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The Godless Spellchecker Podcast

The Godless Spellchecker Podcast is an award winning weekly sceptical 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. I think we've all learned something here today.
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Dec 27, 2015

The excellent author Michael Sherlock (@SherlockMichael) returns to The #GSPodcast. We clear up once and for all the 'arguments' linking atheism to Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot. We talk about the ‘context’ argument when it comes to the Qur’an. Also, Michael will be telling us why the lies of CJ Werleman have led to death threats for him and his children. We cover current blasphemy laws and discuss whether ISIS represents Islam.

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

Dec 20, 2015

Author James Lindsay (@GodDoesnt) drops in on on The #GSPodcast this week. We’ll be speaking about his new book ‘Everybody Is Wrong About God’. We discuss ‘post-theism’, ‘divinity’, religion in American politics and the evils of Tumblr.

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

Dec 11, 2015

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight and A Scotsman Abroad discuss the big topics with guest callers. We talk about the appalling treatment of Maryam Namazie at Goldsmiths University by the Islamic Society. We talk the equally awful reaction to it. We share our thoughts on Donald Trump and have a disagreement about teaching humanism in schools. Plus The ASLAN Awards return! A Scotsman Abroad also blames something on religion.

Also available on iTunes and Stitcher.

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

Nov 30, 2015

Sarah Levin (@SarahMLevin) from the Secular Coalition For America joins me on this week's #GSPodcast. We talk about the anti-vaccination movement and tackle some of the myths they promote. We'll also be telling you about the 'Put Kids First' campaign and how you can help with this very important issue.

Also available on iTunes and Stitcher.

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

Nov 25, 2015

Another fantastic guest on this week’s #GSPodcast. Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) from The Rubin Report joins me to discuss a whole host of topics including: Stand-up comedy, the state of American news media, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Israeli/Palestine conflict and the regressive left. Dave will also be talking about his relationship with Cenk Uygur and why Cenk has been a "genuinely bad actor" in the discussion on ‘new atheism’. I also ask to what degree being gay informs his politics and worldview.

Also available on iTunes and Stitcher.

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

 

Nov 18, 2015

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight and A Scotsman Abroad discuss the big topics with guest callers. We talk about the horrific Islamist terror attacks in Paris and the appalling regressive response to it. Also, who is ‘Galen Hallcyon’? And why is he refusing to answer questions about his public claim to have conversed with Chapel Hill Murderer Craig Hicks? We’ll also be telling you what you definitely shouldn’t search in Google and share on Twitter. A Scotsman Abroad also blames something on religion.

Also available on iTunes and Stitcher.

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

Nov 12, 2015

My excellent guest for this week’s podcast is Arif Rahman (@ArifArifUK). Arif is a Bangladeshi blogger and activist currently living in the UK. We’ll be talking about the tragic murders of 5 Bangladeshi bloggers/publishers this year – some of whom were friends and colleagues of Arif’s. He’ll also be explaining the religious bias of the Bangladeshi constitution. I also ask him why the authorities don’t appear to be doing anything to stop these Islamist murderers.

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

Oct 27, 2015

Joining me on this week’s #GSPodcast is the incredibly smart and talented Baba Brinkman (@BabaBrinkman). Baba will be talking about his brilliant new album ‘The Rap Guide To Religion’ and we’ll be listening to two tracks right here on the podcast! We also talk rap, argument style, The Theory Of Mind, influences and the role of popular culture in the god debate. You can buy his new album on iTunes now! https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/the-rap-guide-to-religion/id1040975050

Also available on iTunes and Stitcher.

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

Oct 21, 2015

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight and A Scotsman Abroad discuss the big topics with guest callers. Topics include: The Christmas Shoebox appeal and how it’s really an evangelical indoctrination exercise. We discuss the horrific story of a 19 year old being beaten to death in a New York church. We end with a deeply uninformed discussion on the topic of Assisted Dying. Scotsman Abroad also blames something on religion.

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

Oct 14, 2015

Joining me on this week’s #GSPodcast is Author and Journalist Wendy Thomas Russell (@WendyRussell). Wendy has a great book on Secular Parenting titled ‘Relax, It’s Just God’. We talk about the huge challenges of not being religious, yet raising a child in a religiously saturated society. We discuss when is it time to talk to kids about religion and how best to approach it. We deal with death, the problem with comforting lies and of course, Santa!

Also available on iTunes and Stitcher.

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

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Oct 4, 2015

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight and A Scotsman Abroad discuss the big topics with guest callers. Topics include: The UCC Oregon shooting, Craig Stephen Hicks and The Pope. Dean Obeidallah and The Pope are this week’s ASLAN contenders. A Scotsman Abroad also blames something on religion. We also pay our respects to Glen Carrigan. Also, correction - 'Rand' is a male name...

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

Sep 20, 2015

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight and A Scotsman Abroad discuss the big topics with guest callers. Topics include: Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz’s discussion at Harvard, Ahmed Mohamed’s ‘bomb clock’ fiasco, The Young Turks Network, The British Monarchy – specifically the controversy surrounding Jeremy Corbyn’s decision not to sing along to the national anthem. We also award our second ever ASLAN Award. A Scotsman Abroad also blames something on religion.

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

Sep 17, 2015

Author and screenwriter of the Bill and Ted movies, Chris Matheson drops in on The #GSPodcast to talk about his hilarious new book ‘The Story Of God’. We have a conversation about rejecting ultimate truths, the uneasy relationship between God and Satan and ask: ‘Is God psychotic?’ Chris will also be telling us whether the rumoured sequel to Bill and Ted will be happening and what it’s like to work with Keanu Reeves. Dude. We also discuss women in the Bible, Charlie Hebdo, British Comedy, satirising The Qur’an, and we hatch a plan to kidnap William Lane Craig.

Also available on iTunes and Stitcher.

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

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Sep 13, 2015

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight and A Scotsman Abroad discuss the big topics with guest callers. Topics include: The UK's latest ‘Islamophobia’ stats, The Independent Newspapers’ misleading article on anti-Muslim hate, the arrest of Kim Davis, the refugee crisis, Muslim flight attendants and our first ever ‘ASLAN Award’.

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

Sep 5, 2015

 

Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou (@ProfFrancesca) is this week's excellent #GSPodcast guest. We talk the historicity of Jesus, Sunday morning television barneys, Richard Dawkins, Feminism, faith schools, the destruction of ancient temples in Palmyra, the Qur'an pages found in Birmingham and why she loves corpses! Also, Star Wars or Star Trek?

Also available on iTunes and Stitcher.

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Aug 31, 2015

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight and A Scotsman Abroad discuss the big topics with guest callers. Topics include: Hamza Tzortzis's details being found on the Ashley Madison leak, the Virginia shooting, gun control, Donald Trump's Hair, Jeremy Corbyn, The Guardian's hatchet job on Maajid Nawaz, the left's alignment with Islamists and A Scotsman Abroad blames religion for something.

Also available on iTunes and Stitcher.

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

Aug 28, 2015

Ex-Pastor Ryan Bell (@YearWithoutGod) is this week's excellent guest on The #GSPodcast. He tells us all about his decision to ditch god for a year. Ryan chronicled his experiences on his incredibly popular blog, which led to him becoming the subject of upcoming movie documentary ‘A Year Without God’. What difference does god make?

Also available on iTunes and Stitcher.

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Aug 16, 2015

Nathan Phelps (@N8Phelps) is this week's guest on The #GSPodcast. Nathan grew up in the notorious Westboro Baptist Church. He'll be telling us what it's like to be part of the Phelps family - often dubbed 'the most hated' in America, and why he decided to leave and channel his efforts into secular activism. A truly eye-opening and candid discussion.

Also available on iTunes and Stitcher.

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Aug 9, 2015

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight and A Scotsman Abroad discuss the big topics with guest callers. Topics include: Anjem Choudary facing charges for inspiring support for ISIS, free speech, the Far-Right, the Jehovah's Witness church and child abuse. We discuss whether or not certain forms of anti-theism may be counter-productive. We'll also be taking the time to say a huge thank you to members of Team #GFGS.

 

 

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Jul 30, 2015

 

Prolific Human Rights campaigner Peter Tatchell (@PeterTatchell) will be joining me on The #GSPodcast this week. We touch on a number of big topics including: LGBTI Rights, the Iran Nuclear deal, ISIS, Russia and Sex education. Also: how do you engage the Muslim community on Gay Rights? Peter will also be telling us about The Peter Tatchell foundation and how you can support his tireless efforts.

Also available on iTunes and Stitcher.

 

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Jul 26, 2015

 

 

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight and A Scotsman Abroad discuss the big topics with guest callers. Topics include: The Muslim Faith School threatening to expel students for mixing with 'outsiders', David Cameron's recent speech on extremism, Maajid Nawaz, the state of modern Journalism and so-called 'experts'. We also wonder whether digital content can also limit horizons. A Scotsman Abroad also lays out his proposal* for dealing with murderous extremists.

*Definitely a joke. I think. Likely a joke. I hope he's joking.

 

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Jul 20, 2015

Maajid Nawaz (@MaajidNawaz) of The Quilliam Foundation joins me on The #GSPodcast this week. We'll be discussing the hand he had in helping Prime Minister David Cameron prepare his latest speech on tackling Islamist extremism. We also delve into the reasons young Brits are taken in by the Islamist narrative, and what we can do about it. As well as touching on race relations and the left, Maajid will also be sharing some details of his upcoming book collaboration with Sam Harris.

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Jul 12, 2015

 

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight and A Scotsman Abroad discuss the big topics with guest callers. Topics include: Marriage equality, 'atheist' genocidal regimes, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri's exposed extremism, engaging with those we disagree with, Owen Jones and the appropriate behaviour for an atheist at a Christening or Wedding.

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Jun 30, 2015

The Excellent Sarah Haider (@SarahTheHaider) returns to The #GSPodcast to talk all about her well-received speech for the AHA titled 'Islam and The Necessity of Liberal Critique. We talk about feminism, liberal values and the reaction to the recent terror attacks across France, Kuwait and Tunisia. She'll also be demonstrating how Reza Aslan likes to play loose with the truth and telling us about The Ex Muslims Of North America.

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Jun 28, 2015

This week on Taking The MythStephen Knight and A Scotsman Abroad discuss the big topics with guest callers: The spate of Islamist terror attacks in recent days and the 'nothing to do with Islam' brigade. We also talk about the latest episode in the CJ Werleman saga, answer your questions and have a disagreement about religious freedom plus much more!

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