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
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.
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?
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
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.
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
This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes social commentator and political advisor Calvin Robinson (@CalvinRobinson).
0:00 Intro 5:09 Start Of interview 6:19 About Calvin Robinson 7:06 Education and Christianity 7:56 Do we need Christianity for morality? 13:33 Identity politics and being called on to discuss race 16:10 What does it mean to you to be ‘right-wing’? 19:57 Should we worry about a new ‘entitled’ generation of children? 21:49 Should we defund the BBC? And the Martin Bashir scandal 27:43 The relevance and value of a Monarchy in 2021 30:33 Religious teaching in schools 34:20 Anti-Semitism on UK streets and the failure of liberalism. 36:49 The left-wing interest in the Israel/Palestine conflict. 39:43 Black Lives Matter and George Floyd as a martyr. 43:37 Treating ‘Black’ as a political ideology and being labelled a ‘race-traitor’. 45:21 Is modern ‘anti-racism’ hurting progress on race-relations? 50:54 Is social media a mistake? 57:19 Are we afraid to speak our mind now?