Eiynah & Tommy Robinson – A #GSPodcast Conversation

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I’m always looking for people with interesting experiences and unique insights to come on my podcast, whether they are public figures or otherwise – and I frequently encourage people to get in touch with me via this form should they feel they have something to say.

An interesting individual going under the pseudonym Eiynah did just that in May. She is a Pakistani-Canadian ex-Muslim blogger and author. I had no doubts that a discussion on her work and background would make for fantastic listening, but at the time she had concerns about people being able to identify her by her voice. The unique concerns surrounding the religion of peace strike again.

Given the podcast is a spoken word medium, I was regrettably unable to remedy this problem, so suggested she get back in touch should said concerns dissipate. And get back in touch she did, albeit with some unexpected additional suggestions. She now feels comfortable speaking on the podcast, but wishes to do so alongside a notorious & controversial public figure.

It seems she has been in communication with Tommy Robinson, founder and ex-leader of The English Defence League. Eiynah feels that hearing her and Tommy exchange questions would make for interesting listening. I agree. I can already hear the alarm bells ringing in your head – so allow me to alleviate some concerns.

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Ep#33 – Ex-Preacher – Michael

 

Ex-Preacher man Michael (@NotSoTheist) joins me on this week’s #GSPodcast. He’ll be telling us all about his journey from the pulpit to vocal atheism. What are some of his old favourite creationist arguments? How does his family feel about his apostasy? And he said ‘Preterist’!

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Twitter Suspension – Podcasting and Vegas!

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It looks like I’ve been suspended on Twitter. I’d planned to just wait it out, but I’ve received tons of messages and emails about it, which is surprising and very kind.  Thank you!  So I thought I’d share some info.

No reason has been given for the suspension and I’ve initiated the appeal process with Twitter.  This can take days, weeks, or could result in permanent suspension. I imagine it’s all a pretty automated affair.

I’ve a suspicion they’ll come back and inform me I’ve been reported for abuse (something similar seems to have happened to prominent video blogger Thunderf00t for annoying the right people).  Obviously, anyone who’s followed me for some time will know that any complaints of abuse could not have been sincere – or accompanied by a single valid example.  It’s a comfort to know that I’m annoying the right people enough to the point that they feel silencing me is a worthy endeavour!  I can’t be certain who’s responsible, but who cares?  It’s all a bit dull, isn’t it?

Obviously genuine abuse online is very serious & a deeply unpleasant thing, and it is good that Twitter takes a strong stance on it.  It’s just a shame that Twitter’s automated process is so deeply flawed.  We now have an online environment where members of ISIS can tweet endless selfies with various dismembered body parts to no consequence, yet a handful – or perhaps even one person can have me suspended on false charges.

It seems Twitter suspends first and asks questions later.  But what are you going to do?  There are real problems, and then there are Twitter problems.  It’s amusing to think that some prominent bloggers actually make a career out of this sort of online ‘nontroversey’.  Shall I rage on about harassment now?  Censorship?  Bullying? Use it as evidence that there’s a concerted effort to silence men online? Perhaps not.

To be honest, the trolls couldn’t have chosen a better time. I fly out to Vegas this week, so had planned to have some twitter/podcasting downtime.  Who’s been to Vegas?  Any suggestions for things to see? Hit the comments!  Talking of ‘deep rifts’, follow my backup account @GSpellcheck and I’ll tweet you some pictures from the Grand Canyon. I’m incredibly excited!

Podcast:

The podcast will be completely unaffected by this silliness – and I have one episode left to release for September, which should arrive this week.  Make sure you’re subscribed in iTunes, Stitcher or your preferred podcasting service.  If you rely solely on my twitter feed for new podcast episodes, I’d suggest joining the mailing list on this blog and I’ll email you when new content is available.  Alternatively, you can just like my Facebook page.

I can’t say this enough, but thank you for all the podcast support.  I’ve recently surpassed 150,000 downloads, which is absurd.  This has far exceeded my wildest expectations from when I first started last November.  All you wonderfully generous patreon supporters mean a lot to me.  Speak to you soon.  Do I bet on red or black?

 

 

 

 

Ep#32 – Gad Saad – Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Behavioural Scientist Gad Saad drops in for this week’s #GSPodcast.  We talk gender differences, the issue of free speech within academic institutions and…pet cloning.  Consider this your ‘trigger warning’. We also cast a disapproving eye on liberal feminism’s betrayal of Ayaan Hirsi Ali. #Gadfather.  Follow him on twitter: @GadSaad

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Relevant Links
Gad Saad’s Books
Gad’s YouTube Channel

Ep#31 – Michael Shermer – Debunking 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

 

Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine (Skeptic.com) joins me on The #GSPodcast to cast a sceptical eye on popular 9/11 Conspiracy theories. Controlled Demolition? Building 7? Inside Job? THE JEWS! And more! He’ll also explain some of the psychology involved in the formation/acceptance of conspiracy theories. I ask him about The X-Files too. Obviously.

 

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Ep#30 – Saif Rahman – Cultural Muslim

Saif Rahman will be this week’s guest on The #GSPodcast.  He’s the founder of The Humanist & Cultural Muslim Association and Author of ‘The Islamist Delusion’.  He’ll be explaining what it means to be a cultural Muslim.  We’ll also share our thoughts on the growing problem of British Jihadists. Follow him on twitter @SaifRRahman

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