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Calmversations

By Benjamin Boyce
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s05e07 | The Secret Life of Angus Fox
Angus Fox has been involved in helping families navigate life with gender distressed boys. He worked on the Genspect project (a resource portal for families impacted by gender identity troubles), and has since retired due to life complications. He speaks to me about these complications and also his secret life as a   learn more about Genspect at https://genspect.org  Previous discussions with Angus:   The Lost Boys of GenderLand: https://youtu.be/78XZCuRsDKs  So Over the Rainbow, with Claire Graham: https://youtu.be/iqB-ePn97Qk  Ballads of Gender Banditry: https://youtu.be/78shDBe4j74  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
02:09:50
September 26, 2022
s05e07 | Talking Therapies & Gender Identities, with Marcus and Susan Evans
Susan and Marcus Evans are seasoned psychotherapists who worked at the Tavistock Clinic in the UK. During their time there, the Gender Identity Development Services (GIDS) experienced a massive influx of referrals, and they both witnessed a startling switch in the psychotherapy profession from patient inquiry to "affirmative" chemical treatments, specifically when "gender" was involved, and out of keeping with the broader standards of care for other psychological treatments. In time, both of them were compelled to blow the whistle on this sea change, and have since written an in-depth, factually based book on Gender Dysphoria that aims to bring to light the complexity and humanity of this novel corner of human mental health. More resources:  http://www.evanspsychotherapy.co.uk/  Follow Mr & Mrs Evans on twitter at   https://twitter.com/sueevansprotect  https://twitter.com/marcuse99903226  And purchase their book on Gender Dysphoria:  https://a.co/d/fquTD6Y  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:24:25
September 25, 2022
s05e06 | Castration Affirmation?? New Medical Guidelines Promote Eunuchs, with Genevieve Gluck of REDUXX
Genevieve Gluck has been researching the darker corners of the internet, and has found links between eunuch fetishists and medical authorities that are now promoting castration as a form of identity affirmation for youth. Some disturbing content is discussed. Be warned. Follow Genevieve on twitter @WomenReadWomen  and on youtube at  https://www.youtube.com/c/GenevieveGluck  https://reduxx.info  Further Reading: https://genevievegluck.substack.com/p/castrating-children-in-the-service  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2000/nov/27/childprotection.uk  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
59:09
September 18, 2022
s05e05 | Overcoming Autogynephilia, with Andrius
Beginning at puberty, Andrius was enthralled by a persistent desire to become a woman (otherwise known as "autogynephilia": the love of oneself as a woman). These feelings persisted and increased until his late 20's, where a series of spiritual, intellectual, and social events set him on a path of resolving his desires and bringing him into harmony with his male body and masculine identity. Part of a series: https://bit.ly/DeTransStories  Works cited:  Men Trapped in Men's Bodies - Anne Lawrence (2013) Male Sexuality - Michael Bader (2008) Leadership and Self-Deception - Arbinger Institute (2000) Further inquiries for Andrius: clarity.river@gmail.com  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:50:02
September 15, 2022
s05e04 | Child Services Sicced on Mom for Celebrating Daughter's Desistance, with Brette & Anna
Last week Brette celebrated her daughter Anna's desistance from a trans identity. Brette's tweet went viral & was picked up by radical activists who sent her abuse, death threats, & even called Child Services. Brette and Anna share their story about pandemic depression, internet contagion, and self acceptance.   Follow Brette on twitter @BretteDutton   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:20:52
September 12, 2022
s05e03 | Using Artificial Intelligence to Study Social Media Contagion, with Shannon Boschy
Shannon Boschy is a Canadian professional whose family has been negatively impacted by Gender Identity Ideology. Researching into the matter to figure out how it has spread so quickly through Gen Z, he turned to his tech contacts and has begun developing an AI that can map the phenomena of trans identification and detransition by surveying internet forums. This is fascinating—if not a bit scary—work, and if you'd like to learn more you can contact him at   Shannon@chasingquicksilver.com   Further reading:  https://pitt.substack.com/p/opening-the-black-box-of-online-influence  https://shannonbdouglas.substack.com/p/the-gender-bubble   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:33:29
September 07, 2022
s05e02 | Mediocracy: The Dumbing-Down of American Elites | with Wilfred Riley
Find Professor Reilly on twitter @wil_da_beast630   And find his books at: https://amzn.to/3BxeptV  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:11:39
September 06, 2022
s05e01 | Right Winging It, with The Distributist
​ @The Distributist  has been active on youtube since 2016. His right wing analysis the Culture War is wicked smart and dreadfully overlooked. In this conversation we explore the weaknesses of Liberalism as an ideology, and what are the alternatives being offered by right wing ("reactionary")  Follow him through this convenient links:   https://fiddlersgreene.substack.com  https://www.youtube.com/c/thedistributist  And on twitter @GreeneMan6   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
02:24:58
September 04, 2022
s04e92 | Biology: The New Hate Speech, with Colin Wright
Colin Wright is the editor of https://www.realityslaststand.com which focuses on the reality of humans as biological organisms. He got suspended from twitter earlier this week over a meme accurately describing the falsehoods of Trans Activism.  Follow him on twitter @SwipeWright and @RealLastStand @RealLastStand   The super duper hateful harmful despicable reasonable article that got Colin suspended: https://www.realityslaststand.com/p/trans-activism-and-the-road-not-taken  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:28:43
August 29, 2022
s04e91 | From Transition to Liberation: A Detrans Male Story, with Torren Danowski
I spoke with Torren at the end of 2020 about his struggles with gender, black and white thinking, and Obsessive-Compulsive ideation. A couple weeks ago he reached out to me inquiring if I had heard of psychedelic therapies for these issues, and I only had heard anecdotes. He then shared his libertarian podcast with me and I was amazed at his change of attitude and new-found confidence, so I wanted to have him back on to speak about what he's been through over the last (nearly) two years, in which he founded Don't Tread On Philly in response to the draconian civil rights violations of Philadelphia's pandemic response, and is now running for mayor on the Libertarian ticked. Follow Torren on twitter @donttreadphilly and watch him at   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGnyHdlXEupIovM2pf9aigQ  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:27:29
August 28, 2022
s04e90 | Catholic Feminism & The Genesis of Gender | with Abigail Favale
Abigail Favale is an author and professor of women's studies within the Catholic setting. We speak about her latest book "The Genesis of Gender" which I found to be a thought provoking examination of gender through a biblical sense and Catholic tradition. Abigail's twitter & her book, The Genesis of Gender:  @FavaleAbs   https://amzn.to/3aHsmxi  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:31:32
August 27, 2022
s04e89 | Andrew Doyle HEARTILY SHUNS the Woke Puritans
Andrew Doyle is a comedian, playwright, and cultural critic who works for  @GBNews  and moonlights as a twitter parodist. We speak about his latest book on Critical Social Justice, *The New Puritans*, and things get a little fresh when I ask about God.   Purchase The New Puritans: https://amzn.to/3CwxY98  Follow him on twitter at @andrewdoyle_com and @TitaniaMcGrath   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:28:34
August 26, 2022
s04e88 | From Maoist China to Woke America: Alvin Lui Stands Up
Alvin Lui is a first-generation Chinese American whose parents and grandparents fled Communist China. In one generation he went from dirt-poor to middle class, in large part due to the values he was taught. Now, his children are being taught by public schools the very values that his family fled—and he can't sit idly by while America replays the Chinese Cultural Revolution.   The resources he and his team are creating at Courage is a Habit are excellent, and can be found here:  https://linktr.ee/couragehabit  Further reading:  https://www.theamericanconservative.com/trans-totalitarianism-time-for-moral-panic/  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:22:15
August 23, 2022
s04e87 | Surviving Awkward: from Aspergers to Anime to Transition | a Detrans Story, with Emmie
Emmie is a Texan lady who grew up with Aspergers. She recounts her obsession with self-harm and anime and internet and teenage transition, then her turn toward accepting her self and developing something other than her identity.   Follow Emmie on twitter @EmmieS3311   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:21:33
August 17, 2022
s04e86 | Speaking Truth to Gender, with Sasha Ayad & Stella O'Malley
Sasha and Stella are both therapists specializing in adolescent gender issues. They've been working together on a brilliant podcast, Gender: A Wider Lens, and return to my channel to speak about what they've learned, and the state of gender in general. Learn more about their upcoming retreat: https://bit.ly/3PnsEb5 https://gender-a-wider-lens.captivate.fm their youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCP62aWWtlZV1oVnbMhTRBcg  NYTimes Article “The Battle Over Gender Therapy” http://archive.today/DuVWe  Dutch Research on transition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fISYeDL38tQ  Vasey interview: https://youtu.be/tkulTD3ZHfM  Stephen Levine: https://youtu.be/Uc7NCdNFXfE  Ann Lawrence: https://youtu.be/9_1wXsYdzMI  Mother Nature by Sarah Hrdy: https://amzn.to/3Qmpg1y  Sex Science Self: A Social History of Estrogen, Testosterone, and Identity by Bob Ostertag: https://g.co/kgs/rGJK9g  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:34:32
August 14, 2022
s04e85 | Cultural Revolution: from Communist China to Woke USA, with Erica Li
Erica Li's parents survived the Chinese Cultural Revolution and eventually migrated with her to the United States. She is now keenly aware of parallels between current DEI mandates in medicine and what occurred in her country of origin.   Learn more about her work at http://criticalmedtheory.com  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:07:26
August 11, 2022
s04e84 | Political vs. Personal Christianity, with Neil Shenvi
Neil Shenvi is a theoretical chemist, author, and Christian apologist. In this calmversation we speak about Christian Nationalism, critical social justice's influence on American Christianity, and the transformational message of Christianity, on a personal level. Connect with Neil on twitter @NeilShenvi, find his writing at https://shenviapologetics.com  And purchase "Why Believe?" through https://amzn.to/3vJ0obO  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:14:11
August 07, 2022
s04e83 | Counseling Ex-Cons, with Gar Lock
Gar Lock is an ex-con who now counsels ex-cons to straighten our themselves and their lives. In this conversation we speak about anger management and gender expectations. He's also Irish, which is pretty rad. Follow him on twitter @Soil1s4Future support this channel with a small tip via https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:28:40
August 05, 2022
s04e82 | Is Liberal Feminism Anti-Woman? | with Louise Perry
Louise Perry is a writer at The Daily Mail and  Find Louise Perry on twitter @louise_m_perry   Pre-order her book (US): https://amzn.to/3b7l724  UK: https://www.wiley.com/en-gb/The+Case+Against+the+Sexual+Revolution-p-9781509549993  Her mumsnet Q&A: https://www.mumsnet.com/talk/AMA/4588112-ama-with-louise-perry-author-of-the-case-against-the-sexual-revolution-14th-july  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:20:37
July 27, 2022
s04e81 | Courage & Cowardice In Canadian Public Schools, with Chanel Pfahl🇨🇦
Chanel Pfahl is a Canadian educator who has been "investigated" (on-going-ly) for disagreeing with the ruling progressive ideology. Learn more about her story: https://wokewatchcanada.substack.com/p/intimidation-masquerading-as-virtue  Follow Chanel on twitter @ChanLPfa   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyc
01:08:52
July 16, 2022
s04e80 | Liberal World Disorder, with Auron MacIntyre & Wokal Distance
​ @Auron MacIntyre  and  @Wokal Distance  debate the pros and cons of liberalism and traditionalism, and express their mutual love of Christian rock. Find and follow them on substack at https://auronmacintyre.substack.com  and https://wokaldistance.substack.com  On YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/auronmacintyre  and https://bit.ly/3bSc05n  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
02:02:37
July 12, 2022
s04e79 | Trauma, Transition, & an Intersex Condition: a Detrans Story, with Theo
Theo shares about her childhood medical and sexual trauma, wrestling with a Disorder of Sexual Development so rare it's still got an incredibly awkward name, and how she used transition to process her life—only to realize that radical self-acceptance with her natural body and difficult history was the right choice for her. Connect with Theo on twitter @XXinv9   Suggested reading: "The Body Keeps the Score" by Bessel Van Der Kolk   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:22:20
July 01, 2022
s04e78 | Right Winging It, with Auron MacIntyre
Auron MacIntyre has been producing articles, interviews, and video essays on right-wing "dissident" or "reactionary" thought. In this interview we explore the right side of the political compass and why "Cthulhu always swims left." Find him on twitter @AuronMacintyre and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/AuronMacIntyre/videos  His writing: https://auronmacintyre.substack.com/p/introduction-to-the-total-state?sd=pf  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:20:24
June 28, 2022
s04e77 | How the West was Undone, with Carl Benjamin (aka Sargon of Akkad)
Carl Benjamin and I discuss his essay "The Five False Assumptions of Liberalism." We also commiserate about the end of the West as we know it. Links: https://www.lotuseaters.com/five-false-assumptions-of-liberalism-10-06-2022  https://www.youtube.com/c/ThePodcastoftheLotusEaters  https://www.youtube.com/c/SargonofAkkad/    Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:23:46
June 27, 2022
s04e76 | Indoctrination in California's Public Schools, with Kelly S
Kelly is a concerned parent who has been investigating the socialist dogma encroaching through California public education. Connect with her on twitter @kellyske and find her podcast at https://atimetostand.me  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce 
01:02:53
June 26, 2022
s04e75 | Daughter of God, Bride of Christ: Maria Brandell on Becoming a Nun
Maria works with New Polity, which is a Catholic think tank out in some quaint college town. They do good work, which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/c/NewPolity1 and https://newpolity.com  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:29:07
June 26, 2022
s04e74 | The Genius of Thomas Sowell, with Alan Wolan
Alan Wolan is a fan of Thomas Sowell. In this conversation he tells me why.  Find him on twitter @AlanWolan and his podcast at   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-genius-of-thomas-sowell/id1581181836  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:08:31
June 19, 2022
s04e73 | Transition and Redemption: A Detrans Story, with NJada
NJada (a detrans male) speaks to me about his search for redemption through—and then from—a transgender identity.  Find him on twitter @Herenotthere5   And on substack at https://njadadetrans.substack.com   Njada's art: https://njada-art.blogspot.com   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:12:19
June 14, 2022
s04e72 | When Transition Goes Wrong, a Detrans Story with Shape Shifter
Shape Shifter speaks about a life of dealing with internal and external homophobia, and how transition damaged his body and distracted him from dealing with childhood trauma and self acceptance. Find shape shifter on twitter @ShifterofShapes and on youtube at  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcU5PxKfWqAQcaFIecpwiHA  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:20:08
June 06, 2022
s04e71 | When Transition Works, with Zander Keig
Zander Keig is a transman who began transition at 39. In this discussion we speak about how society treated his as a masculine woman and how masculinizing his body help him become more aligned with his self and the world. He is a social worker focused on proper treatment and getting things done, more than sloganeering. Find out more about his work at https://www.zanderkeig.net Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:34:53
June 05, 2022
s04e70 | The Impact of Feminism on Young Men, with Helena Kerschner, Josh Slocum & Limpida
Helena is a female-to-male-to-female detransitioner, Limpida is a male-to-female detransitioner, Josh Slocum (host of Disaffected Podcast) is a gay man who's a couple years younger than me, and I'm Benjamin Boyce, of no known novel sexual or gender identities. In this conversation, the four of us tackle the negative impacts that popular feminism has had on young people, and young men in particular. Find us on twitter at @lacroicsz, @americandog1998, @OriginalRecipeG, and @BenjaminABoyce because I made my account when I was an adult and haven't yet had to make a replacement. Helena's substack: https://lacroicsz.substack.com Limpida's substack: https://strigoi.substack.com Benjamin's substack: https://theaphorist.substack.com support this channel https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:50:23
May 29, 2022
s04e69 | Life & Times of an Internet TERF | with Mia
Mia is a Canadian mom who writes great twitter threads about medical scandals past and present. In this conversation we speak about the direction Canada is going with affirmation-only therapy for gender questioning youth. Find her on twitter @_CryMiaRiver Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:07:41
May 27, 2022
s04e68 | The New Homophobia, with Ben Appel
Ben Appel speaks about growing up in a cult, dealing with depression and substance abuse, reconciling with his sexuality, fighting for gay marriage, jumping at the opportunity to attend Columbia University—only to find that a new fangled homophobia had become the norm in progressive circles. Find him on twitter @BenAppel and substack at https://benappel.substack.com  His viral article: https://www.newsweek.com/new-homophobia-opinion-1698969 Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:43:03
May 25, 2022
s04e67 | Five Years Later: Catching Up With Bret Weinstein
Five years ago, on May 23rd, 2017, a group of students confronted Bret Weinstein outside his classroom at The Evergreen State College. Armed with a script and emails of his which the students believed proved him to be racist, the demanded he apologize and undo the harm he perpetuated by refusing to participate in the college's yearly "Day of Absence" event. Historically, students, staff, and faculty "of color" would meet off campus to speak about their experiences and share solidarity—in 2017, the program coordinators wanted to switch the day, and ask (or strongly encourage) students, staff, and faculty of minimal color to go off campus and meditate on their privilege and white supremacy. Bret took exception to this, and said as much in emails to the program coordinators. The Evergreen students, with two weeks to go before the end of the school year, had been riled up by an alleged act of racism (which turned out to be fabricated or at least blown out of proportion), and planned a week long protest to demand that TESC, one of the most progressive and explicitly anti-racist colleges in the United States, purge itself of white supremacy. Bret Weinstein's class was their first stop, but over the next few days, with cellphones streaming, they proceeded to terrorize, hold hostage, and submit to struggle sessions all who met their path. I was on campus at that time, and in the wake of the protests I exhumed and published internal documents and videos showing that The Evergreen State College teachers and administrators indoctrinated the students into such behavior (watch my full documentary at https://bit.ly/evergreenstory) This set me on the path to running this channel, and also sent Bret Weinstein into public intellectualism. In this discussion, we speak about the intervening years. Find Bret on twitter @BretWeinstein, and watch/listen to his Darkhorse Podcast (produced with his wife Heather Heying) on youtube and spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4cPXjuF6PtQtliZFBVAGou https://www.youtube.com/c/BretWeinsteinDarkHorse Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:21:51
May 23, 2022
s04e66 | The Science of Sex / The Faith of Gender, with Zach Elliott
Zach Elliott is both a Christian and a Scientist—and even he can't reconcile the nonsense of gender identity Zach's channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ParadoxInstitute  Find Zach on twitter @zaelefty   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:22:31
May 21, 2022
s04e65 | Curtis Yarvin, on How American Power Operates, At Home & Abroad
Curtis Yarvin has been writing about the "deep right" for several years. Originally writing under the pseudonym Mencius Molbug, his ideas made waves for their apparent radicalness—notably, his assertion that the United States would be best served by electing a monarch, or Political CEO type figure, who has autocratic authority to clean up our government's entrenched and unaccountable bureaucracy. This idea is shocking to most Americans, but makes a lot of sense once you hear out his reasoning.  Find his writing at https://graymirror.substack.com Support this channel https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:52:50
May 18, 2022
s04e64 | Sex Differences in Detransition, with Sinead & Tullip
Sinead (@ImWatson91) is a female-to-male-to-female detransitioner, and Tullip (@TullipR) is a male-to-female-to-male detransitioner. In this calmversation, they discuss family relationships during transition, the influence of trauma and stereotypes, and what lies ahead for the growing "detrans" community. Find them on twitter at the above @'s and support this channel via https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:28:03
May 14, 2022
s04e63 | Adolescence Via Internet: a Detrans Story, with Michelle
Part of a series: http://bit.ly/DeTransStories Michelle speaks to me about growing up on the internet, dealing with self esteem and bullying and undiagnosed autism, becoming an activist and transitioning, and then using critical thinking to work her way toward acceptance of herself and reality. Find & follow Michelle on twitter @somenuancepls and on substack at https://somenuanceplease.substack.com   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:54:53
May 08, 2022
s04e62 | A Catholic Critique of Liberalism, with Marc Barnes of New Polity
Marc Barnes publishes New Polity podcast and journal, a site where "theocratic nut jobs" discuss the failures of Liberalism and what should come next through a Catholic lens. His work on Gender is especially insightful, but I've been digging his conversations on Tyranny and other relevant topics.  Find more of  @New Polity  at https://newpolity.com and https://www.youtube.com/c/NewPolity1  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:57:20
May 03, 2022
s04e61 | Speaking Truth to Gender, with Helen Joyce & Stephanie Davies-Arai
Stephanie Davies-Arai has been exposing the inadequacy of gender medicine in the UK since 2015 at https://transgendertrend.com  Helen Joyce has written the leading critique of the transgender movement "Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality" found at bookstores everywhere. Read more of her work at https://transgendertrend.com  Channel 4 Documentary: https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/about-us/kids-edge-channel-4-documentary/kids-edge-gender-clinic/  MORE READING:   https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/04/25/we-have-been-experimenting-on-children/  https://cass.independent-review.uk/publications/interim-report/  https://www.transgendertrend.com/sajid-javid-to-launch-urgent-inquiry-into-gender-treatment-for-children/  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:36:19
April 30, 2022
s04e60 | Why "Woman" Needs to Mean, Well, *Woman*, with DR. Karleen Gribble
Doctor Gribble is a medical professional focusing on women and infants. She has recently with some colleagues written a paper on the need to preserve sex-based language in the medical context. We speak about that, breast feeding (kinda learned some things there!), and how the COVID response lacked understanding of the infant-mother relationship. Find her on twitter @DRKarleenG and her work at https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fgwh.2022.818856/full  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:16:15
April 26, 2022
Special Episode: The Family Sex Show: A Dramatic Website Reading [Explicit Content]
"The Family Sex Show" is a production that was going to be toured through the UK. The content of the show included full nudity and curiously intimate discussions about sex targeted to minors. Internet backlash caused the production company to cancel it. I was attracted to the hoopla, took a look at their website, and found some quite disturbing material. The More You Know meets TMI. support this channel: https://paypal.me/benjaminboyce
41:18
April 24, 2022
s04e58 | Detrans Stories: Depression & Addiction, with Brian W
Connect with Brian on twitter @BriWagon   His  @Soft White Underbelly  interview: https://youtu.be/V8a1c4IxPf0  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
58:13
April 24, 2022
s04e57 | Dysphoria & Self-Acceptance, with Cynthia Breheny
Cynthia has experienced intense gender dysphoria since childhood—despite being a very feminine female. That, combined with abuse at the hands of her father, has caused her to deeply look into the source of her traumas and take control of her body, her life, and her sense of agency. Her message to troubled young people about realistic self-acceptance is not to be overlooked.  Find Cynthia on twitter @PTElephant and her art at  https://www.ptelephant.com  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:21:31
April 15, 2022
s04e56 | Facts & Fictions of the "TransKid" Phenomenon, with Denise of 4thWaveNow
Denise began researching and writing about the spread of transgenderism in 2015 when her teen daughter one day decided she was "trans," and wished to have surgery. Denise searched for information about teens suddenly identifying as the opposite sex, and found a dearth of information, so began 4thWaveNow to chronicle her findings. The trans phenomena has since gained major momentum, and last week the Biden administration declared full support—legal and executive—for the "affirmation only" model for children. Denise has something to say about that. This is her first public appearance.   LINKS:  https://twitter.com/4th_WaveNow/status/1511693222870929409?s=20&t=LowLwNj9Nn3YyMgwJGaxKQ  https://4thwavenow.com https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1489066/download  https://4thwavenow.com/2017/07/23/i-just-gave-him-the-language-top-gender-doc-uses-pop-tart-analogy-to-persuade-8-year-old-girl-shes-really-a-boy/    Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:26:12
April 14, 2022
s04e55 | Revolution, Rationalism, Revelation: Imaging A Post-Woke World, with James Lindsay & Jonathan Pageau
So a rationalist and a symbolist walk into a podcast...    Jonathan Pageau hosts The Symbolic World at https://thesymbolicworld.com  James Lindsay hosts New Discourses at https://newdiscourses.com  Connect with them on twitter at @PageauJonathan and @ConceptualJames   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
02:00:58
April 09, 2022
s04e54 | Testosterone! The Science, The Experience, with Carole Hooven & Helena Kerschner
Carole Hooven is an Ivy League lecturer who's recent book: "T: The Story of Testosterone" delves deep into the science of the male hormone and its effect on our bodies and society.    Helena is an outspoken detransitioner (female-to-male-to-female) who took a high dose of testosterone for eighteen months, in a bid to identify as a transman.   Follow them on twitter @lacroicsz and @hoovlet   Links for further reading:  http://www.carolehooven.com  Helena's writing: https://lacroicsz.substack.com  Article Helena mentioned: https://blogs.feministwiki.org/socjuswiz/2019/10/20/masculinity-anime-and-gender-dysphoria/  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:58:05
April 06, 2022
s04e53 | Can Culture Survive the Culture War? with Famous Artist Birdie Rose
Birdie Rose is a British Artist who has come under repeated fire for... drawing pictures of her heroes. We speak about her creative process and the relationship between art and the culture war. Find her art: https://thefamousartistbirdyrose.com  Follow her on twitter @TheFamousArtBR   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:14:32
April 02, 2022
s04e52 | Inflation Nation: Energy Policy & Your Wallet, with Joan Sammon & Alma Cook
Joan Sammon and Alma Cook work with oil companies in North Dakota. In this conversation, I ask them why the heck gas costs so much. The answer didn't make me happy with US Energy policy. Joan's writing: https://joansammon.substack.com  Alma's singing: https://sptfy.com/almacook   @Alma Cook  's song "5000 Candles" https://youtu.be/fijEKS49DU0  Find Alma and Joan on twitter at @HearAlma and @sammonsays, respectively.   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:06:04
March 26, 2022
s04e51 | On the Ground in Ukraine, with Erin Smith
I speak with @erinsmithSF about her venture into Ukraine to deliver medical supplies. The conflict there, that us Americans are seemingly unable to project our own narratives on, is much more complex—and real—than social media depicts. Send Ukrainians some armor: https://wheatfoxops.com  Send Ukrainians some food: https://wck.org  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:12:37
March 18, 2022
s04e50 | In The Beginning Was The Discourse, with Wokal Distance
Why do people change their profiles en mass—for example, mask emoji's being swapped out for Ukranian flags, with little to no real statements or propositions or discussion of policies packaged with those virtue signals? Wokal and I speak about the lack of propositions within internet realities. Follow Wokal on twitter @Wokal Distance, and on youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBdK1aG2OBqQiGMusVIexjg Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:53:23
March 15, 2022
s04e49 | How to Become Bully-Proof, with Stella O'Malley
Stella O'Malley is a psychotherapist, founding member of Genspect, co-host of Gender A Wider Lens podcast, and all around great woman. We speak about her forthcoming book "Bully-Proof Kids" and how it applies to online adult interactions.   Follow her on twitter @stellaomally3, also, LINKS:   https://gender-a-wider-lens.captivate.fm  https://genspect.org  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:15:03
March 09, 2022
s04e48 | What Feminism Gets Wrong About Men, with Janice Fiamengo
Janice Fiamengo has been speaking about the inconsistencies and consequences of feminist theory and activism for nearly a decade. In this discussion, we get a sample of her breadth of knowledge on how feminism has negatively impacted both men and women.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6DVPc51R5HJl8tlNASZKfA  And her writing at https://www.amazon.com/Sons-Feminism-Men-Have-Their/dp/1775081303/  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:24:46
March 07, 2022
s04e47 | All The News Unfit To Print: Failures of Elite Journalism, with Trish Wood
Trish Wood is a veteran Canadian reporter. In this conversation we speak about the warped coverage of COVID, the Canadian Convoy, and now Ukraine—and how the ruling elite are using mainstream media to set their agenda, to the detriment of common citizens and, not least of all, the public's ability to ascertain and act on the truth. Find Trish @WoodReporting on Twitter and on apple podcasts via  https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/trish-wood-is-critical/id1513237951  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:16:23
February 28, 2022
s04e46 | S.E.L.ing Out US Schools, with Lisa Logan
Lisa Logan (@iamlisalogan) is a Utah mom who began investigating Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum being taught in her children's school, and found that it was an onramp for teaching kids Critical Race Theory and Queer Theory. She banded together with other parents, and has been fighting to keep this type of ideological indoctrination out of schools. More Resources: https://utahparentsunited.org/sel  https://www.momsforliberty.org  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
45:21
February 24, 2022
s04e45 | Psychoanalysis in Theory and Practice, with Jonathan Shedler
Jonathan Shedler is a psychologist and clinician whose research covers personality types. In this discussion, we explore the ethos and historical context of Psychoanalysis, from its beginnings with Freud to its subsequent developments, and how it is distinct from other therapies. We cover psychoanalysis' purpose and methods, how it has become weaponized in common discourse, and what its real aims are. Follow Jonathan on twitter @JonathanShedler   Read his work at https://jonathanshedler.com  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:36:48
February 21, 2022
s04e44 | School to Sex Work Pipeline: Grooming in Education, with Charlie Jacobs
Charlie Jacobs is a California mom whose daughter came out suddenly as trans. She began investigating where this identity had come from and discovered schools promoting sexuality and identity disorders, internet brainwashing cliques and predators, and a system—and a generation caught in this system—that has gone far, far off the rails. Follow Charlie on twitter @helplessma PARENT RESOURCES: https://genspect.org https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org https://www.segm.org https://www.partnersforethicalcare.com/media https://gender-a-wider-lens.captivate.fm https://pitt.substack.com/?r=p7w83 Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:20:16
February 19, 2022
s04e43 | Logos, Chaos, Meaning Crisis, with Professor John Vervaeke
John Vervaeke is a professor of cognitive science at the University of Toronto. In this discussion we speak about the crisis of meaning that is occurring in the modern world, and steps we can each take to make our minds robust and resilient in the midst of so much information and flux. Find his brilliant Awakening from the Meaning Crisis video series on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/user/johnvervaeke Support this channel via https://www.paypal.com/benjaminboyce
01:25:39
February 13, 2022
s04e42 | Crisis in Education, with Paul Rossi and Frank McCormick
Paul and Frank both worked in high school and were fired for challenging the woke orthodoxy. In this discussion we speak about twerking, education, and cultural ethics. Connect with these fellas on twitter via @CBHeresy and @pauldrossi   Get more of these guys: https://www.youtube.com/chalkboardheresy  Paul's story: https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/i-refuse-to-stand-by-while-my-students  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:46:08
February 08, 2022
s04e41 | The Science of Climate, the Climate of Science, with ScioSophia
ScioSophia (@Scio_Sophia) is a climate scientist in a midwest university. We speak about what she considers to be a threat within universities to the scientific project—namely, Critical Theory under the guise of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We also speak about climate science and factors involved in our changing environment, and what we can do to help or hinder the natural world. Find her on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIrbp0D6JFnPOceu3o1bBUw Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce https://anchor.fm/calmversations/support
01:28:49
February 04, 2022
s04e40 | Woke as Cancer: Diagnosis & Treatment, with James Lindsay & King Crockoduck
King Crocoduck's channel is a wealth of information on scientific though, which he applies to to dispel far-left and far-right fundamentalism, found here:   https://www.youtube.com/user/KingCrocoduck  James Lindsay can be found on twitter @ConceptualJames and his plenteous anti-woke and pro-liberal resources can be found at   https://newdiscourses.com   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce https://anchor.fm/calmversations/support
02:00:09
January 31, 2022
s04e39 | Detrans Stories: Education, Autism, Gender, Communism, with Limpidă
Limpidă discusses his struggles with toxic relationships—with his self, his family, his friends and lovers.  Find Limpidă on twitter at @americandog98 Support this channel: https://anchor.fm/calmversations/support
01:36:29
January 28, 2022
s04e38 | Pandemic Impacts: Canadian Prisons, with Heather Mason
Heather Mason has been speaking out about female prisons and the treatment of criminals in general in Canada. In this interview we speak about how COVID policies are impacting the prison system and the addicts caught up in it. Follow Heather at @Mason134211f   More resources: https://www.womenarehuman.com  https://www.genderdissent.com/infographics?s=09  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce https://anchor.fm/calmversations/support
01:02:11
January 27, 2022
s04e37 | Liberals Fall While Conservatives Decline, with Mary Harrington
Mary Harrington is a weekly contributor to Unheard magazine. She's a self ascribed (not without tongue in cheek) "reactionary feminist" and has been working for some years on mapping her ideas about the failures of liberalism and what to do to segue the West toward a more realistic and grounded philosophical and social framework. Follow Mary @moveincircles on Twitter and find her spicy, brilliant articles at https://unherd.com/author/mary-harrington/  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:23:57
January 24, 2022
s04e36 | Political Mythologies, with Michael Millerman
Michael Millerman (@M_Millerman on twitter) has been working on setting mysticism in relation to philosophy, and broadening the realm of acceptable political discourse by setting right political philosophy into relation with liberal and left philosophies. In this conversation we speak about Leo Strauss, Heidegger, and Alexander Dugan—three philosophers that most inform Michael's thinking. He teaches philosophy online, and his courses can be found at https://michaelmillerman.ca  Find is youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp19_tJlXTN8kXoHJx7mIXQ  Support these calmversations by donating through: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:38:11
January 16, 2022
s04e35 | Appreciating Men, with The Prim Reaper
The Prim Reaper (@The_PrimReaper on twitter) is a canadian counselor who has been speaking up for men's mental health issues and against the harmful rhetoric of social justice activism in academia and culture for several years now. In this interview we discuss her work and why she gives a damn about men's issues. Find her work on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/c/theprimreaper   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:13:34
January 15, 2022
s04e34 | Gender Absurdities, with Exulansic
​Exulansic returns! We speak about "I Am Jazz", hormones, erectile tissue, Fiona Apple, and much much more! Watch her work at https://www.youtube.com/c/exulansic  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:46:41
January 11, 2022
s04e33 | James Lindsay Lets Loose, with James Lindsay, Letting Loose
Lindsay joins me for another livestream where we talk about his fiery Dr. Phil appearance, race marxism, and a bunch of other stuff. Follow him if you dare @ConceptualJames And definitely check out his podcast features on new discourses.com Support this channel vis https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:42:54
January 11, 2022
s04e32 | Getting Hormonal, with Carole Hooven
Carole Hooven is a co-director and lecturer at Harvard University's Department of Human Evolutionary Biology. Her recent book, "T: The Story of Testosterone, the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us" is a deeply researched, spirited romp through the juice that makes men, men. In this conversation we speak about her research into cars and the endocrine system, her thoughts on "toxic" masculinity and femininity, and how academia is failing to uphold its own standards of free inquiry and robust debate. Follow Carole on twitter @hoovlet, and read Carole at  http://www.carolehooven.com Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:20:52
January 07, 2022
s04e31 | God & The Devil: Catholic Counter-Woke Strategies, with Noelle Mering
Noelle Mering is a writer, Catholic, and mother. Her recent book "Awake, Not Woke" is an elegant précis (pronounced prāˈsē or ˈprāsē, by the way) that developed the key values animating woke activism and thought, and then put these values into dialogue with her Catholic faith. We speak about these themes and issues and I hope to have her on in the future to speak about her "Theology of Home" project (links below) Learn more about Noelle Mering's work at https://www.noellemering.com  https://theologyofhome.com & find her on twitter @noellem   "Awake, Not Woke" https://amzn.to/31idlgY  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:11:57
January 01, 2022
s04e30 | Feminine Overcorrection in Academia, with JD Haltigan
JD Haltigan is an developmental psychologist and researcher. In this conversation we speak about human development, attachment theory, and academia’s overcorrection from imbalanced masculine values to imbalances feminine values. (Feminine and masculine values are to be distinguished from female and male individuals.) Follow JD on twitter @JDHaltigan And at https://jdhaltigan.substack.com Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:29:55
December 30, 2021
s04e29 | What is "Street Epistemology"? | with Reid Nicewonder of Cordial Curiosity
Reid Nicewonder has been practicing "street epistemology" for a number of years now—finding people out and about who are willing to talk about their thoughts and opinions, and exploring through the socratic method how people know—or think they know—what they know—or think they know. Find his work: https://linktr.ee/CordialCuriosity Support this channel: https://paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:08:56
December 24, 2021
s04e28 | Sidewalk Skepticism, with Billboard Chris
Billboard Chris is standing on street corners having controversial conversations about children consenting to puberty blockers and body modification. Keep abreast of Chris' ventures on twitter @BillboardChris   And learn more at https://www.billboardchris.com  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:32:28
December 17, 2021
s04e27 | Biological Sex and US Law, with Candice Jackson
Candice Jackson is a California-based lawyer who worked on Title IX matters during the Trump administration. She's now spearheading a lawsuit against the state of California, to halt the placement of male prisoners into female prisons, under the guise of "gender" inclusivity. Support this lawsuit here: https://www.womensliberationfront.org/chandler-v-cdcr  And follow Candice on twitter @CEJacksonLaw   Support this channel:  https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce  Read my writing: http://bit.ly/aliastodream
01:21:58
December 09, 2021
s04e26 | Abandon Cope, Ye Who Enter Here, with James Lindsay
A livestream with James Lindsay, author of Cynical Theories, founder of New Discourses, and frequent channel guest. In this conversation, we speak about the theology buried within Critical Theory, James' current work fighting against its encroachment into education (albeit, things might be more than a little fatal on that front), and his personal development from a bible study leader, to a fervent New Atheist, and toward a more tolerant and mature humanism. Links:  https://newdiscourses.com King Crocoduck's "Nuking Social Constructionism": https://youtu.be/lLqmrYUIPCo   CRT debate: https://youtu.be/0XKBpOUvW84   James on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/newdiscourses   20 Hours of Boyce Not Interrupting Lindsay: https://bit.ly/UninterruptingLindsay Support this channel: https://paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:54:38
December 06, 2021
s04e25 | Counter Wokecraft: Using Cold War Tactics against Critical Social Justice, with Charles Pincourt
Charles Pincourt is a STEM professor who has recently published a book (edited by James Lindsay) about the ideological capture of academia by Critical Social Justice (aka Wokeness). In this conversation we speak about the ins and outs of this ideology, and how cold war era spy novels gave him clever strategies to counter it. Buy Counter Wokecraft: amzn.to/3r1y0Ak   Find Charles on twitter @wokedissident  and on GitHub: https://woke-dissident.github.io  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:27:21
November 29, 2021
s04e24 | The Gender Cope: a Detrans Story, with Isaac
Isaac opens up about crippling depression and mental health issues in trans-focused internet communities. Connect with Isaac on his youtube channel or via twitter @CryptoCluniac   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9E_DQfyREkLnEgX00KvY-Q  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:05:33
November 28, 2021
s04e23 | Evolutionary Psychology of the Incel Phenomenon, with William Costello
William Costello is working on a Masters degree in Evolutionary Psychology, leading into a Doctorate. His thesis, which lays the groundwork for his dissertation, concerns Incel culture, its relationship to victimhood and mental health, with insights into how society can better understand these young men. Get yourself more William Costello: https://linktr.ee/CostelloWilliam  Support this channel by sharing your favorite episodes: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:23:56
November 23, 2021
s04e22 | Rejuvenating Journalism, with Nancy Rommelmann
Nancy Rommelmann (@NancyRomm) has been a journalist and writer since I graduated high school. In this episode we talk about being lead by the truth, the pratfalls of modern journalism, and her new GenX hogwarts, palomamedia.com Highly recommend her non-fiction book To The Bridge: A Story of Motherhood & Murder: https://amzn.to/3wW4xbN support this channel by sharing it with friends or making a direct contribution at https://paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:12:08
November 18, 2021
s04e21 | Cognitive Dissidents, with Sasha Ayad LPC
@SashaLPC Ayad joins me again to speak about spotting tricky ideology and balancing empathy with skepticism. Highly recommend her podcast https://gender-a-wider-lens.captivate.fm  More resources: https://genderexploratory.com/  https://genspect.org/conferences/  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:19:12
November 12, 2021
s04e20 | Sacred Profanities, with Jonathan Pageau of The Symbolic World
Jonathan joins me again to speak about the masculine and feminine symbols, how they are honored and profaned, and why #NoNutNovember is a shoddy substitute for Lent. Find Jonathan on twitter and youtube @PageauJonathan and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtCTSf3UwRU14nYWr_xm-dQ  Check out his and his brother's graphic novel, Godsdog: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/god-s-dog-graphic-novel#/  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce  Read my writing: http://bit.ly/aliastodream
01:23:54
November 11, 2021
s04e18 | Orthodoxy in Public Education, with Frank McCormick @CBHeresy
Frank McCormick (@CBHeresy) is a public high school history teacher in Chicago. He's been watching as the administration spends tens of thousands of dollars on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training while the school suffers electrical problems, dire reading levels, and all manner of substance and emotional abuse among staff and students. Questioning the the DEI agenda has put his job at risk, but he believes that standing up for American values of hard work, competency, liberty, and civil identity is the most pressing matter to forestall the break down of the USA. Follow him on twitter @CBHeresy and find his work at chalkboardheresy.locals.com   chalkboardheresy.com   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:21:25
October 31, 2021
s04e17 | Being A Woman Being A Man, with Aaron Terrell
Aaron Terrell (@elegationvain), co-host with Aaron Kimberly of transparency podcast, speaks to me about life as a transman, about the critical thinking journey that separated them from their political tribe, and how transition has worked well for resolving persistent psychological distress. More resources: genderdysphoriaalliance.com  transparency.podbean.com   AaronTerrell.substack.com Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce  https://www.patreon.com/benjaminboyce
01:36:52
October 27, 2021
s04e16 | Truth Is No Stranger To Comedy, with Maye Muses
Maye moved to Los Angeles after studying History, Journalism, and Sociology. Having been told to avoid Journalism if she cares about truth and honesty, she decided to get into beauty, art, and comedy—only to discover that Hollywood wasn't about those things, either. Now she runs a youtube channel discussing the ridiculous topics of the day, and joins me to speak about how she got were she is, and where she will be heading. Find her fabulous content here: https://www.youtube.com/c/MayeMuses  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce https://www.patreon.com/benjaminboyce Read my writing: http://bit.ly/aliastodream  
01:34:09
October 24, 2021
e04e15 | Heather Heying; in Calmversation
Heather Heying is an evolutionary biologist, coproducer of The Darkhorse Podcast and co-writer of A Hunter Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century along with her husband Bret Weinstein. She taught at The Evergreen State College from 2002 to 2017 and was thrust from academia by means of an illiberal mob and equity-minded (read: empty-minded) bureaucrats in the wake of the 2017 intersectional meltdown I have documented extensively. In this episode we discuss evolution, the hero's journey, love, individualism, the tensions between men and women, the downfall of our institutions—and how the new ones might, ahem, evolve. Heather’s writing: https://naturalselections.substack.com A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century: https://amzn.to/3lWKm9V  Tune into Heather's weekly podcasts with  @Bret Weinstein  at    https://www.youtube.com/c/BretWeinsteinDarkHorse  https://odysee.com/@BretWeinstein  https://open.spotify.com/show/4cPXjuF6PtQtliZFBVAGou  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce Read my writing: http://bit.ly/aliastodream   https://www.patreon.com/benjaminboyce
01:31:51
October 21, 2021
s04e14 | Self Esteem is for Suckers; Critical Thinking is for Everyone, with Steve Salerno
Steve Salerno (@iwrotesham on twitter) is a professor of journalism at the University of Las Vegas, and author of several non-fiction books, among them SHAM: How the Self-Help Movement Made America Helpless. In this discussion we speak about his perspective on the failure of mainstream journalism to adhere to ethical practices of critical thinking and truth seeking, how self-esteem movement has hobbled Gen X and beyond, and what's actually okay about being a boomer. Find SHAM here: https://amzn.to/2Z4ZngF Support this channel by sharing your favorite episodes or by making a modest cash donation via https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:31:58
October 19, 2021
s04e13 | Rise of the Well-Adjusted Weirdos, with Jessie Mannisto of Third Factor Magazine
Jessie Mannisto (@jlmannisto on twitter) is a retired CIA analyst, one-time DSA activist, and now runs an online publication The Third Factor, which publishes works and interviews with a particular sort of person: namely, the peculiar kind. In this conversation we speak about Kazimierz Dąbrowski's "Theory of Positive Disintegration" which postulates a developmental pathway for those who non-conformist by nature.    https://www.thirdfactor.org  And the channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgD1LMl4r9z36lQ_yK_isyw  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce Read my writing: http://bit.ly/aliastodream
01:40:47
October 17, 2021
s04e12 | Inside Antifa: Tactics of the Radical Left, with Erin Smith
Erin Smith infiltrated antifa during the Trump years and studied their tactics of "direct action." In this discussion, we speak on those tactics, why the Mainstream Media seems to cover for them, and what the conservative movement is lacking with regards to effecting the political process of the United States. Follow Erin on twitter @erinsmithSF   Read more about her research:    https://reason.com/2020/10/02/the-conservative-trans-woman-who-went-undercover-with-antifa-in-portland/  https://contextualinsurgent.substack.com  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce Read my writing: http://bit.ly/aliastodream    https://www.patreon.com/benjaminboyce
01:34:50
October 13, 2021
s04e11 | Countering Critical Theory's Nihilism with Mindful Humanism, with Jason Littlefield
Jason Littlefield worked in public education for several years when he saw Critical Social Justice begin to take root and take over. He left, then got into Social and Emotional Learning, where Critical Social Justice soon took over. Observing the impact that CRT and other anti-oppression doctrines had on the psychological and social well-being of people, he has teamed up with Eric Smith and Zander Keig to design a training regimen that centers mindfulness, compassion, and reason as methods to overcoming personal and structural bias. Resources: https://www.empoweredpathways.org  Follow Jason on twitter @JasonTheeHuman   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce Read my writing: http://bit.ly/aliastodream
01:22:11
October 10, 2021
s04e10 | Bureaucratic Incompetence & the Death of Expertise, with Michelle Naef
Michelle Naef is an engineer with many years in Canadian Oil, and is now working on her doctorate in organizational theory. In this interview we talk about the "clay layer" of middle management that is gumming up so much of our institutions, and causing failures in public trust and safety. Brilliant woman! Follow her on twitter @Bornforbarn Support this channel by a meagre donation https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:39:45
October 06, 2021
s04e09 | Writing Fantasy, Making History: On Craft & Communism | with Steven Brust
In this convervsation, Steven Brust (@StevenBrust on twitter) and I speak about writing—how plot is like a magic trick—how the the imagination and blind luck builds worlds, and then we speak about his parent's involvement in Minneapolis unionization politics over the course of the 20th century.  Steven has so, so many books. I suggest the Vlad Taltos series, but a couple great one-offs are Agyar and Brokedown Palace.  Here's a link to his amazon page: https://amzn.to/3BamRza   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce Read my writing: http://bit.ly/aliastodream   https://www.patreon.com/benjaminboyce
01:48:19
October 03, 2021
s04e08 | Babymaking is Crazymaking! Reproductive Mental Health with Robin Atkins, LMHC
Robin Atkins is one of very few mental health professionals specializing in the traumas and stresses of pregnancy and birth—both successful and non-successful. In this interview we speak about her professional philosophy and her personal experience as a mother of four (and more), a wife and a devotee of Life's beautiful and troubling tides. Follow her on twitter @TruthAgape ; contact her via ratkins@charisetveritasllc.com  More resources on reproductive mental health:  https://reproductivelossnetwork.org For infertility support:  https://resolve.org For fetal anamoly:  https://perinatalhospice.org For post-partum mental health complications : https://postpartum.net For care after abortion:  https://supportafterabortion.com Help out this channel by a one time or recurring donation @ https://www.paypal.me/benjaminaboyce
59:19
September 29, 2021
s04e07 | Tomboys & Other Untold Stories, with Lisa Selin Davis
Lisa Selin Davis is the author of scores of essays and an impressive number of books, including "Tomboy" (available now). In this conversation, we speak about how she discovered gender was to be spoken about through the New York Times platform, and the consequences of straying off script. We speak about Trump's influence on the media, political homelessness, and are treated to a bit of her banjo playing. Get Tomboy via: https://amzn.to/2ZyKcge   Find Lisa on twitter at @LisaSelinDavis   And at https://lisaselindavis.substack.com   http://www.lisaselindavis.com Support my work by insisting someone you know give it a listen, or through direct tips at https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:35:34
September 27, 2021
s04e06 | The Failure of NYC Public Schools, with Maud Maron
Maud Maron speaks about her experience serving as NYC Public School Board member, he time as a defense lawyer, and what she's trying to accomplish by running for NY City Counsel. Support Maud's City Counsel run: https://maudmaron.nyc  Find her on twitter @MaudMaron   Crazy School Board video: https://youtu.be/5vEh3SisyBw  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce Read my writing: http://bit.ly/aliastodream
01:13:16
September 21, 2021
s04e05 | A Rational Feminism, with Erika Bachiochi
Erika Bachiochi (@erikabachiochi ) is a legal scholar who has written a fascinating and informative intellectual history of women's rights from the Enlightenment to the present, based on the work of Mary Wollstonecraft. We speak about aspects of her research and what a rational feminism wants for women and from men. The Rights of Women (highly recommended!): https://amzn.to/3k4ZJfA   Find more of Erika's legal writing at: https://eppc.org/author/erika_bachiochi/   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce Read my writing: http://bit.ly/aliastodream   Sip the Nuance! https://www.teespring.com/boycemug
01:15:11
September 14, 2021
s04e03 | Woke Psychopathy: Cluster B & Activism, with Josh Slocum of Disaffected Podcast
Josh Slocum runs the Disaffected Podcast (@DisaffectedPod on twitter), where he analyzes current political phenomena through a psychological lens. In this conversation he speaks to me about Cluster B Personality Disorders, how they operate in individuals, families, and on social media. We also get a glimpse into how Cluster B has impacted him personally. Find him across the web at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF_kJax21k2zVlc3tJn-22Q https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disaffected/id1549604908  https://open.spotify.com/show/2z9xmIbmeQNILQh5NSGnOc  https://odysee.com/@disaffected  https://www.pandora.com/podcast/disaffected/PC:66687 Support this channel by linking your favorite episodes in your social media comment fields, or directly through www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:40:30
September 07, 2021
s04e02 | How to Stop Being a Jerk and Get Along with the Opposite Sex, with Lorelei
Meandering discourse about stereotypes and gender. Lorelei is a real dame. Follow her on the twitter @hatpinwoman   She co-edits The Radical Notion: https://theradicalnotion.org/   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
02:15:41
September 05, 2021
s04e01 | Challenging Gender Ideology in Public Schools, with Peavy
Peavy brings her decade+ experience working in the California Public School system to bear on this conversation about challenging the gender ideology that is running through many US schools. Support this channel by singing its praises in aisles 4 or 12 of your local supermarket, or by tipping me at www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
58:03
September 01, 2021
s03e114 | When Ideology Meets Reality, with Helen Joyce
Returning guest Helen Joyce is a mathematician and editor of The Economist. Over the past few years she's been investigating the cultural phenomenon of Transgenderism, and has recently published Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality, which gives an excellent overview of the ideology, history, and impact of the trans movement. Follow Helen on Twitter @HJoyceGender.  Order her book, Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality at https://amzn.to/3gF0gmc  Previous discussions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRdayXEOwuMFFjNjUISb7MpmgDArXMmVx  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce Read my writing: http://bit.ly/aliastodream   Sip the Nuance! https://www.teespring.com/boycemug
01:25:32
August 30, 2021
s03e113 | Based & PoliSci Pilled, with Wilfred Reilly
Professor Wilfred Reilly speaks to me about contemporary politics through a political science lens. Find him on twitter @wil_da_beast630 and his books at: https://amzn.to/3BxeptV   Support this channel:  https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce  Read my writing: http://bit.ly/aliastodream   Sip the Nuance! https://www.teespring.com/boycemug
01:28:13
August 27, 2021
s03e112 | Gender & Autism, with Ash and Raphael
As a child and into his teen years, Ash had a very difficult time understanding people and getting along with them—especially boys. This lead him, as a freshman in high school, to consider if he was in fact trans. Fast-tracked by his therapist, but held back by his father, a closer, more careful inspection of how he makes sense in the world lead to a diagnosis of autism. Once that connection was made, things became a lot easier for him to manage. Support this channel by murmuring about it on zoom meetings, or tipping via https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:34:20
August 24, 2021
s03e111 | Hardship and Hope: a Detrans Story, with Veera
Veera is a detransitioned Finnish youtuber who shares a very personal story about struggling to love and care for herself through a life of foster care, anorexia, and other mental and emotional difficulties. Watch her content at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG0-O3zN9yp0jgd5a4-VL2g Support this channel by stuffing url's of your favorite episodes into local church hymnals and those cute little Free Libraries that are here and there, or by tipping via https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:14:29
August 20, 2021
s03e110 | Are US Public Schools Beyond Saving? Deb Fillman Argues for Abolition
Deborah Fillman is a mother and writer who, shocked by the treatment of her daughters in public education, has done her research and decided that public schools are beyond reformation, and should be abolished. Find her on twitter @insomnochick, on youtube at The Reason We Learn and on locals https://thereasonwelearn.locals.com If you're interested in homeschool resources visit the Homeschool Legal Defense Association at https://hslda.org Support this channel by sharing your favorite episodes with your local contractors and journeyman, or by sending tips through https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:27:38
August 18, 2021
s03e109 | Cult Thinking Then & Now: An Okay Boomer Story, feat. Jim Heller
I'm not the first to notice symmetries in the political and social arc of The Me Generation (Boomers) and The Me² Generation (Zoomers). Jim Heller talks about his experience in a 70's era cult and how he sees the same thinking going on at present. Jim Heller lives and works in the costal town of Victoria, British Columbia Support this channel by sharing your favorite episodes with your childhood sweetheart(s) and by tipping at https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce or via CashApp $benjaminaboyce
01:10:56
August 14, 2021
s03e108 | Teen Mental Illness & Trans Identity, with Ella Washington
Ella Washington (@rhetorical_joke on twitter) speaks to me about the years she devoted to a child with severe mental health issues, and how she gracefully managed his foray into a trans identity. Support this channel by sharing your favorite episodes, and by tipping via CashApp $benjaminaboyce or https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:14:53
August 11, 2021
s03e107 | Writing About Women & Reviled for Writing "Woman" with Milli Hill
Milli Hill (@millihill on twitter) has been writing about women's reproductive health for many years, and was recently shunned and abused for putting women first.  Find her writing at  https://www.millihill.co.uk  "Give Birth Like a Feminist" https://bit.ly/3s1XuMu  "My Period" https://bit.ly/3fCCIOv  Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce CashApp $benjaminaboyce Read my fiction: http://bit.ly/aliastodream  
01:09:53
August 08, 2021
s03e106 | GenZ: The Politicized Generation, with Elika Imanaga
Elika is a university student whose proclivity for critical thinking, logic, and humor makes her somewhat of an outcast among her peers. We talk about navigating a social landscape that is highly moral, ideological, and vengeful (in the name of fairness, justice, and equity), and how she's coming to terms with thinking out loud and for herself. Find the beginnings of her impressive writing career at https://rimeslikedimes.substack.com Follow her on twitter at @rimeslikedimes Support this channel by sharing your favorite episodes with friends and middling acquaintances, or by tipping via CashApp $benjaminaboyce or https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
01:31:55
August 06, 2021
s03e105 | Canceled out of Counseling, with James Esses
James Esses found working in counseling very fulfilling, and decided to pursue a degree in the field. Three years in to a five year degree, someone complained about his views on the affirmation-only approach to gender issues, and his educational institute unceremoniously kicked him from his program. What follows is his story, and what he's doing to fight back. Find James at @JamesEsses on twitter and check out his legal fund if you feel so moved at:  https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/expelled-university-free-speech/ Support this channel by sharing your favorite episodes with friends and enemies, and tipping via CashApp $benjaminaboyce or PayPal.me/benjaminboyce
41:11
August 04, 2021
s03e103 | Crowdsourcing COVID & Vaccine Facts, with Alexandros Marinos
Alexandros is an entrepreneur practice solutions to design-based problems. He's also keen on making sense of the world, in order to optimize human life and ingenuity. Pulled into the controversy surrounding Bret Weinstein's questions of the COVID vaccine and alternatives thereto, Alexandros found a lack of substance in these critics' complains. So he has put together a crowdsource sort of fact checking mechanism which I think might give us clues to fielding the broadest amount of input and truth in a world overloaded with information and personality quirks. Find out more by following @BetterSkeptics and @alexandrosM on twitter, and learning about The Ground Truth Challenge at https://www.betterskeptics.com Support this podcast by sharing your favorite episodes with friends, or tipping via https://paypal.me/benjaminboyce
57:21
July 26, 2021
s03e102 | Bullying in the Trans Community, with Aaron Kimberly
Aaron Kimberly (@Aaron_GDAC) is a long time mental health professional and transman. He has been advocating for evidence based trans health care, while Canada is implementing laws that ban people from exploring gender identities in any way other than affirmatively (casting this as "conversion therapy" and outlawing even talk therapy). A vocal advocate for Gender Identity, who has been working nationally and internationally, has decided to harass and bully Aaron for not toeing the line of an ideology that isn't based on facts, but rather internal feelings. I have Aaron on to discuss what he is really standing for and trying to teach people about.  Learn more about Aaron's trans health advocacy: https://www.gdalliancecanada.com Also: https://www.trevoices.com Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce
38:01
July 24, 2021
s03e101 | United States' Path to a World Power: The War of 1812, with B.B. Dade
Beau Dade is a self-described "history nerd" and wanted to speak with me about the War of 1812, because it is a little-known chapter in US history and in it is found the seeds of the will to world power that the United States would one day follow through on. This war between the US and the British Empire is filled with pitched naval battles, razed Capitals, and embarrassing defeats on both sides. Truly a roller coaster of history chapter!  Find Beau's writing at https://www.lotuseaters.com/author/b-b-dade   And his  @History Bro channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEwYhrka7Je0ZASriyDWmyQ   Support my channel by sharing your favorite episodes or by a small monetary contribution via https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce  Read my fictions: http://bit.ly/aliastodream   Sip the Nuance! https://www.teespring.com/boycemug
01:28:11
July 21, 2021