Humanist Agenda
Humanist Agenda
The Humanist Agenda is a podcast recorded and produced by humanists in Canada. We discuss various topics from a humanist's perspective that may include philosophy, history, science and current events.
Episode #48 - Doomsday Preppers
There’s a long history of people who have predicted when the apocalypse will occur and they seem to always be wrong. Yet, there is a community of people who are known as “preppers” who are stockpiling supplies and weapons in the event of a major catastrophe. This might include can foods, guns, toilet paper, etc. And if you are a wealthy, you can even buy your own luxury nuclear bomb shelter. Don’t forget to subscribe on your favourite podcast player and follow us on Instagram @humanistagenda
Jun 28, 2021
1 hr 15 min
Episode #47 - Transgender Athletes
Transgender athletes are facing discrimination as legislators in the US are trying to enact restrictions such as bans on playing sports. It is claimed that athletes should compete along side other athletes of their assigned gender at birth to maintain fairness. But does it actually maintain fairness or do these rules actually exclude transgender athletes?
Jun 14, 2021
49 min
Episode #46 - Don't Lick Psychedelic Toads
New research in the field of psychedelics are spurring investments into startups to turn these illegal drugs into the next cannabis. With the push to legalize these drugs, there is a view that these drugs will open up new options for mental health treatment and recreational uses. But what are the implications?
May 31, 2021
1 hr 1 min
Episode #45 - Keep It Weird Florida
Whenever a news article title starts with “Florida Man”, you know it’s going to be a good story. For some reason Florida seems to be the epicentre of weird and odd news stories. We review some of the unusual stories we have come across on the internet that include Florida Man or Woman.
May 17, 2021
53 min
Episode #44 - White Fragility
Racism and white privilege are still in the news as police continue to kill black men in the US. We discuss what the author Robin DiAngelo calls white fragility. This is when white people become defensive when faced with their own racism or when their worldview is challenged. How should white people react when being called out?
May 3, 2021
1 hr 1 min
Episode #43 - Cancel White Men
The conservative right has been proclaiming that cancel culture is their biggest concern. Is cancel culture justified or are there unintended consequences associated with cancel culture? We give our take on cancel culture and also end up talking about Harry Potter. Please also note that we talk about snitching on COVID violators and cash rewards for reporting on violators. The cash reward is fake. Sometimes you can’t trust TikTok. Don’t forget to subscribe on your favourite podcast player and follow us on Instagram @humanistagenda
Apr 19, 2021
1 hr 24 min
Episode #42 - Easter Bunnies Poop Chocolate
In this episode we talk about mythical creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster, Leprechauns, and the Easter Bunny. We discuss their origins, some interesting facts about them and how they have shaped our modern day lives. Don’t forget to subscribe on your favourite podcast player and follow us on Instagram @humanistagenda
Apr 5, 2021
58 min
Episode #41 - Are You in a Cult?
Cults have brainwashed and negatively impacted so many lives. Unfortunately, people who join cults often don’t realize they are in a cult and it is very difficult to convince someone they are a cult member. We discuss cults like the Jonestown cult and the more recent NXIVM cult. We discuss some topics that may trigger some listeners such as sexual abuse, so listener discretion is advised.
Mar 15, 2021
58 min
Episode #40 - Afterlife Shopping
Many people believe in an afterlife. But with so many religions and different types of afterlife, we rate the different types. Which afterlife would you prefer if you had to choose one?
Mar 1, 2021
59 min
Episode #39 - White Supremacy is Crazy
The rise of white supremacy is a growing concern due to the risks to national security and democracy. There has been a rise in the number of white nationalism groups especially after the election of Donald Trump and active steps need to be taken to address these hate groups.
Feb 15, 2021
59 min
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