Episode 214 - Our First Successful Livestream and Hugh Harris
We spent 2 hours and 17 minutes reviewing the events of the week and so much happened we needed every minute to cover it all.
Episode 213 of The Iron Fist Velvet Glove Podcast
In this episode, we explore Indigenous issues in Australia.
Episode 211 - part 2
Another 26 mins from episode 211
Episode 211 - Part 1
The first part of our Live Stream experiment
Episode 113 - 9 September 2017
Episode 110 - Ku Klux Kardashian
Here is our running sheet for episode 110. George Brandis, Pauline Hanson and the Burka and his previous statement on S18c A religious worldview cannot expect the same kinds of tolerance as racial, gender, or sexual identities. Here’s why What is religious freedom and how does it rank compared to other freedoms? Dog-whistle politics is political messaging employing coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has an additional, different or more specific resonance for a targeted subgroup. Hillsong On Marriage Equality: How To Dog Whistle Hate Without Even Really Trying Australia's Catholic church is threatening to fire teachers, nurses and other employees who marry their same-sex partner if gay marriage is legalised, in a dramatic move led by the country's most senior Catholic. This is why I’ll be voting “no”’ to same-sex marriage KEVIN DONNELLY Religious freedom is an important right. Once same sex-marriage is legal, it must be protected Frank Brennan Uluru Bark Petition Does biology explain why men outnumber women in tech? Dean Says: Quite simply, you have just lost an opportunity to do this well. You should have never announced this. You should have sent a questionnaire to any Politician that you didn't know about already and asked them a series of questions. Another consecrated virgin Trump's evangelical panel remains intact as others disband. Here are his religious cheerleaders Edward Luce - The retreat of Western Liberalism
Marriage Equality Opinion Polls Yes vote threatens religious freedoms: Fisher Melbourne Archbishop says he'd rather go to jail than report child abuse heard in confession The royal commission also called for greater use of evidence by multiple victims in relation to a single perpetrator, arguing the exclusion of this evidence in the past has led to "unwarranted acquittals". National Secular Lobby The IFVG Secular Index Some interesting statistics Has Julie Bishop accidentally declared war on New Zealand? Everything you wanted to know about S.44 Trump and North Korea (Malcolm Turnbull says we are in no matter what) Fact check: Does ANZUS commit the US to come to Australia's aid, as Foreign Minister Julie Bishop claims? Charlottesville. Is this Fascism? (we should keep statues and this is more evidence of a dysfunctional society)
Non-Religious Roundtable Episode 2 - 25 July 2017
The panel for The Non-Religious Roundtable Number 2 will be Trevor from The Iron Fist Velvet Glove Podcast, Hugh Harris from the Rationalist Society and Michael Boyd from The Atheists Foundation. Topics may include: The goals and activities of each group. Co-operation between secular groups Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne in February 2018 - "Reason to Hope" Clementine Ford. Is the Atheist movement a bit blokey? Census question for 2021 Lyle Shelton's views on marriage equality. QandA on death by furniture as opposed to death by terrorism and GREG AUSTIN. Australians have little to fear from terrorism at home Domestic Violence in religious groups
Non-Religious Roundtable Episode 1
The Iron Fist speaks with Alison and Julia from Queensland Parents For Secular State Schools.
Episode 103 - 4 July 2017
Join us for the live version of episode 103 at 7.30pm on Tuesday the 4th of July. If you are not on a mobile device you should be able to make comments and ask questions during the show. No promises but the show may talk about some of the following: In episode 102 we slammed Catholics and the next day Cardinal Pell is charged, a crazy Nun appears and Tony Abbott has a rethink about submarines Come home Cardinal Pell. Sub judice and fair trials. Pell had incredible access to Prime Minister Abbott and this interview with Tony Jones Pell To Lend A Hand Fighting Gay Marriage Laws While In Town Facing Child Sex Crimes Miranda Devine jumps a shark Married to Jesus with a lifelong virginity pledge Andrew Denton and the religious lobby against assisted dying An ultraconservative, anti-euthanasia campaigner with extreme views on abortion and contraception is this week touring Australia and meeting with senior MPs. We need to tackle this morality argument Please protest beef lynching without being a narcissist Cows are safer than women. Activists put on a cow mask. John Dickson and Hugh Harris Sandiaga Uno to establish sharia tourism zone in Jakarta Why you should not be proud of your heritage? More branch stacking in Liberal Victoria Facts do not work against tribalism. We need to redefine more inclusive tribes.
Episode 102 - 28 June 2017
The Iron Fist and The Velvet Glove will discuss the 2016 Census result and other issues.
Secularists need to lobby.
Trevor and Hugh discuss whether the secular movement should abandon grassroots campaigns and instead concentrate on lobbying political leaders. Trevor argues that democracy doesn't work and our current tactics are a naive waste of time. Hugh is not so sure. Find the full episode at http://ironfistvelvetglove.com.au/episode-94-4-may-2017/
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