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The Biskeptical Podcast is a bimonthly show where Trav Mamone of the Bi Any Means Podcast and Morgan Stringer of No Religion Required discuss current events involving politics, religion, and social justice.

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The Biskeptical Podcast #57: Taylor Swift Gets Woke

EToday we’re going to take a break from Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation and the rest of all the horrible stuff happening right now, and instead talking about Taylor Swift’s recent endorsement of Tennessee Democratic candidates Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper. Will T. Swift help usher the blue wave next month? Do celebrity endorsements in general help elections? Let’s find out!Links:The Long, Frustrating Road To Taylor Swift’s Political Endgame: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/taylor-swift-political-beliefs-democrats-endorsement_us_5bbb7d04e4b01470d053b611What led Taylor Swift to post her political Instagram message?: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/what-led-taylor-swift-to-post-her-political-instagram-message/2018/10/08/c53608de-cb26-11e8-920f-dd52e1ae4570_story.html?utm_term=.afe512c2049d Tennessee Voting Experts Say Taylor Swift Might Actually Turn Their State Blue: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d3qk77/tennessee-voting-experts-say-taylor-swift-might-actual...

43 MIN2018 OCT 13
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The Biskeptical Podcast #57: Taylor Swift Gets Woke

The Biskeptical Podcast #56: “Boys Will Be Boys” My Ass!

EToday on the show, we talk about the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and the shitshow that was Thursday’s hearing. We’ll also have a conversation about #WhyIDidntReport, false allegations, and why this kind of behavior shouldn’t be considered standard male behavior. Needless to say this episode needs all the trigger warnings! Links:#WhyIDidntReport: Survivors of Sexual Assault Share Their Stories After Trump Tweet: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/23/us/why-i-didnt-report-assault-stories.html Mark Judge, conservative writer at the center of the Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations, is a contributor at the locally run Splice Today: https://baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/mark-judge-conservative-writer-at-the-center-of-the-kavanaugh-sexual-assault-allegations-is-a-contributor-at-the-locally-run-splice-today/I’ve studied false rape claims. The accusation against Kavanaugh doesn’t fit the profile: https://www.vox.com/first-person/2018/9/18/178...

74 MIN2018 SEP 29
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The Biskeptical Podcast #56: “Boys Will Be Boys” My Ass!

The Biskeptical Podcast #55: Flipping on Trump

EToday on the show, we spend another hour about the latest crazy shit surrounding the Trump administration. This time, it’s all about Michael Cohen’s plea bargain, all the people close to Trump that have been granted immunity in the investigation, and whether or not any of this will have any effect on Trump’s presidency. We also talk about the recent passing of Sen. John McCain, but it’s less about his legacy and more about how Trump’s beef with him continues even after death. Seriously, with Trump as the president, we’ll never run out of material for this show!Links:•Michael Cohen Says He Arranged Payments to Women at Trump’s Direction: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/nyregion/michael-cohen-plea-deal-trump.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage •Donald Trump talks like a mob boss — and reminds us he has no idea what he’s doing: https://www.vox.com/2018/8/23/17772990/trump-fox-and-friends-transcript •AP: National Enquirer had safe with damaging Trump st...

55 MIN2018 SEP 1
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The Biskeptical Podcast #55: Flipping on Trump

The Biskeptical Podcast #54: Omarosa Spills the Tea

EToday on the show, we talk about the latest drama involving Omarosa and Trump. We talk about the tapes, the tweets, and how this is the new normal. We also talk about the recent Pennsylvania report about the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal because holy shit, there’s a lot to unpack here!Links:•Omarosa has jumped back into the middle of Trump White House drama: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/8/13/17683710/omarosa-recording-john-kelly-today-interview-book-unhinged •Report: Trump Wanted To Be Sworn In Using ‘Art Of The Deal’ Instead Of The Bible: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/08/report-trump-wanted-to-be-sworn-in-using-art-of-the-deal-instead-of-the-bible/ •Trump Calls Omarosa a Dog on Twitter: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1029329583672307712 •More than 300 accused priests listed in Pennsylvania report on Catholic Church sex abuse: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/08/14/pennsylvania-grand-ju...

43 MIN2018 AUG 18
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The Biskeptical Podcast #54: Omarosa Spills the Tea

The Biskeptical Podcast #53: Religious Liberty My Ass!

EToday on the show, we talk about some of the news stories from this past week, including the recent announcement of the Religious Liberty Task Force, the Paul Manafort trial, the most recent Facebook scandal involving election meddlers, and whether or not collusion is a crime. Needless to say, since it’s been a while since our last episode, we have a lot to say!Links:•Sessions announces 'religious liberty task force': http://thehill.com/regulation/administration/399482-sessions-announces-religious-liberty-task-force •Jeff Sessions announces a religious liberty task force to combat “dangerous” secularism: https://www.vox.com/identities/2018/7/31/17631110/jeff-sessions-religious-liberty-task-force-memo-christian-nationalism •Why Jeff Sessions thinks Christians are under siege in America: https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2018/8/1/17638706/religious-liberty-sessions-task-force-masterpiece-scalia-constitution •Trump Administration Defends Violence Against LGBT In Africa As ‘Relig...

50 MIN2018 AUG 4
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The Biskeptical Podcast #53: Religious Liberty My Ass!

The Biskeptical Podcast #52: Nick Little Cross-Examines Brett Kavanaugh

EMorgan was unavailable for this episode, so today we have Nick Little from CFI joining us to take a look at Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s latest nominee for Supreme Court Justice. We’re going to take a look at his case history, and what that might mean for church-state separation, Roe v. Wade, and LGBTQ rights. Spoiler alert: It's not a pretty picture!Links:•Donald Trump Releases List of Possible Supreme Court Picks: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/19/us/politics/donald-trump-supreme-court-nominees.html •Kavanaugh record suggests he would favor religious interests in school debates: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/kavanaugh-record-suggests-he-would-favor-religious-interests-in-school-debates/2018/07/10/a805323c-8475-11e8-8f6c-46cb43e3f306_story.html?utm_term=.b18c0b6941fd •CFI’s Statement on Kavanaugh: https://centerforinquiry.org/press_releases/kavanaugh-wrong-for-supreme-court/ •3 ways Trump’s Supreme Court pick could transform U.S. labor law: https://www.washing...

28 MIN2018 JUL 14
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The Biskeptical Podcast #52: Nick Little Cross-Examines Brett Kavanaugh

The Biskeptical Podcast #51: #FamiliesBelongTogether

EOn today's episode, we’ll talk about everything going on with the border crisis. We’ll go over the facts about zero tolerance, how the Trump administration justifies it with religion, and, yes, the jacket.Links:•The facts about Trump’s policy of separating families at the border: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/06/19/the-facts-about-trumps-policy-of-separating-families-at-the-border/?utm_term=.e93f8c75916d •Flores agreement: Trump’s executive order to end family separation might run afoul of a 1997 court ruling: https://www.vox.com/2018/6/20/17484546/executive-order-family-separation-flores-settlement-agreement-immigration •How, Exactly, Does This Travel Ban Keep Us Safe, Mr. President?: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/27/opinion/trump-travel-ban-terrorism.html •Sessions’s Use of Bible Passage to Defend Immigration Policy Draws Fire: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/us/sessions-bible-verse-romans.html •Melania Trump doubles-down with "I really do...

61 MIN2018 JUN 30
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The Biskeptical Podcast #51: #FamiliesBelongTogether

The Biskeptical Podcast #50: More Like Disasterpiece Cakeshop

EToday on the show, we talk about last week’s SCOTUS ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, find out what exactly happened, and what it might mean for future civil rights cases. We also talk about the North Korea summit, all the wackiness that went down, and whether or not any progress will be made. Links:•In Narrow Decision, Supreme Court Decides In Favor Of Baker Over Same-Sex Couple: https://www.npr.org/2018/06/04/605003519/supreme-court-decides-in-favor-of-baker-over-same-sex-couple-in-cake-shop-case?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social •South Dakota GOP Lawmaker: Business Owners Shouldn’t Have to Serve Black People: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/06/06/south-dakota-gop-lawmaker-business-owners-shouldnt-have-to-serve-black-people/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&mc_cid=b25965c249&mc_eid=7bd263b041 •Store Owner Posts ‘No Gays Allowed’ Sign After Cake Decision: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/201...

47 MIN2018 JUN 16
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The Biskeptical Podcast #50: More Like Disasterpiece Cakeshop

The Biskeptical Podcast #49: Ambien’s a Hell of a Drug

EToday’s episode is a news roundup episode featuring stories that can be best described as hot messes. We’ll talk about Elon Musk’s war against the media, Roseanne Bar’s racist tweets, and why Starbucks’ racial sensitivity training might not work. Links:•ABC cancels ‘Roseanne’ after its star, Roseanne Barr, went on a vitriolic and racist Twitter rant: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-source/wp/2018/05/29/roseanne-went-on-a-vitriolic-and-racially-charged-twitter-rampage-now-shes-apologizing/?utm_term=.9cb977f0c02d •Pravda: Elon Musk’s solution for punishing journalists: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2018/05/24/pravda-elon-musks-solution-for-punishing-journalists/?utm_term=.b72f5fd0dfb8 •White House defends FEMA after study finds Hurricane Maria killed 5,000 in Puerto Rico: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/05/30/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-death-toll-white-house/656252002/ •Southern Baptist Leader Removed Over Remarks On Rape,...

44 MIN2018 JUN 2
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The Biskeptical Podcast #49: Ambien’s a Hell of a Drug

The Biskeptical Podcast #48: O Jerusalem!

EToday on the show, we’ll talk about the US recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the violence in Gaza this past Monday. We’ll talk about why the US’ decision is so controversial, what the international response has been to the bloodshed, and if there are any solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Links:•The controversial US Jerusalem embassy opening, explained: https://www.vox.com/2018/5/14/17340798/jerusalem-embassy-israel-palestinians-us-trump •Everything You Need To Know About The “Vile Massacre” On The Gaza Border: https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/xwmzmd/gaza-border-israel-embassy-move-troops-palestinians •Hamas leader says 50 Gazans killed were members of group: https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/hamas-leader-says-50-gazans-killed-were-members-of-group/ •The Real Dispute Driving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/05/israel-palestine-embassy-legitimacy/560291/?utm_source=twb •For ma...

34 MIN2018 MAY 18
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The Biskeptical Podcast #57: Taylor Swift Gets Woke

EToday we’re going to take a break from Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation and the rest of all the horrible stuff happening right now, and instead talking about Taylor Swift’s recent endorsement of Tennessee Democratic candidates Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper. Will T. Swift help usher the blue wave next month? Do celebrity endorsements in general help elections? Let’s find out!Links:The Long, Frustrating Road To Taylor Swift’s Political Endgame: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/taylor-swift-political-beliefs-democrats-endorsement_us_5bbb7d04e4b01470d053b611What led Taylor Swift to post her political Instagram message?: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/what-led-taylor-swift-to-post-her-political-instagram-message/2018/10/08/c53608de-cb26-11e8-920f-dd52e1ae4570_story.html?utm_term=.afe512c2049d Tennessee Voting Experts Say Taylor Swift Might Actually Turn Their State Blue: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d3qk77/tennessee-voting-experts-say-taylor-swift-might-actual...

43 MIN2018 OCT 13
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The Biskeptical Podcast #57: Taylor Swift Gets Woke

The Biskeptical Podcast #56: “Boys Will Be Boys” My Ass!

EToday on the show, we talk about the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and the shitshow that was Thursday’s hearing. We’ll also have a conversation about #WhyIDidntReport, false allegations, and why this kind of behavior shouldn’t be considered standard male behavior. Needless to say this episode needs all the trigger warnings! Links:#WhyIDidntReport: Survivors of Sexual Assault Share Their Stories After Trump Tweet: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/23/us/why-i-didnt-report-assault-stories.html Mark Judge, conservative writer at the center of the Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations, is a contributor at the locally run Splice Today: https://baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/mark-judge-conservative-writer-at-the-center-of-the-kavanaugh-sexual-assault-allegations-is-a-contributor-at-the-locally-run-splice-today/I’ve studied false rape claims. The accusation against Kavanaugh doesn’t fit the profile: https://www.vox.com/first-person/2018/9/18/178...

74 MIN2018 SEP 29
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The Biskeptical Podcast #56: “Boys Will Be Boys” My Ass!

The Biskeptical Podcast #55: Flipping on Trump

EToday on the show, we spend another hour about the latest crazy shit surrounding the Trump administration. This time, it’s all about Michael Cohen’s plea bargain, all the people close to Trump that have been granted immunity in the investigation, and whether or not any of this will have any effect on Trump’s presidency. We also talk about the recent passing of Sen. John McCain, but it’s less about his legacy and more about how Trump’s beef with him continues even after death. Seriously, with Trump as the president, we’ll never run out of material for this show!Links:•Michael Cohen Says He Arranged Payments to Women at Trump’s Direction: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/nyregion/michael-cohen-plea-deal-trump.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage •Donald Trump talks like a mob boss — and reminds us he has no idea what he’s doing: https://www.vox.com/2018/8/23/17772990/trump-fox-and-friends-transcript •AP: National Enquirer had safe with damaging Trump st...

55 MIN2018 SEP 1
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The Biskeptical Podcast #55: Flipping on Trump

The Biskeptical Podcast #54: Omarosa Spills the Tea

EToday on the show, we talk about the latest drama involving Omarosa and Trump. We talk about the tapes, the tweets, and how this is the new normal. We also talk about the recent Pennsylvania report about the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal because holy shit, there’s a lot to unpack here!Links:•Omarosa has jumped back into the middle of Trump White House drama: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/8/13/17683710/omarosa-recording-john-kelly-today-interview-book-unhinged •Report: Trump Wanted To Be Sworn In Using ‘Art Of The Deal’ Instead Of The Bible: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/08/report-trump-wanted-to-be-sworn-in-using-art-of-the-deal-instead-of-the-bible/ •Trump Calls Omarosa a Dog on Twitter: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1029329583672307712 •More than 300 accused priests listed in Pennsylvania report on Catholic Church sex abuse: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/08/14/pennsylvania-grand-ju...

43 MIN2018 AUG 18
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The Biskeptical Podcast #54: Omarosa Spills the Tea

The Biskeptical Podcast #53: Religious Liberty My Ass!

EToday on the show, we talk about some of the news stories from this past week, including the recent announcement of the Religious Liberty Task Force, the Paul Manafort trial, the most recent Facebook scandal involving election meddlers, and whether or not collusion is a crime. Needless to say, since it’s been a while since our last episode, we have a lot to say!Links:•Sessions announces 'religious liberty task force': http://thehill.com/regulation/administration/399482-sessions-announces-religious-liberty-task-force •Jeff Sessions announces a religious liberty task force to combat “dangerous” secularism: https://www.vox.com/identities/2018/7/31/17631110/jeff-sessions-religious-liberty-task-force-memo-christian-nationalism •Why Jeff Sessions thinks Christians are under siege in America: https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2018/8/1/17638706/religious-liberty-sessions-task-force-masterpiece-scalia-constitution •Trump Administration Defends Violence Against LGBT In Africa As ‘Relig...

50 MIN2018 AUG 4
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The Biskeptical Podcast #53: Religious Liberty My Ass!

The Biskeptical Podcast #52: Nick Little Cross-Examines Brett Kavanaugh

EMorgan was unavailable for this episode, so today we have Nick Little from CFI joining us to take a look at Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s latest nominee for Supreme Court Justice. We’re going to take a look at his case history, and what that might mean for church-state separation, Roe v. Wade, and LGBTQ rights. Spoiler alert: It's not a pretty picture!Links:•Donald Trump Releases List of Possible Supreme Court Picks: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/19/us/politics/donald-trump-supreme-court-nominees.html •Kavanaugh record suggests he would favor religious interests in school debates: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/kavanaugh-record-suggests-he-would-favor-religious-interests-in-school-debates/2018/07/10/a805323c-8475-11e8-8f6c-46cb43e3f306_story.html?utm_term=.b18c0b6941fd •CFI’s Statement on Kavanaugh: https://centerforinquiry.org/press_releases/kavanaugh-wrong-for-supreme-court/ •3 ways Trump’s Supreme Court pick could transform U.S. labor law: https://www.washing...

28 MIN2018 JUL 14
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The Biskeptical Podcast #52: Nick Little Cross-Examines Brett Kavanaugh

The Biskeptical Podcast #51: #FamiliesBelongTogether

EOn today's episode, we’ll talk about everything going on with the border crisis. We’ll go over the facts about zero tolerance, how the Trump administration justifies it with religion, and, yes, the jacket.Links:•The facts about Trump’s policy of separating families at the border: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/06/19/the-facts-about-trumps-policy-of-separating-families-at-the-border/?utm_term=.e93f8c75916d •Flores agreement: Trump’s executive order to end family separation might run afoul of a 1997 court ruling: https://www.vox.com/2018/6/20/17484546/executive-order-family-separation-flores-settlement-agreement-immigration •How, Exactly, Does This Travel Ban Keep Us Safe, Mr. President?: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/27/opinion/trump-travel-ban-terrorism.html •Sessions’s Use of Bible Passage to Defend Immigration Policy Draws Fire: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/us/sessions-bible-verse-romans.html •Melania Trump doubles-down with "I really do...

61 MIN2018 JUN 30
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The Biskeptical Podcast #51: #FamiliesBelongTogether

The Biskeptical Podcast #50: More Like Disasterpiece Cakeshop

EToday on the show, we talk about last week’s SCOTUS ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, find out what exactly happened, and what it might mean for future civil rights cases. We also talk about the North Korea summit, all the wackiness that went down, and whether or not any progress will be made. Links:•In Narrow Decision, Supreme Court Decides In Favor Of Baker Over Same-Sex Couple: https://www.npr.org/2018/06/04/605003519/supreme-court-decides-in-favor-of-baker-over-same-sex-couple-in-cake-shop-case?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social •South Dakota GOP Lawmaker: Business Owners Shouldn’t Have to Serve Black People: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/06/06/south-dakota-gop-lawmaker-business-owners-shouldnt-have-to-serve-black-people/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&mc_cid=b25965c249&mc_eid=7bd263b041 •Store Owner Posts ‘No Gays Allowed’ Sign After Cake Decision: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/201...

47 MIN2018 JUN 16
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The Biskeptical Podcast #50: More Like Disasterpiece Cakeshop

The Biskeptical Podcast #49: Ambien’s a Hell of a Drug

EToday’s episode is a news roundup episode featuring stories that can be best described as hot messes. We’ll talk about Elon Musk’s war against the media, Roseanne Bar’s racist tweets, and why Starbucks’ racial sensitivity training might not work. Links:•ABC cancels ‘Roseanne’ after its star, Roseanne Barr, went on a vitriolic and racist Twitter rant: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-source/wp/2018/05/29/roseanne-went-on-a-vitriolic-and-racially-charged-twitter-rampage-now-shes-apologizing/?utm_term=.9cb977f0c02d •Pravda: Elon Musk’s solution for punishing journalists: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2018/05/24/pravda-elon-musks-solution-for-punishing-journalists/?utm_term=.b72f5fd0dfb8 •White House defends FEMA after study finds Hurricane Maria killed 5,000 in Puerto Rico: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/05/30/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-death-toll-white-house/656252002/ •Southern Baptist Leader Removed Over Remarks On Rape,...

44 MIN2018 JUN 2
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The Biskeptical Podcast #49: Ambien’s a Hell of a Drug

The Biskeptical Podcast #48: O Jerusalem!

EToday on the show, we’ll talk about the US recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the violence in Gaza this past Monday. We’ll talk about why the US’ decision is so controversial, what the international response has been to the bloodshed, and if there are any solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Links:•The controversial US Jerusalem embassy opening, explained: https://www.vox.com/2018/5/14/17340798/jerusalem-embassy-israel-palestinians-us-trump •Everything You Need To Know About The “Vile Massacre” On The Gaza Border: https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/xwmzmd/gaza-border-israel-embassy-move-troops-palestinians •Hamas leader says 50 Gazans killed were members of group: https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/hamas-leader-says-50-gazans-killed-were-members-of-group/ •The Real Dispute Driving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/05/israel-palestine-embassy-legitimacy/560291/?utm_source=twb •For ma...

34 MIN2018 MAY 18
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The Biskeptical Podcast #48: O Jerusalem!
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