Yardie Skeptics

Yardie Skeptics


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A lively talk show dealing with themes of skepticism, critical thinking, science, and secularism from the perspective of two Jamaican "Yardies."

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Have the Yardie Skeptics gone completely mad? Why do they want to take their heathen wagon and steamroll the Christian connection with Jamaica's national symbols? The national anthem, a prayer from start to finish, and the national pledge, said "before God", both demonstrate how Christianity has co-opted Jamaica's national symbols, and the Yardie Skeptics have those symbols in their sights! Is it time to consider national symbols which truly reflect the faith diversity in Jamaica? Or are there more pressing areas for secularization before turning attention to songs and pledges? Join the Yardie Skeptics this Sunday, August 24th at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) as we dissect the issues at stake. Joining us live in studio will be Dr. Anna Perkins, Catholic theologian. At the start of the show, during the grab bag segment, we talk to Renee-Lauren Ellis and Lisa Soares, organizers of the recently concluded Caribbean Youth Summit in Philadelphia to get a report on the issues being tackled by Caribbean youth as it relates to identity, gender, and sexuality among other concerns. To listen to this episode live, or catch the uploaded version afterwards, simply click the link below. Feel free to call in via Skype or participate in the live chatroom to share your comments and ask questions. Yardie Skeptics Radio "The Home of the Ackee of Rationality and the Saltfish of Skepticism" http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yardieskeptics?
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On-Demand Episodes

The Yardie Skeptics are roaring back from their two week mid-season break with the usual provocative topics served up by the ineffable Fire Breather and Cool Dude! This Sunday, August 17th at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) the... more

The Yardie Skeptics close off their series on "Changes and Transitions" this Sunday, July 27th at 12:30pm (11:30am Jamaica time) by turning the lens on YOU our loyal supporters. This Sunday we'll have a Listening to Our Listeners... more

What happens to someone, especially from a very religious community from the Caribbean, when they finally find the courage to boldly declare that they're atheist? Is there any way they can prepare for the potential fall out from family... more

Join the Yadie Skeptics this Sunday, July 13th at 12:30pm as we begin our "changes and transitions" episodes for the remainder of July starting off with a discussion of the social and psychological implications of transitioning from one... more

"I may be bad, but I'm totally good at it, Sex in the air and I like the smell of it, Stick and stones may break my bones, But chains and whips excite me!" - Rihanna, S&M Returning hot and bothered from last week's episode, Sex Ed... more

The Yardie Skeptics close off our month long focus on men and masculinity this Sunday, June 29th at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) with a no holds barred discussion of Sex Ed! Are Jamaican men sufficiently educated about... more

Real Men Don't Cry: Interrogating matters of depression, abuse and stress in men and boys: Specia guest -Dr. Tammy Haynes, Jamaican clinical psychologist/neuro-psychologist. This show is hosted by two of Jamaica's most... more

Fatherhood, Masculinity and Religion: Must fathers ascribe to the idea of divine male leadership? Guests: Dr. Peter Weller, Owen "Blacka" EllisTune in as we tackle the big questions each and every Sunday at 12:30EDT... more

"You see man made the cars To take us over the road Man made the train To carry the heavy load Man made the electric light To take us out of the dark Man made the boat for the water Like Noah made the ark" - James Brown, "It's a... more

Happy Birthday!! The Yardie Skeptics will be celebrating their 1st anniversary this Sunday June 1st at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) and you're invited! Join the Yardie Skeptics as we do a year in review, looking back at how we... more