what if they disagree?

This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending Skepticon in St Louis. Among other awesome things that happened, I moderated a panel called “What if They Disagree?”

How do we handle it when there seems to be an internal disagreement among a marginalized group. What is our place as allies in trying to advance the causes of racial justice, gender justice, and so on, when we’re confronted with conflicting views from inside those groups. There is right and wrong, but no group is a monolith. Its a difficult question, and one we tried to tackle in this panel discussion.

A full transcript of this episode is available here

Check out these important links!

Ashton P Woods for Houston 

Atheists Talk Podcast 

Free Hearts, Free Minds 

Heinous Dealings Blog 

Ex-Muslims of North America 

Music by Cloudkicker and Lee Rosevere, used under Creative Commons

Image by Skepticon

transformations

Our culture is a jerk for how few tools it gives us to think deeply about ourselves. 

A full transcript for this episode can be found here

Relevant links:

Alyssa’s article: https://the-orbit.net/alyssa/2016/03/08/baby-problem-steps-porn-edition/

Her blog: https://the-orbit.net/alyssa/

Miss Mako (the YouTube channel Alyssa refers to): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdZQ4Vo7-54mx15dQRONKzg

The Comics Site: http://www.tgcomics.com 

Music by Drake Stafford, used under Creative Commons.

dear callie

A full transcript for this episode can be found here

This week, something a bit different. I get lots of messages from folks asking for advice on one thing or another, and I love talking with folks and bouncing ideas off of them and helping them through whatever they’re dealing with. I figured I’d make an episode of it!

Here are the links from Anonymous’ question about evidence for transness:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321258.php

https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-about-the-well-being-of-transgender-people/

Music by Cloudkicker, used under Creative Commons

my friends, i’ve found it

We’re all looking for something. For some people it’s spiritual, physical, emotional, psychological… For some it’s anatomical. My wife helped me find something I hadn’t realized I lost this week. It’s a happy coincidence that it also happens to be the two year anniversary of one of the most important dates in my life.

So, this week is an intimate look into Celes and I’s world, and a pretty special night we had. 

Find a full transcript of this episode here

Music is by Cloudkicker, used under Creative Commons

life is not a cartoon

A full transcript of this episode can be found here

Humans love narrative. We base much of our lives around it. It’s very important for that reason. It’s why so many of us find so much meaning in TV shows and books and movies and comics and so on. But there comes a point where reality overrides that. This week’s show uses a tarot reading to take me from start to finish through that process on a super important question I’d been ruminating over.

project blitz

The religious right in the US definitely has a plan. And they’ve conveniently written it out in public for all of us to see. It’s scary stuff, but its definitely a fight I think we can win. We just gotta get moving on it, like now. 

This week we’ll hear from American Atheists’ Alison Gill on what Project Blitz is, why its a threat, and how we can fight it.

Find the transcript for this episode here

Find the Project Blitz playbook here

Check out blitzwatch.org to see how you can get involved to stop them