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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This show is hosted by two of Jamaica's most outspoken secular humanists - Clive Forrester, linguist and professor at York University in Toronto, and Hilaire Sobers, human rights lawyer in Washington DC. We have spent copious amounts of time debating with and challening the notion that Christian privelege should proceed unchecked in Jamaica, and have successfully managed to rally a group of other secularists to collaborate on a publication (forthcoming 2013). This radio show provides a medium in which skeptics can discuss matters of science, critical thinking, religious imposition, and the seperation of church and state all from a Jamaican perspective, but playing close attention to the interconnectedness on the global landscape. Tune in as we tackle the big questions each and every Sunday at 12:30EST (1:30PM Jamaican time) - lively banter, music and trivia, probing questions... we are Yardie Skeptics.
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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

In light of the recent firestorm set off by the dismissal of Prof. Brendan Bain, former head of Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training (CHART), the Yardie Skeptics team will be turning our attention to dissecting the contending issues at... more

You know the scenario... you have a neighbour who is deathly afraid of her spouse. She's not very social, always seems unsure of herself, displays signs of depression, and, she says it's just a rash, but you know those are bruises from... more

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