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The Mind of a Skeptical Leftist

The Mind of a Skeptical Leftist

By Cory Johnston
Promoting critical thinking, social justice, and left wing politics by covering current events and talking to a variety of people
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Moving to the Left w/Callie Wright
All the important links can be found on the shownotes page https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/2021/06/08/moving-to-the-left-w-callie-wright-plus-red-reviews-4/
01:41:22
June 8, 2021
What defines the left?
In this episode Cory talks a bit about Israel and Palestine in the intro. During the interview fallingrateofprophet talks about what he thinks qualifies as being on the left and what doesn’t. Then in Red Reviews Justin talks about the book Inventing Reality by Michael Parenti Notes https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/2021/05/26/what-defines-the-left-shownotes-from-ep-28-of-the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftist/
01:36:38
May 26, 2021
Outcasts On the Internet
This episode Cory did a little commentary and then talked to Outcast X from the Utah Outcasts podcast and Youtube show, then Justin Clark joins for Red Reviews to do a review of Daniel Dennett's book Breaking the Spell. Check out the notes for info where to find X and Justin as well as how to support this show https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/2021/05/11/outcasts-on-the-internet-shownotes-from-tmosl-ep-27/
01:37:15
May 12, 2021
Living in Separate Realities
In this episode Cory covers a small bit of trivia concerning conservative cancel culture in a new segment, then he talks to Shawn from the Srsly Wrong podcast, and then he talks to Justin Clark about the book Ministry For the Future in the new book review segment  Here are some links for information that was talked about in this episode https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Footloose_(1984_film) https://www.socialworkdegreeguide.com/faq/what-is-social-ecology https://srslywrong.com/podcast/189-library-socialism-usufruct/ https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/dan-chodorkoff-the-anthropology-of-utopia http://www.SrslyWrong.com https://www.youtube.com/c/SrslyWrong/ https://means.tv/ https://redemmas.org/titles/35037-the-ministry-for-the-future https://www.instagram.com/justinclarkph/ https://www.justinclark.org/  You can subscribe to the video version of this show on Youtube, find my social media on linktr.ee/skepticalcory or you can support me on patreon at patreon.com/skepticalleftist   Thanks for watching and always remember that the truth leans left
01:21:53
April 26, 2021
Redneck isn't an insult
This time around Cory talks to Chris Watson from the Postmodern Polymaths Podcast about why redneck isn't actually an insult, why anarchism can work because people are cooperative animals, and a bunch of stuff about the southern US Check out Chris' content at thepostmodernpolymaths.com You can watch my videos on Youtube, check out my blog, or support me on Patreon. Thanks for listening and have a good one.
43:48
April 14, 2021
Using Full Sentences with Ben Burgis
This week Cory talked to Ben Burgis about logic, housing, libertarians, and identity politics.  You can find Ben's content on https://benburgis.com/ auSoHZWQFM5SqOfAmMfv You can watch my videos on Youtube, check out my blog, or support me on Patreon. Thanks for listening and have a good one.
01:05:23
March 28, 2021
Prairie Solidarity
This week Cory talks to Clinton from the Alberta Advantage podcast to talk about politics on the prairies from a leftist perspective https://albertaadvantage.substack.com/ https://albertaadvantagepod.com/ You can watch my videos on Youtube, check out my blog, or support me on Patreon. Thanks for listening and have a good one.
01:09:22
March 15, 2021
Where Did The Atheist Community Go?
This week Cory talks to Jeremiah about what the hell happened to the atheist community and a little bit of why we all went our separate ways You can find Jeremiah on Twitter @Jerbivore You can watch my videos on Youtube, check out my blog, or support me on Patreon. Thanks for listening and have a good one.
01:16:23
March 12, 2021
Learning About French Politics
This week Cory talks to guest Leto Anor about French politics and they try to compare it to Canadian and American politics  a little bit. Check out Leto on the youtube show Social Justice Alchemy You can watch my videos on Youtube, check out my blog, or support me on Patreon. Thanks for listening and have a good one.
55:35
February 28, 2021
The Skeptical Leftist Visits the Cellar
This week Cory spent some time on the Cellar Door Skeptics talking about Justin Trudeau and criticism from the left. You can find the entire Cellar Door Skeptics episode on cellardoorskeptics.com You can watch my videos on Youtube, check out my blog, or support me on Patreon. Thanks for listening and have a good one.
01:08:38
February 18, 2021
Community Care and Mutual Aid
This week Cory talked to Pheonix from the Youtube channel PheonixRising87 about mutual aid, helping our community, and redemption arcs for problematic people https://www.facebook.com/CommunityCareMutualAid https://www.facebook.com/xVxJusticeForAllxVx https://www.instagram.com/lunaveg87 https://risingphoenix87.tumblr.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/PhoenixRising87 You can watch my videos on Youtube, check out my blog, or support me on Patreon. Thanks for listening and have a good one.
50:53
February 9, 2021
The Gamestop Incident with a Leftist and a Financial Advisor
This week is a bit different. I talked to 2 people who know more than I do about the Gamestop situation with the stock market and tried to figure out what the hell was going on. Ood Galifrey is a podcaster and leftist over at the Occultae Veritatis podcast and David Richards is a financial advisor and progressive activist. Between the two of them and my lack of understanding I hope we can help you figure out what the hell is going on with Gamestop and r/wallstreetbets Find Ood at https://www.ovpod.ca/  Here is David's stuff again David does webinars every 2 weeks on financial literacy. You can find those at https://ca.rbcwealthmanagement.com/david.richards/webinars Or you can contact David for financial advise at www.david-b-richards.com You can watch my videos on Youtube, check out my blog, or support me on Patreon. Thanks for listening and have a good one.
01:21:11
February 1, 2021
Ending Overpolicing with Alex Vitale
This week Cory talks to author and academic Alex Vitale about some of the problems with policing and what some of the solutions might be. Here are some links for Alex's work http://www.alex-vitale.info/ https://www.versobooks.com/books/2426-the-end-of-policing  You can watch my videos on Youtube, check out my blog, or support me on Patreon. Thanks for listening and have a good one.
44:04
January 24, 2021
Life, Parenting, and Politics
This week Cory talked to Kirstin about what it's like living in small town Alberta and not being a conservative You can watch my videos on Youtube, check out my blog, or support me on Patreon. Thanks for listening and have a good one.
58:40
January 17, 2021
Smells Like An-Crap
This week Cory talked to Some Random G33k about anarchism and why anarcho-capitalists aren't actually anarchists You can watch my videos on Youtube, check out my blog, or support me on Patreon. Thanks for listening and have a good one.
01:03:07
January 10, 2021
Complaining About Conservatives
This week Cory is joined by Buddy the Lumberjack from the Cellar Door Skeptics (cellardoorskeptics.com) to basically spend an evening complaining about conservatives and the right. You can watch my videos on Youtube, check out my blog, or support me on Patreon. Thanks for listening and have a good one.
59:41
January 3, 2021
Talking Qanon with Travis View
This week I talked to Travis View from the podcast Qanon Anonymous. We talked about some of the things that were missed in my Qanon Explainer episode as well as some of what is coming for Qanon and the nature of conspiracies You can watch my videos on Youtube, check out my blog, or support me on Patreon. Thanks for listening and have a good one.
53:05
December 27, 2020
Organizing the Left with Nora Loreto
This week Cory talked to Nora Loreto, who is a journalist, organizer, and activist about what's stopping the left from getting anything done, how to organize, and how to live our politics.  You can find Nora’s book at Fernwood Publishing https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/take-back-the-fight And you can follow her on Twitter https://twitter.com/NoLore Link You can watch my videos on Youtube, check out my blog, or support me on Patreon. Thanks for listening and have a good one.
57:44
December 22, 2020
Building an Anarchist World
Cory and guest Felicia Entwistle of the Utah Outcasts podcast and youtube show talk about anarchism and the world we want to create Links for Felicia's stuff https://twitter.com/FeliciaEntwine?s=20 https://utahoutcasts.com/ Foes The Blaze and Andy Ngo Comrades https://twitter.com/TheBaseBK https://thebasebk.org/ You can watch my videos on Youtube, check out my blog, or support me on Patreon. Thanks for listening and have a good one.
01:08:48
December 13, 2020
Talking Anarchism with Robert Evans
Not much for notes this week. I managed to get none other than Robert Evans of the Behind the Bastards podcast on to talk about how he became a lefty, what that means, and how he got doing what he's doing.  Check out Behind the Bastards, Uprising, and Robert's previous work on I Heart Radio. Make sure to check out his book, The War on Everyone and follow him on Twitter @IwriteOk You can watch my videos on Youtube, check out my blog, or support me on Patreon. Thanks for listening and have a good one.
01:03:36
December 6, 2020
The Road to Marxism
No real notes this episode but this week Cory talked to Justin Clark who is a public historian about how he came to his current political philosophy after being more of a centrist a few years ago https://www.justinclark.org/ You can watch my videos on Youtube, check out my blog, or support me on Patreon. Thanks for listening and have a good one. 
01:29:49
December 2, 2020
Decolonization and Anarchism
You can check out where to find Joey as well as read the Foes and Comrades segment of this show on Wordpress https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/2020/11/22/ep-8-decolonization-and-anarchism/ Find me on Twitter @hardcoreskeptic and on Facebook at The Mind of a Skeptical Leftist or support me on Patreon
01:26:29
November 23, 2020
Bolivia, Latin America, and US Intervention
In this episode I talked to my friend and cohost from Skeptarchy, Kevin,  about Bolivia and how the US is often meddling in the affairs of Latin American countries. Plus 2 new segments, Counterpropaganda and Foes and Comrades https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/2020/11/15/bolivia-latin-america-and-us-intervention-show-notes/ 
58:21
November 15, 2020
The Day After the US Election with Amy Withawhy
I wasn't sure what to make of everything going on with the US election so I talked to my friend Amy from the Secular Soup podcast. You can find all of their stuff at www.delightfulbitchcraft.com. No links for references for this episode
01:04:00
November 8, 2020
Canadian Lefties Just Chatting
I don't have much for links for this episode but I was joined by Matt from the podcast Nooks and Crannies to chat about being a lefty and other political stuff in Canada https://nooksandcrannies.podbean.com/ https://twitter.com/NooksCrannie https://www.facebook.com/nooksandcranniespodcast https://www.instagram.com/nooks_and_crannies_pod/?hl=en Remember you can find my stuff at anchor.fm/skepticalleftist, my twitter is @hardcoreskeptic, and my Facebook page is facebook.com/mindofaskepticalleftist
01:00:52
November 2, 2020
A Qanon Explainer
For the blog post including links that go with this episode go to my blog at skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/qanon-explainer/
59:35
October 21, 2020
Anarchism and Ableism
Links for news stories https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/507805-federal-officers-using-unmarked-vehicles-to-detain-protesters-in https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/far-right-mourns-exit-of-lead-tucker-carlson-writer-following-revelations-of-racist-beliefs/ https://www.vulture.com/2020/07/tucker-carlson-sean-hannity-sexual-misconduct-lawsuit.html https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/nairobi/article/2001378618/atheist-in-kenya-supports-controversial-reproductive-health-bill-2019 https://globalnews.ca/news/7199147/horgan-decriminalize-illegal-drugs https://www.salon.com/2020/07/17/homeland-security-fears-widespread-mask-wearing-will-break-facial-recognition-software https://www.forbes.com/sites/tommybeer/2020/07/01/research-determines-protests-did-not-cause-spike-in-coronavirus-cases Links for guests Social Justice Alchemy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5efDOe2Woce52_nR5fNsGg The Presidente Du Burundi https://twitter.com/BdiPresident And of course all my links https://www.facebook.com/mindofaskepticalleftist https://www.facebook.com/TheFeministFamily https://twitter.com/HardcoreSkeptic https://twitter.com/FamilyFeminist https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcS-5sZJpWPH56ykea-nCmA/featured https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC06sou_zspe7-kyCNQWpT3g
01:31:15
July 22, 2020
White Supremacy and News with Ood Gallifrey
Check out Occultae Veritatis https://ovpod.ca/ Links to stories covered https://thegrio.com/2020/06/17/black-teen-hanged-texas/ https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/black-lives-matter-foundation-unrelated-blm-donations https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/06/16/demonstrator-shot-new-mexico-right-wing-militia-attacks-protest-over-monument-brutal?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/7kpxxb/canada-among-very-worst-white-supremacist-countries-report https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/trump-furious-underwhelming-crowd-tulsa-rally-n1231674 https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/22/trump-sad-walk-shame-after-tulsa-rally-inspires-memes https://www.wsmv.com/news/president-trump-tweets-statue-vandals-will-be-arrested/article_171900c8-b542-11ea-957d-27aae19e7b7f.html https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/reports/mass-shooting https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/incident/1711410 https://www.newsweek.com/1-dead-11-injured-minneapolis-shooting-1512376 https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/incident/1712342 https://www.wbtv.com/2020/06/22/two-dead-hurt-after-shooting-block-party-north-charlotte/ My Links https://www.facebook.com/mindofaskepticalleftist https://www.facebook.com/TheFeministFamily https://twitter.com/HardcoreSkeptic https://twitter.com/FamilyFeminist
01:15:08
June 24, 2020
Ideological Bubbles
Thanks for listening and I hope that you will subscribe and follow me on Twitter @hardcoreskeptic or on Facebook at The Mind of a Skeptical Leftist. My partner and I are also producing videos on our Youtube channel, The Feminist Family so you can check that out social media as well  https://www.facebook.com/mindofaskepticalleftist https://www.facebook.com/TheFeministFamily https://twitter.com/HardcoreSkeptic https://twitter.com/FamilyFeminist https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcS-5sZJpWPH56ykea-nCmA/featured https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC06sou_zspe7-kyCNQWpT3g
15:26
June 17, 2020