Rank #1: SIO201: Did Al Franken Get Railroaded? with Jamie Lombardi
Recently, a New Yorker article made a case for Al Franken and why he didn't get the due process he deserved. It points to some inconsistencies in Franken's first accuser's story, and explains some misconceptions about the USO tour and the skits that he wrote. But does the evidence justify the central claim - that he was railroaded and shouldn't have had to resign? Joining me to discuss this question, as well as the wider #metoo implications, is Jamie Lombardi! Jamie also introduces herself and gives some of her background and we talk about a 'free speech in academia' talk that she is giving in the fall.
Rank #2: SIO108: Sam Harris Sides with Ben Shapiro Over the FFRF
Rank #3: AS274: David Smalley of Dogma Debate and Andrew Torrez
Listeners will know I’ve been very critical of a particular exchange David had with Andrew, so I feel absolutely obligated to give David the chance to come on the show to provide his point of view. The result is an unedited conversation between the 3 of us. Andrew and I did some commentary afterward on … Continue reading AS274: David Smalley of Dogma Debate and Andrew Torrez →
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Rank #4: SIO82: The Mythinformation Shitshow
Rank #5: SIO70: WTF Sam Harris
Rank #6: AS292: President Trump, with Eli Bosnick and Andrew Torrez
It f*cking happened. President Trump. We elected President Trump. The first 12 minutes of this episode are my live reaction from Tuesday night when it happened. It may make you uncomfortable. It’s raw and emotional but it’s how I was feeling. I left it in in case it helps anyone feel less alone in this. … Continue reading AS292: President Trump, with Eli Bosnick and Andrew Torrez →
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Rank #7: AS225: Andrew Torrez on Scalia’s Legal Activism
Have you always known Scalia was the worst but didn’t quite have the legal expertise to say exactly why? I’ve got the podcast for you! My guest is Andrew Torrez who is a graduate of Harvard Law and owns his own practice in Baltimore, and he’s got some great blog posts on things like Scalia … Continue reading AS225: Andrew Torrez on Scalia’s Legal Activism →
Rank #8: SIO9: Punching Nazis, with Eli Bosnick
Rank #9: SIO100: The Red Pill, Part 2: MRAs Should Be Democrats
Rank #10: AS210: Matt Dillahunty and Blake Giunta
Matt Dillahunty and Blake Giunta Today’s episode is part 1 of a fascinating discussion on the problem of Divine Hiddenness. Matt Dillahunty joins us, who you no doubt have heard on Atheist Experience and countless other debates. He can be found here. On the other side is Blake Giunta, a Christian and past guest of … Continue reading AS210: Matt Dillahunty and Blake Giunta →
Rank #11: SIO44: Debunking the 'Conceptual Penis' Stunt with Eli Bosnick
- A US nuclear physics conference accepted a paper written entirely in autocomplete.
- A trio of MIT grad students created an algorithm that creates fake scientific papers – in 2013 IEEE and Springer Publishing found 120 published papers had been generated by the program.
- A paper entitled “Get me off your fucking mailing list” was accepted for publication by computer science journal.
- A 2013 hoax saw a scientific paper about fictional lichen published in several hundred journals.
Rank #12: SIO50: Michael Shermer on Evergreen and Gender Studies
Rank #13: SIO176: Eli Bosnick on the Trial of Peter Boghossian
There has been another chapter in the ongoing saga of classical liberal types seeking to prove that entire fields of academia are bogus. They allegedly do so by publishing a handful of fake studies and papers in a few different academic journals, mostly in the field of gender studies. Due to the fact that these hoaxes have utilized fake data, wasted tons of innocent people's time, and possibly constituted human experimentation, Peter Boghossian has come under a totally reasonable investigation. This hasn't stopped the usual IDW types from reacting as though Boghossian is awaiting public execution. Eli, who broke down the original hoax expertly in SIO44, is back to provide an informed and hilarious breakdown of the whole thing!
Here are Eli's notes and links that I am publishing in a clear violation of his copyright:
Singal article; hey wait don’t I remember that Jesse Signal Guy from somewhere; Turning points USA is terrifying; here’s their professor watchlist; Go down the rabbit hole of highly funded crazy; They are coming for Peter’s Vital Fluids Video Source; Digilante; hey speaking of crazy shit boghossian has said; Hey look more people with brains
Rank #14: AS219: The Sam Harris Maryam Namazie Breakdown
The Sam Harris Maryam Namazie Breakdown Today’s episode is all about breaking down the Sam Harris Maryam Namazie breakdown which happened on Harris’s Waking Up Podcast. The episode in question can be found here. While my podcast will provide a more detailed explanation, I’m also going to do a bit of a blog post here to hit some … Continue reading AS219: The Sam Harris Maryam Namazie Breakdown →
Rank #15: SIO92: Was the DNC Rigged?
Rank #16: SIO200: Democratic Debate, Round 2, Night 1
Hey folks, I'm back with a rapid response on night 1 of the... TIME, thank you Thomas. But I didn't get to explain what the.. TIME thank you Thomas. Moving on. But I... ok you have 3.2 more seconds. That's it? Ok it'sanepisodeaboutthedebates TIME!
Rank #17: AS223: Angry Black Rant
Today we’ve got a lot more discussion with Ishmael Brown, host of Angry Black Rant! This time we talk about Black Lives Matter and whether or not their protests go too far! And there are other topics and laughs and lots of good stuff!
Rank #18: SIO142: Andrews Seidel and Torrez on Masterpiece Cakeshop
Rank #19: AS257: Andrew Torrez on Christian Mingle
Today I’ve got Andrew Torrez to talk about the Christian Mingle settlement and hi quite awful interaction with David Smalley. After that I offer some commentary on the shootings and related events. The next 2 shows are the promised amazing lesson on the 2nd Amendment, with Andrew. Patrons can listen to that entire recording on … Continue reading AS257: Andrew Torrez on Christian Mingle →