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Gem Newman
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Software Developer and Founder of the Winnipeg Skeptics
Software Developer and Founder of the Winnipeg Skeptics

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LUEE Episode 117: Trump
On this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else , Gem, Ashlyn, Laura, Lauren, and Brendan discuss a few of the many myths and conspiracy theories endorsed by Donald Trump, and Brendan points out that a simple fact check isn't enough. Life, the Unive...

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LUEE Episode 116: Risk
On this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else , Ashlyn, Laura, Gem, and Lauren talk about how bad we are at assessing risk. Also on this episode: Do we get more risk averse as we get older? Is margarine going to kill you, or will a hippopotamus ge...

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LUEE Episode 115: Holiday Charity Special
On the Life, the Universe & Everything Else Holiday Special, Brendan Curran-Johnson joins Gem, Laura, Ashlyn, and Lauren to talk about charitable giving, including how an organization qualifies as a charity, how to maximize the good your contributions can d...

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LUEE Episode 114: Ray Comfort's "Atheist Delusion"
On this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else , Ashlyn, Lauren, Gem, and Laura review Ray Comfort's new "documentary" with special guests Ash Burkowski and David Bonwick, and the panel bids farewell to evangelical cartoonist Jack Chick with a game...

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LUEE Episode 114: Ray Comfort's "Atheist Delusion"
On this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else , Ashlyn, Lauren, Gem, and Laura review Ray Comfort's new "documentary" with special guests Ash Burkowski and David Bonwick, and the panel bids farewell to evangelical cartoonist Jack Chick with a game...

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LUEE Episode 113: "Unsealed: Conspiracy Files"
In this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else , we're trying something completely different! Are rich people harvesting organs from clones? Did Hitler fake his own death (six times)? Are CIA remote viewers peering inside your mind? Join Ashlyn and...

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Story Circle: Horror
This is the story of, among other things, the second most horrifying thing that has ever happened to me. It's a fun story, I promise. But first, a preamble. I have spent the last two days in Minneapolis for NerdCon: Stories , which was without a doubt the m...

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LUEE Episode 112: Did Aliens Build the Pyramids?
In this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else , we discuss ancient astronauts and the space-alien pseudohistories of Erich von Däniken, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Raëlians. Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a program promoting secular humanism ...

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LUEE Episode 111: Insect Repellents
In this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else , Ashlyn, Lauren, Laura, and Gem discuss insect repellents, natural and artificial, historical and modern, and ask the question: "Do any of these natural bug sprays actually work?" The answer might sur...

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LUEE Episode 110: Science & Race
In this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else , Gem, Lauren, Ashlyn, and Laura discuss science's rocky history with issues of race and to talk about some racist pseudosciences that continue to masquerade as science today. Life, the Universe & Ever...
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