In Solidarity

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[Image description: Me holding a piece of paper that reads, “Feminism is Humanism. Deal With It!”]

I’m unable to attend any of the Women’s Marches today, but I am in solidarity. Stay safe and stay angry!

The Biskeptical Podcast #17: WTF Are Identity Politics?

Just in time for Inauguration Day, today Morgan and I discuss identity politics. What the hell are they, and did they put Trump in the White House. Tune in to find out!

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Bi Any Means Podcast #83: Women, Ecology, and Slender Loris with Kaberi Kar Gupta

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My guest for today is Kaberi Kar Gupta. She’s an ecologist who is the principal scientist for the Urban Slender Loris Project, which is a citizen-science based collaborative project among various academic institutions, environmental educators, non profit-organizations, city governments, and the forest department of Karnataka to develop a conservation program for the slender loris (a nocturnal primate distributed in southern India and Sri Lanka) in urban Bangalore. So today we’re going to talk about her life and her work.

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Bi Any Means Podcast #76: Indigenous People’s Rights with Taté Walker

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My guest for today indigenous rights activist Taté Walker. According to her bio on Everyday Feminism, Taté is a Lakota storyteller, feminist activist, blogger, photographer, and social services professional who promotes cultural competency and inclusion for professionals in the workplace. Her experience includes more than 12 years as a professional multimedia journalist. She is the editor of Native Peoples magazine, which provides an international audience with fair and accurate representations of Indigenous perspectives and experiences in ways that educate, entertain and empower through journalistic storytelling. She also spent eight years within the social services sector in the fields of juvenile justice, civil rights, and youth and family advocacy. So today we’re going to talk about her background, issues facing indigenous people today, and why native peoples’ rights are humanist issues

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Bi Any Means Podcast #72: Abortion Rights with Xandi Andersen

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My guest for today is Xandi Andersen. She is an abortion rights activist based in Alabama who, with her husband Nick Morgan-Moore (that’s his name), volunteers as a clinic escort. Today we’re going to hear about Xandi’s story and her work as an activist.

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Bi Any Means Podcast #70: The Abortion Debate with Kristine Kruszelnicki and Lauren Nelson

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Today’s episode is another split interview. This time it’s a debate about abortion. On the pro-life side, I have Kristine Kruszelnicki from ProLifeHumanists.org, and on the pro-choice side I have Lauren Nelson from RethinkTheRant.com and Friendly Atheist. First I’ll play a seven-minute interview I did with Kristine at Women in Secularism 4 a few weeks ago, and then Lauren will come on to offer her rebuttal.

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The Biskeptical Podcast #10: Grab ‘em by the Rape Culture

TW: Rape

Today on the show, Morgan and I discuss the Trump tape fiasco, how this will affect his chance of being president, and how this is another example of rape culture. We also discuss an old article that claims flu shots are harmful, and why this article is a crock of shit. As an added bonus, Donald Trump himself stops by the podcast to personally apologize for his comments.

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Bi Any Means Podcast #67: Women in Secularism 4

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Today’s episode is a collection of short interviews I did with some of the speakers and attendees of last week’s Women in Secularism 4 conference in Arlington, VA. Women in Secularism is a yearly conference put on by the Center for Inquiry where a diverse group of women talk about what it means to be a secular woman, not just in theory but in practice. This year’s convention featured conversations about why there aren’t many out secular women, what it means to matter, and a heated yet still interesting discussion about the safe space debate. I wasn’t able to interview everyone I wanted to, but I did manage to snag a few great speakers, so today we’re gonna hear from blogger Dr. Ashley F. Miller, American Humanist Association president Rebecca Hale, Yvette d’Entremont the SciBabe, philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, and ex-Muslim activist Maryam Namazie.

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Bi Any Means Podcast #65: Intersectional Humanism with Diane Burkholder

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My guest for today is Diane Burkholder. According to her bio, Diane is a social advocate for misrepresented and marginalized communities, particularly focused on issues concerning young adults, LGBTQ, people of color, and individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. She is co-founder of Kansas City Freethinkers of Color and a co-founder of One Struggle KC, a coalition of Kansas City activists seeking to connect the struggles of oppressed black communities, locally and globally. Today we’re going to talk about her background, her activism, and how to take a more intersectional approach to humanism.

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