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TPPP Episode 103 : Getting Clear about Scientology with Chris Shelton

Welcome to episode 103 of The Postmodern Polymaths Podcast! Lyman was not able to join me this week because he is on his deathbed with some sort of bacterial infection, but I somehow managed to carry on.

I had the pleasure of having Chris Shelton on this week. He is a former Scientologist turned anti-cult activist and critical thinker. He has written a book called Scientology: A to Xenu, An Insider’s Guide to What Scientology is All About, and he started a YouTube channel in 2013 where he has not only discussed Scientology at length but have interviewed psychologists, sociologist,  cult recovery experts, and former members of many other destructive cults about their experiences. We talked about all things Scientology, a subject which really fascinates me. We talked about his experiences as a Scientologist in the Sea Org, as well as some of the more interesting facts about Scientology, including the bizarre story of Xenu an the introduction of those pesky Thetans to our planet; what a Suppressive Person is; what a prick David Miscavige is; and a lot more. This episode runs longer than usual, and really could have lasted longer because I had so many questions, but I decided to stop at around an hour and a half, because I didn’t want y’all to have to endure my voice for too long. Thanks for listening!

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Chris Shelton’s YouTube Channel

Chris Shelton’s Blog

Scientology: A to Xenu, An Insider’s Guide to What Scientology is All About on Amazon

TPPP Episode 102 : Northern Exposure

This week on The Triple Po, we have as our guest that kooky redneck Canuck Cory Johnston, friend of the show and co-host of The Brainstorm Podcast. We talk Canadian politics and news, including the firing of long time hockey announcer Don Cherry; the state of affairs in Saskatchewan and Alberta; the recent federal elections in Canada; Trudeau and blackface; Canadian football; and the Canadian health care system. At the end of the show, we somehow managed to briefly discuss Obama and his comments about being too woke and instead being a neoliberal, centrist piece of shit. Or something like that. We had a lot of fun.

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The Brainstorm Podcast

Cory Johnston on Twitter

Don Cherry Fired by Sportsnet After Making Anti-Immigrant Comments

Wexit: Alberta’s frustration fuels push for independence from Canada

Winners and losers in the recent Canadian federal election

What we know about Justin Trudeau’s blackface photos — and what happens next

Jason Kenney Sports ‘I ♥ Oil And Gas’ Sweatshirt At 2019 Grey Cup

Obama calls out call-out culture: “That’s not bringing about change”

TPPP Episode 101 : ACAB


This week on The Triple Po we have co-host of The Ginger Snaps and dear friend of the show Amy Kuehl on to talk about why all cops are bastards, or ACAB for short. Amy gives us some stats about police violence and imprisonment, and she then tells us her personal stories of being harassed by cops. Lyman and myself also relay our own anecdotes about pigs behaving badly.

We also talk about Amy’s show The Ginger Snaps, and it’s impending return from hiatus. Amy is one of the coolest and sweetest people I know, and it was such a pleasure to have her on again.

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https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/p17_sum.pdf

https://www.bjs.gov/latestreleases.cfm

New FBI Statistics Show Alarming Increase in Number of Reported Hate Crimes

Violence Against the Transgender Community in 2016

TMM Update Trans Day of Remembrance 2019

TPPP Episode 100 : Out With The Old, In With The New

It’s episode 100 of The Triple Po! I first wanted to thank my patrons for giving their hard earned money to a show of questionable value. Y’all are truly awesome. And of course I want to thank everyone who has listened to the show, given me feedback, and been supportive overall. It really means a lot, and I really do appreciate it.

Of course, the new episode name and logo was unveiled this episode. The name is The Postmodern Polymaths, which is a bit of a poke at those pretentious fucks such as Jordan Peterson who ramble on incessantly about ‘postmodernism’ and ‘cultural Marxism’ ruining our world and making everyone into snowflakes. Of course, we all know what an incoherent and pseudo-intellectual douchecanoe Peterson and his ilk are. Unfortunately, there are a lot Angry White Dudes who listen to him, and they have been know to do some crazy shit.

After the unveiling, Lyman and myself talked about the shooting in Santa Clarita, where three kids died in a high school shooting, including the shooter. Of course we talk about the prevalence of these sort of events, and the lack of political will to do anything about it thanks to the fact that so many politicians are in the pockets of the NRA. We talked about the necessity of background checks and the fetishizing of guns in general. On a cautiously optimistic note, we spoke about how a judge has allowed a law suit against Remington to go forward. I am pessimistic that anything will come of it, but maybe this will open the floodgates to more of these kind of suits being filed.

We talked about an excellent article written by Krista Cox about her disenfranchisement from the atheist community, mainly due to men behaving badly, and the lack of accountability they face. She of course also talks about how David Silverman was able to ride the road to redemption to become general director of Atheist Alliance International, despite his demonstrable record of bad choices and shitty behavior. It’s infuriating, but unfortunately not surprising.

Thanks again to everyone who has listened to and supported the show. I am humbled and thankful that so many have taken time out to listen to my rambling. Here’s to 100 more!

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California school shooting: Suspect in Saugus High School rampage has died

The Firebrand’s New Brand: David Silverman’s Return to Atheist Leadership

Supreme Court Allows Sandy Hook Families’ Case Against Remington Arms To Proceed

TPPP Episode 99 : Common Ground

Welcome to episode 99 of The Podunk Polymath Podcast. This week I speak to Ashley Hall about her experience as a social worker, as well as the different types and challenges a member of the profession faces.

We then talk about autism. We talk about what autism is; symptoms; causes; as well as controversies and misconceptions surrounding this condition. We also talk about Ashley’s personal experiences with her autism; how it affects her life; and the unique challenges autism present. I learned quite a bit, and this episode runs longer than usual because this is a subject I’m really fascinated with.

A note about the audio : I forgot to change the setting on the app I use to record these conversations, and thus once again I have ‘Barry White Voice’. There were also some connection problems, but I think I managed to edit most of those issues out. It’s still a great interview, I think, and I hope you agree.

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Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)\

Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN)

Organization for Autism Research (OAR)

TPPP Episode 98 :Wokus Dei

Welcome to another exciting of The Triple Po! First we briefly discuss my vasectomy, both my experience and the aftermath. Let me tell you, this makes for fascinating listening! We talk briefly also about Trump’s dumbassery regarding the raid that killed al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, and how it succeeded not BECAUSE of him, but IN SPITE of him, as well as his narcissistic and overblown announcement when it occurred, including classified information that will probably harm our and our allies efforts to capitalize on this killing. And of course we talk about the glorious booing that rained down upon him at Game 5 of the World Series in Washington, DC. His reaction going from a smile to a crestfallen look, on the verge of crying, is a think of pure beauty.

Most of our episode though (and probably more oxygen than these douchebags deserve) are those assmonkeys over at Freethought Prophet, mostly regarding their Silverman worship and seeming inability to recognize that platforming that asshole is only further legitimizing him, thus further telegraphing to women that they shouldn’t be expected to feel safe regarding powerful White dudes in the ‘atheist movement’. Of course, this caused my friend Zach, who is pretty levelheaded, to light into them as only he can, before finally giving up because he has better things to do. Well we don’t! And we’re petty! So fuck those guys and their matching shirts and lava lamps! We are Wokus Dei!

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Officials cringed as Trump spilled sensitive details of al-Baghdadi raid

Trump booed at World Series and chants of “Lock him up!” break out

TPPP Episode 97 : Hail Satan!

This week we have our good friend Nathan Dickey, host of Leap of Doubt podcast, to talk about The Satanic Temple; Nathan’s membership in it; and we will be reviewing the documentary ‘Hail Satan?’ which discusses The Satanic Temple. If you what to know more about The Satanic Temple, or if you just like to hear White dudes ramble on incessantly, give it a listen! Nathan’s sexy ASMR sample he gives us with his sexy voice is worth the price of admission alone!

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Nathan Dickey on Twitter

Leap of Doubt on Facebook

Leap of Doubt homepage

The Satanic Temple on Facebook

The Satanic Temple on Twitter

The Satanic Temple homepage

Hail Satan? homepage