Don't Euthanize Me, Bro

The Skeptic Studio

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.

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After we played a bit of getting to know you we tried to discuss whether horror movies are actually Christian propaganda

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Religious Nuttery

Rene’s Story
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/whatcott-university-of-regina-activist-1.3810641

Angela’s Story
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/10/19/christian-woman-opposed-to-doctor-assisted-suicide-gets-useless-dont-euthanize-me-tattoo/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Listener Feedback and shoutouts

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Itunes reviews

I found out who atheist mom is, it’s Gaylene from the Saskatoon group. Thanks so much for the great review. We really appreciate it.

Other than that, no new reviews this time around

Twitter

@RandyLaMonda thought the chat about multi level marketing and pyramid schemes was quite good and posed the question, “Are churches and religion the biggest of these?”

Listener emails

From William Breen

So I have an Apple laptop that I bought in 2005. Still works just fine. Email, presentations, documents, surfing the web. Might have to purchase a new one next year as the OS is discontinued. Show me a Microsoft-powered PC still going strong after 11 years. 

So there.

Keep up the good work. And stop interrupting the goddamn guests.

 

And we got an email from Karen Garst letting us know about her new book Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life Without Religion. It’s a book of essays from 22 women from different backgrounds who tell their stories of leaving religion. She is interested in being a guest on the show. I will contact here as soon as possible to set that up. We’re booking into February of next year for our guests so until we can get her on I will provide the links to her blog www.faithlessfeminist.com and her social media as well as a link to where you can get her book. Hopefully it’s on Amazon. Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and youtube

Thanks Karen for reaching out and I’ll get in touch asap.

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