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Proscenium

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Proscenium

Proscenium

Reason Press

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Welcome to Proscenium, where we present interesting, challenging and entertaining ideas. Visit https://reasonpress.net to read our published material, ask us a question or for more information.

Latest Episodes

Episode 9 - Talking Bayes

In this epiosde, Andrew and Matthew invite Dr Brian Blais back to talk about Bayes, what it is and how to apply it. Send any and all feedback to reasonpress@gmail.com. The Local Maximum podcast episode with Brian Blais: https://www.localmaxradio.com/episode/119 The theory that would not die: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Theory-That-Would-Not-Die/dp/0300188226/ref=sr_1_1?adgrpid=52739743843&dchild=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjww_f2BRC-ARIsAP3zarELmGnuZIPBf6qQU6X2uTo48x48UKQIMQebVA0ySBx1pt4zH-jV-zAaApcpEALw_wcB&hvadid=259090065524&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9045658&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=17755329661608651506&hvtargid=kwd-297773962310&hydadcr=24436_1816131&keywords=the+theory+that+would+not+die&qid=1591617385&sr=8-1&tag=googhydr-21 Brian's Website: https://bblais.github.io/ Links to Brian's book Statistical Inference for Everyone : https://github.com/bblais/Statistical-Inference-for-Everyone https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/statistical-inference-for-everyone UFO sightings linked to movie releases: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8205424.stm The Monty Hall problem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Hall_problem#:~:text=Suppose%20you're%20on%20a,3%2C%20which%20has%20a%20goat. Monkeys choosing M&Ms study: https://science.slashdot.org/story/07/11/07/2340255/monkeys-and-cognitive-dissonance Monty Hall error in Monkeys study: https://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/08/science/08tier.html#:~:text=After%20identifying%20three%20colors%20preferred,choice%20between%20two%20of%20them.&text=Like%20Monty%20Hall's%20choice%20of,information%20that%20changes%20the%20odds. Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message

113 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 9 - Talking Bayes

Episode 8 - Let's Talk Racism - Two white guys chat with two black guys

EThis episode contains swearing, profanity, blunt talk about racism and laughter. David from Skeptics and Seekers brings Chase along to join Matthew and Andrew for an open and frank discussion on racism. Washington Post Police Shooting Database https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/investigations/police-shootings-database/ Project Implicit — Implicit Bias Testing https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message

132 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 8 - Let's Talk Racism - Two white guys chat with two black guys

Episode 7 - Brenden Weber - The Philosophy Guy

In this episode, Matthew talks with Brenden Weber from The Philosophy Guy podcast about consciousness, thinking, materialsim, panpsychism and more. Did you disagree with any points raised? Did you learn anything? Please send feedback to reasonpress@gmail.com. The book that Brenden mentions during the conversation is: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Against-Reality-Evolution-Truth/dp/0393254690 To find out more about about Breden and to subscribe to The Philosophy Guy visit: https://thephilosophyguy.fireside.fm/ Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message

120 MINJUN 5
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Episode 7 - Brenden Weber - The Philosophy Guy

Episode 6 - What Does It Mean To Think

Andrew is joined by Darren and Doug to discuss dualism, but the conversation rapidly turns to what it means to think at all. What do we know about thought? How does that apply to free will? Can sophisticated software think, and if so, does it make decisions like humans? The answers may surprise you, and the boundaries may not be as clear as you "think". As always send your feedback to Reason Press reasonpress@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message

111 MINAPR 27
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Episode 6 - What Does It Mean To Think

Episode 5 - Lock down special - Teens Talk Exams and COVID19

Andrew and Matthew are sidelined for this special episode where we invite young adults to share their experiences, concerns and hopes in this time of global shut down. Send feedback to reasonpress@gmail.com Our theme music is written by Holly, find more of her music here: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message

98 MINAPR 12
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Episode 5 - Lock down special - Teens Talk Exams and COVID19

Episode 4 - Is Vegan Hard To Swallow?

Andrew and Matthew take a challenge and ask Alex J. O'Connor to come and talk about being Vegan. Alex makes a very strong case for going Vegan and clarifies why it's a lifestyle, not a diet. It was a genuine pleasure having Alex talk with us, he presents his case well and doesn't hold back from challenging existing norms. We cover as much as we can, but we can't cover everything so if you want to hear more from Alex, submit comments and questions to reasonpress@gmail.com and we'll beg him to return. Alex's YouTube channel is Cosmicskeptic: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kIy8fZavEni8Gzl8NLjOQ The video Alex mentions is at Earthling Ed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnQL-brI-9I Our theme music was written for us by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message

112 MINMAR 28
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Episode 4 - Is Vegan Hard To Swallow?

Episode 3 - What is Panpsychism?

In this 3rd episode of Proscenium, Andrew and Matthew invite Dr. Brian Blais and Prof. Philip Goff to discuss Panpsychism. What is it, why should we take it seriously and can we test it? To send feedback email us at reasonpress@gmail.com Buy Philip's book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Galileos-Error-Foundations-Science-Consciousness/dp/1846046017/ref=sr_1_1?adgrpid=77634469403&gclid=Cj0KCQiA7aPyBRChARIsAJfWCgLkkgADn_iSNknjEg_cvafIwV9kjwUeFoFojGJPAfLQMkoVTek9cCIaAsFDEALw_wcB&hvadid=381611807008&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9045659&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=b&hvrand=4363389538117231407&hvtargid=kwd-716842592764&hydadcr=5055_1827803&keywords=galileos+error&qid=1581853245&sr=8-1 Brian's response to Philip's 'black and white Mary' thought experience can be read here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2crwv2jcv0b33hr/Response%20to%20Goff%20on%20Black%20and%20White%20Mary.pdf?dl=0 Our theme music is written by Holly, find more of her music here: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop --- Send in a voice message: https://a...

101 MINFEB 16
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Episode 3 - What is Panpsychism?

Episode 2 - Spotlight on Rev Steve Chalke MBE

REV Steve Chalke MBE is founder of the Oasis Trust. He joins Andrew and Matthew to talk about his life and goals, what motivates him and what it means for him to be a Christian. Steve's compassion comes across very strongly in this conversation. To learn more about Oasis and Steve's latest book, The Lost Message of Paul, visit these links. https://www.oasisuk.org/ , https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07S2X7V1K/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Out theme music is by https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message

119 MINFEB 3
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Episode 2 - Spotlight on Rev Steve Chalke MBE

Episode 1 - Andrew and Matthew Discuss Politics

In this opening episode of Proscenium, recorded soon after the 2019 UK General Election, Andrew and Matthew talk about their political expectations and worries, what does the current political climate mean to them? Do they support Brexit? What are their hopes and concerns for the coming year? Listen to find out. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message

107 MINJAN 23
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Episode 1 - Andrew and Matthew Discuss Politics

Special Podcast Announcement

This episode is a special announcement from Andrew and Matthew on the future of Ask An Atheist Anything and what comes next in our podcasting adventures. Please listen to learn more about Proscenium and what we have planned, search your podcast feed for Proscenium to keep up with what we will be producing in 2020 and beyond. Thank you for subscribing and for listening over the past year, our adventures are not over yet. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message

64 MIN2019 DEC 7
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Special Podcast Announcement

Latest Episodes

Episode 9 - Talking Bayes

In this epiosde, Andrew and Matthew invite Dr Brian Blais back to talk about Bayes, what it is and how to apply it. Send any and all feedback to reasonpress@gmail.com. The Local Maximum podcast episode with Brian Blais: https://www.localmaxradio.com/episode/119 The theory that would not die: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Theory-That-Would-Not-Die/dp/0300188226/ref=sr_1_1?adgrpid=52739743843&dchild=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjww_f2BRC-ARIsAP3zarELmGnuZIPBf6qQU6X2uTo48x48UKQIMQebVA0ySBx1pt4zH-jV-zAaApcpEALw_wcB&hvadid=259090065524&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9045658&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=17755329661608651506&hvtargid=kwd-297773962310&hydadcr=24436_1816131&keywords=the+theory+that+would+not+die&qid=1591617385&sr=8-1&tag=googhydr-21 Brian's Website: https://bblais.github.io/ Links to Brian's book Statistical Inference for Everyone : https://github.com/bblais/Statistical-Inference-for-Everyone https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/statistical-inference-for-everyone UFO sightings linked to movie releases: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8205424.stm The Monty Hall problem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Hall_problem#:~:text=Suppose%20you're%20on%20a,3%2C%20which%20has%20a%20goat. Monkeys choosing M&Ms study: https://science.slashdot.org/story/07/11/07/2340255/monkeys-and-cognitive-dissonance Monty Hall error in Monkeys study: https://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/08/science/08tier.html#:~:text=After%20identifying%20three%20colors%20preferred,choice%20between%20two%20of%20them.&text=Like%20Monty%20Hall's%20choice%20of,information%20that%20changes%20the%20odds. Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message

113 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 9 - Talking Bayes

Episode 8 - Let's Talk Racism - Two white guys chat with two black guys

EThis episode contains swearing, profanity, blunt talk about racism and laughter. David from Skeptics and Seekers brings Chase along to join Matthew and Andrew for an open and frank discussion on racism. Washington Post Police Shooting Database https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/investigations/police-shootings-database/ Project Implicit — Implicit Bias Testing https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message

132 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 8 - Let's Talk Racism - Two white guys chat with two black guys

Episode 7 - Brenden Weber - The Philosophy Guy

In this episode, Matthew talks with Brenden Weber from The Philosophy Guy podcast about consciousness, thinking, materialsim, panpsychism and more. Did you disagree with any points raised? Did you learn anything? Please send feedback to reasonpress@gmail.com. The book that Brenden mentions during the conversation is: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Against-Reality-Evolution-Truth/dp/0393254690 To find out more about about Breden and to subscribe to The Philosophy Guy visit: https://thephilosophyguy.fireside.fm/ Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message

120 MINJUN 5
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Episode 7 - Brenden Weber - The Philosophy Guy

Episode 6 - What Does It Mean To Think

Andrew is joined by Darren and Doug to discuss dualism, but the conversation rapidly turns to what it means to think at all. What do we know about thought? How does that apply to free will? Can sophisticated software think, and if so, does it make decisions like humans? The answers may surprise you, and the boundaries may not be as clear as you "think". As always send your feedback to Reason Press reasonpress@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message

111 MINAPR 27
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Episode 6 - What Does It Mean To Think

Episode 5 - Lock down special - Teens Talk Exams and COVID19

Andrew and Matthew are sidelined for this special episode where we invite young adults to share their experiences, concerns and hopes in this time of global shut down. Send feedback to reasonpress@gmail.com Our theme music is written by Holly, find more of her music here: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message

98 MINAPR 12
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Episode 5 - Lock down special - Teens Talk Exams and COVID19

Episode 4 - Is Vegan Hard To Swallow?

Andrew and Matthew take a challenge and ask Alex J. O'Connor to come and talk about being Vegan. Alex makes a very strong case for going Vegan and clarifies why it's a lifestyle, not a diet. It was a genuine pleasure having Alex talk with us, he presents his case well and doesn't hold back from challenging existing norms. We cover as much as we can, but we can't cover everything so if you want to hear more from Alex, submit comments and questions to reasonpress@gmail.com and we'll beg him to return. Alex's YouTube channel is Cosmicskeptic: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kIy8fZavEni8Gzl8NLjOQ The video Alex mentions is at Earthling Ed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnQL-brI-9I Our theme music was written for us by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message

112 MINMAR 28
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Episode 4 - Is Vegan Hard To Swallow?

Episode 3 - What is Panpsychism?

In this 3rd episode of Proscenium, Andrew and Matthew invite Dr. Brian Blais and Prof. Philip Goff to discuss Panpsychism. What is it, why should we take it seriously and can we test it? To send feedback email us at reasonpress@gmail.com Buy Philip's book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Galileos-Error-Foundations-Science-Consciousness/dp/1846046017/ref=sr_1_1?adgrpid=77634469403&gclid=Cj0KCQiA7aPyBRChARIsAJfWCgLkkgADn_iSNknjEg_cvafIwV9kjwUeFoFojGJPAfLQMkoVTek9cCIaAsFDEALw_wcB&hvadid=381611807008&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9045659&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=b&hvrand=4363389538117231407&hvtargid=kwd-716842592764&hydadcr=5055_1827803&keywords=galileos+error&qid=1581853245&sr=8-1 Brian's response to Philip's 'black and white Mary' thought experience can be read here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2crwv2jcv0b33hr/Response%20to%20Goff%20on%20Black%20and%20White%20Mary.pdf?dl=0 Our theme music is written by Holly, find more of her music here: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop --- Send in a voice message: https://a...

101 MINFEB 16
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Episode 3 - What is Panpsychism?

Episode 2 - Spotlight on Rev Steve Chalke MBE

REV Steve Chalke MBE is founder of the Oasis Trust. He joins Andrew and Matthew to talk about his life and goals, what motivates him and what it means for him to be a Christian. Steve's compassion comes across very strongly in this conversation. To learn more about Oasis and Steve's latest book, The Lost Message of Paul, visit these links. https://www.oasisuk.org/ , https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07S2X7V1K/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Out theme music is by https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message

119 MINFEB 3
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Episode 2 - Spotlight on Rev Steve Chalke MBE

Episode 1 - Andrew and Matthew Discuss Politics

In this opening episode of Proscenium, recorded soon after the 2019 UK General Election, Andrew and Matthew talk about their political expectations and worries, what does the current political climate mean to them? Do they support Brexit? What are their hopes and concerns for the coming year? Listen to find out. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message

107 MINJAN 23
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Episode 1 - Andrew and Matthew Discuss Politics

Special Podcast Announcement

This episode is a special announcement from Andrew and Matthew on the future of Ask An Atheist Anything and what comes next in our podcasting adventures. Please listen to learn more about Proscenium and what we have planned, search your podcast feed for Proscenium to keep up with what we will be producing in 2020 and beyond. Thank you for subscribing and for listening over the past year, our adventures are not over yet. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message

64 MIN2019 DEC 7
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Special Podcast Announcement
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