Jul 10, 2022

The Comical Heathen S3 E1: Live Q&A ”SCOTUS, flopping, and other irritants” w/ Bill Boronkay

Show Notes

 

Welcome to our most recent Live Q&A episode!  With special guest Bill Boronkay and guest co-host Jim Hagan, we tackle fan and social media comments and questions. Included topics are recent SCOTUS decisions, flopping in sports, and "is cheating at board games ever justified?"  We receive a phone call form Toledo-based friend-of-the-show David who asks how we interact with friends/family who are politically/religiously opposed to ourselves.  And hey, What advice would you give your younger self?

 Original broadcast live June 25 (2022). Slightly edited for clarity.

 

Bill Boronkay. "You get sick of beauty"

website:  https://www.billboro.com/

 

Jim Hagan " Nothing is as important as you think it is"

board games on TikTok:  mhgn.games

Columbus Crew twitter:  OnThisDayCrew96

 

"When Faith and Football Teamed Up Against American Democracy" by Greg Bishop

(https://www.si.com/high-school/2022/06/13/fear-over-scotus-ruling-in-public-school-coach-prayer-case-daily-cover)

 

"The Film that Launched a Thousand Court Cases" by Niv Elis

(https://momentmag.com/the-film-that-launched-a-thousand-court-cases/)

 

--Ghost Hunters investigate the Collingwood Arts Center in Toledo, Ohio (https://popculture.com/category/the-shadow-man/)

 

--Stepin Fetchit Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stepin_Fetchit)

 

--"How Did Colonel Sanders Become Japan’s Santa?" By Steve Burgess

(https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2021/12/21/KFC-Colonel-Sanders-Japanese-Santa/#:~:text=In%20the%201970s%20they%20began,in%20Japan%2C%20a%20Christmas%20song.)

 

 

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Jun 19, 2022

Heathen Highlights#6: horror movies w/ Ben Radford

Heathen Highlights is a new feature here at The Comical Heathen.  We share some of our favorite clips from the past 2 seasons.

 

Today's episode features a previously unpublished outtake from my Season 2 episode with Ben Radford.  Along with guest co-host Aaron Kozbial, we talk horror movies! 

 

Full episode here:  https://comicalheathen.podbean.com/e/the-comical-heathen-s2-e11-talking-ghosts-w-ben-radford/

 

Ben's website:  http://benjaminradford.com/

Ben's podcast, Squaring the Strange:   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/squaring-the-strange/id1226273233

 

Aaron's website:  https://professorofcomedy.com/

 

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Jun 12, 2022

Heathen Highlights #5: PZ Myers on Creationism

Heathen Highlights is a new feature here at The Comical Heathen.  We share some of our favorite clips from the past 2 seasons.

 

Today's episode features a clip from my Season 1 interview with PZ Myers.  He explains what makes Creationism so objectionable.

 

Full episode here:  https://comicalheathen.podbean.com/e/the-comical-heathen-episode-sixteen-pz-myers/

 

PZ Myer’s Blog Pharyngula: https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/

 

His Book: The Happy Atheisthttps://www.amazon.com/Happy-Atheist-PZ-Myers/dp/0307739805

 

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Jun 5, 2022

Heathen Highlights #4: The Comical Heathen rants about nudity at religious sites

Heathen Highlights are a new feature here at The Comical Heathen.  We share some of our favorite clips from the past 2 seasons.

 

Today's feature features my Season 1 rant about the reaction from some Maori leaders towards Playboy model Jaylene Cook posing topless on a sacred mountain in New Zealand.

 

Full episode here:  https://comicalheathen.podbean.com/e/the-comical-heathen-episode-nine-chad-zumock/

 

The Jaylene Cook story:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/03/playboy-model-angers-maori-community-nude-shoot-sacred-new-zealand/

 

The Malaysia story:  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/malaysia-earthquake-british-woman-arrested-for-stripping-naked-and-causing-quake-on-mount-kinabalu-10309866.html

 

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May 29, 2022

Heathen Highlights #3: Steve Hofstetter on why satire is important

Heathen Highlights is a new feature here at The Comical Heathen.  We share some of our favorite clips from the past 2 seasons.

 

Today's feature is from our Season 1 interview with Steve Hofstetter.  In this one, he answers my question, "Is religious satire important?".

 

Full episode here: 

https://comicalheathen.podbean.com/e/the-comical-heathen-episode-one-steve-hofstetter/

 

Steve Hofstetter's website:  http://www.stevehofstetter.com/

Steve's YOUTUBE channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/thehofstetter

 

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May 22, 2022

Heathen Highlights #2: Lewis Black discusses satire in the age of Trump

Heathen Highlights are a new feature here at The Comical Heathen.  We share some of our favorite clips from the past 2 seasons.

 

Today's feature is from our Season 2 interview with Lewis Black.  In this one, he discusses how September 11th affected him and his comedy.

 

Full episode here:  https://comicalheathen.podbean.com/e/the-comical-heathen-s2-e8-lewis-black/

 

Lewis Black's website:  https://www.lewisblack.com/

 

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May 15, 2022

Heathen Highlights#1: Lewis Black on September 11th

Heathen Highlights is a new feature here at The Comical Heathen.  We share some of our favorite clips from the past 2 seasons.

 

Today's feature is from our Season 2 interview with Lewis Black.  In this one, he discusses how September 11th affected him and his comedy.

 

Full episode here:  https://comicalheathen.podbean.com/e/the-comical-heathen-s2-e8-lewis-black/

 

Lewis Black's website:  https://www.lewisblack.com/

 

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Apr 3, 2022

The Comical Heathen S2 E12: Live Q&A ”Religion vs Spirituality” w/ Myq Kaplan

Welcome to our most recent Live Q&A episode!  With special guest Myq Kaplan and co-host Jeff Gedert, we tackle fan and social media comments and questions on the theme of "Religion vs Spirituality."  Included topics are, what does this even mean, a second foray into Jedi-sim, and the role of 'shrooms in ones spiritual journey.  We also discuss whether or not comedy is an art, who would win in a Celebrity Deathmatch-like contest, and the appropriation of "eastern" ideas by "western" Judeo-Christians on a spiritual journey.  Original broadcast live March 20.

 

Myq Kaplan's website:  https://myqkaplan.com/

 

Myq's previous appliance on The Comical Heathen:  https://comicalheathen.podbean.com/e/the-comical-heathen-s2-e2-myq-kaplan/

 

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Feb 5, 2022

The Comical Heathen S2 E11: talking ghosts w/ Ben Radford

 

After coming across some recent "news" reports of ghost sightings during the ongoing pandemic, I realized it was time to bring back special guest Ben Radford, investigator of the extraordinary extraordinaire!   Ben is a Research Fellow at the Center for Inquiry, having researched many topics in addition to ghosts, such as UFOs, chupacabra, and Killer Clowns.  He also recently published his own article on this pseudoscientific pseudonews.   This episode includes guest co-host Aaron Kozbial and my rant about why I think ghosts and transformers are basically the same thing now!

 

Ben's website:  http://benjaminradford.com/

Ben's podcast, Squaring the Strange:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/squaring-the-strange/id1226273233

Ben's book on ghost-hunting:   Investigating Ghosts: The Scientific Search for Spirits https://www.amazon.com/Investigating-Ghosts-Scientific-Search-Spirits/dp/0936455160/ 

 

Aaron's website:  https://professorofcomedy.com/

 

Show notes:

"Quarantining with a Ghost?  It's Scary" By Molly Fitzpatrick https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/14/style/haunted-house-ghost-quarantine.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

 

"Haunted house reports on the rise during pandemic, says paranormal researcher" by As it Happens, CBC radio. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-the-friday-edition-1.5571716/haunted-house-reports-on-the-rise-during-pandemic-says-paranormal-researcher-1.5571882

 

"The Science (and Non-Science) of Ghosts" by Ben Radford. https://centerforinquiry.org/blog/the-science-and-non-science-of-ghosts/

 

"When Sony Accidentally Launched Camcorders That Could 'See Through' People’s Clothes" by Aditya Tiwari
https://fossbytes.com/sony-accidentally-launched-camcorders-see-peoples-clothes/

 

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Jan 15, 2022

The Comical Heathen S2 E10:John Poveromo

Season 2 Episode 10: John Poveromo

 

Show Notes

 

Featuring a conversation from February of 2021, shortly after John and I had just done our part to help set the record for longest live-streamed comedy show!  Crazy stuff like running for city council and directing The Merry Wives of Windsor knocked this one back a smidge but I am proud to share it with you now!  Includes my rant about the importance of evidence in wild claims, as inspired by the dozens of lost court cases by Alex Jones and Donald Trump.

 

John Poveromo on social media:

  Website:  https://johnpoveromo.net/

  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502792868

  Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/JohnPoveromo/

  Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/dystopiatonightwithjohnpoveromo

 

Press on Richie Byrne and Mark Riccadonna and their podcast "Drinks, Jokes, and Storytelling" streaming on Twitch to break the world record for a standup comedy show (and raise money for two charities):  https://nj1015.com/jersey-comedians-shoot-for-comedy-record/

 

"Alex Jones must pay damages to Sandy Hook families in another defamation case, judge rules". https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/11/15/alex-jones-sandy-hook-defamation-lawsuit/

 

"By the numbers: President Donald Trump's failed efforts to overturn the election."

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/politics/elections/2021/01/06/trumps-failed-efforts-overturn-election-numbers/4130307001/

 

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