Brainstorm Podcast

Brainstorm Podcast

The Brainstorm podcast is Saskatchewan's first skeptic and atheist podcast. An eclectic group of local skeptics discuss a variety of topics relating to science, skepticism, religion and politics while having a few drinks and a few laughs.... Show More

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May 14, 2019 63 min
In this episode of the Brainstorm podcast Skeptic Studio, Cory talked to Rob Rousseau who is a well known Canadian leftist and host of the podcast 49th Parahell. They talk about the far right, politics, and being a leftist in Canada.   Here are some links to Rob’s content   http://49thparahell.libsyn.com/ https://soundcloud.com/49thparahell https://www.patreon.com/49thparahell https://twitter.com/robrousseau https://twitter.com/49t...
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In this episode of the Skeptic Studio, Cory, Lisa, and Destin talk to Tom Curry. Tom is one of the co-hosts on the podcasts Cognitive Dissonance and Citation Needed. It was kind of a undirected conversation but it was a lot of fun and we touched on a lot of different topics.   Here are some links for Tom’s shows   http://dissonancepod.com/ https://www.facebook.com/dissonancepod/ https://twitter.com/dissonance_pod   http://citationp...
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April 29, 2019 52 min
In this episode of the Shift to Reason Radio, Lisa takes Cory and Destin through some of the details around the recent image of a black hole that was created as well as some of the controversy that arose from it. Then Destin discusses the recent introduction of a carbon tax with the help of a post written by Christopher Bird.   Here are some links to our sources   Science with Lisahttps://aasnova.org/2019/04/10/first-images-of-a-bl...
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April 22, 2019 56 min
In this episode of the Brainstorm Rectable, Cory, Lisa, and Destin talk a lot about politics, a little about atheism, and a little about cats.   Here are some links for the stories they covered (and some they didn’t) https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/atheism-is-inconsistent-with-the-scientific-method-prizewinning-physicist-says/   https://globalnews.ca/news/5110019/class-action-lawsuit-filed-cancellation-ontario-basic-...
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In this episode of Brainstorm's Skeptic Studio Cory talks to Felicia Entwistle. Felicia is a co-host on the Utah Outcasts podcast and Youtube show.  She has moved closer and closer to socialism and communism over time until a little while ago she openly identified herself as a communist. This conversation is about that transformation and some of the ideas that she accepts because of it.   For Patrons there is an extra 30 minutes on...
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In this episode of the Brainstorm podcast Skeptic Studio Cory talked to Peter Coffin about Postmodernism and Marxism. What they are, why they aren’t compatible, and why they kind of are in some way. Basically, Peter does philosophy while Cory tries to help.   If you want to contact the show then you can do that at mail@brainstormblog.net   Here are some links to Peter’s content   https://www.youtube.com/user/petercoffin   http://pe...
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In this episode of the Brainstorm Podcast Skeptic Studio Cory, Lisa, and Rene talk to Jonathan Maloney. Jonathan runs the website www.intelligentspeculation.com which is a website and blog that is dedicated to educating people in critical thinking. Here are some links to find Jonathan's stuff www.intelligentspeculation.com https://www.facebook.com/CritclThnkr https://twitter.com/CritclThnkr https://www.instagram.com/critclthnkr/?hl...
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March 25, 2019 64 min
In this episode of the Rectable Cory, Rene, and Lisa take on different stories in the news from the last month or so. Here are some links for the stories we talked about   Michael Cohen Hearing https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/28/podcasts/the-daily/michael-cohen-trump.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/02/27/key-takeaways-michael-ohen-hearing/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ab7167620f32 SNC Lavalin scandal and the treatment...
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In this episode Cory talked to Eric Bickernicks. Eric is a skeptic, author, and film maker. Eric wrote a fiction novel about an alien encounter in Cape Cod. It was a fun chat that covered writing, aliens, and skepticism. Here are some links for Eric's stuff http://adeadguy.com https://www.facebook.com/adeadguy.bickernicks/ https://twitter.com/bickernicks http://capecodufo.com/ http://high-strangeness.net/ For anything else you can ...
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In this episode the crew (Cory, Angela, Rene, Lisa, Destin, and Dave) talk to Dr. Nicole Cabrera Salazar, science communicator and STEM Equity advocate.   Links for Dr. Cabrera Salazar’s stuff   http://www.nicole.cab   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v8aDo4dV3Q   https://www.movebold.ly/   https://twitter.com/jazztronomy   For anything else you can contact us at mail@brainstormblog.net You can follow the show on twitter @brainstor...
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March 4, 2019 90 min
In this episode of the Brainstorm Shift To Reason Radio each of the crew take on a different topic. Rene(@renedoyon) rants a little about the Canadian Yellow Vests, Lisa(@torturouspath) talks about Kuiper belt object Ultima Thule, Angela(@sparklingmedusa) talks about some of the ways that women aren’t listened to, Dave covers myths that are being spread about immigration, and Cory(@hardcoreskeptic) takes a dive into learning about ...
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February 25, 2019 63 min
In this episode the crew (Cory, Lisa, Angela, Destin, Rene, and Dave) cover news from the past month including stories on the Harold Shultz and Donald Trump.   https://lawandcrime.com/opinion/new-york-convicted-a-white-supremacist-as-a-terrorist-for-the-first-time-and-its-exactly-what-2019-needs/?fbclid=IwAR2jrimvVK-cNbZoTQG4IpKVRvXbDV9UUvovXU405iLodumm9hjxH2J10i0   Howard Shultz sparked a conversation online about why billionaire...
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February 18, 2019 60 min
In this episode Cory (@hardcoreskeptic) talked to Jared Holt (@jaredholt) about how he got started in journalism, working for Right Wing Watch, some of the different kinds of far right extremists there are and who seems to be running different factions. Here are some links to Jared’s stuff https://twitter.com/jaredlholt http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post_author/jared-holt/ https://shtpostpodcast.wordpress.com/ Here are some links ...
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February 12, 2019 72 min
In this episode Cory(@hardcoreskeptic) talked to Aaron Rabi(@ETVPod ) about the recent APA guidelines for treating men and boys, the Gillette ad that got so many people outraged, and toxic masculinity in general.   Sources https://www.apa.org/monitor/2019/01/ce-corner   https://www.apa.org/about/policy/boys-men-practice-guidelines.pdf   Gillette ad on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koPmuEyP3a0   https://www.theguardian.c...
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February 4, 2019 66 min
For this episode of Shift To Reason Radio we change up our format a little bit. Lisa talks about fast radio bursts, Sarah talks about Lapis Lazuli, and Cory talks about the yellow vest movements around the world. Then the crew talks about their favourite memories from the studio. Here are some links for the different segments Science with Lisa and Sarah https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00049-5 https://www.theatlantic.com...
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January 28, 2019 59 min
For this episode we(Cory, Lisa, Angela, Sarah, and Dave) talked to James Fell who blogs at bodyforwife.com and writes for a number of fitness magazines and websites about his new book. Here are some links for James' stuff https://www.facebook.com/bodyforwife/ https://twitter.com/BodyForWife https://www.bodyforwife.com https://amzn.to/2szYRUF For anything else you can contact us at mail@brainstormblog.net You can follow the show on ...
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January 22, 2019 65 min
In this episode Cory, Lisa, Angela, Sarah, and Dave talk news, politics, and current events. Here are the links for the news stories   US government shut down https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/27/us/politics/government-shutdown-trump-democrats.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/27/world/facebook-moderators.html?module=inline https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/04/us/politics...
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In this episode of the Skeptic Studio Cory talked to Cass Midgley. Cass is the host of the podcast Everyone's Agnostic which has been a staple of the atheist community for almost 5 years. They talked about a bunch of stuff but mostly about religion.   If you want to contact the show then you can shoot us an email at mail@brainstormblog.net   Here are some links for Cass's stuff http://www.everyonesagnostic.com https://www.facebook....
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December 24, 2018 76 min
Only 2 and a half years late, this interview with Callie Wright for the Hardcore Skeptic series on social justice is still as relevant and worth publishing as it ever was. Society hasn't suddenly fixed itself since we talked and if anything it's gotten more important that we talk about this stuff and acknowledge how much farther we still have to go. Here are some links for Callie's stuff http://www.thegaytheistmanifesto.com https:/...
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In this episode of the Skeptic Studio Cory talked to Kevin Watson about Libertarian Socialism which to a lot of Americans may sound like a contradiction but for someone like Kevin it fits very well. A lot of Kevin's views match up pretty good with mine so we had a great chat.  You should check out the book he recommended, The Dispossessed. (I know that Amazon sucks but here's the link for it anyway) https://amzn.to/2Qyakma  Also he...
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