Listing of events tagged with Speaker

  1. How the sex trafficking panic leads to Qanon conspiracy theorists — Brooke Magnanti

    As the US Presidential election draws near, the world has become fascinated with Qanon and other conspiracy theories taking over social media and mainstream politics. However, the genesis of these groups is years old and comes from a surprising place: the global anti-sex trafficking movement. Brooke Magnanti discusses what happens when well-meaning causes are sidelined by bad stats and bad faith actors seize the opportunity in the service of a more worrying trend.

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 15 October 2020 Twitch
  2. Confessions of a Former Fox News Christian - Seth Andrews

    Seth Andrews is best known as host of the popular website, podcast, and online community, The Thinking Atheist. However, rewind a few years and you’d meet a very different Seth Andrews. As a former evangelical Christian he was once a captive of right-wing media, and Fox News in particular. Join us for an open discussion with Seth where we’ll dip our toes into this murky pond, and perhaps find out how he escaped.

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 8 October 2020 Twitch
  3. Take the Redpill: Understanding the Allure of Conspiratorial Thinking among Proud Boys — Samantha Kutner

    Recent global events have led many to ask how far right groups like the Proud Boys are linked to Qanon, Lockdown Protests, Save The Children, and other disinformation vectors. In "Take the Redpill" her latest publication with GJIA, Samantha Kutner answers a different question: how does the Proud Boys redpill entry into recruitment make them susceptible to conspiracy theories?

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 1 October 2020 Twitch
  4. Who really runs the internet? — James Ball

    If you believe the rumours, Mark Zuckerberg is about to take over the world. But what about the actual internet: the servers, the routers, and the thousands of miles of fibre-optic cables that cross the world? Who controls them? And who makes the rules that govern how traffic flows, who can connect, and more – and why don't we talk about it more often?

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 17 September 2020 Twitch
  5. Say Why to Drugs — Dr Suzi Gage

    Dr Suzi Gage is a senior lecturer at the University of Liverpool, researching links between recreational drug use and mental health. In 2020 she published Say Why To Drugs, giving a really deep dive in to the drugs we take, and why we get high.

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 3 September 2020 Twitch
  6. InKredulous Live

    Imagine approaching strangers in public and attempting to engage them in a calm, respectful exploration of their beliefs, using a conversational technique known as Street Epistemology. Anthony Magnabosco has been doing just that for nearly a decade now. In this interview we'll be turning the tables on him somewhat to find out what on earth made him decide to do this.

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 20 August 2020 Twitch
  7. Rebel Cell: A New View of Cancer — Dr. Kat Arney

    Many of us think of cancer as a contemporary killer, but it has has always been with us, because cancer is a bug in the system of life. We get cancer because we can't not get it. Geneticist and science writer Dr Kat Arney takes us to the dawn of life on planet earth right up to the present day to see how by better understanding its evolutionary journey we might one day overcome it.

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 13 August 2020 Twitch
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