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Interview with famed skeptic/trigger warning Michael Shermer

August 16th, 2013 by

DR. MICHAEL SHERMER is known as an editor, a skeptic, a TED talker, a thinker. Others see him as “that intellectual lightweight who loves Ayn Rand and didn’t ‘understand’ global warming until unconscionably recently.”

An anonymous woman told another anonymous woman to tell PZ Myers that I raped her at some unspecified time in the past at some unspecified conference which was alleged reported to unspecified persons who allegedly covered up whatever it is I allegedly did.”

And that debate, dear Internet, rages on.

Michael Shermer

“Hey, baby, check out mah thumb.”

Last week, a new portrait of Shermer emerged. And it’s pretty rape-y. The portrait. You’ve seen it, the portrait, by now. Ugly stuff, that portrait.

So I decided to e-mail The Sherm and find out what’s going on! So here’s that, without many editin, cuz lazy… (more…)

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Viewers unlike you

June 27th, 2013 by

This interview originally appeared at The Progressive.

Oscar-nominated documentary filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin set out to discover how the unlimited political spending codified by Citizen United v. The FEC is altering democracy on the state level. What they learned instead was a bitter lesson about censorship when PBS refused to air their new movie.

I gave ‚Äôem a call. (more…)

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BEASTcast 33: Kristen Becker

May 21st, 2012 by

Kristen Becker is a local stand-up comedian. She recently won the Best in Buffalo award for best stand-up comedian. Her new album is called How COULD She? BEAST contributor Joe Dixon joins in for this interview. We talk about comedy, Buffalo, politics, our gay president, and doing manual labor while watching porn. Music is by Pigface and is used with permission. You can subscribe to the BEASTcast here or rate and/or leave a review in iTunes.

BEASTcast Episode 33: Kristen Becker (mp3)

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BEASTcast 32: Matt Mogk

May 14th, 2012 by

Matt Mogk is head of the Zombie Research Society. He’s also the author of¬†That’s¬†Not Your Mommy Anymore¬†and Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies. His¬†upcoming¬†graphic novel is¬†ZDC: Zombie Disease Control. We talk about zombies. There may be a few minor spoilers for The Walking Dead, The Road, Dead-Alive, Night of the Living Dead, and Contagion. Music is by¬†Pigface¬†and is used with permission.¬†You can¬†subscribe to the BEASTcast here¬†or¬†rate and/or leave a review¬†in iTunes. (more…)

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BEASTcast 31: Melody Hensley

May 8th, 2012 by

 

Melody Hensley is the executive director of the Center for Inquiry in Washington, DC and is organizing the upcoming Women in Secularismconference. We talk about feminism,¬†privilege, whether or not books should be left in the bathroom, and the conference. Also I try to coin a new term but then find out that it’s already been appropriated by racist immigrant-bashers.¬†Music is by¬†Pigface¬†and is used with permission.¬†You can¬†subscribe to the BEASTcast here¬†or¬†rate and/or leave a review¬†in iTunes.
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BEASTcast 30: Bob Blaskiewicz

April 30th, 2012 by

Bob Blaskiewicz is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech’s¬†School of Literature, Communication and Culture. He also writes for the Committee For Skeptical Inquiry and blogs at Skeptical Humanities. We talk about conspiracy theories and his recent article on the Denver International Airport. Music is by¬†Pigface¬†and is used with permission.¬†You can¬†subscribe to the BEASTcast here¬†or¬†rate and/or leave a review¬†in iTunes. (more…)

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BEASTcast 29: Daphne Eviatar

April 23rd, 2012 by

Daphne Eviatar is an lawyer, journalist, and senior associate at Human Rights First. We talk about the Obama administration’s policy on due process and her recent article on Section 1024 of the National Defense Authorization Act. Music is by¬†Pigface¬†and is used with permission.¬†You can¬†subscribe to the BEASTcast here¬†or¬†rate and/or leave a review¬†in iTunes. (more…)

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BEASTcast 28: Sanal Edamaruku

April 15th, 2012 by

Sanal Edamaruku is the founder-president of Rationalist International and our first repeat BEASTcast guest. We talk about how he recently debunked a Catholic miracle claim in Mumbai and the blasphemy charges against him that ensued. You can donate to the Sanal Edamaruku Defence Fund and support free expression in India here. Music is by Pigface and is used with permission. You can subscribe to the BEASTcast here or rate and/or leave a review in iTunes.

n.b. Contrary to what I said introducing him, Sanal Edamaruku has not been arrested for blasphemy. There are charges against him, but as of the time I’m writing this those charges have not yet resulted in an arrest.¬† (more…)

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BEASTcast 27: Greta Christina

April 9th, 2012 by

Greta Christina is a blogger, speaker and activist focusing on secular, sexual, and LGBT issues. We talk about atheism, religion, and her new book¬†Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things that Piss Off the Godless.¬†Music is by¬†Pigface¬†and is used with permission.¬†You can¬†subscribe to the BEASTcast here¬†or¬†rate and/or leave a review¬†in iTunes. (more…)

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