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 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. 

Wayward Atheists on Spreaker

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Music Break

This music break was kicked off with a great remix by our very own David Roman of Roman Empire Studios. He made a skeptic remix of the song On The Wing by How To Destroy Angels. This very well may be the new official song of the Brainstorm Podcast. Then we played a great atheist anthem; Judith by A Perfect Circle, and just a great metal song; Replica by Fear Factory

Part two

Before we get into the second part of the show I’m going to talk about our contest. We ran a contest on facebook for shares and likes. The goal was to hit 500 downloads for the episode with David Smalley before we did this live broadcast. I said that I would by a shirt for one of the people who liked or shared our post if we hit 500. We did not hit 500 downloads. That said, we had a great response by everyone who listens and as a result I’m still going to put all the names in a hat and draw one out to buy someone a shirt. I printed of the list of everyone who shared the link and cut them up and we’ll do the draw right now, on the air. If you’re the winner, then email me at and I’ll get your info and we’ll get you whatever shirt you want from either Absense of Clothing, Reasonist Ink or from our brainstorm store. 

Congratulations to our winner: Alden T. 

Religious nuttery

Petition to remove blasphemy laws from Canada isn’t so much religious nuttery as it is common sense.

Rene’s Story

Check out our part two featured podcast: High Level Games

Skepticism 101 part 15: Breaking down the logical fallacies 8

Shifting the Burden of Proof


Atheism for Dummies part 14

What are apologetics?

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There are some upcoming conferences in Canada, there’s the annual Non conference, this year in Niagra Falls on August 13th and there’s the AB Secular conference on September 15th and 16thin Edmonton. I’ll post links to the facebook pages for all of those in the show notes.

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topic: Canada's PM walks in the Toronto Pride Parade and we found out about the Dallas shooting while we were recording the bonus content. 

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