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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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Apr 26, 2022

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss all the big topics.

0:00 Intro
0:20 Iram and suspicious kitchen activities.
1:08 Stephen finally gets Covid
4:16 Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at The Oscars
11:12 Trans female police officers are authorised to strip search biological women.
22:21 Man gets suspended jail sentence for ‘offensive’ video of Grenfell Tower model
28:20 Women’s clothes shop Monsoon apologies for refusing a non-binary customer access to the changing rooms.
37:39 Elon Musk and the Twitter takeover bid
47:51 Islamist terrorist convicted for the murder of MP David Amess
58:20 Audience questions: Is Putin ill? What does Boris Johnson need to do to lose his job?

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Apr 4, 2022

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) is joined by Katy Montgomerie (@KatyMontgomerie) and Debbie Hayton (@DebbieHayton). Katy is an LGBT and atheist activist and Debbie is a journalist and physics teacher. They are both are transgender women; however they have very different opinions on the major talking points related to gender and trans rights.

0:00 Intro
1:11 What is a woman? Is there an objective definition? Should we be invoking intersex people in this argument?
21:34 Is sex binary?
23:20 Is Katy male or female?
29:06 What rights would trans people lose if they identified as ‘gender non-confirming’ instead of the opposite sex?  
31:47 Why does this conversation always focus on women? Are women justified to fear an encroachment on their rights? What are the safeguarding concerns?
37:27 Can you change your sex?
40:12 The problem of men talking about what it means to be female
41:02 Is it mostly men that have concerns with self-ID/trans issues?
43:34 The WDI declaration and use of women’s spaces.
50:52 India Willoughby, misgendering and the chilling effect on free speech.
1:02:53 Final questions to each other

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Mar 23, 2022

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss all the big topics.

0:00 Intro
0:16 The Weather….
1:38 The Russian invasion of Ukraine
9:36 Jussie Smollett sentenced for hate crime hoax
16:28 Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas winning competitions
30:05 Maajid Nawaz continues down the conspiracy rabbit hole with Ukrainian ‘crisis actors’ tweet.
41:35 Ofsted downgrades school for too much of a focus on ‘social justice’.
44:59 The New York Times podcast series on the Islamist ‘trojan horse’ school controversy in the UK.
55:13 Ofcom banning Russia Today in the UK

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Mar 17, 2022

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes Dr. Sohom Das (@Dr_S_Das). Sohom is a Consultant forensic psychiatrist. They talk about mental illness and ideology.

0:00 Intro
0:22 What does Sohom do?
1:30 What is schizophrenia?
3:07 Can people recover from schizophrenia?
4:08 The difference between psychologist and psychiatrist.
5:50 Psychiatry as a science and its dark past
8:17 Society’s attitudes to mental illness
11:25 Why pursue this type of career?
14:11 Religious ‘delusion’ and mental illness.
16:33 Mental illness and suicide bombing.
19:52 How does our understanding of mental illness inform concepts of ‘free will’?
25:42 Spice: Drug use and mental health
28:36 Cannabis and mental health issues.
36:04 The ‘insanity please’.
39:40 Personal safety when assessing patients
45:03 What is the notorious Broadmoor Hospital like?
46:46 Conspiracy theorists
49:28 Soham’s upcoming book ‘In Two Minds’.

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Order ‘In Two Minds’ book: https://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/dr-sohom-das/in-two-minds/9780751583786/

Dr Sohom Das’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPR1k3dnTWhSfezRnDHEJKg

 

Mar 17, 2022


This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes Zara Kay (@ZaraKayk). Zara is an Australian, ex-Muslim human rights activist. In 2020, she was detained in her birth country of Tanzania for seemingly political reasons.

0:00 Intro
0:22 London Pride 2020 and a foiled terror attack.
2:31 Is it getting more difficult to have public conversations?
4:17 About Zara Kay and her relationship to Islam
8:24 When did Zara start questioning Islam?
13:22 Why speak out against Islam?
18:08 Has the modern feminist movement gone missing on the issue of Islamic patriarchy?
21:45 How does Zara view western progressives and ‘woke’ activists?
26:20 Why did Zara get arrested in Tanzania?
36:10 How long was Zara in Jail? What were the conditions like?
42:27 How did Zara get out of Tanzania?
43:19 Why were the Australian authorities so unhelpful?
45:31 Can Zara ever return to Tanzania?
46:22 What was the infighting amongst ex-Muslims all about?
55:21 About ‘Faithless Hijabi’.

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Faithless Hijabi Website: https://www.faithlesshijabi.org/

 

 

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Jan 24, 2022

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This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics.

0:00 Intro
0:59 Reporting from the Covid related protests in London
5:22 Vaccines becoming part of the culture war
10:53 Alleged lockdown Tory drinks ‘parties’.
19:19 Harry Miller legal victory over ‘transphobic tweets’ and ‘non-crime hate incidents’.
25:37 The gender debate and the impact on free speech
32:18 Edward Colston statue toppling court verdict
43:34 Maajid Nawaz gets fired from LBC Radio
51:23 How can you tell if people are playing to their audience rather than being objective?
55:06 Handling a sudden increase in audience size
1:00:00 Angela Rayner playing the ‘working-class northerner’ card.
1:13:00 Texas synagogue hostage taker was from Blackburn, UK


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Jan 21, 2022
This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens (@AMHitchens). Alexander is a Lecturer in terrorism at King's College London and the author of ‘Incitement: Anwar al-Awlaki's Western Jihad'. They discuss radicalisation, terrorism, and the influence of al-Awlaki on modern Islamic extremism. 0:00 Start
0:35 About Alexander
1:51 The approach and style choice when writing about Anwar Al-Awlaki
5:35 Who was Anwar Al-Awlaki?
11:09 Foreign policy versus religious ideology?
19:08 Is the doctrine of Islam a special case when it comes to extremism?
26:33 Should Islamist and Jihadi sermons remain on platforms such as YouTube? What role do digital platforms play in radicalisation?
34:27 The government response to the killing of UK politician David Amess at the hands of a suspected Jihadist.
39:39 Are counter-terror organisations better prepared than our politicians?
45:58 The public opposition to linking Islam with violent extremism
52:05 The ‘reactionary wave’: Similarities between salafi-Jihadists and white supremacists.

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Dec 24, 2021

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes James Esses (@JamesEsses). James was a trainee psychotherapist and children’s counsellor until he was expelled for publicly expressing his opinions on gender ideology and transitioning. James is now taking legal action against his former place of study on grounds of discrimination.

0:00 Start
0:17 About James and his background
1:41 What is Childline?
3:26 Where was James studying before being expelled?
4:41 When did James first start taking an interest in the issue of gender dysphoria?
6:59 What is ‘gender dysphoria’
8:07 Gender dysphoria vs. social contagion
13:02 Parents with ‘trans babies’.
16:51 How do we separate the bigots from the genuine concerns?
20:25 James’s online petition to the UK government.
24:56 ‘Conversion therapy’ in the context of transgenderism
27:33 ‘Watchful waiting’: Do most people with gender dysphoria ‘desist’ if given time?
28:43 Getting expelled from his psychotherapy course.
30:59 Has academia been captured by gender ideology?
34:38 Taking legal action
38:02 Updates on the legal action
39:46 James’s relationship with his employer
41:26 Any precedents that provide hope for successful legal action?
43:47 Legal action as a last resort

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James’s article in Quillette: https://quillette.com/2021/03/11/replacing-one-kind-of-conversion-therapy-with-another/

Support James’s legal action: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/expelled-university-free-speech/

Dec 17, 2021

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics.

0:00 Intro
0:24 Omicron and the NHS
4:17 Is it even possible to vaccinate the planet to a sufficient degree?
5:30 Jeremy Sleath wins unfair dismissal case after being fired for anti-Islam Facebook post
12:56 New Zealand Professor Garth Cooper faces disciplinary action for refusing to teach Māori creation myths in Science class.
16:47 The weird worship of Jacinda Ardern
17:41 Rod Liddle’s Durham university controversy and the cowardice of leaders in Academia
26:26 J.K.Rowling and Scotland to log rapes as committed by women if the male perpetrator identifies as a woman.
35:09 The erasure of the word ‘woman’.
40:25 Remembering Christopher Hitchens
45:05 Jussie Smollett found guilty of a hate crime hoax
52:09 Audience Question: Is the BBC downplaying religion in reporting on extremism?
53:36: Audience Question: Why do people love some animals but are ok with eating others?
57:16 Audience Question: Any Aslan contenders for the end of 2021?
01:00:11 Christmas plans
01:02:21 Christmas movie choices

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Dec 2, 2021

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes physics teacher and journalist Debbie Heyton (@DebbieHayton). Debbie transitioned in her 40s and talks about why she opposes the popular narrative on transgenderism and gender ideology.

You can watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/AAlJdE377t8

0:09 Start of interview
0:17 About Debbie Hayton
2:00 Debbie’s transition
4:43 Affirmation versus treatment. Is transitioning always the solution?
7:19 Are transgender rights the new gay rights struggle?
12:51 Why has defining sex become taboo? How do we define it?
18:17 LGBT & Stonewall: Should gay and trans issues be contained under the same umbrella?
24:26 Are Stonewall damaging the conversation on trans rights?
29:04 The diversity of thought within the transgender population.
30:38 What are your political leanings?
34:22 Misgendering and the importance of pronouns
40:24 Statistics on trans suicide and murder
46:35 Are trans people being presented as dangerous by default?
54:48 Is support for Self-ID a big problem for Labour’s election chances?

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Debbie’s writing can be found at www.debbiehayton.com

 

Nov 21, 2021

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics.

0:00 Intro
0:26 Food!
3:03 The attempted terrorist bombing at a Liverpool hospital
16:40 Plans to make vaccination compulsory for NHS staff in the UK
27:19 Jeremy Corbyn takes legal action against Conservative Councillor for a satirical Twitter image.
33:59 The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial and Verdict
50:12 Audience Questions
52:12 Stonewall and the changing tide on the gender ID debate
1:00:10 Ghostbusters Afterlife Review (no spoilers) & the 2016 reboot controversy
1:05:02 Iram talks about Ricky Gervais’s ‘Afterlife’.

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Nov 21, 2021

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes film maker and podcast host Naama Kates (@NaamaKates). Naama is host of ‘The Incel Project’ podcast. They discuss the growing interest in the ‘incel’ (involuntary celibate) community and what that means for women’s safety and society. They also discuss the recent shotting in Plymouth, UK that was widely reported as ‘incel terrorism’ by the news media.

0:00 Intro
8:13 Start of interview
8:47 About Naama
10:28 What is an ‘incel’?
12:07 How did Naama get involved with the ‘Incel community’?
14:18 What are the recurring themes that present themselves when interviewing ‘incels’.
15:59 How big of a threat is the Incel sub-culture?
19:07 The link with extremism
22:13 Internet culture and “shit-posting”
25:28 How is this issue being approached and discussed in the USA?
27:54 The overlap with far-right, conspiratorial movements and groups.
29:33 Are incels a new phenomenon in society, or has the internet just provided them with a spotlight?
31:36 Does the proliferation and easy access to porn play a role in this problem?
33:21 Response to accusations of being an “apologist” for Incel extremism.
36:28 What is the solution to this problem?
39:24 Is there a problem with male identity as a whole in 2021?
43:35 The shooting in Plymouth being reported as ‘incel terrorism’.
48:41 Is the focus on incel terrorism motivated by political bias?
53:24 Why are media publications and interest groups telling us the Plymouth shooting was ‘Incel terrorism’?
54:32 The removal of extremist’s digital foot print.
57:49 The media frenzy surrounding the release of ‘The Joker’ movie
1:01:42 Audience question: Mental health services and incels
1:03:18 The link between autism and Incels
1:06:31 Audience question: Expanding on the definition of ‘incel’.

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The Incel Project Podcast: https://www.stitcher.com/show/incel

Oct 24, 2021

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics.

0:00 Intro
0:29 Our Nicky Campbell interview debrief
2:24 Counter-extremism chief says Plymouth shooting was not “Incel terrorism”.
7:33 Bow and arrow Islamist attack in Norway
8:21 The reaction to the killing of MP David Amess in an alleged ‘Islamist attack’.
16:00 The ‘Online Harms Bill’ and ‘David’s law’. The government focussing on regulating social media instead of ideology after an alleged Islamist terror attack.
23:05 The short-sighted desire to ban anonymity on social media.
25:14 ‘Prevent’ and anti-terrorism in the UK.
33:26 The Tory government can get in the sea.
37:07 The controversy surrounding Netflix, some of their employees and Dave Chappelle’s special ‘The Closer’.
46:44 Author and University Professor Kathleen Stock targeted by activists for her gender critical views and published output.
50:29 The ‘Nolan Investigates’ expose of Stonewall for BBC Radio.
54:59 The LGB Alliance
57:42 Nolan Investigates: Those pushing gender ideology appear unwilling to debate their stance
59:59 The importance of women’s safety and biology
01:01:25 Professor Robert Winston on BBC’s Question Time says “you cannot change your sex”.
01:04:38 Biological reality and gendered souls.
01:06:39 Movie Review: No Time To Die (*minor spoilers*
01:12:25 Twitter Questions
01:14:19 Iram talks about Citizen Kane

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Oct 10, 2021

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes film maker Travis Brown. Travis has created an episodic YouTube series titled ‘The Woke Reformation’. The project brings together a number of notable public figures to talk about woke ideology and offer advice on how best to resist it.

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0:00 Start
1:20 Escaping a fundamentalist Christian upbringing
4:58 On filmmaking
6:39 Is anti-wokeness a right-wing/conservative pursuit?
9:38 What is ‘woke’ ideology?
11:47 The role of ‘post-modernism’.
14:14 ‘The Woke Reformation’ YouTube Series
16:44 Similarities with religion
21:42 How has this ideology spread so quickly?
24:34 How do we encourage pushback in the workplace?
31:25 Having productive dialogue and disagreements
35:53 The book ‘White Fragility’ recommended in the workplace
38:27 The hypocrisy of ‘social justice’ advocates
41:22 How do we find meaning in life?
46:04 Do we overestimate the risk and endpoint of woke ideology?
49:14 Why do they eat their own?


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Watch ‘The Woke Reformation’ on YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuEaiegl_xFmAlBSidT5beeO2ApQP084Q


Follow on Locals: https://thewokereformation.locals.com/

 

Sep 23, 2021

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) welcome an extra special guest. Nicky Campbell, a titan of TV and Radio broadcasting will be joining us to talk about BBC’s The Big Questions, faith, science, literalism and much, much more!

0:00 Intro
2:37 Start of interview
5:06 The ‘cancellation’ of BBC’s The Big Questions and its unique format
9:58 The rise and fall of Mo Ansar
14:13 The BBC and impartiality
16:05 Christian Literalism and creationism
18:08 Have any guests been involved in physical alterations?
21:29 Best and worse debates
22:41 More on literalism
23:43 Ibrahim Mogra’s very specific claims about the afterlife
34:46 The sincerity of true believers?
36:46 Evolution and Noah’s ark
41:35 What do grieving elephants reveal about us?
43:11 Does Nicky have faith? Does he believe in a creator?
45:27 The Qur’anic explanation for life
48:46 Science V Faith
52:20 A resurgence of Christianity? The benefits and problems with certainty
55:33 Being labelled both ‘Islamophobic’ and too afraid to question Islam simultaneously
58:59 ‘Cherished liberties’, criticising religion and ‘punching down’ on theocracy
01:04:51 Anjem Choudhary and Tommy Robinson
01:10:32 Wheel of Fortune revival?
01:11:48 Student unions and Nigel Farage

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Sep 1, 2021

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes Yuru Deigin. Yuri is a. He has recently been very critical of Bret Weinstein’s output on vaccinations and ‘alternative’ treatments

0:00 Start of Interview & about Yuri
1:04 The Lab Leak hypothesis 
4:36 Incompetence or cover-up on Covid origins?
9:17 Will we ever get the truth about Covid’s origins from the CCP?
10:58 Trusting the consensus on vaccines
14:39 ‘Vaccine hesitant’ Vs ‘Anti-Vaxxer’ and vaccine efficacy/safety
19:50 What is Ivermectin?
27:53 Why is Bret Weinstein wrong on Ivermectin?
32:38 Any response from Bret Weinstein?
39:43 Publicly blaming Bret Weinstein for the death of Leslie Lawrenson
42:46 Should Covid misinformation be censored?
46:14 How do we convince the unvaccinated?
50:12 Is the anti-vax problem a predominantly American one?
52:59 The increased risks of new variants due to the unvaccinated
55:29 Do needles seem sinister at a psychological level?

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Quillette article: https://quillette.com/2021/07/06/looking-for-covid-19-miracle-drugs-we-already-have-them-theyre-called-vaccines/

Lab leak article: https://yurideigin.medium.com/lab-made-cov2-genealogy-through-the-lens-of-gain-of-function-research-f96dd7413748

 

Aug 28, 2021

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics.

0:00 Intro
0:29 Laurel Hubbard crashes out of Tokyo 2020
6:25 Teachers told to affirm 4 year old’s preferred pronouns/gender in Scottish schools without parental consent
15:48 The Jake Davison mass murder/shooting in the UK and the commentary surrounding it.
22:48 Is society producing more angry young men? If so, why?
27:22 Beauty privilege
30:16 The exit from Afghanistan and the return of Taliban rule
38:59 Is it stupid to think the Taliban have changed for the better?
47:23 The UK’s responsibility to Afghan refugees and the potential impact
56:26 Audience Question: Is stupidity more dangerous than actual bad things?
59:04 The problem of social media and vaccine misinformation.
01:08:02 Audience questions about woke influence in institutions.
01:10:14 Joe Biden

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Aug 2, 2021

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes author and journalist Helen Joyce (HJoyceGender). They discuss Helen’s new book ‘Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality’.

0:00 Intro
6:47 Start of Interview   
6:58 About Helen Joyce
8:13 How do you define yourself politically?
11:55 Why the focus on this issue?
14:54 Genuine concerns about transphobia
18:46 Is sex binary? How many genders are there?
21:17 What do you make of recent ‘transracial’ stories?
25:54 Did Helen get Richard Dawkins ‘cancelled’ by American Humanists?
33:38 How do we make this issue less partisan?
34:32 Religion, atheism and the ‘atheist movement’.
35:37 Reporting of violent crime and the data
40:58 How crime statistics are recorded by gender
46:43 Female only spaces and safety: PureGym and the Wi Spa controversy
52:35 Transwomen competing in women’s sports, Laurel Hubbard
57:55 Misgendering—consciously and by accident. What is expected?
1:01:48 Peer and social contagion.

Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BBCKSsi-wTo

 



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Jul 31, 2021

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics.

0:00 Intro
0:28 Nicky Campbell and the end of The Big Questions on the BBC
6:48 Anjem Choudary: Islamist hate preacher has public speaking restrictions lifted
16:56 Oli London and the controversy over being ‘transracial’
26:21 The murder of Noor Mukadam in Pakistan
36:06 The failure of Imran Khan
39:51 Hatun Tash: Ex-Muslim, Christian preacher attacked with knife at Speakers Corner, London.
47:04 The failure of the UK government to publicly support the Batley teacher in hiding.
50:46 Potential Covid Vaccine passports
58:49 The concerns about vaccine safety and side-effects

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Jun 26, 2021

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics.

0:00 Intro & lockdown flab
2:29 Gender ideology dominating the news cycle
5:26 Sajid Javid’s bid to end marriage for under 18s
13:32 Recent conflict in Batley: Muslims V LGBT
23:51 Labour party and the lack of a strong opposition in the UK
27:44 Political tribalism
31:07 Stephen and Iram blindly wade into the gender wars
32:18 Lisa Keogh cleared after being investigated for saying women have vaginas
34:50 Transgender woman Laurel Hubbard competing in the Olympics & the male advantage in sport.
47:41 Men V Women and why men are “stupid”.
56:05 Women get demoted on the intersectional hierarchy
59:08 Iram reviews the sitcom ‘We are Lady Parts’.
01:03:01 Review of ‘The Return: Life After ISIS’ Documentary
01:13:01 Audience questions from social media
01:14:01 The launch of GB news and activists going for its advertisers.
01:16:01 Royal Academy's apology to artist Jess de Wahls after attempting to cancel her for saying “humans can’t change sex”.
01:18:01 Corporate hypocrisy on human rights
01:21:01 Matt Hancock breaking social distancing rules and infidelity (recorded before his resignation)

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Jun 4, 2021

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes social commentator and political advisor Calvin Robinson (@CalvinRobinson).

0:00 Intro
5:09 Start Of interview
6:19 About Calvin Robinson
7:06 Education and Christianity
7:56 Do we need Christianity for morality?
13:33 Identity politics and being called on to discuss race
16:10 What does it mean to you to be ‘right-wing’?
19:57 Should we worry about a new ‘entitled’ generation of children?
21:49 Should we defund the BBC? And the Martin Bashir scandal
27:43 The relevance and value of a Monarchy in 2021
30:33 Religious teaching in schools
34:20 Anti-Semitism on UK streets and the failure of liberalism.
36:49 The left-wing interest in the Israel/Palestine conflict.
39:43 Black Lives Matter and George Floyd as a martyr.
43:37 Treating ‘Black’ as a political ideology and being labelled a ‘race-traitor’.
45:21 Is modern ‘anti-racism’ hurting progress on race-relations?
50:54 Is social media a mistake?
57:19 Are we too afraid to speak our mind now?


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May 30, 2021

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics.

0:00 Intro & having the Covid Vaccine
6:15 Has Jeremy Corbyn been vaccinated? Is it fair to even ask?
9:40 The latest bout of Israel V Palestine conflict.
17:52 The shocking scenes of anti-Semitism at pro-Palestine rallies.
22:47 The attack on the home of Muslim Youtuber Abu Layth.
24:50 Hummus
25:48 The outcome of the Batley grammar school investigation over Muhammed cartoons.
32:23 Praise for The National Secular Society
34:02 Shout out to the Batley Binmen Massive
35:56 The shooting of activist Sasha Johnson
38:42 Diane Abbott’s comments on the Sasha Johnson shooting
41:23 Commemorating the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder
49:00 Forced ‘diversity’.
53:33 Iram watches some more 80s movies
56:12 Fat-shaming Stephen

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May 12, 2021

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes author and ex-Muslim activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali (@Ayaan). They discuss Ayaan’s new book ‘Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights’.

Video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/fbSPoGtAyew

0:00 Intro
3:40 Start of interview
4:46 On Richard Dawkins and the American Humanist Association
08:01 Is Ayaan still an atheist?
10:25 Is Islamic reform a worthy endeavour? Maajid Nawaz and the closure of Quilliam
12:52 The 5 key elements required for a modernised Islam
15:21 Is it any easier to discuss Islamic fundamentalism now?
19:13 Does Ayaan feel betrayed by the modern feminist movement?
23:03 Is Islamic fundamentalism an important topic in the USA?
24:53 The ‘Dawah’ infrastructure
26:55 What are ‘Western Values’?
29:06 How do we fix the failings of multi-culturalism?
31:37 Do you have to learn to get used to smears? And the far-right
34:30 Is it fair to select immigrants based on religious background?
36:59 Ayaan as a beneficiary of immigration/asylum
38:50 Is sexual violence really connected to immigration? How do you know?
43:51 The late and great Christopher Hitchens.

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Apr 29, 2021

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes co-founder of Atheists for Liberty Thomas Sheedy (@SheedyThom). They talk about the controversy surrounding Richard Dawkins and the regressive descent of other American atheist groups into intersectional ideology. Where did it all go wrong for American atheism? And what can we do to course-correct?

0:00 Intro
2:19 Start of interview & About Thomas Sheedy
3:54 The creation of Atheists for Liberty
5:35 Why did the ‘Reason Rally’ fail so badly?
6:48 ‘Elevatorgate’ & the beginning of the end
13:45 Is going woke really hurting these groups?
21:09 American atheist organisations excommunicate Richard Dawkins
24:13 Why is the debate around self-ID and gender forbidden by ‘sceptics’?
29:33 Is far-left secular ideology making religion seem more appealing?
35:26 What atheist issues should we be paying attention to?
38:52 Can Atheists for Liberty claim political neutrality?
42:30 Setting up Atheist for Liberty stalls at conservative conventions
46:52 The rise of ‘Trumpism’ and the Capitol Hill attack
50:58 Is America on a political knife edge?
53:27 Wokeness uniting non-believers and believers in opposition?
59:30 How to support Atheists for Liberty

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Atheists for Liberty: https://www.atheistsforliberty.org/

Stephen Knight blog on Richard Dawkins Controversy: https://www.gspellchecker.com/2021/04/american-atheists-american-humanists-and-the-secular-coalition-join-the-woke-church/

Thomas Sheedy’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaR_8e3N15aLNGPABUhs_vg

 

Apr 21, 2021

 

Prince Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics.

0:00 Intro & Ramadan
1:00 The Daily Mail
2:11 The Death Of Prince Phillip & Monarchy in 2021
13:46 Derek Chauvin found guilty of Murdering George Floyd
17:41 Policing and the shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant
20:54 The UK Race and Ethnic Disparities report and class structure in the UK
37:21 Maajid Nawaz and the closure of Quilliam
46:49 Muhammad cartoon controversy at Batley school
57:57 Iram reviews Robocop (1987)
59:54 Richard Dawkins being cancelled by American atheist organisations
01:07:12 Bad lockdown habits. Stephen gets fat.

‘Race report shows this victim culture is wrong - and so damaging’ – Iram Ramzan in the Daily Mail https://tinyurl.com/ce6sy5rt

Blog on Richard Dawkins and American atheist groups: https://www.gspellchecker.com/2021/04/american-atheists-american-humanists-and-the-secular-coalition-join-the-woke-church/

Are Jews Welcome at the American Humanist association? https://www.gspellchecker.com/2021/04/are-jews-welcome-at-the-american-humanist-association-americnhumanist/

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