, to discuss the problems with their beliefs, as well as just about every voice in the atheist movement.