A podcast about rationalism, freethought and randomness
The institution of marriage is in a hell hole, according to some fundamental Christians at any rate. In this episode we look at gay marriage, humanist marriage and what is even the point of marriage from an atheist perspective?
Does religion make you happier?
Is ignorance bliss? In this episode we look at whether being religious could actually make you happier, even if it isn't true.
It turns out that the US government is spying on everyone - should we be surprised? In this episode we discuss PRISM, Edward Snowdon the information analyst who leaked the information to the press and is now on the run, and the recent connections to Wikileaks and Julian Assange, as well as looking at balancing privacy with state security.
Discrimination is a big issue at the moment - especially when it comes to men and women being discriminated against in the workplace and at university. What about so called "positive" discrimination? Is all discrimination just discrimination?
Freedom of Expression
Yes, we're talking about freedom of expression once again because it's always a hot topic. Should you be allowed to joke about blowing up airports on Twitter? Of course you should!
Sam Harris recently suggested that we should only target people who look like they might be terrorists (young men, including himself), as every minute spent searching a child or an infirm senior citizen is a minute wasted by airport security.
But would this approach work? No. But it's not quite as simple as no; the answer will take 26 minutes to fully explain.