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The Godless Spellchecker Podcast

The Godless Spellchecker Podcast is an award winning weekly sceptical/atheistic show in a conversational, interview format hosted by Stephen Knight. We hear from leading public figures as well as people without a public profile that have equally valuable experiences and ideas to share. The goal is to amplify good ideas and scrutinise bad ones. The motto of the show is: "I think we've all learned something here today".
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Oct 27, 2017

This week on The #GSPodcast Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) talks to David Smalley (@DavidCSmalley) of Dogma Debate (www.dogmadebate.com). Topics covered include: Mythcon, Sargon of Akkad, sexual abuse, online smears, 'Nazi hysteria', Antifa, Trump, Humanism, 'the atheist community' and much, much more.

Support the podcast at http://www.patreon.com/gspellchecker

Also available on iTunesStitcher & YouTube.

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Oct 24, 2017

This week on The #GSPodcast, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) talks to Chief Executive of Humanists UK, Andrew Copson (@AndrewCopson).

They talk about Andrew's new book: 'Secularism: Politics, Religion and Freedom' as well as the Holyoake lecture, the roots of secularism, secularism in the USA, Laïcité, tough arguments against secularism and Star Trek Discovery (SPOILER ALERT).

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Show Notes

Buy Secularism: Politics, Religion and Freedom: http://amzn.to/2gDuSZy

Become a members of Humanists UK: https://humanism.org.uk/join/

 

Oct 17, 2017

This week on The #GSPodcast Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) talks to Sean and Brian from Mythicist Milwaukee (mythicistmilwaukee.com) We debrief Mythcon IV which generated a fair amount of controversy. We talk about principles, guest selection, the harassment campaign to shut them down and much, much more.

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Show Notes

Mythcon information: http://www.mythicistmilwaukee.com/mythinformation-conference-2/

Full Mythcon video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwY4rvhWVf4

Sargon of Akkad V Thomas Smith debate video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTFL0wKmsC0

Sargon Of Akkad's video response: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9ODU956oUA&t=1515s

Thomas Smith's debrief of Mythcon on 'Serious Pod': http://seriouspod.com/sio82-mythinformation-shitshow/

Video analysis of Thomas Smith's demands/'threats': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6GxqjzZ-gI

Independent article on Jess Phillips rape threats: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/labour-mp-jess-phillips-rape-death-threats-one-day-social-media-attacks-training-a7915406.html

Sargon Akkad on conspiracy theories: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx4ZDd1vDGU

Matt Dillahunty's thoughts on Mythcon (video):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYnlUv68nvk&t=2656s

David Silverman (American Atheists) statement on Mythcon: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10155625641421702&id=619971701

 

 

 

Sep 30, 2017

This week on The #GSPodcast Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) talks to Dr. Melanie Joy about 'Carnism'. We cover the environmental and psychological impact of animal slaughter, the vegan movement, synthetic meat, myths about nutrition and much, much more!

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Sep 21, 2017

This week on Taking The MythStephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk: The Hijab in UK primary schools, regulating online extremism, the Barcelona attacks and the attempted London tube bombing. Also, the ASLAN Awards and much, much more!

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Aug 17, 2017

This week on Taking The MythStephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk: Iram's Pakistan adventure, Charlottesville, rape gangs in the UK and what happened when a Labour politician named the problem. Also, the ASLAN Awards and much, much more!

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Aug 15, 2017

This week on The #GSPodcast Iranian Ex-Muslim, author and founder of Atheist Republic Armin Navabi (@ArminNavabi) joins host Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker). We talk about religious conservatism in Iran, Islamic reform, Malaysian atheists and much, much more!

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Jul 25, 2017

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) report from the Secular Conference in London. We talk: banning the face veil, women's rights, security risks when publicly criticising Islam, Inna Shevchenko, western feminism, Islam's Non Believers documentary, Islamic reform scepticisim, Maajid Nawaz and more! Watch the video version at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOT22bhemJQ

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Jun 30, 2017

This week on The #GSPodcast author and journalist Graeme Wood (@Gcaw) joins me to talk about his book 'The Way Of The Strangers'. We discuss the motivations and beliefs of those who support the “Islamic State”. We also touch on foreign policy, Islamic reform, meeting Anjem Choudary and the future of ISIS.

 

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Jun 18, 2017

This week on Taking The MythStephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk: The General Election result, Tim Farron's Christianity, The DUP, Tommy Robinson's Manchester March, the attack on liberal Muslims, Taqiyya. London Attacks, terror conspiracies, 24 hours news. And much more! Plus, senior myth taking correspondent Ascotsman Abroad (@AScotsmanAbroad) returns to share his views on the election.

 

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May 30, 2017

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk about Iram's new fundraiser, the Manchester terror attacks, Muhammed Ullah The BBC 'plant', Andy Burnham, The General election, 'Three Girls' TV Drama and, much much more including the ASLAN awards!

Also available on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube

Support the podcast at http://www.patreon.com/gspellchecker

Listeners get a free audiobook and trial with Audible at http://www.audibletrial.com/gs

 

 

May 28, 2017

This week on The #GSPodcast Dr. James Lindsay (@GodDoesnt) returns to talk about the controversial paper he co-authored with Peter Boghossian (@PeterBoghossian) titled 'The Conceptual Penis As A Social Construct'. Intended as a hoax, it's been celebrated and criticised widely. I'll be putting some of the criticism to him as well as touching on the Sokal affair, the peer review process, gender studies, transphobia, social justice and more!

 

Also available on iTunesStitcher & YouTube.

Support the podcast at http://www.patreon.com/gspellchecker

Listeners get a free audiobook and trial with Audible at http://www.audibletrial.com/gs

Donate to the Manchester Emergency Fund at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Godless-Spellchecker3


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Apr 15, 2017

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk about The Stockholm attacks, Islam and dogs, Mashal Khan, Dina Ali, Shelly Asquith trying to whip up a blasphemy mob, the Dortmund attack, Tommy Robinson, Ayaan Hirsi Ali's cancelled Australia/NZ speaking tour, Mike Pence, The Far-right, Tesco’s ‘controversial’ Easter promotion, Chechnyan gay concentration camps and more! And the ASLAN Awards!

Recorded on Tues 28th March 2017.

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Mar 29, 2017

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk about the Secularist Of The Year Awards, the European Court ruling on religious dress, the laptop ban, Westminster terror, Blasphemy, Andy Kindler, BBC Asian Network and much, much more! And the ASLAN Awards return!

Recorded on Tues 28th March 2017.

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Mar 26, 2017

This week on The #GSPodcast I bring you some coverage from the Secularist Of The Year Awards in central London, hosted by The National Secular Society. The main prize went to Yasmin Rehman. You can support the National Secular Society at http://www.secularism.org.uk

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Information on speakers:

03:15 - Terry Sanderson:

Terry Sanderson is the President Of The National Secular Society https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Sanderson_(writer)

04:34 - Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a British Journalist and Author https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasmin_Alibhai-Brown

11:28 - Scott Moore

Scott Moore and Let Pupils Choose, a Northern Ireland Humanists campaign,for challenging compulsory worship and religious privilege in Northern Ireland’s schools. http://strabanechronicle.com/2017/03/teenager-shortlisted-top-secularist-award/

15:35 - Houzan Mahmoud

Houzan Mahmoud and the Kurdish Culture project, for their initiative to provide a platform for Kurdish writers, feminists, artists and activists to advance gender equality, freedom and universal rights. http://kurdishcultureproject.org/author/houzanm/

22:40 – Barry Duke

Barry Duke is a journalist and gay rights activist. Barry currently edits The Freethinker magazine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Duke

31:00 - Yasmin Rehman – Winner Of Secularist Of The Year 2017

From the NSS website: 'Yasmin has spent much of the past two years working to get the Government to recognise the dangers faced by ex-Muslims and Ahmadi Muslims from Islamic extremists. She has used her own home as a shelter for women at risk of domestic abuse' http://www.secularism.org.uk/news/2017/03/yasmin-rehman-named-secularist-of-the-year-2017

 

 

 

Feb 27, 2017

 

It’s a great pleasure to welcome Ella Whelan (@Ella_M_Whelan) to The #GSPodcast. Ella is the Assistant Editor at Spiked. We talk about fake news, the future of Twitter, internet trolling, UK hate speech laws, Brexit, the UK left, the Labour party, campus speech codes, cultural appropriation and much, much more!

Also available on iTunesStitcher & YouTube.

Support the podcast at http://www.patreon.com/gspellchecker

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Feb 23, 2017

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk about Donald Trump overload, children at political protests, the Muslim Ban, Milo Yiannopoulos's child abuse comments, Ronald Fiddler, Oldham Trojan Horse plot, integration, Piers Morgan V Jim Jefferies, FGM prosecutions and much, much more!

Recorded on Wed 22nd Feb 2017.

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Feb 14, 2017

 

It’s a great pleasure to welcome Macer Gifford (@MacerGifford) to The #GSPodcast. Macer is a British activist and anti-ISIS campaigner who left England to fight alongside the Kurdish Defence Force. We talk about ISIS, The Kurds, Islamist Ideology, atheism, the government and much more!

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Feb 9, 2017

It’s a great pleasure to welcome the return of Matt Dillahunty (@Matt_Dillahunty) to The #GSPodcast. We talk about the ethics of punching Nazis, free speech, violent protests at UC Berkeley, Donald Trump, trigger warnings, safe spaces, racism, labels, Milo Yiannopoulos and much, much more!


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Dec 22, 2016

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) and Iram Ramzan (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk about the Amazon 'Allah doormat' controversy, Cryogenics, 'Muslims like Us' TV show, Berlin and Ankara terrorism, the case of ex-Marine Alexander Blackman and much, much more!

Recorded on Tues 21st December 2016.

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Nov 30, 2016

It's a great pleasure to welcome the return of author Ali Rizvi (@AliAmjadRizvi) to The #GSPodcast. Ali will be talking about his excellent new book 'The Atheist Muslim'. We also discuss Donald Trump, liberal complacency, the left/right divide and much, more!

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Nov 25, 2016

This week on The #GSPodcast I speak to Larry T. Decker (@LTDecker), Executive Director of the Secular Coalition For America (@SecularDotOrg). We talk about the ways in which the election of Donald Trump may impact upon secular issues such as abortion, LGBT rights, science and more.

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Nov 10, 2016

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) and Iram Ramzan (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk about newly elected President Trump, how we got there and what it means for the future. We also update you on the Louis Smith saga, discuss national pride and gender segregation and much, much more!

Recorded on Wed 9th November 2016.

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Oct 30, 2016


This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) and Iram Ramzan (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk about the Muslim Council Of Britain, Shakeel Begg's 'libel' case, the SPLC and Maajid Nawaz, the 'gay cake' fiasco, Immigration, Black Cats, the American elections and much, much more!

Also available on iTunes and Stitcher.

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Oct 14, 2016

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) and Iram Ramzan (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk about Louis Theroux's 'My Scientology Movie', CAGE, 9/11 Conspiracy theories, 'No Hijab Day', Iranian chess competitions and Ascotsman Abroad (@AScotsmanAbroad) joins us to put the Catholic Church in their place. And of course, the ASLAN Awards!

Also available on iTunes and Stitcher.

Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/gspellchecker

Listeners get a free audiobook and trial with Audible at http://www.audibletrial.com/gs

 

 

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