The Boyce of Reason

The Boyce of Reason

By Benjamin Boyce
Here are the interviews from my YouTube channel, stripped of all distracting visuals. Topics range from spirituality, to gender, culture, communication, art, and politics.

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41 | Taking on the Gender Industry with Maritza Cummings
Maritza Cummings is a detransitioned natal female who was a strong trans advocate in the early and mid 2000's within the medical field. Some years ago, she began doubting that transition was correct for her, but instead a way of avoiding other issues she was beset with, such as childhood trauma and some neurological hiccoughs. She is now detransitioned and is speaking out against the Gender Identity Industry on youtube and via blogging. She's a firebrand, and takes a very strong anti-transition position, but is concerned first and foremost for dialogue to occur around "affirmation-only" modes of treatment. More Maritza: https://transitionradio.blogspot.com/ https://bit.ly/2HOsOsY https://www.instagram.com/maritzacummingslives/?hl=en Best way to contact me is on twitter @BenjaminABoyce Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
1:22:10
March 24, 2019
40 | Toward a Trans-Centrism with Rhys McKavanagh
Rhys (@RhysMcKavanagh) is a transman dwelling in the UK. In this interview we discuss the difficulties not only in being trans, but how that identity has become in itself a political act. Rhys' speaks about his engagement on social media, the need for more moderate voices, and how biology isn't something you can escape from—without unintentional (and very biological) consequences. Best way to contact me is on twitter @BenjaminABoyce Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
1:11:42
March 18, 2019
39 | Curb Your Postmodernism with Helen Pluckrose
Helen Pluckrose (@HPluckrose) speaks to me about how postmodernism wed itself to Marxist activism and became the Grievance Juggernaut we see today. Helen is the editor of aeromagazine.com and is one of three intellectuals (along with James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian) involved in "The Grievance Studies Scandal" (see Mike Nayna's ongoing documentary series here: https://bit.ly/2ueIKwl). Support this channel via: https://paypal.me/benjaminboyce
57:56
March 16, 2019
38 | Conformity and Abuse in the Gender Ideology Community with GNC-Centric
Ben (@gnc_centric) is a young detransitioned woman living somewhere in that broad stretch of northern real estate that pretends it's not a subsidiary of the US. Just kidding, Canadians. She recently started a youtube channel that pulls no punches about her early experiences in the LGBT and Kink communities, her gender dysmorphia, transition and detransition: https://www.youtube.com/c/gnc-centric
1:13:30
March 14, 2019
37 | Hip To Be Trans? with Jesse, of The Pique Resilience Project
Jesse (@dogcalledbambi) is the fourth member of the Pique Resilience Project that I've had the honor of interviewing. In this discussion we talk about her transition & detransition, the LGBT+ groups she joined as a teenager, her activism and "multiple marginalities"—and how getting the identity out of politics might be what moves us forward. Find out more about The Pique Resilience Project at: www.piqueresproject.com Support this channel through www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
1:04:47
March 13, 2019
36 | Therapy & the Teen Gender Crisis with Sasha Ayad, LPC
Sasha Ayad (@SashaLPC) is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with adolescents on issues around gender identity. She's been an outspoken critic of the affirmation-only gender therapy model that is pushed by trans activists. Her therapeutic approach is exploration-based, compassionate, and seeks out a more nuanced understanding of the client as a whole person.  Find her on the web at www.inspiredteentherapy.com Support this channel via www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
1:13:53
March 12, 2019
35 | A TransMan's Cautious Transition with Sean Lindsey
Sean Lindsey (@RrTiste) is a transman and lover of Irish proverbs. In this interview he speaks about his cautious process of transition in the mid-90's, and the problems with the voices that have taken hold of the trans narrative. This is part of a series on Sexuality, Gender and Transition: https://bit.ly/2XzrgIH Support for this podcast can be given through https://paypal.me/benjaminboyce
56:26
March 9, 2019
34 | Reforming the Social Sciences with Lee Jussim
Lee Jussim (@PsychRabble) is a professor of Social Psychology at Rutgers University. He also identifies as a rabble rouser. His main focus in the social sciences is to get them consistently outputting high quality research. He is a firebrand and this conversation was fun as hell. Read his thoughts on psychology and the state of science at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/rabble-rouser Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
1:13:46
March 7, 2019
33 | Smashing the (Non)Binary with Jamie Shupe
Jamie Shupe (@NotableDesister) entered the national spotlight when, in 2016, he legally changed his gender to "non-binary." In this interview, he speaks about that court case and his entry into and exit out of being a trans woman. You can find his writing (including excerpts from his autobiography) at https://jamieshupe.wordpress.com
1:00:39
March 5, 2019
32 | Social SPIDERS! & What They Say About Us, with Colin Wright
Colin Wright (@SwipeWright) is an evolutionary biologist and humanist who realized, somewhere along the road to professorship, that he was constantly putting off the moment he would speak up for science and against the anti-rational movements in the media—both social and mainstream. In this interview we talk about things that make webs and live in nests, and what they might tell us about human social interaction. This was one damn fine conversation—because SCIENCE.
1:25:41
March 3, 2019
31 | Sexuality & Gender Identity with Dr J Michael Bailey
Dr. Michael Bailey is a professor of psychology and researcher of sexuality at Northwestern University. In this interview he shares his extensive research in paraphiliac (atypical sexualities), specifically those which inform some transgender experiences. We also speak about Gender Dysphoria and the current surge in young women identifying as trans during pubescence. Find his writings on the matter at 4thwavenow.com: https://bit.ly/2ARoUtN
1:06:17
March 2, 2019
30 | Teen Transition and Social Media with Helena
Helena (@lacroicsz) is the third member of The Pique Resilience Project that I've had the honor of interviewing. In this discussion, she speaks about her experience of dysphoria and how interactions online (via Tumblr and Reddit) influenced her transition—and how she realized that an ideology was boxing her into a life that brought more frustration than joy.  Connect with The Pique Resilience Project on twitter at @PiqueResProject and on youtube at http://youtube.com/c/piqueresilienceproject
1:14:12
March 1, 2019
29 | Free Will & Inescapable Bias with Dr. Cory Clark
Cory Clark (@ImHardcory) is a social psychologist and experimental philosopher focusing on free will and bias—and that's pretty much what we discuss in this interview. She runs a podcast with Bo Winegard (another psych prof) called Psyphilopod, found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8mHb9VLBbrlvzRRwwGgL5w
1:16:34
February 27, 2019
28 | Transition vs Transformation with Jungian Analyst Lisa Marchiano
Discussing mass hysteria, rights of passage, and the meaning of transformation with Jungian Analyst Lisa Marchiano (@LisaMarchiano). Lisa is a prolific author at thejungsoul.com, and runs a weekly podcast at thisjungianlife.com  Articles on teen transition: https://quillette.com/2018/03/01/transgenderism-social-construction-diagnosis/ https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00332925.2017.1350804
1:08:30
February 24, 2019
27 | Transition and Self Actualization, with Dagny
Dagny, a detransitioned woman, is a founding member of The Pique Resilience Project (@PiqueResProject)—a collective of young women focused on providing guidance and advice to gender questioning teens and their parents. In this interview, we delve into what prompted her transition and her desire to desist.
1:09:54
February 24, 2019
26 | Detransition & Self Acceptance with Chiara
Chiara (@chiaracanaan) is a founding member of The Pique Resilience Project a collective of young women focused on providing guidance and advice to gender questioning teens and their parents. Check out there channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmGEMjyAwk6R1lTmG_JjLUA
58:41
February 22, 2019
25 | The Divine Feminine, with Rachel Fulton Brown
Rachel Fulton Brown (@RFultonBrown) is a Medieval Scholar who writes on the Catholic contemplative tradition, focusing on the divine feminine. In this interview we explore what Mary represents in the journey of spiritual progress.
1:08:11
February 16, 2019
24 | Radical Feminism & Power Structures with Dr. Jane Clare Jones
This is the first of two discussions between Dr. Jane Clare Jones (@janeclarejones) and myself. You can find her writing at janeclarejones.com
1:34:12
February 14, 2019
23 | BJ Campbell: Guns, Memes, & Societal Ills
BJ Campbell is an engineer and data nerd. His essays on gun control and media manipulation can be found at: https://medium.com/handwaving-freakoutery
1:11:08
February 9, 2019
22 | John Vervaeke: Wisdom, Myth, and Artificial Intelligence
Professor John Vervaeke (@vervaeke_john) teaches Cognitive Science, Mindfulness, and Buddhism at the University of Toronto. He's producing a series of lectures titled "Awakening from the Meaning Crisis" charting the development of thinking technologies (narrative, writing, democracy, etc), and their influence on our development as selves and as a species—and how at this point in history we are struggling to make collective and individual meaning. Check out his work at https://www.youtube.com/user/johnvervaeke
1:31:40
February 6, 2019
21 | Egolibrium: A story of lost lovers
Excerpted from "A Resistance of Letters", this short story details the vicissitudes of two unemployed lovers in early 2000's Portland, Oregon. 
34:01
February 6, 2019
20 | Art & Identity with Alexander Adams
Alexander Adams is an artist and art critic who splits his time between Britain and Germany. In this interview we speak about the encroachment of identity politics into the art world, and its significance on the aesthetic project. More from Adam: http://www.thejackdaw.co.uk http://www.alexanderadamsart.wordpress.com http://www.alexanderadams.art
53:31
February 3, 2019
19 | Lior Leser: Sargon, Patreon, & The Case Against Paypal
Loir Leser (@YouTuberLaw) is a tech lawyer and the host of the YoutuberLaw youtube channel. In the past he has been answering many legal questions about the state of digital rights, free speech, and deplatforming. When Patreon banned Carl Benjamin, and then Paypal cut off business with the Patreon competitor SubscribeStar, Lior decided it was time to act. He is now pursuing an Anti-Trust Complaint with the FTC against PayPal, and has found himself in the center of an emergent digital rights movement. Learn more at https://web20lawyer.com/youtuberlaw
44:56
January 24, 2019
18 | Dr Jane Clare Jones: Communicating Feminism
Dr. Jane Clare Jones, a UK feminist scholar, and I speak about what feminism is trying to tell society about the treatment of women. Her essays can be found at https://janeclarejones.com, and she can be followed on twitter @janeclarejones. 
1:34:28
January 23, 2019
17 | Adaptations in Masculinity with Eric Anderson, PhD
Eric Anderson is a professor of masculinity, sexuality, and sports in the UK. His research and writings can be found at http://ericandersonphd.com
1:00:46
January 23, 2019
16 | Physicist Sam Gregson: Resisting Media Manipulation
Sam Gregson is a particle physicist and teacher of science based in the UK. His youtube: https://t.co/Qe1t99WqgG • His twitter: https://twitter.com/Samuel_Gregson • His website: http://t.co/AodFuwfRzn
1:38:24
January 21, 2019
15 | A Crash Course in Sexology with Dr. James Cantor
Dr. James Cantor (@JamesCantorPhD) is a psychologist, researcher, and professor of atypical sexualities. He speaks to me about the different ways in which sexuality is wired in the brain, and how this should be informing policy, therapy, and public discourse—but for some reason isn't. Learn more about his research at www.jamescantor.org
1:35:31
January 20, 2019
14 | Kinesis: Beyond the Trans Identity
Asha (@Kinesis) is a trans woman living in the Pacific Northwest. In this discussion we talk about the bad representatives of the trans community, how to focus on better representatives, and the typologies of transgenderism.
1:27:25
January 18, 2019
13 | Kinesis on the Potentials of Trans People
Asha (@Kinesis) is the founder of the TransRational movement, which is a group committed to forming reciprocal allyship between feminists and others impacted by the trans community. 
53:49
January 18, 2019
12 | Psychologist Oren Amitay: Social Media & its Discontents
Dr. Oren Amitay (@docamitay) speaks to me about the pitfalls of activist culture, and how we just might save social media from permanently becoming the toxic cesspool it sometimes is.
1:22:02
January 18, 2019
11 | Graham Linehan: In Good Faith
Eminent comedy writer and cantankerous twitter user Graham Linehan (@Glinner) speaks to me about the stand he's taking for women's rights in the UK. 
41:05
January 17, 2019
10 | Corinna on Trans Rights & Wrongs
Corinna (@corinna_cohn), a software engineer and trans woman, speaks to me about the ineffectiveness of certain aspects of radical Trans Rights Activism, and the media companies that are catering to them.
1:24:48
January 15, 2019
09 | Esther O'Reilly: Unapologetic Christian Apologetics
Esther O'Reilly (@EstherOfReilly) speaks to me about her Christian faith, and how it intersects with her daily life.
1:19:24
January 14, 2019
08 | Robynne on the Reality of Transition
Robynne, a trans woman, speaks to me about her path, her identity, and does not shy away from the details of medical transition.
1:02:44
January 14, 2019
07 | Journalist William Ray: On the Death of the Left
Old school leftist and hardboiled journalist William Ray speaks to me about how identity politics are corrupting the truly progressive values of the left wing of politics. His article we speak of: https://quillette.com/2018/08/29/unpacking-peggy-mcintoshs-knapsack/
49:15
January 14, 2019
06 | Filmmaker Jay Shapiro: On the Future of Tolerance
Filmmaker Jay Shapiro (@jay_shapiro) speaks to me about his journey filming the documentary "Islam and the Future of Tolerance" starring Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz. Find links to the film at http://www.islamandthefutureoftolerance.com
59:03
January 14, 2019
05 | Dr. Kathleen Stock: On Being vs Identifying as Female
Dr. Katleen Stock (@docstockk) speaks about recent changes within the LGBT community which are eroding the status and rights of lesbian women.
1:08:08
January 14, 2019
04 | Arno Michaelis: Life After a Hate Group
Ex-White Supremacist Arno Michaelis (@stopthehate) speaks to me about how he is now helping teachers and students to move toward a truly inclusive community—one built not on shame and reparations, but compassion, patience, and humility. Learn more about his work at www.giftofourwounds.com
1:22:55
January 14, 2019
03 | Carrey Callahan: Rethinking Transition
Carrey Callahan (@catt_bear), a psychologist specializing in child spectrum disorders, speaks to me about what the psychological and medical establishment are not doing to help transgender individuals.
42:28
January 14, 2019
02 | Coleman Hughes: Categories and Consequences of Race
Wunderkin of the Centrist Revival, Coleman Huges, joins me to talk about what the progressives get wrong about African American mobility.
1:07:38
January 14, 2019
01 | Reverend Paul Vander Klay: "Walk Softly & Carry a Big Cross"
Reverend Paul Vander Klay discuss Jordan Peterson, the seductive mirage of utopia, and how Christianity fits into a socially just world. https://www.youtube.com/c/paulvanderklay Follow him on twitter @PaulVanderKlay
1:26:56
December 22, 2018
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