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The Biskeptical Podcast is a bimonthly show where Trav Mamone of the Bi Any Means Podcast and Morgan Stringer of No Religion Required discuss current events involving politics, religion, and social justice.

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The Biskeptical Podcast is a bimonthly show where Trav Mamone of the Bi Any Means Podcast and Morgan Stringer of No Religion Required discuss current events involving politics, religion, and social justice.

    The Biskeptical Podcast #57: Taylor Swift Gets Woke

    The Biskeptical Podcast #57: Taylor Swift Gets Woke

    Today we’re going to take a break from Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation and the rest of all the horrible stuff happening right now, and instead talking about Taylor Swift’s recent endorsement of Tennessee Democratic candidates Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper. Will T. Swift help usher the blue wave next month? Do celebrity endorsements in general help elections? Let’s find out!

    Links:
    The Long, Frustrating Road To Taylor Swift’s Political Endgame: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/taylor-swift-political-beliefs-democrats-endorsement_us_5bbb7d04e4b01470d053b611
    What led Taylor Swift to post her political Instagram message?: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/what-led-taylor-swift-to-post-her-political-instagram-message/2018/10/08/c53608de-cb26-11e8-920f-dd52e1ae4570_story.html?utm_term=.afe512c2049d
    Tennessee Voting Experts Say Taylor Swift Might Actually Turn Their State Blue: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d3qk77/tennessee-voting-experts-say-taylor-swift-might-actually-turn-their-state-blue?utm_medium=vicenewsfacebook
    Barack Obama endorses Ben Jealous as governor of Maryland, which has never had a black chief executive: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/barack-obama-endorses-ben-jealous-as-governor-of-maryland-which-has-never-had-a-black-chief-executive/2018/10/01/c04858ec-c59d-11e8-b2b5-79270f9cce17_story.html?utm_term=.5c46532de08d
    Gov. Larry Hogan leads Democrat Ben Jealous by 20 points, Post-U. Md. poll finds: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/gov-larry-hogan-leads-democrat-ben-jealous-by-20-points-post-u-md-poll-finds/2018/10/09/c1d23f40-cb40-11e8-a360-85875bac0b1f_story.html?utm_term=.d152298ef166
    US election: what impact do celebrity endorsements really have?: https://theconversation.com/us-election-what-impact-do-celebrity-endorsements-really-have-66204
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    • 43 min
    The Biskeptical Podcast #56: “Boys Will Be Boys” My Ass!

    The Biskeptical Podcast #56: “Boys Will Be Boys” My Ass!

    Today on the show, we talk about the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and the shitshow that was Thursday’s hearing. We’ll also have a conversation about #WhyIDidntReport, false allegations, and why this kind of behavior shouldn’t be considered standard male behavior. Needless to say this episode needs all the trigger warnings!

    Links:
    #WhyIDidntReport: Survivors of Sexual Assault Share Their Stories After Trump Tweet: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/23/us/why-i-didnt-report-assault-stories.html
    Mark Judge, conservative writer at the center of the Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations, is a contributor at the locally run Splice Today: https://baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/mark-judge-conservative-writer-at-the-center-of-the-kavanaugh-sexual-assault-allegations-is-a-contributor-at-the-locally-run-splice-today/
    I’ve studied false rape claims. The accusation against Kavanaugh doesn’t fit the profile: https://www.vox.com/first-person/2018/9/18/17874504/kavanaugh-assault-allegation-christine-blasey-ford
    Men Are More Afraid Than Ever: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-christine-blasey-ford-assault-me-too.html
    Boys will be boys? Why #AllMen should be offended by the latest Kavanaugh defenders: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/boys-will-be-boys-why-allmen-should-be-offended-by-the-latest-kavanaugh-defenders/2018/09/20/a3524230-bc41-11e8-be70-52bd11fe18af_story.html?utm_term=.b1fea66f9f32
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    The Biskeptical Podcast #55: Flipping on Trump

    The Biskeptical Podcast #55: Flipping on Trump

    Today on the show, we spend another hour about the latest crazy shit surrounding the Trump administration. This time, it’s all about Michael Cohen’s plea bargain, all the people close to Trump that have been granted immunity in the investigation, and whether or not any of this will have any effect on Trump’s presidency. We also talk about the recent passing of Sen. John McCain, but it’s less about his legacy and more about how Trump’s beef with him continues even after death. Seriously, with Trump as the president, we’ll never run out of material for this show!

    Links:
    •Michael Cohen Says He Arranged Payments to Women at Trump’s Direction: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/nyregion/michael-cohen-plea-deal-trump.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
    •Donald Trump talks like a mob boss — and reminds us he has no idea what he’s doing: https://www.vox.com/2018/8/23/17772990/trump-fox-and-friends-transcript
    •AP: National Enquirer had safe with damaging Trump stories: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/ap-national-enquirer-kept-safe-with-damaging-trump-stories/2018/08/24/ce0a2530-a763-11e8-ad6f-080770dcddc2_story.html?utm_term=.62b5eb3cb49e
    •Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg, who allegedly helped arrange hush-money reimbursement to Cohen, receives immunity: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-organization-executive-allen-weisselberg-who-allegedly-helped-arrange-hush-money-reimbursement-to-cohen-granted-immunity/2018/08/24/404ebdf2-a7b1-11e8-97ce-cc9042272f07_story.html?utm_term=.1b6c2065c38a
    •Trump rejected plans for a White House statement praising McCain: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-rejected-plans-for-a-white-house-statement-praising-mccain/2018/08/26/0d0478e4-a967-11e8-8f4b-aee063e14538_story.html?utm_term=.62bf41adac00
    •President Trump will not attend John McCain’s funeral, family spokesman says: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/president-trump-will-not-attend-john-mccains-funeral-family-spokesman-says/2018/08/27/ac778dd8-aa1d-11e8-8a0c-70b618c98d3c_story.html?utm_term=.8e9a6869a3a8
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    The Biskeptical Podcast #54: Omarosa Spills the Tea

    The Biskeptical Podcast #54: Omarosa Spills the Tea

    Today on the show, we talk about the latest drama involving Omarosa and Trump. We talk about the tapes, the tweets, and how this is the new normal. We also talk about the recent Pennsylvania report about the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal because holy shit, there’s a lot to unpack here!

    Links:
    •Omarosa has jumped back into the middle of Trump White House drama: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/8/13/17683710/omarosa-recording-john-kelly-today-interview-book-unhinged
    •Report: Trump Wanted To Be Sworn In Using ‘Art Of The Deal’ Instead Of The Bible: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/08/report-trump-wanted-to-be-sworn-in-using-art-of-the-deal-instead-of-the-bible/
    •Trump Calls Omarosa a Dog on Twitter: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1029329583672307712
    •More than 300 accused priests listed in Pennsylvania report on Catholic Church sex abuse: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/08/14/pennsylvania-grand-jury-report-on-sex-abuse-in-catholic-church-will-list-hundreds-of-accused-predator-priests/?utm_term=.1aa7c31f5e63
    •Here Are the Worst Abuses by Catholic Priests from the PA Grand Jury’s Report: http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/08/15/here-are-the-worst-abuses-by-catholic-priests-from-the-pa-grand-jurys-report/
    •Why the Explosive Report on Catholic Church Abuse Is Unlikely to Yield Criminal Charges: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/us/pennsylvania-sex-abuse-statute-of-limitations.html
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    • 43 min
    The Biskeptical Podcast #53: Religious Liberty My Ass!

    The Biskeptical Podcast #53: Religious Liberty My Ass!

    Today on the show, we talk about some of the news stories from this past week, including the recent announcement of the Religious Liberty Task Force, the Paul Manafort trial, the most recent Facebook scandal involving election meddlers, and whether or not collusion is a crime. Needless to say, since it’s been a while since our last episode, we have a lot to say!

    Links:
    •Sessions announces 'religious liberty task force': http://thehill.com/regulation/administration/399482-sessions-announces-religious-liberty-task-force
    •Jeff Sessions announces a religious liberty task force to combat “dangerous” secularism: https://www.vox.com/identities/2018/7/31/17631110/jeff-sessions-religious-liberty-task-force-memo-christian-nationalism
    •Why Jeff Sessions thinks Christians are under siege in America: https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2018/8/1/17638706/religious-liberty-sessions-task-force-masterpiece-scalia-constitution
    •Trump Administration Defends Violence Against LGBT In Africa As ‘Religious Freedom’: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/07/trump-administration-defends-violence-against-lgbt-in-africa-as-religious-freedom/
    •Manafort jury hears of lavish spending on luxury clothes: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/manafort-jury-hears-of-lavish-spending-on-luxury-clothes/2018/08/01/785b230a-95c5-11e8-a679-b09212fb69c2_story.html?utm_term=.45b217c694de
    •Facebook has detected a coordinated effort to influence US politics ahead of the 2018 midterm elections: https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-coordinated-effort-influence-2018-us-midterm-elections-2018-7
    •Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani says collusion with Russia is not a crime: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-lawyer-rudy-giuliani-says-collusion-russia-not-crime-n895766?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma
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    The Biskeptical Podcast #52: Nick Little Cross-Examines Brett Kavanaugh

    The Biskeptical Podcast #52: Nick Little Cross-Examines Brett Kavanaugh

    Morgan was unavailable for this episode, so today we have Nick Little from CFI joining us to take a look at Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s latest nominee for Supreme Court Justice. We’re going to take a look at his case history, and what that might mean for church-state separation, Roe v. Wade, and LGBTQ rights. Spoiler alert: It's not a pretty picture!

    Links:
    •Donald Trump Releases List of Possible Supreme Court Picks: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/19/us/politics/donald-trump-supreme-court-nominees.html
    •Kavanaugh record suggests he would favor religious interests in school debates: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/kavanaugh-record-suggests-he-would-favor-religious-interests-in-school-debates/2018/07/10/a805323c-8475-11e8-8f6c-46cb43e3f306_story.html?utm_term=.b18c0b6941fd
    •CFI’s Statement on Kavanaugh: https://centerforinquiry.org/press_releases/kavanaugh-wrong-for-supreme-court/
    •3 ways Trump’s Supreme Court pick could transform U.S. labor law: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/07/10/ways-trumps-supreme-court-pick-could-transform-us-labor-law/?utm_term=.24dba81c3a64
    •Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Supreme Court Pick, Is Probably the End of Abortion Rights and Same-Sex Marriage: https://www.thedailybeast.com/brett-kavanaugh-trumps-supreme-court-pick-is-probably-the-end-of-abortion-rights-and-same-sex-marriage
    •Brett Kavanaugh likely gives the Supreme Court the votes to overturn Roe. Here’s how they’d do it: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/7/10/17551644/brett-kavanaugh-roe-wade-abortion-trump
    •Bret Stephens – Just Confirm Kavanaugh: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/opinion/kavanaugh-supreme-court-confirm.html?action=click&contentCollection=opinion&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=8&pgtype=sectionfront
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The Monkeroo ,

This show is gr9

It's informative and well-researched. And the skits are funny.

The only thing that could improve is Morgan. She probably deserved to be fired from No Religion Required, unlike Jeremiah.

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Aaron the Rabi ,

Wonderful show

This show does an amazing job getting a ton of useful information and analysis across while keeping it hilarious. Great flow!

@CharoneF ,

Great show

Charone here from the Habeas Humor podcast. I really enjoy listening to Trav and Morgan! Smart discussion combined with genial personalities.

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