2018

#197 – Fun with Mormonism

February 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

The dynamic duo of James and Rebecca Waa, I mean Natalie Newell are back. This time we are talking with Bryce Blankenagel of the Naked Mormonism podcast. Bryce is a former Mor-mo and now researches the history of the church and its influential [...]

Debunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany (Part 3)

February 17, 2018 // 6 Comments

Debunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany (Part 3) As I have previously said, the documentary, ‘Judea Declares War on Germany’, is so tightly crammed with bulls**t that it runs the risk of collapsing in on itself like a neutron star. This became a problem when it came to deciding what I wanted to rebuttal next as I felt compelled to refute every inaccuracy and point out every example of data manipulation. However, if I were to do this, I would be [...]

#013 – F**K you Buck Mulligan – The Science Wars, King Crocoduck

February 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

What is Science? A culmination of the best ways we have so far developed to understand the nature of our universe? Or perhaps is it another imperialist white man social construct which seeks to invalidate cultural knowledge and principles. At one point this question would have been rightly laughed out of any serious place but it seems groups emboldened by limiting speech they disagree with have taken upon themselves to attack science and claim it too is just a social construct. Buck is joined [...]

#196 – Tyranny

February 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Buck read a book, he thought you might like it too! The book is ‘On Tyranny: twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century’ by Timothy Snyder. The book takes a look at 20 things that caused and allowed tyranny in many forms to prosper in the 20th century. It is unabashedly anti Trump but neither pro left or right wing. It is a nice short read that will liekly make it way into class reading lists in the coming years, provided we don’t start burning books. Sic semper [...]

Debunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany – #1

January 28, 2018 // 8 Comments

As unpleasant and potentially dangerous a belief in a conspiracy theory can be they do, for the most part, come from a natural human desire to find an explanation for what appears to be unexplainable. However, there are certain conspiracy theories that come from a much darker place. Where people bend reality to back up and justify their dislike or even hatred towards a certain group of people – and there is no better example of this than those who distort or flat-out deny the facts of the [...]

#195 – Holocaust Denialism

January 28, 2018 // 1 Comment

Yesterday was International Holocaust remembrance day, on the 27th of January 1945 Auschwitz was liberated. Roughly 6 million Jews, 250k mentally disabled, 200k Romani, and close to 10k homosexual men. Despite being highly documented, having 1000s of complimentary personal accounts on both sides, and Nazi admitting it, some people still think the Holocaust was fictional. The nerds watch a video which is banned in parts of the EU. This documentary makes so many blatant mistakes it’s hard [...]

Debunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany (Part 2)

January 25, 2018 // 9 Comments

The Holocaust denialist documentary Judea Declares War on Germany is quite possibly one of the most insidious pieces of media I have ever had the misfortune of coming into contact with. I originally watched it for an episode of The League of Nerds – a weekly podcast I do with fellow nerds, James Gurney and Buck Mulligan, where we like to watch scientifically inaccurate documentaries and then rip them apart. For some time, we have been wanting to cover the subject of Holocaust denialism, [...]

Debunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany (Part 1)

January 23, 2018 // 5 Comments

Introduction To Töben No event of any significance in the world – be it terrorist attack, death of a celebratory, or flu pandemic – takes place without generating a flutter of conspiracy speculations. We all know at least one person who believes the 9/11 attacks was orchestrated by the American government, that the moon landings were faked, or that vaccines cause autism and pharmaceutical companies are trying to hide it. As unpleasant and potentially dangerous a belief in one or [...]

#194 – Conspiracy Conspiracy

January 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/194.mp3 This film was dull and the person who made it is too. Basically calling things conspiracies is a conspiracy to discredit people who believe [...]

#193 – Let’s Engage some Millennials!

January 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/193.mp3 Vance is back… this time he talks to the nerds about his time at Monsanto. The nerds were the first podcast to interview Vance and his position as the director of millennial engagement for Monsanto. Engaging with millennials is a crucial project, terrifyingly millennials are moving into more and more positions of power. That dumb kid in your class who traded his lunch for a pokemon card, yeah he’s now running for your local [...]

Debunking Alex Jones and Wolfgang Halbig’s ludicrous Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theories

January 6, 2018 // 4 Comments

On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza fatally shot his mother before murdering 20 students and six staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, before turning the gun on himself. A number of fringe figures have promoted conspiracy theories that doubt or dispute the events that took place that day – claiming, for example, that the massacre was actually orchestrated by the U.S. Government as part of an elaborate plot to promote stricter gun control laws. The most [...]