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?
This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics.
0:00 Intro & having the Covid Vaccine 6:15 Has Jeremy Corbyn been vaccinated? Is it fair to even ask? 9:40 The latest bout of Israel V Palestine conflict. 17:52 The shocking scenes of anti-Semitism at pro-Palestine rallies. 22:47 The attack on the home of Muslim Youtuber Abu Layth. 24:50 Hummus 25:48 The outcome of the Batley grammar school investigation over Muhammed cartoons. 32:23 Praise for The National Secular Society 34:02 Shout out to the Batley Binmen Massive 35:56 The shooting of activist Sasha Johnson 38:42 Diane Abbott’s comments on the Sasha Johnson shooting 41:23 Commemorating the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder 49:00 Forced ‘diversity’. 53:33 Iram watches some more 80s movies 56:12 Fat-shaming Stephen
This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes co-founder of Atheists for Liberty Thomas Sheedy (@SheedyThom). They talk about the controversy surrounding Richard Dawkins and the regressive descent of other American atheist groups into intersectional ideology. Where did it all go wrong for American atheism? And what can we do to course-correct?
0:00 Intro 2:19 Start of interview & About Thomas Sheedy 3:54 The creation of Atheists for Liberty 5:35 Why did the ‘Reason Rally’ fail so badly? 6:48 ‘Elevatorgate’ & the beginning of the end 13:45 Is going woke really hurting these groups? 21:09 American atheist organisations excommunicate Richard Dawkins 24:13 Why is the debate around self-ID and gender forbidden by ‘sceptics’? 29:33 Is far-left secular ideology making religion seem more appealing? 35:26 What atheist issues should we be paying attention to? 38:52 Can Atheists for Liberty claim political neutrality? 42:30 Setting up Atheist for Liberty stalls at conservative conventions 46:52 The rise of ‘Trumpism’ and the Capitol Hill attack 50:58 Is America on a political knife edge? 53:27 Wokeness uniting non-believers and believers in opposition? 59:30 How to support Atheists for Liberty