Taking The Myth Special with Nicky Campbell

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) welcome an extra special guest. Nicky Campbell, a titan of TV and Radio broadcasting will be joining us to talk about BBC’s The Big Questions, faith, science, literalism and much, much more!

0:00 Intro
2:37 Start of interview
5:06 The ‘cancellation’ of BBC’s The Big Questions and its unique format
9:58 The rise and fall of Mo Ansar
14:13 The BBC and impartiality
16:05 Christian Literalism and creationism
18:08 Have any guests been involved in physical alterations?
21:29 Best and worse debates
22:41 More on literalism
23:43 Ibrahim Mogra’s very specific claims about the afterlife
34:46 The sincerity of true believers?
36:46 Evolution and Noah’s ark
41:35 What do grieving elephants reveal about us?
43:11 Does Nicky have faith? Does he believe in a creator?
45:27 The Qur’anic explanation for life
48:46 Science V Faith
52:20 A resurgence of Christianity? The benefits and problems with certainty
55:33 Being labelled both ‘Islamophobic’ and too afraid to question Islam simultaneously
58:59 ‘Cherished liberties’, criticising religion and ‘punching down’ on theocracy
01:04:51 Anjem Choudhary and Tommy Robinson
01:10:32 Wheel of Fortune revival?
01:11:48 Student unions and Nigel Farage

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Ep#179 – Yuri Deigin – Vaccine Misinformation

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes Yuru Deigin. Yuri is a. He has recently been very critical of Bret Weinstein’s output on vaccinations and ‘alternative’ treatments.

Watch the video interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Y40R8vW6ckk

0:00 Start of Interview & about Yuri
1:04 The Lab Leak hypothesis 
4:36 Incompetence or cover-up on Covid origins?
9:17 Will we ever get the truth about Covid’s origins from the CCP?
10:58 Trusting the consensus on vaccines
14:39 ‘Vaccine hesitant’ Vs ‘Anti-Vaxxer’ and vaccine efficacy/safety
19:50 What is Ivermectin?
27:53 Why is Bret Weinstein wrong on Ivermectin?
32:38 Any response from Bret Weinstein?
39:43 Publicly blaming Bret Weinstein for the death of Leslie Lawrenson
42:46 Should Covid misinformation be censored?
46:14 How do we convince the unvaccinated?
50:12 Is the anti-vax problem a predominantly American one?
52:59 The increased risks of new variants due to the unvaccinated
55:29 Do needles seem sinister at a psychological level?

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Quillette article: https://quillette.com/2021/07/06/looking-for-covid-19-miracle-drugs-we-already-have-them-theyre-called-vaccines/

Lab leak article: https://yurideigin.medium.com/lab-made-cov2-genealogy-through-the-lens-of-gain-of-function-research-f96dd7413748

 

Taking The Myth – August 2021 Edition

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics.

0:00 Intro
0:29 Laurel Hubbard crashes out of Tokyo 2020
6:25 Teachers told to affirm 4 year old’s preferred pronouns/gender in Scottish schools without parental consent
15:48 The Jake Davison mass murder/shooting in the UK and the commentary surrounding it.
22:48 Is society producing more angry young men? If so, why?
27:22 Beauty privilege
30:16 The exit from Afghanistan and the return of Taliban rule
38:59 Is it stupid to think the Taliban have changed for the better?
47:23 The UK’s responsibility to Afghan refugees and the potential impact
56:26 Audience Question: Is stupidity more dangerous than actual bad things?
59:04 The problem of social media and vaccine misinformation.
01:08:02 Audience questions about woke influence in institutions.
01:10:14 Joe Biden

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Ep#178 – Helen Joyce – Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality


This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes author and journalist Helen Joyce (HJoyceGender). They discuss Helen’s new book ‘Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality’.

0:00 Intro
6:47 Start of Interview   
6:58 About Helen Joyce
8:13 How do you define yourself politically?
11:55 Why the focus on this issue?
14:54 Genuine concerns about transphobia
18:46 Is sex binary? How many genders are there?
21:17 What do you make of recent ‘transracial’ stories?
25:54 Did Helen get Richard Dawkins ‘cancelled’ by American Humanists?
33:38 How do we make this issue less partisan?
34:32 Religion, atheism and the ‘atheist movement’.
35:37 Reporting of violent crime and the data
40:58 How crime statistics are recorded by gender
46:43 Female only spaces and safety: PureGym and the Wi Spa controversy
52:35 Transwomen competing in women’s sports, Laurel Hubbard
57:55 Misgendering—consciously and by accident. What is expected?
1:01:48 Peer and social contagion.


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Taking The Myth – July 2021 Edition

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics.

0:00 Intro
0:28 Nicky Campbell and the end of The Big Questions on the BBC
6:48 Anjem Choudary: Islamist hate preacher has public speaking restrictions lifted
16:56 Oli London and the controversy over being ‘transracial’
26:21 The murder of Noor Mukadam in Pakistan
36:06 The failure of Imran Khan
39:51 Hatun Tash: Ex-Muslim, Christian preacher attacked with knife at Speakers Corner, London.
47:04 The failure of the UK government to publicly support the Batley teacher in hiding.
50:46 Potential Covid Vaccine passports
58:49 The concerns about vaccine safety and side-effects

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Taking The Myth – June 2021 Edition

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics.

0:00 Intro & lockdown flab
2:29 Gender ideology dominating the news cycle
5:26 Sajid Javid’s bid to end marriage for under 18s
13:32 Recent conflict in Batley: Muslims V LGBT
23:51 Labour party and the lack of a strong opposition in the UK
27:44 Political tribalism
31:07 Stephen and Iram blindly wade into the gender wars
32:18 Lisa Keogh cleared after being investigated for saying women have vaginas
34:50 Transgender woman Laurel Hubbard competing in the Olympics & the male advantage in sport.
47:41 Men V Women and why men are “stupid”.
56:05 Women get demoted on the intersectional hierarchy
59:08 Iram reviews the sitcom ‘We are Lady Parts’.
01:03 Review of ‘The Return: Life After ISIS’ Documentary
01:13 Audience questions from social media
01:14 The launch of GB news and activists going for its advertisers.
01:16 Royal Academy’s apology to artist Jess de Wahls after attempting to cancel her for saying “humans can’t change sex”.
01:18 Corporate hypocrisy on human rights
01:21 Matt Hancock breaking social distancing rules and infidelity (recorded before his resignation)

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