Sinopse

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.

Episódios

  • Were back!!

    We're back!!

    24/11/2019 Duração: 01h34min

    In this episode Cory, Lisa, and Rene cover a variety of topics for the return episode after a very long break. If you want to contact the show then you can do that by emailing us at [email protected] and if you like what we do and want to keep the show going then you can do that at www.patreon.com/brainstormpodcast   Saudi Arabia declares feminists, atheists, and the LGBTQ community as extremists https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/11/12/saudi-arabia-homosexuality-feminism-atheism-extremism-video-mohammed-bin-salman/ Pastor has to sell mansion to pay taxes https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/11/14/pastor-puts-4-4-million-mansion-up-for-auction-after-being-forced-to-pay-taxes/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2t1BS8qRFTsklp8q-_kigZd2FqXHmxdw9DK3vGBQNWf6zZ0dTmZEuaNN4   Canadian election results and Wexit https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/59na9q/wexit-founders-are-far-right-conspiracy-theorists   Stephen Miller is a white nationalist https://www.splcenter.org/stephen-miller-b

  • The 49th Parahell with Rob Rousseau

    The 49th Parahell with Rob Rousseau

    14/05/2019 Duração: 01h03min

    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/49thParahell For anything else you can contact us at [email protected] You can follow the show on twitter @brainstormpod, check out the facebook page at facebook.com/brainstormpodcast, or join our discussion group, search for The Brainstorm Podcast Discussion Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/Brainstormpodcastfriends. You can sign up for our newsletter at https://www.brainstormblog.net/newsletter Or you can follow me on twitter @hardcoreskeptic   Thanks to our financial supporters Seanna, HJ, Magnus, Stephanie, BobbGlenn, The Utah Outcasts, Zack, Freethinker 215 and Lisa Si

  • Context and Empathy with Tom Curry

    Context and Empathy with Tom Curry

    06/05/2019 Duração: 01h17min

    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://citationpod.com/   Any links that Destin promised I would find and include in the show notes are definitely not in here. He’s not the boss of me. :D   For anything else you can contact us at [email protected] You can follow the show on twitter @brainstormpod, check out the facebook page at facebook.com/brainstormpodcast, or join our discussion group, search for The Brainstorm Podcast Discussion Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/Brainstormpodcastfriends. You can sign up for our newsletter at https://www.brainstormblog.net/newsletter Or you can follow me on twitter @hardcoreskeptic  

  • Black Holes, Misogyny, and Carbon Tax

    Black Holes, Misogyny, and Carbon Tax

    29/04/2019 Duração: 52min

    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-black-hole-from-the-event-horizon-telescope/   Positively Skeptical Rant with Destinhttps://www.facebook.com/christopher.bird.90/posts/10156958971243913   For anything else you can contact us at [email protected] You can follow the show on twitter @brainstormpod, check out the facebook page at facebook.com/brainstormpodcast, or join our discussion group, search for The Brainstorm Podcast Discussion Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/Brainstormpodcastfriends. You can sign up for our newsletter at https://www.brainstormblog.net/newsletter Or you can follow me on twitter @hardco

  • Atheism, Cats, and Politics

    Atheism, Cats, and Politics

    22/04/2019 Duração: 56min

    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-income-pilot-project/   Mueller Report stuff https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/03/24/us/politics/barr-letter-mueller-report.html   https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/30/politics/mueller-report-redactions/index.html   https://www.thedailybeast.com/attorney-general-bill-barr-im-not-giving-congress-unredacted-mueller-report?via=newsletter&source=Politics NRA wants to block a bill that protects abuse victims https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/01/us/politics/nra-domestic-violence-congress.html?   Brunei https://theintercept.com/2019/04/09/brunei-stoning-gay-sex-anti-lgbt-law/   E

  • Becoming a Communist with Felicia Entwistle

    Becoming a Communist with Felicia Entwistle

    16/04/2019 Duração: 01h09min

    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 the topic of sex work. https://www.patreon.com/posts/26129213   Here are some links for where you can hear more from Felicia. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0WTd3MpoIdK_U1qselhHuQ https://twitter.com/FeliciaEntwistl http://utahoutcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/utahoutcasts/ https://twitter.com/UtahOutcasts https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy6iOZyRJAP0E8pEv5QL6Fw   For anything else you can contact us at [email protected] You can follow the show on twitter @brainstormpod, check out the facebook page at facebook.com/brainstormpodcast, or join our discussion group, sea

  • Postmodernism and Marxism with Peter Coffin

    Postmodernism and Marxism with Peter Coffin

    08/04/2019 Duração: 01h14min

    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 [email protected]   Here are some links to Peter’s content   https://www.youtube.com/user/petercoffin   http://petercoffin.com/   Here is a link to Cuck Philosophy who also covers postmodernism https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSkzHxIcfoEr69MWBdo0ppg For anything else you can contact us at [email protected] You can follow the show on twitter @brainstormpod, check out the facebook page at facebook.com/brainstormpodcast, or join our discussion group, search for The Brainstorm Podcast Discussion Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/Brainstormpodcastfriends. You can sign up for our newsletter at https://www.brainstormblog.net/newsletter Or you can follow me on twitter @hardcoreskeptic  

  • Intelligent Speculation with Jonathan Maloney

    Intelligent Speculation with Jonathan Maloney

    02/04/2019 Duração: 01h10min

    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=en For anything else you can contact us at [email protected] You can follow the show on twitter @brainstormpod, check out the facebook page at facebook.com/brainstormpodcast, or join our discussion group, search for The Brainstorm Podcast Discussion Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/Brainstormpodcastfriends. You can sign up for our newsletter at https://www.brainstormblog.net/newsletter Or you can follow me on twitter @hardcoreskeptic   Thanks to our financial supporters Aaron, Bobbglenn, by reading this aloud I agree to give Freethinker 215 a free blowjob, Darryl, Destin

  • A Looney Toon Sort of World

    A Looney Toon Sort of World

    25/03/2019 Duração: 01h04min

    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 of Jody Wilson Raybould https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/jody-wilson-raybould-testimony-live Venezuela (a little bit anyway) https://theintercept.com/2019/02/20/regime-change-we-can-believe-in-the-u-s-agenda-illlln-venezuela-haiti-and-egypt/ The Extreme Right in Canada https://leaderpost.com/opinion/columnists/cuthand-watching-the-rise-of-the-extreme-riglht-wing-in-canada/wcm/4742c5e8-5b31-49f3-a60b-b9bef99112c9 Jair Bolsonaro is a fascist theocrat https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/02/25/brazils-conservative-government-is-resurrecting-pro-christian-legislation/ The

  • High Strangeness with Eric Bickernicks

    High Strangeness with Eric Bickernicks

    18/03/2019 Duração: 58min

    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 contact us at [email protected] You can follow the show on twitter @brainstormpod, check out the facebook page at facebook.com/brainstormpodcast, or join our discussion group, search for The Brainstorm Podcast Discussion Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/Brainstormpodcastfriends. You can sign up for our newsletter at https://www.brainstormblog.net/newsletter Or you can follow me on twitter @hardcoreskeptic Thanks to our financial supporters Magnus, Stephanie, BobbGlenn, The Utah Outcasts, Zack Dumont, Kayla, Horan-Dmytruk, Freethinker 215, Drifa Jonsdottir, Keith Davis, Ri

  • STEM Equity with Dr. Nicole Cabrera Salazar

    STEM Equity with Dr. Nicole Cabrera Salazar

    11/03/2019 Duração: 01h05min

    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 [email protected] You can follow the show on twitter @brainstormpod, check out the facebook page at facebook.com/brainstormpodcast, or join our discussion group, search for The Brainstorm Podcast Discussion Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/Brainstormpodcastfriends. You can sign up for our newsletter at https://www.brainstormblog.net/newsletter Or you can follow me on twitter @hardcoreskeptic Thanks to our financial supporters, Keith, Richard, Kayla, Kim, Stephanie, Zach, The Utah Outcasts, Aaron, Darryl, BobbGlenn, Destin Doesn’t Suck That Much, Magnus, Rob,The Podunk Polymath, The Flying Spaghetti Monster (Sauce Be Upon Him), Freethinker2

  • Fascists Ruin Everything

    Fascists Ruin Everything

    04/03/2019 Duração: 01h30min

    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 fascism. Rene Rants about the Yellow Vests     Memes that Rene got from yellow vest groups and friends who support the Canadian yellow vests   Science with Lisa https://www.space.com/32049-kbo-2014-mu69.html   That’s What She Said! With Ang https://news.avclub.com/this-needs-to-fucking-stop-ellen-page-calls-out-trump-1832256151   Social Justice with Dave https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/ap-fact-check-trump-plays-on-immigration-myths   What’s the Deal with Fascism? By Cory https://www.brainstormblog.net/blog-entries/fascism For anything else you can contact us at [email protected]

  • Billionaires Dont Make Good Presidents

    Billionaires Don't Make Good Presidents

    25/02/2019 Duração: 01h03min

    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 billionaires don’t make good presidents https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-howard-schultz-independent-president-20190204-story.html https://seattlereviewofbooks.com/notes/2019/02/01/the-flat-white-goes-sour-watching-howard-schultz-make-the-case-for-his-own-presidency/?fbclid=IwAR1nthb-w7xDsqdNFyy1ip_gKfCULJ8S6WsBfw4fQDONlE_W26bhR9sAyb8   The US government shutdown ended but there are still people suffering because of it https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/01/29/lowest-paid-shutdown-workers-arent-getting-back-pay/?fbclid=IwAR2XQYW_gxa4nw1rUE7mf2sN6AANhY7V91J-juk9SKzPuA-1Qjw4

  • Watching the Far Right with Jared Holt

    Watching the Far Right with Jared Holt

    18/02/2019 Duração: 01h32s

    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 to Right Wing Watch’s stuff http://www.rightwingwatch.org/ https://www.youtube.com/user/RightWingWatchdotorg https://twitter.com/RightWingWatch https://www.facebook.com/rightwingwatch/ For anything else you can contact us at [email protected] You can follow the show on twitter @brainstormpod, check out the facebook page at facebook.com/brainstormpodcast, or join our discussion group, search for The Brainstorm Podcast Discussion Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/Brainstormpodcastfriends. You can sign up for our newsletter at https://www.brainstormblog.net/newsletter Or you

  • Toxic Masculinity with Aaron Rabi

    Toxic Masculinity with Aaron Rabi

    12/02/2019 Duração: 01h12min

    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.com/world/2019/jan/15/gillette-metoo-ad-on-toxic-masculinity-cuts-deep-with-mens-rights-activists   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hegemonic_masculinity#Toxic_masculinity   Links for Aaron`s stuff https://voidpod.com/   https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/   https://twitter.com/ETVPod   https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceTheVoidPod/   https://www.facebook.com/0gPhilosophy/   https://www.facebook.com/groups/985828008244018/ For anything else you can contact us at [email protected] You can follow the show on twitter @brainstormpod, check out the facebook page at facebook.com/brainstor

  • Our Favourite Studio Memories

    Our Favourite Studio Memories

    04/02/2019 Duração: 01h06min

    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/science/archive/2019/01/the-woman-with-lapis-lazuli-in-her-teeth/579760 What's the Deal with the Yellow Vest Movement? https://www.lemonde.fr/les-decodeurs/article/2018/12/04/sur-un-axe-de-melenchon-a-le-pen-ou-se-situent-les-revendications-des-gilets-jaunes_5392592_4355770.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_vests_movement https://anti-racistcanada.blogspot.com/?m=0 https://globalnews.ca/news/4830265/facebook-removes-comments-yellow-vests-canada-trudeau-threats https://www.facebook.com/Yellow-Vests-Canada-Exposed-594384430992962 https://twitter.com/VestsCanada https://gl

  • The Holy Sh*t Moment with James Fell

    The Holy Sh*t Moment with James Fell

    28/01/2019 Duração: 59min

    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 [email protected] You can follow the show on twitter @brainstormpod, check out the facebook page atfacebook.com/brainstormpodcast, or join our discussion group, search for The Brainstorm Podcast Discussion Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/Brainstormpodcastfriends. You can sign up for our newsletter at https://www.brainstormblog.net/newsletter Or you can follow me on twitter @hardcoreskeptic Thanks to our financial supporters, Kayla, Kim, Stephanie, Zach, The Utah Outcasts, Will, Aaron, Darryl, BobbGlenn, Destin Doesn’t Suck That Much, Magnus, Several Species of small furry animals gathered together in a cave, Positively S

  • I Used to be a Conservative

    I Used to be a Conservative

    22/01/2019 Duração: 01h05min

    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/trump-wall-shutdown.html Jameela Jamil’s campaign for body positivity and against pseudoscience like detoxes is one of my favourite things. https://twitter.com/jameelajamil/status/1081502382423302145 The Canadian election for PM is coming in October of this year. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-in-an-era-of-misinformation-alternative-medicine-needs-to-be/?cmpid=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/crowdfunded-cancer-homeopathy-1.4966986 Alexandria Ocasio Cortez isn’t as crazy in her economic policies as

  • Conversations About Religion with Cass Midgley

    Conversations About Religion with Cass Midgley

    14/01/2019 Duração: 57min

    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 [email protected]   Here are some links for Cass's stuff http://www.everyonesagnostic.com https://www.facebook.com/everyonesagnostic/ https://twitter.com/evry1sagnostic https://twitter.com/cassmidgley   background image is  by Prince Abid on Unsplash  You can follow the show on twitter @brainstormpod, check out the facebook page atfacebook.com/brainstormpodcast, or join our discussion group, search for The Brainstorm Podcast Discussion Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/Brainstormpodcastfriends. You can sign up for our newsletter at https://www.brainstormblog.net/newsletter Or you can follow me on twitter @hardcoreskeptic Thanks to our financial supporters, Kayla, Kim, Stephanie, Zach, Th

  • Riots and Protests with Dan Arel

    Riots and Protests with Dan Arel

    01/01/2019 Duração: 01h06min

    In this episode of The Hardcore Skeptic Examines, Cory talked to Dan Arel author of The Secular Activist and Parenting Without God. They talked about various aspects of social justice activism including protests and property damage. Here are some links https://www.facebook.com/danarelblog/ http://www.danarel.com https://twitter.com/danarel His books The Secular Activist Parenting Without God   Image background photo by Warren Wong on Unsplash For anything else you can contact us at [email protected] You can follow the show on twitter @brainstormpod, check out the facebook page at facebook.com/brainstormpodcast, or join our discussion group, search for The Brainstorm Podcast Discussion Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/Brainstormpodcastfriends. You can sign up for our newsletter at https://www.brainstormblog.net/newsletter Or you can follow me on twitter @hardcoreskeptic Thanks to our financial supporters, Kayla, Kim, Stephanie, Zach, The Utah Outcasts(x2), Will, Aaron, Darryl, BobbGlenn, Destin D

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