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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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Now displaying: 2014
Dec 28, 2014

Professor of sociology, Phil Zuckerman (@Phil_Zuckerman) joins me on The #GSPodcast to discuss his new book 'Living The Secular Life: New Answers To Old Questions'.  We talk about the sociological underpinnings for faith, vegetarianism, The Constitution and why secular humanism is preferable to a religious world-view. Also, can kids have a good Christmas without Santa? And I ask the most controversial #GSPodcast question to date: Batman or Superman?

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Nov 30, 2014

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Jonny Scaramanga (@JonnyScaramanga) drops in on The #GSPodcast to tell us all about Accelerated Christian Education.  ACE is a fundamentalist Christian schooling system.  Jonny has lived through this system and now spends his time campaigning to raise awareness of the harm it causes.  We talk about the deeply troubling curriculum, which includes racism, sexism, corporal punishment and an insistence that The Loch Ness monster disproves evolution!  Please support Jonny and the fine work he is doing.

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Nov 29, 2014

We go all operatic this week on The #GSPodcast, with my wonderful guest, Kevin Malone (@OpusMalone).  Kevin is behind the superb 'Atheist Opera' entitled 'Mysterious 44'.  We'll be hearing a number of his compositions throughout our conversation as we talk about his upbringing, visiting Richard Dawkins at his Oxford home, his musical tribute to 9/11 and religious hymns.  Make sure you say hello to him on Twitter @OpusMalone

Note from Divine Art Ltd regarding the use of 'Angels and Fireflies': Our participation is as publisher of the recorded track and any opinions expressed in the podcast are not necessarily those of Divine Art Ltd or its  employees and officers.

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Nov 23, 2014

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It's a pleasure to welcome Eiynah (@NiceMangos) back to The #GSPodcast.  We have a debrief on her Tommy Robinson conversation from Episode #34.  We also hear of her upbringing in Saudi Arabia, gay relationships, her open letter to Ben Affleck,
Returning Jihad fighters, Michael Moore, rape threats, #Shirtgate and Naked Dating!

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Nov 16, 2014

Joining me on this week's #GSPodcast is the Chief Executive of The British Humanist AssociationAndrew Copson (@AndrewCopson).  We talk over the bonfire night fireworks to chat humanism, faith schools, the 'Trojan Horse Plot', the BBC, The Sunday Assembly and Assisted Dying. Also, Star Wars or Star Trek?

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Oct 27, 2014

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The wonderfully talented Horus Gilgamesh of Awkward Moments Children's Bible (@AwkwardBible) drops in on The #GSPodcast.  We talk his near death experience, working as a Pastor and the lost gospels.  Horus will also tell us about his well-publicised death threats.  Also, when does religious indoctrination become child abuse?  We'll be hearing about RTS (Religious Trauma Syndrome). Buy the book here.

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Oct 19, 2014

Originally released on 19/10/2014

Joining me on the show this week is Pakistani-Canadian ex-Muslim Eiynah (@NiceMangos) & founder of The English Defence League Tommy Robinson (@TrobinsonNewEra). We have a conversation about extremism, The EDL, Multiculturalism, Quilliam, Interfaith Dialogue and Eiynah's excellent book 'My Chacha is gay'.

 

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Sep 25, 2014

 

Ex-Preacher man Michael (@NotSoTheist) joins me on this week's #GSPodcast. He'll be telling us all about his journey from the pulpit to vocal atheism. What are some of his old favourite creationist arguments? How does his family feel about his apostasy? And he said 'Preterist'!

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Sep 18, 2014

Evolutionary Behavioural Scientist Gad Saad drops in for this week's #GSPodcast.  We talk gender differences, the issue of free speech within academic institutions and...pet cloning.  Consider this your 'trigger warning'. We also cast a disapproving eye on liberal feminism's betrayal of Ayaan Hirsi Ali. #Gadfather.  Follow him on twitter: @GadSaad

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Sep 11, 2014

 

Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine (Skeptic.com) joins me on The #GSPodcast to cast a sceptical eye on popular 9/11 Conspiracy theories. Controlled Demolition? Building 7? Inside Job? THE JEWS! And more! He'll also explain some of the psychology involved in the formation/acceptance of conspiracy theories. I ask him about The X-Files too. Obviously.

 

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Aug 29, 2014

Saif Rahman will be this week's guest on The #GSPodcast.  He's the founder of The Humanist & Cultural Muslim Association and Author of 'The Islamist Delusion'.  He'll be explaining what it means to be a cultural Muslim.  We'll also share our thoughts on the growing problem of British Jihadists. Follow him on twitter @SaifRRahman

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Aug 22, 2014

Sam Harris drops in on The #GSPodcast to tell us all about his new book 'Waking Up'.  He'll be explaining just what spirituality without religion means.  I also pick that wonderful mind of his on ISIS, Israel, Meditation, Barack Obama, The Political left, Deepak Chopra and much, much more.  Follow Sam on Twitter: @SamHarrisOrg

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Aug 16, 2014

Stacy Skipper from The Deep South will be joining me on The #GSPodcast.  He'll be telling me all about his conservative Christian upbringing, his Preacher father, missionary work, his experiences as a Bible counsellor and recounting a near death experience.  At some point during our chat, god smites The #GSPodcast with a  plague of locusts.  True story.

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Aug 7, 2014

The excellent Ali A. Rizvi (@aliamjadrizvi) drops in on The #GSPodcast.  We discuss his diverse upbringing, 'Islamophobia' and his fantastic recent article on the Gaza conflict.  We'll also be hearing about his upcoming book 'The Atheist Muslim'.

As if that wasn't enough, I'll be debuting ridiculously good GSPodcast theme tune by the incredible Dorian Silk and the Midnight City Hoods.

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Jul 25, 2014

An Aussie atheist living in Israel joins me on The #GSPodcastEddie (@eddieBohls) will be giving us a first-hand account of what life is like in Israel during this latest round of conflict with Gaza. He'll be telling us what the protocol for a rocket attack is, and give us some details on the 'Iron Dome'.

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Jul 20, 2014

It's all about Mormonism this week on The #GSPodcastWendyCraig join me to talk about Joseph Smith, The Church of The Latter Day Saints and Polygamist cults.
I'll also do a round-up of this week's godly news in #ThingsTheGodlyDo.

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Jul 13, 2014

Originally released on 12/07/2014

Douglas Murray dropped in on The #GSPodcast this week.  He was at his usual erudite & amusing best.  We covered a wide range of topics including The Trojan Horse Plot, British Jihadists,  Hamas/Israel, the veil, Julian Assange and he shares a wonderful Christopher Hitchens anecdote.  We also waste a moment or two reflecting on the demise of Mo Ansar.  Be sure to read his hilarious e-book 'Islamophilia' & his Spectator Blog.

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Guest: Douglas Murray (@DouglasKMurray)

Jun 29, 2014

Human rights activist Maryam Namazie joins me on The #GSPodcast to discuss Sharia, human rights, Islamism and why you should put the Secular Conference in your calendar. Courtney (@godless_mom) tells us all about #FreeMubarak. Please sign the petition & spread the word.

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GuestsMaryam Namazie & Courtney

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Jun 22, 2014

Michael Sherlock returns, this time bringing Acharya and Michael Nugent to talk about the misery created by blasphemy laws. We talk about the consequences of these laws in the countries enforcing them & the potential consequences for countries not.  Yet.  They're spearheading a petition to have these oppressive laws abolished. Make sure you sign it here.

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Guests: Michael Sherlock, Acharya & Michael Nugent.

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Jun 8, 2014

I'm incredibly excited and privileged to be joined by Lawrence Krauss on The #GSPodcast.  We cover a wide range of topics including The Unbelievers Movie, memories of Christopher Hitchens, Pink Shoes, getting something from nothing, William Lane Craig (boooo!) and I ask a Trekkie question.

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Guest: Dr. Lawrence Krauss (@LKrauss1)

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Jun 7, 2014

The Unbelievers movie has finally been released!  Joining me on The #GSPodcast is its director, and all round nice guy Gus Holwerda.  He tells me what it's like having unrestricted access to Richard Dawkins & Lawrence Krauss and what it takes to get a movie like this made.  Go see it!

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Guest: Gus Holwerda (@GusHolwerda) Find the movie at:http://unbelieversmovie.com/

 

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May 24, 2014

Alom Shaha, Science teacher and author of 'The Young Atheist's Handbook' joins me on The #GSpodcast. We talk the conflict between science & religion, what that pesky word 'theory' actually means, identifying as an #ExMuslim and most importantly, Alom weighs in on #BatFleck.  Warning:  Hearing Alom talk about his mother may cause uncontrollable blubbing.  You have been warned.

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Guest: Alom Shaha (@AlomShaha) www.alomshaha.com

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May 17, 2014

I'm proud to be joined by an #ExMuslim from New York on The #GSPodcast.  Going under the pseudonym 'Wall In Space', we talk pre and post-9/11 New York, the backlash and how leaving the faith has affected his family life. We also find the time to talk about the late, great, Christopher Hitchens.  Yes, I ask him about bacon too.  Happy now?

Guest: 'Wall In Space'

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May 6, 2014

Dan Arel, Correspondent for The American Atheists has his lunch break unceremoniously stolen by The #GSPodcast.  We talk The American Atheists Convention 2014, the controversial 9/11 memorial cross and share our mutual love for Maryam Namazie.  Dan also spills some details on his upcoming Secular Parenting book.

Guest: @DanArel  Website: www.danarel.com

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Apr 26, 2014

It's all about fun on this week's #GSPodcast. The wonderful Laura and Daniel return to help me review Ray Comfort's Noah 'movie' (YouTube - Full Movie). Our man on the inside, Religious T will also be dropping by to talk religion and battle me in round 2 of The Northern Game!
Guests: @LauraLeeBiology@lepage_d & @ReligiousT

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