New format for the Hardcore Skeptic Examines series of podcasts. A short episode covering a new topic each month. This month I talk about the Yellow Vest Movement with Lisa, Sarah, and Dave.Read More
This was a great interview with PhD political scientist and professor, Phil Klinkner. I really enjoyed talking to Phil and learning more about the subject of racial resentment and comparing it to other info regarding social justice.Read More
This is my interview with Ed Smith of the Wayward Atheists podcast. I think this was a good example of the reasonable version of many arguments one hears from the anti-sjw side. I still think that much of what Ed says is incorrect but this was by far the best interview on the anti-sjw side of things, so far.Read More
This is episode 5 and I interviewed Sincere Kirabo who is the social justice coordinator for the American Humanist Association. It was educational and enlightening. In the months following this interview I've grown to admire Sincere and his commitment to social justice. He is a person who holds himself to a standard that many people do not but perhaps more of us should.Read More
Hey everyone, this is my interview with Edwin; a Phd candidate in sociology. I say in my commentary on this one that I didn't have time to do any background fact checking but eventually I did so most of the things that I thought needed to be verified are in the links below. Edwin also gave me a bunch of links and studies which are also available for you to read.Read More
In this episode I interview Dustin Dark. Dustin has issues with social justice and does a pretty good job of explaining them in a way that probably resonates with a lot of people. There were a few things that needed links to them for clarification so those will be linked below. I also include a bit of commentary after the interview but not much because I think most of Dustin's concerns are answered in future interviews. This was another case where the guest felt that I was unfair to him after the interview by checking back on the facts he gave and attempting to refute his arguments. This lead me to start examining my way of formatting the show and longer intervals between episodes.Read More
This is my full interview on social justice with Randy Tyson. This was a good conversation with some disagreement but not as much as you might think. Though in retrospect it seems that there was enough disagreement for contact with Randy to be cut off. I thought that I was fair and open with my disagreements after fact checking some of the things that Randy claimed but he felt differently. This is the way it goes sometimes I suppose.Read More
Here it is; the first real episode of The Hardcore Skeptic Examines. Over the next 20 or so episodes I'll be interviewing different people with different perspectives on different aspects of social justice.
The subject of social justice is one that garners a lot of controversy and in this series I hope that we can explore the different criticisms and answer them. Weigh the pros and cons, as they say.
This is the first of the series and as a result isn't my best work. My guest, Trav Mamone of the Bi Any Means podcast and blog was gracious and informative. They unfortunately had to deal with my still novice interviewing technique. I included some of my post editing thoughts afterwards. I hope you enjoy it.