Why gender? While sex is determined by biology, gender is constructed by culture and differs, as such, from place to place. Why then do we have it in the first place?
Let’s Talk About Intersex, part two. Picking up where the previous podcast left off, this episode discusses the effects of having one too many or one too few sex chromosomes.
Let's Talk About Intersex, part one. This episode explains how the human fetus becomes male or female or, more often than you might think, someone somewhere on the margin between the two.
Let's Talk About the Weather. This episode is posted in tribute to the victims of hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, and all those who are dealing with extreme weather events throughout the US.
The ExMo Files, part two. This episode completes the interview I did with an ex-Mormon friend and his wife. We discuss the political and missionary activities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, as well as the impact that Mitt Romney's faith might have on his performance as President
The ExMo Files, part one: This episode showcases the first half of an interview I did with an ex-Mormon friend of mine and his wife. They define the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as a cult, then go on to explain the origin of the Book of Mormon and a good deal of Mormon theology.
This episode tackles the mistaken notion of "survival of the fittest" and its relationship to Social Darwinism, which eventually winds its way toward Ayn Rand and today's libertarian GOP.
Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection was no surprise to scientists of the day; many of them were men of faith who saw evolution as divine action. It is, however, wildly inaccurate to sum it all up as “survival of the fittest,” despite the fact that so many professionals do.
A look at birth control and abortion. Pro-choice or pro-life, a must-listen for all young women!
In the inaugural episode of the podcast, I explain its purpose and perspective.