Confirmation Biases About Civility and Science with Kevin from TWIN

Cory, Lisa, Angela, Sarah, and Dave talk to Kevin from This Week in News with Kevin and Benedict and This Week in History with Kevin and Benedict. After the interview they talk about whether civility is the best response to our political opponents. Then in the Shift To Reason Radio portion the crew goes through a few stories as quickly as possible.

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Pissing People Off with Dusty Smith While Brett Kavanaugh Becomes a Monster

Host for these episodes include Cory, Lisa, Dan, Sarah, and Dave
The Skeptic Studio interview was with Dusty Smith
The Rectable discussion was on the Brett Kavanaugh hearings
Shift To Reason Radio includes crackpot audio, religious nuttery, the woo report, and science

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Earthbound Parents Talking Sports and Selling Bullshit

Three parts, one full live show. The Skeptic Studio in this one had Richard A Conn Jr. who is the author of the book The Earthbound Parent. The Rectable had us chatting about sports celebrities and the way society seems to react to them and Shift To Reason Radio had us cover religion, woo, and science. Special guest host Rob Ray joined Rene and Cory while Dave did double duty by sitting at the table and also doing the audio engineering.

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Privately Speaking of the Dead Catholic Church

These are all the links and notes from the August 31st show. Make sure to check out all of the episodes and become a patron for it all in one.

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Talking Credibly About The State Of Norwegian Wood

The crew talked to The Credible Hulk, they talked about Trinity Western University and church/state issues in Canada and they talked about IQs, perpetual motion machines, and what Americans think god looks like.

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Skeptical Comedy, Mother's Day, and More

On this episode of The Skeptic Studio the crew (Cory, Angela, Rene, Brandon, Lisa and Dave) talk to Ian Harris aka The Skeptical Comedian. They talk about skepticism, comedy, #metoo, and why there seems to be an abundance of bad stand up coming out on Netflix and other streaming services lately. 

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Notes in Progress

Hey everyone, as you may have noticed, the website is a bit out of date. This is a result of being busy with various projects and the notes being constantly put on the back burner. If you are curious about what an episode that you listened to recently is about then I encourage you to head over to www.thebrainstormpodcast.com and check out the notes there. Remember to check out the show every second week on Spreaker at www.spreaker.com/user/brainstormpodcast. The contact page is still live on this site if you want to get in touch or you can email us a mail@brainstormblog.net. 

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Remember; the truth matters.

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Periods, Shoes, and Sex and the City; The Ladies Take Over Brainstorm and Make Big Pharma Transparent

In this episode the women of Brainstorm take over. Angela takes the reins and Lisa, Cory, Rene, new host Basit, and the always amazing Dave had our patron, Will, on to get to know our top supporter. Then Basit talks a bit about finance and his thoughts on how debt can affect one's carbon footprint. 

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F**k The Health with Chris Watson

This time around we had a guest host, Chris Watson join us to talk some trash about our fellow atheists and skeptics. We also piss and moan about fake gluten allergies and shitty customer service at the gym. Essentially, we say fuck everybody. Then we talk a bit about trans issues, the What the Health documentary, the bible, and people who don't get their dogs vaccinated.

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Taking The Super Woo Pledge

This time around we interview Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, founder of the Pro-Truth pledge and president of the Intentional Insights organization. Then we spend some time talking to the crew about our break between episodes. Much more fun than serious then we talk about a variety of topics; death metal yoga, cancer woo, climate change denial, gluten free holy bread, and a short bit on identity politics.

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Ten Tough Problems With Newborn Baby Samples

In this one we interviewed David Madison; author of Ten Tough Problems with Christian Thought and Belief. It was a lot of fun and a great interview before we moved onto a bit about our break and then we talk about how medical science seems to be failing women and it pushes them towards wellness centers and some pretty wootastic stuff.  Then we look at a book about science treating women as inferior and read some dumb tweets before we get derailed while talking about witches, question why Alex Jones is suddenly being taken seriously, learn about knife massages, and lament the bible as a textbook in Kentucky public schools

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Story Telling and Star Trek with Callie Wright

This time around we had Callie Wright of the Gaytheist Manifesto and The Queer Side on to talk about her new show and the power of storytelling. We managed to get into some talk about Star Trek too, and how it had it's own themes around gender and sexuality. When we let Callie go we talk a bit about our week and a bit about the toxicity that exists within online atheism. In the second half of the show we discuss a women's health products again because apparently there's a lot of pseudoscience around that. Then we get into a little bit of men's health that isn't so wootastic before we talk about some magic stickers. Leo talks about a bill on immigration in Canada and then Cory talks about religious hospitals that are getting sneaky in their attempts to deny patients right to die. 

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Pregnancy Woo with Dr. Amy Tuteur

In this one we talked with Dr. Amy Tuteur aka the Skeptical OB about some woo surrounding pregnancy and parenting that is harmful to women. Then we talk to David Richards about a unified school system in Saskatchewan before the music break. Then the crew spent some time talking blasphemy and spent some more time on the woo surrounding women's health. 

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Oversharing With Justin Bender

In this one we had Justin Bender from the local sci-fi inspired band; Third Ion. We talk about music, being a geek, and just about anything else that comes to mind. After the ad break we try to look at all the recent military action without panicking. Then, our guest Justin, stayed with us for a bit longer in this one as we cover some religious nuttery segments, a bit about some improper practices by Alberta Health Services, and we consider why Russia seems to be so adamantly against gay rights. 

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Inappropriate Words With The Science Enthusiasts

We had a lot of fun with this interview and made plenty of inappropriate jokes. Natalie and Dan were great and rolled with our usual Brainstorm chaos really well. After we let them go we spent a little bit of time talking about the gender pay gap. Then we talk about a man being charged with pretending to practice witchcraft, whether or not Shaq is a flat earther, facial cupping, and more. 

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