Entries by Cory Johnston

Totally Unqualified

In this episode of the Shift To Reason Radio, Cory, Lisa, Rene, Dan, and Dave talk Religious Nuttery, Woo, Politics, and Hate. This is from our November 23rd show. Links   Religious Nuttery Rene’s Story – https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/ev3vqp/an-untouched-tribe-killed-9– the-missionary-trying-to-convert-them? Rene’s Story – http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/texas-pastor-says-concert-by-devil-worshipping-band-ghost-is-not-healthy-for-our-community Woo Report Cory’s Story – https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/health-nutrition/carnivore-diet-beefy-leap-faith Science Lisa’s Story – https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/hemimastigotes-supra-kingdom-1.4715823 Politics Dan’s Story – https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/nothing-on-this-page-is-real-how-lies-become-truth-in-online-america/2018/11/17/edd44cc8-e85a-11e8-bbdb-72fdbf9d4fed_story.html New segment on Hatred […]

Talking To Climate Change Deniers

In this one Cory, Dan, Rene, Lisa, and Dave talk about how we talk to the opposition about climate change, among other things. Then they talk about Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and how she deals with Republican trolls. Then you get our What’s the Deal segment on globalism and Cory rants about mainstream media conspiracies. What’s […]

Wielding the Lasso of Truth with Dr. Jen Gunter

In this episode Cory, Rene, Lisa, Dan, and Dave talked to Dr. Jen Gunter about topics related to health, pseudoscience, and misinformation. It was a great chat and Dr. Gunter was an awesome guest. Here are some links to her stuff https://drjengunter.wordpress.com/ https://twitter.com/DrJenGunter   Here are some of the the references she recommended https://www.nlm.nih.gov/ https://www.aap.org/en-us/Pages/Default.aspx […]

Ghost Sex Is Just Another Name For Masturbation

In this episode of Shift To Reason Radio, Cory, Rene, Sarah, and Dave talk about Halal soup, ghost sex, alien probes, animal vaccines for anthrax, the science of pot in your bloodstream, and yet another incel who murdered people. Links for stories WTF!? Rene’s Story – https://www.facebook.com/woodbine777/posts/10160845178880063 Woo Report Dave’s Story – https://nypost.com/2018/10/30/woman-who-had-sex-with-20-ghosts-is-now-engaged-to-a-spirit Cory’s Story – https://ktla.com/2018/11/05/mystery-object-that-sped-past-earth-last-year-could-be-probe-sent-by-aliens-harvard-researchers-say/ Sarah’s Story […]

Midterms, Brazil, and the Far Right

In this episode of the Brainstorm Rectable, Cory, Sarah, Rene, and Dave talk about some of the stuff from a few days after the midterm elections in the US, Brazil’s new fascist leader, and Cory does a rant about the danger of the far right. Here are some links https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/06/us/elections/results-house-elections.html Brazil links https://www.facebook.com/tanyasau/posts/10110737942059853 https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/10/christian-fascism-comes-to-brazil-new-president-bolsonaro-promises-christian-theocracy https://www.facebook.com/ShujiAli/videos/10156841268947210/ […]

Point of Inquiry with Kavin Senapathy

In this episode of the Skeptic Studio Cory, Sarah, Rene, and Dave talk to Kavin Senapathy. Kavin is very well known in skeptical circles for her blogs and her book The Fear Babe: Shattering Vani Hari’s Glass House. Kavin and the crew talk about the state of skepticism and some recent events that make it seem like some parts of the skeptic movement are a little out of touch.

Extremists: From Sovereign Citizens to Incels

In this episode of The Skeptic Studio Cory talked to Dr. Edwin Hodge from the University of Victoria in British Colombia. They discussed various extremist groups, some links between ways they approach the world, and some of the history behind them. Here is a link to the last time Cory talked to Dr. Hodge https://www.brainstormblog.net/the-hardcore-skeptic-examines/2017/5/21/an-academic-talks-social-justice […]

The Danger of the Far Right

“I wanted to write a rant on the far right and their rise to prominence, the utter fear for marginalized people that this fills me with, and the need for action of some kind to stop them from carrying out even more harmful acts or gaining any more power but I keep getting caught up in the details.”