CO079 Mike Ludwig on Pruitt’s EPA

Mike Ludwig is a reporter for TruthOut.org. We talked about his article Scott Pruitt’s Embattled Science “Transparency” Rule Does Not Apply to Pesticides.

I also mentioned the Royal Society of Chemistry’s £1m bounty for the UK’s first chemical-free product – they say that they will pay £1m for anyone who can provide a handful of any substance that is ‘chemical-free’. The prize, first offered in 2010 remains unclaimed.

CO078 Miranda Yardley on a Different Trans View

Miranda Yardley calls herself an ‘iconoclastic transexual’ and caused controversy recently when, as was widely reported she was banned from Twitter for what was branded ‘hate speech‘.

In our discussion, I mentioned the very high level of violence suffered by transwomen in particular, as documented here and here.

CO077 Daniel Ameli on Bitcoin

Daniel Ameli is a data scientist and cryptocurrency expert who has written extensively about Bitcoin.

Failed, raided and fraudulent Bitcoin exchanges have included Mt. Gox, Bitomat, MyBitcoin, Bitcoinica, Bitcoin Savings and Trust, Bitfloor, Instawallet, Bitcoin Foundation, Inputs.io, Global Bond Limited, Flexcoin, Bter, Bitstamp, Cryptsy, Gatecoin, Bitfinex, and NiceHash. Continue reading “CO077 Daniel Ameli on Bitcoin”

CO076 Ani Zonneveld on Progressives in Islam

Ani Zonneveld is the founder of Muslims for Progressive Values. In our discussion I mentioned some opinion research among British Muslims.

There was talk a couple of weeks back – among Trump supporters anyway – there was talk of Donald Trump winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Before you laugh, remember Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. Nominations for the prize that year closed eleven days after he took office. Continue reading “CO076 Ani Zonneveld on Progressives in Islam”

CO075 Natalie Parrott on Trans Issues and Feminism

Natalie Parrott produces the YouTube channel ContraPoints. I highly recommend her videos. I mentioned the interview I did Linda Bellos in February.

In our discussion, I mentioned the soaring referrals to the UK’s Tavistock clinic (which specialises in gender reassignment) of children. I also mentioned James Caspian, the doctoral candidate at Bath Spa University who approved, and later rejected, Caspian’s proposed research into gender reassignment reversal.

I also mentioned non-specialist doctors giving hormone treatment to young children, and the assault by trans activists on feminists wanting to organise a meeting; (Since the recording, trans activist Tara Wolf has been convicted of assault in this case) and Jessica Winfield, formerly known as Martin Ponting, while serving a sentence for a rape conviction, was relocated to a women’s prison in the UK.

 

CO074 Christopher Novembrino on the Russia Investigation

Christopher Novembrino is a host of the Don’t Worry About The Government podcast.

In the podcast I mentioned rival protests organised in Houston, Texas to protest and defend the local Muslim community, which were both organised by Russian-controlled Facebook groups.

CO072 Trita Parsi on Iranian-American Relations

Trita Parsi is the founder and current president of the National Iranian American Council, the author of several books on foreign policy, and he’s a regular media commentator. His latest book is Losing an Enemy, Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy.

CO071 Hadley Heath Manning on the Gender Pay Gap

Hadley Heath Manning, is the director of policy for Independent Women’s Forum and Independent Women’s Voice, and a Fellow at the Steamboat Institute. Continue reading “CO071 Hadley Heath Manning on the Gender Pay Gap”

CO070 Ellen Brodsky on Fox News

Ellen Brodsky is the owner of the blog Newshounds.us and was a researcher for the film Outfoxed. We mentioned research that shows that torture doesn’t work in the podcast. Continue reading “CO070 Ellen Brodsky on Fox News”

CO069 Bill Scher on Does the Deficit Matter?

Bill Scher is a contributing editor at Politico magazine and a contributor at Real  Clear Politics. We talked about his article Deficits Don’t Matter. So Why Are Democrats Complaining About Them?

 

CO068 Ilya Shapiro on Discrimination v Expression

Ilya Shapiro is a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, and editor in chief of Cato Supreme Court Review. Continue reading “CO068 Ilya Shapiro on Discrimination v Expression”

CO067 Warren Farrell on Why Boys are Struggling

Dr Warren Farrell, along with co-author Dr John Gray, wrote The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It published by BenBella Books in March 2018. You can find him on Twitter or Facebook. Continue reading “CO067 Warren Farrell on Why Boys are Struggling”

CO066 Yaron Brook on Healthcare and Cellphones

Yaron Brook is an entrepreneur, podcaster and writer, and the current chairman of the board at the Ayn Rand Institute. You can watch his video that I raised here. Continue reading “CO066 Yaron Brook on Healthcare and Cellphones”

CO064 Heather Jones on Leaving the Alt Right

Heather Jones appeared last year on the podcast to represent the Black Pigeon Speaks website. Since then, she has changed her views, particularly in relation to the Alt Right.

The current editor of Black Pigeon Speaks has been in touch to clarify that Heather does not speak for the site and is no longer associated with it. I’m happy to make that clear.

CO063 Sterling Burnett on the Heartland Institute and Climate Change

H Sterling Burnett Senior fellow in energy and the environment at Heartland Institute  and managing editor of environment and climate news there. He has a PhD environmental ethics. Continue reading “CO063 Sterling Burnett on the Heartland Institute and Climate Change”

CO062 Linda Bellos on Battles in Feminism

Linda Bellos is a businesswoman, radical feminist and gay-rights activist. She was a member of the collective that produced Spare Rib, a British feminist magazine, and was a member of Lambeth Borough Council in London and was the leader of the council from 1986 to 1988. Continue reading “CO062 Linda Bellos on Battles in Feminism”

CO061 Anthony Davies on Broken Windows and Income Inequality

Anthony Davies is associate professor of economics at the Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University, and presents the podcast Words and Numbers, and has written many research papers including this one which I mentioned in the podcast. Continue reading “CO061 Anthony Davies on Broken Windows and Income Inequality”