#BBCTBQ Debrief – Do We Have Free Will?

Another special edition debrief of BBC’s ‘The Big Questions’A Scotsman Abroad will be joining me & callers to discuss Episode 14 of Season 8. Callers including BBCTBQ guest speaker Jonathan Pearce join me to discuss the central question; ‘Do we have free will?’.

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Ep#55 – Shelley Segal Plays Some Live Music

Australian Singer/songwriter Shelley Segal (@ShelleySegal) will be dropping by this week’s #GSPodcast to play us some live music! Shelley will also be telling us all about her godless songs which can be found on her ‘An Atheist Album’ which includes a tribute to Christopher Hitchens. We also have a great discussion about her Jewish upbringing, gender segregation, Pescetarianism, attending the Secular Conference in London, ‘Sounds Of Freedom’, Maryam Namazie and much more!

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#BBCTBQ Debrief – Armed Drones, Booze & The Catholic Church

Another special edition debrief of BBC’s ‘The Big Questions’A Scotsman Abroad will be joining me to discuss Episode 13 of Season 8. Topics include: ‘Is it morally right to deploy armed drones, ‘do drinkers need to pay their way’, and does the Catholic church need to modernise?’.

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Ep#54 – Dr Christian Jessen – ‘Gay Cures’

The excellent Dr. Christian Jessen (@DoctorChristian) joins me on this week’s #GSPodcast. He’ll be telling us all about the ridiculous notion of ‘gay cures’, what they involve and what motivates their proponents (SPOILER: religion). Dr Christian underwent some of these ‘therapies’ as part of his superb documentary ‘Undercover Doctor: Cure Me I’m Gay’. Some are horrific, others are just plain absurd. He’ll be guiding us through them and explaining why they’re harmful and unscientific.

We also touch on the notion of ‘no platforming’, quackery, homeopathy, Embarrassing Bodies, the lack of ‘out’ professional football players and much, much more!

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Ep#53 – Gad Saad Returns – #TriggerWarning

Such a pleasure to have The Gadfather (@GadSaad) back on The #GSPodcast. We talk trigger warnings, Chapel hill, apologists for Islam, Militant Atheism, Russell Brand, house of cards, Charlie Hebdo, “nothing To Do With Islam”, Curb your Enthusiasm, is Islamic reform possible? Evolutionary psychology, Chuck Morse, Hitler and Evolutionary theory, Ben Affleck & Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

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We Will Never Forget Lee Rigby

2I clearly remember my commute home from work on the 22nd of May 2013.  Checking for news on my smartphone, I read in horror as the gruesome and cowardly murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby began making headlines. My throat tightened as further details emerged – details confirming this was not some random encounter which had ended fatally. This was a planned act of Islamic Terrorism.

At the time, I was unaware Drummer Rigby was from my home city of Manchester, but knowing this gruesome act had played out on the instantly recognisable streets of London was enough to shake me up in a way that distant atrocities can’t always achieve for whatever reason. It shouldn’t matter – but knowing this could happen on an English street in broad daylight suddenly provided a new level of reality for Jihadism that I couldn’t quite handle emotionally. It was too close to home.

I came through my front door and instantly began sobbing for this person I’d never even met or knew existed moments ago, all fury and helplessness. The injustice of it. The pointlessness of it.

Nearly two years later and I’m sat in Euston train station in London, waiting for my 18:37 service back to Manchester. I’d been in the capital for The Secularist of The Year Awards where Charlie Hebdo magazine took the main prize. I remember having similar feelings to the above when seeing footage of gunmen running through Paris streets yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’. The problem is home. Read more

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