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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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Interview #60 - Keffals, Kiwifarms, and Online Harassment with Felicia
This time around I talked to one of my favourite people, Felicia from the Utah Outcasts podcast, Youtube channel, and Twitch show. We talked about crime a little bit but then we got into a conversation about Keffals and the harassment that she's endured recently. You can find Felicia on the Utah Outcasts here - https://utahoutcasts.com/ or you can follow her on twitter here - https://twitter.com/ardendredd You can find the full show notes on my website - skepticalleftist.com You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty1
01:19:23
September 26, 2022
Interview #59 - Black August with Nino Brown
In this episode I have a great interview for you with Nino Brown who is an activist, organizer, and former educator. I think Nino is a really cool guy and has done some very cool stuff. We talk about his work as well as Black activists and leaders like Fred Hampton and why we don’t see that much leadership happening these days.   For Full Show notes check out- skepticalleftist.com   Black August is an acknowledgment and commemoration of the countless organizers, activists, and freedom fighters who sacrificed their freedom and lives in the struggle for Black liberation. For more information on Black August you can find that here - https://m4bl.org/black-august/ Here are a couple links where you can find Nino's stuff https://www.instagram.com/newafrikan_nino_psl/ https://twitter.com/newafrikan_nino You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty
54:28
September 15, 2022
Interview #58 - Lucha Libre Politics with Lilith
In this episode Cory talks to Lilith who has an interest in Lucha Libre wrestling and works with co-op businesses. It was a very fun conversation about climate change and arguing with tankies. You can check out more detailed shownotes at skepticalleftist.com   Follow Lilith on Twitter   https://twitter.com/lilith_backup You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty
47:50
September 11, 2022
Interview #57 - The Blue Cross Movement with Michael Dean
In this episode Cory talks to Michael Dean. Michael is the leader of a new movement for positive equality. He also happens to be running for President of the United States in 2024. It was a lot of fun talking to him and I hope everyone enjoys the discussion   For full show notes check out skepticalleftist.com   Here are some links for Michael's stuff  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWHI71IgkZjfGKRmw9KSj8Q  https://twitter.com/UniversalCandid You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty
52:06
September 02, 2022
Interview #56 - Bad Lefties and AnCrap with SomeRandomG33k
This time around Cory talks to SomeRandomG33k who has a youtube channel of the same name. G33k also cohosts the Social Justice Alchemy live show every Sunday.   You can check out the full shownotes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=1059 SomeRandomG33k’s links www.twitch.tv/somerandomg33k https://www.youtube.com/c/somerandomg33k https://www.youtube.com/c/SocialJusticeAlchemyLive https://twitter.com/SomeRandomG33k Here are some links for stuff G33k talked about https://iaf-fai.org/ https://blacksocialists.us/ https://itsgoingdown.org/ If you can donate to good people who need help check out this link page https://charitylinks.page/ You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty
01:09:55
August 28, 2022
Interview #55 - Green Party Politics with Dan Plaat from the 3 Lefts Show
In this interview I talk to Dan Plaat from the 3 Lefts Show about new atheism, occupy wallstreet, and why he thinks the Green Party is the right way to go  You can find the full shownotes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=1028 Check out The 3 Lefts Show here - https://3lefts.news/ You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty
01:17:51
August 15, 2022
Interview #54 - Farming and Food Production with Lake from the Revolutionary's Garden
In this episode Cory talked to Lake from the Revolutionary's Garden podcast. This was recorded back in May so some of the topics are a little past due but it was a great conversation and much of it is still relevant   You can find the full show notes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=977 You can find the Revolutionary's Garden here - https://www.therevgarden.com/ You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty
58:56
August 07, 2022
Red Reviews #24 - Kropotkin and Goldman
Justin (professional historian and Marxist-Leninist) and Cory(Labourer and Anarcho-Communist) talk about Piotr Kropotkin’s book The Conquest of Bread and Emma Goldman’s books Anarchism and Other Essays   Check out the full shownotes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=953   Get your copy of The Conquest of Bread here - https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/petr-kropotkin-the-conquest-of-bread   And get your copy of Anarchism and Other Essays here - https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/emma-goldman-anarchism-and-other-essays You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty - https://www.paypal.me/brainstormpodcast
01:04:23
July 30, 2022
Interview #53 - Talking Climate Collapse with Andy from The Poor Proles Almanac
In this episode Cory talked to Andy from the Poor Proles Almanac about lots of stuff but mostly climate change and environmental issues  You can find the full show notes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=901 You can find the Poor Proles here - http://poorproles.com/ You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty
59:12
July 18, 2022
Interview #52 - The CRT Moral Panic with Chris Watson
In this episode Cory talked to Chris Watson who hosts The Postmodern Polymaths Podcast to talk about CRT the status of leftism in the US and just politics in general.  You can find Chris' show here - https://thepostmodernpolymaths.com/ You can check out the full show notes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=870 You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty
01:09:19
June 14, 2022
Interview #51 - Busting Myths About Sex Work with Kaytlin Bailey
This time around Cory talks to Kaytlin Bailey, Founder and Executive Director for Old Pros. Old Pros is a nonprofit media organization focused on creating the conditions to change the status of sex workers in society. You can check out Old Pros here - https://oldprosonline.org/ You can find the full shownotes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=847 You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty - https://www.paypal.me/brainstormpodcast
51:26
June 05, 2022
Red Reviews #23 - Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution
Justin (professional historian and Marxist-Leninist) and Cory(Labourer and Anarcho-Communist) talk about Peter Kropotkin's book Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution Get your copy of Mutual Aid here - https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/petr-kropotkin-mutual-aid-a-factor-of-evolution Check out the full shownotes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=817 You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty - https://www.paypal.me/brainstormpodcast
55:36
May 21, 2022
Interview #50 Leaving Religion and Joining the Left with Brently
In this interview from late January, Cory talked to Brently who does the Progressive Pals Podcast as well as others about addiction, leaving religion, and why he is on the left side of the political divide   Follow Brently here - https://twitter.com/BrentLeeAllan1 For full show notes you can find them at my blog - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=769 You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty - https://www.paypal.me/brainstormpodcast
01:07:15
May 10, 2022
Red Reviews #22 - Two Books on Climate Change
In this episode of Red Reviews Justin tells Cory about A Planet to Win and On Fire, two books about climate change and the Green New Deal. You can get them here - https://www.versobooks.com/books/3107-a-planet-to-win   And here - https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/On-Fire/Naomi-Klein/9781982129910 You can find the full show notes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=694 You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty - https://www.paypal.me/brainstormpodcast
58:58
April 27, 2022
Interview #49 - White Homework with Tori Douglass
Host Cory Johnston talks to Tori Williams Douglass who hosts the podcast White Homework about her show, racism, defunding the police, and community. You can find White Homework here - https://anchor.fm/toriglass You can find the full show notes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=694 You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty - https://www.paypal.me/brainstormpodcast
01:09:56
April 22, 2022
Red Reviews #21 - Revolutionary Education w Nino Brown
Professional historian and Marxist Leninist Justin Clark along with Educator and Organizer Nino Brown take Anarcho-Communist laborer Cory Johnston through a new book from the Party for Socialism and Liberation called Revolutionary Education. You can order a copy here - https://www.liberationschool.org/revolutionary-education/ You can find the full show notes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=643 You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty - https://www.paypal.me/brainstormpodcast
01:09:50
April 12, 2022
Interview #48 - Unmaking Saskatchewan with Sara Birrell
This time around Cory interviews Sara Birrell, a journalist and podcaster who hosts the podcast Unmaking Saskatchewan about her show, Saskatchewan, and some of the issues that we experience here. This was recorded on March 27, 2022 You can find Unmaking Saskatchewan here - https://rss.com/podcasts/unmaking-saskatchewan/   You can find the full shownotes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=629 You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty - https://www.paypal.me/brainstormpodcast
50:34
April 05, 2022
Red Reviews #20 - Women, Race, and Class
This time professional historian and Marxist-Leninist Justin Clark talks to Cory, laborer and anarcho-communist about the book Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis   Available from Penguin Randomhouse https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/37354/women-race-and-class-by-angela-y-davis/   You can find the full show notes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=603 You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty - https://www.paypal.me/brainstormpodcast
01:10:46
March 29, 2022
Interview #47 - Scaring White Leftists with Professor Flowers
Hey folks, welcome to another great interview from The Mind of a Skeptical Leftist. This interview was with Lua from the Youtube channel Professor Flowers. This interview was recorded and streamed on Twitch on January 19, 2022. We talk about her channel and some debates she has had with various leftist youtubers and streamers as well as concepts that scare white folks like Black Nationalism and Landback. Topics that seem fairly consistently misunderstood by white leftists as well as liberals and conservatives. You can find the full show notes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=592 You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty - https://www.paypal.me/brainstormpodcast
58:22
March 22, 2022
Red Reviews #19 - Existentialism is a Humanism
Justin and Cory talk about Jean Paul Sartre's Existentialism is a Humanism You can find the full show notes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=562 You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty - https://www.paypal.me/brainstormpodcast
48:50
March 15, 2022
Interview #46 - Conspiracies and Social Media w/ Gay Dave
This episode took a little longer to get out due to some life circumstances that took over for awhile. In this one Cory talks to Gay Dave from Echoplex media about how to battle online misinformation. full show notes available here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=536 You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty - https://www.paypal.me/brainstormpodcast
01:03:11
March 03, 2022
Red Reviews #18 - On Practice and Contradiction
Justin and Cory talk about Mao Tse-tung’s On Practice and Contradiction. Available on Verso Books - https://www.versobooks.com/books/2567-on-practice-and-contradiction You can find the complete show notes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=527 You can rate and review the show here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751 You can support the show here - - https://www.patreon.com/skepticalleftist - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty - https://www.paypal.me/brainstormpodcast
01:02:24
February 08, 2022
Interview #45 - Black in Sask with Vibya Natana
In this episode Cory talks to Vibya Natana from the local group Black in Sask about the organization, what they're doing, and racism in Saskatchewan and beyond. You can find the full shownotes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=506 You can find more from Black in Sask here - https://linktr.ee/BlackInSask or on their website Blackinsask.org You can become a patron and get longer unedited versions of the show at patreon.com/skepticalleftist Rate the podcast here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751
01:05:21
January 31, 2022
Interview #44 - What is the State? with Anark
In this episode Cory talks to Anark from the Youtube channel of the same name about what the state actually is, what it does, and how to build anarchist movements. Full shownotes available here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=497 Check out Anark's channel here - https://www.youtube.com/c/Anark You can become a patron and get longer unedited versions of the show at patreon.com/skepticalleftist Rate the podcast here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751
43:21
January 19, 2022
Interview #43 - He Was Our Man in Washington with Owen Symes
Hey everyone, welcome to another great interview on The Mind of a Skeptical Leftist. This time around I talk to author Owen Symes about his book, He Was Our Man In Washington: A History of the Obama Years. It was a great chat and I’m gonna tell you now that you should go out and buy the book, it’s available at Zero Books and I will make sure to put a link in the show notes. Buy the book here - https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/our-books/he-was-our-man-in-washington You can get the full show notes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=484 You can become a patron and get longer unedited versions of the show at patreon.com/skepticalleftist Rate the podcast here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751
01:01:13
January 06, 2022
Interview #42 - China Unraveled with Jason Szeftel
Hey folks, welcome to another great interview on The Mind of a Skeptical Leftist. This time around I talked to Jason Szeftel about China and some of the misunderstandings that people seem to have about the country and its history. You can find the full shownotes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=473 You can become a patron and get longer unedited versions of the show at patreon.com/skepticalleftist  Rate the podcast here - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751
01:03:43
January 04, 2022
Red Reviews #17 - The Minimal Self
Justin and Cory talk about the book The Minimal Self by Christopher Lasch You can find it here - https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780393302639 Check the shownotes for Justin's links and links to Cory's other projects. They're available at https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/
01:04:30
December 26, 2021
Interview #41 - Anarcho-Airsoftism with Bubble
In this episode Cory talks to Bubble, an activist from Dallas, Texas, about the state of the world, being an activist, and training for self defense. Show notes can be found at https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/ Please support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/skepticalleftist or on Buymeacoffee at buymeacoffee.com/skepticallefty  or you can give the show a rating at https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftis-1779751
42:13
December 20, 2021
Red Reviews #16 - Stolen
This time around Justin and Cory discuss the book Stolen by Grace Blakely You can find that book here https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/606759/stolen-by-grace-blakeley/ Check out the shownotes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=425
01:01:32
November 25, 2021
Covid Conspiracies and the Far Right w/ Dr. Edwin Hodge
This episode I talked to Dr. Edwin Hodge about the crossover between extremists on the far right and the anti-mask/antivax covid conspiracies.  You can find more from Edwin here  https://www.twitch.tv/sociocalypse  https://sociologyoftheweird.wordpress.com/   Past interviewsI’ve done with Edwin  https://youtu.be/fREcygZKrqY  https://youtu.be/BPpNyb5hdqM You can find the full show notes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=414
01:17:37
November 24, 2021
Red Reviews #15 - Two Books on the Russian Revolution
This time around Justin and Cory talk about October by China Mieville and Lenin on the Train by Catherine Merridale and the history of the Russian revolution You can find the show notes here: https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=391
01:01:48
November 11, 2021
A Marxist in Kazakhstan with Peace Labor May
In this episode I talk a little bit about an article I saw from the New York Times before talking to May from the Youtube Channel, Peace Labor May. It was a fun chat and I hope you enjoy it You can find the rest of the shownotes here: https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=383
49:34
November 08, 2021
Red Reviews #14 - The State and Revolution
This time around Justin and Cory talk about The State and Revolution by Vladmir Lenin You can find the show notes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=355
01:13:04
October 27, 2021
Examining Jair Bolsonaro with Yanis Iqbal
In this interview Cory talks to Yanis Iqbal about the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro Shownotes can be found here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=349
44:11
October 25, 2021
Red Reviews #13 - The Communist Manifesto
This episode Justin and Cory talk about Marx and Engels’ short book, The Communist Manifesto You can read The Communist Manifesto here - https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/ You can check the full shownotes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=323
01:04:53
October 12, 2021
Satanism and Leftism w Detryck Von Doom
This is my interview with Detryck Von Doom from Satanic Louisville and American Atheists KY on Satanism, leftism, Project Blitz, and dealing with Boogaloo Boys  Check out the full show notes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=312
01:05:05
October 11, 2021
Red Reviews #12 - A Brief History of Neoliberalism
This time around Justin and Cory cover Dave Harvey's book, A Brief History of Neoliberalism  You can find the shownotes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=289
59:00
September 30, 2021
Red Reviews #11 - The Origin of Capitalism
This episode Justin and Cory talk about The Origin of Capitalism by Ellen Meiksins Wood   You can get a copy from Verso Books https://www.versobooks.com/books/2407-the-origin-of-capitalism Shownotes can be found here https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/?p=273
46:47
September 23, 2021
Living with a Chronic Condition with Matty from Nooks and Crannies
This interview is a bit different from some of the others I’ve done. We do touch on politics a bit but it’s really a personal look at what someone who suffers from a chronic condition is dealing with. My friend Matty is the host of the podcast Nooks and Crannies and if you’ve been listening for a long time then you might remember him from early on with the episode titled Canadian Lefties Chatting or something like that. It actually isn’t even up on youtube because my internet was so bad that the video was awful. Matty is a brilliant guy who studied anthropology and has also suffered over 40 concussions. This discussion is about that and how the system, even our Canadian system, is failing him. Full Shownotes here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/2021/09/17/interview-36-living-with-a-chronic-condition-with-matty-from-nooks-and-crannies/
01:03:34
September 18, 2021
Revolution or No Revolution with Joe Roberts and Rodger Moran
Hey everyone, I’m happy to once again bring you another complete episode of The Mind of a Skeptical Leftist. I have another great interview for you. This time I’m talking to Rodger Moran and Joe Roberts from New Left Radio which is a show they run in association with the Democratic Socialists of Canada. As usual if you want the full interview then you can find the slightly longer version by becoming a patron, or you can email me at mindofaskepticalleftist@gmail.com to tell me you want a copy of the audio or a link to the video. This time around on Ask an Anarchist I’m going to address one of the questions I got on Tiktok. Then we’ve got the tenth installment of Red Reviews and we talk about Michael Parenti’s book, Black Shirts and Reds, and then you get another Anarchist Reading Corner where I read an excerpt from the book The Anarchist Turn. You can find all the relevant links here - https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/2021/09/12/revolution-or-no-revolution-with-joe-roberts-and-rodger-moran/
02:32:52
September 12, 2021
Prisons and Politics w True North Radio
Hey everyone, I’m happy to once again bring you another episode of The Mind of a Skeptical Leftist. This time around I have another great interview. I’m talking to Brandie, host of True North Radio and we talk a lot about politics and prisons in Saskatchewan. I had to cut this down a bit again but if you want the full interview then you can find the slightly longer version by becoming a patron, or you can email me at mindofaskepticalleftist@gmail.com to tell me you want a copy of the audio or a link to the video. Then I have a short section for Ask an Anarchist, I added a bit of post conversation commentary but I think this will be the last of the episodes with Rene and then I’ll move onto questions and comments I received on Tiktok and Instagram . Then we have Red Reviews number 9 where we talk about Nixonland by Rick Perlstein and then you get about 10 minutes of Anarchist Reading Corner where I read an excerpt from the book The Anarchist Turn. https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/2021/08/20/prisons-and-politics-w-brandie-from-true-north-radio/
02:26:28
August 20, 2021
Comradery and Coffee w/ Pearson Bolt
This another full episode with a bit of an intro, an interview with the host of the podcast Coffee with Comrades, plus Ask an Anarchist, Red Reviews with Justin Clark, and  part 3 of Anarchist Reading Corner. Enjoy!! https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/2021/08/05/comradery-and-coffee-w-pearson-bolt-plus-red-reviews-ask-an-anarchist-and-anarchist-reading-corner/
02:23:34
August 05, 2021
Inclusive Canada w/ Taylor McNallie
This time around Cory talked to Taylor McNallie about her work organizing with Inclusive Canada and some other topics like defunding the police and racism in Canada. Then Justin covers Socialism: Utopian and Scientific for Red Reviews and finally Cory reads a bit for a new segment https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/2021/07/08/inclusive-canada-w-taylor-mcnallie-plus-red-reviews-6-and-anarchist-reading-corner-1/
01:55:28
July 08, 2021
Work w/ Chris Tanner
This time around I talked to Chris Tanner from the Cellar Door Skeptics about the book Work by CrimethInc. then during the Red Reviews segment Justin Clark reviews the book The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton https://skepticalleftistpod.wordpress.com/2021/06/23/work-w-chris-tanner-plus-red-reviews-5/
01:52:43
June 24, 2021
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 08, 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 09, 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 01, 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 03, 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 06, 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 02, 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 08, 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 02, 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