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Now displaying: July, 2023
Jul 28, 2023

The 10 Most Brilliant Psychopaths In Movies | Taste Of Cinema - Movie Reviews and Classic Movie Lists

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
0:28 Barbie or Oppenheimer?
3:34 Iram stays overnight in a Welsh mine.
10:04 Kevin Spacey found not guilty in court.
18:49 Nigel Farage being ‘debanked’ by Coutts
35:03 Sadiq Khan’s ‘maaate’ campaign and gender lunacy.
49:05 Keir Starmer causes controversy by saying a woman is an ‘adult human female’.
50:48 Ending membership with Humanists UK
55:20 Audience Question: Test Cricket in Manchester
56:30 Audience Question: Fight or leave in the face of institutional capture?
59:22 Audience Question: More on ‘maate’.
59:43 Tobias Ellwood’s comments on Afghanistan

Iram’s Welsh mine article: https://www.mailplus.co.uk/edition/features/292700/now-thats-what-you-call-a-deep-sleep

Stephen Knight’s Substack: www.sknight.substack.com

Sedaa: www.sedaa.org

Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/gspellchecker

Also available on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube & Spotify.

 

 

Jul 26, 2023

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes author Matt Johnson. They will be discussing Matt’s new book ‘How Hitchens Can Save the Left: Rediscovering Fearless Liberalism in an Age of Counter-Enlightenment’.

Video Version on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6a4Ccp9zhQ

0:00 Intro 
0:29 Why focus on Christopher Hitchens to make the points in your book?
2:59 Why does ‘the left’ need saving?
5:55 Leaving the left for the right and Dave Rubin.
09:36 What is meant by ‘the counter-enlightenment’?
11:30 Trump and the right’s hypocrisy on free speech
14:10 Richard Seymour’s terrible book on Christopher Hitchens (‘Unhitched’)
18:36 How much did ‘The Rushdie Affair’ impact the life of Christopher Hitchens?
22:04 Has freedom of speech improved where Islam is concerned since the death of Christopher Hitchens?
25:20 Would it help for people to simply admit they are scared to criticise Islam for safety reasons?
28:57 Stephen Knight’s debate with Chris Hedges about Islam
30:28 What explains the Putin apologism from the American right?
33:34 Christopher Hitchens’s support for the invasion of Iraq
40:12 What did Christopher Hitchens think about identity politics? 
45:18 What is ‘fearless liberalism’? How can it be applied?
49:16 The legacy of Jeremy Corbyn
56:34 Disappointment with Hitchens’s dislike of Sci-fi and preference for limericks over puns.
01:00:14 Sensationalist Youtube Thumbnails

Stephen Knight’s Substack: www.sknight.substack.com

Buy Matt Johnson’s Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hitchens-Save-Left-Rediscovering-Counter-Enlightenment/dp/1634312341

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

Also available on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube & Spotify.

 

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