Entries by Cory Johnston

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.”