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  • 02:01

    Yardie Skeptics (S.03, ep.14): Is Sex Addiction Real?

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    The Yardie Skeptics are returning all hot and bothered from last week's episode on ography, which was just foreplay for the steamy upcoming episode this Sunday, September 13th at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) when we ask the question "Is Sex Addition Real?" 

    This one has the studio cracked right down the middle with Dr. Karen Carpenter, sexologist and sexuality researcher, skeptical that such a condition exists, while Dr. Asa DeMatteo clinical psychologist, suggests that sex addition is indeed very real. This is shaping up to be a good romp in the Yardie Skeptics studio! Also expect to hear from return panelist from last week Dr. Julian Walters to round out this veritable orgy of guests!

    Be sure to tune in early while we chat to Dr. Michael Abrahams for a quickie during the grab bag section of the show about his recent article to the Gleaner declaring that "God is NOT merciful" and the raging social media storm it caused. We have a full schedule this Sunday so be sure to make it a date!

  • 02:01

    Yardie Skeptics (S.03, ep.13): What's Wrong With Porn?

    in Education

    The wait is finally over and the Yardie Skeptics are blazing back from a one week hiatus to scorch the airwaves this Sunday September 6th at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) with a steamy discussion on ography! You heard that correctly, we're taking a no holds barred discussion to the social phenomenon which is and we want you all to cum ;) 

    Joining us live on air will be Latin American scholar and gender studies researcher Dr. Danielle Roper, as well as lawyer and secularist Glenroy Murray. We will also be joined by Jamaican youth pastor Elizabeth ("Betty") Lloyd-Lawrence and adult and child psychiatrist Dr. Julian Walters (also a Jamaican and Christian).How do we negotiate the delicate balance between decent adult entertainment and censorship of obscenity? With "revenge " at an all time high, is it time to seriously discuss the legal and ethical issues at stake? And what of the growing market for child ography? Would we be better off simply closing down the industry? Let's have your views on this issue - call in and talk dirty to us!

  • Yardie Skeptics (S.03, ep.20): Season 3 Finale

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    It's that time of the year again when the Yardie Skeptics wrap up yet another successful season! Come join us this Sunday, November 1st at 12:30pm EDT (12:30pm Jamaica time) as we bring the curtains down on our third season, doing a season review and looking ahead for new topics to explore next season. Come relive some of your memories from this season and tell us what direction you'd like to see the Yardie Skeptics branch out into for season 4. 

    Live on air will be Prof. Verene Shepherd to tell us about the recently concluded symbolic trial of Governor Eyre, where Governor Eyre was found guilty of the debacle which was the Moran Bay incident of 1865 and subsequently deported back to England to serve his prison sentence. Also joining us will be Jamaica's public defender Arlene Harrison-Henry who, having declared that the St. Hilda's head girl removal was a clear case of religious discrimination, has renewed the call for the implementation of anti-discrimination legislation. That's right folks, we're going out with a bang this season! 

  • Yardie Skeptics (S.03, ep.19): The Theocritization of Jamaican Schools

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    The Yardie Skeptics are back for their penultimate episode in Season 3, this Sunday October 18th at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) to revisit an issue which we have dealt with for an unprecedented three times in our media networks - religious encroachment in a Jamaican public school. But this time things are different; the vast majority of voices in the public all agree that religious influence has gone too far and is in clear violation of a code of ethics, and the Jamaican public defender as official declared as much. The removal of a student from the post of head girl on religious grounds proved to be the tipping point for tolerance of religious privilege, and the Yardie Skeptics are putting this issue front and centre. 

    Joining us live on air will be none other than veteran Jamaican human rights advocate Yvonne McCalla-Sobers. Be sure to catch us early in the broadcast to listen to Prof. Verene Shepherd recount the "Walk to Stony Gut" in remembrance of the fateful Morant Bay Rebellion which resulted in the hanging of Jamaican National Hero, Paul Bogle. 

    To listen to this episode live, or catch the archived version afterwards, simply click the link below. Feel free to call in and share your views live on air or interact with other listeners in the live chatroom. 

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    "The home of the ackee of rationality and the saltfish of skepticism"?

    "The home of the ackee of rationality and the saltfish of skepticism"?

  • 01:59

    Yardie Skeptics (S.03, ep.17): Prospects for an integrated Caribbean

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    Come hang with the Yardie Skeptics this Sunday, October 4th at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) while we sit down to explore the prospects and possibilities for an integrated Caribbean . Has that ship already sailed? Is there still room for an integrated Caribbean and what do member states stand to gain from being a part of such a union? With CARICOM receiving so much skepticism from the average Caribbean citizen, and heads of state hesitant to throw their full support behind it, is Caribbean political integration destined to remain a fantasy?

    Joining us live on air will be Dr. Edward Green, Professor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies and UN Special Envoy for HIV in the Caribbean; Sen. Lisa Shoman, Leader of Opposition Business in Belize; Hon. Damian Gomez, Minister of State for Legal Affairs in the Bahamas, and Ed Bartlett, shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jamaica. Feel free to check us out this Sunday and be a part of this important discussion!

    To listen to this episode live, or catch the archived version afterwards, simply click the link below. Feel free to call in and share your views live on air or interact with other listeners in the live chatroom. 

    Be sure to like our new Facebook page Yardie Skeptics Network!



    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/yardie-skeptics/id655758991?mt=2


    "The home of the ackee of rationality and the saltfish of skepticism"?

  • 02:02

    Yardie Skeptics (S.03, ep.16): The Jamaican Latin American Connection

    in Education

    Hot on the heels from last week's grab bag section where we started the fascinating story of the Bacon family from Nicaragua and Jamaica, the Yardie Skeptics are back this Sunday, September 27 at 12:30pm (11:30am Jamaica time) to conclude the discussion on the Bacons and explore the wider Jamaican-Latin American connection. What kinds of cultural similarities does Jamaica have with our various Latin American neighbours? How have Jamaican migrants to Latin American territories dealt with the cultural adjustments, and to what extent has their new home embraced Jamaican cultural expressions? Is there more to show to the world from these areas aside from crime, poverty and political corruption?

    Come join the Yardie Skeptics this Sunday as we investigate and celebrate our Latin American neighbours. 

    To listen to this episode live, or catch the archived version afterwards, simply click the link below. Feel free to call in and share your views live on air or interact with other listeners in the live chatroom. 

    Be sure to like our new Facebook page Yardie Skeptics Network!

    Yardie Skeptics Radio



    "The home of the ackee of rationality and the saltfish of skepticism"?

    "The home of the ackee of rationality and the saltfish of skepticism"?

  • 02:02

    Yardie Skeptics (S.02, ep.09): Secular Humanism as a Guiding Principle

    in Education

    The Yardie Skeptics return this Sunday, August 2nd ar 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) to blaze up the airwaves with yet another hot button topic - can secular humanism serve as a guiding principle for a society? Can a philosophical system which is not subjected to the dictates of a deity provide the necessary moral framework for social stability? If gods aren't in charge, then who? Men? Is secular humanism simply a way for atheists to impose their ideology on society and force theists into the margins? 



    Joining us live in studio will be secular humanists Peter John Williams and Robin Gane-McCalla, Suzette Gardner, and Mandisa Thomas. We will be hearing from them about their journeys as humanists as well as their involvement in organizations which seek to foster and educate persons on the principles of secular humanism. You don't want to miss out on your chance to put secular humanism under a microscope!


    "The home of the ackee of rationality and the saltfish of skepticism" 

  • Yardie Skeptics (S.3, ep.10): Decade on People of African Descent

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    "In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected."

    - United Nations

    The Yardie Skeptics are back this Sunday, August 9th at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaican time) to discuss the inauguration of the International Decade on People of African Descent 2015-2024. What are the goals of this initiative? Why are we still chanting "Black lives matter" a whole four decades after the civil rights movement? Will the lived realities of Afrodescended persons improve in any meaningful way over the next 10 years, or are we destined to suffer under the heal of racism? 

    Joining us live on air will be Prof. Verene Shepherd, professor of social history and director of Gender and Development studies at UWI, Mona, and Alison Moses, founder and president of RICA Diaspora LLC, a business consultancy firm geared for persons of African descent. We want to hear from you folks of African descent - what do want for yourselves as a group over the next ten years?

    To listen to this episode live, or catch the archived version afterwards, simply click the link below. Feel free to call in and share your views live on air or interact with other listeners in the live chatroom. 

    Be sure to like our new Facebook page Yardie Skeptics Network!

    Yardie Skeptics Radio


    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/yardie-skeptics/id655758991?mt=2

    "The home of the ackee of rationality and the saltfish of skepticism" ?

  • 00:37

    Daniel Hoyos, Director of The Seattle Shorts Film Festival (November 14 & 15)

    in Entertainment

    Our Guest is Daniel Hoyos Seattle Shorts Film Festival Director!!


    The Seattle Shorts Film Festival Celebrates 5 Years by Doubling in Size Seattle Shorts Film Festival returns in 2015 with twice the number of exceptional films to showcase for local audiences. After record breaking submissions, filmmaker attendance, and sold out screenings last year, the 5- year-old festival has expanded to two days, November 14th and 15th. The weekend will be bring film lovers together through Q&A’s, networking events, and an awards ceremony on Sunday the 15th. The Seattle Shorts Film Festival brings Seattle film lovers the very best of short films from around the globe. nter. For a full listing of films, special events and upcoming announcements visit www.SeattleShort.org

  • 02:02

    Yardie Skeptics (S.3, ep04) Joint broadcast with Haitian Freethinkers

    in Atheism

    Come join the Yardie Skeptics this Sunday, June 28th at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) for our first joint broadcast with our fellow Caribbean skeptics the Haitian Freethinkers Show. You don't want to miss this episode as both sets of radio hosts tackle the challenges and opportunities for skepticism and freethinking in the Caribbean region. 

    Also in this episode, we explore this issue of "forgiveness" in the wake of the church shooting in South Carolina. Can forgiveness legitimately come so quickly after such an atrocity, or was it done just so that members of the African American community can head back to genuflecting in church? Be sure to tune in for this Yardie Skeptics first! 

    To listen to this episode live, or catch the archived version afterwards, simply click the link below. Feel free to call in and share your views live on air or interact with other listeners in the live chatroom. 

    Be sure to like our new Facebook page Yardie Skeptics Network!

  • 02:02

    Yardie Skeptics (S.3, ep.11): Dialogue on theistic worldview with Ian Boyne

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    Yes, you read that title right, the Yardie Skeptics will be having none other than the venerable Ian Boyne in studio this Sunday, August 16th at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) to discuss the finer points of the theistic worldview. This man has been called everything from elitist, to snobbish, to detached from the reality on the ground, but love him or hate him, none can deny that veteran journalist Boyne has distinguished himself as one of Jamaica's most outspoken public intellectuals and erudite Christian apologists.

    You don't want to miss this episode when the Yardie Skeptics and Boyne stop trading barbs in the national newspaper for a second, and sit down to discuss the merits of maintaining a theistic worldview in the 21st century. What purpose does theism serve in society? Has there ever been a single tangible benefit of religiosity? Does God have a place in figuring out our current social problems? Get ready for what promises to be a highly informative and scintillating episode!

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