SIO128: Every Vote Matters!!! and Listener Voicemail

The Democrats picked up a +20R seat in the House! Or did they? Some people are alleging that Lamb is too centrist or even conservative. I analyze that a bit, and then talk about a couple other news items before talking some of your voicemail messages! Lots of calls on gun control (that topic definitely sparked some response), and more!

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SIO127: Rise of the Nones! with Kristi Winters

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Dr. Kristi Winters is back on the show to talk about a rising demographic group in America – the Nones. That is, those without any serious allegiance to any organized religion. But just who are they? Are they atheists? What are their politics? Kristi is here to answer these questions and more!

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SIO127: Rise of the Nones! with Kristi Winters

Dr. Kristi Winters is back on the show to talk about a rising demographic group in America – the Nones. That is, those without any serious allegiance to any organized religion. But just who are they? Are they atheists? What are their politics? Kristi is here to answer these questions and more!

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SIO126: Lawrence Krauss Responds To Allegations

Well Lawrence Krauss released his statement on the accusations. It’s 9 pages long and about what you’d expect. I’ve got a lot of thoughts that I wasn’t able to get to last week so we’re doing another show on #metoo. I really think the thought leaders of the skeptic community are missing out on an opportunity for mainstream relevance. They are exactly the kinds of people we should be hearing from on questions like these.

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SIO125: Are We Headed for Another Depression? with Dr. Robert S. McElvaine

A few months back in the midst of the Republican tax reform bill, Dr. Robert S. McElvaine wrote an article for the Washington Post about the parallels between our current situation and the Great Depression. Being a historian of the depression, he might know a thing or two about it. I interviewed him on this and surrounding issues!

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SIO125: Are We Headed for Another Depression? with Dr. Robert S. McElvaine

A few months back in the midst of the Republican tax reform bill, Dr. Robert S. McElvaine wrote an article for the Washington Post about the parallels between our current situation and the Great Depression. Being a historian of the depression, he might know a thing or two about it. I interviewed him on this and surrounding issues!

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SIO124: Lawrence Krauss Accused of Sexual Misconduct; Interview with Monette Richards

This is a doozy of an episode. Lawrence Krauss was recently accused of a range of sexual harassment and misconduct. I believe his accusers. It’s documented quite thoroughly by BuzzFeed. Since people are trying to casually dismiss the accusations as “Ugh, BuzzFeed” and “Anonymous sources,” I took the time to make a quick and dirty breakdown of the individual charges and how many named and unnamed sources there are, and the corroborating evidence. It’s not just “anonymous sources” or “rumors” by any means. Here’s a great breakdown by Rebecca Watson, and here’s an episode by Godless Mama.

Sam Harris and Matt Dillahunty had an event scheduled with Krauss a few days after the article dropped. They ultimately agreed he shouldn’t appear onstage, but for what I think were bad reasons. There’s a 15 minute recording of the event that I break down. It’s profoundly disappointing. Though they give pay some lip service to #metoo, it is my opinion that their actual words and conduct in this instance has fallen way short. In fact, I believe the way they have handled this instance is part of the sexist system that is leading to predators getting away with bad behavior for so long. Sam references Keillor as though he’s a victim of #metoo, but I go back into that story and there are even more updates about his sexual misconduct.

And finally, on a more positive note, I have a great interview with Monette Richards, who has an exciting announcement! The Kickstarter has begun for Secular Women Work! Please check it out and consider supporting them! She was quoted in this Gizmodo article about Krauss.

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SIO123: David Silverman of American Atheists

David Silverman joins us to talk about an awesome convention coming up in AAcon2018! I really valued David’s response to the nonsense that happened in Milwaukee last September, and he’s putting his money where his mouth is in how American Atheists has organized their 2018 conference. It’s atheism, but with a heart and with compassion. We talk about that and much more!

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SIO122: Yes, I Want To Take Away Your Guns

No the title isn’t just clickbait. I’ve decided I do want to take your guns away. I’m tired of Democrats saying they don’t actually want that, and then being labeled as such by the right anyway. So why not embrace it?

Sources:

NRA Payouts; Bret Stephens Repeal the 2nd Amendment; Vox Comprehensive Article on US Gun Violence; Most Gun Deaths Are Suicides; New Quinnipiac Poll; Trump Budget Cuts Mental Health; Injuries and Deaths Due To Firearms in the Home

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